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!


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  (200 - 250 of 635)
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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duck354 Feb 21 2012 says:

el noob chant'e



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flinkies Feb 21 2012 says:

Sons of Counter Strike! of Steam! My fellow players!. I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the aim from me. A day may come when the courage of counter-strike players fails, when we forsake our backup and aim-bot our enemies, but it is not this day!. An hour of hackers and shattered Kevlar when the age of true Counter-strike players come crashing down, but it is not this day! This day we aim! By all that you hold dear in Counter-strike, I bid you stand, men of Counter-strike!

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KurtyBird Feb 21 2012 says:





zxcv, bnm!

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Shadowbyte Feb 21 2012 says:

I wish i had the key, cause i never win anything, and cause the game is amazing.

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MR.Raul Feb 21 2012 says:

Can you say no?
To someone that wants to play some GO?
I'm one of the T's,
So please give me one of your keys.

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

Kirov Reporting

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IFork Feb 21 2012 replied:


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GriffinZ Feb 22 2012 replied:

I like you too :)

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

T's are red
Ct's are blue
this makes no sense

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Dareff Feb 21 2012 says:

Roses are red
Violets are blue
I'm bad at poems
now gimme a key. :)

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ThePiki Feb 21 2012 says:

i deserve the key cause i want a new challengue!! im tired of cs 1.6 and the noobs!!

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Goderrr Feb 21 2012 says:

And it's night. And it's late. And I am falling asleep.
And I dream myself... with a shotgun in the hand and a he in my teeth??
What stupid dream is this? Oh I am also dreaming you
My babe with a rifle on the famous dust2 :\

Something's not right, kind of strange type of dream
These nightmares would stop if a key I would win
Thinking of that game all day got me mad,
I am dreaming at my girl with a rifle in her hand...

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flinkies Feb 21 2012 says:

Super1337Player: Sons of CS, I am Super1337Player

Young newbie: Super1337Player has 1000hp!

Super1337Player: Yes, I've heard. Kills terrorists by the hundreds, and if he were here he'd consume the Console players with flashes from eyes and grenades from his arse. I am Super1337Player. And I see a whole army of my fellow CS players here in defiance of multi-platform CS:GO. You have come to fight as skilled men, and skilled men you are. What would do without a PC only CS:GO? Will you fight?

Veteran Player: Fight? Against Console Players? No we will quit, and we will play CS:S.

Super1337Player: Aye, fight and you may die of bordem. Quit and you'll live in CS:S at least a while. And dying against bots on your old and empty CS:S server many years from now, would you be willing to trade all of those headshots from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here and tell our console enemies, that they may take our PC independence but they'll never take our scoreboards!

Super1337Player & Other players: CS FOREVER!!!! \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/

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PDC24 Feb 21 2012 says:

Scoutin like a boss
and knifin like a boss
gettin naded like a boss
playin faded like a boss
going surfin like boss
killing zombies like a boss
Im a rat like a boss
in the kitchen like a boss
I dont AWP like a boss
Use p90 like a boss

you get the point haha this goes on and on

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KurtyBird Feb 21 2012 says:

Wanna tell you a story
'Bout a mayun I know
When it comes to lovin'
Oh, he steals the show
he ain't exactly pretty
he ain't exaclty small
You could say he's got it ALLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!

Never had a man, never had a man like you
Doin' all the things, doin' all the things you do
Ain't no fairy story
Ain't no skin-and-bones
But you give all you got, weighin' in at nineteen stone

You're a whole lotta mayun
A whole lotta mayun
I gotta whole lotta Gabe
A whole lotta Gabe
A whole lotta Gabe
I gotta whole lotta chzburg, yeah-yeah-yeah

Honey, you can do, do it to me all night long
Only one can turn, only one can turn me on
All through the night-time
Right around the clock
To my suprise, Gabey never stops

You're a whole lotta mayun
A whole lotta mayun
I gotta whole lotta Gabey
A whole lotta Gabe gabe
A whole lotta Gabie
I gotta whole lotta BETA KEY, yeah-yeah-yeah

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JuQu Feb 21 2012 says:



Dear Diary

I was visiting my cousin yesterday. It was nice a nice day. At some point we decided to go to his place and try his new computer. I have PC too, but this one was way better and he had free access to the internet. I would like to get that kind of net too - heh. He started to use some sort of chat program what he called IRC. I haven’t heard about that before, but it sounded quite cool. They chatted something there with his friends and they told us to come over. They gave some kind of address to my cousin. “So much numbers” I wondered when he wrote those in his mobile. Strange. He didn’t even save that address, just typed the numbers on the calling screen.

