Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, commonly referred to as CSGO, is a first-person shooter video game developed by Valve Corporation.
The game pits two teams of five players against each other in a battle to complete objectives, such as securing and defending a specific areas or killing the entire enemy team.
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When Did CS:GO Come Out?
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) was released on August 21st, 2012, although it had been in development for over two years before that.
The games previous to CS:GO included Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, and Counter-Strike: Source.
There were also spinoff games usually not included within the series such as Counter-Strike Neo, Counter-Strike Online, and Counter-Strike Nexon: Studio.
The game is a first-person shooter, and pits two teams against each other in a battle to the death.
One team plays as Counter-Terrorists, and the other team plays as Terrorists. The objective of the game is to either eliminate the other team, or to complete a set of objectives.
CS:GO is one of the most popular eSport games, with millions of dollars in prize money being awarded every year. The game has a large professional scene, with tournaments being held all over the world. CS:GO is also popular as a casual game, and is played by millions of people every day.
Are People Still Playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive?
CS:GO was released over 10 years ago now, and the game is still going as strong as ever.
In April 2022, there had still been over 1 million peak active players playing the game on a monthly basis and the game consistently stays within the top 5 if not the top 3 most popular free games on Steam.
In conclusion, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was released nearly 10 years ago and is still proving to be a game full of fun, excitement, and energy.
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