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New rare “AWP Fade” CSGO skin selling for insane price

An all new CSGO AWP skin is selling for upwards of $1,400+.

CSGO’s newest operation, Broken Fang is now available for players. With this update, plenty of new skin collections have been added to the game.

One of those collections – The Control collection, contains one of the most lucrative skins in the game yet, the AWP Fade.

The AWP Fade is a beautiful finish to a iconic weapon. The Fade is a covert weapon and is extremely rare.

In order to have a chance at getting one, you’ll need to head to the operation store and spend 4 stars to get a random chance to pull this skin out of the control collection. The odds of getting this weapon is less than 1%.

Players only get 10 stars a week for free in the pass, so you’ll only have 2 shots a week to try to get this for free, or spend approximately $3 in stars in-game to try your luck.

Due to this extreme rarity, the weapon is already listed at $1,400 in factory new condition on the steam community market. In Minimal Rare quality, the weapon is listed around $1,300 at the time of writing.

These prices are no stranger to the Counter-Strike community, with weapons like the AWP Dragon Lore being worth around $4,000+ in Minimal Wear condition.

This weapon may skyrocket in price after operation Broken Fang ends, since the Control collection may not be available after the operation ends. Considering only a finite amount of these AWP’s will drop during the operation, it’s entirely possible this could be one of the most expensive skins in a year or two.

The AWP fade isn’t the only fade skin in the game either, joining the Glock, MP7, MAC-11, and knife finish. Recently, the Glock fade has been a skyrocketing skin, attracting similar value due to its rarity, around $900 – $1,000.

With the AWP being a much better weapon than the Glock, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the value of it get into the $3,000 or $4,000 range after the operation ends.

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New rare “AWP Fade” CSGO skin selling for insane price

An all new CSGO AWP skin is selling for upwards of $1,400+.

CSGO’s newest operation, Broken Fang is now available for players. With this update, plenty of new skin collections have been added to the game.

One of those collections – The Control collection, contains one of the most lucrative skins in the game yet, the AWP Fade.

The AWP Fade is a beautiful finish to a iconic weapon. The Fade is a covert weapon and is extremely rare.

In order to have a chance at getting one, you’ll need to head to the operation store and spend 4 stars to get a random chance to pull this skin out of the control collection. The odds of getting this weapon is less than 1%.

Players only get 10 stars a week for free in the pass, so you’ll only have 2 shots a week to try to get this for free, or spend approximately $3 in stars in-game to try your luck.

Due to this extreme rarity, the weapon is already listed at $1,400 in factory new condition on the steam community market. In Minimal Rare quality, the weapon is listed around $1,300 at the time of writing.

These prices are no stranger to the Counter-Strike community, with weapons like the AWP Dragon Lore being worth around $4,000+ in Minimal Wear condition.

This weapon may skyrocket in price after operation Broken Fang ends, since the Control collection may not be available after the operation ends. Considering only a finite amount of these AWP’s will drop during the operation, it’s entirely possible this could be one of the most expensive skins in a year or two.

The AWP fade isn’t the only fade skin in the game either, joining the Glock, MP7, MAC-11, and knife finish. Recently, the Glock fade has been a skyrocketing skin, attracting similar value due to its rarity, around $900 – $1,000.

With the AWP being a much better weapon than the Glock, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the value of it get into the $3,000 or $4,000 range after the operation ends.

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New CSGO Operation Broken Fang: maps, more

Counter Strike Global Offensive’s new Operation, Broken Fang, has arrived in December.

In a surprise update on November 3, Valve released the new Broken Fang Operation into CSGO. The new event features an operation pass, new maps, skins and operators. Here’s some of the new features in the operation.

Broken Fang Pass and Premier Matchmaking

The Broken Fang pass costs $15 and includes access to premier matchmaking, a queue exclusive for operation pass owners. In this competitive mode, you and the enemy team both vote for a map to play in a pick/ban phase.

Your stats will be available on the Operation stats page. Your performance in this mode will be logged throughout the season into a highly detailed breakdown.

In the new stat track tab, you’ll have stats like map performance, weapon stats, and heatmaps available for view.

Operation Rewards

The operation rewards are different this time around. Instead of a battle pass system with reward progression, there is now a “star” system. The stars can be used to purchase a variety of items in the operation shop. Most rewards consist of random prizes from an operator or skin collection. Here’s the rewards.

