or CSGO [see-es-gee-oh]
Examples of CS:GO
Where does CS:GO come from?
CS:GO was originally released in August 2012 by Hidden Path Entertainment and Valve Corporation for computers and all major consoles. The game split players into two teams: the Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists, each trying to defeat each other with such actions as setting off or diffusing bombs and taking or rescuing hostages.
CS:GO is known for its matchmaking, or being paired up randomly with people to play with online, though players can also set up groups with their friends. Due to the team nature of the game, it has become popular in competitive gaming competitions, where a professional event called CS:GO majors has been held, with over $1 million prize pools, since 2013.
A noted CS:GO commentator in the eSports community was criticized in summer 2018 after he defended a game streamer’s use of an anti-gay slur. Live game-streaming of CS:GO still remains massively popular, both for players and viewers, on platforms such as Twitch and Steam.
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