Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) will expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched 12 years ago.

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Update: Winners have been announced! Congrats to all the winners!

Posted by Henley on Feb 23rd, 2012

Hello Modders and Modies. As you know yesterday I hinted at being able to win yourself access to the newest CS:GO beta and today is the day you find out how. This is going to be a fairly simple contest to give 15 keys to our community, the other 5 keys will be given out to the some of the more active people within ModDB (as judged by staff).

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To enter all you need to do is impress the staff by writing a simple limerick, poem or short story about why you should be in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive beta and if that is too difficult counter-strike in general will also suffice. Post your entries in the comment section below. You can enter as many times as you like, and the most creative and original entries (extra points for funny entries) will win. You have two days to enter, and winners will be notified by personal message on ModDB. If you do not claim the reward within a day we will just give it too another entrant. Take note, if you submit your entries in any other way we will ignore it so don't bother.

Best of luck!


UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE!!

We have our winners! Check your inbox soon for your beta key.

GuyOnAManatee:
Here is a gamer named Manatee
Who had only one last plee
He can't aim for shit
and constantly rage quits
But all he wants is one key

ModDB: This kinda sums up my experiences with counter-strike over the years.
---

mjnowak:
The keys are few,
The crew is wise,
A contest of English,
The noobs demise.
To play Global Offense,
With a free beta key,
Would be so intense,
Where else, but ModDB.

ModDB: Love it, especially how you rhymed ModDB with something.
---

dontragemebro:
people who play CS try for headshots
some people may claim they use aimbots
nothing is sadderwhen people cry "hacker!"
when people just like to play a lot

ModDB: I am sure it was all just skill! Like your mad rhymes.
---

Epidemic12:
Awpers, Awpers, everywhere
Will they see me?
I don't care
In B tunnels?
At long A?
Well placed frag grenade,
And they ragdoll away

ModDB: AWPers more like no-skillers... HA. I'm funny.
---

Wombo194:
Open the door
Get on the floor
Please give me a key because I'm poor

ModDB: Lets hope this funds your archaeology event.
---

twinnuke:
Bullets ablazing
Newbies a hating
Aim bot Aim bot they cry
but I'm just amazing

The sniper they fear
A scoping i steer
as the bullet leaves the chamber
Not a head is left near

ModDB: I dunno about you guys but twinnuke's new album is hella-tight!
---

medve:
roses are red
violets are blue
i hope this will have a proper promod

ModDB: You and me both sister!
---

ZaliaS:
For the first time on ModDB,
The Devs tried to make a fool of me,
Wasting my time,
To come up with rhymes,
Just for a damn beta key.

ModDB: I'm sorry alright... I just wanted to be with the cool kids.
---

jimmynavio:
A key to this game, I desire
And proof of this fact, you require?
With one single move
My fervor I'll prove
By lighting my crotch hair on fire!

ModDB: I am afraid to ask for pictures to confirm this, but I love your commitment!
---

campbullard:
24/7 born and raised
on dust 2 is where i spent
most of my days
poppin' off headshots
no scopin' these fools
gettin' called haxxor
like it's preschool
when a couple of t's
who are up to no good
started causing trouble
down in packaged goods
got in one little knife fight
and the admin got scared
says you going to csgo beta
you belong in there

ModDB: Shit just got real....
---

MilfandCookies:
In 2000 it first began,
To four different games it would span,
With great mods and fun,It became number one,
The Counter Strike franchise change man.
One of these glad men was I,
Who, for Counter Strike: GO, would die,
But without a beta key,
No GO for me :(,
I'll make sure that key is all mine.

ModDB: You sir are a poet for the ages!!!
---

freepwnyridez:
My girlfriend cried "You must come to bed!"
"Quit CS and I'll give you great head!"
I cried "Dear I can't yet!"
"I really must plant this!"
Guess I'll have to whack it instead!

