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CSGO April 23 patch notes: Cache update, new Warmup maps, Vertigo fix

Published: 24/Apr/2020 2:16

by Andrew Amos

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The Counter-Strike battlefield is changing ⁠— well, at least the maps are. Six maps have come under the microscope in CS:GO latest update, including an update to Cache, and two new Warmup maps for Overpass and Nuke in Wingman.

With weapon balance in a seemingly good spot after April 10’s update, Valve has been targeting maps in the recent patches for CS:GO.

April 16’s update shipped optimization changes for nine of the active maps, and April 23’s rendition is following on from that, with changes to another six battlegrounds.

Cache lighting fixes

A number of visibility and lighting fixes have been shipped for Cache, raising suspicions about the map’s possible return to the Active Duty Pool.

The map’s visual update back in October 2019 added a lot of greenery to the map, but made visibility with some of the new Agent skins close to zero. These changes have helped reduce the blending in some areas, especially in mid.

Both of the bombsites, and the main entrances to them, have undergone lighting updates too. This is on top of some fixes to certain textures and elements, and an overall optimization update to the map.

Cache CT Spawn in CS:GO
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Cache will be noticeably less green after the update.

Nuke and Overpass added to Wingman Warmup

Nuke and Overpass join Train and Vertigo as the next two maps to receive 1v1 arenas in CS:GO. The Wingman Warmup zones have proven to be a hit with players, and Valve is looking to roll them out across Wingman, and possibly other modes too.

There was also a small clipping fix for Overpass pushed through in the update, so you won’t have to worry about getting stuck on the dumpster at A site.

Vertigo received a couple of small map fixes, including squashing visual bugs and removing some gaps in textures.

Vertigo B Site in CS:GO
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Vertigo received some minor bug fixes after last patch’s major update.

Anubis and Chlorine were also touched up in the latest patch, although it’s nothing game-changing. Chlorine will now use different default CT models, while Anubis has had its radar updated after last patch’s changes.

You can find the full CS:GO April 23 patch notes below.

CS:GO April 23 patch notes

Maps

Chlorine

  • Changed default CT faction to FBI.

Anubis

  • Latest version of radar.

Cache

  • Improved visibility map-wide.
  • Brightened hiding spot near sandbags.
  • Brightened A Main.
  • Brightened B Main.
  • Brightened target placed in corner under B Heaven.
  • Reduced visual noise.
  • Reduced foliage clutter.
  • Speculative fix to ragdolls floating on the A Bombsite.
  • Optimizations.
  • Adjusted HDR settings.

Overpass

  • Added 1v1 mode to warmup when playing Wingman.
  • Fixed clipping on dumpster at A site.

Nuke

  • Added 1v1 mode to warmup when playing Wingman.
  • Radar now uses new graphical style.

Vertigo

  • Fixed gap under box on B site.
  • Added ramp-clipping to side of box.
  • Fixed some minor graphical bugs.
Esports

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

Published: 29/Oct/2020 9:22

by Alan Bernal

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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.

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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.

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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.