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Incredible Grabbity Glove skin combines CSGO and Half-Life: Alyx VR game

Published: 14/Jan/2020 2:00

by Alan Bernal


A CS:GO fan thought up of an incredible way to incorporate the upcoming Half-Life: Alyx VR into Global Offensive with a perfect skin for the game.

The hype surrounding the upcoming VR experience will expand on the Half-Life universe; something that hasn’t been done since 2007’s Half Life 2: Episode 2. Needless to say, fans across the gaming space are excited to once again explore a Combine-controlled Earth.

To build further excitement for the game, Valve are planning to bring Half-Life into its other shooter with “Special Half-Life: Alyx-themed content for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive,” according to the title’s Steam page.

ValveGloves have been popular among CS:GO players since they were introduced in 2016.

Valve has a ton of options to explore in making that a reality, and Reddit user ‘corey_cobra_kid’ put together a concept that is almost too easy to incorporate into CS.

“With the news that CS:GO will be getting Half-Life: Alyx content, I decided to make my own Grabbity Glove skin concept,” Corey said.

It looks like the Grabbity Gloves will be a predecessor of some sort to Half-Life’s Gravity Gun and players’ main tool as they explore the VR space.

With the news that CS:GO will be getting Half-Life: Alyx content, I decided to make my own Grabbity Glove skin concept. (Excuse bad editing) from GlobalOffensive

Meanwhile, CS:GO has had gloves as a customizable option since the cosmetic items first debuted in 2016. Upon launch and even years later, players are still loving the designs for the skins.

Marrying the two together, the concept would introduce Alyx’s tool as a cosmetic that would instantly make it one of the most unique skins to come in Global Offensive.

The idea instantly became popular with other fans, some even taking the idea and expanding it to have features tied to CS:GO.

ValveWhile the Grabbity Gloves probably won’t have any of its sci-fi features in CS:GO, it would still be a fun skin to have.

“As an index owner, I truly hope this is what it is lol,” user ‘Quzga’ said. “Would be even cooler if the hearts connected to your hp in csgo.”

“If Valve added something like this to the game for HL:Alyx, I think it would be cool to have stats on the gloves,” user ‘Mrlejosh’ added. “Like how many times you’ve reloaded, or picked up weapons”

The upcoming VR installment of Half-Life is sure to be popular with a ton of CS:GO fans, making an in-game item like the Grabbity Gloves a major draw for players to collect.


CSGO’s Nivera on surpassing his brother ScreaM: “A Major is not enough”

Published: 23/Nov/2020 21:12 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 11:16

by Marco Rizzo


Dexerto had the opportunity to speak with Nabil ‘Nivera’ Benrlitom, the newest member of Vitality’s lineup about his role in the squad, his performance in the finals of IEM Beijing and his drive to one day outdo his brother and CS:GO legend Adil ‘ScreaM’ Benrlitom.

Brought in as the sixth member of an already established Team Vitality roster, Nivera found himself surrounded by some of the biggest names in French CS while facing a skeptic community on the feasibility of an extended roster.

After all, Astralis had also recently moved to an extended lineup but had not used Lucas ‘Bubzkji’ Andersen as a regular substitute after the original roster had been reunited.

Nivera was required to prove himself against the Complexity juggernaut at BLAST Premier Fall Series, being the first player to ever been subbed in during a CSGO match.

Nivera on his role within Vitality

Nabil has only made appearances for Vitality when the team played Inferno or Dust_2, subbing in for Richard ‘shox’ Papillon and Kévin ‘misutaaa’ Rabier.

While being an AWPer by nature, Nivera has been playing a flexible role on his new team, expanding on the topic he explained:

“In Dust_2 I’m playing with the rifle and on CT side…If I want to take the AWP, I take it…[on Inferno] I’m the main sniper, that’s why Inferno is my best map because the main sniper is my main role but I can play Rifle, that’s why Vitality took me.”

With big shoes to fill Nivera raised up to the challenge, delivering some great performances in the maps he played and helping the team secure a top spot in their group at Blast Premier Fall and the trophy at IEM Beijing-Haidian.

Nivera on being subbed in the Grand Finals of a tournament

The young star did not seem to be affected by the pressure of the grand final, even after witnessing his team’s dismantling on Nuke at the hands of NaVi.

“I had not a lot of pressure honestly…I have to give my best. I stay here for only two maps, I have to play good,” Nivera confessed. “I was a little bit sad after Dust_2 because we lost it but I was proud of myself ’cause I gave my best, even if we lost the map.”

Regarding his team’s comeback in the final, he felt the team had what it needed to win the event: “…everyone woke up, they won Overpass and we were very confident for Inferno.”

Nivera CSGO BLAST Premier Substitution
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Nivera debuted for Vitality just 13 days after joining the team.

Nivera on his first tournament win at IEM: Beijing-Haidian

With little over three weeks of practice with their new member, Vitality headed to IEM Beijing after topping their group at BLAST Premier Fall.

Despite appearing like the most consistent team of the year and reaching multiple finals in the online era, Vitality failed to win a trophy until now.

“It was the first tournament that Vitality won in 2020 so I was really glad that they won it with me. It’s a really good feeling.”

Their journey to the final wasn’t easy. They faced their Danish nemesis Heroic and the Complexity juggernaut on the way.

Nivera was crucial in their victory against Heroic in the quarter-finals, being subbed in on the last map and ending the game with almost 30 kills to his name.

“I had to play and if we lost we would be out of the tournament but in my head, I was like: I will just play my game, give everything and stay focused on the game.”

Team Vitality CSGO
Team Vitality
Nivera has been impressive in the nine maps he has played for Vitality.

Nivera on becoming a legend like his brother ScreaM

After this level of performance at such a young age, the community started drawing comparisons between him and his older brother ScreaM.

“ScreaM has a big career…he has a lot of fans and is a legend of CSGO, literally. Doing more than him is hard but I will try to do it… I will just give my best like I do with everything in life and I will have no regrets”

ScreaM has been considered one of the most iconic French players in CSGO history, appearing at the top of headshot-related statistics even after his retirement from the game and switch to Valorant.

When asked if a Major title would be the determining factor of his status as a better player than his brother, the younger sibling was humble in his response.

“My brother did a lot of things in this game and I have to work hard, like really really hard ’cause he’s such a big player,” he said. “A Major is not enough, I have to do way more.”

Nivera has really impressed in his games for Vitality and if he keeps developing at the current rate, learning from veterans such as shox and Cédric ‘RpK’ Guipouy.

The 19-year-old has a bright future ahead of him.