rest in peace counter-strike, you were a good friend for 12 years.
Buuuuu. FUCK YOU!
You will be responsible for killing 1.6!
omfg .... WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
from now IEM she shittest TOURNAMENT!
you will burn in HELL ESL , loosers
so now is official.
Counter-Strike is dead.
Fuck you IEM, fuck you ESL. Shitty faggots, last season 1.6 got more viewers than sc2, and in 2 years nobody will remember LoL.
1.6 too strong for IEM
keep your NERDS safe ESL!
very very sad. I didn't like the esl very much except their 1.6 things..so now i hope this ship will sink
Now don't go and start watching CS:GO which they will certainly feature.
Come on we got 70K spectators in final man :(
FUCK IEM FUCK ALL CS1.6 STRONG CS > ALL
everything comes to an end, thanks IEM for supporting CS during those years.
IEM's bad desicion, CS:GO is a project that is not going to work better than CS 1.6 =)
nice nice you were the most amazing tournament each year I was filled with tons of happiness each time an IEM event was on . thanks for destroying everything
Outside of Europe... God damn USA... why do you keep playing those shitty CoD games that are for f*cking 15 year olds so they can scream and bitch about their kill streaks and shit... There's no skill required to that game, I can play that game and own in about 2 hours (on PC ofc...) Childish people...
omfg bcoz Asia and USA is super bad in cs, we wont see any IEM 1.6 tours? thanks a lot!
Don't support CS:GO now guys, support CS:Promod.
OMG, fucking valve and their CS:GO shit bljak fuj kaka
now i have one question: will cs still be alive, when i'm back from the army on november?
Not so bad decision if they will keep it in Eu only. Tbh,it was annoying to watch Eu teams on IEM America. :O
Not really surprising... Carmac had been whining about CS for a while. Joe Miller was the only one supporting it... (props to him)
someone should drop a tank....on their heads :/
''This means that if CS 1.6 will be featured at an event, it will only be for certain events where it is a perfect fit for the Intel Extreme Masters locally.''
what does this mean ?
They cant bring CS:GO on scene if "WE" players don't want it. so gl valve and ESL.
One thousand viewers on IEM VII CS:GO final will be a good result.
3 likes already thank you. Let's show how many are we CS COMMUNITY. PLEASE!
Bang, cs is dead*
Lets buy cs:go and we will play like blind mode
Instead of saying FUCK ESL, let's do it this way, everyone that watches League of Legends, but is a CS 1.6 player, go for a riot against ESL, refuse to watch their games, HLTV.org shouldn't announce their games event location etc, none will know about it, and it will be a massive disaster, Season VIII, Carmac:
'After the failish 7th season, we decided to bring 1.6 back as our main title.' Clean and easy!
More than half events in 2011 were by ESL,now tell me CS is not dying
OMG, IEM WC HAD A LOT OF VIEWERS.
"In the recent years of Counter-Strike 1.6, the game has retained its status of a top professional game in Europe but declined in other parts of the world. This was evident at our events outside of Europe."
no one can argue with that
And what now stupid people
they probably trying to get more alive CSGO :/ what a fail...
So sad :(!
I don't understand them fully (maybe I'm just coloured by my love to the game). I just find it weird to remove a game with such high livestream views in 2011. It even topped sc2.
fuk the ESL they are greedy mfakas with and also their 360p streamz in 2012...mkay
looks like cs 1.6 competitve scene is kinda dead,lets hope that cs:go wont be a shit.
this is it guys.. R.I.P 1.6
FUCK, they are dumbass, and now boycott ESL and IEM, don't watch nothing about their shit games.
I wish I could go back in time and buy a damn 1080p stream pass.
Don't cry kids. We all know this is coming.
End of an era. Thx IEM. No reason to hate ESL. They always wanted to attract as many viewers as they could and CS is not that game anymore. Even with our support CS is not evolving anymore, and only get more age with time. When we saw lately some new faces winning BIG events?
IN Europe we know this game ..the rest of continents learn it or play that chinesee starcraft shit.... _)_ lick it ESL
after reading half of these comments, i could say that half of people isn't even playing CS1.6, just watching streams and HLTV's.
I still can't believe it... How did ESL have the guts to do this, CS 1.6 brought them the most emotion and everything of all time... Jesus
I absolutely hate this decision as a player and a fan of the game but i, for one, completely understand ESL's decision.
