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The CS:GO World Championships 2015 kick off next week

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If it’s one thing I miss, it’s my glory Counter-Strike days. I used to be amazing – my spray and pray tactics yielded more headshots than a typical episode of The Walking Dead! That time is long gone sadly, as each time I give Valve’s bomb-defuse simulator a go, I end up rage quitting thanks to some pro shooting me through a wall from the other side of the map with a glock while aiming at the ground with their eyes closed. No really, the game takes true skill*, which is why only the best can have a shot at the large prize pool in the upcoming CS:GO World Championships.

The tournament is being hosted by E-Frag and Hitbox. The qualifiers kick off next Monday, the 18th of May, and will see 76 teams from around the world fighting it out over the next few months for a spot in the top 16. Those tops teams will then go on to play in the LAN finals in October.

Here’s what Daniel Leberl, CCO of Hitbox has said about the event (via Gosu Gamers):

“Last year’s European Championships and the upcoming World Championships bring something unique to the CS:GO scene. A true nations based tournament, uniting some of the best players from around the globe. Extraordinary matchups will be a regular occurrence, with lineups you previously only were able to see in fantasy drafts. It goes without saying that we are enormously excited to see all this action live and exclusive on Hitbox.”

It sounds pretty darned good! Here’s a neat infographic filled with all the relevant information you need to know if you’re interested:

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Hey, there’s a South African team there! I think I need to grab Ryan “Snowflake” Boyes for comment at some point to find out what his feelings are about the whole event.

While I’m all for tournaments such as the one above, I wonder how long it will be before Valve come along and host their own tournament. It’s not like they haven’t spoken about it before. Still, hats off to Hitbox and E-Frag for hosting a tournament that brings together teams from all corners of the world. I think it’s going to be spectacular!

*I’m not even being sarcastic. I have massive respect for good CS players because OMG ARE THEY EVEN HUMAN?

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Last Updated: May 14, 2015

56 Comments

  1. Yeah, some of those CSGO videos make me shudder!

    Last time I played competitively was with CS 1.6

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  2. HairyEwok

    May 14, 2015 at 11:41

    Still I wonder how this tourney will be impacted due to the cheating scandal last year. Will the pc’s be screened for any file changes, will there be a clamp down on it or will it be just a chilled don’t give a damn tourney.

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    • hairyknees

      May 14, 2015 at 11:44

      I reckon they will be stricter… or at least, I hope they’ll be 🙂

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      • HairyEwok

        May 14, 2015 at 11:47

        Yeah same here, they saw what a shitty impact it had on the CS:GO scene, and I doubt they’ll want the same escapade happening again. Also we are inhuman, our reaction times are that of raccoon’s on a coffee overdose.

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    • Pariah

      May 14, 2015 at 11:45

      Only the African teams need to be screened. It’s all the damn cheetahs.

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      • hairyknees

        May 14, 2015 at 11:46

        • Pariah

          May 14, 2015 at 11:48

          When’s the review? 😛

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          • hairyknees

            May 14, 2015 at 11:48

            DON’T EVEN GIVE THE LG TEAM ANY IDEAS I WILL FIND YOU AND KILL YOU! xD

          • Lord Chaos

            May 14, 2015 at 11:49

            With what? Cabbage attack?

            *It’s not very effective.

          • HairyEwok

            May 14, 2015 at 11:49

            Give it to those monkey’s running around at the office. They will do a good review XD

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 14, 2015 at 11:51

            WE WANT TO SEE @hairyknees:disqus REVIEW THIS GAME @lazygamers:disqus @OddSockZA:disqus
            https://a.disquscdn.com/get?url=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FDpRLxh8fngM%2Fhqdefault.jpg&key=Q4-p2UP44uLXjYsqhuRyDA&w=800&h=360

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 14, 2015 at 11:53

            I agree!

          • Pariah

            May 14, 2015 at 11:53

            Where’s Admiral? We need to feature this comment.

          • Admiral Chief

            May 14, 2015 at 11:57

            I’m here, what do you need?

          • Pariah

            May 14, 2015 at 11:57

            Support. Read my comment, and then Llew’s. 😀

          • Admiral Chief

            May 14, 2015 at 11:57

            Ahhh, a noble cause

          • Admiral Chief

            May 14, 2015 at 11:59

            Too late. Alea iacta est

  3. Lord Chaos

    May 14, 2015 at 11:46

    That’s a big arse picture.

