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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!


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

ModDB: Lets hope this funds your archaeology event.

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!

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

ModDB: You and me both sister!

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.

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!

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....

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!!!

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!


"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...


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...


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  (150 - 200 of 635)
Nadrick Feb 21 2012 says:

da hell is this i can't ryhme,
but i guess my thoughts are not worth a dime
a key is on this site today,
but i know i cant win anyway,
im just not good at making you laugh, its like fighting a tiger in high grass.
yes i know these ryhme are not slick, but then again thats why i program and not slick

hmm lets try this:

imma make a simple new beat,
once you hear no need to repeat, i may not be some rabid gamer,
but let me say i am truly lamer,
im a nerd at heart you see, programming that thing you call c.
most ill do if i get a key, is lazy about in my underwear for all to see.

thats all im entering as i fail at ryhmes ;-;

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JX6 Feb 21 2012 says:

I want beta key,
or I'll hack the ModDB!
Then I walk into the sea,
taking all keys with me!

Pwned n00bs!
Yeah, that's YOU!

0 votes     reply to comment
spark4160 Feb 21 2012 says:

Not Episode 3
Nor the rumoured SOB
Can occupy me
So please give a key

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sneakysandy Feb 21 2012 says:

1, 2, 3 minute, 4 minute glock
5, 6, 7 minute, 8 minute glock
9, 10, 11 minute, 12 minute glock
I'm gonna glock CTs all game tonight

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SgtCbb Feb 21 2012 says:

terrorists are red
Counter terrorists are blue
Gimmie the key

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Theon Feb 21 2012 says:

I've got a big head
It's bloated and red
And truth to be said;
It splashes quite like an egg

0 votes     reply to comment
salmenda Feb 21 2012 says:

Counter Strike
Counter Strike
Yum Yum Yum
Counter Strike
Counter Strike
On a Server that's

May I please have a key!!

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Entranity Feb 21 2012 says:

Counter striking the terrorists while you die, I dont camp, I simply own! Counter Strike, its a new life, Counter Strike, a resort.

Please give beta key, I cant write english well, still learning,
im from other country

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tjak1 Feb 21 2012 says:

I never play css
It would be hard for me to care any less
But i want that cd key
So i can gloat in glee
you kids jelly?

0 votes     reply to comment
Comrade-Alucard Feb 21 2012 says:

Rampant Rushers Wrestle
Cunning Camping Cops
Rampant Rusher got Rolled
he got told
because he was bold

It was the HotBot who shot Scot
Through Long
Scot thought he was strong
But with scout sights showed superior might
just to spite that Scot
who was a clot
with the bomb
he thought strong
but even scot
with a scout headshot
got caught
he should have gone short

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KurtyBird Feb 21 2012 says:

Roses are red...

Violets are blue...

Gabe Newell is a ******,

Alright, now give me a key.

On a side note I think i deserve a beta key because I'm good with the awp

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Neil3x Feb 21 2012 says:

CS:Go go go!

CT Team: "Go go go!"
CT Team die die died...

Terrorists Win.

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Dr.Goupyl Feb 21 2012 says:

Once upon a time a fox from Normandy was hanging around on moddb like he use to do, everyday.

Then he saw a contest that can make him win a key for CS:GO.
"CS:GO ? he said, im not really a cs:s player but maybe that's finally the good one". He needed to know the truth: CS:GO will be the first Valve game he will not own ? No it can't be true ! it MUST be a fine piece and what ? Did he have made all this French translations for it on steam translation for nothing ?

The fox was tired of all the silly CODs and BFs, fighting themselves of a lil' bit of commercial power.
Then suddenly a giant watermelon fall from the sky and explode his entire house and him too.

Then Ludo H. woke up: "wow what a strange nightmare... maybe i should stop drinking."
That's how Ludo H. stop being drunk (for one week).

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madwolf592 Feb 21 2012 says:


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tehayshun Feb 21 2012 says:

C S is awesome
I want to play this beta
Give it to me please

+1 vote     reply to comment
phoosi Feb 21 2012 says:

Key to my heart

Key to my soul

Key to my world that you’re soon to know

Key for the tears that fall from my face

Key for the source of undying grace

Key for the end of sadness and pain

Key for the knowledge it’s not just a game

Key for the beginning of truth time and light

Key for the promise it will all end just right


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JoY-Tonic Feb 21 2012 says:

<In ModDB we trust>
The givers of joy-
the host of the great-
those who can create-
can share their work-
while players get their final perk.

Freedom to play-
Freedom to make-
The good, gets better.
The time we spend.
Blood, sweat and tears
all worth it in the end.
<In ModDB we trust>

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kheilon Feb 21 2012 says:

Played, have enjoyed both
Left, opens mind to the world
Back, hoping it's good

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screamd Feb 21 2012 says:

Stones abreast,
Asterisks abreast,
Children have come
In a counter-strike: go to play.

sorry for my English
i from Russia

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Blueheart Feb 21 2012 says:

There once was a 1.6 player called Blueson
He played each week, with over 2000 hours of playtime
Than he heard about CS:GO!
He got all exited
He did everything to get a beta key
But non was given to him
Than he saw a post on MODDB!
He wrote this text
And now he's here to wait.

