Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a FPS (first-person shooter) video game developed by Valve.

It's the fourth game in the Counter-Strike series released in 2012 and is protected by VAC.

In CS:GO there are few game modes to choose from but the most popular is 5 vs. 5 (terrorists vs counter-terrorists). Players got the wide range of official and community maps to choose from. The goal is to plant/defuse the bomb or save the hostages (depends on map). Alternatively you can kill all opponents. One competitive game takes around 30 minutes and is split up to 30 rounds (BO30 - team with 16 wins win the game). If 15-15 happens, game will end with a tie.

After the match players gain XP and a chance for an item drop.

Cheats

Ban types

Overwatch

Manual ban given by Overwatch (players with high game experience) after watching match demo. Player is placed into Overwatch queue after collecting 11-14 reports within 24 hours.

  • Banned for griefing: 1st - 5 weeks, 2nd - permanent.
  • Banned for cheating: 1st - permanent.

VAC

Automatic ban given by VAC system. Caused by using detected cheats or injectors.

Untrusted

Automatic ban given by the game itself. Caused by writting invalid values or invalid addresses. Developer's fault.

Competitive game maps

  • Dust II (DE - Defusal)
  • Mirage (DE)
  • Inferno (DE)
  • Cache (DE)
  • Cobblestone (DE)
  • Train (DE)
  • Overpass (DE)
  • Nuke (DE)
  • Canals (DE)
  • Office (HS - Hostage Scenario)
  • Agency (HS)

Weapon types

  • Pistols
  • Heavy
  • Smgs
  • Rifles
  • Knives

Micro-transactions

CS:GO supports micro-transaction as a part of Steam platform. Players can optionally purchase weapon skins, knives, gloves, cases, keys, stickers, capsules, graffiti or music kits through the game itself or Steam market.

Price for selected rare items can reach up to few hundred euro.

Community

CS:GO community (~12.000.000 players) created their own game modes like "surf" or "base builder". All of them can be found in the Community Server Browser available ingame. There is also a big e-sport scene with many official tournaments.

Tournaments

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  • PGL Krakow 2017
  • ELEAGUE Atlanta 2017
  • ESL ONE Cologne 2016
  • MLG Columbus 2016
  • DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015
  • ESL ONE Cologne 2015
  • ESL ONE Katowice 2015
  • DreamHack 2014

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