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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  (250 - 300 of 635)
MonZombo Feb 21 2012 says:

Gordon Freeman? GLaDos? Chell?
All of them can go to Hell!
There are many Valve games,
yes, i do love all of them,
but the real masterpiece
that all gamers love alike
is that classic, Counter-strike!
Post another press release,
or if you're nice and feel like
Give me just, at least, one key!
so i can have a great time!

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RonaattoriFIN Feb 22 2012 replied:

u know valve didnt originally make cs

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horsonjp Feb 21 2012 says:

Awesome story,

All i can say is that my friends and i detonated a bomb terrorist style in real life, in the time that we weren't practicing cs.

When I was just able to drive a car, my friends and i got into doing this thing called karting. Which is where we would take shopping karts from grocery stores while in a car. The person sitting in the passenger seat would hang on to the kart outside of the window. We would get going really fast and slam the karts into buildings and just about anything to mutilate the kart. Eventually we found an open area behind one of the grocery stores with a ramp up to an electrical box with stone pillars all around it. We decided it would be awesome to just close line this kart into a pole. This time i got going 70 mph in my car with my friend hanging on to the kart. The kart miraculously fell on its side and slid right between the 2 posts into the electrical box. We heard this HUGE KABOOOOM and the lights for the entire shopping area went off. The only lights that were on were the red safety lights.

Hope you enjoyed

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gamerdude130 Feb 21 2012 says:

I played cs back in the day
I also like the remake source
People call this another remake
I say hey its cs its still ok

+1 vote     reply to comment
Theft4Bread Feb 21 2012 says:

"Reporting in!"

He always reported in. There was no one to report to, but he did it. He was certain he was the only one left. The only real one. The others...had become shallow husks who can only follow the same paths and die the same deaths. Over and over again. He was the only one who still retained some sanity. Or so he thinks. Maybe he is just as insane as them for going along with them.

"Enemy spotted!"

Same guy behind the crate. Same terrorist behind the car. Same flashbang bouncing around the corner that he knew all too well.

"Taking fire! Need assistance!"

Yeah yeah, he thought. A couple shots from his rifle put down the threats. The same way they had the previous rounds. The same teammate takes one right to the dome. Nothing could had prevented it. The bullets came through the door and penetrated the poor guy's helmet. He had come to terms with the fact he could not save this man long ago.

The bomb had been planted. It would always be planted. He has tried for what feels like years to prevent this. The outcome was always the same. He would clutch kill all the terrorists guarding the bomb, but always one second short of defusing.

"Get out of there! It's gonna blow!"

He knew it was going to blow. It was always going to blow. Such was the nature of this sick game. Was this some sort of perverted afterlife he had fallen into? Was he forever fated to repeat this trial? This unending torment? The ticks of the bomb clock are torture. They beckon to him. He knew it was his doom to answer the call. But he could not resist.

"Terrorists Win!"

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Jimo Feb 21 2012 says:

There was a gamer named Jimbo,
He enjoyed to play the bongo,

One day he tried to play go,
He didnt have a key,
He cried to sleep,

And now he just plays with his dong-o.

(Lame, I know)

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Real1ty.exe Feb 21 2012 says:

I want to play my counter:strike
I want to pwn stupid noobs
i want to have this key right now!
i want want to play it when i like

you say Cod i say CS
You say pwn i say Own
you say gay i say
HEY MAN, dont be diroggatory or ill kick you to Nuketown

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absoul Feb 21 2012 says:

"I'm lookin nuthin like ya poppa ,
I wouldnt give a chick 10 cent to put cheese on a Whopper,
they wanna know why im so fly,
a girl ask me for a ring and i put one around her whole eye!"

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Reborn:X Feb 21 2012 says:

Negative Karma!.

Negative karma everywhere!.

Now I have seen the true face of these people,
Sharp as a scapel!.

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Polifargo Feb 21 2012 says:

I like kill with a HeadShot in the Head ahahhaha obviously. haha good luck to all , and i love cs 1.6 and cs:s

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Unrealmaster287 Feb 21 2012 says:

There once was terrorist
Who lacked common sense
One day he tried to blow up his bed
And ended up with so many sticks poking out of his head
He woke up at the hospital with the receptionist at the front desk
He heard a loud shout from her
That went Counter-terrorists win

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Muffinabus Feb 21 2012 says:

I'll write a haiku
For this Counter Strike contest
Please give me a key

+1 vote     reply to comment
chrismaster123 Feb 21 2012 says:

I'm not bothering trying this, no point writing a Limerick to get a key for a beta for a game that's coming out in 8 days

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Rawrsen Feb 21 2012 says:

When my girlfriend was in labor in 2008 they sent her home and told her to come back in an hour and a half. That was just enough time for me to finish my match before heading back to the hospital. true story

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Irandael Feb 21 2012 says:

Terrorists are red
And so will be you
if i wont win this key
i will find you.

