Changelog

Thursday 1st June 2017

New Features

  • Online Players Filter - You can now filter online players by rank!

Bug fixes & Improvements

  • We have added new rules to our Anti-Cheat Client to decrease the amount of unnecessary disconnections during a match.
  • Players will now receive their vote back when a team which they voted on was removed from a tournament.
  • Team names while signing up to a tournament is no longer required, if left empty, the system will set it to "Team <name of the captain>".
  • Players can now only use one chat reaction after a match to prevent spamming.
  • Resolved an issue that allowed the same players to be added multiple times to the same tournament.
  • Resolved an issue that caused tournament emails to state an incorrect start time.
  • Resolved an issue that caused the customer support window to appear incorrectly on certain resolutions.

Thursday 18th May 2017

New Features

  • Tournament Signups - You can now sign up to tournaments much easier with our tournament signup feature!
  • Social Share Buttons for Tournaments - Want to tell your network that you just signed up for a tournament? Well you can now! Simply click on the “Share” button on the overview page and get sharing.

Bug fixes & Improvements

  • Resolved an issue that prevented some global stats from showing correctly - Thanks Jobbo!

Wednesday 10th May 2017

New Features

  • Earn Free Tickets with your Steam Username - You can now earn free tickets by simply having either ChallengeMe.GG or CME.GG in your steam username. Go here for more details.
  • Expanded Friends List - Players with larger monitor resolutions will now have their Friends List and Party System automatically expanded for easier use.
  • New Match Found Modal - For Quickplay matches, we have updated the design of our Match Found modal to include more details.
  • Single Link Lobby Invites - You can now invite friends, viewers or players to your lobby via a single link.

Bug fixes & Improvements

  • Removed the “Randomize Team” button in 1v1 lobbies.
  • Resolved an issue that showed incorrect times when a match lasted longer than 60 mins.

Thursday 13th April 2017

New Features

  • 2v2 Competitive Matchmaking - Tired of going alone? Take a friend and compete against others of similar skill in our brand new 2v2 Competitive queue.
  • Language Support - We now partially support Vietnamese and Thai languages!
  • Tiered Cooldowns - We have introduced tiered cooldowns to deter players from ruining the experience of others. The more they troll, the longer the punishment. You can read more about how this works in our FAQ.

Bug fixes & Improvements

  • Players that have not completed a single match can no longer take part in raffles.
  • You can now visit a friend’s profile by clicking on their avatar in the friends list.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented player’s steam avatars from being fetched correctly.
  • Resolved an issue that caused slow loading times when viewing the raffle pages.

Thursday 16th March 2017

New Features & Improvements

  • Added bots to matchmaking matches.
  • Added anti-AFK system that kicks afkers after 60 seconds of being idle.
  • Added de_canals.
  • Chat history has been cleared, sorry!

Wednesday 16th February 2017

New Features & Improvements

  • Custom lobbies now display adverts to support our platform.
  • Raffle winners section is now separated into pages.
  • Players can now see which maps are tagged as "community choice" during map selection time.
  • Tournament logos are now displayed on matches on player’s match activity page.
  • Country info is now displayed on player’s profile in "About" section.

Wednesday 8th February 2017

New Features & Improvements

  • Map Pool Update - The following maps have been added to 1v1 and 2v2 game modes:
    • Aim_steel
    • Aim_100hp
    • Aim_deagle_v1
    • Aim_map_p2000
    • Aim_barn
    • aim_map ChanceCup
    • Awp_towers_textured
  • Maps Removed : aim_deagle7k_go, aim_aztec, awp_bridge, csgo_aim_head2k, AIM - AK SNOWSHOT, Aim_r8_border, awp_facti0n_v2, aim_glockon, aim_icemap, aim_merryp250, aim_akm4_xmas, adsen, awp_hotel, awp_islands, knife arena, Iceworld 1.6 (fy_iceworld_origins).
  • Maps are loading a little bit faster due to server configs corrections.
  • Players will now see correct info regarding damage dealt during a round.

Thursday 2nd February 2017

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Value of raffle prizes added to Dashboard.
  • Statistic page of players profile will now display current rank.
  • Upcoming and already finished tournaments are now more obviously separated.
  • Profile page was re-designed to be more compact.
  • Resolved an issue causing delays while loading more activity in player timelines.
  • “Remove friend” button is no longer visible on the friends lists of other players.
  • Resolved an issue where players could go back to a lobby that they were no longer part of.

