With the release of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) Beta just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to brush up on your betting skills. After all, you never know when you’ll need to make a wager on the outcome of a match.
While it’s always nice to walk away a winner, the true joy of betting is seeing your opponents eat those pesky coins and in-game units, which you so meticulously laid down. That’s right, in case you haven’t heard, CS:GO is a multiplayer first person shooter that pits two teams of terrorists versus two teams of counter-terrorists in a variety of modes.
It’s widely regarded as one of the best multiplayer shooters currently available, and it’s definitely on our list of top games for Android and iOS devices. Now is the perfect time to explore the amazing world of CS:GO betting, and we’ve got you covered.
Before you dive into the wonderful world of CS:GO betting, it’s important to note a few things. First, just like any other game, the results of matches can vary. Sometimes your team might be on top of their game, but most often it’s a case of one team totally outperforming the other. This is why it’s so important to watch the results of previous matches when placing bets. You never know when that one crucial turning point might come along which could tip the balance in your favor.
On the other hand, your opponents are also human and can make mistakes, just like you. This is why it’s essential to keep an eye on the fundamentals when betting. For example, if it’s a pistol round and your team member is packing an AK-47, but their bullet drop is off and they’re taking heavy damage, then it’s time to switch to a different class of weapon.
You’ll also find a map selector at the top of the screen which lets you toggle between the five included maps. The only difference is that, instead of selecting a team, you’ll be choosing a map along with the Nadesico Twins, Frakenstein, and Arctic Cold as your options.
- Arctic Cold (Pistol,SMG) – Designed by Retr0, inspired by the artwork of Ryan Orr, this is a popular map among fans because it features a beautiful aurora borealis-like effect when the sun starts to set beyond the mountain peaks. It also comes with interesting modifications such as the inclusion of craters from which you can launch grenades, and an icy pond where you can catch fish for your team’s nutrition.
- Frakenstein (Pistol,SMG) – This Austrian village map features a railroad which you can use to travel from one end of the village to the other. One of the reasons why Frakenstein is so popular is because it allows for some very strategic gameplay. For instance, you can use the railroad to push your opponents off the edge of a steep hill, and then level the ground, preventing them from ever being able to regain the upper hand.
- Nadesico Twins (Pistol,SMG) – These two maps were designed together as a tribute to Nineties Japanese anime. While both are fairly small and easy to navigate, the close proximity of the two maps makes for some very interesting gameplay. You’ll most often find yourself fighting for the control of a small structure that hangs over a river.
- Retr0 (Pistol,SMG) – This designer map is inspired by the artwork of Philippe Despont. It is set in the ruins of a French castle and is the largest map in the game with an overall size of 4 x 4 kilometers. It also features a few dynamic elements which can be interacted with. For example, there’s a small building near the top of the map that you can access and upgrade with the help of your teammates.
- Umbrella (Pistol,SMG) – This is a remake of the popular Team Fortress 2 map, The Jungle. The designer, Hukka, gave it a unique spin by adding in elements from his native Finland, including saunas, lakes, and snow. It also comes with a few interactive objects which you can use to your advantage. One such example is the explosive barrel which you can place at the base of the map and then use as a launch pad for your grenades.
- Valhalla (Pistol,SMG) – This is one of the most famous and iconic maps in the entire Counter-Strike franchise and it’s been included in every version of the game since the original 1998 release. It takes its name from the legendary Finnish winter festival where participants run around in frozen lakes, performing heroic acts and singing songs. If you love a good ol’ fashioned deathmatch, then this map is going to satiate your competitive spirit.
- Yggdrasil (Pistol,SMG) – This is an immersive, three dimensional forest occupied by fierce wildlife. It is one of the smaller maps in the game, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t packed with tactical possibilities. It is set on the fictional island of Drasil, which is based on the Celtic mythology, and you’ll be able to take down your enemies using both cunning and strength.
Modes Of Play
Now that you’re familiar with the basic concepts of betting in CS:GO, let’s take a quick look at the different modes of play available, along with their corresponding benefits and drawbacks.
The standard mode of play is Deathmatch. As the name would suggest, this is where you find yourself pitted against one another in a fight to the death. What’s great about this mode is that it’s totally free-form. There are no specific rules or objectives to achieve. You’re just given a gun and told to go ham.
One of the drawbacks to Deathmatch is that it’s the most basic form of gameplay available in CS:GO. It doesn’t offer much in the way of strategy or a structured challenge. This is why it doesn’t suit all players. If you’re looking to place wagers, then you might want to try out a mode of play that’s more conducive to that activity. Below we’ll run down the different options available and recommend one that suits you best.
This is the most basic form of deathmatch play, and it pits two teams of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) players against one another. The objective is simple: Kill your opponents and survive as long as you can. Naturally, this is the most populated mode in the game, since two teams of players can clash simultaneously.
The benefits of Team Deathmatch are obvious: It offers a variety of players the chance to test their skill against one another and place wagers in an organized, competitive environment. This is why it’s such a popular choice with teams.
The drawback to Team Deathmatch is that although it allows for much more competitive gameplay than standard Deathmatch, the more experienced players might still find it inferior to a regular game. After all, it doesn’t allow for the kind of strategy or tactics that a pro game does. This is why we recommend avoiding this mode if you’re a beginner or an amateur.
Capture The Flag
This Game Mode is all the rage these days. One team will try to defend a flag (usually a rectangle) that the other team is trying to steal. Naturally, the defenders try to protect the flag from being captured by the opposing team. In order to do this, the defending team must stop the opposing team from reaching the end of the map, while also being careful not to let the flag be stolen from them.
The benefits of Capture The Flag are that it adds a layer of strategy to the traditionally basic fight for survival. You’ll need to think long and hard about every decision you make in preparation for a match. This is why it’s so popular among gamers. It also gives you the chance to test your skills in a more strategized environment, which might suit you better if you’re looking to place wagers.
On the other hand, the drawback to this mode is that, like Team Deathmatch, it doesn’t allow for much flexibility when it comes to who you’re playing with. You’ll most often find yourself paired with someone you know in a team, so it doesn’t offer much in the way of variety. This mode also requires a lot of setup before each match, since the flag has to be placed in the right spot and the map has to be configured so that it’s visible to both teams.