  • New agents from 3 collections and 1 master agent
  • Broken Fang Case
  • Ancient Collection Weapon
  • Control Collection Weapon
  • Havoc Collection Weapon
  • Broken Fang Stickers
  • Skill Group Patches
  • Recoil Graffiti and Stickers

New Retake Mode

Retakes is a new game mode inspired by community servers. In this mode you’ll select set load-outs to defend or attack a bomb site in a 3v3 situation. The first team to 8 rounds wins the match.

New Maps

Five new community maps have been added.

  • Ancient, a remake of the classic map Aztec.
  • Apollo
  • Engage
  • Frostbite
  • Guard

New Ping System

Point out enemies and make call outs to teammates with the new chat wheel. You can ask for weapons, tell players to follow you and ask for eco/buy rounds. The chat wheel is a huge development for competitive matches and is a long awaited addition.

Operation Broken Fang is currently live. If you do not have the operation pass you can still do the missions but will not receive stars as rewards. Pass holders are limited to 10 free stars per week but can buy an unlimited amount of stars to use in the store.

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New CSGO Operation Broken Fang: maps, more

Counter Strike Global Offensive’s new Operation, Broken Fang, has arrived in December.

In a surprise update on November 3, Valve released the new Broken Fang Operation into CSGO. The new event features an operation pass, new maps, skins and operators. Here’s some of the new features in the operation.

Broken Fang Pass and Premier Matchmaking

The Broken Fang pass costs $15 and includes access to premier matchmaking, a queue exclusive for operation pass owners. In this competitive mode, you and the enemy team both vote for a map to play in a pick/ban phase.

Your stats will be available on the Operation stats page. Your performance in this mode will be logged throughout the season into a highly detailed breakdown.

In the new stat track tab, you’ll have stats like map performance, weapon stats, and heatmaps available for view.

Operation Rewards

The operation rewards are different this time around. Instead of a battle pass system with reward progression, there is now a “star” system. The stars can be used to purchase a variety of items in the operation shop. Most rewards consist of random prizes from an operator or skin collection. Here’s the rewards.

  • New agents from 3 collections and 1 master agent
  • Broken Fang Case
  • Ancient Collection Weapon
  • Control Collection Weapon
  • Havoc Collection Weapon
  • Broken Fang Stickers
  • Skill Group Patches
  • Recoil Graffiti and Stickers

New Retake Mode

Retakes is a new game mode inspired by community servers. In this mode you’ll select set load-outs to defend or attack a bomb site in a 3v3 situation. The first team to 8 rounds wins the match.

New Maps

Five new community maps have been added.

  • Ancient, a remake of the classic map Aztec.
  • Apollo
  • Engage
  • Frostbite
  • Guard

New Ping System

Point out enemies and make call outs to teammates with the new chat wheel. You can ask for weapons, tell players to follow you and ask for eco/buy rounds. The chat wheel is a huge development for competitive matches and is a long awaited addition.

Operation Broken Fang is currently live. If you do not have the operation pass you can still do the missions but will not receive stars as rewards. Pass holders are limited to 10 free stars per week but can buy an unlimited amount of stars to use in the store.

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Steam Workshop Content Must Now Go Through An Approval Process

Valve has quietly changed the way the Steam Workshop handles new content and updates to existing content. Maps, weapons and other user-created items will now need to go through moderation and get approved before they can be downloaded by other players.

This was first spotted on the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive subreddit by PCGN. User TanookiSuit3 shared some screenshots showing the change in policy. The messages state that users will need to wait for a verification email from Valve and moderator approval before content will be visible to others in the Workshop.

According to an updated Steam Support post, players will need to have their content approved by moderators. Updates to old and already approved content will also need to be checked by moderators before other players can download that updated content. Players already using the older, non-updated content can still use it while the update waits for approval.

On that same support post, Valve says the process should take less than a day.

As of now, Valve has yet to release an official statement or comment about this new policy. However, it seems very likely this is in response to numerous problems CS:GO players have had with fake and spam content on the Workshop.

Popular CSGO YouTuber 3kliksphilip has covered this issue extensively and explains that many creators were frustrated by how actual content, like user-made maps, would constantly be pushed off the front page and replaced with ads for free weapon skins. Many believed these were getting upvoted via bots, showing evidence that these bots might also be downvoting popular content to keep the fake content at the top.

Of course, we don’t know for sure if this new policy change is a direct result of these issues or if this policy change will apply to all games on Steam that have Workshop support. We also don’t know who is actually moderating this content and how that process works.

Source: Kotaku.com

A Dog, A Duck, And A Wario Walk Into A Smash Tournament…

This week, America celebrates declaring its independence from England with hot dogs, fireworks, and, apparently, tanks stationed around the National Mall in Washington, D.C. But don’t let that stop you from catching Europe’s biggest Smash Bros. tournament of the year go down at Emirates Stadium in London.

