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The UK-based Counter-Strike: Source team of mousesports has made the switch to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Winners of Copenhagen Games, which is considered the most important and biggest tournament for CS:S in the year of 2012, mousesports will now make the transition to CS:GO.
It might have been in the cards that it was a natural move, but nevertheless the Brits announced today via the mousesports website that they have fully switched and will now only focus on CS:GO.
As a member of the mousesports management team put it: "we're aiming for non-less than becoming the world's best CS:GO team".
mousesports' CS:S team was rebuilt in December last year, when James "Mx" Smale and Sam "RattlesnK" Gawn were the only members to stay, while three were removed. As the year came to a close, mousesports announced three new members in the team, Lewis "Hughsy" Hughes, Daniel "RE1EASE" Mullan and Pete "pt" Wright joining.
The five Brits have since then stuck together and peaked this year by winning Copenhagen Games, after a thrilling final against Alternate from Germany.
RE1EASE, Hughsy, RattlesnK, pt, Mx - mousesports' CS:GO team
The team back then also played the CS:GO invite tournament in Copenhagen, where they went out with a loss against SK Gaming in round two of the bracket.
mousesports' CS:GO team consist of following five:
James "Mx" Smale
Sam "RattlesnK" Gawn
Lewis "Hughsy" Hughes
Daniel "RE1EASE" Mullan
Pete "pt" Wright
With the transition to CS:GO the team is gunning to attend all major events that will spawn for the game, including the already announced events such as ESWC and DreamHack Winter.
Three members of the team, namely Smale, Mullan and Hughes, will on a regular base be streaming matches live. You might have already noticed their streams in our stream feed on the right hand side of the page.
We have conducted an interview with team captain Gawn about the move and much more, so you should keep an eye on the news feed to make sure you don't miss it.
CS:GO now has a mix of top 1.6 players in the likes of NiP along with top teams like VG and mousesports and many more from source. Hmm I wonder if people are going to tune in to watch the likes of NiP vs Verygames?
Players - check. Viewers - check. Now piss off.
Post edited 2012-08-17 21:53:48
well, that's the thing. Ofcourse it's gonna get players in the beginning, it is a CS-game for fucks sake. HYYYYPE. The thing is tho, will they stay?
Viewers HAVE NOT been there for CS:GO. The GO4CS:GO-finals have around 400-1500 viewers. You can't just "check" it when you're just assuming stuff.
You can piss off.
Post edited 2012-08-17 21:58:54
Whoever remembers the switch from 1.3 to 1.5, or from 1.5 to 1.6 (w/ Steam) will know that historically people have always kicked up a fuss about whatever the new release is, and have threatened to leave the scene.
I remember a tonne of people 'retiring' from gaming because they hated how 'shit' 1.6 was in comparison to 1.5, but nonetheless the game persevered and attracted a record number of players.
zalhtaM: My advice to you is to embrace this new game as what it is, and if you like it great... and if not move on.
Anyways, I am open for new games, and I played it without any 1.6-bias however. But I can't stand a game that is so horrible competitively, the maps are fucking horrible, the aircontrol is nonexistant, the awp is OP as fuck and the recoil is pretty messed up.
Sorry, but I don't enjoy that. Also, comparing 1.3>1.5, 1.5>1.6 is enough to make you "retardmarked". People complained about steam that disconnected them every 10th minute and the shield, justified complaining don't you think?
Most of the 'pro' players that you currently watch on HLTV from the UK will have played within the team at some point and whilst we were never great we were always competing with the 2nd tier of European teams - though for the purpose of this debate I doubt proving credentials is too necessary.
No, people complained about 1.5 because they felt the movement had become so much more restricted as opposed to the free-natured dynamics of 1.3. This became an even greater aggravation in 1.6, worsened by the introduction of the ridiculous russian walking induced, hitbox bug. People also hated that they had to play a game through a client rather than as a standalone title.
As attached as you may be to 1.6, it's unfortunately time for it to be replaced by another game. This game may have very little similarities -name excluded- to its predecessor but is now the future of FPS eSports.
To use an old English phrase, zalhtaM,
"Shit or get off the pot" :)
*** as a sidenote I actually remember a whole bunch of players leaving 1.6 because they added an extra half second to the zoom aspect of the AWP, stating "STEAM HAD RUINED THE GAME."
u have better awp, bunnyhop, planting the bomb while moving(to water in aztec).
u dont have famas and galil ruining the use of submachine guns or scout.
u dont have shitty steam.
you can play 1.3 that has same graphics as 1.6 with 800mhz computer in 100fps but with steam same game has 30fps or barely runs.
so fuk yall newskool
Mousesport joining CS:go doesnt mean anything.
