History YMMV / CounterStrike

24th Jan '17 11:43:33 AM chucknormie
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** The Valve Anti-Cheat system is subject to a lot of fan hate. While cheating is a problem in all multiplayer FPS games, perhaps no game has as many cheaters as CS:GO, and VAC is perhaps one of the worst anti-cheat systems in major public games, as it can't detect blatant spinbotters and aimbotters (who are making aiming and movements far more precise and quickly than a human should be able to) without other players' reports, but can issue a permanent ban for using cheats on a private server with no human players, or even for using a graphics program. The failure of VAC to catch blatant hackers contributes to the popularity of third-party matchmaking services like ESEA and FaceIt with stricter anti-cheating programs.
20th Jan '17 2:58:37 PM HighCrate
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Brazilians fucking ''love'' this game.
** Germans, too.
** And Romanians.
** And Filipinos.
** And Poles.
** Don't forget the Koreans!
** The number of Danish teens who both have Steam and own any version of ''Counter-Strike'', is almost every single one.
** Add Sweden to the list. There's a good reasons Swedish teams dominate the pro scene.
** And Australians. The entire 'gaming net cafe' industry in that country came into being around 2000 because of this game. It lasted about 5 years before, much like in America, reductions in cost and speed of broadband internet, dedicated ISP gaming servers and reductions in the cost of computer tech made playing at home viable.
** The exact same happened in Spain.
** The extreme popularity of the game in most countries with internet and gaming culture makes ''Global Offensive'', well, a '''Global''' Offensive.
** DeadHorseTrope: The extreme popularity it enjoyed in UsefulNotes/{{Romania}} from 2000 to 2008 backfired into making it DeaderThanDisco among the general population, for the typical young male player was regarded as poor, uneducated, semi-literate, stupid, thuggish and white-trash.
** The game is really popular in Russia to the point where there's a [[RunningGag running joke]] in game reviews and memes that goes along the lines of "I played ''Counter Strike'' for a week and now I speak fluent Russian."
*** "Сука блЯть иди нахуй!"
** Singaporeans like Counterstrike so much, a number of Internet Cafes continue to offer this game on 'rental' as part of their service.
13th Jan '17 11:23:10 AM chucknormie
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*** Twitch chat's seal of approval for a good play is "GOD (player name)". Likewise, "BOT (player name)" refers to a bad play (referencing the ArtificialStupidity of CSGO's bots).

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*** Twitch chat's seal of approval for a good play is "GOD (player name)". Likewise, "BOT (player name)" refers to a bad play (referencing the ArtificialStupidity of CSGO's bots). It started with NiP's allu, and took off from there.


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*** KennyS said that [[https://www.reddit.com/r/.../4ehhfr/kennys_our_biggest_issue_was_with_kioshima/ "Kio was the problem"]] after EnVyUs dropped k1oShiMa for DEVIL. The phrase has since become spammed whenever a struggling team performs better after replacing one of their players, in the form of "(replaced player) was the problem"
12th Jan '17 7:21:23 PM steam66
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** The Terrorist-only TEC-9 pistol for the same reasons as the CZ along with a high magazine capacity and low recoil on the move. Players often refer to this gun as the [[FanNickname "REKT-9"]]. Like the AK-47, it is often picked up by Counter-Terrorists if they're able to kill a Terrorist wielding it while some prefer sticking with the [=Five-SeveN.=] It has been nerfed to have lower magazine capacity (from 32 to 24) and range, but it's still the best option for eco rushes.

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** The Terrorist-only TEC-9 pistol for the same reasons as the CZ along with a high magazine capacity and low recoil on the move. Players often refer to this gun as the [[FanNickname "REKT-9"]]."REKT-9"]], and players who stick to it are sometimes derisively referred to as [[BlackComedy "Klebolds"]]. Like the AK-47, it is often picked up by Counter-Terrorists if they're able to kill a Terrorist wielding it while some prefer sticking with the [=Five-SeveN.=] It has been nerfed to have lower magazine capacity (from 32 to 24) and range, but it's still the best option for eco rushes.
12th Jan '17 7:17:38 PM steam66
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** God help you if you wander in on a thread after buying Global Offensive and proclaim it's the "best" CS game. You will likely be the target of a manhunt by a large part of the Counter-Strike community.



* [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment of Awesome]]: The Anarchists, a bunch of dumbass kids, can kick the asses of the FBI.

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* [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment of Awesome]]: The Anarchists, a bunch of dumbass kids, young adults and teenagers nonetheless sticking to their plans and putting a brave face on it, can kick the asses of the FBI.fully-trained FBI agents.


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** The AWP has achieved legendary status as the very incarnation of this. Either it's a balanced one-hit-kill sniper rifle that costs much, restricts its user's movement, pays out little, and rewards thinking intelligently about your position over mindlessly rushing and practicing spray patterns, or it's a broken gun that makes the game borderline unplayable, capable of instantly killing you from across the map and only used by braindead players who can only point and click to win. It's telling that the latter opinion is often prevalent among beginning players frequenting pubs, due to their tendency to run through open killzones and corners without a second thought.
9th Jan '17 2:21:36 PM chucknormie
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* MemeticMolester: Russian player [[http://wiki.teamliquid.net/counterstrike/Dosia Dosia]] has been lovingly dubbed the "Sex God" by HLTV and Twitch.