+1 vote     reply to comment
jabronimaloni Feb 21 2012 says:

In the beta I played and cs was the game,
In a lan in the back of a crummy arcade,
An oldy but goody;
Just like a woody;
I bid for a key without shame!

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Camkinz Feb 21 2012 says:

De_dust the pro's map,
Sometimes they have to nap.
They eat, sleep and play Counter-Strike,
What is there not to like.

Counter-Strike is very old,
I remember when it went gold.
It was very bold,
Then at stores it got sold.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Pur3Bolt Feb 21 2012 says:

Me failing hard, but trying :D

A Bolt was once devine,
He wasn't really fine,
He played some Counter-Strike,
And everything was fine

+2 votes     reply to comment
Camkinz Feb 21 2012 replied:

Very good actually, Just I don't think fine should be used twice, unless you can't find a good word to replace it.

+2 votes     reply to comment
jabronimaloni Feb 21 2012 says:

There once was a hacker a slacker.
But he wasn't a brilliant attacker;
U mad bro he cried,
But no one replied!
For they knew he'd be gone thereafter...

+1 vote     reply to comment
11dog11 Feb 21 2012 says:

roses are red violets are blue
Im no good at poems... microwave


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ooftbro Feb 21 2012 says:

Beta test test test,
They only accept the best best best,
Feedback will be given,
Only the great will be livin'.

People will fight,
Others will fright,
At the way this game was made,
And the way the CT's wear their shades.

Trollin' will be at best,
Only people that will test,
This Beta which will smash,
No one has no cash!

Now, shake. ~~

+1 vote     reply to comment
nevermind2 Feb 21 2012 says:

There was a terrorist from de_cbble
He entered the beta key squabble
If he could a key obtain
He would every glitch and bug detain
They would from fear wobble

+1 vote     reply to comment
A.T Feb 21 2012 says:

One of the first games that I've played,
and the first map I've ever made,
was both in counter-strike, which might not be a surprise,
even though I didn't get much advice.
I'm not self-absorbed, but I have something to tell,
if I win this contest, I might blow the gamers to hell!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Miggins Feb 21 2012 says:

It's normal to be a bit pensive
When handing out Global Offensive
But you really can't lose
If it's Miggins you choose
There's no need to be apprehensive

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Warad Feb 21 2012 says:

I once had a dream. A dream that told me of a amazing chance, a once in a lifetime opportunity. Somehow, someway, I was going to use my creative writing skills to get a Counter Strike Global Offensive beta key. At first I thought this dream was nothing more than the most nonsensical fantasy. The very idea of a gaming community unlocking the floodgates holding back the creative power of Counter-Strike players around the world seemed far too dangerous.

But alas, here I was. The dream had become a worrying reality. The unlikes were everywhere; the non-effort posts wre everywhere, and in the creative battle for a set of numbers and letters, people may very well be losing their lives. I could feel nothing but sorrow, and I mourned for those that had already lost their lives in this dangerous game.

But, in the past few minutes, I've had a revelation. In that dream I was not just an observer, lamenting over the chaos. In fact, I was laughing. For you see my friends I had come into the possession of one those keys that people were fighting so terribly over. How I came into possession of this key? I had no idea, but it seemed the fates smiled upon me in this dreadful vision, as they smiled on several other people, as they were saved from the bloodied killing fields of poems about Dust2 and limericks about AWPers.

My point of telling this dream, my dear ModDB judges, is that I need a beta key. Because as the dream foretold this very event, it foretells my early entry into the next chapter of the Counter-Strike series. It's simply destiny, and surely you do not want to get in the way of destiny?

+1 vote     reply to comment
Draze Feb 21 2012 says:

There once was a user called Draze
Who was part of the AI development craze
How would VALVe handle bots
Without him calling the shots
Give him a key and he won't fail to amaze.

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violetblood Feb 21 2012 says:

Give me a key so i can kill commies and americans!

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aytabag Feb 21 2012 says:

Ballad of the 1337:

The global offensive beta,
Would be real neater with a real player.
An accurate slayer, not a noob sprayer.

Being a gamer, I'm quite the good aimer.
give me an AWP and round's will be short.

Nothing would be sweeter than playing the beta.

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Grasller Feb 21 2012 says:

Counter-Strike was driving through the Counter-Strike,
See Counter-Strike - Counter-Strike Counter-Strike,
Counter-Strike stuck in a Counter-Strike:
Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike.

:3 xD

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SirK666 Feb 21 2012 says:

in a land so far and wide
there was a terrorist about to die

wind was blowing and nobody knew
what this little terrorist was about to do

he did was he supposed to do
planted that bomb and tried to run, that fool

laughing and screaming he left this world
because he saw it coming yellow and small
a little round thingy against his balls

so he couldnt make the impact he wanted to be
but we remember him
as the guy who took a nade betweens his knees

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jedrek Feb 21 2012 says:

I go on B
Friend go on A
I use haax and win all rounds

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f0und Feb 21 2012 says:

Roaming around on de_dust2
Suddenly I heard something blew
Teammates are dead
My life is in a thin thread
**** it i said
I'll make the walls red.

