Players, Talents, Teams React to CS:GO Turning Ten Years Old
Celebratory messages turn in as Valve's shooter turns a decade young.
The CS:GO community celebrated the tenth birthday of its beloved online competitive shooter on 21st August. Multiple congratulatory messages and wishes poured in as professional players, talents, teams, and even tournament organizers came forward to recognize the proud milestone.
Valve had already done its bit by dropping a huge update earlier this week to kick off the early celebrations, consisting of five maps being added to the game including Tuscan, along with the special community-designed sticker collection - 10 Year Birthday Sticker Capsule.
Here is what some of the prominent personalities had to say about CS:GO as it turned a decade old.
CS:GO's tenth birthday: Here are some messages from players, teams, and talents
Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund
The Swedish legend who switched from competing professionally to creating content had a sweet birthday message.
Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev
One of the best CS:GO players in the world, had nothing but gratitude towards the game!
Finn "karrigan" Andersen
The recent major champion revealed that though he did not like CS:GO for the first two years after the game released, it has changed his life forever now for which he is thankful.
Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen
The Danish player who is also a broadcast analyst had to drop another banger even at the cost of CS:GO's birthday itself.
Sudhen "Bleh" Wahengbam
The Indian caster and analyst had bit of an emotional statement to make as he admitted how CS:GO changed his life for the better by saving him from a "dead end job".
Mohan "launders" Govindasamy
The Canadian caster gave a rundown on how he has grown alongside the game, thanking CS:GO while stating that this is his dream life.
The prolific veteran caster also said that CS:GO helped change his life by providing him a "career that supports a family and gives me a feeling of purpose and accomplishment".
Jason "moses" O'Toole
A former player who is a caster and an analyst gave a brief of how he has evolved with the game and thanked CS:GO for everything that it has given him in life.
The tournament organizer dropped one of the best frag movies ever by running down the ten years of CS:GO through the work of ten different world-class editors into one spectacular video!
Another world class tournament organizer released an emotional piece of work dedicated to CS:GO for reaching an amazing milestone.
There are not many games that can boast persisting at the top for a decade while still running strong. CS:GO is only getting better with each passing year as it continues to rack up the numbers be it in terms of playerbase or viewership.