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Counter-Strike off the main titles list in upcoming season
Counter-Strike 1.6 will be taken off the main titles list for the upcoming 2012-2013 Intel Extreme Masters season.
Over the six seasons in the Intel Extreme Masters, Counter-Strike 1.6 brought a lot of fantastic moments to our events and its community contributed enormously towards its global growth. We hope we have delivered a great deal of entertainment and emotions in return.

For a truly global project like ours, with events on four different continents and many different countries, we require game titles with professional players and teams from all corners of the world. In the recent years of Counter-Strike 1.6, the game has retained its status of a top professional game in Europe but declined in other parts of the world. This was evident at our events outside of Europe.

With this as the basis, we have decided to take Counter-Strike off the main titles list. This means that if CS 1.6 will be featured at an event, it will only be for certain events where it is a perfect fit for the Intel Extreme Masters locally.

The legacy of CS in the Intel Extreme Masters is one of the greatest stories in all of ESL. The names of the champions of all six seasons will be engraved on every Intel Extreme Masters season final trophy a player or a team will ever win.


- Michał "Carmac" Blicharz, Director of Pro Gaming

meth, Thursday, 14/06/12 14:33
 
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:'(
So this is it for me...well done :// !!!
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was a great time, thx esl-dudes.
fail
rip 1.6
:( ...
go to angry birds in #IEM ! Such a bad decision !
You dont know what did you do guys.
http://postimage.org/image/b2an2xjs3/
a great era now ends :(

will miss it, thats for sure!
What a fail
all good things come to an end. was a great ride!
:(
dota 2 hello)
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH withdraw cs 1.6 was already well fail esl esl was good while it lasted die depend on games like sc2 and LOL was already fail was sad we could not believe my god quand I read the title
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hey ESL TEAM i was ignore you and fucks. i still play in 1.6 and think would be more good champs not bad than yours.
btw see at quake3 and this community, this never "died".
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Taking into consideration that other games like WC3 and Quake have gone away as well, I'm fine with it. It's time to move on. I personally hope for some BF3, or even CoD - due to the fact that casual/mainstream games make larger crowds attend (hence League of Legends).
Hokrollo wrote:
Taking into consideration that other games like WC3 and Quake have gone away as well, I'm fine with it. It's time to move on. I personally hope for some BF3, or even CoD - due to the fact that casual/mainstream games make larger crowds attend (hence League of Legends).


no offence, but casual/mainstream games are ruining eSports.

starcraft 2 is the ONLY mainstream game that actually belongs there, dota2, lol, hon, and all theese new shooters are games that require low skill and have shiny graphics.

just cus they do well with the crowd doesn't mean they are doing well for the esports scene.

removing quake was the first bad step ....that move put people like rapha out of a job ...removing cs1.6 means all the 1.6 pros will have to switch to a game version that is INFERIOR, or quit the game and quit esports
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sideways wrote:
Hokrollo wrote:
Taking into consideration that other games like WC3 and Quake have gone away as well, I'm fine with it. It's time to move on. I personally hope for some BF3, or even CoD - due to the fact that casual/mainstream games make larger crowds attend (hence League of Legends).


no offence, but casual/mainstream games are ruining eSports.

starcraft 2 is the ONLY mainstream game that actually belongs there, dota2, lol, hon, and all theese new shooters are games that require low skill and have shiny graphics.

just cus they do well with the crowd doesn't mean they are doing well for the esports scene.

removing quake was the first bad step ....that move put people like rapha out of a job ...removing cs1.6 means all the 1.6 pros will have to switch to a game version that is INFERIOR, or quit the game and quit esports


DOTA 2 NO SKILL ?
<3 CS!!


The reason for my esltv abbo over the last couple of years
This is wrong decision, believe me. After time, you always start of thinking back to "the oldschool period" of time.
I repeat, this is wrong decision.
best ever!
fuck you
.....change the TF2...
Sad day but completely reasonable given how dead overall CS is compared to what it used to be.

Really yearn for the day when games like CS and Q3 come back if ever. CoD just fails miserably, LoL/HoN/Dota2 are a joke as far as strategy and depth go, but they have the do have the audience - that is what counts understandably.
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cs1.6 => cs:s , cs:go ? IEM 7
Which fps-titel will replace 1.6? I couldn't imagine a season without a fps game! Hope that there will be SC2 too, but this should be sure, right? Maybe a separate hall for lol would be nice, too ;-)
First Quake Live, now Counter-Strike 1.6.

Anyway FPS games forever <3
Probably World Of Tanks replacing it :/
why??? :'(
we do love cs!
the only way that could fix it is by doing cs:go...
go cod4! :D
Wow.... :(
 
 
 
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