The PGL Stockholm 2021 Major is looming on the horizon, paving the way for CS:GO’s newest champion. In preparation for the momentous occasion, Valve is rolling out some goodies for fans to purchase. The proceeds …
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Operation Riptide features new maps, a revamped mission system, quality-of-life improvements, custom matches, new agents, weapons, and more. Some eelcome features that could keep CS:GO players sticking with the game for longer. What Are the …
Following concerns arising from non-prime players, CS:GO is making changes that will affect the community’s free-play members. It pertains to the limited benefits that come with the non-paid gaming experience. Which Changes Can We Expect? …
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Welcome to our CS: GO news tag, where our dedicated team of writers brings you the latest esports news from today; from tournament coverage, match results, and player updates, to roster moves and community happenings.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) is a strategy-based first-person shooter game developed by Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment. Released in 2012, CS: GO is the fourth game in the Counter-Strike franchise and is available on multiple platforms, including Windows, macOS, Linux, PlayStation, and Xbox. CS: GO was made free-to-play in December 2018. In the main competitive game mode, players are put into two teams, Terrorists and Counter Terrorists, and compete across a series of rounds, where they must carry out objectives while trying to eliminate the opposing team. Objectives include the likes of planting bombs, diffusing bombs, and rescuing hostages. The first team to win 16 rounds wins the match. At the start of each round, players can purchase weapons, armor, or equipment with gold earned from previous rounds. Gold is awarded to players when they complete an objective or gain a kill. There are several other different game modes in CS: GO, including Deathmatch, Arms Race, Demolition, Wingman, and Flying Scoutsman. A battle royale mode, “Death Zone” was released in 2018. In this, up to 18 players battle it out to be the last one standing and must scavenge various resources across the map to survive.
In 2020, CS: GO had 24 million monthly active users and broke Steam records when it hit a peak of 1.3 million concurrent players. Then, by the end of 2021, CS: GO ranked among the top ten most-watched games on Twitch, with over 725 million hours watched. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive experienced similar success with its ventures into esports, and has now established itself as one of the best esports games of this generation, which is the reason why we decided to cover the latest CS: GO news here on EsportsHeadlines.com.
Notable circuits and tournaments include the SL Pro League, Intel Extreme Masters, and MLG Major. The ELEAGUE Major 2018 had a peak viewership of 1.9 million, making it among the most-watched esports events in history. CS: GO was even awarded the fan’s choice esports game of the year at the 2015 Game Awards. Several tournaments have had record-breaking prize pools. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive had the 2nd highest cumulative tournament prize pool out of all online games back in 2021, with an estimated total of 21.17 million dollars. As of January 2022, the average concurrent player count was above 600,000.