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According to PCGames.cn Valve will include Counter-Strike: Global Offensive at The International 3 next year with a possible prize purse of $1,600,000.
Valve has previously hosted two The International events where the prize pool has been $1,600,000 each year for DotA2 with the winners taking home a total of one million US dollars.
In the news post it is said that PCgames.com.cn's reporter had met with a Valve employee in Seattle who had disclosed information about including their newest FPS title at the next years event.
While nothing is confirmed yet, it's an intriguing possibility that a Counter-Strike tournament might offer $1,000,000 for a single team next year, likely motivating even more people to switch over.
HLTV.org will naturally let you know as soon as more information becomes available on The International 3 and the possible inclusion of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
They should invest that money to make the game better , cause righ now it's in alpha ...
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Post edited 2012-09-08 21:46:51
They had been testing matchmaking and obviously realised they wouldnt be able to get it ready for launch, and launching a title thats even supposed to be remotely 'competitive' without a spectating system is completely nonsensical. CSGO is currently not feature complete, no doubt about it.
Post edited 2012-09-08 22:42:09
I get your point, but yeah, it was at a release worthy stage. If they kept it until every single planned feature was implemented then they would still be here in 5 years like CS:GO.
Legends will return to the game. If you add all cs versions players on steam its bigger then dota2 (just not right now because the steam stats is bugged right now its said all the games have had the same number of people playing since yesterday afternoon)
Post edited 2012-09-08 16:54:30
let's inject 1,600,000 million dollars, this game will succeed lol
game is REALLY FAR from perfect atm,and not enjoyable to watch.
Post edited 2012-09-08 16:55:59
Because 1.6 is so bare so to speak, you see all movements, all wallbangs, all nades etc, in GO I can't see shit. Haven't played because no money to buy, I'm sure it'll be fun to play though.
But I think for tournaments if they went classic 1.6 and had 2 bright coloured jackets :D It would make the game much easier to follow.
instant replay with optional slow motion would also be great for spectating, infact I think its pretty much mandatory for a success here!
After watching forest play whenever I can, I see he started to maximise movement and mouse1 control, so will be sweet to see him develop it more so the problems people have with the spray and pray might go away some.
So many things they could do with the spectator system, and I dont see why they can't do it. It's already developed in Dota2 so I have faith they will produce something similar for CSGO.
In this thread gonna be alot of fan boys crying.
Post edited 2012-09-08 16:52:54
what about you lurppis?
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Post edited 2012-09-08 17:14:45
Starix:The game is S*** its Fk*** bs****
Edward:Its like quake 4 heeehawwww :S
Lets see if they make a switch
Post edited 2012-09-08 17:31:15
Compare to this SK Gaming 1.6 divison's total prize money won (all time): $685701 (with this SK is the most successful 1.6 team so far)
Can't compare 1 tournament in the first year of a game to how ever many years of competitive 1.6 gaming.
you obviously have reading comprehension problems dude. sk orga was sending their 1.6 teams (cause they had alot of teams/lineups), basicly everywhere (lans) but as a team (their last lineup gte,forest etc for example) they didn't win much comparing to teams, TEAMS!!!! like current esc, navi or fnatic2009. once again, we are talking about TEAMS, not orgas.
Post edited 2012-09-09 14:28:08
Like cogu said, you can't play it like it's a NEW 1.6 or smth like that. Imagine you are playing CS for the first time, like when you started with 1.6 and you will see the game is really GOOD and the most important of all COMPETITIVE. The game is suffering updates every week and it's in a good way.
Some users complaint about the PC Specs that are needed to PERFORM WELL CS:GO. Well of course they will do a more advanced game in terms of graphics. The KIDS nowadays want graphics too, and the brands like nVidia, Intel and so on will invest more in this game because they know that we need more powerful computers to run the game properly.
Why should we continue playing 1.6?
For fun with friends? Yea I still do it and I play CS:GO, what is the problem? But stop complaining about CS:GO. CS 1.6 is dead accept it, and if you want to grow and be a good player, this is your chance.
When I played 1.6 for the first time I hated it and I didn't wanted to play anymore. But I insisted a bit to see if the game was really good like some people said and it WAS. Now with CS:GO happened to me the same. I didn't liked the game when I played it in the closed beta, but with the updates and so on, the game was evolving I saw some good points in it. It's not the perfect game, but it's the FUTURE and we should make the change imo.
Sorry for my crappy english guys :)-
But you make a good point which is what most of the half intelligent people have been saying all a long. They seem to think that you can't watch or play both games so they stay loyal to a game which has very little competition left in it.
I cant even wait to see 1.6 faces when they will start dominate those nab 1.6 teams.
On topic :- good job valve, nice to see old players returning.
