Counter-Strike has shocked the world by adding a surprise Halo sticker collection to anyone who buys The Master Chief Collection on Steam.
CS: GO revealed the collaboration in a Twitter post on November 26. The collection includes multiple Master Chief helmet stickers and a Spartan logo.
Hilariously, one of the Master Chief helmet stickers is referred to as “Mister Chief” and features a cartoonish caricature of the Microsoft icon.
“Today, we’re excited to ship the @Halo Sticker Capsule in CS:GO!” they said on Twitter. “As a bonus, users who purchase and play The Master Chief Collection on Steam will receive an exclusive Halo Music Kit in CS:GO.”
Today we're excited to ship the @Halo Sticker Capsule in CS:GO! As an added bonus, users who purchase and play The Master Chief Collection on Steam will receive an exclusive Halo Music Kit in CS:GO. pic.twitter.com/s41vyGqMhq
In a reply, the Twitter account posted a sample of the classic rocking Halo theme in-game, and it shockingly fits the tone of Counter-Strike quite well. While it’s unlikely to be used in tournament play, it will surely be a mainstay of streamers and more casual observers of matches.
According to the November 26 CSGO patch notes, “Owners of The Master Chief Collection on Steam, after they accrue sufficient playtime in the game, will also receive The Master Chief Collection Music Kit.”
Unfortunately, the notes do not state exactly how long players will need to play to unlock the music kit.
The Master Chief Collection is Halo’s debut on Steam and will be released on December 3. In total, the collection will come jam-packed with seven games in the franchise.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
Halo 2: Anniversary
Halo 3: ODST
The collaboration is undoubtedly one of the wildest in recent memory. Still, given the competitive ties between the two franchises, it’s bound to make a lot of gamers delighted to be able to listen to the iconic Halo theme while taking names in CS:GO.
Organizers have revealed the new schedule for Flashpoint Season 2, which will see teams competing for the largest CSGO prize pool of 2020 at $1 million.
The competition has been held completely online since March, due to the ongoing concern surrounding the global health situation, and that will continue for Season 2 as well.
This tournament venture between B Site Inc. and FACEIT kicks off its second season on November 10, 2020, with participating teams and the schedule released in the days leading up to the start.
So, let’s take a look at which teams are playing when, and how you can catch all the action.
Opening matches for Flashpoint Season 2.
The matches will all be streamed on FLASHPOINT’s Twitch channel, and with no in-person attendance and all games being held completely remotely, this will be the only way to watch the matches.
Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields, who is participating in the leadership of FLASHPOINT’s creative direction, has predicted Group C will definitely be the one to watch, with OG (who are favored by many to win it all) and potential dark horses Cloud9 battling it out, along with Virtus.Pro in the mix as well, who finally seem to be getting in the swing of online play.
In Group B, BIG emerges as a clear favorite, but Thorin added “there will be heavy competition for the second-best team.” Finally, all eyes in Group A will be focused on taking down MAD Lions, who came out on top in first place following Flashpoint Season 1.
How Flashpoints Season 2 will work, from Group stages all the way to the Grand Final.
Flashpoint Season 2 format & schedule
FLASHPOINT Season 2 will start off with a Group Stage where 12 teams will compete in three different Groups. The top two teams in each group will automatically qualify for the Playoffs.