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Valve ordered to stop all gambling-related skin transfers by Washington State Gambling Commission

According to a press release by the Washington State Gambling Commission, Valve is to “immediately stop allowing the transfer of virtual weapons known as ‘skins’ for gambling activities through the company’s Steam Platform.” The release, posted by Esports Betting Report, details how...

CompLexity at the Northern Arena Tournament

As many of you have already heard, CompLexity Gaming is competing at the Northern Arena CS:GO Toronto LAN finals (September 1-4) with a prize pool of $100,000. Just a couple of days ago CompLexity announced that Team Kaliber player...

Tarik joins OpTic’s CS:GO Team…..

Tarik recently stepped down from Counter Logic Gaming’s starting roster after spending the past year-and-a-half with the squad. During his time with CLG he competed at several Majors, including an impressive 5th-8th place finish at the MLG Major Championship:...

New CS:GO update released

A new CS:GO update has shipped, build version 1.35.4.6, which continues to overhaul weapon sounds and also includes a number of other tweaks. A new CS:GO update has released and the primary area of interest is the continuing overhaul and...

New logs reveal scale of CSGOShuffle profit

Controversial skin betting site CSGOShuffle was shut down last week, but new logs reveal millions of dollars made by owners. As the world turns, there is an ever-growing mountain of evidence against certain individuals in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive community,...

James ‘PhantomLord’ Varga implicated in latest CS:GO betting scandal

Popular CS:GO gambling streamer James “PhantomL0rd” Varga in potential CSGO betting exposé. Following the allegations  that surfaced last week against prominent CounterStrike: Global Offensive streamers, a story has emerged over the weekend concerning James “PhantomL0rd” Varga, another member of the...

Twitch confirms content breaking third-party ToS is banned

The popular streaming platform today released a statement confirming they would not allow content that breaks  third-party terms of service, dealing another blow to the Counter-Strike skin gambling community. The fallout surrounding Counter-Strike: Global Offensive skin gambling continued today with...

Valve to crack down on gambling websites

Valve to send cease operation notices to online gambling websites that use Steam's OpenID API. In 2011 Valve added an in-game trading system which allowed users to trade items, in the form of both barter and monetary acquisition. Shortly after the...

Team Ranking: June 2016

We have updated our Global Team Ranking With the ninth CS:GO Major having finished its eventful first day in Cologne, Germany some time ago, it might seem a little strange to see a monthly update to our CS:GO rankings published...

Counter-Strike player files suit against Valve over ‘illegal gambling’ surrounding CSGO

A Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player filed suit against Valve today, accusing the game maker of allowing an "illegal online gambling market" to spring up and propagate around the popular online shooter. Valve Corporation, the suit says, "knowingly allowed ... and...