Thursday 12th January 2017

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Players will now hear an audio cue when their tournament lobby is ready to join.
  • Lobby Chats will now allow players to scroll up through the conversation and show previous messages correctly.
  • Avatars will no longer be covered by the green tick icon when joining a lobby through one of our matchmaking queues.
  • The words “lobby creator” will no longer show when joining a lobby through one of our matchmaking queues.
  • Resolved an issue that caused read team chat messages showing as unread after refreshing the page.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented users from scrolling when having a news modal open.

Wednesday 21st December 2016

New Features

  • Team Chat in lobbies - You don’t need to call out bans in global chat anymore as we have added team chat to all XvX lobbies.
  • Party Chat - We have added the option to chat with your party members by simply clicking on the “Party Chat” button within the party menu.
  • CME.GG Client Version 1.4 - We have made numerous changes with the latest version of the client with the aim to reduce the amount of notifications the player will get regarding the state of EAC while improving the communication of what state EAC is in. In addition, we have solved an issue that caused the client to state that EAC was no longer working after unlocking your PC.
  • Desktop notifications for tournament lobby invites - If you have desktop notifications enabled, you will be notified when a tournament lobby invite is sent to you. So no more missing those invites!

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Both players will not be automatically readied up upon accepting a Direct Challenge.
  • We have improved the flow of Play4Coins matches and added a “confirm results” button so you no longer need to wait to get your winnings.
  • We will now show the prize pool in the lobby for Play4Coins matches.
  • Lobby messages are now limited to 160 characters.
  • We updated our matchmaking FAQ to include information regarding individual performance affecting how much skill rating you gain/lose after a match.
  • Resolved an issue that caused the owner of a Play4Coins direct challenge lobby to receive a cooldown if the other player left the lobby.
  • Reduced the volume for ranking up/down.

Thursday 1st December 2016

New Features

  • Lobby Reactions - After completing a match, you can now easily add popular reactions to the lobby chat by clicking one of our predefined reactions.
  • Tournament Widget - We have added a brand new tournament widget on your dashboard so you can see at a quick glance what tournaments are coming up or are ongoing.

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • We have increased the time it takes before the play button is present in the lobby to help prevent issues that sometimes occur if players join the server too quickly.
  • We have added a sound effect to party invites.
  • Resolved an issue that reverted the design of Play4Coins direct challenge notifications.
  • Resolved an issue that caused players to be considered as not in the queue when they were.
  • Resolved an issue that caused skill rating to be affected in 2v2 open lobbies.

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

New Features

  • 5v5 Competitive Matchmaking - You can now join our 5v5 ranked matchmaking queue solo, or with a party and be matched with players of similar skill level.
  • 2v2 Play4Coins Matchmaking - Playing for Coins just got a whole lot better! Team up with a friend or go solo in our new 2v2 Play4Coins matchmaking feature and be matched with players of similar skill rating.
  • Party System - We have now added a party system that allows you to invite friends and join matchmaking queues together.

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Improved our Cooldown System to be able to handle XvX matchmaking. Players that disconnect from a match or do not show up during warmup will receive a competitive cooldown. Players have a 5 minute window to return after disconnecting, if they do not return the cooldown will be actioned, preventing them from joining a competitive queue for the remaining time. A cooldown will also be actioned if the player disconnects 3 times during a match. The player will still be able to join their ongoing match.
  • Friendly Fire will now only be enabled in tournament matches.
  • We have reduced the warmup timers for all game modes.
  • Resolved an issue that caused some notification to become difficult to close.
  • Resolved an issue that caused the incorrect amount of winnings to be shown on the Transaction History if the player won a dispute

Wednesday 9th November 2016

New Features

  • CME.GG Client Version 1.3 - We have updated the CME.GG Client to now have an update feature that will automatically download and install the latest version of the client as long as you are not in a match. The client also comes with some additional bug fixes related to EAC not starting correctly.
  • Damage Reports - We have now added damage reports to our plugin that will show you how much damage you did to the enemy team at the end of each round.

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • We have reduced the amount of placement matches needed to get ranked to 10, down from 20.
  • Resolved an issue that caused casters who were featured in tournaments to not be shown as default when viewing CME.GG TV.
  • Players will now be informed how long they have left on their pause.
  • Resolved an issue that caused players to be on the wrong team, often leading to a 6v4 type scenario.
  • Resolved an issue that allowed players to execute a server pause via the console.
  • Resolved an issue that caused players to be missing from the Match Summary Page.
  • Resolved an issue that allowed both teams to pause at the same time in 3v3+ modes.
  • Resolved an issue that allowed players to drop a pistol right before the knife round and it still be there during knife round.

