Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO), is a popular first-person tactical shooting game released in August 2012. It is the fourth game of the Counter-Strike series developed by the teams of Valve Corporation and Hidden Path Entertainment.
The game comes with multiple advancements from its predecessor, and the most notable difference is its improved engine. Other improvements come in the form of a completely revamped UI, most weapons got a balance update, a user-friendly buy menu, and an advanced tutorial.
Also, the movement in CS 1.6 was more precise, that’s because the values are entirely different in CS: GO but let’s not forget that this article is not about comparing the two.
Those who do not know about the game much, it’s a game with a simple concept, i.e. battle between two teams. These two teams are terrorists (Ts) and counter-terrorists (CTs). CTs have to defend a bomb site, and Ts have to attack one. The one that succeeds in their mission wins the round. Also, if one team manages to eliminate all the members of the opposition, they win the round. Simple enough, right?
Players were not able to make a smooth transition from CS 1.6 to CS: GO and it was criticised as players were not very comfortable with the new gameplay. But after a lot of updates in the gameplay and maps, players are now settled with CS: GO (which is now mainstream).
Although this was not the only point for which Valve was criticised for. It’s regularly criticised for lower price money (capped at $250,000) for CS:GO than their other game, Dota 2. It was in 2016 when CS: GO witnessed its first $1 million tournament. Since then, things have been on the positive side and players have grown their income quite a lot. If you too want to earn through CS:GO, discover the best CSGO casino sites to play at.
Below is a list of top 20 CS: GO earners heading into 2020.
- Xyp9x ($1,744,921.90) – Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth (born September 11, 1995) is a Danish professional CS: GO player. He is the highest-earning member of the team Astralis, which is currently one of the best in the world.
dupreeh ($1,741,722.74) – Another member of the team Astralis and not very far behind Xyp9x, Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen (born March 26, 1993) is another Danish in the list. He’s been the backbone of the team since its inception.
dev1ce ($1,706,223.21) – Another Danish and an Astralis player in the list, Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz (born September 8, 1995). He is an AWPer for his team. He used to play games in his teenage years with his brother but was better at most of them. Soon, his talent was recognised, and soon he opted for professional gaming as his career.
gla1ve ($1,575,884.08) – Looks like there’s no stopping for team Astralis and at no. 4 is another Danish and their in-game leader Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander (born June 7, 1995).
These were the 4 players that top the charts. It seems like Astralis is killing it. Although team liquid is right behind them and below are the rest of the standings for 2019.