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CSGO Source 2 port release date reportedly revealed

Published: 1/May/2020 2:11

by Andrew Amos

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CS:GO’s long-awaited port to the modern Source 2 engine could be just around the corner, with numerous hints pointing towards a mid-May release.

Source 2 speculation has been spinning around CS:GO for months, even years now. From random map changes, to rumors of release windows, it feels like the FPS’ eventual port to the updated engine is Valve’s worst kept secret.

The only thing players don’t know is when it’s actually coming. However, we might have gotten our most solid indication yet, and it’s just around the corner.

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Other Valve games like Dota 2 are on Source 2, with a CS:GO port just around the corner.

So, what’s the date in mind? May 18, for now at least. This date isn’t plucked from thin air from Valve News Network’s “two month” timeframe back in March. Two key indicators have led CS:GO players to believe that Source 2 will be dropping then.

The first of them was an announcement by Chinese website B5 on Weibo. The exclusive platform, similar to FACEIT or ESEA, implied that Source could be coming on May 18.

They are prepping their servers for the engine’s possible release on that date, and making sure all their features are working just fine by then. However, the May 18 date also lines up with a potential release of Steam in China, so this could fudge the numbers.

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B5’s latest Weibo post points towards a Source 2 (translated to Origin 2) release on May 18.

The second source is a CS:GO private beta currently active and being used in tournaments. The Road to Rio qualifiers for the November Major are currently running on build 1.37.4.8. An update for this build was pushed on April 20, stating it will expire on May 18.

This lines up with the end of the Road to Rio qualifiers, but also the rumored date from B5, and lies in the two months given by VNN.

However, as with all things relating to Source 2, it’s only speculation until Valve drops the official announcement. The CS:GO developer does hold their cards close to their chest, so take everything you see with a grain of salt until then.

Source 2’s engine update for CS:GO will overhaul the game entirely. From graphics to physics and everything in between, playing CS after the port to the modern engine will feel remarkably different.

These few tidbits though have made for the strongest case that Source 2 is only a matter of weeks away, and CS:GO players should be getting hyped for the update.

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YNk steps down as FaZe Clan CSGO coach following NiKo’s exit

Published: 28/Oct/2020 19:19

by Alan Bernal

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Janko ‘YNk’ Paunović has stepped down as the head coach of FaZe Clan’s CSGO team following the transfer of Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač to G2 Esports.

YNk cited issues within the team and wanted to step aside as FaZe will be looking to build up their lineup again, which still features highly-talented players even with the exit of their Bosnian star.

“For a while now the team has been struggling with some recurring issues in and out of the game which I’ve done my best to try and amend but unfortunately without much success,” YNk said. “I feel that the best way to move forward is for the team and myself to part ways and, with NiKo going to G2, give the players and the organization the opportunity to get a new coach and IGL who can work on taking the team forward.”

The former MiBR and FaZe coach also indicated that he’s going to break from coaching CSGO for the rest of 2020, and left the next year open-ended.

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YNk has stepped down from FaZe after joining in early 2019.

A player and broadcaster before his coaching career, YNk leaves the org in the same month his team beat OG Esports 3-0 in the EU Intel Extreme Masters New York Online grand finals. Last week, they placed 9th at the DreamHack Open Fall 2020.

YNk has been with the team since the beginning of 2019. While they managed to put good results together at various BLAST events and some online tourneys in 2020, FaZe struggled to put up consistent performances against top teams.

YNk is stepping aside in a pivotal moment for FaZe Clan’s roster. Longtime face of the org’s CSGO team, Niko, has moved on from FaZe, and the coach will stand down to let them make something out of the stars still on roster like Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David, Håvard ‘rain’ Nygaard, Markus ‘Kjaerbye’ Kjærbye, and rising talent Helvijs ‘broky’ Saukants.

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YNk and NiKo both parted ways with FaZe Clan.

As more CSGO events and competitors continue to either migrate or revolve around EU, YNk could still have prospects in the competitive or broadcasting sides of the scene.

Once a team with superstar players in every role, FaZe is now on the market to fill up their roster to standard capacity, as the latest shakeups leave them without a fifth member and a head coach to take the reigns.