ESEA changes map rotation

January 4th, 2013 22:49

Despite complaints from the community, ESEA has decided to stick with the original map rotation for it's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive divisions worldwide.

After announcing the map rotation for season thirteen with de_aztec_se, de_dust_se and de_mill_b1 included, much of the community voiced their unhappiness with the introduction of non-standard maps to competitive play.

ESEA had already announced changes to the map rotation during the holiday season, but has now decided to revert back to the original rotation, which means de_dust_se will be in action next week.

In a community vote on ESEA, de_mill_b2 defeated de_mill_b1 to replace it while Sal "Volcano" Garozzo's de_cache took the place of de_aztec_se. Finally, ESEA will use de_nuke_se from now on, as it is now virtually the same as Garozzo's version.

Week 1    December 16-20    de_mirage_csgo
Week 2 January 6-10 de_dust_se
Week 3 January 13-17 de_mill_b2
Week 4 January 20-24 de_train_se
Week 5 January 27-31 de_nuke_se
Week 6 February 3-7 de_inferno_se
Week 7 February 10-14 de_cache
Week 8 February 17-21 de_dust2_se

First week already finished prior to the holidays, and action will continue in ESEA Invite starting on Monday with taking on mousesports, who recently added Finn "karrigan" Andersen to their roster.

