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Team Liquid star Stewie cracks major NA CSGO prize money milestone

Published: 2/Dec/2019 5:22

by Isaac McIntyre


Team Liquid star Jakey ‘Stewie2K’ Yip has hit a major career milestone after his team’s loss against Astralis in the ECS Season 8 Finals, becoming the first North American Counter-Strike player to hit seven digits in earnings.

The North American roster faltered at the final hurdle against Danish superteam Astralis during the tournament’s finals, after pulling out a shock 19-15 overtime win on Vertigo in the opening map of the decider.

Stewie’s side couldn’t get the job done in Arlington, however, as Astralis rolled over them in the next two maps, 16-11 on Nuke and 16-8 on Dust 2, to clinch the 2-1 comeback and make sure Liquid collected the runners-up prize of $100,000.

The second-place haul in Arlington may have been $125,000 short of the top spot, but the cash bundle still fired Stewie into the upper echelons of the game’s historic prize earnings, only sitting behind the entire modern Astralis roster.

All five of the Danish squad’s star-studded roster are European, however, making Yip the highest-earning North American player on the CSGO circuit, and in the game’s long competitive history, with his seven-digit receipt of $1,006,090.

ECSStewie is the highest earning North American CSGO player ever.

Stewie isn’t the only Liquid player currently hovering around the $1 million mark either, with Keith ‘NAF’ Markovic closing in on the massive milestone after the ECS Season 8 Finals grand final loss clocked him up to $904,565.66 in earnings. US stars Nicholas ‘nitr0’ Cannella ($861,851.73) and Jonathan ‘ELiGE’ Jablonowski ($852,496.42) come in at 12th and 13th in the esports’ overall highest earners.

It’s perhaps most fitting that Stewie leads the way for the star NA roster, considering the 21-year-old playing a key role in keeping Liquid in the fight in their back-to-back map losses in the series.

It wasn’t enough, however, to get TL across the line.

ECSAstralis managed a 2-1 comeback over Team Liquid to claim the $250k prize pool in Arlington.

Their Arlington run may not have ended in golden success thanks to an unstoppable Astralis, but Liquid’s calendar year has been fantastic nonetheless.

The North American roster took full advantage of their Danish rivals’ drop-off at the start of 2019 to claim the Intel’s Season 2 Grand Slam, winning majors in Sydney, Dallas, Montpellier, and Cologne to bag the circuit’s $1,000,000 prize pool.

Stewie and the team continued their success in Chicago, winning Intel Extreme Masters XIV to open the third Grand Slam season, before Evil Geniuses, Fnatic, and Astralis all claimed victories to blow Season 3’s race for the $1m wide open.

The team also bagged a further $250,000 from their wins at the iBUYPOWER Masters IV and BLAST Pro Series: Los Angeles 2019 events, all of which helped Stewie march on towards the historic prize earnings for a North American player.

IEMTeam Liquid cemented themselves as one of the best CSGO teams in the world this year.

Now the 21-year-old has the chance to add to his mountainous 2019 haul at the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals, which boasts a $600,000 prize pool, and the BLAST Pro Series Global Final, which has a $500,000 payout.

Liquid start their EPL finals campaign against North in just 48 hours. They sit in the same bracket-side as European rivals Astralis and G2 Esports.


How to view your CSGO stats in-game with new tracking feature

Published: 4/Dec/2020 6:47

by Andrew Amos


The Operation Broken Fang update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has introduced a new way for players to track their stats in-game. Here’s how you can use it to improve your play.

Trying to find your in-game stats for CS:GO has been difficult in the past, to say the least. Players have had to rely on third-party sites, which can be either unsecure or inaccurate, or both at the same time.

However, Valve has finally listened to the community’s pleas. They have shipped a new, in-game stat tracking feature, that players can start using from Day 1 of the new Operation Broken Fang update.

While it doesn’t retroactively track players’ stats, it’s a new starting point for CS:GO.

What stats does the CS:GO in-game tracker follow?

The new CS:GO in-game stat tracker will track almost everything a player could want. It’ll count your matches played, your ADR, KD ratios, and more. Not only that, but it’ll break it down by map and gun too.

That’s not the only thing the in-game stat tracker can do. It also has a heat map for where you commonly find kills, deaths, and where you hold angles. It also breaks down where you hit players, so you can figure out what you need to do to fix your aim.

It is the one stop shop for all you need to know about your CS:GO game, and where you need to improve. Getting picked off at one position all the time? You can see it on the heatmap and change things up. Not sure if you’re better with the P2000 or the USP? You can find that out.

CSGO in-game stat tracker
The CS:GO in-game stat tracker is a handy new tool.

How to view your CS:GO stats in-game

It’s super easy to check your CS:GO stats in-game. You can basically do it from the main menu. Here’s where you can find it.

  1. Open up CS:GO and go to your dashboard (main menu).
  2. Click on Operation Stats near the bottom of the dashboard.
  3. Select the parameters you want to track.
    1. All 5v5, All Wingman, etc.
    2. Past 14 days, Past 30 days, Past 90 days, All time
  4. Analyze your stats.

The stats are currently limited to Operation Broken Fang, but it’s likely the feature will stick around after the event wraps up.

It’s a huge upgrade for CS:GO players who are looking to improve their game. Now, you can definitively know if your teammates are holding you back or not.