Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
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Hidden Path Entertainment, Valve




First-person shooter, action

Number of Players

1-20 in official servers; community servers may vary


PC, XBOX 360 and PS3

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a 2012 tactical squad-based FPS developed by Hidden Path Entertainment and Valve. It was published by Valve.


Best known for its 5v5 competitive online modes, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive merges the best the FPS genre has to offer together with the best elements of tactical shooters.


Small, tight maps and quickfire rounds are the classic Counter-Strike formula. Counter-terrorists are sent to rescue hostages or disarm bombs to win the round and terrorists attempt to stop them. This remains largely unchanged in Global Offensive, with the added bonus of new maps, redesigned fan-favourites and a thriving weapon skins market.

Professional Tournaments

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has been a resounding success in the professional gaming scene. The game's first heavily publicized major event was the 2013 DreamHack SteelSeries Championship, with succeeding tournaments yielding greater and greater viewership - so much so that the current prize pool for CS:GO events sits at $250,000.