I wish it did not have to be that way but i guess we'll have to say goodbye to the best CS 1.6 Tournament of the year. It was great while it lasted.
dafuq?cs:go = shit GTFO!from now IEM-ESL=shit
its for the good of "eSports" and inCholestrol :DDD
It was expected...why are you so shocked...
thx joe , fu esl & carmac ;)
They shall regret the day, they droped cs 1.6 as main title!
we have dreamhack at least
Didn't you guys know it after mousesports disband?
Father, forgive them ... they do not know what they do ...
its obviously that this isnt the REAL reason to drop 1.6.
tell the truth carmac, how much valve offered to ESL?
Bad news :/ I thought it was said that until carmac is still there, then there will be Counter-Strike 1.6 . Guess that's not true and yes.. FUCK!!!
It looks amazing when Na'Vi has two first places in 2010/11, but simply awesome when G5 is #1 in first and last event. It was a great time, so much emotions. I hope we'll be able to see it one more time...
CS 1.6 STRONG , CS:GO WRONG !
So yeah, cs will end with this..
LOL now they have their unemotional nerds left with which they won't have succes :)
has the ESL paid everything they owed to the past winning teams already?
they will add csgo and next year when they see that it flopped they will add 1.6 again
who are willing to sign a petition?
Sad day for me, and for a lot of the IEM staff too.
Lets hope something comes along that can live upto the greatest team FPS that ever existed..
"In the recent years of Counter-Strike 1.6, the game has retained its status of a top professional game in Europe but declined in other parts of the world"
always been so.
we had 71k viewers ,¿what do you say about that? :|
So, football is the most sport played in whole world, and badminton isn't so popular and isn't so played, but that's no reason to kick from Olympic Games, for example.
Stupids arguments. I HATE YOU ESL, I HATE YOU IEM!!!
they'll bring 1.6 back. its just stupid to drop this game
Apparently my post was too harsh and it was deleted :-(.
What I wanted to say in a more mannered way: Shame IEM, CS made you, we, CS fans, made you.
r u fuckin' kiddin' me or wut?
Expected. CS 1.6 is simply not as popular in the rest of the world as is in Europe. And look to the winners of these last six seasons: all european teams. Shocking!
It was a matter of time.
I am pretty sure they removed Cs 1.6 to add CS:GO.
and if they think that they will get response with any other fps game from other continents then they are completely wrong. Passion is not a problem money is. So no matter what you do other people wont show up without any sponsors.
If they removed Cs 1.6 this year this does not mean that they cant add it next year. I am pretty sure CS:GO will be a big flop. As only kids will be playing the game just like source. and if they dont even include CS:GO then FPS games will die. Hence giving mobile gaming a boost. So i still have my fingers crossed.
Its all about money guys! Valve paid esl and here we go : cs:go replace 1.6. everything is simple
Thank you for the memories you've given us through IEM. No reason to hang with your head yet boys, we'll probably see them arranging tournaments in Europe still. 1.6 that is.
WHY ? fuck iem 70000 viewers its beat SC2. OMFG
The Poles started well and finished it, I love you :)
...... my favourite tournament:)
poor esl, what do they think?:D:D:D:D
they should rather try to change something in the game, maps, playing system or whatever. before they will realise what they lost in counter-strike, they will be lost. counter-strike is so big part of esports, there is nothing that can replace it, not now at least.
this is fucking ungrateful!
There were no teams outside of Europe because they failed to qualify. Obviously 8 spots wasn't enough and that is what they should change, not fucking game.
they will see what will happen with DreamHack, and then maybe they will think again and put cs 1.6 in main title. After all cs 1.6 is 12 years old game. New games come with better graphics and sponsors want their hardware to be sold, they're not interested how movement or recoil goes, they're interested in new graphics so they can sell their new high-end graphics and shit.
CS:GO born dead :D so they will go back to CS 1.6 as the rest big CO-s did it :) calm down guys.
well..that being said, fuck IEM
well its a sad day for counter-strike..
well thanks IEM for supporting 1.6 this long and yeah sad but true this is gonna effect 1.6 very badly :(
Fucking idiots they turn down the best game ever..
Expected. After Quake that was the point of the death of FPS.
At least we have seen that there's no game which could replace CS1.6
Maybe CS2 in the future..