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** From the professional/streaming scene:
*** Due to the perception of North American CS as being subpar when compared to European, any failed grenade will usually be referred to as a NA Nade/Smoke/Flash/Molly. This has even extended past grenades to other things like strategies and spray control. Similarily, a well-placed grenade will usually be referred to as "EU".
*** Getting a kill with a grenade is referred to as a "Kobe".
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFGpLdGEL9k Hiko's inhuman reactions]].
*** Current Fnatic player Olofmeister will always be known as "Boostmeister" thanks to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqB95s47f1w this play]].
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb1mYkyMixs Summit1G dying to his own molotov]] has led to a kill with a molly being dubbed a 1G. It even got popular enough to get its own BetterTwitchTV global emote.
*** Twitch chat's seal of approval for a good play is "GOD (player name)". Likewise, "BOT (player name)" refers to a bad play (referencing the ArtificialStupidity of CSGO's bots).
*** MLG Columbus 2016 featured a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0Yjo79w0_U commercial]] for G2 Esports player ScreaM's new line of mice, which used a piano music track, cinematic camera shots, and a melodramatic narration by ScreaM in his heavy French accent. "They talk about my one taps" has since become a meme related to the player.
*** DaZeD rants about [[EpicFail getting killed by]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBP-j6HXw2I Glawks!]]
*** Streamer and former pro m0eTV is [[BestKnownForTheFanservice better known for]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdKdz4_zJK0 his rages]] than his actual gameplay.
7th Jan '17 2:44:57 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: The Anarchists, a bunch of dumbass kids, can kick the asses of the FBI.

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment of Awesome]]: The Anarchists, a bunch of dumbass kids, can kick the asses of the FBI.
6th Jan '17 10:51:51 PM Meyers07TheTroper
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* LoveItOrHateIt: ''Counter Strike Nexon: Zombies''. It's liked for being a good free-to-play version of ''Counter Strike'', along with a somewhat amount of characters with {{fanservice}}, an ongoing ''Zombie Scenario'' storyline, and '''''HUGE''''' amounts of GunPorn. It also helps that it's on Steam, DLC included (with the starter pack being free, of course!). Others dislike it due to being a "[[BribingYourWayToVictory Pay To Win]]" game, along with the fact that the graphics have not aged well, and that they would [[FanonDiscontinuity rather forget about it]]. It doesn't help that it's been [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny done to death]]. Hell, it also earned a 61% from UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}.

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* LoveItOrHateIt: ''Counter Strike Nexon: Zombies''. It's liked for being a good free-to-play version of ''Counter Strike'', along with a somewhat amount of characters with {{fanservice}}, an ongoing ''Zombie Scenario'' storyline, and '''''HUGE''''' amounts of GunPorn. It also helps that it's on Steam, DLC included (with the starter pack and entire CS 1.6 content being free, of course!). Others dislike it due to being a "[[BribingYourWayToVictory Pay To Win]]" game, game with BlingBlingBang premium or temporary use weapons (that either had to be crafted with tedious grinding/item crafting or buying it outright, either directly or in random packs) that also have boosted damage and stats, along with the fact that the graphics have not aged well, well (it is a heavily modified CS 1.6), and that they would [[FanonDiscontinuity rather forget about it]]. It doesn't help that it's been [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny done to death]]. Hell, it also earned a 61% from UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}.
5th Jan '17 8:53:07 AM DeltaDart
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** YouTube might lead one to think that the only strategy of Russian players is to [[MemeticMutation buy P90 and rush B, сука блять!]]
6th Dec '16 9:36:12 AM chucknormie
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** The Terrorist-only TEC-9 pistol for the same reasons as the CZ along with a high magazine capacity and low recoil on the move. Players often refer to this gun as the [[FanNickname "REKT-9"]]. Like the AK-47, it is often picked up by Counter-Terrorists if they're able to kill a Terrorist wielding it while some prefer sticking with the [=Five-SeveN.=] It has been nerfed to have lower magazine capacity (from 32 to 24) and range, but it's still the best option for eco rushes.

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** The Terrorist-only TEC-9 pistol for the same reasons as the CZ along with a high magazine capacity and low recoil on the move. Players often refer to this gun as the [[FanNickname "REKT-9"]]. Like the AK-47, it is often picked up by Counter-Terrorists if they're able to kill a Terrorist wielding it while some prefer sticking with the [=Five-SeveN.=] It has been nerfed to have lower magazine capacity (from 32 to 24) and range, but it's still the best option for eco rushes.
** The P90: with its easy-to-use spray pattern, low movement penalty, and fast firing speed, it's a silver's worst nightmare. However, in higher levels, a rifle player can do much more damage to a P90 user in a shorter amount of time than the P90 can do to them, rendering it useless. It's jokingly called the ELO-90 sometimes to reference the community viewing it as a [[SkillGateCharacter Skill Gate Weapon]].
** Similar to the above, the auto-snipers are considered to be too easy to use, and with poorer-aim lower players, a spam of auto shots is enough to take even an awper down. However, at higher levels, an AWP outduels the auto-sniper every time. It does, however, have a few tiny specialized roles in competitive play, like shutting down buy round
rushes.
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