I don’t really know what to blog about so I will be doing my blog today on CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) which is a game I play a lot.
CS:GO is a competitive FPS (First Person Shooter), Team, Objective, and Skilled based game. The game takes lots of practice to get good at which is why I like the game. The game usually never gets boring because there are always ways to improve your skill in the game. CS:GO is the latest installment in the Counter-Strike franchise which has many variations, CS:S (Counter Strike Source), CS 1.6, CS:CZ (Counter Strike Condition Zero), and etc.
In the game, there are two teams. The CT’s (Counter-Terrorist) and the T’s (Terrorists). The CT’s objective is to defend the two bomb sites on one of the maps. A map is basically the area in which a game is played. The T’s objective is to plant a bomb at one of the sites and then wait for the bomb to explode. If the bomb is planted, the CT’s can retake the site and defuse the bomb. Alternatively, a team can kill all the enemy plays to win the round. The teams can buy different weapons and utilities like flashbangs that blind enemies and smoke grenades that can cover an area with a thick layer of smoke that enemies cannot see through.
There are a few game modes in CS:GO, but these two are the most popular. Competitive is the most popular mode. In this mode, you queue into a lobby of 10 people, 5 players on each team. You play until one team gets 16 round wins or the teams tie at 15-15 rounds. When 15 rounds have been played there is a half-time where the teams switch sides. This way each team should get a chance to play as both teams. You play the match using standard competitive Counter-Strike rules on one of the classic maps like de_dust2, de_mirage, de_inferno, and etc. You can join a match on your own also known as solo queue, or form a team. The next game mode is Casual. People usually play casual when they want to play Counter Strike, but don’t want to commit to a full match or has a competitive ban/cooldown. In Casual mode, players automatically receive body armor and defusal kits and gain bonus rewards for kills.
I have played more than 600 hours of the game and a few of my friends also play it. I have also watched a lot of videos on the game, pro players play, and smoke and flash tutorials. I really like this game and will continue to play it. Unless Valve (The owners of CS:GO) make a new installment.