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TBS is Creating a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive League - IGN News

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Turner Broadcasting is partnering with WME/IMG to form a new eSports league featuring Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Read more here: http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/09/25/tbs-is-creating-a-counter-strike-global-offensive-league
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calvin wiegreff (2 years ago)
Good on em
Raidensnakeezio (2 years ago)
I thought you guys meant TBS as in Tokyo Broadcasting System...okay.
Chris Haugan (2 years ago)
i stopped playing Counter Strike a while ago but i do still enjoy watching the professionals play, so this will be good
Thomas Matteo (2 years ago)
where do I sign?!?! ;)
Kevin Vo (2 years ago)
I bet you anything they're gonna annouce CS GO for PS4 and x1 soon....
Kevin Vo (2 years ago)
+Zombfeud Yeah. In my opinion it will always be a PC type of game. I own every CS on my steam along with all the Half lifes and many more. I'm just looking at it from a business stand point. I may be right I may be wrong.
Kevin Vo (2 years ago)
+Zombfeud yeah I agree. I'm a PC gamer as well but I like consoles as well. I'm not saying I want it on consoles it's just an educated guess. Look at all the remaster that happen and is coming then look at how this game is being revitalize.
Kevin Vo (2 years ago)
+Jonathan Murillo Okay fanboy.
Jonny Murillo (2 years ago)
Just no consoles are bad
Alex Stewart (2 years ago)
If golf is a sport, then so is this is suppose.
Alex Stewart (2 years ago)
Eric Beasor (2 years ago)
If you don't think this is absolutely next level for esports, you are blind. When in history have video game competitions ever been televised for the entire world to see? Not a website like Twitch, but actual television.
Mother Sloth (2 years ago)
Chrono Cross (2 years ago)
Bomb has been planted
joshua pollin (2 years ago)
Tune Degree (2 years ago)
What's the animation in the background called?
KonekoFire (2 years ago)
+Tune Degree What's wrong with the guy not having seen the trailer before?
Po_Playz (2 years ago)
+Duckboy Jacob ................... :/
JesusStoleMyKFC _ (2 years ago)
Are you joking? lmao
Jacob B (2 years ago)
+Tune Degree cs:go official trailer
Po_Playz (2 years ago)
+Jafet Cortes I hope he is......
Darth Star Killer (2 years ago)
They better have a very defined set rules on "performance enhancing drugs" since they was that case of the pro cs team taking adderall so I'm not really sure how they would decide what would be banned and what wouldn't
Captain Obvious (2 years ago)
I'm glad they picked CS and not a fighting game. The FGC still needs time to mature some more before mainstream attention.
T0K3N SM0K3 (2 years ago)
Here comes the aderol meet!
The Ethical Pixel (2 years ago)
I wish i could be the Cinderella man but yeah i cant keep up with you youngsters in csgo at high level play anymore.
The Ethical Pixel (2 years ago)
This is big, you might not like csgo but turner is huge. Next you will be able to gamble real money in vegas
2Bandit (2 years ago)
New news, old trailer? whut?
The Law Rocks (2 years ago)
why does this exist, nerds can be rich by only playing a game, esports in general should not exist.
IRAMO (2 years ago)
If you put a lot of time and effort into shit you love doing, why shouldn't you be rewarded?
Lost Playa (2 years ago)
+The Law Rocks Troll ?
MrCoolbanna (2 years ago)
+The Law Rocks Isn't that the same with all sports?! Jocks can be rich by only playing a game. Be rich by throwing a ball around.
The Law Rocks (2 years ago)
I would take any check but people make a living off of this shit and don't have an real job. If your monthly paycheck comes from playing shooters it is laughable. Shooters are for fun but you shouldn't make it your main job.
The Ethical Pixel (2 years ago)
Opportunity to earn money, sucks when you dont have such but no reason to hate on those who do. You WOULD TAKE a check off playing games if you could and so would I.
Delzethin (2 years ago)
Meanwhile, that guy in the background is too busy playing Rivals of Aether to care.
Dandragon123 (2 years ago)
Ciaran Boylan (2 years ago)
CS:GO sucks and E-"sports" isn't a sport.
Lost Playa (2 years ago)
+Lost Playa you're
Brandon Alvarez (2 years ago)
lel great b8 m8
Dandragon123 (2 years ago)
+Lost Playa well there are millions of retards online, he might not even be a troll
Lost Playa (2 years ago)
+Jonathan Joestar I can't believe they believe your serious and didn't figure out your a troll get lmao
Ciaran Boylan (2 years ago)
+Kloiik My opinion = fact.
