Counter-Strike had relatively humble beginnings, starting life as a mod for Half-Life. The original modders Minh Le and Jess Cliffe were eventually hired by Valve to create an official version of the game. Counter-Strike 1.6 was originally released for Windows in 2000.
Since then, the game has become a series with several sequels and spin-offs. The Counter-Strike series has reached its zenith with the release of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Though Counter-Strike was always a popular competitive game, CS:GO would be the spark that truly lit the flame. Within a year of its release, CSGO was already garnering six-figure prize pools. Within two years, several major esports orgs were in the space. CS:GO is now one of the biggest esports in the world with millions of dollars on the line every year.
You can now find all of your CS:GO news in one place. Whether that is patch notes or the top CS:GO news from the esport, Hotspawn will have it all.