Thursday 27th October 2016

New Features

  • Infernew - We added the newly designed Inferno map to our 4v4 and 5v5 map pools and veto.
  • Play4Coins Matchmaking time window - To help increase the likelihood of meeting an opponent for Coins, we limited the queue times to open daily between 19:00 and 21:00

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • You can now hide your email address and paypal information within your settings. This is for our streamers out there!
  • Hiding notifications will now last 60 minutes, so no more wondering why you never receive invites.
  • We updated our CME.GG Client FAQ.
  • You can now close the flip cards shown after clicking on PLAY by simply clicking anywhere away from them.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented direct challenges for Coins from being accepted/rejected by the player if they did not have enough currency to take part in the match.
  • Resolved an issue that incorrectly stated that a player forfeited the match when closing a lobby before the ready process had been completed or actioned.
  • Resolved an issue that caused schedules on Tournaments to change constantly even when a tournament had ended.

Thursday 6th October 2016

New Features

  • Play4Coins Direct Challenges & Matchmaking - You can now charge up your account with Coins and challenge others in our Play4Coins game mode. Coins can be withdrawn for real money! Simply join the Play4Coins matchmaking queue to be matched against players of a similar skill level or choose your opponent manually using our Direct Challenge system.
  • Skins2Coins - Charge up your account with Coins using our Skins2Coins feature. This will allow you to exchange CS:GO skins for Coins instantly!
  • Competitive Cooldowns - Leaving a lobby after accepting a Ranked or Play4Coins matchmade challenge will result in a cooldown. This is prevent you from joining the queue. Note: If you have a cooldown in Ranked, you cannot play for Coins either.
  • CME.GG Client Version 1.2 - We have updated the CME.GG Client to warn the player if the EAC process is not running. Our client will attempt to restart EAC and if it is unsuccessful after 3 attempts, will prompt the player to restart their PC.

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Resolved an issue that prevented players from closing bracket modals after opening them.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented lobby hosts from inviting friends to their lobby after refreshing the page.
  • Resolved an issue that caused the CME.GG Client to shows users as online when they were not.
  • Resolved an issue that caused teams on tournament pages to look incorrect after clicking on the “...” option.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented players from finding an opponent after joining, leaving and then rejoining a matchmaking queue within 10 seconds.

Wednesday 31st August 2016

New Features

  • Competitive 1v1 - Our Ranked matchmaking mode is here! Play against others of similar skill and earn ranks depending on your skill. For more information on this feature, please read our FAQ.
  • Ready Process Changes - With the addition of Competitive 1v1, both Quickplay & Competitive 1v1 modes will now see both players automatically ready up upon entering the lobby.

Thursday 25th August 2016

New Features

  • Anti-Cheat Client enabled Tournaments & Custom Lobbies - Tournament Admins and Custom Lobby hosts can now decide if their matches are protected by the new ChallengeMe.GG Client, powered by EAC.
  • Players in Queue Indicator - You will now see how many players are waiting in queue when joining our 1v1 matchmaking mode.
  • Country Settings - You can select which country you are from. Right now, this feature has limited functionality however, in the future it will display which country you are from on your player profile.

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • We have updated how our list of Tournaments are displayed to improve performance and load times.

Wednesday 29th June 2016

New Features & Improvements

  • Map Veto in ALL Custom Games & Direct Challenges - Team Captains can now pick and ban maps from a carefully selected set of maps for any 2v2,3v3,4v4 or Direct Challenge lobby.
  • Map Pool Update - The following fun maps have been added to 1v1 and 2v2 game modes:
    • he_glass_nov
    • fy_pool_day
    • fy_simpsons_go
    • glock_tok
    • aim_knife
    • fy_buzzkill_csgo
    • fy_iceworld_origins

Fixes

  • Tournament Schedules now reflect the correct start time of the match.
  • Tournament Schedules no longer show “BYE” matches.
  • Resolved an issue that caused your ongoing match to appear as “Cancelled” when viewing the match history page.
  • Resolved an issue that caused the incorrect map pool to show on tournament overview pages.
  • Resolved an issue that showed outdated/incorrect tournament rules.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented the lobby host from easily choosing who the enemy team captain is.
  • Resolved an issue that caused teams/participants to move through the lower bracket of a double elimination tournament incorrectly.
  • Resolved an issue that caused players to appear on the radar through smoke.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented players from talking to one another in 1v1 & 2v2 game modes