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Wombo194 Feb 21 2012 says:

Aight dawg
This is the counter strike rap

Another round draw
It's the one who's holding the deagle who's easy
Another round draw
You know that I protect the V.I.P

Log on
Frag you all
Server start the round up
Beat me, the CT
Too bad your sucking it up
FN P90 yeah we hooking that up
When they cleaning like a scrub we get to clean up
Yo you jealous
AOL is lagging us up
I'm lock you're not so just stop cutting me up
You be trying to be sniping the militia for show
Kick some teams with TMPS and off through the servers we go
Prepare a huddle near the tunnel but you know I don't care
You'll just keep on running into my crosshairs
B***h quit lagging I'll frag ya if you have a high ping
Take a bullet for myself
That's what you get for camping
Shot sound and your down
That's the end of the round
And if you're tapping now
You just lost your sound
Plant the bomb
Try to beat the CTs'
If you use 0 keys
You belong with newbies

Let me see if this is easy
Give me a key

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Alrymian Feb 21 2012 replied:

Well thank you for repeating the one on youtube.

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Treefire Feb 21 2012 says:

Rushing to long A,
grenade flying towards me
No more vision for me

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Camo_Hunter8 Feb 21 2012 says:

once upon a time exsisted a gamer called Camo, known by some and hated by alot.he owned alot of people in alot of games.but then 1 day he was bored and had nothing to do so he went around random pages on moddb and saw a betakey contest and started writing this lame story right after. THE END P.S this is a true story

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SpidersForBlood Feb 21 2012 says:

In the tune of "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I was AWPing, weak and weary,
Quick-scopes down mid at de_season, a pick or two and nothing more,
While I zoomed, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As though some CT was rapping, rapping at the squeaky door.
And as he smoked and flashed the door, quoth the Deagle,
"B 1 4."

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ashcash Feb 21 2012 says:

CS:GO CS:GO Number 1, Kill T's with the M4a1. Use the GSg9 and be like Sharp, or Play like Frod and use the AWP.

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rickdick23 Feb 21 2012 says:

(more of spoken word than a limerick)

Rush b...



to be...or not to be.

Is that not the question?

You say you wanna take A?

Well go ahead, let's play.

*smokes and plants*

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imabustya Feb 21 2012 says:

I once got a one deag at mid,
a head shot on a player named Cid,
I checked the score to see that it was a bot,
and was shot on the spot,
that awper just split my lid.

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imabustya Feb 21 2012 says:

One day a player called me a noob,
He exclaimed I was gay,
and before I could say nay,
he told me to check in the pubes.

=o tranny sprays are the worst.

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Dr.Worm Feb 21 2012 says:

I can't write poems. but I can tell you a story. So at my high schools vo-tech I took a computer repair class to get certs in A+ and Net+. We had LANS twice a year one in the fall and on in the spring. The main games everyone played was CS 1.6 and DotA. Well someone decide to have a CS tournament, this was when I was highly addicted to CS and played it like it was my religion after school for 8 hours a day, and I knew each map(still do) and know exactly were the footsteps and the heads of each player are in the map. I pretty much had my own wall hack(my ears) That is one thing I loved about CS, it took skill and it took you to know the surroundings and sounds. This tournament wasn't a good idea. Because I ended up dominating everyone. It was like taking candy from a baby. I just never died and just massacred everyone. Each map I was going 28-0 and 36-1. I enjoyed it a lot but by the end of the tournament I was getting bored and there was no challenge for me. So I forfeit my scores and let someone else win the tourny. I couldn't just take the money and run It felt dirty to me like I didn't deserve it.

That's my story and it's 100% true.

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IGotzNoSkittles78 Feb 22 2012 replied:

Your a awesome person, did anyone tell you that yet?

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DasFreeMan95 Feb 21 2012 says:

I still play BF3
but I want to take a CS:GO to the knee
Come on give that key to me
I will be so happy


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FuzzyMcFluffenstein Feb 21 2012 says:

Key here and key there
Please I need it, I swear!
I guess its nothing personal
But can you still be merciful?

Im trying to make this look good
But my mind just says "Need food!"
I really need this key
Or I'll sit when I pee

Now Im about done
Eating this bun
And its really been fun
Drinking this rum

By the way
I cannot stay
My eyes are crying
For I might be dying!

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nevermind2 Feb 21 2012 says:

Playing the good old 1.6
In a random mix
I took aim with my sniper like an eagle
When suddenly I hear the shots of a deagle
I turn around so very swift
Just to find that all his bullets missed
He had just made a boob
Because he was a giant noob
I took my knife
And ended his life
The noob went mad
Lulz were had
Suddenly, the audience chanted
You need to get the bomb planted
The time ran out
Darn, I'd shout

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Herpa Feb 21 2012 says:

To the reader of these text

I do not really want the Beta Key of Counter Strike Global offense. I just wanna play a good game from a good game studio, what is alaways good to play all the modern time with a good VAC and not these crapy cheaters you often find in other games.