Run to mid
Open the door
Get on the floor
Everybody walk the dinosaur

+1 vote     reply to comment
Suduki Feb 21 2012 says:

A silent headshot
My screen goes deadly red
I am teabagged :|

+1 vote     reply to comment
zupalex Feb 21 2012 says:

Once upon a time there was a Queen who had a beautiful baby daughter. But a terrific old woman casted a curse upon her and the girl fell asleep. "Only Love," told the fairies, "could awaken her from this deep sleep". "If a man of pure heart were to fall in love with her, that would bring her back to life!"
The years sped past. In the castle grounds, the trees grew tall. The bushes became thick and straggling, the grass invaded the courtyards and the creepers spread up the walls. In a hundred years, a dense forest grew up.

But the prince that was supposed to come never arrived. He was too occupied by the search of a CS:GO beta key...

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Enigma997 Feb 21 2012 says:

In Css GO the Soft Shells blow
Between the crosshair, Shot on Shot,
That mark our Kill; and in the Game sky
The Defuse, still bravely Sounding, Footsteps
scarcely heard amid the guns Fireing.

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flobang Feb 21 2012 says:

There was an old farmer who lived by a rock
He sat in the meadow a'shaking his ****
Fist at the boys who were down by the crick
Their feet in the water, their hands on their ****

So don't let me be like this farmer
I've gotten to be quite a snake charmer
Because I have no games to play
I am in a state of dismay
For my ****, CS:GO can be my disarmer

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ch4os! Feb 21 2012 says:

Taking arrows to my knees
to get a beta before release!
Wouldn't do that - are you crazy?
Instead i'm asking - 'cause i'm lazy:
Can i just haz a kee pleaze? ;D

(now imagine this looking like the cutest cat you've ever seen ;)

0 votes     reply to comment
Ozi Feb 21 2012 says:

English is hard,
not gonna write.
Gimmie key.

+1 vote     reply to comment
k4ligul4 Feb 21 2012 says:

Open your room windows,
Breathe some fresh air.
Relax your hand muscles,
and pull up that chair.

Put on your headset
Adjust the volume
Check out that mouse pad
Everything's set!

Start up that CS:Source
And give it a go.
Nevermind, hell, **** it
I want some CS:GO!

P.S. If you didn't like my poem, you're a fluffy fps gamer who needs some exercise. Get your *** outside now!

+1 vote     reply to comment
zoots Feb 21 2012 says:

I want to believe, that I will be able to play before the release.
If you don't give me key, you.. will still get my money.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Wombo194 Feb 21 2012 says:

Go! Go Go!
I'll go offensive
Playing Counter Strike: GO
Don't make me go defensive

I rock the M4
I own the AK
You'll find that you adore
With deagles along the way

I'll be playing 1.6 still
Hopefully this will be it's revival
Counter Strike requires skill
I'll be waiting for it's arrival

+1 vote     reply to comment
exzacklyright Feb 21 2012 says:

Tinkle, Tinkle little CT
How I wonder what you'll see.
Spreading bullets every day
Wishing I could play away.
Running, spraying, and gunning in array
is exactly what I want to do each day :)

+1 vote     reply to comment
LpsMihai Feb 21 2012 says:

My girlfriend is gone ,a new one will come,

Hi , my name is Caragea Mihai ,
I wrote this because i`m high ,
If i`ll get a key i will fly ,
I just wanna play global offensive ,
I don`t care if it`s expensive ,
I just wanna play the game ,
And take all the fame .

I hope you will do right ,
And bring me delight ,
Don`t give the key`s to all the kids ,
They`re heads are like the lids ,
Give them to older boy`s ,
The kid`s should play with the toys.

And if i win a beta key ,
I will just drink my ice-tea ,
My girlfriend will be single ,
Cause` with cs go i will jingle ,
My old life is gone ,
A new has begun .

A new life full of joy ,
Playing with the new he decoy ,
I love the new leet ,
I can`t wait to meet ,
And make some fun with the new molotov,
Who will be my new love ,
My girlfriend is now far gone ,
with other guy getting down .

I hope you like my story ,
And give the beta in my inventory ,
That`s right i`m still High ,
I still wanna fly ,
Now i`m gonna get some fun in the mall ,
I just wish good luck to you all .

( i was not really high , it`s just umor , i hope you understand )
Best Wishes ,

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Krootman Feb 21 2012 says:

Oh beta, Oh beta
Where have you gone?
For I dream of the day when you are done
I'd even take you out, for more than a dime

Then we'd head back for some sexy alone time
I'd kiss you gently, and caress your butt
as we played some games underneath my mud hut

Oh beta, oh beta, cant you see?
That me and you were meant to be
So come to me now, my sweet little key
So we can be together for all to see


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duck354 Feb 21 2012 replied:


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Krootman Feb 21 2012 replied:

Thank you sir.

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