After having delayed the public BETA for their much awaited follow-up to the highly popular Counter-Strike series, Valve has released a 1 hour video featuring the Counter-Strike Global Offensive BETA.
The hour long video was taken from the Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge in New York last November 15th and it features the best from the US pegged against the best CS pro-gamers from Europe in an epic showmatch that ended with the European team going home with an Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition processor while the Americans settling for a BenQ gaming monitor.
The match ended 16-13 for the Europeans which consisted of cArn, GeT_RiGhT, trace, zonic, and lurppis. The US team was well represented as well with the likes of Ksharp, volcano, n0thing, fRoD, and Storm.
The footage is no doubt part of Valve’s strategy to get as much feedback as they can from the huge following of Counter-Strike to refine the much anticipated follow-up before its release.
The footage naturally went viral with a heap of comments from everyone, naturally mixed in polarity with notable negatives including something along the lines of CS-GO being a little short in terms of quality relative to what the FPS industry has become.
On the brighter side, the game is no doubt an improvement in terms of graphics and game play compared to its predecessors but will it be enough to put Counter-Strike near what they were back in the days when they pioneered FPS?