Head shoots are funny, saving hostages is for the money.

P.s.: Please give Gamer_Goo321 a key, thats a truest story i have heard at the Base.

Sorry for my bad english, iam German.

With friendly greetings, our Herpa.

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campbullard Feb 21 2012 says:

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

+6 votes     reply to comment
MitchellS Feb 21 2012 replied:

give this fine gentlemen a key asap

+3 votes     reply to comment
kenny355a Feb 21 2012 says:

I see you drivin'
round town with the girl I love,
and I'm like, Haiku.

+2 votes     reply to comment
K1ngKong Feb 21 2012 says:

My name's Kobe
I drain buckets
Give me a key
Or not, **** it

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

Hey my name is kamil am from POLAND
I play counter strike: source since 2006
i have 2700h played
please GIVe me a key :) im very thankful

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OD78891 Feb 21 2012 says:

Playing CT with all hope lying on me
Goddamn it I flashed myself and can't see
I take a peek around a corner
Only to be taken out with a flash, frag, and smoke grenade in that order
Playing as a terrorist doing a bomb heist
Clear out A and it seems to be going quite nice
But oh Christ
We forgot the bomb at base with Brice

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rAzEc26 Feb 21 2012 says:

i play cs every day
and i love to stay
cs:go are very slow
and i love to release now

sorry for my verrrrry bad english i tried

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on0bi Feb 21 2012 says:

In haiku..


I love counter-strike
It gives me great happiness
Please give me a key

Thank you.

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Bakuryu42 Feb 21 2012 says:

What can I say I'm a Counter-Strike freak, I'm experienced not pro so don't ever say weak.

I started this game back before steam rolled out and experienced the fear, loathing, and doubt.

Steam came through and so did CS and hopefully GO will share its success.

Counter-Strike: GO will take some time to refine using fan feed back and hopefully mine.

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ModMage Feb 21 2012 says:

My eyesight, my friends, my family loving,
surrendered to this pitiful program.
New installation suddenly arises,
new maps, modes, full of surprises.
How well will it play, how good will it be?
The answers lie within the beta key.

While 1400 hours may not seem too long, they feel like a lifetime when you spent most of them flying through Office's hallways as a spectator, eager to respawn and try out that Can't-fail play strategy you formulated just after you got AWPed out of back window. I've always been amazed at how I have the patience to sit there, dead, just staring at paintings and vending machines for up to five minutes, but when the time comes to grab a gun and get real, I become lead runner in a footrace to see who can run open handed in to the opposing team's spawn and die the soonest.

I've had my share of lucky M249 headshots and blind knife kills, but I want to try a new strategy. I want to start over from square one. I want to play a new COunter-Strike.

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DrSmitty Feb 21 2012 says:

Their once was a game called CSS. I like to play it more than chess. I just cant stand to see. Just watching others get a key. Sometimes i would like to say "I would like to lay with it, but i am not gay." So watch what you Say. I need to take a shower, because i play CSS for more than an hour. Because i like it when it taste's so sour. This game is like a tower. Just falling to me, making me want to pee calling for me. Though do i deserve a key? Lets just wait and see...

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RonaattoriFIN Feb 21 2012 says:

There was a gamer called Ron
who had his diapers on
cuz he played cs aall day long
but now he cant own
cuz he need that beta code
so some serious s**t can get on
and some noobs can get a lesson
by: Ron who has more power than Smith & Wesson

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

CS 1.6 isnt dead,
CSS is cool,
I need CSGO,
Or I will kill Gabe Newell.

+1 vote     reply to comment
But_isitArt? Feb 21 2012 says:

Man, people are purposely downvoting the good ones so they get buried :/

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

Im here to win 1 csgo key!:)

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dany14920 Feb 21 2012 says:

I have no chance getting a key.
With a people who're lee.
Played counter strike ever since seven.
Thats all I have ever leven.
If I don't get the boy,
I don't get the buy.

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

I'd like a key to CS:GO
I'd use it wisely, cause I don't blow
I've played CS for years
Through the sweat and the tears
And I have lots of skills to bestow

I'll tell you a story about my Deagle and my AWP
One after the other, the enemies would drop
It was fun
Finishing 20 to 1
I just couldn't be stopped

Now if I were to get a key
By the great ModDB
I'd love you life
Till death from a knife
So I can relive my story

+1 vote     reply to comment
But_isitArt? Feb 21 2012 says:

At first I was afraid, I was petrified.
I thought I wouldn't have CS GO right there by my side,
But then Mod DB opened up its gates
and declared that there would a song debate!
So I began right away with my pen in hand
I started by writting to CT command.
Only to find out that I had been banned
Never to find out the terrorist's demand.

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Risco Feb 21 2012 says:

In the land of the lag,
it's easy to be called a ***,
Now that I'll play GO
I'll play it in low,
and hopefully live up to the frag.

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

Give me
One of those keys?

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