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CSGO Source 2 could release “by end of next year”

Published: 16/Jul/2020 10:47

by Calum Patterson


Following recent reports that Valve’s highly anticipated Source 2 engine had been canceled, Tyler McVickers of Valve News Network has said that it is “very possible” it launches by the end of 2021.

VNN previously stated that due to the “massive library” of community content for CS:GO that would need to be ported over, the development on the engine was halted.

Although the base maps weapons will be easily ported to the new engine, more work was still required to work out a system of porting over community-made maps and skins.

Inferno map in CSGO
The hype train for Source 2 in CSGO has been picking up steam.

According to McVickers, “the core porting job” of CS:GO from the original Source engine to Source 2 is “pretty much done, but it’s the roll-out that matters.”

He suggests that there may have to be public beta tests, lasting as much as “a year or two,” to smooth out inevitable bugs, as well as the challenge of retaining the community-made content.

What will Source 2 CS:GO be?

VNN was very keen to temper expectations about what Source 2 will actually entail for CS:GO. As far as the average CS:GO player is concerned, the change from Source 1 to Source 2 will not bring sweeping changes that are immediately noticeable.

Rather, he argues that it will be “95%” the same, both visually and in terms of gameplay. But, where the big changes will be are for map makers, and others who use the community tools, as these will receive the biggest upgrade.

“Source 2 still retains that backwards compatibility to Source 1, meaning even if a lot of the core mechanics change, ever so slightly, and upset the competitive side, the casual side — expecting ‘CSGO remade’ — will be disappointed as well.

“The only major change you’re going to see is the toolset, and unless you make maps for CS:GO, that’s not going to matter,” he concludes.

“It’s very possible that this will happen by the end of next year,” McVickers states, “so unless you can come up with a really good reason as to why this needs to be released, maybe just wait for another Counter-Strike game, a couple of years from now.”

Dota 2 was the first game to be ported over to the Source 2 engine, and VNN suggests that Valve may next release a Source 2 version of Left 4 Dead, as somewhat of a test for CS:GO, which itself is “built on top of” L4D.


How Stanislaw became NA CSGO’s greatest leader

Published: 28/Nov/2020 20:36 Updated: 28/Nov/2020 22:06

by Alan Bernal


Peter ‘stanislaw’ Jarguz has been one of CSGO’s most impressive in-game leaders for years, leading teams to extremely impressive highs and, at times, disappointing lows. His persistence through myriad successes and failures has earned him the title of the region’s best IGL.

An all-around in-game leader is hard to come by. While Europe has its fair share of talent like Aleksi ‘Aleksib’ Virolainen or Lukas ‘gla1ve’ Rossander, NA has historically been lacking in that department.

A 20-year-old Stanislaw burst on the scene in 2014 with fantastic aim and cheeky tactics. Through tumultuous roster relocations, he eventually landed on Conquest where consistent results were stacking up.

It wasn’t until the Greenwall had picked him up alongside Will ‘RUSH’ Wierzba, Damian ‘daps’ Steele, Shahzeeb ‘ShahZaM’ Khan, and Keith ‘NAF’ Markovic, where CSGO crowds started to learn his name.

Through all the odds, this team would eventually qualify for the ESL Cologne Major. But after fizzling out in the group stage, there were a few roster changes in the OpTic lineup that saw stanislaw ousted from the team, just to eventually return a while later.

But this is the part in stan’s journey where he notably led the way to victories with his rifle as well as his tactical prowess on teams like Evil Geniuses. With the tactical side of CSGO taken care of, he resorted to focusing on himself to avoid being a detriment to the team.

Usually, IGLs aren’t expected to collect a lot of frags, but the NA leader defied convention throughout his career to be a potent threat on all parts of the map.