CS:GO is 11 years old
Today, August 21, marks exactly 11 years since the release of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. A new version of Valve's shooter was released in 2012 and replaced CS 1.6 on the esports scene.
At the moment, the developers have not reacted to the significant event in any way. A birthday coin was released for the game's 10th Anniversary, along with a capsule containing dozens of community made stickers for the occasion.
For 11 years, CS:GO has established itself as a leading competitive discipline. With Valve's support, 19 Majors were held, at which the best teams in the world competed for a total of $16.5 million in prizes.
In the spring of 2023, the end of the CS:GO era and the transition to Counter-Strike 2 were announced. The new version is currently undergoing a Limited Test, and the full release date remains unknown.