CSGO – Counter Strike Global Offensive Betting

We will discuss some of the main betting options below, these are typical bets that most Sportsbooks provide. In the game below the match consists of 2 maps. To win the match one team must have more round wins than the other team in total over the 2 maps. Example – Team A wins the first map by a score of 16-7 rounds vs Team B. Team B then win the second map by 3-16. Adding the rounds up gives Team A a total of 19 round wins and Team B has a total of 23 round wins. Therefore Team B wins the match.

Match Lines – This bet is simply to pick the match winner. There are 2 teams to bet on and one of them must win. The team with the highest total round wins over 2 maps wins the match.

CSGO Bet

Total Rounds – This is an over/under bet. The bookmaker provides a number of rounds for example 63.5 rounds and gives the odds of whether there will be more than 63.5 rounds (i.e. 64 rounds or more) or less than 63.5 rounds (i.e. 63 rounds or less).

Rounds Handicap – Both teams are given a round handicap. Example – Team A have a round handicap of -7.5. This handicap is subtracted from Team A’s total round wins (i.e. Team A beats Team B by 30-20 rounds). Subtract the 7.5 from Team A’s 30 wins which gives 22.5 round wins. 22.5 rounds is still more than Team B’s 20 round wins so the bet is won.

Map Bets – These are similar to the above bets but instead of being based on the whole match they are based on only a singular map and are based on the first team to 16 round wins. Additional bets include betting on the correct score of the match e.g. Team A winning 16-7 against Team B.

Overtime Map Bet – This only happens if a certain condition is met which is that both teams get to 15 round wins each (15-15).

CSGO Counter Strike Betting Odds

The latest betting odds for Counter Strike CSGO will appear here shortly.

CSGO Main Tournaments

Counter Strike: Global Offensive has become very popular in the Esports gaming world in recent times. There are different competitions and tournaments played in professional leagues hosted by 3rd party groups and tournaments known as ‘Major Championships’ or ‘Majors’ which are sponsored by the makers of the game – Valve. The first valve sponsored ‘Major’ was in Sweden back in 2013 with a total prize pool of $250k split between the 16 teams that played in the tournament.

There are several different tournaments in the CS:GO game and take place in various countries around the world. The tournaments with large prize pools and the best professional teams across the globe battle it out in offline S-Tier tournaments (the best ones). The second largest tournament behind the Valve sponsored ‘Majors’ in the CS:GO series is the Intel Extreme Masters which first started on the 1st March 2017.

There are several different tournaments in the CS:GO game and take place in various countries around the world. The tournaments with large prize pools and the best professional teams across the globe battle it out in offline S-Tier tournaments (the best ones). The second largest tournament behind the Valve sponsored ‘Majors’ in the CS:GO series is the Intel Extreme Masters which first started on the 1st March 2017.

Game Name Tournament Name
CSGO BLAST Premier Fall Finals
CSGO BLAST Premier World Final
CSGO BLAST Premier-spring/summer finals
CSGO CBCS Elite League
CSGO CBCS Masters
CSGO CCT Central Europe Series
CSGO CCT North Europe
CSGO CCT South Europe
CSGO Elisa Invitational
CSGO Elisa Masters Espoo
CSGO ESL Challenger Atalanta
CSGO ESL Challenger Hannover
CSGO ESL Challenger Rotterdam
CSGO ESL challenger- Jnkping
CSGO ESL Challenger- Melbourne
CSGO ESL Impact League
CSGO ESL Pro League
CSGO FiReLEAGUE
CSGO Intel Extreme Masters
CSGO International Esports Federation World Championshi
CSGO Monsters Reloaded
CSGO Mystery Hype International
CSGO PGL Major
CSGO Sazka eLEAGUE
CSGO Svenska Cupen
CSGO Swisscom Hero League
CSGO WePlay Academy League

A typical esports CS GO match consists of 30 rounds where each team plays 15 rounds as Terrorists and 15 rounds as Counter Terrorists. The first team to 16 round wins will win the map. If a tie takes place (i.e. 15 rounds each) then 6 extra rounds are played. The first team to reach 4 round wins will win the map. If there is another tie (i.e 33-33 rounds each) then the process is repeated until a winner is found. Typically each round has a maximum duration of 1 minute and 45 seconds.

