See: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

2016 lawsuit over CS:GO skin gambling gets thrown out on a technicality

The slow, grinding gears of the legal system has finally yielded a verdict in the last of a series of CS:GO lawsuits from 2016....

Counterstrike: Global Offensive players in Australia get a year-long ban for betting on themselves

It turns out that professional athletes placing bets on their own performances in games is generally frowned upon in most sports. This is true...

CSGO esports set a new online viewership record thanks to quarantine

While the final competition of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2020 didn't exactly draw a huge physical crowd owing to a coronavirus...

Riot Games’ multiplayer FPS Valorant is officially unveiled with new screens, details, and gameplay footage

Looks like the cat has been officially released from the bag. Valorant, the CSGO-like multiplayer FPS that was hitherto known as Project A, has...

A teenage CS:GO player has developed an AI that has successfully found 14,000 cheaters

While cheaters may never prosper, they also have a tendency to proliferate if not kept in check (and even sometimes when companies do try...

CS:GO stops letting players sell container keys due to their use in money laundering

The otherwise innocuous activity of selling keys to open containers in CS:GO has apparently been used for far more nefarious purposes. According to a...

Gamer involved in swatting murder gets 15 months in prison and a two-year gaming ban

This past August, we followed up on efforts in Wichita, Kansas, to stop swatting after one such Call of Duty-related "prank" saw 28-year-old Andrew...

The MOP Up: Conan Exiles pops its god bubbles

Bubbles. They are marvelous things that thrill children, turn gum into an art form, and apparently ward off evil barbarians from being naughty. Of...
This was all funny until it happened to us!

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is now being review-bombed on Steam

We all know how Valve (owner of Steam) hates moderating things, right? Especially down to more or less fighting review bombing simply by telling...

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is now free-to-play with a new battle royale mode

Gosh, the mighty have fallen when it comes to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The game isn't hemorrhaging players like certain other titles, but it does appear...

Belgium begins criminal investigation into EA’s noncompliance with gambling laws as lockboxes remain in FIFA

Activision-Blizzard and Valve may have cooperated with European nations' lockbox demands, but apparently EA won't be playing ball. You'll recall that at the end of...
This is obviously someone else's fault.

Valve turns off lootboxes in the Netherlands for DOTA 2 and CounterStrike: Global Offensive

If you were in any way hoping that the Dutch Gaming Authority's ruling about lockboxes would lead to a worldwide shift, it seems that's...

CSGO players petition Valve to revert strict skin trading rules

Readers of Massively OP will recall that over the past few years, skin trading in games like CSGO have made international headlines when the...

The MOP Up: Overwatch rings in the Lunar New Year (February 4, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive community rocked by death threat controversy

Here is a lesson that we should all take to heart: Smack talk is one thing, actual death threats are entirely another. The Counter-Strike: Global...

FTC settles CS:GO Lotto influencer corruption complaint

It's not enough for the CS:GO community to bleed players to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds; nope, this week it's taking another blow in the form of...

SuperData June 2017: ROBLOX, GTAV, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are making bank

SuperData's global digital games revenue summary for June 2017 is out, and it's a strange melange of huge shifts and no changes at all. On the...

Transgender gamers face crass rejection by CS:GO tournament organizers [Updated]

This article has been updated as apparently it was all part of an elaborate, horrific, and completely unfunny fraud/hoax perpetrated on the e-sports and...

The MOP Up: SMITE’s console mea culpa (May 7, 2017)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Superdata report shows Overwatch slipping, Hearthstone rebounding

Looking back at March's digital sales, the industry was up 15% year-over-year from 2016, Superdata Research reports. Mobile was the largest area of growth,...