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Secret CSGO map update fuels Source 2 speculation

Published: 10/Apr/2020 5:07 Updated: 10/Apr/2020 11:35

by Andrew Amos

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An update to a handful of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive maps has flown under the radar of most players, but it has only fueled the Source 2 engine port fire for some.

A port to Source 2 for CS:GO seems so close, yet so far away for most Counter-Strike players. After years of waiting, the game is due a facelift, especially as competitors like Valorant start to ramp up in popularity.

However, as more hints keep on dropping, the hopes of players are slowly getting raised. An update on April 9 might be the biggest one yet too, as the first possible tangible changes to gameplay have been shipped to a number of maps.

A compatibility update was pushed for nine of the game’s active maps ⁠— Anubis, Chlorine, Dust 2, Inferno, Mirage, Office, Overpass, Train, and Vertigo ⁠— on April 9. Only Nuke, Cache, and Agency were spared.

While it’s not unusual for a few maps to be updated for demo reasons, having a bulk of maps undergo an update has perked players’ interest about a possible port to Source 2 coming soon.

However, there’s a bunch of reasons to be skeptical as to whether this actually means the Source 2 update is just around the corner.

Mirage mid in CSGO
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Mirage was one of nine maps to receive a compatibility update on April 9.

With Easter happening this weekend, it could be part of changes to give the maps some festive flair, like Valve have done in the past.

Also, it could just be a few minor fixes across a number of maps. Some players have noted that Chlorine, a community-made map recently introduced into the game, just received a lighting upgrade.

Given the poor visibility on some of these other maps, more uniform changes could have been made.

However, the hype train for what will likely be CS:GO’s biggest update in history is going full steam ahead.

With leaks indicating the Source 2 engine is just a matter of weeks away from being added into Counter-Strike, there’s never been more excitement in the Counter-Strike community. Now, it’s just a waiting game to see if it all comes true.

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Liazz reportedly joining Gen.G after 100 Thieves CSGO split

Published: 22/Oct/2020 1:45 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 2:11

by Andrew Amos

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The former members of 100 Thieves are some of CS:GO’s hottest free agents right now, and Gen.G might have snagged themselves one. Jay ‘Liazz’ Tregillgas is reportedly set to join the North America team, filling in for one of Damian ‘daps’ Steele and Sam ‘s0m’ Oh.

The brakes were pulled on Gen.G’s CS:GO project after the departure of IGL daps and rising star s0m. The duo moved to Valorant, becoming the first two core members of NRG. However, not all hope is lost for the up-and-coming squad.

With 100 Thieves pulling out of CS:GO, most of the highly sought after Aussie core is up for grabs. Gen.G might have just snapped up one of the best prospects.

Liazz is set to join Gen.G CS:GO as their newest member, according to reports from DBLTAP. The 23-year-old Australian was hitting a purple patch just as 100 Thieves dropped his roster on their way out of the title.

Liazz joined the 100 Thieves core back in September 2018, when it was still known as Renegades. He was known as one of the best riflers in Australia, having led the Order squad to the top of Australian CS:GO before going international.

On 100 Thieves, things weren’t as smooth sailing. While it started off well with a second-place at IEM Beijing 2019, and ended well with another runner-up spot at ESL Pro League Season 12 NA, the middle section was patchy.

The core hasn’t won a title since the Katowice Asia Minor back in January 2019, often placing behind the likes of Furia, Team Liquid, and Evil Geniuses in North America.

Gen.G have shown a lot of promise, although this has waned with the departure of s0m and daps. While the team got off to a blistering start by winning DreamHack Open Anaheim and the ESL One Road to Rio, they’ve fallen off recently.

Liazz playing for Renegades at StarLadder Season 6
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Liazz was a part of the Renegades-100 Thieves core for two years.

Playing with Danny ‘cxzi’ Strzelczyk as a stand-in, they finished ESL Pro League Season 12 NA in 5-6th. The roster shuffle is going to affect their RMR points too, given daps and s0m were on the team during the first qualifiers.

Gen.G is yet to make a public statement on the reports. Liazz also has yet to publicly comment. We will update you as more information arises.