As long as cs:go wont get its viewers, Mousesport and other orga's are going to QUIT CS:go as fast as they joined.
it's time to move on dude.
if you want to keep playing a cs for years,play cs go from now on.
Post edited 2012-08-16 18:50:21
and no I won't start playing csgo until I feel its a good replacement for 1.6, something pretty much impossible to achieve at this point.
Post edited 2012-08-16 18:53:44
cs go is way better than what you think,you should play it then you'll probably love it.
1.6 was the only legit PRO counter-strike, where pro players really had a reason (a good one) to play the game seriously for years and years.
source is just a bad game that ruined the lifes of many many people adicted to bad video games.
but yes, you are right on what you wrote.
wrong, CGS for its 2 seasons, 1.6 has never even got near to what that had for its entirety, as much as i dislike bringing it up.
Post edited 2012-08-16 19:18:23
CGS was built to become a mainstream event in the public eyes, not to embrace 1.6.
"the best FPS eSport in every single one of them"
opinions mean fuck all, granted i enjoy watching and playing 1.6, but i would still say quake was far superior when it was in its prime, but thats my opinion.
Also, ask any 1.6 player if they want the story to be reversed, meaning 1.6 would get CGS and source would get all the events 1.6 had for all those years. No 1.6 players would want that, and there is a reason... probably the source guys would want to have the amazing story of 1.6, go figure :)
BTW, even Richard Lewis (yes, that idiot), agrees with me.
Have a nice day!
Post edited 2012-08-16 19:35:43
Great stuff guys!
Post edited 2012-08-16 21:50:57
CS:S = CS:GO
1.6 players are the kings of CS, evidences everywhere. bye!
Hope you are proud of yourself.
Friberg was the best swedish player for many years.
Post edited 2012-08-16 19:17:42
They will be up there in the top end of CSGO
You heard from me first. But, VeryGames is the best.
Post edited 2012-08-16 19:26:37
If valve makes a good spectator system I can see go being huge.
Hold Mouse1 is a CoD team
Amazing job HLTV.org!
cs 1.6 = game
cs source = game
csp = game
cs go = game
they are all games! nothing more
Grow some fucking character you bastards !
Most of the kiddos follow the leaders (orgas and famous players)
The game so far is in an emotionless phase, simply the excitement is not really there -.-'
Post edited 2012-08-16 20:23:49
"original CS1.6 club committed CS1.6" --> Normal, no News.
so CS:GO News will be more and more, but don't forget still have many teams and players are playing CS1.6, maybe some new and great teams born in CS1.6 everyday.
Post edited 2012-08-16 20:27:11
Post edited 2012-08-16 21:24:00
The fact that CS:GO is a) still in beta, b) not finished yet and c) still being updated, means that your point is just silly.
Post edited 2012-08-17 04:41:02
There is around 2 - 3 more "big" updates, 1 being the second part of the first update logged. 2 being the spectator mode being brought in, 3 is the new zombie mod.
There is also a list of fixes for bugs being found by the zBlock team which will get fixed.
The fact that you are so naive to think this will be the "last update", and no more post release means you know very little about how games work (Please look at games such as Battlefield 3, CoD, Team Fortress 2 which constantly get updates).
Post edited 2012-08-17 17:05:20
Gameplay is getting better all the time, recoil seems to be better with the AK and M4, hell even the dualies recoil is pretty good. Movement seems alright, perhaps not as good as it could be but you have to learn to adapt and stop comparing it to 1.6 :p
Post edited 2012-08-16 22:28:55
this mouz roster exists since practly 1 year
+ Rattlesnake is a *******.
Post edited 2012-08-17 00:13:17
Time will tell if they set up a German squad but, as most things, it may take some time to get things (and players) straight.
Post edited 2012-08-17 10:20:49
You're talking like there are many fps games on xbox. lol
and at the moment, most shit console games are getting double the prizemoney that 1.6 has been getting for the past few years...
walle etc. .. one that will be integrated gradually and even still there are many who do not think teams leave the cs 1.6 and Na `Vi virtus.pro and many times more than the new clans will potentially known;)
Post edited 2012-08-18 07:09:06