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Bizarre CSGO bug is turning certain players literally invisible

Published: 23/Jan/2020 23:17

by Alan Bernal

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A strange Counter-Strike: Global Offensive glitch takes the issue of camouflage skins to another level with character models appearing to be completely invisible for some players.

The launch of Valve’s latest operation for the game, Shattered Web, brought custom skins known as Agents for players to acquire and use for their games. While the new additions were generally positive, their integration has been less than ideal.

There have been instances in the past where these skins appear nearly invisible to the other team, with some people suggesting that the skins are bad for the game since they give unintentional advantages to players using them.

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There’s a CT model directly in front of the player on CT ramp.

But now the skins went from practically camouflaged to literally invisible as seen in a clip uploaded by Reddit user ‘TinTin_cs’ that saw them take enemy fire from an unseen source.

As the T-side in a casual game, TinTin was pushing through a smoke on Cat. After taking out a CT holding the site, the player took a peek into CT ramp.

Moments later the player was getting shot at from the same spot they were already looking at. After dying, the replay showed that there was a CT there for more than a few frames.

New Camouflage Skins Be Like from GlobalOffensive

TinTin later showed that the player was actually using one of the new custom character models introduced in the Shattered Web update.

They also pointed out that a T-side teammate was actually shooting back at the player, so it seems like the CT was only invisible to them. While the event seemed to be isolated, more people started to report their encounters with the glitch.

“I saw something like this happen to me in an mm game,” user ‘Wuped’ said. “He was also using a custom model I saw him for a second then he just disappeared completely, killed me, then he reappeared but with default model.”

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TinTin_cs captured an image of the skin the player was using.

It’s unknown what is exactly causing the skins to go invisible, but the incidents have been reported by more people.

There have been a few complaints about the visibility for some of the new skins, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see Valve address the issues sooner than later.

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Guild Esports announces Valorant roster of former CSGO pros

Published: 21/Oct/2020 11:59

by Daniel Cleary

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David Beckham’s Guild Esports has announced their entry into Valorant after confirming the signing of top European roster “Bonk,” which features former professional CS:GO players like draken, Yacine, and more.

After recently declaring a mysterious £3.6 million sponsorship deal, Guild Esports has announced their entry into the Valorant competitive scene on October 21, revealing the signing of a new European roster.

The London-based esports organization, backed by football star David Beckham, confirmed the signing of top-ranked Swedish roster “Bonk” as their first official Valorant line-up.

In their announcement, Guild said that the team was chosen following a “rigorous selection process” and revealed the “sought-after players”, which included some Valorant pros who first made a name for themselves in the Counter-Strike scene.

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Guild Esports has already fielded teams in Rocket League and FIFA.

“Joining the Valorant community is a perfect step for Guild and we are delighted to expand into the new exciting and emerging esports space.” Carleton Curtis, Executive Chairman at Guild Esports, added, “Valorant is destined to become a major esport with global reach and deep fan bases, and it benefits from the prestige of being developed by best-in-class publisher Riot Games.”

The new lineup features players such as former Fnatic and NiP star William ‘draken’ Sundin, who was joined by fellow CS:GO pros, Yacine ‘Yacine’ Laghmari, and Filip ‘Goffe’ Gauffin.

The CS:GO players were joined by two-time Paladins world champ, Malkolm ‘bonkar’ Rench, and 16-year-old talent Leo ‘Ziz’ Janneson, to round out the Guild Esports’ inaugural Valorant roster.

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Guild Esports will be looking to compete at Riot’s upcoming First Strike regional tournament.

“Guild is an organisation with big ambition that is on a path to achieve great things and I’m proud to be a part of that. I’ve always been an ambitious player and want to create a legacy that will last,” Yacine revealed in the announcement,” Our team has already proved itself at a top-level and now the goal is to become world champions.”

As they have been competing together prior to signing with Guild, the Swedish team has already proven that they are capable of success in the European circuit, with top two placements in the recent Ignition series and Mandatory Cup tournaments, only falling to G2 Esports in both events.

Now under the Guild Esports brand, this lineup will likely be gearing up for the first official tournament organized by Riot Games, First Strike, with the European qualifiers kicking off on November 9. You can see the full Guild Esports Valorant team below.

Guild Esports’ Valorant roster

  • William ‘draken’ Sundin
  • Yacine ‘Yacine’ Laghmari
  • Filip ‘Goffe’ Gauffin
  • Malkolm ‘bonkar’ Rench
  • Leo ‘Ziz’ Janneson