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There are McDonald’s ads in Denmark celebrating Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Published: 30/Oct/2018 17:22 Updated: 30/Oct/2018 17:39

by Matt Porter

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It seems than McDonald’s has decided to embrace the success of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in Denmark, with a new advertising campaign outside one of the nation’s biggest arenas.

Originally posted on Reddit by a user named ‘kakipls’, the advertisements have been erected at Field’s Centre, which is the closest Subway station to the Royal Arena, which will host the CS:GO BLAST Pro Series starting on Friday, November 2.

There are two sets of these boards outside the arena, with one referring to someone stealing a fry as a “frag steal”, a Happy Meal as an item for a “noob” and a McDonald’s cup without a straw as a “no scope.”

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The other set of advertising boards class the restaurant’s popular chicken nuggets as utility items, while the legendary quarter pounder cheeseburger is considered to be something purchased on an “eco round”, a term used when players on CS:GO don’t have much money to use to buy weapons and equipment.

McDonald’s believe the Mac Junior meal to be a “full buy”, another Counter-Strike phrase which describes a round where players have so much money, they can buy every item they would like.

The board finishes with “GL HF”, which simply means “Good luck, have fun.”

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These advertisements by the fast food chain are the latest example of Denmark getting behind the massively popular esport, with interest growing in the sport thanks to Astralis, who have dominated over the past year.

The President of Denmark has even got involved in the hype, tweeting out his congratulations to the squad after their victory at the FACEIT London Major.

The Danes will get to see their team in action, as they are scheduled to compete on home territory during the BLAST Pro Series.

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Report: Valve cancel upcoming 2021 CSGO Major

Published: 5/Dec/2020 11:20

by Calum Patterson

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CS:GO publishers Valve have scrapped plans for the game’s next Major tournament, which was set for May 2021, according to an email sent out to organizers.

According to a report from HLTV, the Major that was due to take place May 10-23 will no longer go ahead, presumably due to the global health crisis and travel restrictions, with Valve expecting impacts to still be felt in six months.

This was also why the previous Major, ESL One Rio 2020, which was meant to have taken place in September, was canceled. In the announcement from ESL, they stated “While Valve is currently not able to say when and how Majors will return, as soon as they do we’ll work to bring the Major to Rio.”

In the email to organizers, Valve explained their plans in more detail, including confirming a Major to be held in Europe later in 2021 has been agreed with a partner and venue.

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The ESL One Rio major was canceled in 2020.

CSGO Major in 2021

“We are still disentangling our prior commitments,” Valve said, “and currently have both a partner and an EU venue designated for a Major later in 2021.

“Assuming it makes sense to proceed, the event will take place October 25-November 7 with a potential play-in event October 23-24.”

The last Major was StarLadder Berlin, which concluded with Astralis’ victory in September 2019. That means that it could be a full two years since the previous Major before we see another. With plans for it to take place in Europe, it means that all of the last four Majors will have been held in the continent.

In the email sent to tournament organizers and obtained by HLTV, Valve added that it “doesn’t have any new information about the Regional Major Ranking (RMR)” system, but welcomed feedback from the recipients.

At least in the meantime, while there are no Majors, CS:GO just launched it’s new Operation, Broken Fang, after much anticipation, adding a wealth of new content and features.