We went the place what they have been talked. There were some people and all wears dark colors such as black and blue. Some had small amount white too. In the background I heard some Italian Opera, what sounded fun at first, but got very annoying after a while. I’ve no idea what was this place or even why are we here? Suddenly I saw something… something outstanding. I noticed it instantly. It was something beautiful. She wears red color! Yes, RED! I’ve seen anybody wearing red in here! That was strange. She stood out from the mass pretty easily. And I asked my cousin more details, but all he said was that some people like to choose that. He was right of course, but still I didn’t get that... Why? She also held some sort of dark wooden & metal object in her hand, which looked very familiar. I’ve seen that in many times in TV, but couldn’t remember what the name of it was.

I am curious and now I had so many questions to ask. “Now or never” I encourage myself and went talk to her. I was so enchanted, so I forgot all that terrible Italian Opera what almost drove me nuts. I looked in her eyes and decided to ask name. “CS” she said. We talked a lot, in fact the whole evening, but we had to go. I already miss her and really want to see him again! I won’t ever forget this day.

I <3 CS

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xTHENKx Feb 21 2012 says:

let me run around with a beta knife out
before the public release is out
it'll never get dull, ill keep it sharp
just to get at a gign's heart

counter terrorists dont win
they'll fall by knife
this is true if you let me in

i want a key to test out the knife
to give them grief and give them strife!

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Drakes821 Feb 21 2012 says:

Couldn't love Guild Wars any more
Somewhat of a loot *****
By hours I played that game
Earned glory and much fame
This is my one and only plea
A Guild Wars 2 beta key
Keep your comments to yourself
Everyone likes to play as an elf
Yesterday I hit level 82
Please let me play GW2 with you
Leet warriors we will be
Ebony and Ivory
And it would mean the world to me
So this poem in context might seem grim
Except it's just an acronym!

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xalener Feb 21 2012 says:

There once was a game named counter strike CS: Go.
It's weapon sounds suck and I want to replace them.

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KurtyBird Feb 21 2012 replied:

bms for the win

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sAw1 Feb 21 2012 says:


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KurtyBird Feb 21 2012 says:

roses are red violets are blue i want a beta key and gabe's **** too

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NFMZ1 Feb 21 2012 says:

I can't believe all of these tools
Thinking they will be the ones who will rule
with their styles i smile
I just blew into bile
what was once their heads now just is just goo

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Nephos Feb 21 2012 says:

The man shook in his boots, fresh **** running down his leg.
The barrel of a shotgun was staring down, to him, it looked like the gates of hell.
An XM1014 12 gauge shotgun, magazine capacity: seven rounds, rate of fire: four-hundred rounds per minute, weight: 4kg (Loaded), projectile weight: 3.8g/pellet, Muzzle velocity: 1250 feet/second, Muzzle energy: 2429 joules.
The man's thoughts as the shotgun fired a round into his skull: "Fu-..."

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Magnitus Feb 21 2012 says:

ive played some cs
against a bot named zed
he aimbotted me
so my face got all red
the key may help
to get my revenge
on the zed i hate

please help me do this
and let me kill zed

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Friction98 Feb 21 2012 says:

hahaha i just noticed it says coming February 29th XD

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KurtyBird Feb 21 2012 says:

This game comes out in a couple days or so,
When it does, I'm just going to pirate CS:GO...

p.s. jk pls dunt call my isp

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kishan6 Feb 21 2012 says:

I once had a friend,
His name was Ben,
but I stabbed him,
give me counter strike.

Well.... It was worth a shot

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legionostra Feb 21 2012 says:

Just give me a key for gods sake...

