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CSGO pros s1mple, dennis and more slam ESEA over alleged hackers

Published: 10/Sep/2019 18:27 Updated: 10/Sep/2019 19:02

by Alan Bernal


A wave of backlash by CSGO pro players Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev, Dennis ‘dennis’ Edman, and more is targeting competitive matchmaking platform ESEA for not banning alleged hackers.

ESEA has long been a popular fixture among the pro community to avoid the various hackers in regular CSGO matchmaking by loading up into their secure servers. One of the company’s slogans is “Hate Cheaters? CSGO Where the Pros Play.”

But that doesn’t seem to completely be the case for some prominent members of the community, as recordings of a player allegedly in the process of buying CSGO hacks is so far going unaddressed by ESEA.

via GadgetGangHacks in CSGO hinder the game for many, which is why platforms like ESEA and FACEIT are used for better games.

In a September 10 tweet, dennis put the spotlight on pro player Kristian ‘akEz’ Kornbakk’s grievance against Alex ‘holmyz’ who could allegedly be heard buying cheats for the game.

“Actual recording of our finalist opponents buying cheats,” akEz said. “This is a recording of holmyz buying cheats from a provider.”

The player linked to a deeper analysis at holmyz’s reported ties to hacking for “competent anti-cheating aficionados” to take a look at the case. The thread is two months old, at the time of writing.

Dennis brought back the accusations while calling ESEA’s attention to it since his team GamerLegion were on a collision course against some of them: “We play some of these guys today, perhaps you should look into this? Shouldn’t be allowed to play in the first place.”

S1mple even hit out at the anti-cheat platform for their approach to banning hackers.

“It’s funny when platforms like ESEA can’t ban cheaters immediately until they write about the players themselves,” s1mple said. “They don’t even think about ordinary players/teams who want to show their potential, but they can’t, because cheaters sometimes linger on platforms for months.”

CSGO has long been a target for recurrent hackers of all forms, even before the Global Offensive iteration of the game was released.

ESEA and FACEIT have been trusted platforms for competitive CSGO matches as Valve continue their waves of VAC bans. In December 2018, Valve reported over 500,000 VAC bans on Steam accounts, most of them associated with CSGO.

It will be interesting to see how ESEA responds with the renewed backlash revolving around hackers using their platforms as more pro players voice their concerns.


How to complete CSGO Operation Broken Fang Week 1 missions

Published: 4/Dec/2020 1:33

by Andrew Amos


Operation Broken Fang is here, and that means heaps of new CS:GO content. If you want to make the most out of it though, and try and get that Diamond coin, you’ll want to complete the weekly missions. When better than to start in Week 1?

Christmas has come early for CS:GO players. Operation Broken Fang has dropped over a year after Operation Shattered Web started, and it’s brought a bevy of new content.

Seven new maps, nearly 100 skins, an entirely new game mode in Retakes, and even more. The best way to get your hands all over this though is through the battle pass and weekly missions.

The battle pass will set you back around $15 USD, but it’s worth it if you are going to grind the game. Plus, it’ll also give you access to the weekly missions, which are the best way to experience the new content.

Operation Broken Fang shop in CS:GO
You’ll need to complete the weekly missions to get some of the sweet Broken Fang rewards.

CSGO Operation Broken Fang Week 1 missions

While you don’t need the battle pass to play the missions, you’ll be duly rewarded for doing them. In Week 1, it’s all about new content.

Players will be taken to the new maps in Engage, Frostbite, and Ancient ⁠— dashing across multiple game modes. You’ll also be tasked with testing out the new retakes gamemode ⁠— a brilliant way to finesse your play before hitting the competitive queues.

There’s also the mysterious Under The Hood mission, where you have to find what the Phoenix are up to. Here’s the full list of missions for Week 1, which can net you up to 19 stars.

  • Premium Unleaded: Win rounds in Broken Fang Premier.
    • 7 rounds: 1 star
    • 15 rounds: 2 stars
    • 20 rounds: 3 stars
  • Manual Transmission: Win rounds in Competitive: Engage.
    • 7 rounds: 1 star
    • 15 rounds: 2 stars
    • 20 rounds: 3 stars
  • Mass Production: Get 25 kills in Guardian: Engage. 2 stars.
  • Under The Hood: The Phoenix have been spotted! Find out what they’re planning. 2 stars.
  • Warming Up: Get AK47, M4A4, or M4A1-S kills in Casual: Ancient.
    • 7 rounds: 1 star
    • 15 rounds: 2 stars
    • 20 rounds: 3 stars
  • Clutch Control: Win rounds in Retakes.
    • 3 rounds: 1 star
    • 7 rounds: 2 stars
    • 10 rounds: 3 stars
  • Ice & Snow, Take It Slow: Get kills in Danger Zone: Frostbite.
    • 2 kills: 1 star
    • 4 kills: 2 stars
    • 6 kills: 3 stars
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Frostbite is the new Danger Zone map released in CS:GO. Even if you don’t like the battle royale typically, you’ll have to give it a try for this week’s missions.

You have until December 10 to complete these missions, so get in quick before they run out!