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Valve reveal new CSGO anti-cheat measures to combat hackers

Published: 27/Jun/2020 0:51

by Bill Cooney


Valve has rolled out a new, optional beta for CS:GO to test several changes that could be going live soon for their anti-cheat system.

Cheaters have become a meme with a life of their own in Counter-Strike; no matter how hard devs have tried to counter them in the past, there always seems to be some who manage to sneak through and make it into matches.

On June 26, Valve announced a new, optional beta for CSGO that “now significantly restricts the types of programs and files that can interact with the game.

The program, which would only operate while the game is running, will warn players if they have an incompatible program or file on their computer and that they might be banned from Valve Anti Cheat-enabled servers as a result.

There is an option where players can disable the ‘Trusted Launch’ feature in your game settings, but doing so could temporarily impact your trust score, which, in turn, can affect the quality of the matches you’re placed into.

Even if any of the third-party software you have running at the same time as CSGO is legitimate, it still might not work with the new restrictions as the developers will have to get authentication from Valve for all programs and files that interact with the game directly.

Exactly what kind of programs and files the feature will pick up on and flag is unknown, but it seems like all third-party apps and programs could be affected until their devs work with Valve to get approved.

Valve appears ready to put more pressure on CSGO players who don’t like following the rules.

The system has only been released to beta at the moment, which means it’s not required to use and is still in the testing phases, for now. But, if developers are offering players the chance to try and test it out, chances are it could see a wider release sometime soon in the future.

If you’re interested in trying and testing these new changes out for yourself, you can opt into the beta right here, but as we mentioned, if you’re using any outside apps or anything that interacts with CSGO at all, you may want to disable them, as they may not work right away with the new system just coming out.


BLAST announce Nubia mobile esports promotion at Premier Fall Series

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:23

by Adam Fitch


Counter-Strike tournament series BLAST Premier has named Nubia Technology as its very first mobile phone partner.

Nubia’s gaming phone, the RedMagic 5S, will be advertised during the BLAST Premier Fall Series starting on October 26.

Not only will Nubia’s phone be shown through in-game branding, the technology company will host giveaways where fans can win their own RedMagic 5S and behind-the-scenes access to the tournament.

On-screen talent like Anders and Semmler will also get their hands on the phone.

BLAST Premier Fall Series with S1mple
The event will be played online but features teams from both Europe and North America.

While this partnership doesn’t include a mobile esports tournament it’s clear that BLAST are willing to embrace and encourage mobile gaming, which could be a sign of things to come in the future. They have been expanding their reach into new games in 2020, including Valorant and Dota 2, so perhaps a mobile title could be next.

“We are excited to showcase Nubia’s impressive RedMagic 5S gaming phone to the esports ecosystem via our global audience,” said Leo Matlock, BLAST’s commercial director. “This partnership is a strong fit with both brands sharing a major focus on innovation, technology and gaming – and with more and more people gaming and watching BLAST Premier on their phones every day – their product should be something that naturally resonates with our fans.”

All 12 teams in the BLAST Premier Fall Series will play from Europe, making for one of the first international Counter-Strike competitions since the first quarter of 2020.

The phone was designed with gaming in mind.

With events moving online in March due to the global health situation, Europe and American teams have typically been split up due to poor ping posing a threat to competitive integrity.

European sides Astralis, Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas, G2 Esports, OG, Team Vitality, FaZe Clan, and BIG will face off against American teams Complexity, MIBR, Evil Geniuses, and FURIA at BLAST Premier.