Fan Favorite MP5-SD SMG Weapon Has Finally Been Added to CS:GO - Dexerto
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Fan Favorite MP5-SD SMG Weapon Has Finally Been Added to CS:GO

Published: 16/Aug/2018 1:32 Updated: 16/Aug/2018 1:33

by Albert Petrosyan

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A fan-favorite SMG weapon from a previous Counter-Strike title has been added to Global Offensive.

The MP5-SD was released in CS:GO on August 15, moments after being teased by developers Valve on Twitter.

The official CS:GO Twitter account posted a video of the MP5-SD in-game, along with the caption “Oh THAT’S where we put that…”

Little did players know, the weapon would in fact be added to the game very shortly afterwards.

Originally released in 2004, the MP5-SD was one of the more popular weapons duirng Counter-Strike: Source.

Since then, players have been asking for the gun to be reintroduced in CS:GO, and Valve has finally fulfilled their request.

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The MP5-SD is being officially categorized as a silenced alternative to the MP7 SMG.

As of now, it is only available in Offline and in Official Casual and Deathmatch servers, and it is not yet clear when the use of the weapon will be expanded to other modes and servers. 

Here is the official description of the gun as offered by Valve:

Often imitated but never equaled, the iconic MP5 is perhaps the most versatile and popular SMG in the world. This SD variant comes equipped with an integrated silencer and features higher movement speed at the cost of some damage and accuracy on the move.

An alternative to the MP7, the MP5-SD is currently available Offline and in Official Casual and Deathmatch servers. Equip the MP5-SD in your inventory, jump into a match, and let us know what you think!

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NiKo’s LAST DANCE? The stats behind FaZe’s IEM New York renaissance

Published: 20/Oct/2020 20:27

by Alan Bernal

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Before IEM New York 2020, FaZe Clan’s CSGO team had gone 338 days before winning an event at Blast Copenhagen in 2019. After taking the top spot in the EU IEM, Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač showed why the elite talent would be missed if this really was the last dance with FaZe.

There’s no sugar-coating the FaZe star’s woes in the last year, that was only made more apparent with the team’s placements at events.

Up until October 2020, FaZe failed to make any notable finals and posted an 11th place finish at CS Summit 6, 9th-12th at ESL One Cologne, as well as a 13th-14th placement at ESL Pro League Season 12.

This didn’t help public perception for Niko, who was starting to notice CSGO fans’ flak towards his own IGL capabilities and new teammates on the roster.

Throughout 2020, Niko actually hasn’t been having a bad year. His HLTV rating for the year is sitting at 1.11, a decline from the 1.19 and 1.18 ratings for 2019 and 2018, respectively. The Bosnian has never posted below 1.04 at an event this year.

IEM New York could serve as a turning point in FaZe’s fortune so far. Not only did the team take top billing, Niko soared above his squadmates with a 1.28 event rating with 22.3 kills per map with 55.1% headshot rate to boot.

With questions in the air about Niko’s future in FaZe, the 23-year-old star’s performance at IEM could be an indicator of better things to come as long as he’s on the team.