Trash-Talking in CS: What Happened to It, and Why We Need It Back

Mike "Ragamuffin" Ciavarella January 16th 2017 11:56 AM

Trash-talking has vanished from competitive tournaments in recent years and is now looked down upon by the Counter-Strike community. But it should have a spot in all sports, and we need to bring it back to this one.

ELeague Major Round 1 Analysis & Predictions

Mike "Ragamuffin" Ciavarella January 11th 2017 5:25 PM

After the longest and most tumultuous wait between majors ever, the first round of action in Atlanta is only a few weeks away. In part one of this series, I break down the first round of matches with a full analysis of all 16 teams and my predictions for each map.

Miami Heat Acquire Stake in Misfits

Mike "Ragamuffin" Ciavarella January 11th 2017 4:03 PM

The Miami Heat lead the latest foray from professional sports to competitive gaming

DreamHack Leipzig 2017 Group Stage Predictions

Mike "Ragamuffin" Ciavarella January 8th 2017 5:07 PM

While not as star-studded of a lineup as the major later this month, DH Leipzig features 8 evenly matched, high-level teams with an equal shot at the $50,000 grand prize.

Breakout Players of 2016

Mike "Ragamuffin" Ciavarella December 28th 2016 2:00 PM

There were many newcomers in 2016, but there were a golden 5 who outshone the others. Did your favorite player make the list?

About Me

Ragamuffin is a Counter-Strike expert who has been following the competitive CS scene since 2004. He has a passion for competitive CS:GO and a severe inability to play it. He is also a computer engineer by day.

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