"For a truly global project like ours, with events on four different continents and many different countries, we require game titles with professional players and teams from all corners of the world."
If you're going to pick up CS:GO even it hasn't evolved any kind of international (!= USA) community nor a professional scene just by its own qualities (no financial enforcement), then go and hang yourself for lying to us.
Today's esport is full of elf-crap and fucking boring asian-games. No Quake, no UT, no CS. Fuck this shit.
Those so called "successors" like CS:GO are just a shame. There wouldn't be any kind of professional esport-scene in Europe without the original CS and games like CS:GO are only concerned as "esport-titels" because of their names. You wouldn't even think about playing CS:GO competitively or building about a professional scene if it wouldn't be named Counter-Strike.
But obviously retards like you won't realize this until esport lost its meaning as a professional competition and turns into some marketing-gag driven by every-week-changing casual games.
You still didn't understand esports biggest problem: the addiction to game-developers. Instead of investing in esport's future (by supporting project like CSPromod) you're getting abused for pure marketing (think about the past 12 years and then tell me again Valve would care about esport for any other reason than free publicity).
So they are going to use shitty CS:GO(yep, own the beta and played it several times.) or another game like CoD or they will only use LoL, SC2 and Dota2 now. 3 Games I HATE. No more esl premium for me ^-^
Blatant money grubbing. ESL boycott
Very very sad. It was excepted when people started spamming that CS:GO failing, ofc they lost their hope for Counter-Strike. CS:GO is still failing, and it's going to flop... And we know that. But CS is dying, most of players have gone into LoL or DOTA2...
CS maybe not more popular than LoL but more professionalism and more exciting to watch. I personally love playing LoL but it's not fun to watch. When I watch LoL I only watch tips from Pro's what could I do with champions. So I believe that League Of Legends eSport is gonna die in 1-3 years from this moment and gonna be only casually played. Ofc, we need new game with this happening. That kind of game that gets developers that actually care about community and eSports (same what RiotGames is doing right now) and we know that Valve ain't that developer. So I believe CS is dead for now on because Valve is one of worst game designers in world and I am 99% that they aren't gonna sell CS rights to other people. So we need new FPS game, but with current developers there is no hope.
thanks for your support ESL
It is like killing football in sport! Do not worry CPL HAS TO COME UP WITH CS 1.6 AGAIN!
fuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ur killing 1.6!
From the beta into main title? Seriously? Anyway I hope for high pot for 1.6.
They will come back to cs1.6 next season after nobody goes to their shitty CS:GO tournament
ty 1.6 for 10 years happy...
Was kind of obvious that they want to try CS:GO and I'll try it too.
WCG did the same mistake..Bt they realised!!
Now its ur turn IEM!
Quite amazing. People commenting with crap before they read it all.
well that event was the only event worth playing and training for. I guess now most pro cs players won't have cs as their jobs cause IEM was like "The International" for dota2.
expected. during this year IEM i saw a lot of comments that cs needs IEM to survive. that IEM is all cs 1.6 has left. all we have left now is DH
but for how much longer?
bitches wanna kill cs 1.6
last time we had 70.000 spectators and now cs 1.6 is dropped?! I really don`t undersand...
in cs:go we trust zD
Thanks for all the years IEM, it has been a pleasure to watch EVERY IEM tournament that contained CS 1.6
Now what they gonna feature in FPS title?
COD/BF3? Whose majority of people are just 14-17 and spent there life in there homes and are afraid to go on LAN. :))
What a stupid reason tbvh. Go die IEM.
Sad day.. Thanks to IEM for 6 great seasons.
Valve could've made a deal to get CS:GO in the IEM.
Season 1 - first and Season 6 - last, won golden five ;)
The worst desicion ever , CS 1.6 WILL NEVER DIE IF THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT IT!
man me finally start my pro carrier in cs 1.6 this year and its all gone me bunk my classes for cs :(:(:(:( cs is my life wt i gonna do now
gave it 200+ views ;p we should make the video explode
Sad. But the good part of Carmac statement is they have not dropped it entirely means in IEM Europeon Challenge it can be featured.
I'm going to test Shootmania/CS:GO, something new is always good. The bad netcode of Cs 1.6 makes it unplayable world wide. Communities are splitted up, next games going to be better for sure in case of communities.
