About CS:GO

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was launched in 2012 and is a fourth game in the legendary Counter-Strike series which has been one of most dominating FPS esports games out there since early 2000. The game is mainly developed by Valve but there have been several different studios contributing to the project. 

Teams of five (Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists) attempt to destroy or protect a bombsite while managing their team’s economy, which is used to buy available weapons at the beginning of each round. A total of 30 rounds is on each map. The first team to reach a total of 16 rounds wins the match (or more if the game goes to overtime). Teams are switched after the first 15 rounds. The terrorist team’s mission is to place a detonating bomb at one of two locations, while the counter-terrorist team has to prevent the bomb from being placed, or defuse the bomb within 35 seconds if placed. Either team can also win if manage to eliminate all the members of the opposing team.

Most popular CS:GO news and community websites


HLTV.org covers professional CS:GO rankings, match schedules, tournaments, statistics, and recent news. With over 4 million page visitors each month from all over the world, HLTV.org is the leading platform for all content related to CS:GO.

ESL Gaming

Powered by Intel, ESL Gaming is one of the biggest tournament organizers on the whole CS:GO scene. Founded in 2000, ESL has grown to be one of the world’s largest esports companies leading the industry across the most popular games and is known for high profile, branded international leagues and tournaments such as ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Pro League, and other top tier stadium events.

CS:GO Reddit

/r/GlobalOffensive is a home for the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive community and a hub for chatter and content around the world of CS:GO. 

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