Thursday 9th June 2016

New Features & Improvements

  • Map Veto in 5v5 Custom Games - Team Captains can now pick and ban maps from the current competitive maps.
  • Notifications for lobby hosts - We listened and we hear you, lobby hosts for any custom game will now receive a sound and desktop notification when the lobby is full.
  • Tournament Improvements - We’ve added even more improvements to our Tournament System:
    • ChallengeMe TV - You can now watch all the action directly from the main overview page of a tournament when a match is live.
    • Our tournaments now support Double Elimination.

Fixes

  • Resolved an issue that caused an incorrect start time to be shown on tournament brackets for any 1v1 - 4v4 match.
  • Resolved an issue that caused player/team names to be swapped on the Match Summary Page.
  • Resolved an issue that caused reconnecting players to be forced onto the enemy team.
  • Resolved an issue that caused players to be kicked before warmup had ended.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented lobbies from being closed after 10 minutes if nobody joined the server. This caused some players to become stuck in the lobby if the host went afk.

Thursday 2nd June 2016

New Features & Improvements

  • Knife Rounds - All 5v5 matches now have a knife round to determine starting sides.
  • Map Veto in Tournaments - Team Captains can now pick and ban maps for any Bo1, Bo3 & Bo5 match.
  • Desktop Notifications - We have added desktop notifications to alert you when the host of a custom game has started the ready process.
  • Tournament Improvements - We have added the following improvements to our Tournament System:
    • Automatic Tournament Schedule.
    • Reduced Check-In Timers for 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 & 4v4 tournament matches.
    • Our tournaments can now handle byes.
    • Team Captains are now displayed in the tournament lobby.
    • Tournament matches will now display in the Live Matches section on the Dashboard.
    • Admins can now participate in tournament lobby chats.

Fixes

  • Resolved an issue that prevented urls entered into description boxes without http:// on the player profile to not redirect correctly.

Wednesday 18th May 2016

New Features & Improvements

  • Added Popular Streamers to Dashboard - You can now easily see the most popular & featured streamers playing CME.GG.
  • Tournament Improvements - We have added the following improvements to our Tournament System:
    • Added start date & time to brackets.
    • Improved the highlight effect when hovering over a bracket.
    • Mobile Friendly - We made some improvements for our mobile users.
    • Matches that end due to no-shows now correctly show their score as “0” instead of “-”.
  • We’ve added labels to the PLAY & Custom Game buttons to make it easier to understand what gamemodes can be played.

Fixes

  • Resolved an issue that prevented search results from being shown if white space was added by accident.
  • Resolved an issue that allowed dead players to rejoin the server alive during the same round.

Friday 6th May 2016

New Features & Improvements

  • Tactical Pauses are here! You can now type .pause in 3v3, 4v4 and 5v5 matches to pause the match for 5 minutes. Type .unpause to initiate the unpause process and wait for the enemy team to confirm before resuming the match.
  • Tournament System - You can now view all future, ongoing and past tournaments via our Tournaments Tab. Each tournament has a list of participants, interactive brackets and more. Check it out here.
  • You can now deposit up to 10 Gold Tickets in our Featured Raffles.

Fixes

  • Resolved an issue that caused hosts of custom lobbies to be unable to begin the ready process after selecting a map.
  • Removed AWP_HOTELV2 from our map pool temporarily due to a steam workshop issue.

Wednesday 20th April 2016

New Features & Improvements

  • Gold Mission - We have now made it easier to earn Gold Tickets automatically!
  • Direct Challenges - Players will now only receive up to 10 active challenges at the same time.

Thursday 7th April 2016

New Features & Improvements

  • Tournament Tab - In preparation for our upcoming tournament sponsored by NVIDIA and Microsoft, we have granted you access to our tournament section. Learn more.
  • Map Updates - Added DE_BLACKGOLD and removed AWP_FACTION_V2

Fixes

  • Resolved an issue that caused links without the http:// prefix to redirect to an incorrect page when being added to the player profile description boxes.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented the live score from updating when streaming.

