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Anders and Moses Raise Concern Over New Defuse Sound Ahead of CS:GO Major

Published: 29/Aug/2018 20:48 Updated: 29/Aug/2018 21:05

by Virginia Glaze


CS:GO commentators Anders and Moses expressed concern over the game’s new defuse sound effect during the 2018 Dreamhack Masters event.

Stockholm’s Dreamhack Masters event, home to CS:GO’s CORSAIR tournament, spans from August 29th – September 3rd.

During a match between team FaZe and team Heroic on the first day of Masters, commentators Anders and Moses noted Counter-Strike’s new bomb-defuse sound.

The new sound effect is a far cry from its previous iterations. Instead of a short series of beeps or a muffled voice announcing the diffusion, the effect is now a mixture of cheers, party poppers, and applause in celebration of a successful mission.

Team FaZe successfully defused team Heroic’s bomb, resulting in the sound effect and causing a raucous reaction from the Twitch chat. CS:GO commentators Anders and Moses weren’t too pleased with the change.

“I keep forgetting that’s going to happen.”

“What happens if we’re at the Major and it’s the most epic 1 vs 4 ever, and that little party sound goes off?”

The commentators felt as though the sound would take away from the Major’s seriousness, stating that the effect could be an issue.

“Yeah, can we disable it for the Major? That’s actually… that might be a problem.”

The effect could likewise act as a taunt against an opposing team, or even prove a major distraction during clutch moments.

The CORSAIR Major spans from September 1st – 2nd: with the major close at hand, the new sound’s effects are still yet to be seen on its competitors.


Report: Valve cancel upcoming 2021 CSGO Major

Published: 5/Dec/2020 11:20

by Calum Patterson


CS:GO publishers Valve have scrapped plans for the game’s next Major tournament, which was set for May 2021, according to an email sent out to organizers.

According to a report from HLTV, the Major that was due to take place May 10-23 will no longer go ahead, presumably due to the global health crisis and travel restrictions, with Valve expecting impacts to still be felt in six months.

This was also why the previous Major, ESL One Rio 2020, which was meant to have taken place in September, was canceled. In the announcement from ESL, they stated “While Valve is currently not able to say when and how Majors will return, as soon as they do we’ll work to bring the Major to Rio.”

In the email to organizers, Valve explained their plans in more detail, including confirming a Major to be held in Europe later in 2021 has been agreed with a partner and venue.

Rio Major logo
The ESL One Rio major was canceled in 2020.

CSGO Major in 2021

“We are still disentangling our prior commitments,” Valve said, “and currently have both a partner and an EU venue designated for a Major later in 2021.

“Assuming it makes sense to proceed, the event will take place October 25-November 7 with a potential play-in event October 23-24.”

The last Major was StarLadder Berlin, which concluded with Astralis’ victory in September 2019. That means that it could be a full two years since the previous Major before we see another. With plans for it to take place in Europe, it means that all of the last four Majors will have been held in the continent.

In the email sent to tournament organizers and obtained by HLTV, Valve added that it “doesn’t have any new information about the Regional Major Ranking (RMR)” system, but welcomed feedback from the recipients.

At least in the meantime, while there are no Majors, CS:GO just launched it’s new Operation, Broken Fang, after much anticipation, adding a wealth of new content and features.