Counter-strike: Global Offensive to feature ranked matchmaking

Tuesday, 30th August 2011 03:26 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The eSports friendly Counter-strike: Global offensive is all about skill, not RPG-like grinding for the advantage.

“The overriding thing about Counter-Strike is it’s about skill, and it’s about your abilities,” Valve’s Chet Faliszek told Destructoid.

“So when you jump into a game it’s not that hey, this guy you’re playing against has played a thousand more hours than you and has a bunch of new weapons that you don’t have, or some skill you haven’t earned yet. You have every thing he has and he has everything you have as the round starts.

“It’s all about skill and competition, and keeping that really pure, where you know if you got beat, it’s because that other guy was better than you, or that you made a mistake.”

Faliszek said Valve is emphasising ranked matchmaking based on skill, so players can always find an appropriate match.

“So if you are scared that it’s going to be that brutal, that you’re going to have you arse handed to you and you’ll have to walk away from it, remember that you’re going to be playing with the same skill as you,” he said.

“The best games are the games that are really close.”

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is expected next year, on Mac, PC, the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.



  1. YoungZer0

    Am I the only one who thinks that Counter Strike died a long, long time ago?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Ireland Michael

    @1 It’s just you. The game is still alive and kicking on the PC, and still hugely popular while many other titles have come and gone.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. YoungZer0

    @2: It’s popular for the people who grew up playing it. But in todays world, it’s pretty antique. I simply don’t see a chance for this game to matter to todays crowd of gamers.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Ireland Michael

    @3 Regardless of the age group, it’s still hugely popular. And I imagine it has to be maintaining some sort of regular influx of new players to keep that popularity going.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. YoungZer0

    @4: Have yet to see one of those people saying things like “Yeah, i left CoD/BF on my shelf just to start playing CS!”

    It’s dying, slowly yes, but it’s dying.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Yoshi

    @5 Please fuck off :) You’re as bad as these idiots who say “PC gaming is dying, consoles are getting so better”

    Top 5:

    38,836 - 58,208 Team Fortress 2
    36,891 - 61,830 Counter-Strike
    29,744 - 63,234 Counter-Strike: Source
    17,582 - 43,489 Deus Ex – Human Revolution
    15,825 - 32,243 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – Multiplayer


    #6 3 years ago
  7. kloud9

    #7 3 years ago
  8. kloud9

    @5 Why actually i did drop my xbox controller and those exact games and started play CS:source again

    #8 3 years ago

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