Thursday 31st March 2016

New Features & Improvements

  • Referral System - You can now invite your friends to CME.GG and earn tickets for doing so! Simply go to your referral page here and start handing out your invitation link.
  • You can now accept all your friend requests with the click of a single button. You can find it within your inbox.
  • We’ve added the option to close the Map Voting window in case any issues arise. Click the "X" in the top right-hand corner to close the window. You can also refresh the page to bring it back.

Fixes

  • Resolved an issue that prevented unread chat messages from blinking after refreshing the page.
  • Lowered the sound volume of our "Ready Up" process.
  • Resolved an issue that caused Direct Challenge notification sounds to continue in the background even after disabling notifications.
  • Resolved an issue that caused the timer on the PLAY button to continue after finding an opponent.
  • Resolved an issue that caused the timer on the Map Voting screen to stop after selecting a map.
  • Resolved an issue that caused players to remain in the “In Lobby” status even when they are offline.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented a map from being chosen if the Map Voting window was closed.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented Firefox users from dragging and dropping players in lobbies.

Wednesday 23rd March 2016

General

  • Open Beta Launch - No more Closed Beta Keys needed.
  • Completely redesigned the homepage.
  • Removed Closed Beta information from the Media section.
  • Improved Twitch Integration - You can now watch streams in fullscreen.

Fixes

  • Improved Chat behaviour.
  • Searching for friends now give you a proper result back when you have no friends by the name you searched for.

Wednesday 16th March 2016

General

  • Added Twitch integration. If you are a Twitch streamer you can now link your Twitch stream to your CME profile. You’ll find it on your profile page.
  • Added sounds to the lobby so you won’t miss the ready process

Friday 11th March 2016

General

  • Changed the Silver Ticket Quest. But don’t worry, everyone with at least one progress bar entry has received a complimentary Silver ticket. Go and check out the new Silver quest, it’s never been so easy to gain a Silver Ticket!

Thursday 10th March 2016

General

  • Added the Streamer Showdown Page. Don’t miss the event on Friday, 11.03.2016 starting at around 18:00 CET.
  • Added the option to hide incoming challenge notifications.
  • Added a new Scoreboard.
  • Increased the delay in GOTV to make it harder to misuse it.

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with the chat always popping up even when minimized.
  • GOTV should not end anymore before the match ends.

Monday 07th March 2016

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where logging in via Steam caused the “Play” and “Custom match” button to stay gray/inaccessible.
  • Fixed an issue where logging in via Steam caused people to be stuck in a lobby.

Friday 26th February 2016

New Features

  • Report Player functionality added: You can now report abusive or recommend awesome players (neither reports are visible to players though)
  • Silver & Gold raffles are now available - Gold Tickets can only be gained from community events for now.   

Thursday 18th February 2016

Operation Wildfire

  • The maps from the latest CS:GO Operation “Wildfire” have been added to the map pool.

Friday 12th February 2016

New Features

  • Ready Status: Players have 20 seconds to set their status to ready. If they fail to do so all player status will be reset and the host can remove all afk/lazy players.
  • Randomized Lobbies: The host can now randomize the teams with a single click.

Fixes & Improvements

  • Match mode displayed in Live Matches overview.
  • Team Switch Bug should now be gone for good.

Friday 5th February 2016

New Features

  • Open Lobbies: You can now see all currently open lobbies. Please go to the Matches tab to see them.
  • Open Lobbies: Please set your Lobby to private if you don’t want strangers to join it. 

Fixes & Improvements

  • Navbar scrollable for lower resolutions.
  • Winners will now be displayed for aborted matches
  • Everyone in lobby can share the invite links for Custom Games

Wednesday 3rd February 2016

New Features

  • Added Scrim Mode: 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, and 5v5 matches can now be played by using the "Custom game" button. Please note: This feature is still in Alpha Testing mode and you might experience some glitches while we work on improving it.

Fixes & Improvements

  • Match results will be shown faster now.
  • New Game Server description added: "CME.GG 128 tick servers, register and play for free"

Wednesday 27th January 2016

Fixes & Updates

  • Spectator mode is now working via console command. However, the spectator button still refuses to work, though.
  • Replaced our match chat system with Disqus.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented users who aren't logged in from seeing raffle images.

Wednesday 20th January 2016

Hot Fixes & Updates

  • Leaderboards have now been reactivated and will update every minute.

