Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, or just CS:GO, is the typical “cop and thief” game where two teams with 5 people each face each other.
The game is distributed by rounds and each round is worth one point on the total score. The games are in a best of 30 rounds, where who does 16 wins. In the event of a draw, an overtime is played, with a best of 6 rounds, where whoever makes 4 wins. If the overtime also ends tied, another is played and this extends until we have a winner.
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Overall, the whole game revolves around the economy, after all, you need money to buy your weapons and equipments.
All players start the first round with $800, which is enough to buy a kevlar vest, pistols or some grenades and utilities to use, this is called round pistol.
From there it basically works like this:
- The team that wins the round all team players earn $3400;
- The losing team wins $1400 and with each new round lost in sequence, that value increases by +$500.
A good equipment to face the opponent comes out around $5000 and makes all the difference in the game.
Strategies and maps
In addition to the aim factor, in CS:GO, having good strategies is essential and also makes all the difference to winning a game.
Each game is played on a map to be defined by the teams, currently we have 8 main maps that are played in championships (Cache, Dust2, Inferno, Mirage, Nuke, Overpass, Train and Vertigo).
Maps are the scenario where each confrontation will occur, each map values one more type of team, some are good for teams with a good aim, some are highly strategic, and so on.
Every team has its preferred maps, where it has a greater range of strategies and they are better. It is extremely important to know this when making a bet.
The competitive scene of CS:GO today is highly professional, counting on championships with more than $ 1.000.000 in awards and a very large volume of events weekly. The rise is incredible.
In championships matches are played in series best of X maps, which can be best of 1, best of 2, best of 3 or best of 5 maps.
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