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djos06 Feb 21 2012 says:

My Beta key Love,

Your skin glows like the Nihilanth, blossoms Half-Lifed as the Flower Mesh in the purest hope of spring.
My heart follows your Ak 47 voice and leaps like a Xen alien at the whisper of your name.
The evening floats in on a great Portal craw wing.
I am comforted by your Gordon shield that I carry into the twilight of Barneybeams and hold next to my CS Swat torso.
I am filled with hope that I may dry your tears of HL Chumtoads blood.
As my suitcase man arm falls from my CT sunglasses, it reminds me of your Alyx.
In the quiet, I listen for the last Headcrab noise of the day.
My heated Chell *** leaps to my Terro pants. I wait in the moonlight for your secret CS GO key so that we may play as one, Zombine *** to Zombine ***, in search of the magnificient red blood and mystical GLaDOS‎ of love.

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orzelek12 Feb 21 2012 says:

When I had been in collage
I started play 1.6
It was 11 years ago
but I'm still cant stop it.
Now I'm 31
and playing next to my wife
GO is going to be my precious
if I only win
Want it so badly
so badly as batman :)
Let me try that n1 game
and keep dont give a shi...

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vbuentello Feb 21 2012 says:

Beta is better.

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Ark_ Feb 21 2012 says:

Fire in the hole, Fi fi fi fire in the hole!
Terrorist win, FIRE IN THE HO, FIRE Fire in the hole.

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blg Feb 21 2012 says:

A key to get is hard
The chances are low
My english is bad
But I want a key, lol!

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LopperUK Feb 21 2012 says:

There once was a guy named Lop who took a big fat plop to find in his luck at the bottom of his bob was a Counter-Strike beta key

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rookiehy2 Feb 21 2012 says:

An AWP sound,

Bullet go through the window,

A terrorist died.

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Wombo194 Feb 21 2012 says:

Although my poem skills are laughable
You'll find me very affable
However you'll find me quite skillful at Counter Strike
I know it like my bike

Give me a key
And I'll fight like Bruce Lee
I'm eager to test
I'll make this game blessed

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jimmynavio Feb 21 2012 says:

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!

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28RLiMod Feb 21 2012 says:

I play css, and 4 of my friends have cs:go. 3 out of the 4 say it sucks. My response: You dont know a good game.... I want it the beta because while most people my age are playing COD, im playing cs, which i do have COD games but they're not as good as css! SO PLEASE I WANTZ IT! :P

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hscsguy Feb 21 2012 says:

The dust settles, a shadow appears at the end of the hall. He's too far away to make out, but he's not looking in my direction. I inch closer to see who it is. Slowly...slowly...he's not friendly. He turns, I strafe to avoid a bullet fly past my head. He can't fire quickly, his shots must be precise...I can use this to my advantage. I strafe, crouch, strafe, jump, crouch, I'm close enough now. I line up my shot, that black masked dome right in my crosshair. BANG! I lie in a heap on the floor, there was more than one. He shot me in the back, the coward. "HUMILIATION!" rings out over head...

Why is the announcer from Quake in my Counter Strike game?!?!?!

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jawnage89 Feb 21 2012 says:

If I get a Beta Key
my heart will fill with glee
but mine brother
who loves counter strike like no other
will go blind with rage

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viorel91 Feb 21 2012 says:

The most popular shooter in the world,
That most people can afford
A game where you can't retreat
In which you can die in a heart beat

The game were skill has a front seat
If you are fast handed you are in for a treat
Because of this game I broke up with my ex
I say it's better then sex

If by now you don't know what I mean
It's counter strike for the win

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Dullgarian Feb 21 2012 says:

I waited since 2003 to post my first comment here on ModDB and this is it! Does it worth my Global Offensive beta key? :D I started to play CStrike with version (on won servers) too! :p You can't refuse me a key, I'm too cool! (lol!)

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Kapee Feb 21 2012 says:

Roses are blue
and i dont give a ****, tho its brown

I just want to get in the beta and own

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GreenMagicDust Feb 21 2012 says:

I dont see why ppl a '' rhyming words to get a beta key to GO'' You dont need to use words that rymes, all they want to know is what you would give them if they give you beta key. I am sure thats what they want. To see if someone on ''Moddb'' actully can write someting impressive. Thanks for reading

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amkdude Feb 21 2012 says:

onece there was a guy called amkdude
he did not like call of duty
he wands a key to it dude
its my duty to play this beuty since ive been playing cs since cs 1.6 came out

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blubbfisch Feb 21 2012 says:

fire in the hole,
fire in the hole,
is everything i hear.

flashbang fragnade,
is what brought me here.

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dave_5430 Feb 21 2012 says:

You gotta be ******* kidding me, right?

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