Currently boasting over 1,000 entrants, Albion 4 will host the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players from around the world in what could prove to be an exciting series of matchups that break away from the current dominance of Snake, Peach, and a host of Fire Emblem fighters.

Most notably among these is a potential showdown between Wario main William “Glutonny” Belaid and Duck Hunt main Tetsuya “Raito” Ishiguro. Seeded third and fourth respectively, they are both currently projected to meet in the loser’s semifinal in what could be one of the game’s most unusual meta-shattering face-offs to-date.

It’s also possible, though even more improbable, that both pros could meet in the winner’s final, although to do that they would need to unseat the one and two seeds, Samuel “Dabuz” Buzby and Jestise “MVD” Negron, in the winner’s semifinals. Pools play kicks off at 5:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, with top eight play set to begin on Sunday at 12:00 p.m. All of the matches will be streaming live on the DAT Team Twitch channel.

DreamHack Showdown will also be taking place in Europe this weekend. The all-women Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament out of Valencia, Spain will feature the best female teams around including CLG Red, Besiktas, and the reigning world champions, Team Dignitas. The $100,000 event begins on Friday at 4:00 a.m. with group matches, followed by eliminations matches starting at the same time on Saturday. The semifinals are scheduled to begin at 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, followed by the grand finals at 12:00 p.m. All of the matches will be streamed live on the DreamHack Counter-Strike Twitch channel.

Meanwhile, in Germany, play has already gotten underway in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s ESL One: Cologne 2019. European powerhouse Astralis is already dominating in Group B, while Team Liquid prepares to face NRG Esports in Group A on July 4 at 9:30 a.m. ET. The quarterfinals for the tournament will then get started on July 5 at the same time, with the grand finals taking place at 10:00 a.m. on July 7. You can find a full list of match times on Liquidpedia, with all of them streaming live on ESL’s Counter-Strike Twitch channel

Source: Kotaku.com

Esports Will Be Your Valentine 

Image: Blizzard (Overwatch)

Don’t have a special someone with whom to share foot rubs and chocolate-covered strawberries tonight? No worries, esports is here for you. Have a special someone but don’t feel like trying to make-up last minute plans to impress them? Esports has you covered there, too.

In esports this is called a double-kill, otherwise known as a win-win. For some strange reason, possibly linked to the movements of the stars, Overwatch, Fortnite, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive all have major events going on tonight and lasting through the next three days.

The first of and biggest of these is the return of the Overwatch League, which kicks off tonight with Philadelphia Fusion vs. London Spitfire at 7:00 p.m. ET. That’s just the first of four matches. Will the Shanghai Dragons break their losing streak with a win against newcomers Hangzhou Spark? Will New York Excelsior set the tone for another dominant season with a first-night blowout? You can read our comprehensive breakdown of the storylines going on in the background here, but even if you don’t know all the backstories, OWL is always a blast. All of tonight’s matches will be streaming live on Twitch, with a schedule for the rest of the week’s action available on the Overwatch League website.

Both lovers and lonely people can also spend the night watching people shoot one another and build stuff in the Fortnite Secret Skirmish going on today and Friday. Play began today with solos at 4:30 p.m. ET, and duos are scheduled for Friday. With 100 people competing and a total prize pool of $500,000, this event seems poised to offer all sorts of wild and absurd moments, especially because unlike previous Skirmish tournaments, this one is apparently taking place at an actual location. Pros playing in the event are also being forced to use a particular keyboard and mouse set, so look to see who is the first to blame their lack of good fortune on these rigid tournament rules. The entire event will be streaming on Fortnite’s Twitch channel.

Last but not least is a tournament for Valve’s tactical shooter, CS:GO. Because every major competitive game is apparently in a scheduling arms race to see who blinks first, the IEM Katowice Major 2019 is also going on right now. The month-long $1,000,000 event has three acts, the first of which is the Challenger Stage. 16 starting teams play a flurry of matches with the top eight progressing to the next stage, joining eight other top seeds. The top eight from those rounds will then move onto the final stage in early March. North America’s Cloud9 are currently near the bottom of the standings, where they’ll be battling to stay alive, while NRG Esports and Renegades have already secured spots in the next stage with no games dropped thus far. You can catch the remaining matches when play resumes on Friday at 7:00 a.m. ET with everything streaming on ESL’s Counter-Strike channel.

Source: Kotaku.com