Kevin Izaguirre (2 years ago)
Baby Cakes (2 years ago)
COD > CSGO!!!!!!! haha jk guys Im an MGE and have 400 hours pls don't get triggered at me :(
Subi_fan (2 years ago)
CS GO is rotten shit full of cheating kids.
Subi_fan (2 years ago)
+TheJayson8899 Thats what your moma said boy.
The Ethical Pixel (2 years ago)
Yeah there are quite a few hacks.
ReimuHakureiShrine (2 years ago)
I hope Jerry Seinfeld is in a team.
ingamrvr (2 years ago)
I've got a bad feeling about this.
IceWarm (2 years ago)
I think this will backfire. A lot of viewers who aren't gamers will freak out that people are shooting each other and there are terrorists in the game.
IceWarm (2 years ago)
+DarylVincent23 Agreed, I'm interested to see what the reaction will be. I think gamers will like it. Non-gamers might get offended.
IceWarm (2 years ago)
Which are the ones who will complain about it.
Trixmay 988 (2 years ago)
I don't think so...people know video games are video games, it's only those dumbasses at Fox who don't get it
The Ethical Pixel (2 years ago)
Meanwhile some cunttrees dont allow "violent games" period, get fined if caught lol.
DarylVincent23 (2 years ago)
+IceWarm that's some special kind of stupid.. but it's in the US, let's see what happens
Musiq (2 years ago)
i dont consider esports actual sports but i do believe they are a genuine competition that should be taken in a professional manner.
Hassanalhajry d (2 years ago)
+Christan Scott funny coz racing is way more difficult than playing games on computer 
Christian Scott (2 years ago)
+hahahahahahhaist Just like racing.
Hassanalhajry d (2 years ago)
+potlovingchef14 snooker or pool is close to sports but cs is a pc game you sit on a chair play game all day where is the movement the only movement I see is your mouth qq all day and hand
Dissent (2 years ago)
+BoomersGold Original Diction of Sport; "A source of amusement or entertainment" which eventually evolved to "An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment"
BoomersGold (2 years ago)
+A Hoxha That doesn't make any sense? It's not a sport, but let's put the word sports in anyway so that people will start viewing it like they do with real sports? Why not call it 'competitive gaming'?
Michael Malcuit (2 years ago)
Looks like Tbs wishes to survive YouTube's decimation of televised programming.
Michael Garcia (2 years ago)
were moving up boys. its good to see that things are changing. that video games are now a global thing. video gamers were describe ass nerdy looses and now they lead many industries and anyone that has access to cellphone, TV, or computer is and has played One. :) all of all the bull shit there One thing we can all share in common.
TGFxPL4T1NUM _ (2 years ago)
Csgo should be back on xbox one and ps4
Alex Huszár (2 years ago)
+TGF x it can be played on a potato, but only on a potato that has mouse support
Mr. Vega (2 years ago)
+xxbuckeye033xx go away console scrubs!
TfernandoS (2 years ago)
+TGF x no.
xxbuckeye033xx (2 years ago)
+TGF x noooooooooooooooooooooooo
Revatron Prime (2 years ago)
God damnit can't this dumb shit just die.
Sgt.Nuclear (2 years ago)
Why ,are you a console (peasant) gamer?
oG-DaLLaS (2 years ago)
and so it begins! competition gaming on TV. This is good for gaming. Makes me wanna play counter strike again
The Ethical Pixel (2 years ago)
Kelvin, really? Thats kinda nuts.
Kelvin Lopez (2 years ago)
I'm pretty sure I saw Heroes of the Storm on ESPN a few months ago
john trigger (2 years ago)
CSGO is for those who have a shitty pc and cant play any games with good graphics. And also no skill required for this shitty game just run and gun. If you want some good shoots buy bo3 better gameplay better online and better graphics
beatsnextdoor (2 years ago)
+john trigger nice try, but a "video games are not a sport" comment would work better
Mr. Vega (2 years ago)
You don't even have a PC, you a 1600x900 30FPS console peasant who is brain washed by CoD recycled gameplay, material and campaign!
TfernandoS (2 years ago)
+john trigger no just quit at life.
Ricky Rays (2 years ago)
+john trigger You're triggering me.
Channel CASenine (2 years ago)
Wow. Just...wow.
