Our Counter-Strike section is officially live with all the things you love about GosuGamers – news coverage, matchticker, rankings and VOD and replay databases.
For years, our mission at GosuGamers has been to provide the highest quality e-sports content and coverage and we’ve always strived towards having the broadest scope of disciplines covered. Throughout our history, we constantly altered our portfolio to not miss a single beat from the major e-sports titles and there always was fresh, relevant, up-to-date content on hand for our readership.
With the rise of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and with the massive respect the franchise in general boasts, the choice whether or not to include the king of competitive team shooters was easy. Preparations for a dedicated section began and in October 2013 we thought we were ready to launch.
Unfortunately, we were wrong. The construction of the “old” section came amidst too many other things and progress was slow. We also lacked dedicated crew capable of laying the foundations needed for a healthy section and we agreed that postponing the venture until we could set up the quality we wanted was the wise thing to do. The time just wasn’t right.
When this year’s DreamHack Summer was announced with $30,000 for CS:GO on the line, we decided to give the section another go. As we covered the competition in Sweden in text, our crew started filling the database – one of GosuGamers’ most prized features – and in two months they grew it to a respectable size. The matchticker was filled with games and our demo and VOD pages featured hundreds of files. We were ready.
By visiting the dedicated Counter-Strike, you will find all the things we love about GosuGamers. Aside from the text coverage of the scene, on the left you will find the Counter-Strike matchticker, currently loaded with all the Starladder Season 10 matches. Bookmark it and you will know who’s playing who at what time, every hour of every day.
We are also working on establishing a comprehensive ranking system for Counter-Strike teams. Our crew has backlogged most of the big tournaments and we expect that we have the full scope of the competitive scene by the end of August.
Those of you who love reliving the great Counter-Strike matches or have simply missed an event, our VOD and demos pages will come in handy. Currently, more than 765 demos and near 100 VODs have been uploaded, with new ones added constantly.
Help us grow the section!
As with every new section, the Counter-Strike one, too, needs helpful hands to nurture it to even higher levels. All passionate and dedicated Counter-Strike fans willing to contribute to the game they love through writing or doing coverage, while at the same time getting exposure for themselves, can apply at [email protected]. See below for description of the editorial and coverage duties.
It’s truly been too long. Welcome to GosuGamers, Counter-Strike.
What being part of GosuCrew will give you?
Experience and exposure within coverage/journalism in eSports: GosuGamers is a great place to start your writing career and publish your work on a well-read platform
Get to know all the pro players and names you admire
Contacts to player/team managers and eSports organizations: Build your connections with the people in the industry
A chance of helping your local scene grow: If you’re passionate about your local scene, come and write about it!
Work with friendly, open-minded people who also happen to share your love of Counter-Strike (and beer, we love beer)
Additionally, we’re always happy to help our outstanding volunteers in their future career steps. We’ll happily write you a letter of recommendation if your work has really been great and many crew members have used this opportunity to move on and work for other eSports companies or non-eSports media.
What being part of GosuCrew means/requires?
Put down a few hours per week to help out with content/coverage: As all GG.net crewmembers work on voluntary basis, it’s entirely up to them when, how much and with what they want to help. You will be working with your crew leader closely to coordinate some tasks, but most of the time you will set your own tempo.
Take initiative and assign tasks to yourself: In continuation of the previous bullet point, we love people who don’t need to be babysat and ordered around (this is not the point anyway). If you want to write an article about an event – go for it. If you want to help the player rankings by taking care of DreamHack matchticker – it’s all yours.
Use Skype and crew forums to communicate with the crew: our guys are online most of the time, busy not having lives and all…
What kind of people we’re looking for?
Simply put, the Counter-Strike section of GosuGamers is divided into three sub-sections: editorial and coverage. For the basic outline of each position, take a look below. When you’ve decided which position you want to apply for, kindly send an e-mail to [email protected]" rel="noreferrer noopener">[email protected] with subject “GosuGamers Counter-Strike section application”, including in the body:
SECTION YOU’RE APPLYING FOR:
ACTIVE WORK HOURS:
HOW MANY HOURS DO YOU EXPECT TO DEDICATED TO GG.NET WEEKLY:
Editors are responsible for all text-based content on the site, ranging from newsposts about tournaments, transfers, players, events and so forth to unique content, including interviews, tournament previews, columns, player and team profiles, event recaps and so forth. The pen is yours and our blank pages are limitless.
Editors are expected to be able to write prominently in English, though a degree in it or having it as first language is not required. You also don’t need to have extensive background in writing and while experienced scribblers will have no problem fitting in, we also have managerial crew with years of writing behind them who can guide the novice ones.
When applying for editorial, please also kindly provide a piece you’ve written on any topic. We just want to see your command of English, no CVs or portfolios are required.
The coverage crew are the backbone of, well, everything else on the site as they’re responsible for the entire database on GosuGamers Counter-Strike. As a coverage crew you’ll be handling a portion (or all of, if you so desire) of:
- Creating and resulting tournaments to keep the matchticker up to date
- Backlog tournaments to help maintain the team database and rankings
- Update player and team pages
- Add VODs
- Add demos from tournament matches