A true heavyweight in professional gaming and reigning Copenhagen Games Champion is heading towards Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: With mousesports one of the first major professional gaming teams is switching to the up and coming tactical first person shooter developed by Valve Software.
Waving the mousesports banner will be none other than Sam "RattlesnK" Gawn, James "Mx" Smale, Lewis "Hughsy" Hughes, Pete "pt" Wright and Daniel "RE1EASE" Mullan - all former Counter-Strike: Source players for mousesports. We're looking forward to hopefully be able to compete at this years DreamHack Winter CS:GO tournament aswell as the Electronic Sports World Cup 2012 and several other tournaments, including offline and online events. The team will transition to their regular practice schedule in the upcoming days.
In addition, three out of five players will broadcast practice games aswell as CS:DM sessions on a regular basis: Mx, Hughsy and RE1EASE do offer a free-of-charge livestream on www.mousesports.tv - www.own3d.tv/mousesports. If you like to support the players in their efforts, please turn off your adblock to see occasional commercial breaks, which directly support the players.
RattlesnK about ...
... the current state of CS:GO as a professional gaming title:
"I think even now it has potential as a professional title as it has already slowly begun to grow its own community and those who want to compete at its international tournaments. As for the game I have to say at the moment it has a few issues which need to be resolved, such as adding new maps, fixing the sound, the smokes, and generally updating a few bugs and features which are problematic in competitive play! However, as the game is only in BETA and constantly being updated I really think in a few months when all of the tournaments begin the game will be a worthy professional title and one we can all look forward to watching and playing."
... the competition with CS 1.6 pro players:
"I can’t wait! I used to play 1.6 back in 2008 and had started attending international tournaments but I quit for the Championship Gaming Series for CSS as it offered a better opportunity for me to play CS professionally at the time. In CSGO I now have the chance to show just how good a player I am against both 1.6 and CSS players as I can compete against the best players in the world once again. I think for any aspiring gamer the most you can hope for is to be given the opportunity to play against the best players in your game and that’s exactly what I’m getting to do now!"
mousesports Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2012/2013: