Counter-Strike: The Most Famous eSports and The Legendary Game!
This post was most recently updated on September 13th, 2022
Counter-Strike is a famous game, because this fun has pleased its fans for many years. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that this is the first-person game. The player perceives the world through the eyes of his character.
The game uses many well-known types of firearms – from various pistols and rifles to shotguns and, of course, sniper rifles.
The weapon differs in lethal force, rate of fire, and price. Some types of weapons are more popular among players than others. If a player dies in a round, the weapon must be bought again.
Perhaps, without Counter-Strike, gamers would never have been able to see eSports as it is now. With the advent of this shooter players have realized how cool it is to play in a team.
Updates and Game Chips
Most recently, on August 21, 2022, the famous game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive turned 10 years old. Valve has presented its update, which is dedicated to the anniversary of CS:GO. In connection with such a great event, the developers have added new stickers, cards and cupcakes to the game.
Five maps were also added:
As it is said, ten years is a long time, and CS:GO still holds leading positions. Over the past 12 months, an unprecedented number of people have entered the game (an average of 20 million unique players per month). Major tournaments were watched by a record number of viewers, about 2.7 million people. More than $70 million has been raised for professional organizations, teams, and players.
The previous record was set in April of this year. Four months ago, CS:GO was played simultaneously by 1,013,237 people.
It is worth adding that the official CS account on Twitter thanked the players for their interest. “Thanks to the million players who are simultaneously trying to earn cupcakes,” the developers wrote.
Sports analysts believe that eSports disciplines have a great future. Counter-Strike, despite its impressive age for a computer game, remains an extremely interesting project, the audience of which is growing every day.
Everything about Matches in CS:GO
Fans are already used to the fact that Counter-Strike tournaments are held in huge stadiums, attracting the attention of a huge number of spectators. Followers have long ceased to be surprised by prize funds exceeding the $100,000 mark. Finally, admirers got used to the fact that at any moment they can open the live broadcasts at GetEsports.net and watch the professional CS:GO matches in real time.
However, this was not always the case. Early tournaments were battles of teenagers in cramped basement rooms devoid of minimal amenities. The prize fund of such events was purely symbolic: the winners were awarded diplomas, time cards, and in rare cases – gaming devices. It was possible to watch the game of local professionals only standing behind their backs.
Today there are professional teams of players for whom Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a real job. They train for many hours every day and hone their skills in this game. For this, players receive salaries + prize money, won at tournaments, is also divided between team members and management. Salaries of professional esports players can be several thousand dollars.
In the very first round, for each of the sides, the players of both teams have $800, a pistol, as well as a knife, which is always there by default. The minimum cost of any weapon, except for a standard pistol, is from $900.
Most of the key actions in the game bring virtual money to every esports player, with which you can buy weapons. Esports players pays for the installation and explosion of bombs, winning rounds, and killing the enemy. In addition, the game pays for the lost rounds, so that there is not too big a gap between the team that leads in the score and the team that concedes. For the murder of a teammate, a fine is issued (minus $300). The maximum amount of money one player has is 16 thousand dollars.