CS:GO: Operation Bravo launched and Dreamhack Bucharest completes
NEWS | Sillicur | Counter-Strike | September 26, 2013
CS:GO has been receiving regular updates and it is wonderful to see the game growing in the eSports community and a big part of that revolves around community made maps as well as consistent and great updates from Valve. You can now enjoy matchmaking enabled on official dedicated servers in
CS:GO has been receiving regular updates and it is wonderful to see the game growing in the eSports community and a big part of that revolves around community made maps as well as consistent and great updates from Valve.
You can now enjoy matchmaking enabled on official dedicated servers in eight top community maps, 7 of which are new and one crowd favorite Seaside making its long awaited debut in competitive play. These eight maps will be available in Competitive modes, Casual as well as Deathmatch, with the authors of these maps getting a piece of the pass proceeds!
Operation Bravo launched on the 19th of September 2013 with some great additions. Operation Bravo is however, not free, as the operational pass will cost you $5.99. You do not have to buy a pass to get some of the benefits from Operation Bravo, as non-pass holders will still have a chance to get a Bravo case drop. If you do have a pass, you will get a huge chance boost to get a Bravo case drop without it cutting into your regular case drops and timed finish.
Upon purchasing the pass, you will also receive an Operation Bravo Coin. This coin will double as an operational scorecard, which will give you a record of your official competitive match statistics for the duration of Bravo, which ends in 20 January 2014. The coin is upgradeable through playtime and wins, viewable any place your avatar is shown.
The pass will also get you access to 15 new weapon finishes through timed drops on any map, be it Bravo or non-Bravo. However, even for those of us who do not buy it but has a friend that buys the pass, there is still good news. Anyone who has a pass can invite friends to Bravo games so they can play for free even if they don’t have the pass! I believe this was an excellent design choice and will help the community grow.
Dreamhack Bucharest Results
We had some great CS:GO matches to watch the past couple of weeks. For me the tournament I enjoyed the most was Dreamhack Bucharest, where one of our South African players StatiC attended as a StarCraft II player.
In the CS:GO games we saw 16 highly skilled international teams fight it out for a piece of the $15,000.00 prize pool. The Swedish team and fan favorites NiP did not disappoint as they tore through VeryGames in the quarter finals. The semi finals saw close games as NiP was able to defeat Astana Dragons (who did extremely well for their first time at a big LAN event ) 2-1 in matches.
On the other side of the bracket Lemondogs beat fnatic 2-0 in the quarter finals and moved on the narrowly defeated a Na’Vi team with a new and refreshed lineup in the semi finals 2-1.
The finals were over quickly as NiP crushed Lemondogs to take home $7,500 and an automatic entry into Dreamhack winter, which will boast a prize pool of $250,000.00! Lemondogs walked away with $4.500. Astana Dragons and Na’Vi went grabbed the 3/4th place spoils of $1,500 each.
Next week I will be nterviewing with one of our players and a complete all you need to know article about the DGC, featuring lineups, teams, dates and times, prizes as well as any other information I can get my hands on, so stay tuned!
Will you be getting the Operation Bravo pass? Do you think NiP can be stopped or will they continue to dominate Dreamhack? Who do you will think take the gold at the DGC this year? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.
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