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You’ll be surprised, but this decision by Valve over CSGO made sense, at least from that perspective

It is already known what Valve thought of on the occasion of the last update.


Valve is hardly associated with brilliant decisions. Especially after the last CS:GO update, which took place quite a long time ago, it still arouses emotions. Mainly due to a change in the pool of available maps.

Let us remind you, although probably everyone knows it perfectly well, Train was removed from the map pool and Ancient jumped in its place. And while the introduction of Ancient has still not been justified in any way, getting rid of Train is different.

Why did Train fall out?

The Leetify website shows that Valve was probably driven by the popularity of maps on Matchmaking. Here, in fact, Train is practically in the last place, not counting Vertigo added as the last.

The most popular are:

  • Mirage
  • Dust 2
  • Inferno

Interestingly, it looks different on Faceit. According to Leetify, Train was ahead of locations such as:

  • Nuke
  • Vertigo
  • Cache

Looking at the matchmaking stats, Train wasn’t very popular and that’s probably why it was replaced. If we look only from this perspective and turn a blind eye to Ancient, the decision to change the map pool could have been quite accurate.