Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) – multiplayer first person shooter, created and released by Valve Corporation and Hidden Path Entertainment, which have previously worked on Counter-Strike: Source. This is the fourth game in the Counter-Strike series, released on Microsoft Windows, macOS, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in August 2012 and on Linux in September 2014.
There are two teams in the game: terrorists and anti-terrorists. The task of each of them is to eliminate the opposing team or perform a specific task. In the case of terrorists, it is the foundation of a bomb or defense of hostages, and in the case of anti-terrorists, protection of the detonation zone by placing a bomb or rescuing hostages. The game has seven different modes, each of which has distinct characteristics.

CS: GO in addition to the built-in matchmaking system, allowing players to play on dedicated Valve servers, also has the ability to create and play on community servers with non-standard maps and game modes. Since its release, CS: GO is one of the most popular first-order shooters played in the field of electronic sport. The most important tournaments are the so-called “Majors”, games sponsored by the game’s publisher, Valve. The CS: GO competitions are also part of the Electronic Sports World Cup computer game world championship.

The game gained quite positive critics’ reviews. It was praised for the overall gameplay and loyalty to its reproduction in relation to the previous parts of the series. Some of the original features of the game were criticized. The console versions received positive feedback, and the reviewers thought that there were clear differences between the console versions and the PC version.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, like the previous games in the Counter-Strike series, is a first-person shooter multiplayer game focused on performing tasks. Two opposing teams with terrorist and anti-terrorist characters compete in different game modes to achieve specific goals, such as bombing or hostage protection in the case of terrorists, and in the case of anti-terrorists, protection of the area against bombing (or its disarmament) or evacuation of hostages. At the end of each round, players receive a cash prize in a virtual currency that allows you to buy better equipment in the next round. Players receive a prize for both winning and losing a round, with the larger prize being awarded to the team in the event of a win. In addition, there are rewards for completing tasks (eg, planting a bomb) and for killing (the values ​​vary depending on the type of weapon used). The player can also get a fine, for example for fratricidal fire.

Maps known from previous series editions have been made from scratch. In CS: GO there were new elements that did not appear in previous games in the series, primarily a firing grenade in both teams, new weapons (eg silenced USP-S gun, Zeus X27 stun gun, automatic CZ-75 Auto pistol, shotguns and al.). New modes have also been added to the game, ie “Arms Race” and “Demolka”, based on modifications to older CS editions and new maps designed for these modes. Some elements of older games in the series were also removed, eg the possibility of flying around the map after death (community server owners were allowed to configure this function in the server settings). The MP5 submachine gun and the USP pistol were removed without a silencer and replaced with new weapons. The tactical shield was also removed. The spray painting function was not available in the game until you have added convertible virtual items called graffiti

CS Go is also one of the most popular discipline among the players, who are professional cybersports men. Tournaments that are organized usually are very well known and profitable event in the world of cyber sport. faze vs astralis and fnatic vs faze are in recent time the toughest and most interesting games in CS GO. Matches between these teams are very popular not only among audience, but also with betting.

Fnatic is a professional cyber-sports organization with headquarters in London, United Kingdom. Founded July 23, 2004 The team includes players from around the world in games such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends and Dota 2, Vainglory and others.

The Fnatic team at League of Legends won the World’s first leg in the League of Legends, and holds the record for victories in the League of Legends Regional Championship. In the summer split in 2015, LCS EU, the team became the first team in the region that ended the split not defeated. Because of their achievement, the LoL Fnatic team is considered the best western team in the history of the game.

The Counter-Strike team is also considered one of the best in history through three championships in the CS: GO Major tournaments, as well as through a series of wins in other tournaments, both in CS 1.6 and in CS: GO. The team consists exclusively of Swedish players.

Sam Matthews and Ann Matthews founded the organization on July 23, 2004. In 2012, after several years of play, Patrick cArn, Counter-Strike Sattermon, finished his game career and became the head manager of the cybercamp line Fnatic, and Walter Selydzhers replaced Hannah Matthew as CEO in 2015, while Sam Matthews became chairman of the board.

In the period between 2008 and 2009, the main sponsors of Fnatic were MSI and SteelSeries, the team even changed the name to Fnatic.MSI. Since June 1, 2011, in partnership with Fnatic, EIZO has released a series of their gaming monitors.

In 2006, Fnatic signed the World of Warcraft team. Fnatic in the World of Warcraft community were players under the following nicknames: TooGood, Vo0 and Ztrider. The WoW division has taken high places in the world’s top contests, including BlizzCon, Intel Extreme Masters and Major League Gaming.

In 2007, Fnatic signed contracts with players at DotA. Representatives of the DotA team were Ritter Rosster, Romel Melen Gunavan, Arianto Saky Lakuci, Sugaryto Bahamut Tayadi, Jeffrey Neo Lu. Prior to Fnatic they were known as the XCN DotA.

In 2008, the DotA Roster was subject to change. The new members of the team were Edwin Kwon Biorjeson, Jonathan Loda Berg, Rasmus Misery Pier, Rene Kebap Werner and Aringazin Aidar Aidar.

In 2010, the Heroes of Newerth unit was reorganized. It includes Johan “N0tail” Sundsteel, Keil “Trixi” Saarinen, Henrik “Freshpro” Hansen, Yasha “Nova” Marcus and Thai Fly “Isic.

In January 2012, Fnatic found a new sponsor – Raidcall. With the new title sponsor, Fnatic opened a gaming house in South Korea and became the first non-Korean cyber-sport team with a gaming house in Seoul.

In 2012, Fnatic took the former team of GamersLeague on Dota 2 in order to compete with other top teams of that time. The team ranked fourth in the ESWC, but shortly after leaving Fnatic.

In 2015, Fnatic announced a return to Dota 2 by purchasing a team called Team Malaysia.

On October 1, 2015, Fnatic sponsored Dafabet’s Sports Betting Website

FaZe is a professional Call of Duty and CS GO esports team. FaZe was founded as a gaming clan on YouTube by FaZe ClipZ, FaZe Resistance and FaZe Housecat (later named Timid) who make videos in the video game Call of Duty.

Current leader and owner FaZe Temperrr later led the team. However, during Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 in 2012, they decided to try their hand at the competitive part of the game. The FaZe Red came in 3rd place in the Call of Duty Championship 2015 and won season 3 championships in 2015. The FaZe YouTube channel was created on May 30, 2010, and on January 6, 2016, the channel had 3,566,201 subscribers.

January 2016, FaZe Clan also created a Counter-Strike team, which currently consists of Norwegian Håvard “rain” Nygaard, Slovak Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács, Swedish Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer, Bosnian Nikola “NiKo” Kovač and Danish Finn ” karrigan “Andersen, who is the team’s captain. The team’s coach is called Robert “RobbaN” Dahlström.

Astralis or Team Astral is a professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team, founded by a team of Team Question Mark members in January 2016 after they left Team SoloMid. They have received an investment of several million DKK by Sunstone Capital and Danish company Tommy Ahlers and includes Astralis ApS. This is a player-owned organization where every player has a percentage of the organization. When the founding member Rene ‘cajunb’ Borg moved to Team Dignitas on May 19, 2016, the team announced that it would keep a small part of its company shares there, but it would no longer be active in business. On October 19, 2016, it was announced that Finn Astral had sold Finn ‘Karrigan’ Andersen to FaZe Clan and on October 24 it was reported that Lukas ‘gla1ve’ Rossander joined Astral.