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Counter Strike Global Offensive Maps and Players

Updated on July 5, 2016

High Level Counter-Strike Rundown

Who are the players?

The players on any competitive Counter-Strike team are the most important part of an organization. The organization will only go as far as the players can take them. There are many top level organizations with top-of-the-line talent to go along with it. All teams include one or two star players that consistently show up for the team and are able to almost always have a good showing in a competitive match. To help a new player better understand what teams to look for and what players to watch in order to get a better at the game, I would like to list the various top level organizations as well as the players from each of these teams. I will also give a little rundown on what the role of the player is within each team.
For each team, there are five designated roles -- one for each player on the team.

  • In-Game Leader(IGL) -- This is the person on the team that is the "brains" of the operation. They are the ones that call the strategies that are going to be implemented in each round and throughout the match. They are the ones that make the calls for their team on where to go and what to do for each player in the lineup.
  • Entry Fragger -- This player is the one that enters into a particular area first. Their job is to get the opening kill or at the very least, as much information as possible for their team. This information generally includes how many players are playing a particular area and where they are. With this information, it is one the rest of the team to maneuver around in order to kill the enemy players.
  • Lurker -- The lurker position is a very important position within the team because it can change the round in the team's favor very quickly. The lurker lags behind the rest of the team in order to catch the enemy team rotating from their position to a new one; this allows the player to surprise the enemy and kill them, thus shifting the man advantage to his own team.
  • Support Rifler -- The support rifle position goes to the player that is the ultimate team player. They are the ones that use grenades in order to advance his team's own position. He sits behind the team and helps everyone else with what they are supposed to be doing in any given round.
  • Sniper -- The sniper position goes to the player that is the best on the team when it comes to using a sniper rifle. They sit far behind the team in order to take a range battle with an unsuspecting enemy target. The sniper rifles generally kill a player in one or two hits, making accuracy very important for the sniper position.

Top Ten Teams in the World

Luminosity

  • fnx (Support)
  • FalleN (Sniper/IGL) *
  • fer (Entry)
  • coldzera (Support) *
  • TACO (Lurker)

Natus Vincere

  • Edward (Support)
  • Zeus (IGL)
  • GuardiaN (Sniper) *
  • seized (Entry)
  • flamie (Support) *

NiP

  • f0rest (Support/Sniper) *
  • GeT_RighT (Lurker) *
  • Xizt (IGL)
  • friberg (Entry)
  • pyth (Sniper/Support)

fnatic

  • olofmeister (Entry) *
  • dennis (Support)
  • flusha (IGL) *
  • JW (Sniper)
  • KRIMZ (Support/Lurker)

G2

  • shox (Support) *
  • RpK (Support)
  • SmithZz (Sniper/IGL)
  • ScreaM (Entry) *
  • bodyy (Lurker)

Astralis

  • karrigan (IGL)
  • Xyp9x (Support)
  • dupreeh (Entry) *
  • device (Sniper) *
  • kjaerbye (Lurker)

Virtus.Pro

  • TaZ (IGL)
  • NEO (Sniper)
  • pashabiceps (Support) *
  • Snax (Support) *
  • byali (Entry)

EnvyUs

  • kennyS (Sniper) *
  • NBK- (Support) *
  • apEX (Entry)
  • Happy (IGL)
  • DEVIL (Support)

Immortals

  • hen1 (Sniper) *
  • lucas (Support)
  • boltz (IGL) *
  • felps (Lurker)
  • SHOOWTiME (Support)

Liquid

  • Hiko (Support) *
  • nitr0 (Support)
  • EliGE (Support)
  • JDM64^ (Sniper) *
  • Pimp (Entry/IGL)


* The star next to the player's name indicates that this is a player to watch in order to improve within Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. These are the players that are consistently the top performers for their respective teams and perform their in-game roles very well.


List of Competitive Counter-Strike Maps

Competitive Maps within Tournament Rotation --

Cache -
Cache is a custom bomb defusal map available for play both competitively and casually in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. This map was featured in Operation Bravo and in Operation Phoenix and with the introduction of Operation Breakout, it was released and became an official map of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Cobblestone -
Cobblestone is a custom bomb defusal map available for play both competitively and casually in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Cobblestone was featured in the Winter Offensive Steam update along with the map Overpass. It was also featured in the previous Counter-Strike games.

Inferno -
Inferno is a custom bomb defusal map available for play both competitively and casually in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Inferno was also featured in the earlier versions of Counter-Strike.

Overpass -
Overpass is a custom bomb defusal map available for play both competitively and casually in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Overpass was released with the Cobblestone update, as listed previously.

Dust2 -
Dust2 is a custom bomb defusal map available for play both competitively and casually in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It is the second map in the "Dust series." It is the most played map within the Counter-Strike universe.

Train -
Train is a custom bomb defusal map available for play both competitively and casually in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Train was featured in other iterations of Counter-Strike such as Counter-Strike: Source, the game that came out prior to Global Offensive.

Mirage -
Mirage is a custom bomb defusal map available for play both competitively and casually in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. This map was added to Global Offensive on June 6th, 2013 and is the first time being in the Counter-Strike series.

Nuke -
Nuke is a custom bomb defusal map available for play both competitively and casually in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. This map, much like Train, was featured in Counter-Strike and Counter-Strike: Source as an official map.

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