ModDB: I was tempted to not pick this one, I cannot deny it is clever though!
---

tioslash:

"Invalid CD Key", Steam?
I swear! I´ve got it from ModDb!
Was it a dream?
Where is my CS:GO beta key!!?

Well, I still need my fix!
So what will it be?
It´s back to 1.6...Or wait for Half-life Three?

Damn it.

ModDB: Wait! The first key I sent you didn't work? I'm sorry here is another...
---

hevlovesbike:

Registered today
Now im itching to play
Saw this contest
That sparked my interest
Oh to kill again
On my steam engine
Missing the thrills
Of a Counter strike kill
To fill this void
you have been employed
Now all I seeis this beta key...

ModDB: Welcome to the family of mad rhymes and modders! Have a key...
---

Cas943:

Twas the night before the beta,
And all through the map,
Not a CT was stirring,
Except John J. Fap,

When the terrorists rushed in,
Weapons held high,
John J. pulled a pin,
And watched them fly,

With one terrorist left,
And no where to run,
John J. said,"Now ain't this fun?"

His weapon a blazing,
The terrorist's balls they were grazing,

In the end he saved the day,
Old John J.,
So wake up CTs,
Don't be AFK.

ModDB: Don't you be AFK accepting this key!
---

Congrats to the winners and thanks to all those who entered. So many entries!

Post comment Comments  (50 - 100 of 636)
Gamer_Goo321
Gamer_Goo321 Feb 21 2012, 12:37am says:

This is gonna be the biggest Unlike fest in the history of ModdB xD

+38 votes     reply to comment
DeathVice
DeathVice Feb 21 2012, 12:38am replied:

Heck yeah I've seen comments go from +3 to -2 in one refresh XD

+18 votes     reply to comment
Gamer_Goo321
Gamer_Goo321 Feb 21 2012, 12:39am replied:

It's now a 1 up ya Contest lol

0 votes     reply to comment
m4x0r
m4x0r Feb 21 2012, 12:45am replied:

This is a great example of why the infinite voting system does not always work.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Gamer_Goo321
Gamer_Goo321 Feb 21 2012, 12:48am replied:

Desperate People Go For Desperate Messures to Get The Offencive in ths Global Strike, for counter Strike.

But Yeah I see where ya Coming from

+5 votes     reply to comment
GlassPirate
GlassPirate Feb 21 2012, 1:23am buried:

(buried)

I just gave everyone a point, I play fair, bitches. :D

-5 votes     reply to comment
Gamer_Goo321
Gamer_Goo321 Feb 21 2012, 1:25am replied:

^Legend^

0 votes     reply to comment
iTz.JJ
iTz.JJ Feb 21 2012, 1:54am replied:

This Wall is no longer safe
Dislikes left, Right and Center.

I guess friends would stab each other for the beta key.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Gamer_Goo321
Gamer_Goo321 Feb 21 2012, 8:15pm replied:

The Era Of Buried Comments is Now

+3 votes     reply to comment
GlassPirate
GlassPirate Feb 22 2012, 12:25am replied:

I don't get the point (pun), to be honest, the moderators would obviously be able to deduce that the comments are being buried simply to make someone else look better. It's not like they can't view buried comments, or like it'll affect their judgement. XD

+1 vote     reply to comment
influenced
influenced Feb 22 2012, 2:04am replied:

Like Gamer and iTz.JJ said people will kill their friends to get a key. So I guess they would try getting rid of their oppositions posts by trying to bury them hahaha.
This would have been fun to write a comment but I already have the beta xD

+3 votes     reply to comment
m4x0r
m4x0r Feb 21 2012, 12:39am buried:

(buried)

LET'S PLAY SOME CS
LET'S ORDER A CHEESE PIZZA
I THINK WE SHOULD GO 'A' ON THIS MAP
WHILE WE DON'T EAT OUR CRUSTS

-10 votes     reply to comment
mjnowak
mjnowak Feb 21 2012, 12:40am says:

The keys are few,
The crew is wise,
A contest of English,
The noobs demise.
To play Global Offense,
With a free beta key,
Would be so intense,
Where else, but ModDB.

