The ‘Dota 2’ Boston Major: How to watch and what you need to know

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The first Major of the 2016-2017 Dota 2 season is about to kick off in Boston, and all 16 teams are locked in for the $3 million tournament.

The Boston Major’s four-day main event runs from Wednesday to Saturday, Dec. 7 to 10, featuring eight invited teams from last season’s International and eight qualified teams. All 16 teams competed in group stages this past Saturday and Sunday to determine their seeding in the bracket.

The Boston Major Main Event Bracket#BostonMajor pic.twitter.com/6KZdSaFpyI

— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) December 5, 2016

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The most beloved version of ‘Counter-Strike’ will live on as a mod for ‘CS:GO’

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Sometimes the sequels just don’t compare to the original.

Counter-Strike modder “Zool” released a trailer for an upcoming mod called Counter-Strike: Classic Offensive, which takes the beloved Counter-Strike (version 1.6) and recreates it in 2012’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

The mod is currently in closed beta and is expected to release on Dec. 25.

The original Counter-Strike launched more than 16 years ago and became one of the most popular and longest-lasting competitive first-person shooters in the worldCS was actually created as a mod for Valve’s game Half-Life, but it was then acquired by Valve and turned into a full-fledged series. It’s only fitting for it to be remade as a mod again. Read more…

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You can now get glove skins in ‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players are freaking out over fancy gloves.

In a completely unexpected addition to Tuesday’s CS:GO update, developer Valve introduced a brand new way to customize your look: different styles of gloves.

The update makes it possible for players to collect the Glove Case, which — when opened — randomly drops one of the 24 different glove skins or 17 weapon skins. 

It works like other cases in CS:GO — you need a key purchased with real money to open one, and the contents inside are randomized. You aren’t guaranteed to get the exact loot you want when you open the Glove Case; you might not even get a glove. Read more…

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