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Message From SoStronk’s CEO

I am writing this letter as the CEO of SoStronk to hopefully make everyone understand the decision-making process behind going from discounted 99 Rs model to the token model. I want to hopefully explain why this was the best move we could make for the sake of the community and also for the sake of SoStronk. While it seems that some of you are unhappy with our decision to move from a freemium model to a fully paid subscription model, we are constrained to do that for sustaining the viability of SoStronk, and to enhance your experience as a counter strike player. Our Story So Far Let me start from the beginning. This company was started by passionate counter-strike enthusiasts. […]

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Why did my IR go down?

I played 3 amazing games today and my total IR actually reduced! WTH??! If that the question you got, please refer to the following example. Lets consider 4 days of games and avg IR as shown below: Day Avg IR 1 1.9 2 0.5 .. .. 30 1.6 31 1.7 Ignoring other days and considering last 30 days IR, your avg IR on 30th is (1.6+0.5+1.9)/3 = 1.33 your avg IR on 31st is (1.7+1.6+0.5)/3 = 1.26 Even if you had a better average on 31st compared to 30th, your average reduced as you had a really bad day on 2nd. The idea is to have a consistently good IR.

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Minimum Hours Requirements

Ever since Valve made CS:GO free to play, there have been an influx of brand new accounts playing on SoStronk. Now, while we love having new players join us, there will always be certain elements who will try and abuse any loophole. We realized a few banned players were using the free CS:GO accounts to circumvent the ban and continue […]

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Ranks Revamped

We’ve listened to your feedback and have a few crucial changes which will positively affect your matchmaking experience on SoStronk. NOTE: All Ranks will be RESET on 15 February 2018, 0830 IST (UTC+0530) This is to maximize the impact of the following changes on ranks. Note that your leaderboard ranks will remain same for this month. As usual, your next […]

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CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 – Asian Qualifiers

SoStronk is proud to once again partner with DreamHack in hosting the Asian Qualifiers for CORSAIR DreamHack Masters, taking place in Stockholm, Sweden from the 29th August – 2nd September. CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Stockholm will have a total of sixteen teams from around the world who will play for $250,000 at the Ericsson Globe, Stockholm. The Asian Qualifiers will send […]

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OpTic India Draft – Tryout Now!

OpTic Gaming, one of the largest esports organizations in the world, has announced its foray into Indian esports by announcing plans to pick up an all-Indian CS:GO squad. Their Indian expedition will be carried out in partnership with AFK Gaming and SoStronk. The squad will be known as ‘OpTic India’ and will be a part of the official OpTic Gaming […]

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Rank Reset

When we launched ranked matchmaking, we had initially only taken wins & losses into factor for a player’s rank. Over the months, this lead to a scenario where players were getting unintentionally ‘boosted’. This means that players were ranking up despite not contributing enough to the win. In order to ameliorate this, we have made a substantial change to how […]

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Next Quality Control

When we started SoStronk Next our goal was to create a high tier environment for the best players in Asia to compete against each other and for up and coming talent to get noticed and nurtured. As such, it has been a learning experience for us over the past 7 months with some hiccups along the way. In this blog […]

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Guide To Getting Banned

As with every game, there are those who look to abuse the game and ruin it for others. And hence, we have a ban system in place. In order to clarify how the ban system works on SoStronk; we’re going to detail it here. This will also be up on our FAQ very shortly. Cheating Ban: Cheating of any kind […]