Imo new games can become really good too with a mixed community with Cs1.6/Css/CoD/Bf3 and new players.
first step to kill cs 1.6
Haha, CS community justifying ESL's choice.
and still, im not shocked at the stupidity of this websites community.
youre all morons for saying you hope CSGO fails. the only way it can fail is by not supporting it, and then you will say "HAH knew it would fail," because youre all idiots.
hopefully they announce CSGO soon, so that way when the top teams in 1.6 transition over, you can shit on them like you have shit on get_right, n0thing and fallen for even hinting that source engine games are good because you all run windows 98 and live in mud huts and are mad that CS Legos is dying.
cs go hum...
what people do for money
Stupid decision, the last season (IEM6) CS got more viewers than SC2. There's no FPS that can replace CS atm. Fuck this
Don`t watch next season. They`ll see what they lose
6 month later ...
We Changed our Mind and will not DROP bomb sorry Cs1.6 , wait for NEXT season ...
only CS 1.6 only hardcore
I don't get why are you all blaming them. I know this sucks, but cmon. At least be thankful for moments they gave to us.
I find it ironic that these companies, like Dreamhack, ESL and other major corporates makes millions every event but cannot hold a major tournament for the community/game that basically made them.
Fuck you esl and have a nice day
I will miss Joe Miller lol
what im going to miss from IEM besides the emotions, is Joe's stream :C
if i get it right, they canceled it because there is still the same teams from same countries ? if this is the main reason, i guess that in next one or two years here will be lot of new teams from all around the world, so i think that 1.6 can get the main title back :)
damn this is so bad for cs1.6, i think there r 10000 or more hltv users, so why not all of us donating 10dollar each/every year? it will be 100k tournament from public choice?
i love this game so much and i really really want to contribute to keep this game alive? but i alone cant do it, so if we stick together we might succeed, i wish hltv comes up with some sort of program which collects the donation for cs1.6 tournament i would surely donate some
edit: sorry i added too many questions.. bad english :(
lets just pray for a strong comming back with CS:GO !
I think its smart by them to do this, I love 1.6 and I love watching it but its just not enough people who is entertained by it anymore. And look at our pro's we only got a couple of team left and they are all to lazy to support the community. If we would have had the same amount of streamers, entertainers in cs 1.6 1-2 years ago like sc2 has now I think cs would still be big. But it isnt.
cs is still one of the most played games.ESL you suck.
"You built the foundation for eSports as we know it today." This statement is so true. Counter-Strike was one of the founding games of eSports, and certainly the game that brought eSports in the mainstream. Its the longest running fps in eSports that still holds massive popularity in pubs. Always #1 on steam's most played games stats even after so many years. CS has revolutionized the PC peripheral market as well. Mice, keyboards and mousepads have become a huge business because of cs gamers.
OMG, IEM ?!! One of the tournaments that i thought wouldn't drop cs until 2014, especially after Season 6....
sad story.. cs 1.6 in going down
stupid IEM and ESL. stupid decisions..
Sad news.. It seems that money is more important than fun..
I don't understand, why 77% of users saying: "lol, why, no, omg, loosers esl" and etc? Those 77% won't participate in IEM and other tournaments anyway.
IEM 8 Will feature 1.6 back again :) you'll see
so much denial in europe...lol
IEM really bad chose because CS 1.6 have really many fans and many peoples interesting it really
esl will lose many with this decision for sure because at this moment most interested and played game is CS 1.6, COD and LoL. Better decision is not kick out CS 1.6 but delete this all European, Asia masters etc... and make one or two events in year, example qualifications online and on lan World Championship. It's my opinion and i think esl chose shit way
CPL=SpawN comeback?!?!? lol
THE BEST TOURNAMENT AND organization of cs1.6
no iem cs die
Time to move on to CS:GO... about time, should have switched to CSS a while ago.
1.6 is a shit game, always has been.. move on people.
Here we go CSGO!
Better prizes, greater championships? perhaps.
Give it a chance.
Another fact that cs is dying.
NICE! TIME FOR LEAGUE OF LEGENDS! :D
So this is why we watched awful streams in IEMVI, to support 1.6 and sponsors.... then the organization drops the game... WTF really sad =/
they prefers ninja fruits.
FUCK ESL and IEM!!!
NO CS, IEM RIP!!!
I do not watch IEM ...
