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CS:GO August 19 patch notes – quick fix to newly discovered Olofboost, autograph sticker fixes

Published: 20/Aug/2019 1:06 Updated: 20/Aug/2019 1:32

by Alan Bernal


The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive August 19 update will be introducing tweaks to some of the StarLadder 2019 Berlin Major stickers while implementing fixes to problems in Nuke and Overpass.

While pros are gearing up for 2019’s second Major CS:GO event, the devs behind the game are working to make the legendary FPS run as smooth as possible by fixing any and all kinks or bugs that may crop up from time to time.

Meanwhile, there’s been some apparent mix ups with signature stickers for the upcoming Major, but it looks like the developers are making steady progress of fixing the in-game items to better reflect what teams and players sent in.

ValveSeems like the new Overpass boost is out of the game already.

Revamped Olofboost is no more

It seems like the devs were also quick to take out the strange new ‘Olofboost’ that has been making its rounds in the CS:GO community.

The devs “recompiled Overpass” as they added a clipbrush to the back of A site which might prevent players from making use of the exploit that let them get crucial peaks into the B bombsite.

Valve was sure to get any kind of trickery out of the popular map before the Berlin competitions were set to get underway.

Berlin Major autographs cleaned up

The new update will be giving some players updated stickers seeing as older designs might have made their way into the game.

Players like Furia’s Yuri ‘yuurih’ Gomes, Vinicius ‘VINI’ Figueiredo, Kaike ‘KSCERATO’ Cerato, and Rinaldo ‘ableJ’ Moda as well as HellRaisers’ Kirill ‘ANGE1’ Karasiow and Greyhound Gaming Chris ‘dexter’ Nong all got updated stickers.

ValveThe Furia team’s stickers presented in-game after August 19 update.

The changes should now make the stickers properly reflect the signature and designs for their respective 2019 campaigns going into the Major.

Previously, people from orgs like Team Liquid and Greyhound expressed their confusion for the sticker mix up, and it looks like the devs are hearing the calls as they start to fix the problems.

To get the complete picture of what the August 19 update brought to CS:GO, check out the patch notes below.

Release Notes for 8/19/2019

2019.08.19 –

[ BERLIN 2019 ]

– Updated autograph stickers for dexter, VINI, ableJ, KSCERATO, yuurih, ANGE1.


– Updated Linux dedicated servers Steam Client layer to the latest version which significantly improves TCP reconnect timeout in case of upstream connection drop.

[ MISC ]

– Added client-side settings to limit incoming invite sounds: cl_invites_only_mainmenu, cl_invites_only_friends.

[ MAPS ]

– Recompiled Nuke to fix several lighting problems on static props.

– Recompiled Overpass with an additional clipbrush at the back of A site.


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.