Cjbroncos25 (2 years ago)
this is really crazy... the future entertainment will all be games.. all the major sports will become virtual when we become aliens and what not
Traston Bozbizzle (2 years ago)
Halo and call of duty for lie <3
Guy Fieri (2 years ago)
+oG-DaLLaS that's why he said for lie instead of life
oG-DaLLaS (2 years ago)
I've seen you talk shit about cod on numerous videos.. lmao
Wooden House (2 years ago)
I like what tbs is trying to do, but I don't see it getting more views than what twitch streams already do. At least they chose the right game to broadcast
The Ethical Pixel (2 years ago)
Now i can game while watching gaming on cable :)
oG-DaLLaS (2 years ago)
Yea but the point is to get it more out there. get it more mainstream so people who don't know about competitive gaming to acknowledge it
14supersonic (2 years ago)
Not quite sure how successful this will be. For instance, this show is going to go right over the heads of people who aren't even gamers to begin with, thwn not to mention that most gamers are probably not even going to care because of its specific focus on CSGO. Last thing being is that this is a TV show, and most gamers probably don't even have cable so that makes this show almost unwatchable for some. I would be cool if they could do a show similar to that old show that used to be on Syfy channel, can't remember the name.
Spacemonkeymojo (2 years ago)
+14supersonic It's not hard to understand Counter Strike. That's one of the reasons why it's such a great competitive game.
Coconutszz (2 years ago)
+14supersonic wrong
MRJ2012 (2 years ago)
+14supersonic or arena which used to be on G4TV
Blitz Kaiser (2 years ago)
once again, still going Valves way; They're really not hands-on on promoting CS-GO pro scene and the scene is growing as big as MOBAs but as Valve always do, they're letting the community do the work for them, it always has been. IGN failed to mention $3m prize money for the Dota 2 majors which is still bigger in other moba's prize poll out there
Isshon Saha (2 years ago)
+Blitz Kaiser​ lol thats a nice load of bullcrap people believe.It has been 75 percent valve and 25 percent to prize pool for all these years and it has done wonders for valve so I don't see any reason why they would want to change that.
Isshon Saha (2 years ago)
+Blitz Kaiser $3M is only the BASE prize pool of this major.It will also feature a compendium which will multiply the base prize pool by 3/4 times in the very least just like the TI(The International).
Asumhaloman (2 years ago)
Ok to all you people thinking in the past saying that Esports is not a sport. here are some sports that are actually considered sports LOL. Pro MiniGolf, Curling, Crab Racing, Mountain Unicycling, Rock Paper Scissors, Extreme Ironing, Cheese Rolling. So please go on about how Esports is apparently less skillful and less competitive than that
BoomersGold (2 years ago)
Well, a line has to be drawn somewhere. Most definitions have an 'athletic' or 'physical requirement' to it. For example, dictionary defines it as an 'athletic activity'. If you were to ask people what they'd define as 'physical effort', i can assure you that most people wouldn't consider the 'rapid movement' of a finger on a mouse to be physical in any way. That being said, a line has to be drawn somewhere. Every activity involves some movement, and what differentiates sports from something like a pie baking contest, gaming competitions and eating competitions is the physical exertion element. Most dictionaries, including the Oxford dictionary, explicitly mention this and you and I can both agree that mouse clicking wouldn't fit the basic definition.
Sukh Sandhu (2 years ago)
+BoomersGold here is the Cambridge definition of sport "a ​game, ​competition, or ​activity ​needing​ physical ​effort and ​skill that is ​played or done ​according to ​rules, for ​enjoyment and/or as a ​job" The only part that is debatable for esport counting as a sport is the 'physical effort'. To some it means kicking a ball and to others it will mean precisely moving your mouse to another players head across the map. The rest of the definition fits perfectly to esports so unless the definition changes so that it's not left to people's interpretation of physical effort there will always be an argument of people interpreting it differently.
BoomersGold (2 years ago)
+Asumhaloman The definition of 'sports' isn't a competition where there is 'movement'. It has to be athletic in some way. Otherwise, cooking would be considered a sport and two guys competing to see who could watch the most tv before falling asleep would be considered a sport since it involves 'keeping your eyes open'.
BoomersGold (2 years ago)
+Justin Ryan I also disagree with calling chess a sport since it doesn't meet the requirements of the definition. The folks running chess have been trying, for years, to get the Olympics to include it, but I doubt we'll be seeing it any time soon.
Kordass (2 years ago)
+Asumhaloman Oh, I'm not saying they have to have tons of muscle. Maybe "extremely" was an exaggeration. They should be able to fit into a cockpit no problem after all. However, their neck muscles are usually stronger than most people and they still have to be really fit to be able to keep focus in difficult conditions. My point was that saying "if racing drivers are athletes, then gamers are also athletes" was a pretty poor comparison. Comparing it to chess makes a lot more sense.