OMG, sad :(
die ESL, die IEM.
NOBODY WILL NEVER PLAY CS:GO GO KILL OTHER GAMES BITCHES
dota 2 is now taking up my time anyway
Shootmania, CS:GO, Tribes:Ascend,*insert random crap here*, ESL has a few options.
But anyway, CS 1.6 never dye :)
We still love CS, so fuck u IEM!
CS 1.6 was dying, we all knew it. Now it is time to make room for CS:GO =)
What is going to happen for you guys when HLTV.org will drop 1.6 ?
Guys, WTF? Just because IEM dropped CS 1.6 it doesn't mean CS 1.6 is dead nor going down. So many ... here.
and what game replace cs 1.6 , LOL? are you fucking kidding me!!!!!
no chance IEM to back with CS1.6?
CS 1.6 dying. CS:GO rising
The legacy of CS in the Intel Extreme Masters is one of the greatest stories in all of ESL If it is greatest why you drop?
Well, everybody could see that coming. No point yelling about how bad Valve and ESL are. I strongly believe, it has to be done. Why?
CS is no fun any more. I saw boasting about 70k spectators during IEM in this thread. But these 70k remain the same, time goes by, there are no newcomers to the game. You blame Halo, CoD and BF for being childish, but, honestly, these are the games where you can have the most fun as a newcomer, they are easy to get-straight-into, they are user-friendly and have nice graphics( let's face it, graphics IS important for players nowadays), CS becomes something too hardcore, hard-to-comprehend. As a casual gamer you'd prefer spending evening playing good-looking CoD instead of square CS.
I never played SC2, for example. I accidentaly saw some stream and took liking to it, having almost no idea what was going on on the screen, simply enjoying those pros play. Now, I am interested in the game and started playing myself.
My city is not big(500k), we have CS and SC2 tournaments roughly every three months. The main difference between two tournaments is that CS tournament is attended by those, who attended them for years, while there is always a bunch of new players in SC2's one. CS came to a standstill, no newcomers, and if it falls(it surely will), let it be quick.
Now, we are given a great opportunity to take CS to the next level. I think, it's disrespectful and ungrateful to blame ESL for dropping CS. I believe, they do it for the sake of e-sports. It's just bigger than one title, and when it's dropped, you have to move on.
OKAY, i will nv seeeee it anymore
This is _HUGE_ news for Counter-Strike, Today 1.6 on an international level has died and possibly CS1.6 as an e-sport. It's been a great 10+ years but now its time to look to the future and embrace CS:GO!
I'm afraid that news will encourage ESC gaming player to retire.
There's too little tournaments left to play profesionally for them
This is the biggest shit that could happen to 1.6. If the big tournaments replace it with CS:GO, I'm out, no way I will play or watch matches of that crap game.
I sincerely hope that their new main title fails miserably, so they can regret about their decision. I don't even care about e-sports in general, I only care about 1.6, it's the only game that I enjoy, I don't even play videogames.
FUCK YOU IEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :@@@@
+ CS:PROMOD - CS:GO
+ 1.6 - CSS
fuckin idiots.. cs 1.6 is the best game of the world!
"of corse, its better to watch girls game or nerds games"*sarcastic*
FUCK YOU ESL; FUCK YOU IEM!
But why old this is e-sport cant get it, its all about buisness, Cs 1.6 Can be played with so low pc, I bought my pc 1 year ago and i have 40fps in-game CS:GO, I have 4GB RAM,Graphics - ATIREADON HD 4320 etc. That means i will need to buy new PC to play CS:GO like Cs 1.6 Thats the reason that sponsors are not interesting in this game cuz they dont get nothing actuality they lose. It always like this when 1 game gets so up and they destroy it. They made e-sport, they destroy e-sport its realy sad ofc.
Sorry for my bad english.
1.6 didnt die guys(lol),just the best tournament (from reward way) will die ... cya IEM - welcome DreamHack/WCG and manymore ~!
What can we do if only Europeans are good at it? Asians and Americans should practice to be as good as Europeans are. Shit excuse.
to unite communities with 1.6 and show matched game not dead as I said heaton cs, die If no it will not ihraty
No 1.6 on IEM? The more I will not watch this tournament!
i think the next season of IEM,number of guide will decrease :))
so many retarded comments
cs is a great game but however everything gets older, we have to accept it.
