Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: What did Valve bring gamers at the beginning of fall 2021?
The beginning of the fall season coincided not only with the arrival of cold weather, but also with the release of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive computer game updates, which were presented by the Valve company. They will allow players to improve their skills and defense even during the hottest fights.
Riptide: New operation for advanced combat
Of particular note is the new operation "Raptide". Players now have the opportunity to wrestle with opponents on several modified maps - one of the updated polygon is Dust2, which has long been popular with newcomers and experienced gamers.
Thanks to the efforts of the developers of the famous arena Dust2 no longer has a firing position on the point of emergence. Because of this, players are deprived of the opportunity to immediately begin the attack the opponent and shoot the gate in the center, complicating the lives of opponents./p>
At the same time, Valve added to the shooter a feature that allows you at any time to throw the right amount of grenades and share them with teammates. In addition, players have at their disposal appeared police shield, with which you can cover not only themselves but also their colleagues - it is available for special forces, acting in battles on maps where the task is to free the hostages.
In the new CS:GO operation Riptide; changes have affected not only the functionality, but also the duration of battles. Players can now take part in short competitive 5x5 matches in which the battle lasts up to 9 victories - usually taking about 25 minutes. Riptide has allowed Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to be at number one in the Steam chart, ahead of Deathloop, New World, Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator and other equally popular PC games.
PGL Major Stockholm 2021 is the most anticipated event among professional gamers
Dozens of Counter-Strike tournaments were held in the last months of 2021, and there will be many more before the end of the year. Each of them has had a pretty big budget, but the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 is what gamers from all over the world are waiting for the most. This tournament will be held in Stockholm from October 23 to November 7.
This event not only promises to be one of the biggest, but also remember the huge prize pool. According to the organizers, for two weeks the participants will compete for the award of $2 000 000 - the sum is many times greater than the prize pool of the other e-sports championships. The PGL Major Stockholm 2021 will feature 24 TVA's.
In addition, a great interest for professional players in CS:GO and some other tournaments, which will be held until the end of 2021:
- BLAST Premier Fall Showdown 2021 with a prize pool of $162,500 - to be held October 12-17 in Europe;
- DreamHack Open Atlanta 2021 with a $100,000 prize pool - to be held Nov. 12-14 in North America;
- DreamHack Open Winter 2021, with top prizes of $100,000, will be held in Sweden, November 26-28;
- Blast Premier Fall Final 2021, where you can win $425,000 - this tournament will be held from November 23 to 28 in Copenhagen;
- Intel Extreme Masters 2021 with a prize of $250,000 - to be held in Asia from December 2-12;
- Blast Premier Global Final 2021 with a prize pool of $1,000,000 - the year's final tournament, which will be held in Europe from December 14 to 19, and will be a real Christmas gift for gamers.
Valve company practically does not share what their plans are for the further development and promotion of Counter-Strike. But every fan knows, that already next year there will be updates - exactly the tradition, that the developer set. And we're all looking forward to new skins and technical improvements!