CS:GO News Week in Review: February 1st

CS:GO Seth “sshogun” Sawant

Hellraisers win EU Minor

Another excellently produced tournament is now over, with yesterday's conlusion of PGL's European Minor Championships, which saw Hellraisers defeating their Bulgarian rivals E-Frag 2:1 in the grandfinals of the event, securing their spot in the main MLG: Columbus closed qualifers, as well as $30,000.

ESL Pro League finals set for UK

ESL dropped some exciting news for UK CS:GO fans this week, with revealing that their Pro League LAN finals will be taking place in London. The league will be kicking off next month, with twenty-four teams competing for a piece of the $1.5 million dollar prize pool; additionally, ESL is rumored to have secured deals with TV networks in the region to broadcast the event.

Valve bans inventory mods

The CS:GO developers have continued to crack down on what players can do with in-game skins by issuing an official ban on server skin plugins this week. Any servers found using mods to change what weapon, skins or player models look like will now have their hosting rights revoked; read the full article to learn more.

TyLoo removed from Taipei minor

After it was revealed on reddit that TyLoo's Quanqing "qz" Wu had been playing in this week's IEM Taipei minor, ESL kicked the Chinese team from the event due to the player's previous Valve Anti-Cheat ban on an alternate account.

Torqued signed by Echo Fox

With the addition of Sean "seangares" Gares, Torqued's roster caught the attention this week of one of the most money-ladened organizations currently recruiting, Echo Fox, owned by hugely successfuly NBA star Rick Fox, signing the team on Thursday. Read a small snippet of Rick Fox's full statement:

Given my desire to have one of the leading franchises in ELEAGUE, I have spent the past several months putting together the best team possible. The team we signed is led by some of the top players in the game. m0E is a household name in the CS:GO community and has over 500,000 followers on Twitch. sgares led his team to a first-place finish in the IBuyPower Cup last year and was rated as the best in-game leader in North America.


  • Tomasz "TUMULT" Brzycki ,
    Cool graphic. I'd like that with GG logo made into Wallpaper =)
  • Jonas "gime114" Masiulionis ,
    Valve didn't really ban the inventory mods, it was always written in the TOS of CS:GO, but people just don't bother to read it so Valve just pointed it out ;).


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