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Fans create AI that will help improve your CSGO play

Published: 14/Sep/2019 0:28 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 10:42

by Bill Cooney


A team of CSGO enthusiasts have created a new AI program that can track players in-game performance, then make suggestions about what areas of their play they need to improve.

Counter Strike is one of those games that’s easy to learn, but incredibly hard to master for everyone from casual players all the way up to the professional level.

But if you seem to be having trouble holding on to your rank, it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact reason why, which is why a group of CSGO fans made a program to do exactly that.

via CrushimzPlayers could spend years perfecting their CSGO game.

A program to improve your CSGO play

Reddit user SunTzuYAO posted the work that they and fellow CSGO enthusiast thecatontheflat have done on the AI program and explained how it can help players improve.

“A service that uses AI to analyze your replays, identify your weaknesses and let you know what to work on,” SunTzu said. “It also gives you an idea on how you’re progressing in different areas of the game, so you can know if your practice is giving results.”

SunTzuYAO/thecatontheflatThe program tracks player’s performance and determines which areas need to be improved.

SunTzuYAO’s program works by analyzing replays of players games, then comparing that to other players in the same rank, pros and so on.

“The service will automatically fetch your Faceit games (Steam/MM + ESEA to come), parse the replays and then present you with a few different skills and how well you’re doing in them compared to the benchmark (players of your rank, pros, etc.),” they explained.

It also tells players how they are progressing (or not progressing) in each skill as well, so players know what areas to better focus on.

SunTzuYAO/thecatontheflatThe program can compare player’s performance against a number of benchmarks.

The system has currently launched in closed beta, but the creators say they hope to continue building and expanding the program going forward.

Anyone interested can sign up for the closed beta of the system (currently called Leetify) right here.

No one wants to get flashbanged by their own team.

We’re not saying SunTzuYAO’s and catontheflat’s program is going to make you the next CS:GO superstar, but it might help you get better at not flash banging your own opponents.


FunPlus Phoenix reportedly returning to CSGO with GODSENT roster

Published: 21/Oct/2020 2:40

by Alan Bernal


FunPlus Phoenix have reportedly entered discussions to acquire the GODSENT roster and return to the CSGO landscape in the coming weeks.

FunPlus Phoenix have had a rather unceremonious start to their journey in CS:GO. Known for winning the League of Legends World Championship in 2019, they looked to enter the popular FPS title through Flashpoint in 2020.

However, it wasn’t smooth sailing. They picked up and let go of rosters: first Heroic, then Bad News Bears. Now though, they’re looking like they’re ready to pick up their third, and potentially final roster.

KRYSTAL and the rest of the GODSENT lineup could be making a move to FPX.

GODSENT is reportedly in “advanced discussions” with FunPlus Phoenix to take their roster onboard for the remainder of the year, according to HLTV and DBLTAP.

If the two teams agree to terms, that means that the lineup consisting of Kevin ‘kRYSTAL’ Amend, Martin ‘STYKO’ Styk, Jesse ‘zehN’ Linjala, Pavle ‘maden’ Bošković, and Asger ‘farlig’ Jensen would soon wear black and red.

The deal could also bring current GODSENT coach Jonatan ‘Devilwalk’ Lundberg into the fold with the new org.

In late-September, FunPlus announced Petar ‘peca’ Markovi as the General Manager for both Valorant and CSGO divisions. Now it looks like peca is making an all-in purchase for the EU roster that is ranked 19th in the world at the time of publishing.

Michal Konkol via Riot Games
The FPX banner could fly in CSGO again soon.

The general manager also indicated, regardless of a team-acquisition, that FPX wouldn’t participate in Flashpoint Season 2. Although one of the founding teams, FunPlus will instead “take [their] time and focus on 2021.

“We don’t want to make any rushed decisions, as our main goal is to build a promising, long-lasting roster,” he said.

The org initially expected to play with Heroic’s roster back in March, which would have included Patrick ‘es3tag’ Hansen among others. Unfortunately, that deal fell through, which prompted FPX to target Swole Patrol’s roster, though that didn’t pan out as well.

Eventually, they temporarily fielded the Bad News Bears for the second leg of Flashpoint 1, after only playing one match prior and forfeiting the rest of the first phase.

While the FPX front office successfully put together a Worlds championship roster in 2019 for League of Legends, it’s going to once again attempt to bring a similar metric of success for CSGO.

Peca teased that there could be “news soon,” and if the reports turn out to be realized FPX could be announcing its acquisition of the GODSENT lineup in the near future.