For a few weeks now, the Counter-Strike community has been sitting on hot dough. Then the file names “cs2” appeared in the source codes of Valve’s update files and everybody thinks CS2 will be released very soon. However, according to s1mple, there is apparently no Source 2 yet and the developers have not released any beta versions to streamers either.
He says that we are being baited by content creators and pro players. G2 player m0NESY doesn’t think we’ll see it until the major in May. Here’s what the two pros think about it.
s1mple does not do secret CS 2 tests
On social media, NAVI superstar Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev was asked by a fan to rate the upcoming game. It’s not known how he came up with it, but that’s how it was thrown around that pro players would have access to a hypothetical Counter-Strike 2 right now. But s1mple doesn’t know anything about such secret tests and smiles at the conspiracy theory: Source 2 doesn’t exist (yet).
Actually “new” cs more fun than valorant, have few extra keys left
— Sasha (@s1mpleO) March 6, 2023
The developers have not released any beta versions. It’s all professionals and streamers who bait. s1mple has been baiting and trolling fans on Twitter himself. A week ago he compared the “new” CS to Valorant and joked that he had a few extra keys left.
Is Counter-Strike 2 still coming in March?
The rumors about Source 2 coming out at the end of March were reliably confirmed earlier this month. Richard Lewis had revealed that Valve will almost certainly rename the game Counter-Strike 2 and implement several new features, including 128-tick servers and improved matchmaking.
Here is something exciting to finish off the year on a high note:
I've got a source which confirms that CS:GO on Source 2 is expected to be shipped in Q1 2023!
— Aquarius (@aquaismissing) December 28, 2022
He also claimed that a group of professional gamers had traveled to Seattle to secretly test the new version. Some insiders speculated that CS:GO Source 2 servers might have a new “tickless” or “subtick” system.
Not before Paris Major
G2 Esports player Ilya “m0NESY” Osipov has commented on the rumors about the release of Source 2 for. The young player is pretty sure that we won’t see the new game before the Major in Paris. They are preparing something, that’s for sure. But it won’t be released tomorrow, you know. And I don’t think it will be released before the Major either. I don’t think it would be right to release Source 2 before the major. So I think it will be released after the event. They might even announce it at the event, like they did with Dota 2 in the past. Like with The International, maybe it will be announced on the last day or during the grand finale.
BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 will take place from May 8 to 21. RMRs for the event are scheduled for April 5-14. The Major will feature 24 teams competing for a prize pool of $1.25 million and an invitation to IEM Cologne 2023 and the BLAST Premier World Final 2023.