theScore esports Daily (March 14): Extensive changes announced for CS:GO in latest patch, mousesports sign karrigan, woxic and frozen

by Devin Jones Mar 14
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Major changes pushed out in latest CS:GO patch

Significant changes have come to CS:GO with the release of Valve's latest patch, with major changes to the round loss bonus system, adjustments to various guns, and map fixes among the announcements.

The biggest change affects how round loss bonuses work within the in-game economy. In a blog post, Valve announced round loss bonuses "are now based on the count of a team’s round losses. The count increases by one after every loss, and decreases by one after every win."

They summarize the change by stating "Previously, a win would reset the round loss bonus. Now, a win reduces the loss counter by one."

Other notable changes include the AUG returning to its original price of $3,300 and the M4A1-S magazine increasing to 25 bullets, with rounds 75 in reserve.

Additionally, some shotguns are now cheaper, and flashbang assists and loadout shuffles have been added to the UI.

Responses from the competitive community range from chill to downright tilted.

Some are happy with the updates:

Others are intrigued about how the patch will affect the meta:

And some still aren't happy about changes to the AUG:

Confirmed: karrigan, woxic and frozen move to mousesports

After weeks of speculation, mousesports have confirmed the signing of Özgür "woxic" Eker, Finn "karrigan" Andersen and David "frozen" Čerňanský.

Ex-FaZe Clan veteran, karrigan, will lead the team, as they look to improve on a poor outing at the European Minor from the beginning of the year.

karrigan played for the German organization twice between 2010 and 2014, first during 1.6 and then CS:GO.

This announcement also confirms the exit of Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný and Miikka "suNny" Kemppi.

Bandai Namco announces big changes to Tekken 7 World Tour 2019

The 2019 Tekken World Tour is receiving some major changes in time for its April 20 start date.

An overall prize pool of $185,000 has been set with $30,000 awarded to the tournament series winner. This is a step up from the $7,500 given to Rangchu, who won the Tekken World Tour in 2018.

The competition will see the creation of two new event classifications in Master+ and Dojo.

The Master+ designation will include events like EVO, while Dojo will allow regional local events to apply for World Tour inclusion, with those competitors given the chance to accrue ranking points.

The 2019 World Tour Finals will take place in Bangkok, Thailand.

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