Playing Counter Strike

 

Counter Strike Betting

Counter Strike: Global Offensive also known as CS:GO for short. CS:GO was first released in 2012 and is the fourth game in the Counter Strike series games which were released in 1999. CS:GO is a first person shooter game made by ‘Valve’ which was first released on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, MacOS, Windows PC and then later Linux.

In CS:GO there are several multiplayer game modes to choose from, these include ‘Casual’, ‘Competitive’ and ‘War Games’ with a battle royal mode called ‘Danger Zone’ which was added in late 2018. The most popular game is the ‘Bomb Scenario’ game mode in which the ‘Terrorists’ try to plant C4 at one of the 2 bomb site objectives whilst the ‘Counter-Terrorists’ try to defend the 2 bomb sites.

Valve made CS:GO free for all players back in 2019 so anyone can play it. Valve did this to gain more profit for when they release the new upcoming Counter Strike game.  There is a huge market for the skins used by characters used in CS:GO. Some skins can be sold for thousands of pounds depending on the rarity of the skin.

Counter Strike: Global Offensive has nine officially recognised game modes but in the esports betting scene only the most common competitive game mode is the bomb scenario game. Another game example is Arms Race – Each team starts with 6 terrorists and 6 counter terrorists. Players initially spawn with a SMG and for every 2 kills they get their weapon changes. The order of guns is always the same: 3 SMGs, 4 Assault Rifles, 2 Shotguns, 2 Snipers, 1 Machine Gun followed by 4 Pistols. Once a player has got 2 kills with each gun the player receives the gold knife, the first player to kill an enemy with the gold knife wins the game for their team.

 

Current and Upcoming CSGO Tournaments

Tournament Name Start Date Finish Date
BLAST Premier World Final December 14, 2022 December 18, 2022
International Esports Federation World Championshi December 6, 2022 December 12, 2022
Intel Extreme Masters January 31, 2023 February 12, 2023
ESL Pro League March 1, 2023 April 2, 2023
ESL Pro League August 15, 2023 September 24, 2023
Intel Extreme Masters April 17, 2023 April 23, 2023
Intel Extreme Masters May 29, 2023 June 4, 2023
Intel Extreme Masters July 25, 2023 August 6, 2023
Intel Extreme Masters October 16, 2023 October 22, 2023
ESL Challenger Atalanta December 15, 2023 December 17, 2023
ESL Challenger Hannover June 9, 2023 June 11, 2023
ESL challenger- Jnkping November 24, 2023 November 26, 2023
ESL Challenger- Melbourne April 28, 2023 April 30, 2023
CCT Central Europe Series February 16, 2023 February 19, 2023

Previous CSGO Tournaments

Tournament Name Winner Runner Up End Date
BLAST Premier Fall Finals Heroic FaZe Clan November 27, 2022
Elisa Masters Espoo Fnatic Berlin International Gaming November 20, 2022
CCT North Europe Entropiq 1win October 24, 2022
CCT South Europe Copenhagen Flames Monte October 24, 2022
Svenska Cupen Ninjas in Pyjamas EYEBALLERS October 16, 2022
ESL Challenger Rotterdam Outsiders ENCE October 16, 2022
CCT Central Europe Series Made in Brazil 1win September 4, 2022
Elisa Invitational HEET Bad News Eagles July 2, 2022
BLAST Premier-spring/summer finals Natus Vincere Team Vitality June 19, 2022
Sazka eLEAGUE SINNERS Esports eSuba June 7, 2022
ESL Impact League Nigma Galaxy FURIA Esports June 5, 2022
Swisscom Hero League SHAPE Babos May 22, 2022
BLAST Premier World Final Natus Vincere Gambit Esports December 19, 2021
Monsters Reloaded No Respect ?ahangiller Espor November 28, 2021
FiReLEAGUE 9Z Team Isurus November 21, 2021
International Esports Federation World Championshi BLUEJAYS OneTap Gaming November 18, 2021
CBCS Masters Imperial Esports Liberty November 15, 2021
WePlay Academy League MOUZ Ninjas in Pyjamas August 29, 2021
CBCS Elite League Made in Brazil Sharks Esports May 16, 2021
PGL Major Gambit Esports Immortals July 23, 2017
Intel Extreme Masters The MongolZ Renegades February 2, 2016
ESL Pro League Fnatic Cloud9 July 7, 2015
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