Very very sad :\ They should at least pay attention to the community :S
today we have 1st April or what?
WHAT THE FUCK DID I JUST READ ?????????
:D this is fail :(
CS 1.6 will live :)
So is HLTV.org going down as well?
They're probably going all in on the casualfest that is LoL. Sad to see such a good era of eSports end with this hunger for casual fans and viewers. You might aswell end your sc2 tournaments aswell ESL, no one watches your shitty production and shitty players anyway.
this is a sad day for 1.6
its fine with me :) cs:go is a good game and who cares about crouch hopping and source models.its a game afterall..the greatest thing about this is that we will see heaton potti and spawn playing again :P
esl speaks just the same language as the sponsors do. quake died wc3 died and now cs 1.6. with these games iem got big hits. i guess i will give AMD another chance in the future
lets all never visit esl again, and dont give the much publicity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Screw 1.6 lets get back to LoL
wtf, thats so funny, ridiculous! -.-
They will regret soon. Ill cheer to next IEM season fail so bad.
Does anyone have that "never forget" video someone made when the rumor first came up that IEM was going to drop 1.6?
cs 1.6 is too good to replace him cs:go..
This is all because of money no one is looking only for our own ass is so all over the world and me this is not surprising..
expecting 43780434307430 threads under the name "cs is dead"
fuck valve with this f*ucking cs:go
the cs die because the poople use cheats and desmotived play:(
Stop whining kids.If 2 events dropped 1.6 that does not mean it's dead.It's just 2 good tournament dropping 1.6 and it is not even fully dropped.Just play the game,watch the streams and have fun or whatever you plan on doing.There is still tournaments and it could be worse.Dreamhack Summer is in 2 days so let's focus on that make sure 1.6 is worth it and quit whining.Plus how much do you really suffer from cs not being on WCG and IEM NoEurope?It is a rhetorical question don't answer me.
EDIT: Professional 1.6 players undoubtedly are to be blamed for these drops.They make no streams (except few,but still even they rarely) ,and in no way they communicate to fans or help the game,thats for all except Lurppis.
Omg they still keep cs 1.6 but only at certain regions read plz
ok... but very saaaad
¬¬ now global offensive? S:
i hope you IEM close for ever !
wtf? cs was the most watched game at wcg/iem and they quit it? ahahahhahaha nice joke , is not 1 april so IEM wake up Mother******s ! :)
WTF...Don't do this.......
CS 1.6 NEVER DIES
FAWWWWWWWWWWK ALL HATERS _)_
Are they out of their mind?
CS 1.6 will always be on top of other eSport games, when it comes to competition.
They will lose tons of viewers by this action
i dont think that is ESL or WCG fault, if u wanna blame someone blame valve, they are paying the organizers to remove cs 1.6 of the scene, so they kill cs 1.6 to be able to push csgo to the market, they dont wanna lose money again (cs source), so now they know what to do...we are not gonna play csgo, then they kill 1.6 and game over.
Really sad , now we will see organisations dropping their teams.
And players retiring.
I dont think many of you would handle a mid-life crisis very well. LuL
cs died because they got paid to shut it down and make way for csgo
I suppose this was inevitable, and Carmac's reasons are sound.
We just have to keep turning out high viewer numbers for the EU global challenges.
bad news for iem, cs:go - sucks, valve - sucks, esl - sucks! cs 1.6 forever!!!!!
Today only one thing decides the success of a game as a esports title ... prizemoney / investment from sponsor.
We see a lot of investment in StarCraft, in LoL, and probably soon in DotA also .. and so on.
The reason they are giving for pulling off CS16, doesnt make any sense. With all of the viewers, coverage, exposure there is in CS16, the only thing left that can be the cause of this is either money ESLs is receiving or because CS:GO is in the pipeline.
Will be pretty interesting what other events will do priar to CS:GO launch
IEM gonna lose 1/2 of their audience, since they dropped cs, so if we gonna keep it alive and bring a big audience to the tournaments, that still feature cs 1.6, I bet that 8 season will feature cs 1.6, otherwise the tournament will die
They shuld go to HELL with the politics of removing 1.6!
