What does CS:GO stand for in gaming?

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Gamers use CS:GO to refer to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, a popular multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS). In CS:GO, players are divided into two teams, Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists, that battle each other while attempting to achieve their objectives.

For example, in CS:GO's primary game mode, the Terrorists must plant and detonate a bomb, and the Counter-Terrorists must stop them. Other game modes include a hostage rescue mode and a deathmatch (DM) mode.

Many years after its initial release, CS:GO remains one of gamers' go-to FPSes. It has a highly active esports scene, including a variety of competitive leagues and tournaments, and you can find many streamers regularly broadcasting their CS:GO gameplay on Twitch.


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Updated February 23, 2022

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