CS:GO Operation Shattered Web
A new feature of CS:GO has been revealed today - Operation Shattered Web will allow you to earn the ability to use any of the CT or T player models on any map, rather than being forced to use the default ones on each map. You can also earn new weapon skins, knives, graffiti and other pointless stuff. Needless to say, you have to pay for it. You can achieve the rewards without paying, but won't be able to actually use them until you have.
The announcement is here on Steam
and full details with some pretty graphics are on the Shattered Web
IEM Chicago 2019 Final
The final of the Intel Extreme Masters Chicago 2019 starts tonight at 8pm UK time. Team Liquid will play ENCE in a best of five match. Keep up with all the action on Twitch
Update: Team Liquid won the final 3-0, with both teams having come through the earlier rounds unbeaten. Watch it via the Twitch archive
IEM Chicago 2019 Finals
The group stages, semi finals and final of the Intel Extreme Masters Chicago 2019 take place later this week. The schedule can be seen on the ESL site
and as usual, full live coverage will be available via Twitch
IEM Chicago 2019 Qualifiers
The closed qualifying rounds for the Intel Extreme Masters event in Chicago next month are currently under way. Catch the action on the ESL Twitch channel
IEM Sydney 2019 Result
Following a tense decider in the best-of-five final, Team Liquid took the title against a superb Fnatic team. If you didn't manage to catch it live, there will be reruns on the ESL Twitch feed
IEM Sydney 2019 Final
Pre-tournament favourites TeamLiquid overcame mibr in the first semi-final, and Fnatic continued their superb run with another hard fought win over NRG.
A Liquid Fnatic final tomorrow morning will be difficult to call. On paper it should go the way of Liquid, but with Fnatic in the form they are in, who can say?!
IEM Sydney 2019 Semis
The semi finals of IEM Sydney 2019 will take place early tomorrow morning. TeamLiquid are taking on mibr, whilst NRG are up against Fnatic after their epic 115 round quarter final against NIP earlier today.
Tune into the ESL Twitch feed
to watch what promises to be two great matches.
IEM Sydney 2019
The next IEM major of the year is at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, over the weekend 3rd to 5th May.
View the schedule on the IEM site
, and then follow events via the ESL Twitch feed
Here are a couple of interesting interviews with the original creator of the Counter-Strike mod for Half-Life, Minh Le. He talks about teamplay, what makes a good esports game, and the current popularity of battle royale games.
IEM Katowice Final
The Champions Stage final takes place at 18:00 today, between Astralis and ENCE, the surprise winners over Na'Vi. Follow the action on the ESL CSGO Twitch channel