Counter-Strike: Source

Counter-Strike: Source

Release Date:
Prize Money Awarded:
$2,423,753.85 From 199 Tournaments
Recorded Date Range:
2005-07-06 to

Counter-Strike: Source (shortened to CS:S or simply referred to as Source) is a tactical first-person shooter developed by Valve Corporation and Turtle Rock Studios, based on the Half-Life mod-turned-retail game Half-Life: Counter-Strike. It was released together with Half-Life 2 to debut the Source engine, as implied by its title. The game 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.

Upon release of the game, Counter-Strike: Source was criticized for its larger hit boxes, random spray patterns and physics, lowering the skill cap and making it an easier game to play. Many players chose to continue playing Counter-Strike 1.6 and much of the competitive Counter-Strike scene revolved around that, but Counter-Strike: Source had its own following, albeit on a much smaller scale. When Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was released, the Source community transitioned immediately to the new game.

Top Players

 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Game)
1.United Kingdom RattlesnKSam Gawn$75,468.53
2.United Kingdom ptPete Wright$65,180.09
3.Canada GrtGarett Bambrough$65,000.00
4.United Kingdom wilzOOOJames Wilson$64,524.09
5.United Kingdom MangiacapraMarc Mangiacapra$64,513.73
6.United Kingdom wEZElliot Welsh$57,457.78
7.Canada LaRiPasha Lari$52,000.00
8.Canada shaGuarGriffin Benger$52,000.00
9.Canada StevensonJesse Stevenson$50,000.00
10.United States tr1pCorey Dodd$50,000.00
11.France RpKCédric Guipouy$31,899.43
12.Belgium Ex6TenZKévin Droolans$27,122.00
13.France SmithZzEdouard Dubourdeaux$24,322.86
14.United States DevourSam Chamma$23,900.00
15.United States daffstaChad White$22,000.00
16.United States MasternookMark Torrez$22,000.00
17.United States s0nNyHoang Tran$22,000.00
18.France NBKNathan Schmitt$21,625.78
19.United Kingdom HughsyLewis Hughes$18,435.38
20.United States DominatorJosh Sievers$18,000.00
21.France RegnaMLoïc Péron$17,516.58
22.Sweden FifflarenRobin Johansson$17,110.97
23.Sweden majkJoacim Kroon$17,110.97
24.United States Warmach1neLaurent Keoula$16,883.33
25.France shoxRichard Papillon$16,762.77

Online/LAN Breakdown

LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$107,188.244.42%


Top Countries

 Country NamePrize Money
1.United Kingdom United Kingdom$499,628.59
2.United States United States$413,970.42
3.Canada Canada$279,454.83
4.France France$216,715.70
5.Germany Germany$196,240.38
6.Sweden Sweden$115,897.04
7.Denmark Denmark$96,568.74
8.Netherlands Netherlands$55,002.46
9.Belgium Belgium$38,472.91
10.Finland Finland$35,736.67

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 Kingdom ReDeYePaul ChalonerCommentator, Host