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Once again we are back with an update on recent developments in the Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Overwatch scenes. Let’s jump straight into the most recent News!
The FPS shooter, Overwatch has stirred up quite a big storm in the world of eSports. By the looks of things, the storm isn’t coming to an end anytime soon. In a developer update video posted on YouTube today, Jeff Kaplan, who happens to the director of the game, has revealed that in addition to new heroes, new gameplay modes and new maps will also be coming soon. It looks like in a few hours, Halloween-themed loot boxes will go on sale for Overwatch players. According to a latest leak, as part of the big Overwatch Halloween update, Sombra could very well be coming to the game.
The update will include a ton of loot boxes and a new Brawl. The leak suggests that the players might need to “Protect the castle doors from the Zomnics and Dr. Junkenstein’s evil allies” in the event. The Reddit pages of Overwatch hint that the updates will be likely to include over 80+ new items attributed to the addition of new player icons, new skins, and voice lines, highlight intros, victory poses, and emotes. A new hero is very well on its way to the game as well. Kaplan states, “One Hero is very far along. It’s coming together really well; we’re play-testing it internally across the entire company.”
For Overwatch developer Blizzard, the month of October looks very busy. With all the hero balances and the addition of the Halloween event, Overwatch World is ready to kick off on October 29, during Blizzcon. Sixteen teams from around the world will face off against each other for the ultimate prize.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, one of the top FPS games, is also in the hurricane of drama. The Inferno map, which dates back to the days of Counter strike 1.6, is receiving a makeover and will soon to be ready for competitive professional play. Inferno will be ready to take the world by storm in the Beta Branch of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and is very much under high analysis by the community. The most prominent changes include no more dark room in Apartments, a widened chokepoint at Banana, better visibility on Bombsite A, and better lighting overall.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive welcomes the return of Graffiti and Sprays. The shooters feature their performance in the most recent update. However, since there is no such thing as free lunch, the sprays come at a price. You can use a spray for a maximum of 50 times, and once you consume them, you can use real money to buy more or get them in a loot box.
Valve is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. The Washington State Gambling Commission has ordered the developer of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to stop the transfer of CS:GO virtual items through their retail Steam outlet for gambling purposes. Valve has until the 14th October to “explain how it is in full compliance with Washington’s gambling laws or it will risk having the Gambling Commission take additional civil or criminal action.” by the state body, which regulates gambling in Valve’s home state.
TVNZ (New Zealand) is the host of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s eLeague, which will be featured on the Duke Channel and is all set to start in October. The competition will take place from October 21st to December 3rd. With all the action from 24 registered teams, starting from group stages to the grand finals, the tournament will make an appearance on television. The winner will get a $1.1 million prize. With the tournaments coming, teams will be looking to strengthen their rosters. Team EnVyUs has signed the French CS:GO player, Christophe “SIXER” Xia, but according to some analysts, this is merely a temporary placement on the team.
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