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New CS:GO Update Swaps Train for Ancient in its Competitive Map Pool

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With the end of Operation Broken Fang, Valve has announced the introduction of Ancient into the competitive group of Active Duty maps, instead of Train.

CS: GO’s group of active duty maps had remained intact since early 2019, when Vertigo was introduced to replace Cache, as it underwent a complete overhaul.

Vertigo would make its Major debut with Starladder Major Berlin from that same year, undergoing some structural changes in the following months as Valve received more and more feedback from players.

Ancient follows in his footsteps like a Valve selected map. Sent alongside Operation Broken Fang, it is heavily inspired by Counter-Strike’s legendary Aztec map in terms of aesthetics.

The tropical map has gone through some minor changes up to this stage, but its introduction to the competitive group is sure to push its limits.

Pool of old maps
(Credit: Valve)

Teams at the highest tier will have additional time to upgrade and adapt Ancient to their map pools, as Valve has confirmed that this first series of Regional Major Rankings (RMR) events will still use the old map pool with Train.

In the future, however, Ancient is likely to be included in the Valve-sponsored circuit, forcing teams to master this map if they want to secure critical points and make it to the ever so tempting 2021 Stockholm Major scheduled for later. end of the year.

In this new update, Valve has also introduced a subscription service called “CS: GO 360 Statistics” that will collect and display your official Competitive and Wingman statistics for $ 0.99 per month.

Finally, to commemorate the end of the 10th CS: GO operation, they released a new case titled “Snakebite” featuring a new set of 17 community designed weapon finishes, gave the chicken models a complete makeover and made a few minor adjustments to the map.



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