Best Moments in Counter-Strike eSports


Top 5 Best Moments in Counter-Strike eSports

Dhruv Bhatnagar
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In the last decade, Counter-Strike has become one of the largest eSports in the world and Valve's flagship game.
Here are some of the most exciting and impressive moments from Counter-Strike's competitive scene.

It’s been a decade since the launch of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, now CS2, and there’s no doubt it’s one of the most influential games of all time. As with any game, high-level competitive play can create some of the most shocking and unbelievable moments.

Since its release, the Counter-Strike eSports scene has given us numerous unique moments and memorable highlights that have become ingrained in the game’s history and the hearts of the fans. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most best moments in Counter-Strike eSports.

Best Moments from Counter-Strike eSports

5. Dev1ce Deagle 1v4 Against Team Vitality 

One of the best Counter-Strike players ever, dev1ce managed to pull an unimaginable card against Vitality on Overpass in the BLAST Premier: Global Final 2020.

The match came down to a 1v4 after plant situation, but dev1ce didn’t give up as Vitality players rushed him. After shooting some body shots on apex, dev1ce got two kills before getting collateral headshots on misutaaa and zywOo.

4. s1mple No-Scopes on Cache During ESL One: Cologne 2016

In ESL One: Cologne 2016’s semi-finals, Team Liquid’s sniper s1mple found himself in a 1v2 situation on the Cache map and had to defend himself against Fnatic players. He simply jumped and no-scoped two opponents!

Counter-Strike developers and community this moment as unique and created an in-game graffiti showing s1mple and his two scopes. 

3. Coldzera vs Team Liquid 

Even though Counter-Strike is a team game, sometimes, a single person can take out the entire enemy team, and that’s exactly what Luminosity Gaming’s coldzera did at the semi-finals of MLG Major Chamionshionship: Columbis 2016. 

The Luminosity Gaming team was failing miserably on the second map of Mirage until coldzera suddenly appeared, jumped on the car under point B, and took out four opponents. In the end, Luminosity Gaming did end up winning the match.

2. Magisk Pistol Ace vs Team Liquid

Magisk was still a player for the Astralis team in 2018. During the semi-finals of FACEIT Major: London 2018, Astralis was going up against Team Liquid. At that time, the team was at the peak of their era, and this was confirmed by Magisk, who managed to get an ace in the first pistol round of the second map. Astralis ended up winning the match and even defeated NAVI in the finals.

1.Stewie2k’s Defence at ELEGAUE Major Boston 2018

FaZe Clan and Cloud 9 met each other in the ELEGAUE Major Boston 2018 finals and put up an unreal fight. During the third map (Inferno), the score was 15:14 in favor of FaZe Clan, and they were rushing toward the B plant.

However, Stewie2k wasn’t going to let FaZe win; with his impressive combination of flawless aiming, and quick reaction, he gained the upper hand and destroyed four enemies. In the end, Cloud0 won with a score of 22:19 and took the major.

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