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CS:GO: FMPONE shares new update on Cache rework

Published: 25/Jun/2019 9:03

by Connor Bennett


The creator of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s Cache map, FMPONE, has shared another update on their rework and it appears that significant progress has been made. 

Competitive CS:GO received a major shake-up on March 29, when long-standing Active Duty map Cache was removed from the pool and replaced by Vertigo. It may have been a long time coming for the previous version of Cache, considering its use in competitive play had seen quite the decline.

Even at that point, a brand new look was already in the works. The Cache rework has been hinted at by its creator FMPONE for quite some time, with their update on May 21 showing that some sweeping changes still needed to be made, and finally a new look from June 24 shows things are nearing completion.

ValveCache had been a long-standing favorite of the CS:GO map pool.

According to the new update from FMPONE, it doesn’t look like there is too much left to be reworked. Since the last progress photo, key parts of the map like A Main, Squeaky door, and T Spawn have received a makeover. 

However, there are still some changes to be made to the other side. Aside from all the positive updates around the A site, the map creator has still yet to finish off the changes to Heaven, Sun Room, and B Halls. Considering these are vital parts of the B bombsite, it may take sometime before they are finished. 

There isn’t much work left to be done on the Cache update.

When will the new Cache be released?

Now, as FMPONE only shares updates with ticks and not new photos of the map, it remains to be seen as to what changes have been made and how they will impact matches. 

In previous updates to the game, maps like Inferno and Mirage have been reworked quite a bit to allow for things like new grenade spots, as well as better takes and holds on bombsites. 

Despite not having a confirmed time frame on when fans and pro players can expect to jump back into the map, it’s likely that they will have to wait until the end of this current Major cycle, which wraps up on September 8, before Valve changes the map pool again.


Real Madrid footballer Casemiro launches esports team CaseEsports

Published: 29/Oct/2020 21:32 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 21:39

by Adam Fitch


Real Madrid and Brazil football star Casemiro has announced the launch of his own esports team, CaseEsports.

The defensive midfielder’s team will initially compete in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, debuting in the qualifier for DreamHack Masters Winter on November 3.

The decision to start a team, according to the org’s official website, was birthed from Casemiro’s “enthusiasm, desire to enjoy and passion for this game” – speaking specifically of Counter-Strike.

The organisation will provide a team of sports professionals to enhance the performance of their players. They plan to “lead the European esports scene” through “effort, perseverance and teamwork.”

CaseEsports land1n
CaseEsports will be hoping for land1n to make an instant impact.

The all-Brazilian roster that has been assembled includes former paiN Gaming and Tempo Storm players Denis “⁠dzt⁠” Fischer and Paulo “⁠land1n⁠” Felipe, former FURIA Academy duo Yan “⁠yepz⁠” Pedretti and Vinicius “⁠n1ssim⁠” Pereira, and former Imperial player Felipe “⁠delboNi⁠” Delboni.

CaseEsports has already secured the support of multiple sponsors, including peripherals brand HyperX, glasses retailer Hawkers, gaming chair brand Drift, and “fashion soccer” line BŮH.

“This team was created out of a hobby of mine that I really enjoy,” said Casemiro, according to HLTV. “I wanted to take it to a professional level, and just like in my career, I want them to be the best. I know that creating a new team and winning titles will take time and require a lot of work, but I hope that the players and the fans will really enjoy this project.”

Athletes starting their own esports teams is not a new trend by any means.

In the last few months alone, David Beckham launched Guild Esports, Manchester City star Sergio Aguero founded KRU Esports, and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster started Team Diverge.