Posted in Events

[Competition] My beautiful christmas tree

This year, CsAcademie is organizing a “my beautiful christmas tree” contest. The goal is to take a picture of a Christmas tree, and share the picture on our Rocketchat.

The community will vote for the christmas trees they love. The 3 pictures with the most likes will win a skin for their owner.

Contest Rule:

  • Only one photo per participant
  • To be a valid photo you must be able to see a small sign with “CsAcademie” on it, in the photo. (No photo editing via editing software!)
  • The photos will be sent to the channel “concours-sapin
  • The votes of the community will be made on the channel “concours-sapin-votes
  • To vote, you just have to put a “heart” reaction on the message
  • Everyone can vote, for several fir trees, even without participating in the contest
  • Photos must be sent by 19 December 2021 inclusive
  • Votes will be possible until 25 December inclusive
  • On December 26, the winners will be selected
  • Any cheating can be punished in the contest and cause disqualification

So what are we waiting for?!
The contest is up! All to your christmas trees!

The CsAcademie team wishes you happy holidays!

Posted in Announcement, Events

Halloween 2021

two jack o lantern lamps

In 2021, as usual, CsAcademie celebrates Halloween! Here is the program.

From Saturday 30 October 21:00 until Monday 01 November 23:59: We’re entering halloween mode.
On Sunday evening from 9:00 to 10:30 p.m., the server will be set to horror cards.

halloween candies

In addition, we organize a small event, to win skins. To do this, just go to the rocketchat and post a message: “Un bonbon ou un sort !” in channel “#halloween” this Sunday!
Entries before Sunday 0:00 and after Sunday 23:59 will be counted as nil.
Participants will be drawn to win an in-game skin.

This year, there will unfortunately be no Halloween costumes on the server. The skins being broken due to the different updates of the game …

Posted in Announcement

Advent calendar

There’s no need to present it to our most loyal players, but this year, like the others, the advent calendar is making a comeback.

With us, there won’t be any chocolate! The rule is simple: every day, we will put in play one or more prizes. Only one player per day will be drawn to win the prize! So it would be a shame not to try your luck!

How does it work? And who is it for?

First of all, the calendar exists thanks to the people who throughout the year donate skins to CsAcademie. Thanks to these donations, we can give them back at events to people who have little or no skins at all.

The principle of the calendar is simple. From December 1 to December 25, we will enter 1 prize to be won per day. To try to win it, you must participate in the draw. You will therefore need an account on our site (the portal). All you have to do is go to the calendar page, and click a button to enter the draw. An entry is only valid for the in-game prize that same day. Thus, you will have to come back every day to try to win all the prizes!

The calendar is for everyone. You don’t need to be a donor on CsAcademie, it doesn’t cost any money, and you do not have to commit to anything!

The next day, around 6 p.m., the winner will be drawn at random. It’s a machine that will select the winner. You can find out if you have won in RocketChat, which will be notified as soon as a winner is drawn.

The rules

  • Anyone can participate in the advent calendar.
  • Only one physical person can play once per day, on only one account. A proven cheat will cancel the prizes possibly won, and will be sanctioned in-game.
  • The winners, themselves, must add the steam account CsAcademie to their friends list ( and fill in their STEAM_ID in the portal profile, in order to facilitate the transmission of the prizes. (It’s not for us to find out who is hiding behind a nickname)
  • Prizes not accepted before February 1, 2021 will be considered as lost and will be put back into play for another event.
  • The calendar will run from December 1 to 25

Participation link

To participate, you must go to this page while logged in.

Posted in Announcement

Advent calendar come back

Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

For 3 years now, CsAcademie has been accustomed to posting the famous calendar of the future, where everyone has a chance to win a prize everyday! And this year it starts again!

From December 1st to December 25th, you will be able to participate in the Advent calendar to win prizes!

Last year, you registered more than 550 times to try to win a prize. What about this year? Are we going to break the record?!

We’re kidding!

You think you can reach 1,000 participations?

Alas! If more than 1000 participations are reached, the person with the most participation (a random draw if several people are at the same level) will be able to choose the opening of a case of his choice (limited to the cases present in CsAcademie’s inventory). The revealed skin will then be given to them.


  • A physical player can only participate in one draw per day. If a player is caught cheating (e.g. by making second accounts): his accounts will be suspended, the player will be punished in the game (banning) and the participations will not be counted.
  • The winning prizes will be distributed through the CsAcademie account available at this address: . You will have to accept the request as friends. Since the account is managed by a human, offers can take several days after the draw.
  • In order for the participation to be valid, you must enter your STEAM_ID on your profile, on the portal.
  • Trades not accepted before February 1, 2020 will be considered lost and will be put back into play for another event.


Posted in Announcement

Ready to joke ?

As every year, we will celebrate Halloween. So here’s the program:

On Thursday, October 31, and on Saturday, November 2, come in costume

Image by ProMOMenade on Pixabay

From 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., it’s 100% horror! Come and discover our Halloween mapcycle. From Thursday 31 to Sunday midnight, horror skins will remain active.

But that’s not all!

Photo by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash

We’re also going to set up a contest to win skins!

And not just any of them! A contest … jokes!