de_dust ? :/
2013-01-04 22:52
New Zealand xloo 
Yeah they're all expired already, However, you can still buy your own month of ESEA which is $7 and you can get 5 ESEA premium code for free by using the link below (Remember, you can only get the codes if you buy your OWN 1 month premium with the link above)
2013-01-05 18:31
not bad :D
2013-01-04 22:54
that ESEA link is to the old list- here is current one:
2013-01-04 22:55
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2013-01-04 23:25
United States Few 
take out the http->S<- and it will work fine
2013-01-05 00:37
Summer | 
Korea dafNaY 
de_dust? lol
2013-01-04 22:58
World ptR2 
Any update on when tuscan is getting released?
2013-01-04 22:58
tuscan is released look at Dosia's stream
2013-01-04 23:09
no it's not get your facts right
2013-01-04 23:21
United Kingdom jimak 
dust and cache lol
2013-01-04 22:59
de_dust_se really?
2013-01-04 23:03
ahahaha epic
2013-01-05 11:18
running out of news lol
2013-01-04 23:11
by the way didnt lurppis say that he is not gonna write news for cs:go?
2013-01-04 23:12
don't recall ever saying anything like that, feel free to prove me wrong though. i've been covering cs:go since the day it came out.
2013-01-04 23:16
you said something like it would take alot of time and thats why you are not going to write news about CS:GO
2013-01-04 23:21
never said anything like that, i've been constantly covering cs:go and tournaments for it since the game came out
2013-01-04 23:25
hmm okay seems like i confused a little bit :)
2013-01-04 23:33
he just said he doesnt like the game but he still covering the events and news about cs:go
2013-01-04 23:40
and he was even a caster at DH winter LOL he is a douche
2013-01-06 22:51
hes baiting you obviously.
2013-01-04 23:45
(Just to let you know: i'm not trolling or something). Do you think that CS:GO has future? Or will it fail in a few months like CSS did? What do you dislike the most about CS:GO?
2013-01-05 03:26
you cant compare css and csgo situatuin because cs 1.6 played a big part in css case
2013-01-05 08:13
It DOES have a future. There's lots of big names already in CS:GO EG. SK, NA'VI, Adren's team (noob, I've forgotten what it's called already) and more. Wasn't around during CS:S times but I heard that most major teams didn't even touch it. Could be wrong.
2013-01-05 16:34
dust is only there because there are no maps available to replace it. The only map i can think of that's possible is vertigo. And nobody likes vertigo.
2013-01-04 23:16
Sounds good. I like the idea of forcing new maps into matches. It means that much maps that aren't played regularly are given actual coverage and we get to see if they are actually bad or just little played. Although thank god they got rid of Aztec, that map is the second worst offical map.
2013-01-04 23:17
Already Bainshie4? 5th comming soon?
2013-01-05 03:27
just downloaded and tried de_mill_b2, it's a nice map
2013-01-04 23:24
please.. Week 2 January 6-10 de_dust_se
2013-01-04 23:26
heaton with special tactics for nip
2013-01-04 23:31
2013-01-04 23:41
exactly )
2013-01-05 12:34
Needs most russka:) I liked russka in 1.6
2013-01-04 23:34
2013-01-05 00:20
cyx | 
United States NeZiX 
Yes! This map was sooo gooooood.
2013-01-05 14:46
dust1? cache? even mill_b2 is bad, mill_b1 was better Are the Americans drunk? Just because volcano makes a map doesn't mean you instantly have to play it LOL. Map rotation in future for CS:GO should be simple: dust2, mirage, inferno, train, nuke, tuscan Leaves room for potential new maps or old remakes, but remains familiar and professional.
2013-01-04 23:40
2013-01-05 00:17
add russka season and contra, really nice maps :))
2013-01-05 00:20
cyx | 
United States NeZiX 
-season, -contra
2013-01-05 14:46
i accept -contra but why -season? it's an awesome map!
2013-01-05 19:23
They should make poll to choose maps.
2013-01-05 02:00
Yeah this is one of the shittiest things I've seen ESEA do in a long time.
2013-01-05 05:34
Israel kLifOrdQ_o 
why not inferno_ce? BTW does anyone porting forge?
2013-01-04 23:45
2013-01-04 23:55
de_cache? Explain...
2013-01-04 23:59
its crazy map from source , i dont know where is bs :D
2013-01-05 11:51
you have the gaydar, just look at it :D
2013-01-05 22:54
Brazil hono 
dust and train are bad imo.
2013-01-05 00:01
de_dust for next week? how...ive just spent the week practicing nuke and now they just change it again last minute?
2013-01-05 00:01
It's been dust for awhile?
2013-01-05 23:55
This is a huge fuckup by esea. You don't change the mappool in a tournament after it started. The only thing you could do worse from that point on IS TO CHANGE IT AGAIN. You had one job.
2013-01-05 00:16
Good decisions on everything except dust.
2013-01-05 00:26
Denmark Pimp 
Jokez all over the place!
2013-01-05 00:31
tuscan?season? NONO....... D1 AND CACHE LOL'D
2013-01-05 01:01
Back to bacisc. After years we can see d1 again. Now it's gonna be really nice. I would like to see assault or italy, that can make this game really good to play and watch.
2013-01-05 01:08
2013-01-05 01:17
My fav player when I started playing :)
2013-01-05 14:39
Thought hostage maps were never in tournaments? Just defuse? =/ no idea tho
2013-01-05 16:36
2013-01-05 20:15
>ESEA changes map rotation >Despite complaints from the community, ESEA has decided to stick with the original map rotation for it's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive divisions worldwide. my brain. dis article hurtz my brain
2013-01-05 02:15
might want to get that black spot checked out...
2013-01-05 02:43
Greece her-1g 
FINALLY!!! de_dust_se is an awesome map for competitive gameplay!! the bridge and the stairs are the features that de_dust missed so many years!
2013-01-05 02:25
de_dust? ou shit.
2013-01-05 02:44
dust and cache sigh.. I'd rather have contra/season and I never even played competitive source.
2013-01-05 02:55
Everyone Europe side is on a level playing field and if teams knew of dust before hand then surely they would have got some basic strats for it. Anyway it's good to see other maps are being placed in the rotation aside from the norm, it could potentially mean some interesting matches.
2013-01-05 03:31
Dust is stupid. Mill needs work, the B site is broken. Kinda interested to see Cache. Only downside potentially is i think it will play out similar to forge, run and gun. I guess the Russians will like it.
2013-01-05 03:51
hehe dust,it's gonna be interesting. Why are you all so afraid of change.It's been all of the same strats for years now.We need something new and fresh
2013-01-05 04:29
Because dust is an absolutely trashy map? If we have dust why take out aztec? They're both atrociously balanced. Play it in pugs all you want, but in a competitive league, this has no place. I'm all for absolutely brand new maps in competitive play GIVEN THAT THEY'RE MADE PROPERLY for competitive play.
2013-01-05 04:46
we'll see what happens, they are pro teams after all + there are some new additions for the Ts which help alot.If it goes downhill from that tournament they can simply not put it in anymore.Let's be more open-minded and wait it out
2013-01-05 04:45
I realize all the changes they have in dust for CSGO. I've pugged in dust on 1.6 and source quite a few times. It's definitely better for T's, but the difference makes a very small impact. It's still very easy for CTs to win an overwhelming amount of rounds.
2013-01-05 04:48
I would imagine it will be only for this season anyway until Tuscan has come out.
2013-01-05 06:16
yep 'cause dust is new and all
2013-01-05 16:17
not used in tournaments new:)
2013-01-05 17:58
Russia somebodyeah 
de_forge_se please
2013-01-05 06:51
need to add gg_lego_arena_se for next season
2013-01-05 11:46
we need tuscan,forge maps on csgo
2013-01-05 12:12
add de_train_te and de_inferno_ce much better
2013-01-05 12:18
de_mill_b2. Very interesting
2013-01-05 12:32
dust millb2 o0 new tactical aces for NiP
2013-01-05 12:36
Netherlands c3i 
I actually like that they're adding dust and mill, cant wait to watch!
2013-01-05 13:23
Belgium Monu 
needs tuscan, one of the best maps imo
2013-01-05 13:51
Not bad, but tuscan was a better choice for the map rotation.
2013-01-05 14:22
United States p0s 
cache is good relax bozo's
2013-01-05 14:50
It would be nicer if we could see aztec too. It would be amazing to see old school maps with player on much bigger level than many years ago.
2013-01-05 15:35
its so ct biased though
2013-01-05 16:47
Spain Donra 
LOOOL ahahah, these americans...
2013-01-05 16:15 forge maby soon...
2013-01-05 16:58
New Zealand xloo 
Yeah they're all expired already, However, you can still buy your own month of ESEA which is $7 and you can get 5 ESEA premium code for free by using the link below (Remember, you can only get the codes if you buy your OWN 1 month premium with the link above)
2013-01-05 18:31
de_dust?! omg. de_cache?! omg.
2013-01-06 18:04
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