Category | Counter-Strike is in 16 posts

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Building a Year of CS:GO Around 3 Majors

Mike "Ragamuffin" Ciavarella August 8th 2017 2:20 PM

I outline a plan to add an additional major each year while staying true to Counter-Strike's unique tournament schedule

Why Is The Bench So Underutilized in CS:GO?

Mike "Ragamuffin" Ciavarella April 19th 2017 9:52 PM

The answers might not surprise you, but it’s time for players and organizations alike to stop being myopic and to start seeing the bigger picture.

ELeague Major Day 3 Recap & Round 4 Predictions

Mike "Ragamuffin" Ciavarella January 24th 2017 9:33 PM

Some teams are moving on to the playoffs, where others are on a plane home from Atlanta tomorrow. Let’s talk about the winners and losers of round 3 in the ELeague major.

ELeague Major Day 2 Recap & Round 3 Predictions

Mike "Ragamuffin" Ciavarella January 23rd 2017 9:40 PM

The matches in round 2 of the ELeague major had huge implications. There are some surprises on the list of teams on the brink of reaching the playoffs (or going home).

ELeague Major Day 1 Recap & Round 2 Predictions

Mike "Ragamuffin" Ciavarella January 22nd 2017 9:03 PM

Day 1 of the Swiss bracket has past, and while there were a few close games, the blowouts were the real story. I recap the best matches of the day and dish some round 2 predictions.

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.

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?

ELEAGUE Major Qualifier Third Round Highlights and Final Day Predictions

Mike "Ragamuffin" Ciavarella December 18th 2016 2:00 PM

The first teams were sent packing in round 3. Let's find out who will be going home disappointed.

ELEAGUE Major Qualifier Second Round Highlights and Round 3 Predictions

Mike "Ragamuffin" Ciavarella December 17th 2016 2:00 PM

After the 2nd day of qualification matches, some teams are on the verge of glory, others the verge of elimination

ELEAGUE Major Qualifier First Round Highlights and Round 2 Predictions

Mike "Ragamuffin" Ciavarella December 16th 2016 2:00 PM

The first round of qualification was action packed and full of surprises. What does it mean for the teams on day 2?

Eleague Predictions: Slightly Late and Rushed Edition

Mike "Ragamuffin" Ciavarella December 15th 2016 2:00 PM

Which teams will get the chance to prove themselves on the biggest stage of all?

The Impatience Problem in CS:GO

Mike "Ragamuffin" Ciavarella October 11th 2016 3:00 PM

Why players and organizations need to realize that building a legacy is not an overnight process

5 Takeaways from MLG Columbus 2016

Mike "Ragamuffin" Ciavarella April 4th 2016 3:00 PM

Now that the major is over, here are five things we learned last week in Columbus

Proposed Initial Inductees To The Counter-Strike Hall of Fame

Mike "Ragamuffin" Ciavarella March 29th 2016 3:00 PM

The term "legend" is thrown around loosely in Counter-Strike, but who are the individuals who will actually be enshrined in ESL's hall of fame?

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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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