An thrilling new period of CS:GO competitors is about to formally start on Dec. 14 when the BLAST World Final in Abu Dhabi hosts the primary event to function the huge new changes launched to the sport within the Nov. 18 replace.
The Nov. 18 replace is likely one of the most vital updates in current CS:GO historical past. The traditional Dust II map was faraway from the Active Duty map pool and changed with Anubis, which was solely added to the sport and the aggressive queue in 2020. It’s solely the second community-created map aside from Cache to ever make it into the Active Duty pool.
Two of the sport’s most iconic and impactful weapons acquired massive changes as properly. The AWP sniper journal measurement was decreased from 10 to 5, and the M4A1-S rifle’s vary modifier has been decreased from 0.99 to 0.94, that means it offers much less harm at longer ranges.
These changes had been made lower than per week after the conclusion of the IEM Rio Major, one among two yearly Majors that serves as probably the most prestigious occasions in CS:GO‘s calendar yr. But the timing of the changes got here too shut to the BLAST Premier Fall Final set to start on Nov. 23, and BLAST made the choice to not use the most recent replace for the Fall Final.
BLAST has confirmed to HLTV that the World Final will be performed on the newest Nov. 18 replace, with the changes to the map pool and the weapons energetic. FaZe, Natus Vincere, Vitality, and Outsiders have already certified straight for the World Final by way of wins on the PGL Antwerp Major, BLAST Spring Finals, ESL Pro League season 16, and the IEM Rio Major, respectively.
The winner of the Fall Finals will straight qualify for the World Final, as will the highest three in factors on the BLAST Global Leaderboard (not together with groups which have already certified). If both FaZe or NAVI win the Fall Finals after having already certified, then the highest 4 in Leaderboard factors will be a part of the sphere on the World Final.