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CS:GO ‘Championship belt’ is held by a very surprising team

Published: 9/Jun/2019 12:21 Updated: 9/Jun/2019 13:15

by Daniel Cleary


If CS:GO was to have champions in similar style to Boxing and MMA, one of the most unlikely teams competing at professional level would still be in possession of the ‘lineal championship belt.’

The current CS:GO team rankings are comprised of all tournament results across a variety of international competitions, which only recently saw Team Liquid move into first place, partly due to Astralis’ lack of events attended.

Although if the CS:GO community was to hold a lineal championship, where only one on one matches were counted for the belt to be transferred over rather than tournament wins, many fans would be surprised to find out that the current world champions would be Ghost Gaming.

DreamhackGhost Gaming are currently ranked 20th in the CS:GO world team rankings.

In a Reddit post by “develo”, a particular set of guidelines were followed to determine who the current lineal champions would be, such as if a team disbands or does not attend a LAN within 6 months the lineal championship belt would be transferred back to the previous owner.

The list of lineal champions saw the ‘belt’ change hands 175 times since it’s start with NiP’s legendary 87-0 run, with the most recent transfer which saw current lineal champions, Ghost Gaming defeating ENCE 16-14 in a close match at CS_summit 4.

The Ghost Gaming line-up consists of some North American stars such as steel and freakazoid and fans of the organization took advantage of the opportunity to claim this as period as the “Ghost Era,” meanwhile other CS:GO fans viewed the lineal championship in a more realistic manner, calling it “ridiculous and meaningless.”


Ghost Gaming is currently ranked at around the #20 spot in the current world rankings, which is why this result may come as a shock to many CS:GO fans, who would expect one of the top teams such as Team Liquid or Astralis to be holding the crown.

The result was primarily due to the unusual “Round Robin” format for CS:GO, which was in place during the CS summit, as with most cases the team who wins the tournament are usually the ones the claim the “lineal championship.”

Ghost Gaming have no LAN’s scheduled in the near future, which means they might hold onto this title for quite a while.


How to view your CSGO stats in-game with new tracking feature

Published: 4/Dec/2020 6:47

by Andrew Amos


The Operation Broken Fang update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has introduced a new way for players to track their stats in-game. Here’s how you can use it to improve your play.

Trying to find your in-game stats for CS:GO has been difficult in the past, to say the least. Players have had to rely on third-party sites, which can be either unsecure or inaccurate, or both at the same time.

However, Valve has finally listened to the community’s pleas. They have shipped a new, in-game stat tracking feature, that players can start using from Day 1 of the new Operation Broken Fang update.

While it doesn’t retroactively track players’ stats, it’s a new starting point for CS:GO.

What stats does the CS:GO in-game tracker follow?

The new CS:GO in-game stat tracker will track almost everything a player could want. It’ll count your matches played, your ADR, KD ratios, and more. Not only that, but it’ll break it down by map and gun too.

That’s not the only thing the in-game stat tracker can do. It also has a heat map for where you commonly find kills, deaths, and where you hold angles. It also breaks down where you hit players, so you can figure out what you need to do to fix your aim.

It is the one stop shop for all you need to know about your CS:GO game, and where you need to improve. Getting picked off at one position all the time? You can see it on the heatmap and change things up. Not sure if you’re better with the P2000 or the USP? You can find that out.

CSGO in-game stat tracker
The CS:GO in-game stat tracker is a handy new tool.

How to view your CS:GO stats in-game

It’s super easy to check your CS:GO stats in-game. You can basically do it from the main menu. Here’s where you can find it.

  1. Open up CS:GO and go to your dashboard (main menu).
  2. Click on Operation Stats near the bottom of the dashboard.
  3. Select the parameters you want to track.
    1. All 5v5, All Wingman, etc.
    2. Past 14 days, Past 30 days, Past 90 days, All time
  4. Analyze your stats.

The stats are currently limited to Operation Broken Fang, but it’s likely the feature will stick around after the event wraps up.

It’s a huge upgrade for CS:GO players who are looking to improve their game. Now, you can definitively know if your teammates are holding you back or not.