Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Free Edition Out Now!

Counter-Strike is one of the rare competitive First-Person Shooters that has stood the test of time. From Counter-Strike 1.6 to Source and now Global Offensive, the eSports scene for it has been on the rise and with brand new updates coming in and with one of the biggest CSGO tournaments starting soon, Valve decided to capitalize on it.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Free Edition is a free variant of the ever-popular CSGO that allows players to experience just a little bit of what the game has to offer by giving them a taste with Offline Bots and GOTV. In this edition, players can play the game in what is basically a completely offline mode. They can play the various maps and game modes but only with bots and cannot play online.

Players also get access to GOTV which is the broadcasting system which allows players to view live matches that are occurring. This is a way of getting players to watch the game and also a way of them to understand the fundamentals by watching others play. This also acts as a way for players to watch the upcoming FaceIt Major tournament that is going to begin from 5th September with the qualifiers and with the main event starting on 20th September. This is a good move that will help people who are on the fence about the game to see what the game is all about before they actually purchase the title. In a way, it’s basically a demo version of the game.

To download the free version you will need to have a Steam account. After you make an account or if you already have one head on over here and choose to install the free edition. It is that simple. You may now enjoy Counter-Strike: Global Offensive without being afraid of getting trolled.

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Tirth Mehta Secures India’s First Ever eSports Medal at Asian Games 2018

The Asian Games this year had it’s first ever eSports tournaments and India’s Tirth ‘gcttirth’ Mehta secured a bronze medal for the country. Tirth participated in the tournament for Hearthstone, an online collectible card game made by Blizzard Entertainment, the same folks behind the Diablo trilogy, WoW and Overwatch.

Tirth won the India Qualifiers which were held by Electronic Sports Federation of India (ESFI). He then went 2-0 after beating both Pakistan and Sri Lanka to win the South Asian Qualifiers and cement his place in the main event that was to be held in Jakarta.

The main event was a single elimination bracket event, meaning losing meant you were knocked out. Tirth took on Japan’s Akasaka ‘Tredsred’ Tetsuro in the first round and defeated him 3-2 and moved on to the Semi-Finals where he faced the eventual winner of the tournament, Lo ‘Kin0531’ Tsz-kin from Hong Kong to whom he lost 3-2. Hope was not lost though as the Bronze medal was still up for grabs and Tirth defeated Vietnam’s Nguyen Anh Tuan to secure the Bronze Medal.

Tirth later posted on Facebook thanking those who helped him succeed and said, “This was definitely a group effort, and the medal belongs not only to me but to the whole gaming community of India  Let’s work towards getting that gold in the 2022 Asian Games!”. This is quite a big step for the Indian eSports scene and also for Tirth himself. Congratulations to Tirth and we hope his victory inspires more players to fulfill their dreams and proves to those who doubt the validity of eSports that it’s not a waste of time.

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