The BLAST Premier World Ultimate will likely be performed on the newest CS:GO replace, which added Anubis to the Lively Responsibility map pool, Dexerto has confirmed.
Valve launched on November 18 an essential replace for CS:GO that nerfed the AWP and the M4A1-S, and added Anubis to the Lively Responsibility map pool — the official set of maps chosen by Valve for esports competitions — as a substitute of Dust2.
The replace got here too quickly for the BLAST Premier Fall Ultimate, which is able to start on November 23, with Nicolas Estrup, BLAST’s Chief Innovation Officer, stating that the event would run on a pre-update model of CS:GO.
There have been combined reactions to BLAST’s determination. Some agreed that there was merely not sufficient time for the taking part groups to adapt to the modifications in time for the occasion, whereas others, like FaZe star Robin ‘ropz’ Kool, mentioned that it could be not possible for gamers to scrim on outdated variations of the sport within the days main as much as the occasion in Copenhagen. This, mixed with the truth that groups at the moment are unwilling to play Dust2 because the CS:GO scene begins to undertake Anubis, has made apply for the groups attending the event ineffective to an extent.
Contacted by Dexerto, BLAST confirmed that the upcoming World Ultimate occasion will likely be performed on the brand new CS:GO replace, making it the primary tier-one LAN occasion to incorporate Anubis, a community-created map that was added to the sport in March 2020.
Will probably be curious to see how the replace will have an effect on the utilization of the M4A1-S, which had its vary modifier lowered from 0.99 to 0.94. The weapon has lengthy been the go-to rifle selection for the CTs on the highest stage of the sport, making the M4A4 virtually unused.
The AWP had its journal measurement lowered from ten to 5 bullets, however that nerf has been performed down by most of those that use the sniper rifle. “Nothing has modified, to be sincere,” NAVI star Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev mentioned at a press convention earlier than the BLAST occasion. “It’s solely whenever you’re alone on the location [that it’s different]. You can not miss if you wish to kill all 5.”
The BLAST Premier World Ultimate will happen between December 14-18 on the Etihad Area in Abu Dhabi as a part of a three-year partnership between the event organizer and ADGaming. NAVI, FaZe, Vitality and IEM Rio Main winners Outsiders are the primary 4 groups confirmed for the $1 million occasion, which may also characteristic the winner of the BLAST Premier Fall Ultimate and three groups decided by the BLAST International Leaderboard.