Might be, might be... else they should have used a CET time right ;o ? Doubt it they will calculate it to europe time etc, so i think the beta will be up arround 9 o clock amsterdam/berlin time thats +1 GMT
lol, I was curious and checked the steam population statistics, and this is very surprising.
current vs. peak
2,768 3,098 Condition Zero
2,210 2,578 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Beta
so, this game doesn't come close to popularity like css and 1.6. This might indeed turn out to be another CS:CZ and flop big time, especially on the console. My guess is lack of advertising, especially in the console realm, cod players are going to stick to mind numbing cod.
edit: this is before the pre-orders I think, because some say they can't access csgo yet. let's see how many pre-ordered it and bought it, I'll check the stats in 3 hours, this will be interesting.
(as opposed to dota 2 players, they have 70,000 closed beta players, now that is something)
I hoped that I will play today in CS:GO. They said that CS:GO Beta will be on 14.08.2012. In my country is nearly 15th August... They should have thought about all countries or at least about more than one or two timezones.