Wednesday 13th January 2016

New Features & Improvements

  • Streamers, websites and youtubers now have easy access to our media kit found here: www.challengeme.gg/media.
  • Added a new in-game message at the end of the match to warn players not to leave too early or via the console as it may cause them to forfeit the match.
  • Players can now see if someone left the match early on their Match Summary Page, underneath the overall score.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved issues that cause incorrect match durations to show on the match summary and match history pages when overtime was involved.
  • Resolved an issue that caused players to receive a steam whitelist issue when attempting to join a server.

Monday 4th January 2016

New Features & Improvements

  • Bronze Raffles and Daily Missions now reset everyday at 22:00 CET.
  • You can now view the live game events of another player by clicking on their "In Game" status.
  • Added the "Offline" status to players on your Friends List.
  • Our images have become lazy but don’t worry, this is a good thing.
  • Further improvements have been made to our mobile version.

Bug Fixes

  • You can no longer invite yourself to be friends.
  • Resolved some issues related to the "Ready" and "Leave Lobby" buttons in the lobby.
  • Resolved an issue related to incorrect match duration being shown.
  • Resolved an issue causing knife kills to not count.
  • Resolved an issue that caused incorrect events to occur on raffle pages.

Wednesday 23rd December 2015

New Features & Improvements

  • Direct Challenges can now be scrolled and will no longer block half of the screen when receiving more than 2.
  • Optimizations have been made when viewing our platform on a mobile device.
  • Based on a feedback survey we conducted a few weeks ago, we've redesigned what information is shown on the Arena page after a match has been completed. You can see this new design by clicking "Match Summary" on the popup after finishing a match.
  • New maps have been added!
    • AIM_R8_BORDER
    • AIM_REVOLVER
    • SCOUTZKNIVEZ_FRZ
    • AIM_SSG_08_CSGO

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue with usernames containing an apostrophe being unable to complete certain actions on the platform.

Thursday 17th December 2015

New Features

  • We're now mobile friendly... almost!
  • Matches will no longer be cancelled when someone ragequits but instead will reward the remaining player with a win.
    Matches ending this way do NOT count towards your Daily Mission.

Bug Fixes

  • CME.GG usernames are once again shown in-game.
  • Resolved an issue with the kick messaging.
  • Resolved an issue with accuracy statistics being calculated incorrectly.

Friday 11th December 2015

Updates

  • You can now share your personal beta key more easily with the new social share button found on your dashboard.
  • We've done some redesigning of the footer, but I doubt anyone looks there anyway

Tuesday 8th December 2015

Hot Fixes & Updates

  • The Friends List will now be hidden when a player has no friends.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented players from opening a chat window when too many windows were already open.
  • Resolved an issue that incorrectly rounded up or down the Win Ratio on challenge notifications.
  • Resolved an issue with incorrect icons on the stat comparison window when accepting a challenge.

Friday 4th December 2015

Hot Fixes & Updates

  • Resolved an issue with the Raffle System countdown timer not refreshing.
  • Resolved an issue with the ordering of the Dashboard News.
  • Added more visual elements to the Raffle System.

Wednesday 2nd December 2015

New Features

  • Winter has come to CME.GG with our Winter Event.
  • New Maps have been added for the Winter Event.
    • aim_merryp250
    • aim_ak_snowshot
    • aim_akm4_xmas
    • aim_xmas_awp
  • You can earn a new badge for playing a match during the Winter Event.
  • We've updated the PLAY button for a more festive feeling.
  • Players will now be notified in real-time when they've earned a raffle ticket or won the raffle.
  • We've added information to a player's profile if they have been banned from our service.
  • With the help of a cool animation, you can now see who won the raffle at the time it ends.
  • New tooltips have been added, because you can't have enough tooltips.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved a timezone issue with the countdown timer for the Raffle System.
  • Your cursor will now automatically appear in the chat box window when talking to a friend.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented some notifications from closing.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented players from depositing all 5 tickets into a daily raffle.
  • Resolved some issues causing a 500 error on some pages.
  • Resolved some localization issues.
  • Resolved an issue that caused cancelled matches to appear as a Loss on a player's profile.

Thursday 19th November 2015

New Features

  • You can now win daily prizes with our Raffle System.
  • We added an additional timeframe to the Leaderboards.
  • Improved stability of the servers.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue that caused error pages to occur on the Leaderboard.