Post edited 2012-09-08 17:23:02
HLTV is still missing which is a big factor, they tend to fix minor issues instead of working on the bigger ones. I'm currently not seeing CS:GO as the next 'big' thing, i'd rather have my hopes up for cspromod for personal reasons. I will never accept source gameplay which is currently CS:GO, it's the feeling you get when you're playing the game.. I remember when cs beta got launched, I loved it from the first moment I played it, sure it had some major issues which was dealt with. But the feeling when you're actually having 'fun' while playing a game actually was there. Going from cs 1.5 to 1.6 wasn't hard, some maps have been altered, valve introduced steam, some minor hitbox issues etc but in the end we started to love this game and play it through the ages. Then came CZ which wasn't all that great, then came source which was a big dissapointment.. now we have cs:go which still is 'source' gameplay to me. Hell even CZ was/IS better than source & cs:go :)
In the end, my hopes are still with cspromod and beyond. If cspromod fails, then most likely those whos playing cs 1.6 today will play another game or continue to play some mixes in 1.6.
Post edited 2012-09-08 18:29:40
The last two years they have done the very same thing with DOTA2 - 1.6 million in prize money and paid trip/hotels for all teams. It might sounds expensive, but its a very clever way of doing PR for your new games. DOTA2 is still in the closed BETA even tho the game have had two huge tournaments like this, and last time 575.000 viewers tuned in at the same time, for the finals.
not bad at all.
Post edited 2012-09-08 17:19:58
doesn't it seems like a "little" too damn much? i mean 100 or even 150k would be more than enough.. just saying...
Post edited 2012-09-08 17:28:37
it still needs a lot of updates, but its nice to have a fps title into the competitive scene.
As we see switched only teams who coudn't do anything in cs that's all....The best team still are in cs and playing until the end that's a big respect.
Gonna be about 30k viewers no more!
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PS: they should improve the game greatly if they want to make a tournament of that magnitude, the game feels really bad.
Compared to the 1.6 pro scene skill level, a low skilled/experienced team will walk away with at least 10 times as much money as the winner of the biggest 1.6 tournament in history..
Post edited 2012-09-08 18:02:39
I'd be amazed if you even know what I'm trying to say...
Post edited 2012-09-08 18:05:35
CS:GO is a completely new game, especially compared to 1.6. The maps in 1.6 are as basic as they can be. Because of the basic character of the maps, the tactics have to be advanced and need adaptation every game. IMO the skill level is way higher than every other shooter. 1.6 is like a puzzlegame sometimes, that makes it interesting to spectate.
CS:GO has a lot more textures/boxes/corners and other objects. This makes it a whole new game, even when the maps are allmost the same.
I think its awfull that a better balanced and tuned game, will be replaced by just a random other shooter. If the scene needed this, the players would have changed in a natural way to other games like COD for example.
I can remember painkiller a few years ago that also had a massive prize purse and despite the game not being all that great, the matches were so awesome to spectate because the best players in the world from quake2/quake3 etc were attending. money talks..
So many sad individuals on this website where HLTV simply want to put forward a new era of counterstrike be it CSGO or Promod... If you live for 1.6, then play it, but why even bother trying to put forward this constant drone of disapproval that no one gives a shit about?
CSP can feel like a best game ever but none gives a shit when it took em 6 years. They didnt even promote CSP in any way. They did absolutly nothing tu push CSP somewhere.
They only visible thing what was done with CSP was that showmatch which organised CADRED, and u hltv guys ddosed it. Cryied like a little kids how bad game it is. And now everybody here saying how CSP is good how it should replace GO. ROFL
money = more players ofc
12 years of good moments and excitement and valve can't even make a good-bye tournament. instead, they make advertisement to a game that is already failing
unfortunately, money rules the world
its will be nice
but beeter if will tourney with 1 million for 1-6 xD
and btw for everybody who is saying "the game isnt ready" "it is alpha version" you need to realise that next The International will be in twelve months, that is a lot of time ...
Post edited 2012-09-08 21:31:44
Though I very much hope that I am wrong. A prize money like that can bring FPS back into contention. Games like LoL, DoTA etc have been becoming too dominant.
Post edited 2012-09-08 22:10:55
Are you actually just challenged in the head?
Adverts drive the money for the site to keep going.... the fact that you sit there and go on about how "money talks" is just irrelevant.
fuck i wish this would happen. would just make the game bigger. or least something close to the prize pot. like 1mill in total or something :D
Post edited 2012-09-08 22:30:42
What a fucking joke, Valve is making this because they know cs:go is already dying.
The enough was said.
CS:GO = trash
Imagine all of them on the same place. :)
I've seen quite a few people posting obvious things like money system, spectator modes (TV etc.), another good point is the match making system and rankings. They seriously need to implement it to make the game more competitive without needing a team. It will bring in SO many people and might introduce lot of new people to the competitive side of FPS gaming.
Niko: CS:GO > All
Karrigan: Im a big fan !!
hahaha lol n1 VALVE finaly finaly !
Also loved the comment under the photo of markeloff!
Ok, now keep on crying guise.