So, you feel up to it so we can split the pear? Not a minute to lose! Go to the forum to find out the rules, and write your best jokes!

Posted in Announcement

2018/2019 results, and projects for 2019/2020

Like last year, I want to present the roadmap for new projects for the year 2019/2020. Because indeed, a few days ago, CsAcademie celebrated it’s 3-year anniversary.


Last year, we launched the portal. This is the site for managing user accounts in our community. It also manages donations, financing, server administration, and accesses. The change has been difficult, but after a few weeks players have managed to adapt and use the new tool. This site has allowed us and will allow us to add more content in the future. We recently added the maps management, and banishments system. (Now, it’s a real pleasure to ban players! 😉 )

In the community, we launched the labs. Spaces to share, and work on a given project (lab sounds, overview lab, …). We decided to close the labs at the end of the year 2018 because they clearly weren’t as successful as we had hoped. Today, we have a common channel on the Rocketchat where all requests / work are concentrated, which adds a little more animation, but is still not perfect.

For events, we organized the Christmas event, proposing an advent calendar, and special Christmas nights. We had more than 550 entries on the advent calendar (it was positive compared to the year 2017), and the server was full during the special event. We have not held a new event since, missing many dates, including our 3-year anniversary.

On the server, we changed server in January (same power, but cheaper than the old one) and we continued to improve existing plugins. There have not been big changes to the rest of the gameplay.

In conclusion, we finish this year with a lot of technical changes, but a bad events organization.

Projects for 2019/2020

The year 2019/2020 will focus on improving gaming, and improving activities in and out of the game. We will continue to add new features on the portal.

The mapcycle system is now fully managed on the game server. One of this year’s projects is to manage mapcycles directly on the portal. The maps will always be chosen according to the number of people, and their size, but also according to the map frequentation. The less a map is played, the more likely it will be chosen. The system will therefore play all the maps, and avoid replaying on the same map for a few hours. The voting system for a card will also be improved, and displayed into website in real time.

An automatic system of request for record will be proposed on the portal. With a reason, any connected player will be able to ask for a record on a game where he has suspicions. The record will be sent on the RocketChat, in the overwatch channel to be viewed. (Viewing videos is a long act, any abuse will be punished).

In order to limit ghost accounts, a forgetting system will be set up on the portal. After 6 (12?) months without login, an account will be deleted, and personal information will be erased. An email will notify you one month before the effective deletion. For donor accounts, an email will be sent that the number of shares has been increased, to empty the balance. The user will be able to reconnect and return to 1 part at any time. The account will be deleted when the portfolio reaches 0 €.

Support from new donors will be put in place to help them set up the donor tag on the game, connect to TeamSpeak, and Rocketchat.

Finally, the most important part in my opinion, the organization of events. I will spend more time on the organization of new events, and I will put in place new mechanics to encourage people to help / organize their own events.

Posted in CSGO guides

Download our maps

We have written an executable to download all our maps. It’s open source, so you can check what the program does, and recompile it.

You can find source code and executable (for windows/linux, for the moment) on Github at this address

Use guide

When you launch mapat, you’re taken to the home page, where you can first choose the folder to download the maps. You can directly choose the ‘maps’ folder of your CS: GO game. It is usually located here: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\maps”.
You can optionally switch to a different folder, but then you’ll need to manually copy the cards to the in-game folder for them to be used.

You can now start downloading the maps using the “start” button. You can follow the progress with the check and download indicators.

At any time, you can stop the download using the “stop” button. The software will complete the download of the current map, and stop.

For any information about the software, visit our RocketChat. You can also request improvements to the software.

Posted in Announcement

Switch to temporary prime mode

In order to maintain a good atmosphere, and in order to better manage the server, it will now be in prime only during school periods starting today. For the moment the summer holidays are excluded, and it will be possible to come with a non premium account during these.

Calendar :

  • 30/12/2018 to 06/01/2018: Prime only
  • 07/01/2019 to 08/02/2019: prime and non-prime
  • 09/02/2019 to 11/03/2019: Prime only
  • 12/03/2019 to 05/04/2019: Prime and non-prime
  • 06/04/2019 to 06/05/2019: Prime only

Thank for your understanding

Posted in Announcement, Events

Advent calendar come back

Like last year, the advent calendar is back. Every day, try to win lots on CS: GO by taking part in a draw.

You can find the calendar here:

How to use:

One box is revealed per day, with prizes to be won for the next random draw, automatically taking place the next morning. The box of December 1st will be revealed on December 1st from 0h00, French time. Registrations are possible between 0h00 and 23h00 that same day. A winner will be drawn in the morning (between 0h00 and 6h00) of December 2nd, and will be posted on the calendar. Participants must re-register each day to participate in all draws.

Game rules:

  • A physical player can only participate in one draw per day. If a player is caught cheating (by making second accounts, for example), his accounts will be suspended, and he will be punished in game.
  • The prizes won will be distributed by the CsAcademie account available at this address: You will have to accept the request as friends. The account is managed by a human, offers can take several days after the draw.
  • It is recommended to add your STEAM_ID to your account, it will be easier to offer you the exchange.
  • Prizes not accepted before February 1, 2019 will be considered lost