Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fans celebrate a historic milestone for the iconic franchise

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Time flies, and it’s already been ten years since Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was introduced. Undoubtedly, it is the most famous first-person shooter and influences the gaming and esports community immensely. CS:GO remains a favorite eSports game despite debuting a decade ago.

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Valve released Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on August 21, 2012. This multiplayer FPS game was the fourth game in the Counter-Strike series. Also, this game was the successor to the 2004 game, Counter-Strike Source. Fans loved the mechanics and gameplay of Global Offensive.

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How Counter-Strike: Global Offensive changed the esports journey

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fans have a special space for FPS gaming in their hearts. Many successful eSports players are where they are now thanks to this game. Undoubtedly, CS: GO was one of the most competitive games in the eSports scene. More than thousands of players have participated in worldwide tournaments organized by this game which has been around for a long time.

KATOWICE, POLAND – MARCH 04: Robin flusha Ronnquist interviews after Counter-Strike: Global Offensive final match between FaZe Clan and Fnatic on March 4, 2018 in Katowice, Poland. (Photo by Norbert Barczyk/PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images)

Many famous eSports teams like Ninjas in Pyjamas, Fnatic, Astralis, NAVI, and Cloud9 have emerged through CS:GO. Moreover, the gaming community has come across talented gamers like olofmeister, shroud, s1mple and electroNic also because of this legendary game released ten years ago.

The gaming and eSports scene would have been so different without the 2012 game. Counter: Strike: Global Offensive is not just a game but has become their professional career. The lives of some famous eSports gamers would have been so different without this FPS game.

Twitter reaction to CS:GO’s 10th anniversary

On the 10th anniversary of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, many famous entities in the esports and gaming community congratulated the game for this epic milestone. After all, it’s not easy for a game to be so popular even ten years after its release and when there are new, more exciting games.

Moreover, many eSports players have shared their journey with the game. Some players have shared that it was not easy for them to switch from Counter-Strike 1.6 to CS:GO. However, the transition was beautiful, and they fell in love with this game, and the long journey proves it now. There are many fascinating stories related to CS:GO. Let’s look at some of these fan reactions.

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