How Counter Strike: Global Offensive is taking over the eSports world

5th February 2018  —  By

Ah, eSports, one of the largest growing markets in the world. We all know how popular online betting and gambling has become in recent times, and it has been made even easier by the countless online casinos that have been launched. But, we also know just how popular the world of video games is these days as well, and, in particular, the development of eSports.

 

Original release

Incredibly, the original release of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was actually a pretty poor game, and this led to muted interest. However, the great thing about game development these days is the fact that it is much easier to solve problems, and post-launch support became very much the savior of this game. Making changes and modifications transformed the game, and saw the launch of a major Counter-Strike tournament in 2013. This has grown each year, with prize money climbing to as high as $1,000,000 in 2016!