Wednesday 4th November 2015

New Features

  • You can now compare your statistics against your opponents when being challenged and during matchmaking.
  • A match requirement has been added to the Leaderboards.
  • Added timestamps for chat messages.
  • We've reduced the amount of time it takes before the Friends List expands.
  • The Online Players tab, Player Profile and your Friends Page will now show the current online status of that player.
  • Restyled and optimized multiple pages, including the image shown when queued.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue with entering beta keys that had a space in them.
  • Knife kills will now count in the statistics.
  • Resolved an issue that caused Live Matches to show old matches.
  • Resolved an issue that caused the Map Voting countdown timer to disappear.
  • Players can no longer attempt to spectate their own match via the Arena page.
  • Resolved multiple localization issues.

Known Issues

  • Knife kills will cause the lobby to show an incorrect amount of rounds won at the end. The Arena page will not be affected.

Week 1 of Closed Beta - 20/10/2015

New Features

  • Added Map Voting to the queue.
  • Added the following maps:
    • aim_9h_ak
    • aim_glockon
    • aim_map2_go
    • aim_redline
    • csgo_aim_head2k
    • aim_aztec
    • aim_icemap
    • awp_bridge
    • awp_ice_csgo
    • awp_pro
    • awp_vietnam
    • awp_india_csgo
    • awp_arena
  • Removed the following maps:
    • awp_islands
    • aim_map_usp_s
  • You can now directly challenge someone via the chat window.
  • Added this fancy changelog section.
  • Updated FAQ.
  • Added Alpha Tester Badges.
  • Players tab will now filter only Online Players and is easier to use.
  • Added Steam usernames to Arena page.
  • Made our homepage suitable for small screens, we're that little bit closer to a mobile friendly website.
  • Added warning text to the lobby regarding leaving too early from a match via console.
  • The GOTV spectator delay has been reduced to 10 seconds from 105 seconds.
  • The score on the Arena page will now update in real-time.

Bug Fixes

  • Leaderboard will now default to "Wins".
  • Resolved an issue that caused players with certain characters in their Steam Username to be marked down as a Loss all the time.
  • Restyled our platform communication channel on the right-hand side.
  • Disabled usernames with a / in them as it caused horrible, horrible bugs.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Demo Download button to not appear on the Arena page.
  • Fixed some issues with chat colour.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented the lobby from updating after a player left the match early.

Known Issues

  • Servers may kick you out stating your SteamID is not on the whitelist. For now just report the bug using our support channel (the little icon in the bottom right-hand corner) with your lobby URL and then click on Leave Lobby. Don't worry, it won't consider it a Loss.
  • Some servers may be unresponsive, try connecting using the console or restarting your Steam and if that does not work, report the bug and leave the lobby.
  • When your opponent leaves during a game, the match will be aborted. This will change in the future to reward a win to the player who remained in the game.

Closed Beta Update - 16/10/2015

New Features

  • You can now chat with your friends by clicking on their avatar in the Friends List.
  • Events will now be grouped on the timeline.
  • Added more Bro Tips to both winning and losing notifications.
  • You can now add a friend from the Players tab and directly after a match by clicking on their avatar in the lobby.
  • We've changed the styling of some pages...again.
  • Added a message with the console command to join when attempting to watch a GOTV stream.
  • You will now lose the match by leaving the game or lobby before it has finished.
  • You can now test links in your description boxes on the player profile.
  • We've now added our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, NDA, Imprint and CS:GO rules to the platform.
  • We now have an FAQ!
  • CME.GG is now using Intercom, a cool piece of communication software that allows us to respond to your questions, feedback and more faster, sometimes in real time!
  • Added Facebook and Twitter links to the platform. You know you want to follow us!
  • We've added Leaderboards now! See how close you are to the top with this new feature.

Bug Fixes

  • Improved user state logic to prevent serious user flow blocking. This means things run smoother now :)
  • Uploaded the video on the homepage to the official CME.GG youtube account.
  • Aligned the text shown when using the dropdown menu next to your avatar.
  • Resolved an issue that caused the Play button to break when someone rejected you as an opponent.
  • The MOTD now shows the correct logo and information before a match.
  • Improved our uploading of avatars for the player.
  • Resolved some localization issues on the platform.
  • Resolved an issue with the progress bar in the direct challenge notification. It's back!
  • Resolved an issue that caused the Knife icon to not appear in the live score bot.
  • The live score bot will not correctly state who won and lost per round.
  • Resolved an issue that would not correctly sort online and offline friends in the Friends List.
  • You can no longer change your username.
  • Resolved an issue with statistics´not showing.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented activation emails from being sent to web.d, gmx.de and hotmail.com accounts.
  • Resolved an issue that prevent the status of your friend from showing on the Friends List.