+29 votes     reply to comment
Hayst
Hayst Feb 21 2012, 9:34am replied:

Nice one ;)

+2 votes     reply to comment
Mernom
Mernom Feb 22 2012, 1:27pm replied:

nice one

+1 vote     reply to comment
GlassPirate
GlassPirate Feb 21 2012, 12:40am buried:

(buried)

There once was a noob named Glass.
No girl would spank dat ***.
He was forever alone,
So his weekends were boned.
But CS:GO would pass.

-9 votes     reply to comment
Redeemer55
Redeemer55 Feb 21 2012, 12:45am buried:

(buried)

So you think you can beat me
Pick a map and lets see
I'll win a 1v1 any day
so whats the point to try any way
1v5, better believe I'll clutch like a pro
making you say, WTFbro

-5 votes     reply to comment
dontragemebro
dontragemebro Feb 21 2012, 12:46am buried:

(buried)

people who play CS try for headshots
some people may claim they use aimbots
nothing is sadder
when people cry "hacker!"
when people just like to play a lot

-5 votes     reply to comment
tigerboy1995
tigerboy1995 Feb 21 2012, 12:46am buried:

(buried)

Play Counter Strike.

Play with my friend Mike.

Play on many Maps.

And wear stupid caps.

Rescue the hostages.

And read some Messages.

Over Steam.

Steam is a big community.

It has a VAC Security.

On Counter Strike.

:D

-10 votes     reply to comment
Armageddon104
Armageddon104 Feb 21 2012, 12:47am buried:

(buried)

Gnome at a stove.
In the tree around he.
Vixen gave he the key to see.
Enter the dragon said Bruce Lee.

Matter of fact he had a big cat.
Exit the Dragon said he.

Then he ran.
He could not run far for his head was made of car.
Enter the latter said he.

Kings came down upon the sea.
Either or would be.
Yet I don't really care what happened he just wanted to see.

-8 votes     reply to comment
Armageddon104
Armageddon104 Feb 22 2012, 3:28am replied:

I hope you can see what I did here.

+2 votes     reply to comment
epicbox
epicbox Feb 21 2012, 12:51am buried:

(buried)

Out of the land of gaming,
a new project would arise.
Global Offensive it would be called,
is it a Counter Strike in disguise?

I'd like to participate in the beta,
Or I would be infuriated as a cheetah.
Counter Strike must be in my hands,
I could sing my desire in a band.

-6 votes     reply to comment
marvelousmatt95
marvelousmatt95 Feb 21 2012, 12:52am buried:

(buried)

I'm bored
please give me the key
I'm not gonna rhyme for a beta
(go ahead and downvote me)

-7 votes     reply to comment
Jordizzle
Jordizzle Feb 21 2012, 12:52am says:

The game key is not what I seek,
But contests give my interest a pique.
So I'll lay down some rhyming
With intricate timing,
and re-check this post in a week.

-4 votes     reply to comment
SinKing
SinKing Feb 21 2012, 12:53am says:

Beta - that's Alpha
with public support

For my impeccable knowledge
I deserve a key

(at least it looks like a poem ^^)

0 votes     reply to comment
Ark11
Ark11 Feb 21 2012, 12:54am says:

How do you cheer up a blind depressed homosexual man?

You leave the plundger in the toilet!!!

If you found that funny, I deserve the key.

