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In an e-mail to HLTV.org, Valve has dismissed the report about a $1,6 million CS: Global Offensive tournament.
Last week, PCGames.cn reported that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive would be included in next year's The International 3 with a possible prize purse of $1,600,000.
Valve has previously held two successful The International tournaments for their upcoming game title DotA 2, both events having featured a staggering prize purse of $1,6 million dollars.
The report about Counter-Strike: Global Offensive being included into next year's The International 3 sparked a lot of excitement and immediately made the headlines.
Contacted by HLTV.org, Valve has now brushed off the report about a grand tournament for their newly released sequel, saying, "We haven't thought that far ahead."
The dismissal correlates with earlier statements by Valve. In May, Chet Faliszek said promoting the game within already existing leagues is the most important thing they can do for the community.
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replied to #1 so people would see.
The statement merely is what it is.
Post edited 2012-09-14 02:48:48
So while valve could still possibly run an event, we are just clearing up the fact that the chinese were wrong and just guessed/speculated. Which i guess could turn out to be correct.
But in saying that, if the title is subject to interpretation it probably isnt a good title.
I personally didnt think it would be included. Since i always thought the revenue from the micro-transactions was what paid for the comp. And since CS has none of these, i didnt think it would happen.
and NiP gonna cry
Just speculating though. There are other expenses involved as well ofc.
Valve is a multi-billion dollar company, so 1.6mil isn't that much for them, but it is a business so of course they must look at it from the side of profitability. All I'm saying is it COULD pay off in the long run, but it's not guaranteed.
Other tournaments would then join the party, whether international or local, and those 100k would have somewhere to play in the end.
Anyway, I was talking from Valve's perspective, and I doubt that they think the game is shit.
Their finances aren't public but recent articles (by Forbes for example) estimate that they are probably more valuable than Apple or Google (it's estimated to be worth around 4billion but it only has around 250 employees). Don't forget that Valve has several successful titles (Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress, Left4Dead, Counter-Strike, etc) and they publish all the games themselves so no money for 3rd party, all the income goes straight to Valve. Also they sell other publishers games on Steam which generates lots of income.
That means that they have much more than 1.6million to spend on a tournament, they don't need to sell 160000 copies of CS:GO to pay for it.
Also, like as been said on several interviews before, Valve doesn't work for profit. their mission is to make good quality games, profit is secondary. So if they want to make another 1.6million dollar tournament they will.
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HDE fits the same formula, they created Defense Grid, a great tower defense game, and since their offices are near Valves offices they all know each other and Valve used their help on several projects. For what I know HPE started working voluntarily on CS:GO and once the project starting getting some attention Valve came in and added what we call some "Valve Love" which they also added to L4D, Portal and CS.
And I don't know how HPE managed to screw CS:GO since the game is getting better with every update.
Anyway HPE released a game that is still BETA. I mean even CS:Source was released WITH a HLTV/SourceTV option, cause Turtle Rock was retarded, but not very retarded. When Turtle Rock eventually quit working on Source it was actually pretty good, but then HPE came in and made the game a lot worse. Now they are just starting from scratch again, not looking at pasts mistakes from 1.6 or CSS. SO yes, I do have hope the game will improve, I just think it will go way too slow.
but on a serious note whoever believed this crap musta had some kind of downsyndrome. this game is 2 crap 2 be a million dollar game
Post edited 2012-09-14 01:39:12
That does not mean anything lol,everybody knows its comming.
Post edited 2012-09-14 01:40:47
People called me hater but cmon: They are even struggling to make 1.6 millions by selling CS:GO (minus the money invested in the development ofc) and the profit wouldnt increase that much by holding such a tournament (I mean they would have to generate more than 1.6 millions...people overrate the economic importance of esports).
+ the rumor came from a chinese website...
Post edited 2012-09-14 01:57:31
You are not well-known, you made a game and you want sell it. Valve can sell it on Steam, but they will take 40%, 50% or maybe 60%. PROFIT!
