Is CS:GO down? Players report long queue times, rank resets on July 31 - Dexerto

Is CS:GO down? Players report long queue times, rank resets on July 31

Published: 31/Jul/2019 12:37 Updated: 31/Jul/2019 18:08

by Kamil Malinowski


Some Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players reported strangely long queue times and ranks being reset on July 31, but it appears to have been resolved. 

Update (July 31 at 13:46 EST)

It appears that the issues have now been resolved, following a server outage affecting gameplay in the popular shooter game. There doesn’t seem to be any more long queues to enter matches, as was previously the case, and it seems like businesses as usual in CS:GO. 

Original story: 

CS:GO players all around the world seem to be having issues with the game, with many people unable to play competitive matches.  

The issue seems to be isolated to just Counter-Strike and could be due to server errors, after Valve’s weekly scheduled maintenance day on July 30.

Been searching for a game for 20 minutes. Anyone else having trouble finding a match from r/GlobalOffensive

Rank Reset? from r/GlobalOffensive

Some players have complained about being unable to find a competitive game after reporting over 20 minutes of queuing, as well as their ranks and match stats being reset. 

If Valve are not yet aware of the issue, they soon should be, and will work quickly to resolve the problem. However, being based in Bellevue, Washington, they may be limited in staff considering time zones.

ValveCS:GO competitive games have seen a meteoric rise in queue times.

The problem seems to only be affecting competitive matches and ranks, meanwhile custom games and casual matches are still working. Third party services like Faceit and ESEA seem to be having no problems.

Article last updated on July 31, 2019 at 13:46 (EST).


Jamppi to Valorant? VAC banned CSGO pro considering switch following legal proceedings

Published: 15/Jan/2021 12:58 Updated: 15/Jan/2021 13:00

by Connor Bennett


A new report from a Finnish newspaper has suggested that VAC banned CSGO pro Elias ‘Jamppi⁠’ Olkkonen is considering a switch to Valorant as he steps down from ENCE. 

For a few year, Jamppi has been considered as one of Counter-Strike’s biggest rising stars. The 19-year-old was set to join the OG roster following their step into CS:GO, however, that move fell through.

The problem is, the Finnish star has a VAC ban to his name, so, he can’t play in CS:GO’s premier events – the Majors – even though a number of tournament organizers have allowed him to play in their own events.

With him and his family contesting the ban, Jamppi joined ENCE in the hopes that, at some point, he’d be able to play at Majors. However, there have been a few missteps in his argument, and he hasn’t come any closer to having the VAC ban taken away. That, alongside some roster turmoil with ENCE, has got him seemingly considering his options.

Jamppi was VAC banned in 2015 at the age of 14.

According to a report from the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat, the 19-year-old is apparently considering a switch to VALORANT as ENCE considers a number of roster moves.

It comes after a report from DBLTap’s Jarek ‘DeKay’ Lewis stated that ENCE were in discussions with Danish duo Marco ‘Snappi’ Pfeiffer and Thomas ‘TMB’ Bundsbæk about joining up with their active lineup alongside Aleksi ‘allu⁠’ Jalli, Joonas ‘doto⁠’ Forss, and Tuomas ‘SADDYX⁠’ Louhimaa.

That, ultimately, leaves Jamppi without a spot as the CS:GO 2021 season starts to ramp up in preparation for the PGL Stockholm Major in October.

CS:GO pro Jamppi in ENCE interview
ENCE TV, YouTube
Jamppi is considering a switch to VALORANT, according to reports.

If he decides to go to VALORANT, as IS reports, Jamppi would join a list of other CS:GO pros who have been banned from playing at a Major – including Joshua ‘steel’ Nissan and Braxton ‘Swag’ Pierce.

As for where he could go, well, there are a few teams who would certainly make space for the 19-year-old – especially if he could show as much promise in the Riot Games shooter as he does in CS:GO. So, we’ll just have to wait and see.