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The Electronic Sports League has announced that the German EPS will replace Counter-Strike 1.6 and Counter-Strike: Source with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in the next season.
While the summer season has now reached the semi-finals, ESL has made the announcement that the winter season will only consist of on CS title, the soon to be released CS:GO.
The announcement was made today on the German ESL website, with Product Manager Bastian Veiser stating that "it was a difficult but necessary step for the EPS and the German CS scene."
This means that the current EPS season will be the last to feature 1.6, a game included into the German league over 10 years ago. In the 10 years a total of 20 seasons have been played, 14 of them won by mousesports, 3 by Alternate, 2 by Ocrana and 1 by a-Losers.
The team to win this last 1.6 EPS season will be receiving a direct invite to the upcoming season in CS:GO, as will the winners of the current CS:S EPS season.
And woohoo gogo CS:GO. :o)
And of course they deleted it. Its not YOUR job to make the news
Post edited 2012-08-08 22:17:57
I can understand deleting the 1.6 scene, but the CS:S scene in Germany is still quite alive, isn't it?
Now they delete both games and feature only CS:GO.
+ the winners will get an invite.
hahaha. marketing. it's all about money.
sponsors want new games with decent graphics so you buy there hardware! not some game you can run on your iphone.
"I have NEVER heard a single word from any of our sponsors about graphics. In fact, for our event in Shanghai two seasons ago it was Intel that asked us to run a local Chinese DotA tournament. We all know DotA is a game made on a 2002 engine."
Myself I own an esports organization and we organize tournaments in Asia.
Ofc I have tried to convice my sponsors to support CS1.6 and they told CS:GO yes but not cs 1.6
and those companies bigger then Steelseries.
Graphics are an important part of the esports and gaming industry. Back then Intel was sponsoring CS because it was the only game with the biggest amount of viewers on an international level.
If cs still had over 100.000 viewers at 1 match, ESL would keep it
Fact is 1.6 has been doomed to die for many years, but has stayed on. By the logic of "old graphics equals dropped by organizers", StarCraft: Brood War should have been dropped by South Korean organizers years ago. We all know its not wasnt the case.
Gameplay and the community size also factors as well.
I even found some of my own old comments and how mad I was that they were taking away my precious 1.5 servers and changing them to 1.6 :DD
We do need a change once in a while, although I'm still cheering for ProMod at the moment :)
But 3 monthes after the release : CSGO fails , drops out and is replaced by promod , u mad ?
if you want a game equal 1.6, why not stay on the fucking 1.6? csp have ps2 graphics, it's not evolution, it's the same thing.
csp must be a game for this generation, but the game looks like an old game for me. I'm not looking for graphics, for me 1.6 is the best cs obviously, but one fact is: 75% of "gamers" of this generation prefer games with good graphics, csp don't attract new gamers, the game have a good gameplay, yes, but is the SAME gameplay of 1.6. So, it isn't a new game for me, it's more of the same.
btw CSGO graphics are not good aswell , compared to todays fps like BF3 or COD you can call CSGO graphics bad.
That means CSGO wont attract new players as you say , this game can only attract source/1.6/TF2/L4D2 players and promod graphics are good enough , rest of fps players will continue to play the new COD only for the graphics.
I imagine only a few NEW people will play CSGO , that why we have such low stats right now (2000 players?) even with 100k beta keys given out.
But yes promod and 1.6 are similar , which means if promod wants to succed , 1.6 has die , both games cant compete eachother otherwise CSGO will take the pot.
And you dont need to sound arrogant like that , it doesnt help to make your point , quite the opposite actually.
And the graphics, csgo don't have bad graphics as you say, if you put the max settings the game can be easily comparable to the most recent CODs. Yes, csp can use the sdk 2009, but one of the idea of the game is have graphics with less details, I think that it don't have sense.
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1. United Kingdom
4. United Kingdom
5. United States
If you want to get technical. Denmark has the largest scene within Source.
You know what this news means? it means +50.000 CSS players to CSGO
Game is pretty awesome, in fact its amazing!
what CS scene? GO isn't fucking CS. it's just another random "good-looking" fps
farewell all, unless CSGO makes it big and I can commentate those events.
For now I pledged my casting services to FIFA and PES tournaments, so if you are into those add me to facebook or keep an eye on the offtopic/linkdump forum
any idea where the biggest international fifa/pes communities can be found? :P just hopped into that scene a few weeks ago and only know the dutch scene inside out ^^
What happened to Carmac's statement "it needs viewers and players to be picked up".
1k players on steamstats and 400-3k viewers is enough? :)
1.6 win in Portugal
1.6 win in Russia
1.6 win in Ukaraine
1.6 win in Belarus
CS:GO loose in Asia
CS:GO win in USA
CS:GO win in Germany
CS:GO win in Poland
CS:GO win in France
CS:GO win in Sweden
Post edited 2012-08-08 23:59:05
As far as I remember there was/is quite a big community of CS:S in Germany. Recalling though that CS:GO favours CS:S players in order to get used to the game I presume the change isn't that hard to bear with for the latter as it is for the CS 1.6 ones.
every german team will force their selfes to loose.
Post edited 2012-08-09 01:01:12
So long, and thanks for all the fish.
So we will see...
Carmac: "CS:GO as main title"
and that is very soon
ESL dropped alot of things now and they will make the switch for sure in a few months/ a year.
But they will loose alot of gamers on esl i bet
you will see alot of oldschool player stop because they dont see the point to relearn a game
Post edited 2012-08-09 15:19:04
So who cares if players stop? CS:GO is a new game and new players will join the community. I'm glad that the old players who still think they're good stop finally. Cuz they suck quite often but don't get it.
If CS:GO does fail then you better hope that another big FPS comes in to save the day, as 1.6 won't come back.
vgot to say they still left the esl benelux 1on1 etc...
even there arent players anymore on it since 2010 -2011?
what a bunch of....
i wanted to eps ger in a year or so :x
eps spain will folow i bet.
wondering when eps pl will folow ?
ESL is gonna loose alot of players on there site.
Premiere: first beta 19.06.1999
The End: after 13 years is time to die.
All need to evolve it's normal thing. Don't cry, maybe it's perfect time for Your real life ;)
Post edited 2012-08-09 18:31:04
and ofc its sad...
havent tried out GO yet but i saw how they raped de_nuke....a shame! what does this yellow thing do inide the upper bombspot instead of the boxes....
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