Its still the king of online FPS multiplayer! And among best most successfull and most stable multiplayer for any investemnet or companies sponsoring it and worrying about its popularity. Your other games will die brutaly in less than 3 years span, i guarantee it. what a fail, Only explanation is MONEY OPPORTUNITY, i dont now where or how. But cs:go and valve probably responsible. What a shitt game and way to ruin your own legacy and creation, shoot yourself in the foot valve, NICE JOB GENIUSES!
Don't know about you guys, but for me I don't think that CS:GO has what it takes to be played professionally. After trying the beta CS:GO, I am still convinced that this game is for sure not fit for the competitive scene, at-least for now.
"This means that if CS 1.6 will be featured at an event, it will only be for certain events where it is a perfect fit for the Intel Extreme Masters locally." stop crying guys, there will still be cs.
WTF？ The news broke the hearts of all men
If you do it , I am sure the ratings will decline！！
As long as we have the ten person，we can r3 ！
CS 1.6 it is the most i love
Nothing can replace it！
nice, finally this old crap game dies
CS:GO is the future
hehe thats why we had to watch those shitty streams instead of HLTV, to support the community, right? nice job, suck off your money shitfaces
This is definitely the worst news about CS 1.6, i don't know who are behind this, valve, ESL and WCG thanks for support this epic game for many years, but if CS:GO gonna replace 1.6 is time to stop watch games and support
EDIT: I NEVER GONNA PLAY CS:SHIT
They have ten million cser in my conuntry.If IEM drop cs.WE will drop IEM.
Valve & ESL, are you crazy??? your CS:GO is real, undisputed, compeletely s**k!!!!!!!!!!!!! and forget about popularity of IEM.
Put this to rest.. CS:GO will never be as good as 1.6, like the HLTV admin said I like CSS more than I like CS GO and that says a lot... cs 1.6 is the best game ever made because it does not take away from game play with graphics and stuff, its a Raw FPS game where your team work and aim is tested to the max unlike new games where the player can blend into the map, games now days are made for (and for a lack of a better word) Noobs, people dont want to put in the time and hard work to become the best they would rather pick something up and be good at it with basic motor skills.. thats the problem, CS GO will only get some place if they make it free to play and run 1mill doller comps bar that if 1.6 is getting kicked and css sucks cs go will crash and burn ( i can not play more than 5min) on cs go its shit..... I think IEM has lost there minds on dropping 1.6 and all I can say is i hope CPL picks it up with the comments on the CPL website 90% of people want 1.6 in some shape.
when no1 will watch their shitty games they will bring back cs :D
PS: they think 1.6 is dead around the world it's because they are stupid it has nothing to do with the game being dead... look at everyone on this website all over the world from Australia to india, china hell some flags i dont even know :P, the problem is not that 1.6 is dead but that other teams (and i am talking about Australia because thats where i am from) dont have the money to fly to the EU every month to play events because of lack of backing in AUS in eSports as a whole... people need to understand this.. in my team I have the best CS 1.6 team in AUS right now and if we had the cash i would be flying my team every month to play an event...
-best game +some shit game = nice idea esl..really
ESL always were shit a0nyway.
"Gimme money fuck gamers organisation."
7 IEM season I will not watch the principle let see matched GO sucks.
When the championship was held at 1.6, prize them somewhat back through advertising, views, youtube
We believe in 1.6
classic comments up in dis
fuck ESL ! Counter Strike 1.6 will neve die for me ! not over some stupid CS:GO !
q_q more users..just play cs:go not a big deal both of them are just GAMES Jesus . and i'm playing cs since december 17 2001 :)
it was a good run mates, but every good has to come to an end. Too bad they arent working on CS2 and CSGO is just a cash cow to get players from source to buy the same game with a bit of a makeover.
I'm from CS:S, and played 1.6 from 2002 to 2004.
Would you, you guys from 1.6, switch for CS:GO ?
FU ESL _!_
**cough** stupid move. they are going to lose thousands of C.S 1.6 because of this. I dont say that because I am a fan , I say this because this game is the most popular online game around the world. Anyway I hope that this move won't affect the rest of CS 1.6 tournaments.
1.6 created this events, not the other way arround. 1.6 will live forever. CS:GO is shit, it won't replace 1.6
i dont understand this one, there will be GC events but not iemGF?
at least in brazil the cs fans and players are still very active.
Brazil is not in europe so... ELS fail!
So sad for 1.6. IEM was perhaps the most fun tournament to watch
Is this the beginning of the end?