Known Issues

  • Chat History when talking to a friend may disappear. Refresh the page for now until we fix this.
  • The USP-S is shown as the P2000 on the statistics page.
  • The AIM_MAP_USP_S map currently has armour.

Performance Update - 30/09/2015

New Features

  • Added multiple player profile backgrounds to choose from.
  • Players can now press TAB on the Arena page to see the game stats.
  • Added stats to 'Player' and 'Friends' page.
  • Improved in-game experience:
    • A Bot will now play against you while waiting for your opponent. Any kills made during this stage will not affect your match score or stats.
    • Both players will be set as ready as soon as teams have been chosen.
    • Added a 30s warm-up after both players are set as ready.
    • The match will now only reset once after the warm-up.
    • Removed the panel with ready information.
    • Overtime is now MR3
  • Bug Fixes

    • Resolved an issue that caused the same map to be played over and over.....and over again.
    • Resolved volvo style alignment issues on some dashboard news.
    • Improved readability of some text after new design update.
    • Resolved an issue that caused the 'Search Bar' to have no function.
    • Resolved an issue that would cause visual bugs when changing settings.
    • Resolved an issue that caused online friends to not appear at the top of your Friends List.
    • Resolved an issue that would sometimes cause the 'Leave Lobby' button to not work.
    • Resolved multiple localization issues.

    Known Issues

    • Due to the latest CSGO update, statistics are not being recorded correctly. This affects multiple features, including the latest "Press TAB" feature in this update.

    New Design Update - 17/09/2015

    New Features

    • ChallengeMe.GG has undergone a visual upgrade:
      • Redesigned top bar & left menu
      • Redesigned the Lobby
      • Friends List now expands after hovering over it
      • Narrow page content
      • Improved friend dropdowns
      • Improved non-registered user page
    • Added a Dashboard: View your Player Card, latest news and live matches here.
    • Playing for Currency: You can now play against one another for currency using the Direct Challenge feature. Note: This currency is for test purposes right now and does not have any value.
    • Quick Challenge v1: Drag the CME.GG Logo over an avatar in your Friends List to challenge them.
    • Map Selection: Players can now select which map to play on when using the Direct Challenge feature.
    • Live Events v1: Players and viewers can now see live game events during a match on the Arena page.
    • New Maps!: We've added a bunch of new maps to the pool.
    • Did you know we're going into Beta soon? Well, the newly added text next to the logo says so. (Added the word "Beta" to the platform)
    • Added a video to the first page. (Before logging in)
    • Added a sound notification to the direct challenge notification.
    • The username that appears in the navigation bar when scrolling down on someone's page now has functioning options.
    • Added some more statistics to the player profile. (# of matches for win%, # of matches on "matches" tab)
    • The Player List now has basic information on each player and allows you to view their profile or challenge them directly.
    • Added new Match Result notification.

    Bug Fixes

    • Resolved an issue that prevented the "Play" button from disabling in real-time if the matchmaking service became unavailable.
    • Resolved an issue that caused platform notifications to block the use of other UI elements like menus.
    • Cleaned up some unused links in the Forgot Password email.
    • Resolved an issue that caused our old logo to appear when uploading new avatars.
    • Resolved multiple localization issues.
    • Resolved an issue that caused players to be rewarded with the "5 Friends" Badge after reaching only 3 friends.
    • Reduced maximum username length to 32 characters
    • Resolved an issue that caused the chat box to become focused upon visiting the Arena page.
    • Resolved an issue that occurred when two players would directly challenge one another and click accept.

    Known Issues

    • Statistics are not shown on the Arena page after playing on the newly added maps.

    Direct Challenge Update! - 01/09/2015

    New Features

    • You can now send a Direct Challenge to another player!
    • This can be done via the Friends List or their Player Profile
    • Added Match History to Player Profile
    • Added Arena Page
    • See detailed statistics for your ongoing or past matches with the new Arena page.
      Access this via Matches, Timeline Events or using the Arena tab when in a match (next to lobby).
    • You will now be notified with a sound when a match is found.
    • You will now be informed when your friends are in-game.
    • Our logo is now all fancy and will expand or collapse depending on your location on the website.
    • Added a cool new 404 error page.

    Bug Fixes

    • Resolved an issue with the Friends List Search Function.
    • Resolved an issue that prevented match results from being reported.
    • Resolved an issue that showed incorrect friend statuses.