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Polish team ESC Gaming will be making the switch from CS 1.6 to CS:GO after TECHLABS Cup next week in Kiev, Ukraine.
While the announcement about TECHLABS Cup's $10,000 event was made last month, ESC Gaming today announced that the event will be the last show for the team in Counter-Strike 1.6.
The Polish team, which has been labeled as Golden Five for quite some time, will according to ESC Gaming's website make the switch from 1.6 to CS:GO after TECHLABS Cup.
It has long been a question asked frequently by the community, whether the veterans from Poland will continue their endeavors in CS:GO. Finally the question got answered.
So post TECHLABS Cup, CS:GO will see the addition of the following five:
Filip "Neo" Kubski
Jakub "kuben" Gurczyński
Mariusz "Loord" Cybulski
Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas
Jarosław "pasha" Jarząbkowski
TECHLABS Cup will feature four teams, currently seeing Natus Vincere and Virtus.pro take part, while the fourth and final team will come from either Ukraine, Russia, Belarus or Kazakhstan.
Post edited 2012-09-23 20:37:25
An article where ESC talks about preparing for GO
An article in which ESC deny having changed organisations
How is that at all relevant to my original question?
In no part does it say "they're not playing go".
It says they're practicing go.
Then it says they didn't change organizations, and that TechLabs Kiev is probably their "last 1.6" tourney.
Its like a month or so since release what the fuck does everybody expect ?
Post edited 2012-09-23 20:51:57
CS:GO is supposed to compete with COD and BF3 in graphics + motive was to combine 1.6 and CS:S community which had 150k+ active players once.
When a game like borderland can achieve this then why not CS?
Post edited 2012-09-23 21:08:26
On the other hand CS:GO community which has CS1.6,CS:S and CS:Z support fail to achieve it. Maybe it'll happen in future if Valve listen to what community needs and make changes accordingly. Otherwise, numbers will only go downhill.
I'm not a blind follower like you. If stating real facts is bitching then yes, i'm doing it and most probably will do it in every discussion like this.
When did i said its CS2? I said this game was made to unite 1.6 and source players and it failed hard in doing so. Teams are switching because they are not casual gamers, they are professional who play for money unlike you and me and majority of this sIte who play games only to have fun and watch tournaments to follow there fav player/team.
My god, you're acting like a kid. How old are you?
Post edited 2012-09-23 21:56:47
As you're completely going off-topic, i'm leaving it to the people of HLTV.org to decide who's right here and who's wrong.
Yes, even after criticizing the game they do support it.
Big CS:S tournaments only get maximum 3k spectators whereas big 1.6 tournaments always cross 40k mark.
(Also the numbers lie because it's a f2p game)
Post edited 2012-09-23 20:54:52
> There's No proper community
> Free to play
> Players don't even care about professional scene
Oh, nix0n is back! :D
Post edited 2012-09-23 20:39:05
Now welcome best time for CS. :)
also inb4 500 comment rant about how ESC are traitors
now waiting for fnatic change-over..
Post edited 2012-09-23 20:44:21
i'm not sure navi will switching, i heard they don't like GO..
1.6 was perfect, we didn't want updates, it was just what we wanted to be. Valve killed it because didn't organize tournaments? didn't put money on it? Oh wait... when valve cared about 1.6?
Those who organize, pay and give support for the tournaments are sponsors. Since many years ago. Last year it changed, why? sponsors.
cool bory stro
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Na'Vi , fnatic ... I'm waiting.
I`m 1.6 player, but CS:GO is GOOD!
very fun to play
good luck Poles :)
Post edited 2012-09-23 20:54:52
peace pple ;*****
love ya :PPP
Don't understand people that hates them for switching, they actually needs to change if they want to make a living out of playing counter-strike.
And you might not be able to get the best jobs in Poland if you don't have an education, so for me it's fully understandable that they are changing to CS:GO.
Post edited 2012-09-23 21:03:33
neo 16:0 nip
btw : bitches
i though the ultimate form of stupidity stopped at the "neo vs f0rest" threads ....apparently this community never ceases to amaze at how low it can get.
i hope Valve implement the new recoil changes suggested by the developer of zblock, that way people will stop bitching about the recoil, although i bet people here will still find a reason to moan and bitch about something else.
dh valencia cs go 2500 euro ...
they why stop cs1.6 -.-
GL NIP :)
Btw NIP didn't play against some teams like winfakt, mtw, mousesports, IYH etc ...
so they can't seriously believe they are no1 in Europe.
haters, now Neo & co. only care about money too?
I won't be suprised if Na`Vi will switch as well
the game isn't bad at all, for sure it is not CS 1.6, I think anything will replace that legendary game but it a new game and new experiences!
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Post edited 2012-09-23 22:39:41
Honestly, after Valencia, only thing im questioning is whether most mixed teams should get rid of their source players. f0rest, GTR, and Xizt are clearly the strongest players on NiP. No reason Xizt couldn't lead again, and pick up 2 better players individually. Delpan anyone?
after all, 1.6 teams absorbed to GO
Not so sure about Na'Vi but i hope they will.
Post edited 2012-09-24 02:35:09
Hell, we even posted about this ourselves earlier: http://www.hltv.org/news/8961-esc-getting-ready-fo..
So what exactly is your problem again?
1.6 5-6 min
css 10 min
csgo 2 secondes
so FUCK STEAM STATS!!!
Wake up people ok csgo atm is not perfect, but this is the future.
Everyone must be switch and repport to feedback and with time csgo will be perfect like 1.6.
there is no reason to stay on 1.6.
Post edited 2012-09-24 12:03:21
ESC is weak and neo too, it will be the same in csgo, rape by swedes
I will probably play it more soon.
This game will ofc rot in 1 year (maximum), they just wanna take money (and u must admit cs:go has some serious prizes compared to 1.6) and end their carrier (as cs players). I totally understand them.
Also, i strongly believe they think cs:go is shit, cause every player that has +1 skill in cs 1.6 thinks the same way.
: ) just to make pro players switch to GO and then more people will switch to go bycouse they favorite's players switch to go... i think that in the future it will by normal prizes not that BIG like now : ] I'm glad that I am already old and dont have to wasting my time on this game(cs:GO)
PIS! : D