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

CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.). In addition, CS: GO will introduce new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and more.

"Counter-Strike took the gaming industry by surprise when the unlikely MOD became the most played online PC action game in the world almost immediately after its release in August 1999," said Doug Lombardi at Valve. "For the past 12 years, it has continued to be one of the most-played games in the world, headline competitive gaming tournaments and selling over 25 million units worldwide across the franchise. CS: GO promises to expand on CS' award-winning gameplay and deliver it to gamers on the PC as well as the next gen consoles and the Mac." CS: GO is being developed by Valve in cooperation with
Seattle-based Hidden Path Entertainment. The title is targeted for release in early 2012 and will be playable at this year's PAX Prime and Eurogamer Expo.

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CEVO wrote:
"We are extremely excited to announce our second CSGO competitive map making contest in conjunction with Partnering with GAMEBANANA is the perfect way to get in touch with the absolute best CSGO mappers in the world. Our previous joint contest in 2013 produced 76 amazing new maps, so we're extrmely excited to see the submissions this year." said Chris Pipher, General Manager of

"After the runaway success of last year’s competition, we at GameBanana are proud to once again be teaming up with the e-sports industry to deliver brand new, high quality maps for the competitive Counter-Strike gaming scene. Not only are there fantastic cash prizes again, but this contest also allows level designers a unique opportunity for their work to be played and critiqued by some of the world’s best players ” said Jon Higgins, VP Marketing & Research -

Submissions will be accepted at on Monday, March 10th, 2014 until Monday, June 9th, 2014. After this date, each map will be reviewed by CEVO/GAMEBANANA and the top 10 maps will be selected by staff from the respective organizations. These top 10 maps will be showcased for public voting on CEVO's website from Monday, June 16th, 2014 until Monday, June 30th, 2014.The top three maps with the most community votes will split the $1,000 cash prize, with the winning map being used in the CEVO CS:GO Season 5 preseason. The complete prize breakdown is listed below:1st (50%) - $500.00 + map used in CEVO Season 5 preseason
2nd (35%) - $350.00
3rd (15%) - $150.00Map submissions should be original works and must not have been submitted to any other map making competitions. Maps should be created with competitive balance, CEVO competitive CS:GO rules ($800 startmoney, 2:00 roundtime, and 5v5 gameplay), and aesthetics in mind. In the next week, we'll be putting out an additional newspost with the specific criteria that maps will be judged with.We can't wait to check out our next batch of submissions, and would like to wish the best of luck to all competing map makers!

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JrComissarValvatorez Aug 27 2011, 4:16pm says:

Awaiting another tarded "boycott" group like Left 4 Dead 2, also guess what came out after Counter Strike Source was released kiddies.

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Mr-Gency Aug 27 2011, 6:10pm replied:

L4D2 was "boycotted" because they believed it would make Valve stop making content for the first game like they promised.

The first L4D wasn't even a year old when the second game was announced. Counter-Srtike is an eleven year old game. Anyone who complains about CS:GO can **** off.

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TheGameFoxBrother Aug 27 2011, 12:10pm says:

Will this be added to the people that already have valve complete pack?

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func_Mathias Aug 27 2011, 12:27pm replied:

Probably not, but i think the valve complete pack get's more expensive when things is added. I will pay whatever they do, valves games isn't so expensive anyway..

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RasmusNi Aug 27 2011, 2:12pm replied:

I don't think it will become that much more expensive. When Portal 2 came out, it was just added to the pack without a price change. However, I don't think the pack will stay at the same price again.

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Nilghai Aug 27 2011, 12:09pm says:


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Radu_IceMan Aug 27 2011, 12:07pm says:

Hell yes!

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audryzas Aug 27 2011, 3:12pm replied:

Hell no! Hell does not approve another counter-strike.

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Mr-Gency Aug 27 2011, 6:12pm replied:

Replied to the wrong comment.

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Mr-Gency Aug 27 2011, 6:11pm replied:

Indeed Counter-Strike belongs in heaven.

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I love Counter-Strike games, however this newest installment in the series adds nearly nothing new.All the gameplay mods had been already done before by modders in the previous titles. It did add new weapons, but at the time of launch they were really unbalanced.Since then, the game hasn't really changed all that much. There are positives though.The classic map layouts have been re-crafter in a way to provoke more balanced gameplay. The graphics are better too.The soundtrack and audio designe is…

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