GosuGamers welcomes Counter-Strike to the family!

General Radoslav “Nydra” Kolev

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.