TI3 for CSGO could bring a lot of new Steam users ,potential customers of others games on which they will make even bigger profit.
I don`t see how a CS tournament would increase the Steam user number that much.
Post edited 2012-09-14 02:22:57
I won't be surprise if in future CSGO will be f2p.
Post edited 2012-09-14 01:53:08
cs:go will never replace 1.6 !
Now Valve said "We haven't thought that far ahead" and they said the same to Slasher. Isn't it better ? i mean do you really think they were going to say "oh lol wp random chinese website, yes we are going to do that awesome tournament next year".
Isn't possible for you to stand back ?
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I understand you`re dissappointed but right now you`re talking bullshit. HLTV contacted Valve, they denyed the rumor. That`s it.
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Post edited 2012-09-14 02:29:47
Tho I agree Chet is a big part of Valve, still what he wrote doesn't seem like a official statement as the quote is too short.
The chinese website wrote Valve would be arranging (or at least looking forward to arrange) an 1.6 million tournament. And that's exactly what Faliszek just denied by saying "we haven't thought that far ahead".
Post edited 2012-09-14 02:36:46
We're not talking about if there will ever be an 1.6 million tournament, we're talking about the rumor such a tournament would already be in the making or at least decided/planned. That's what Valve just denied (and NOT the possibility of such an event).
Post edited 2012-09-14 12:31:49
Edit : example "The dismissal correlates with earlier statements by Valve." Clearly, it's not true.
I'm not saying there will be ti3 with CSGO, but the kind of thing you are "doing" here is pretty lame, don't cover a game you can't stand, that would be better for everyone.
Post edited 2012-09-14 04:16:57
b) Dismissing the PCGames.cn report about Valve including/holding an event for CS:GO.
These do, in fact, correlate. There's no denying this.
How is it that "I don't stand CS:GO?" Please, tell me my own feelings about the game and how I obviously despise it.
Chet said they weren't planning on doing a The International-like event for CS:GO, but Chet isn't the guy we spoke with for this story. (If that's what you think.)
I don't know what Slasher has been told by Valve, and I've made no mention of it in this story. All this post is trying to do is shed some light on the PCGames.cn report...
Looking forward to your reply to #105.
b. is "we haven't tought that far ahead" from Valve
a & b must correlate
"you are deliberately ignoring, or missing by lack of skills, an information regarding the difference between the kind of answers we used to get from Chet and the answer you and Slasher had from Valve."
Is why it doesn't exactly correlate, they didn't say "no", they said "we didn't really think about it yet".
For the last part: i'm pretty sure you don't like CSGO and don't think it's a good game. After reading #126, i can't see you said so publicly tough
You still don't get it. The author of this article never claimed Valve would have said "No" to an 1.6 million CS:GO tournament. But Valve just said "No" to the rumor such a tournament would be already in the making (according to their statement it's not even decided yet).
Post edited 2012-09-14 13:08:21
The largest site in CS, but also the most backwards...
You fail to understand that this story is all about the PCGames.cn report, not any future plans of a The International-esque tournament. "We haven't thought that far ahead" is clearly dismissing said report, and just adds that they haven't made any plans yet.
because they do not understand that there are people who have grown tired of playing so long to cs 1.6 ...
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Post edited 2012-09-14 10:35:00
1.6 is dead, get over it.
Even this 1.6 million tournament is never gonna happen, there will be other tournaments with high prizes.
And also, you can play your 1.6 and CSP any time without trashtalking about Global Offensive
My favorite page these days
Post edited 2012-09-14 17:45:13
#fail #valve #cs:go #tournament
Next news: "HeatoN has contacted Zowie for his come back!"
Post edited 2012-09-14 12:04:59
1.6m prize pool for CS 1.6!
One can dream... not.
Like i said CS:Go Sux and even valve know that :D
Good the unnecessary hype has ended.
well that was quick, i thought the game would have lived a little longer. Now it seems like source players are back to source and 1.6 back to 1.6. And it's quite reasonable, considering how bad cs:go was.