In terms of prestige, the current pool of players, and massive million-dollar rewards at global tournaments and events, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is among the most lasting e-sports game. Before CS:GO, the original Counter-Strike had performed relatively well in competitive gaming.
It was not possible until the launch of Counter-Strike Global Offensive, which helped the community restore, and the game franchise entered a new chapter of the e-sports industry.
The debut of CS:GO in 2012 by Valve received excellent reviews across the board, and further, it won The Game Awards’ fan-voted prize for “eSports Game of the Year” in 2015. This game is still recognized as the game that never dies since it remains as popular as ever and offers limitless possibilities for both newcomers and professionals to multiplayer gaming.
Renowned CS:GO Athletes
Every successful competitive gaming franchise has great players, and CS:GO does too. The game pulls professional gamers from all over the world. Peter ‘Dupreeh’ Rasmussen of Denmark, an Astralis player who has made almost $2 million from playing the game, is one of the most successful professional players in CS:GO.
Followed by Andreas ‘Xyp9x’ Hojsleth, Nicolai ‘dev1ce’ Reedtz, and many others are among the top athletes in the game.
Huge Prize Pool
Each year, e-sports events provide some of the most lucrative prize pools in the world. Professional teams compete in games such as Dota 2, League of Legends, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Competitions like WESG and ELEAGUE had the larger prize pools for CS:GO thus far. CS:GO was one of three competitive games played at WESG 2016, the inaugural edition, and Team EnVyUs from France won the $1.5 million prize money.
If it is feasible to host live events later this year, the next major event for CS:GO will be the PGL Major, which will happen in Stockholm between October 23rd to November 7th. It would be the first CS:GO Major to be held in 4K, and 24 teams will compete for a $2 million prize pool hosted by PGL.
The Protracted Interest of CS:GO
E-Sports lovers may connect with their favorite gaming events in various ways by watching games live on Twitch, YouTube, or Facebook. Popular platforms like these keep the e-sports community interested in what’s going on. CS:GO competitions have grown in popularity in the online gambling sector in recent years. The rise of online betting sites shows how famous e-sports is becoming in the realm of professional sports.
Despite CS:GO is still one of the most famous e-sports games to watch and play. Rivals like Dota 2, League of Legends, and most recently, Riot Games’ Valorant are drawing even more attention and enthusiasm. Is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive now buried officially? According to PC Gamer, the multiplayer game from 2012 is still a long way off.
2021 appeared to be a promising year for the popular sport, including new modes and maps. While relatively new videogames like Valorant have managed to pique the interest of many CS:GO gamers, the game’s average player count remains strong as we are ending the year.
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