With all of the success that massive online game tournaments brought to Valve, they have been thinking about doing the same thing to Counter-Strike. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of Valve?s most priced MMO first-person shooter.
After the success of the DOTA 2 Tournament, a Counter-Strike:Global Offensive Tournament might be possible.
DOTA 2 is one of the most popular MMO games alongside League of Legends and Heartstone. With its popularity, it garnered a total of $10.7 million in prizes. Fans are totally eager to dish out cash, as 10,000 tickets were reportedly sold out in a mere hour. Valve?s eSports event took a new level and suddenly became one of the most spectacular events ?in the video game history. But the question that most people ask is, can this success be applicable to Counter-Strike as well?
According to an interview by Prodota.ru with Valve?s Erik Johnson:
?I don?t know if it would be called The International, but the guys working on Counter-Strike made a lot of progress on supporting the professional community around that game. We all work at the same company and share a lot of ideas, and given how successful this tournament [The International] has become I don?t see any reason why a lot of the same things couldn’t be applied directly to Counter-Strike.?
Valve does not have any comment regarding this interview. However, if fans will demand a tournament, they will probably dive in and organize a tournament.
Johnson made the statement based on the data shown on Valve?s digital platform, Steam. By far, DOTA 2 is the most popular game having a milestone of more than 8 million concurrent users. The next popular game goes to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and followed by Team Fortress 2.
Johnson believed that with his 14 years of expertise and experience with Counter-Strike, it would be possible to create a much bigger event that will be part of??video game history.