Counter-Strike has come a long, long way from its beginnings as a mod for half life. It’s easily one of the best-known first-person shooter (FPS) games of all time and one of its main games, Counter:Strike Global Offensiveis undoubtedly one of the most popular eSports games today.
It has been more than 20 years since Counter-Strike was born, and it’s probably no surprise that it’s listed in the Guinness World Records. In fact, let us tell you about five Guinness World Records linked to Counter-Strike that you may not know.
Highest Paying Counter-Strike Country
This one might not surprise anyone Counter-Strike fan who pays attention to where tournaments and other in-game events usually take place.
Guinness World Records Highest Earning Person Counter-Strike country around the world is none other than Sweden. As of March 8, 2017, the European country has earned $2,733,810 from Counter-Strike events.
If you’re wondering which country comes second, it’s another European country. If you think it’s Germany, you’re absolutely right.
First gaming clan represented by a sports agent
Despite the huge popularity of eSports today, many will still say that eSports isn’t really sports. Well, if that wasn’t the case, the gaming clans wouldn’t be represented by sports agents, would they? In fact, a sports agent represented a clan of players as early as 2005.
According to Guinness World Records, Swedish gambling clan Ninjas in Pajamas was represented by sports agent Johan Strömberg, who has also represented football and hockey athletes in the European country.
First Random Drug Test at an eSports Tournament
Believe it or not, there is even a recording of when the first-ever random drug test at an eSports tournament took place.
On August 23, 2015, the first-ever random doping test in an eSports tournament took place at the ESL One Cologne 2015 Finals. “The program was undertaken in partnership with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the National Antidoping German Agentur (NADA), notes the Guinness World Records.
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Most eSports tournaments for a shooter video game
Counter-StrikeMore precisely Counter-Strike: Global Offensiveholds the world for most eSports tournaments for a shooter video game.
Guinness World Records notes that as of March 7, 2017, the game has had a total of 2,157 professional tournaments.
Most Played Counter-Strike Map
Here’s another world record that might not surprise anyone Counter-Strike player. Most Played Counter-Strike map is none other than de_dust, in other words simply Dust. The map was designed by Dave Johnston, who was only 16 at the time.
“Then just 16, Johnston based Dust’s Middle Eastern theme on screenshots of an ultimately unused map Valve Software was building for an early version of Team Fortress 2, using them as the basis for a looping figure of eight tunnels, catwalks and catwalks that provide captivating strategic variety,” states the Guinness World Records.
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