Counter Strike is for nerds
+shadym80 I play pc games just not alot of them
shadym80 (2 years ago)
+XXLE6IT2 because you're a peasant
+stanley ko I play many games from shooters to nintendo games to action adventure games. CS isn't one of them
Not Senor Cardgage (2 years ago)
+Brandon Alvarez​ You're running out of insults now. Getting really repetitive. I'll let you and your pack of wolves pile up so I don't have to answer them in small amounts. In the mean time, I have Phantom Pain waiting for me. The only salty one here is you mate. You're salty that I insulted your favorite game and proved your claims wrong. 
vdashgaming (2 years ago)
Brilliant. Valve is setting themselves to take things over down the road.
Jun (2 years ago)
+Little Caesers Higo my mistake, i thought it's dota because of the massive prize pools, csgo majors needs to have a $1m prize pool to go against other majors
The Ethical Pixel (2 years ago)
Dota has biggest pots in the international but that may change soon. Also just adding factual data csgo viewed alot more and more globally watched than dota or Any game hence csgo was the right choice.
The Ethical Pixel (2 years ago)
Gabe had that mindset when with MS.
Vault420 (2 years ago)
It makes me cringe how some people consider video games a sport. And that's coming from a gamer.
The Ethical Pixel (2 years ago)
If Crab Racing is considered a sport then ....
The Ethical Pixel (2 years ago)
Soon video games will involve more than arms and fingers.
Blitz Kaiser (2 years ago)
+arvinder270 yeah athletes, definitely no but competitors yes
Blitz Kaiser (2 years ago)
+VaultBoy911 yeah you'll get used to it just like when old folks didn't recognize basketball as a sport wayy back then or when people don't like the idea of this thing called internet back in the days
arvinder270 (2 years ago)
although I don't really consider it a sport the definition of a "sport" fits with esports although it would definitely be wrong to call them athletes.
I'm A4RON (2 years ago)
im silver. mirin?
JuicyHero (2 years ago)
can I be on it. imma beast. gaming is my life, check out mehtv
Gameassassin1020 (2 years ago)
So it's finally happening. There will be much ridicule at first, but as is with any sport right?
Gameassassin1020 (2 years ago)
+BoomersGold According to google the secondary definition for athletic is "physically strong, fit, and active." Active being the key word. Besides in the end, its still called an "esport" so its be predetermined as a sport, same with chess. 
BoomersGold (2 years ago)
+SlyTy98 So does eating hotdogs at a hotdog eating contest or cooking at a cooking contest. I wouldn't define any of those actions as being 'athletic' though.
Gameassassin1020 (2 years ago)
+BoomersGold But, moving your hands takes exerts energy as well? Its no different then taking a standing shot in basketball.
BoomersGold (2 years ago)
+SlyTy98 It does, and you quoted it correctly in your original post. "Sport: an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc." - Dictionary.com Google defines it as an activity involving 'physical exertion'.... Basically, most, if not all, definitions of sports have an 'athletic' or 'physical' requirement to it. I play a lot of sports myself, but I'm also a huge gamer. Gaming isn't a sport purely because of the fact that it doesn't meet the basic definition of it.
Gameassassin1020 (2 years ago)
+BoomersGold This definition doesn't have the word athletic in it. Sport: an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment. Is it really so hard to believe that mentally taxing competitions can be sports as well? I mean the idea of a sport or to do this for sport is to compete, it doesnt have to be athletic at all.
yung zed (2 years ago)
hi silvers
video games aren't sports
Asumhaloman (2 years ago)
+Uncle Tom's Cabinet I Don't think that you understand the culture in Esports. most people who watch Esport watch Esports because they like watching it there. is no vendetta against "jocks" or trying to fit in to that crowd of people. do you really think that anyone would think because you play competitive gaming and call it esports they will automatically be classified as a athlete? these are just people who want recognition for what they do. simple gaming is for casuals but esports is hardcore competitive gaming. kinda like how casualy tossing a football around isn't a sport but actually playing the game is.
beatsnextdoor (2 years ago)
+boogie2988 is biased -Ghost Banned x2- they aren't, that's the point.they are E-sports, so stop leaving idiotic comments
+boogie2988 is biased -Ghost Banned x2- I agree with boogie
Guy Fieri (2 years ago)
Exactly they're "E-Sports"
+Asumhaloman I'm not going to willfully watch that autistic individual's videos where he creates stories and subtext from 8-bit games, using his imagination.
MrLikeaboss224 (2 years ago)
chazzmaniadevilll (2 years ago)
Ign please do a Allison road Kickstarter video so it gets the funds it needs
Alexis Gomez (2 years ago)
John Smith (2 years ago)
So one day instead of documentaries it'll be gaming?

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