Release Date:
Prize Money Awarded:
$10,782,917.35 From 577 Tournaments
Recorded Date Range:
2000-12-09 to

Counter-Strike (sometimes referred to as Half-Life: Counter-Strike or Counter-Strike 1.6, and shortened to CS) is a tactical first-person shooter developed by Valve Corporation, originating from a Half-Life mod by Minh "Gooseman" Le and Jess "Cliffe" Cliffe. The first public beta was released on June 19, 1999, the developers of the mod teamed up with Valve on April 12, 2000, and the game being completed and fully released to the public on November 8, 2000.

The game has been expanded into a series since its original release, which currently includes Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Counter-Strike: Source, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Counter-Strike pits a team of counter-terrorists against a team of terrorists in a series of rounds. Each round is won by either completing the mission objective or eliminating the opposing force.

The best Counter-Strike 1.6 players came from all around the world: MiBr from Brazil, multi-game teams WeMade FOX and eSTRO from Korea, North America's Team 3D and Evil Geniuses, but the top talent centered around Europe, with Swedish teams being the most dominant at the game.

Top Players

 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Game)
1.Sweden f0restPatrik Lindberg$190,736.63
2.Sweden cArnPatrik Sättermon$172,847.75
3.Sweden dsnHarley Örwall$169,091.65
4.Poland neoFilip Kubski$138,045.28
5.Poland TaZWiktor Wojtas$136,085.28
6.Sweden RobbaNRobert Dahlström$128,811.05
7.Poland LoordMariusz Cybulski$123,877.05
8.Poland kubenJakub Gurczyński$122,830.13
9.Denmark zonicDanny Sørensen$113,865.14
10.Sweden walleDennis Wallenberg$106,195.90
11.Sweden GeT_RiGhTChristopher Alesund$101,881.46
12.Denmark aveAlexander Holdt$96,885.39
13.Germany KapioNavid Javadi$95,928.89
14.Ukraine EdwardIoann Sukharev$95,822.54
15.Ukraine ZeusDaniil Teslenko$93,320.60
16.Poland LUqŁukasz Wnęk$93,247.25
17.Sweden TentpoleKristoffer Nordlund$88,844.90
18.Ukraine starixSergey Ishuk$88,642.06
19.Germany tixoManuel Makohl$85,200.58
20.Sweden ArchiOscar Torgersen$85,199.89
21.Sweden insOskar Holm$83,476.64
22.Austria goreFranz Burghardt$82,345.63
23.Ukraine markeloffYegor Markelov$80,524.01
24.Sweden allenJimmy Allen$79,803.69
25.Ukraine ceh9Arseniy Trynozhenko$78,779.76

Online/LAN Breakdown

LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$185,098.291.72%


» Counter-Strike: Global Offensive-$26,372,568.77
» StarCraft: Brood War+$3,668,832.27
» WarCraft III+$6,094,387.17
» World of WarCraft+$7,695,079.74
» Heroes of Newerth+$7,990,749.91
» Counter-Strike: Source+$8,355,712.73
» CrossFire+$8,930,421.80
» Halo 3+$8,950,837.95
» Halo 2+$9,293,554.88
» Quake III Arena+$9,645,901.49

Top Countries

 Country NamePrize Money
1.Sweden Sweden$2,733,810.21
2.Germany Germany$1,184,388.71
3.United States United States$1,069,438.67
4.Denmark Denmark$980,828.58
5.Poland Poland$705,241.15
6.Ukraine Ukraine$595,255.24
7.Russian Federation Russian Federation$419,491.08
8.Norway Norway$409,625.39
9.France France$393,206.88
10.China China$385,595.10

Other Notable Players

The following players may not have necessarily competed in this game, but have contributed to the competitive scene in other ways.

United States SirScootsScott SmithContent Creator