+1 vote     reply to comment
skyw4rp
skyw4rp Feb 21 2012, 12:55am says:

when u played cs 1.5 for the first time when u were younger
it looked just like CS GO: (on ur mind)

now its time to make it a reallity and feel the real deal

-1 votes     reply to comment
yomato26
yomato26 Feb 21 2012, 1:00am says:

Terrorist's are red
CT is blue
Give me a rifle
And ill shoot it for you

-3 votes     reply to comment
Wombo194
Wombo194 Feb 21 2012, 1:03am buried:

(buried)

This AWP costs $4750
But the server is Unlimited Money
The 1-Hit Kill is pretty nifty
And I admit my victim's rage was pretty funny

M4's and AK's
Tools of a real pro
Desert Eagles along the way
And HE Grenades to throw

de_dust is my vacation
cs_office is a resort
de_assault is a fixation
I could never forget de_port

Counter Strike requires skill
CS:GO will be its revival
I'll be playing 1.6 still
But we all await it's arrival

-5 votes     reply to comment
PIXELHISTORY
PIXELHISTORY Feb 21 2012, 1:05am says:

No.

+5 votes     reply to comment
dontragemebro
dontragemebro Feb 21 2012, 1:08am says:

there once was a mod
that got bought by the gods
they released the game
and things were never the same

now a decade later
lord gaben, our savior
wishes to bring it back
lets hope without the hacks

updated graphics
updated maps
updated engine
and possibly hats

don't think
don't speak
that the source is getting weak
more to come
more to see
the source engine still has episode 3

+1 vote     reply to comment
Krootman
Krootman Feb 21 2012, 1:14am says:

A game some say

A game some play

But how many days since I had last seen the light of day?

A smoke, One stroke, My teams out of folks

Now it's up to me, to defeat this team of bastardly T's

Against an army, I make my stand

With one awp, and a flash on hand

I'll hold the site, until they charge to fight

With my eye down the scope, I pick them off mope by mope

Until the last T makes his last stand

With 22 rounds and just the sands between his hands

He takes his shot, But fails and misses

But then my awp Cracks and hisses

As the bullet pierces and nearly misses

And it seems that i've won this bloody game of chess

As the final T lays down his corpse to rest

I say a goodbye and disconnect

For now its time for me and my family to
reconnect

For I have been gone many a-day

because counter strike has stolen all of my days

But now i'm afraid it's time for us to part ways

Give me a cheer, and one last cold beer!

For it is time to hear who won this key here!



-1 votes     reply to comment
LiveMChief Online
LiveMChief Feb 21 2012, 1:16am says:

Give me the damn code!

I love Henley.

+1 vote     reply to comment
el-pepi
el-pepi Feb 21 2012, 1:16am says:

My english fuck1ng suckks
there are many sprays of c0cks.
I shoot someone and he ducks
dodges my bullets, I say fuuck
Then he get a pro headshot
he wins and I just lost.
In the next round I respawn
and he says "lol u got pwnt"

...It would be easier if it were in spanish :(

-3 votes     reply to comment
Mkilbride
Mkilbride Feb 21 2012, 1:18am says:

Boo.

-3 votes     reply to comment
ShadowFear
ShadowFear Feb 21 2012, 1:20am says:

In the land far to the West
Where operators that are high speed low drag are the best
Keep counter-strike far from me. What a mess.

I forget the rest but your mother is a *****.

-1 votes     reply to comment
KickStandLFS
KickStandLFS Feb 21 2012, 1:20am says:

I once shot a man on assault,
on my way into the vault,
he camped in a corner that sneaky little foreigner,
his doom was only his fault.

He bitched and complained for a while,
mocking my offensive style,
he blew up the chat while here I just sat,
remembering his death with a smile.

0 votes     reply to comment
AMDB
AMDB Feb 21 2012, 1:23am says:

There once was a man named Dee
Who screamed "holy ****, they're all coming b!"
Much to his distress,
shots kept going off,

while teammates' amass,
no time to think, molotov!

But, alas, no push was made,

it was just a ******* decoy grenade.

0 votes     reply to comment
Epidemic12
Epidemic12 Feb 21 2012, 1:23am says:

Awpers, Awpers, everywhere
Will they see me?
I don't care
In B tunnels?
At long A?
Well placed frag grenade,
And they ragdoll away,

0 votes     reply to comment
thonglover Online
thonglover Feb 21 2012, 1:24am says:

Holy ****.

