While over a dozen video games feature on eSports betting sites, CS: GO is one of the most dominant forces. According to statistics from a publication by Narus Advisors LLC and Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, CS: GO betting comes second in terms of eSports betting volume, accounting for 29% of total eSports bets.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, commonly known as CS: GO, is an immersive multiplayer first-person shooter AAA title developed by and published by Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment. Released in 2012, it is the fourth instalment in the Counter-Strike series.
This game has several new extras that set it apart from its predecessor. The game comes with new maps, new characters, new game modes, a new weapon set, matchmaking features, and competitive skill groups.
CS: GO matches pit two sides, terrorists and counter-terrorists. The two sides engage in battles while changing sides. The object of the game depends on the mode. Some of the objectives include securing a location, defusing bombs, rescuing hostages, and capturing hostages.
Talking of game modes, CS: GO has 9; Competitive, Casual, Danger Zone, Wingman, Deathmatch, Weapons Course, Arms Race, Demolition, and Flying Scountsman. Demolition, a game mode that involves bomb defusal, is the most popular of the two classic modes.
Upon its release, CS: GO got a cordial welcome. Video game critics praised the development team for the game's fluid gameplay and the faithfulness to the series. The game's mechanics, graphics, and sound also improved dramatically, offering players realism and immersion at the battleground. However, CS: GO also had a fair share of the haters. There were differences in features between the console and PC versions. This is something that didn't augur nicely with some fans.