The Counter-Strike Community Continues To Inspire!

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The Counter-Strike community continues to inspire me with its most recent news of raising $250,000 for the DreamHack SteelSeries Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) Championship. Obviously it’s not as inspiring as it would be if it were raising money to save children across the world or something, but I really love how the Counter-Strike community is always there for each other. Don’t have a sponsor? That’s okay, let’s all just chip in $10 and bam – all of a sudden there’s $250,000 in a prize pool.

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The CS:GO crowd-funding initiative began several weeks ago with the release of The Arms Deal Update, which offers players in the community special in-game items. A portion of the sales revenue from those items is then placed into a tournament prize fund. Through this initiative, The 2013 DreamHack SteelSeries CS:GO Championship will be one of the largest cash awards in Counter-Strike’s history and the initiative is designed to help fuel prize pools at other upcoming CS:GO events.

Hosted in Jonkoping, Sweden, DreamHack is to date the world’s largest digital festival, and holds the official world record as world’s largest LAN party in the Guinness Book of Records.

For more information about CS:GO and the Arms Deal Update head over to the Update Page. You can also find out more information about the DreamHack Championship.

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Jeremy Reich

Jeremy Reich

Staff Writer
I am 36 years old and extremely passionate about video games. I've been playing video games daily since I was 5. It’s rare for me not to enjoy a game in particular.