0 votes     reply to comment
IFork
IFork Feb 21 2012, 1:24am says:

Chillin with the doods

I once took a poop

whilst wearing my boots

because I like boobs

heard it was a hoot

ends with toot

when my dragon went poof

I lost my toof

Do you need proof?

+100000k to deep and intricate poem

-1 votes     reply to comment
nijbu
nijbu Feb 21 2012, 1:29am says:

I want a key,
My name is nijbu... key
So pick me for the key
I would very much appreciate a key
Key.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Epidemic12
Epidemic12 Feb 21 2012, 1:29am says:

Flashbang flies through door,
plinks along on the floor,
with a flash and a bang the rifles did rang,
the CT team was no more

0 votes     reply to comment
Rockyusa
Rockyusa Feb 21 2012, 1:32am says:

There was a young man named Bob
He knew just who to rob
When he went to Steam
He hit the beam
And couldn't get hob

-1 votes     reply to comment
Epidemic12
Epidemic12 Feb 21 2012, 1:32am says:

1,2,3,4 deagle shots right through a door
5,6,7,8 aimboters are really great
9,10 he gets banned again!

-1 votes     reply to comment
Wombo194
Wombo194 Feb 21 2012, 1:35am says:

I saw this contest
And I knew I would be the best
For I have been playing Counter Strike forever
Playing Wherever

Give me this beta
I'll test it like a gaiter
I've tested things before
Playing them hard-core

So just let me enlist
I'll test with a fist
Give me a rifle
Don't make this a raffle

+1 vote     reply to comment
tigerboy1995
tigerboy1995 Feb 21 2012, 1:39am says:

'Twas the round before Christmas and all through Assault
No one was stirring and it was all my fault
I was crouched inside with my AWP
Ready to shoot at all I did see

My terrorist friends were up by the vent
Trying to follow the orders I sent
The CTs were outside, biding their time
I reloaded my gun and all seemed quite fine

When all of a sudden right up in the sky
I spied a red figure, and it seemed to fly
"A skin cheat!!" I cried and checked his ID
(I had already set air_accelerate 3)

A quick press of tab made me get up and bolt
Saint Nick had arrived and was armed with a Colt
Somebody said "FFS this sux0rs"
"I'm not gonna play with you cheating ****ers"

Go go go go, I cried, You take the point!!
I'm not letting Santa get into this joint.
But he swooped down outside and landed with ease
Within four or five seconds he raped the CTs.

A guy from my team ran out the back door
But one headshot later he was slumped on the floor.
Somebody else joined me on the ramp
The only way to win at this point was camp.

0 votes     reply to comment
Wombo194
Wombo194 Feb 21 2012, 1:39am says:

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Give me a key
Or I'll make you pee

-1 votes     reply to comment
tigerboy1995
tigerboy1995 Feb 21 2012, 1:39am says:

The blur right in front of me couldn't be faster
This Santa *** was a bunnyhopping bastard
The friend to my left crouched down on his knee
Only to get a face full of H.E..

I ran for the vent and avoided a spray
(although normally I would consider this ghey)
Crawling inside I could hear a moaning
The last T alive, and this Santa was 0wning

I then heard a clang, a grenade thrown at me!!
After the blast I was on 1HP.
I got onto the roof and saw elves, and it seemed
A fairly good time to shout "FFS teams!!"

I pulled out my deagle and killed two or three
But good old Saint Nicholas was gaining on me
Another few shots and the last elf was dead
But Santa was there with his Colt to my head

My last clip was spent, and I had spied a MAC
But then Father Christmas pulled out his black sack
A parcel he took and threw over to me
I switched to my knife and I hacked it with glee

0 votes     reply to comment
Epidemic12
Epidemic12 Feb 21 2012, 1:40am says:

bunny-hop here,
bunny-hop there,
plant a bomb in my underwear

-1 votes     reply to comment
claytonian
claytonian Feb 21 2012, 1:41am says:

I was going to put time in to my words
Then I read terrible comments by nerds
Instead I just laughed
And while the time passed
I ate my ******* Snickers.

