A CS:GO map designing competition is being held in Poland which comes to an end on 30 April 2021. The focus of this competition is to transform a busy and popular location called ‘Hala Koszyki’, present in Warsaw the capital of Poland into a CS:GO map. The Valve shooter is an extremely popular gaming title in Europe, especially in Poland which has produced several incredible players like Wiktor “TaZ” Wojtas, Filip “NEO” Kubski, Mariusz “Loord” Cybulski, Jakub “kuben” Gurczyński, Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski, Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski, and many more. It is rare for such competitions to be held which showcases the talents of designers and artists, instead of focusing on the players.
Unofficial Polish CS:GO map to be designed soon
An unofficial Poland inspired CS:GO map might soon be launched for everyone that enjoys playing the tactical first-person shooter. Globalworth, the company that owns the iconic building of ‘Hala Koszyki’ in Warsaw, Poland has launched a “competition for designers” to recreate the iconic Polish location within CS:GO, so that the regional audience can enjoy it.
It is rare for such competitions to be held, one that focuses on other aspects of the game like designing and creation. Mostly, only CS:GO competitions are held focused on different levels of players, so this is definitely something unique and Polish designers should definitely participate in this competition. The rules of the competition are as follows,
“Create a graphic concept of the map inspired by ‘Hala Koszyki’ within CS:GO. The evaluation will be done based on the viewing angles, the ability to sense the locations of the skirmishes, the selection of appropriate covers, and the visibility of character models are important.”
The winner of this competition will be receiving a prize of 5000 PLN ($1270.37 USD) and along with this an online CS:GO competition will also take place on the map around 31 July 2021. Popular Polish streamers from the region like Kinga Kujawska, Piotr "Ziemniak" Latała, Dominik 'GruBy' Świderski, Grzegorz "SZPERO" Dziamałek, and Kuba "Kubik" Kubiak, will be competing in this online match.
Paweł Słupski, Senior PR & Marketing Manager at Globalworth Poland said that “Involvement in esport is a creative way for us to reach a new group of clients. We hope that the players of the iconic CS from Poland and around the world, after having fought many fights on the map, will later want to see this place in reality.”
This is a great initiative for Polish designers to come up and showcase their talent while doing something that will be appreciated by the local CS:GO crowd as well. The possibility of this map becoming official by Valve is close to impossible, but reaching the Steam Workshop is enough to give it visibility, from where it can be used on private servers at least.