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K1 League 2012 season one has been announced featuring Counter-Strike: Online and will take place from late May until early July in Shanghai, China with 600,000 RMB (~$95,000) in prize money.
The event will feature a total of eight teams, six of whom will hail from China and TyLoo being the first confirmed participant following their two consecutive domestic wins in the past weeks at ECL 2012 and Seagate Challenge.
Final two spots will be handed to top European teams, among the invited are SK, fnatic, Natus Vincere, ESC Gaming, Moscow Five and more. After confirming the possible attendees, the event organizers will decide which two will get to attend season one with all expenses ranging from flights to accommodation and food fully covered.
K1 League is the biggest Counter-Strike: Online tournament in China and they plan on hosting two regular seasons in 2012. CS: Online is based on CS 1.6 and made for the Asian market, based on a micropayment model.
First season is scheduled to begin in late May and run into early July with the winners taking home 100,000 RMB (~$15,800). Second season is expected to finish by October, and the grand finals event of 2012 with even more prize money will be held at the end of the year.
a review of it :D
so far all i saw is different models
could be a 95k CS:GO tournament
there's still the normal classic game mode, deathmatch, team deathmatch. with a clan battle system (scrim.
there's other weapons other than the usual 1.6 weapons but proper/decent players plays it 1.6 style. :D
this game quite popular in East Asia and South East Asia but the problem of online games always same, cheating and cheater xD
this event will be lan of course.
that's awkward... they will accept the invite, then it will be denied
still the same precision.
and quickscope works identically
Article here :
at least it's still better than go.
Post edited 2012-04-25 21:34:31
but there is money from the csonline tournaments
so they will play csonline before the tournament
the main game for them is still 1.6
CSO is identical to CS1.6 in-game.
K1 will take place on LAN and will last for more than a month.
K1 will cover the travel and accommodation expenses of 2 foreign teams.
taking this into account we can expect at least 2 top teams, most likely SK and Na'Vi. additionally we could be seeing M5, FX and fnatic attend as well. the remaining teams are probably going to be Chinese because I can't think of any other teams who can afford to travel to China for a month on their own expenses.
Anywa, I would have liked to see SK Na'Vi M5 ESC fnatic TyLoo playArt Lions/Back2back.
Post edited 2012-04-26 08:17:47
did some youtubeing, and the chinese 1.6 teams seems to have played a few tournaments with CS:Online, and it looks like it's the same gameplay with new models.
Nice for the 1.6 scene, with one new big online league and a big event in china.
Post edited 2012-04-26 15:29:56
I'm not saying that CSOL is not good, compared with CS:S and CS:GO, CSOL is more like 1.6 than that two, but still there are many differences, and also there are cheaters. Even you kill some players in a row without cheating, there are some guys thinking you are cheating, same shit problem with other online games. Sponsors don't like 1.6 so much as before, so they have no choice.
Post edited 2012-04-26 09:13:20
Will this tournament feature CS 1.6?
BTW most 1.6 players in China dislike csol very much, its online game, with more game modes than 1.6, stuff like zombie, level up, cash weapon, and female models attract lots of kids playing it, but I think they will adjust some net configuration, then its very much the same with 1.6.
I played it during college, in regular servers , I feel moving shot is very easy to control, esp AWP is terrible, one can jumping or moving awp anyone at any time, some say in classical servers, its the same with 1.6, I didnt dig into that deep anyway, so nnot sure.
if just for fun, I think its not that bad as a cs online version, but for professional gaming,???
anyway, wait and see.
and they missed "K1 League 2012 season one has been announced featuring Counter-Strike: Online"
CS 1.6 forever!
I hopefully want to see SK and ESC at finals!
Total prize purse: 600,000 RMB
First place prize: 100,000 RMB
2nd-8th place total prize purse: 500,000
my point is, if this is right then all teams will walk away with a massive amount of prize money because the distribution will be something like this:
Post edited 2012-04-26 18:06:47
im guessing cs online profits from ppl buying "items" and crap.
and what really annoys me about CS:GO is the GO part
GLOBAL OFFENSIVE.... that's what crossfire names their CTs. shouldda just named it counterdyke.
btw the game sucks since there are only a few asian servers/hosts. its just a fancy copy of cs:cz. gl hf at playing with < 200 ping. for some reasons it was quite easy to pwn them anyway :D at least it was fun to play some old school maps. Just played it 1hour after that i got annoyed of the lagg and the config setup to save all the time.
i guess its more a promo for the asian area to get more players/buyers.
Dont get it me wrong its nice to see new tournaments show up. but yeah it wont get much attention outside asia. lets see if they can provide hltv at least :D
Post edited 2012-04-27 07:04:12
In addition , to control the effect of arsenal recoil it would be quite different with those of 1.6 while spray bullets out.