+1 vote     reply to comment
OrangeNero
OrangeNero Feb 21 2012, 1:42am says:

I love my tube I take it in my hand every night, pull the trigger, its sound descends, making everyone angry, as their bodies fly. I misscalculate the explosion, my tube takes me to the spawn, was worth it. Changing weapons what have we got, it is an akimbo, people start raging, from pro to noob, they all be flaming and hating and dying, then I get quickscoped, I drop my akibo, trying the same, fail at it, never quickscope again. Being all sad I hide in a corner, sitting there all day, they accuse me of camping, then once in my lifetime someone comes by, I miss him, there goes the fun. I am unlike any other, my poem doesn't rhyme.
Wtf am I doing I don't even want the key. If you want to hurt everyone else, then give it to me.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Wombo194
Wombo194 Feb 21 2012, 1:42am says:

Open the door
Get on the floor
Please give me a key because I'm poor

+1 vote     reply to comment
Krootman
Krootman Feb 21 2012, 1:43am says:

Irvin he was, Irvin the bot
A man he tried too be, But a man he was not!
For Irvin was just a bot, with a lonely broken heart
For he could not find his eternal fembot

He searched and he searched, among the land of empty servers
Only to find more Jim, Joes and harrys.
And so our little bot, all confused and Distraught
Could not find that one and only fembot!

But one day, as he played the same old game
He heard a voice that was quite so strange!
"Bombs down B!" That little voice said
As it quickly scurried off down the other end

"Come to papa" Irvin said
As he asked his dear bot to be his one and only friend
She turned around and smiled with glee
"Yea Baby Yea!" She said as she killed a T

And so that is the story about how Irvin found his one and true friend, Perhaps there is a fembot waiting for you on the other end?

0 votes     reply to comment
MrPackage
MrPackage Feb 21 2012, 1:46am says:

Light, Graphic!
I love it!
I wanna dance
Then I get it
Jesus, God
Can you help me?
To get this
Giveaway!

I can kill a many peoples
From my lovely AWP!
For this i wanna get it
Key of my heart
And revenge!

I think, I seen Gabe Newell
And he looked on my eyes!
I shouted: "GABEN!"
And he is laughing,
And all fans to did it too!

Oh my God!
Oh Jesus Christ!
Plese give me key from sky,
And i'll fly from my window
To active CS: Global Offensive
On my Steam account NOW!

-1 votes     reply to comment
Wombo194
Wombo194 Feb 21 2012, 1:48am says:

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Give me a key
Before I shoot you

+1 vote     reply to comment
ooxlogannxoo
ooxlogannxoo Feb 21 2012, 1:53am says:

a love valve games give me key
by ooxlogannxoo

0 votes     reply to comment
CoHmodderSolo
CoHmodderSolo Feb 21 2012, 1:53am says:

In reality, beta keys are hard to get
but this one, oh hard to pass
Got a friend called Ned
he will cry and go down a dark path

Cheers,
CoHmS.

0 votes     reply to comment
demolitio2
demolitio2 Feb 21 2012, 1:54am says:

Playing CS gets me away
from all of my problems every day
Defusing the bomb as a CT
makes me forget all about my knee
My disease might be bad
but I won't be sad
for I can shoot faces all day
with such a great game to play
I can have 30 procedures on my spine
But as long as I can play CS
I'll be just fine
So give me my M4 so you can see
Demolitio2 lead his team to victory!

Might be a stupid poem but sums up my week pretty much. I need something to do while on bedrest for a few weeks and nothing excites me more than a new CS. My clan is still going strong on CS:S and it's a good game to escape reality because releasing my rage in a virtual world is a much safer option. :P

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