    Good luck boys

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    • Pariah

      May 14, 2015 at 11:46

      • Hammersteyn

        May 14, 2015 at 11:47

        y u do dis?
        *Picture broke my grammar even further

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      • HairyEwok

        May 14, 2015 at 11:48

        I think i just saw the grand canyon there…. hiding…. waiting to gorge anybody who moves near it.

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      • Lord Chaos

        May 14, 2015 at 11:48

        There’s a special place in Hell for you…

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        • Admiral Chief

          May 14, 2015 at 11:58

          You’d need a giant space tapper to tap DAT aaaaaaaaaaaaaaass

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          • Ranting Raptor

            May 14, 2015 at 11:59

            Geralt would tap that

          • Admiral Chief

            May 14, 2015 at 12:00

            No, not even Geralt would

          • HairyEwok

            May 14, 2015 at 12:00

            If he did he’ll have to use his Witcher skills to peel through the layers.

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 14, 2015 at 12:01

            I think I just threw up in my mouth slightly….

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 14, 2015 at 12:02

            Poor doggie…

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 14, 2015 at 12:02

            Edited. That was slightly funny

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 14, 2015 at 12:03

            Not to the dog…

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 14, 2015 at 12:03

            It gets funnier with time

          • Lord Chaos

            May 14, 2015 at 12:04

            Nope…

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 14, 2015 at 12:05

            Darnit. Why is there always someone who gets a screenshot?

          • Admiral Chief

            May 14, 2015 at 12:09

            Did you dine with Geoff?

          • Lord Chaos

            May 14, 2015 at 12:10

            Winner

          • HairyEwok

            May 14, 2015 at 12:02

            Glad to see I’m not the only one who saw that XD

  4. Ranting Raptor

    May 14, 2015 at 11:50

    CS is still a thing? It was dead to me after 1.6…..

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    • Pariah

      May 14, 2015 at 11:51

      1 + 6 = 7. I’m not surprised you stopped there…

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      • Lord Chaos

        May 14, 2015 at 11:54

        Boom

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        • HairyEwok

          May 14, 2015 at 11:55

          #NOSCOPED #TOOMLGPROFORYOUTOHANDLE

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      • Ranting Raptor

        May 14, 2015 at 11:55

        … but… I… how… but….

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        • Lord Chaos

          May 14, 2015 at 11:56

          the but was already posted by him below…

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          • Ranting Raptor

            May 14, 2015 at 11:56

            GAH!!!! MY EYES!!!!!

        • HairyEwok

          May 14, 2015 at 11:57

          You are so lucky this time…… 16 dots – 10 letters. SO CLOSE!

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          • Pariah

            May 14, 2015 at 11:58

            16 dots. 1 + 6. Does anyone hear an echo?

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 14, 2015 at 11:58

            Oh come on!

  5. Aries

    May 14, 2015 at 12:23

    Just asking, but how does someone get chosen to captain a RSA team that has 162 hrs on a game, he has more time playing Dota 2 than this, like almost 2000 hrs in it

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 14, 2015 at 12:28

      He’s a special Snowflake.

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    • Ranting Raptor

      May 14, 2015 at 12:46

      I’ve spent more time just on my Monk alone in Diablo 3… Heck I’ve spent more time playing FTL than that

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      • Admiral Chief

        May 14, 2015 at 13:01

        My FTL is on 474 hours

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      • Aries

        May 14, 2015 at 13:11

        lol, me2 and I hardly play Diablo3 because of other game commitments

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  6. Juan-Claude Oosthuyse

    May 14, 2015 at 12:25

    Snowflake is an MSSA plant which means SA will not be sending its best players

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    • Aries

      May 14, 2015 at 13:10

      @langslang:disqus is never going to give up and I’m glad

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    • z1n

      May 14, 2015 at 18:15

      What does that even mean? BS after BS after BS.

      That said, maybe I should apply for the Minecraft captain position seeing as I’ve played over 100 hours of Contra.

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  7. impi

    May 16, 2015 at 19:04

  8. Svarupa Singh

    May 19, 2015 at 16:11

    Tournament for amateurs only ? or o.o

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