What makes Counter-Strike is different comparing to many video games is a large number of championships, both small-scale (mostly amateur teams) and world-level competitions, where dozens of the best professional teams participate such as Natus Vincere (Na`Vi) (Ukraine), fnatic (London, Swedish CS squad) , SK Gaming (Brazil, team CS), etc. Each of these teams is pretty independent and has its own fans. Teams also have sponsors and managers. Such teams participate in many international Lan- and Online tournaments. Majority of competitions are held annually.
What is Counter-Strike Global Offense?
Counter-Strike was released in 1999 and became the first-person shooter video game. Since then Counter-Strike series has gained tremendous popularity among players around the world. The shooter game quickly won the love of players and became a competitive eSports discipline. It all started with local amateur tournaments, but now it is a large-scale competition with a large prize pool, world-renowned e-sportsmen and hundreds of thousands of fans around the world.
CS GO tournaments
Dozens of Counter Strike Global Offence tournaments are held annually, both small-scale amateur and world championships. Some of the biggest CS GO championships for 2020 are Blast Global Final and ESL One Rio. Major tournaments are sponsored by the game's creators, Valve Corporation, and are considered the most prestigious Counter Strike competitions. Before each major tournament, qualifying tournaments take place, in which 8 teams in each region compete for the opportunity to take part in the main competition.
The main teams and players of CS GO
Astralis is considered one of the strongest teams today, three-time winners of major tournaments, who won the cup at the IEM Katowice Major 2019 championship. Emil "Magisk" Reif, the team's captain, is considered one of the most valuable CS GO players in the world. Another promising team is Team Liquid, which has achieved four victories in major tournaments.
How do I bet on Counter Strike Global Offence?
Due to the huge number of tournaments, bets on Counter Strike Global Offence are popular among bettors. There are several betting options:
Bet on the winner. In Counter Strike, only two outcomes of a match are possible - victory or defeat of one or another team
Bet on the exact score
Bet on the winner of the Pistol Round in each individual map
There are 2 main options for strategies - betting on an obvious favorite or on an outsider team. The alleged leader of the fight usually has the lowest odds. However, sometimes the leading teams change the strategy of the game and may lose the match, while undervalued teams show unexpected results and win.
Step-by-step instructions on how to place a bet on CS in bookmaker 1win
Sign up on the 1win bookmaker's website and make a deposit | link: Place a bet
In the Live or Line tab, select Counter Strike Global Offence and find the match of your interest
Choose a forecast, odds and a bet
Place a bet on CS GO
If you win, you can withdraw money in any convenient way or continue playing
CS:GO Grand Finals - IEM Katowice 2020
Counter Strike Grand Finals IEM Katowice 2020. G2 Esports vs. Natus Vincere