When is updated Cache coming to CS:GO matchmaking? - Dexerto

When is updated Cache coming to CS:GO matchmaking?

Published: 15/Sep/2019 17:51 Updated: 15/Sep/2019 18:27

by Scott Robertson


Cache, a favorite in the CSGO competitive map pool, is currently being remade, and we now have a rough estimate of when the reworked map is going to be released to the public.

On March 29, Cache was removed from the active duty competitive map pool of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and replaced with Vertigo.

Like many maps before it, Cache was removed so that the original creator could begin the process of re-working it. Earlier this month, it was announced that the reworked Cache was finished would get a spectacular debut, during the showmatch at the upcoming ESL One New York event at the end of September.

While fans won’t have the opportunity to play the remade Cache the same day as the tournament, the mapmaker Shawn ‘FMPONE’ Snelling revealed on Twitter that players will be able to get their hands on it very shortly after New York.

“We will process feedback from the event first before public release. Release date will be shortly after New York.” he said.

Wisely, it appears that FMPONE is waiting for community feedback from fans and pro players before releasing the reworked map. We can estimate that the new Cache will be released to the public in early October.

Cache is the most well-known and played map that FMPONE has created. He’s also contributed to the creation of Season, Santorini, Gwalior, Subzero, and Museum.

Cache isn’t the only map to be removed from the active duty map pool only to return after a rework. Train was reworked and reintroduced in December 2014, and returned to active duty in March 2015. 

Nuke was removed when Train came back, and after some major changes, Nuke returned in February 2016. A year later, Dust II was removed from active duty and came back revamped in October 2017.

ValveVertigo was added to the active pool after Cache was removed.

Following the upcoming Cache rework, Mirage and Overpass will be the only active duty maps that haven’t received a major rework. 

FMPONE revealed a teaser image of the reworked Cache earlier in September, showcasing a colorful graffiti mural next to a tree. This could potentially be the remade tree room that’s on the CT side entrance to the B bomb site.


FACEIT offer $55k pot for collegiate Valorant, CSGO & League of Legends

Published: 29/Oct/2020 9:22

by Alan Bernal


Esports platform FACEIT is putting together a host of leagues for collegiate North American teams to vie for a $55,000 pot across League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Valorant circuits.

The deadline for college players to sign up will be November 1, after which the TO will move ahead with a two-division system for CSGO & Valorant as well as regional qualifiers for League of Legends.

For the two tactical shooters, FACEIT will have a “Premier league, for top-tier competition, and Contenders league, for more casual competition.”

College players should note that the Premier and Contenders league will have a registration fee of $125 per team and $75 per team, respectively.

FACEIT will give aspiring esports players a chance to compete for cash in Valorant, LoL, and CSGO.

CSGO & Valorant leagues

From the $55,000 pot, CSGO will get a $30,000 prize pool, $5,000 of which will supply the Contenders league winnings. Meanwhile, FACEIT is putting $10,000 up for grabs in Valorant.

Both Premier and Contenders will have a 10-week Swiss format regular season that will lead into a single elimination playoff in Spring 2021.

Matches start on November 5-10 with the regular season’s 10th match scheduled for February 18-23, so student teams will have months to plan, prepare, and play out the full season.

The playoffs are planned to take place in March through April in the new year, with the Championship following after.

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FACEIT will hold collegiate varsity events for Valorant and CSGO.

League of Legends

FACEIT will produce a three-phase LoL circuit that will eventually decide which team claims the biggest take of the $15,000 prize pool.

State-wide qualifiers, consisting of 16 teams each, are going to take place in the US and Canada. These will decide which teams make it into the Regional Stage. The top four teams that make it out of the Regionals will go on to the Finals for the biggest share of the $15,000 pot.

The breakdown of target dates for FACEIT’s state-wide LoL events.

Every state qualifying tournament will require a $100 registration fee, 50% of which goes to the prize pool. FACEIT gave this example: “if the California tournament has 10 teams, there will be a $500 prize for that.”

To get more information on the collegiate leagues, head over to FACEIT’s hub to register your team.