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the entire history of counter-strike explained

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The video traces the evolution of Counter-Strike from its origins as a Half-Life mod to the release of CS:GO, detailing the community's divided opinions on versions like 1.6 and Source. It discusses the dominance of players like rpk and the rise of teams like NiP, Fnatic, and Team Liquid. The video covers significant updates, controversies, player movements, and the impact of new games like Valorant. It highlights the success of players like Simple and Zyu, the competitive scene's evolution with super teams, and major tournaments. The video ends with a message of gratitude to viewers for their support.

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The Counter-Strike community was divided between versions 1.6 and Source, arguing over superiority.
01:07
This debate lasted for 7 years until the introduction of a new version, Counter-Strike three, in 2011.
Counter-Strike originated as a mod created by Gooseman and Jess Cliff on the original Half-Life game.
Cliff's role as the announcer and Gooseman's dedication led to the release of Counter-Strike beta 1.0 in 1999.
Initially, the game only featured hostage rescue missions.
Evolution of Counter-Strike from beta 4.0 to 1.6 and Valve's role in development.
03:44
Release of Counter-Strike 1.0 and 1.6, showcasing the game's progress.
Gooseman's satisfaction with his dream job at Valve, working on Counter-Strike.
Denial of plans for Counter-Strike 2, leading to the release of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, which was poorly received.
Improvement in graphics and gameplay with the release of Counter-Strike: Source.
Negative reception of Source compared to 1.6 in esports community.
05:00
Source criticized for poor execution, lack of movement, and spray mechanics.
Valve's Dynamic Weapon Pricing introduced in Source was unsuccessful.
Despite Source's flaws, 1.6 remained dominant in tournaments with larger prize pools.
European teams, especially from Eastern Europe, excelled in 1.6, featuring talent from Brazil, Sweden, Poland, and the United States.
Overview of rpk's dominance in Source tournaments and earnings.
08:35
rpk won 47 out of 56 tournaments in Source but was not among the top earners due to bias in events.
In 2010, hltv introduced a rating system for top players, becoming a key resource for Esports news and match coverage.
Detailed breakdown of the top 20 players in 1.6 was provided, but not for Source players.
Prize pools fluctuated due to events like the 2007 housing crisis, and a major patch in 2011 failed to revive Source's competitive scene.
Transition from Counterstrike 1.6 and Source to CS:GO.
09:31
Despite initial negative feedback, CS:GO steadily improved, leading players to continue playing 1.6 and Source.
Tournaments for 1.6 and Source continued until late 2012, with CS:GO dominating the community upon release.
The last major event for 1.6 was in March, with CS:GO's influence growing rapidly.
Introduction of Enlisted, a squad-based FPS game with unique weapons, tanks, and aircraft.
Contrasting playstyles between 1.6 and Source players in CS:GO.
12:35
1.6 players focus on tactical gameplay and slower pace, while Source players are known for flashy and mechanical skills.
Notable players representing each style include Get Right for 1.6 and ScreaM for Source.
The differences in playstyles influenced the competitive scene, with teams like NiP dominating early CS:GO tournaments.
NiP's rivalry with French Squad VAR games highlighted the clash between 1.6 and Source players, with NiP's 87-0 win streak solidifying their iconic status in the CS:GO community.
Updates to Counter-Strike included new maps, bug fixes, and weapon skins, with a Swedish team winning the first CSGO major in 2013.
14:45
The game introduced features like gift boxes and skin drops, along with Dreamhack winner 2013 and Operation Bravo updates.
Controversy arose in 2014 with the addition of the Cy for $400 gun, but the game continued to see significant updates like stickers, Operation Phoenix Breakout, and Vanguard Cash.
The year also witnessed bans on players for skin gambling, with various teams achieving success in tournaments.
Cloud9's roster changes and challenges in late 2014.
16:01
Heo was the only non-banned player from HLTV's top 20 in Cloud9's roster.
Heo's departure led to the addition of Shazam to the team.
Valve faced copyright issues with the Howl skin, making it the first Contraband item in 2015.
The era witnessed the popularity of streaming among professional players like shroud.
Highlights of the CS:GO community evolution.
18:00
Fnatic's rise, major op update, R8 pistol and shadow dagger knives introduced, and Esports prize money growth discussed.
Team Liquid's success with player s1mple mentioned, known for toxic behavior but excelling in Counter Strike.
The segment focuses on changes and developments in the CS:GO community during the specified period.
Highlights of MLG Columbus 2016 CS:GO Tournament.
21:50
Liquid had an impressive run in the tournament, with Simple carrying the team to the semi-finals.
Coldzera's iconic play was immortalized in the game with graffiti.
Simple left Liquid at 18 to be with his family, showcasing dedication and talent.
The event signaled the rise of the next generation of CS players.
Simple's journey in Counter-Strike highlighted his ability to perform under pressure and carry his team.
22:34
Simple excelled with a career rating of 0.92 after replacing Zeus on Na'Vi.
In 2017, SK won eight tournaments and was ranked as the best team in the world, marking a new era in Counter-Strike.
The year saw upsets, including Cloud9's struggles and Astralis emerging as a dominant force in the competitive scene.
Updates like operation Hydra and a dust 2 rework set the stage for a dynamic year in esports.
Major changes in the CS:GO scene in the year.
24:31
SK and FaZe built super teams, Astralis eliminated by FaZe in multiple tournaments, and the iBuyPower players received an unban from ESL.
NIP won a significant tournament in Oakland, marking a final stand for the old guard of Counter-Strike.
Cloud9 made a surprising comeback to win the ELEAGUE Major in 2018.
Players like shroud and nothing were crucial to Cloud9's success.
Overview of CS:GO Teams and Players.
26:21
Discussion on FaZe, Cloud9, and Astralis, highlighting rise and fall of lineups, player retirements, and team changes.
Notable achievements like NCS winning first major championship and Simple dominating competitions.
Evolution of the game including updates, map changes, and introduction of new features like Shattered Web campaign mode.
Community reactions to developments such as removal of Cash and addition of Vertigo.
Rise of Zyu and Team Liquid with Stewie 2K.
29:07
Zyu, a 19-year-old Counter-Strike player, gained fame with Vitality for exceptional skill.
Team Liquid achieved success with Stewie 2K, winning multiple tournaments and an Intel Grand Slam.
Performance declined after losing to Astralis at a major event.
Global pandemic in 2020 disrupted offline events, leading to player migration to Valorant, including veteran players like Scream.
Lack of updates in Counter-Strike and introduction of unranked matchmaking after 9 years.
32:22
Simple showcasing dominance in esports competitions.
Simple earning the nickname 'The Undertaker' at IM cologne event.
Simple aiming to win a major championship to solidify legacy.
Nico's struggles in Counter-Strike despite being known as the best rifler.
33:11
Simple's rise to dominance and winning his first major.
FaZe winning a major in 2022 without Nico.
Valve's changes in CS2 and release of new cases in 2023.
Eventful final year of CS2 with a major held in Paris.
Zyu wins first major championship and MVP with poetic significance.
35:14
Counter-Strike competitive with Vitality and G2 winning tournaments.
Young player Don accused of cheating but shows promising talent.
Simple joins Falcons temporarily, Dupri won't play in upcoming major after winning five in history.
Zwy continues dominance.
Video creator acknowledges missing some events and updates, encourages feedback and suggestions.
Thanks sponsors for support, promotes free gameplay offer with bonuses for new PC players.
Conclusion of the video segment.
37:04
The speaker thanks viewers for watching and values their presence.
Audience appreciation and wishes for peace are expressed.
Content is wrapped up on a positive note.