Today marks the 20th Anniversary of Counter-Strike V1.0

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Who didn’t expect that this mod game from Half-life become one of the top competitive multiplayer first-person shooter video game of all time. Today, marks the 20th anniversary of Counter Strike that was initially release by Valve for Microsoft Windows on November 9, 2000.

Originally, it was developed by a two Half-life mod developer Minh “Gooseman” Le and Jess Cliffe. On June 19, 1999, they release the first public beta of Counter-Strike after getting 10,000 hits from a gaming news websites owned by IGN and now defunct GameSpy. On April 12, 2000, Valve teamed up with the original developer to create an official mod for their Half-life series, months later, the game was named to Half-life Counter-Strike and was released to the public on November 9, 2000.

Due to its popularity, the game became a standalone, separate from the Half-life series. It then creates these popular FPS titles; Counter Strike Condition Zero, Source and currently, the Global Offensive.

For those who haven’t tried the game yet, Counter-Strike is compose of two opposing teams, the Terrorist and the Counter Terrorist. The objective is to plant or defuse the bomb site or rescue the hostages. The most popular map in the game are the de_dust and cs_assault.

The first major tournament of the game was held at the Cyberathlete Professional League in 2001. In 2013, Valve hosted its first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championships with the biggest prizes and was became the most prestigious tournament for CS:GO.

What’s your unforgettable memory in Counter Strike? Let us know in the comment section.

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