there is only one answer = markeloff era
2009-2011, it was the highest level of course as it was the latest meta of the game.
sk and fnatic . navi and esc gaming (virtus pro ) they have always been tier 1 team as well. fnatic era was towards end of the 1.6 so im not sure if it counts
cs 2003 - 2005 wasnt cs 1.6 was 1.3 or 1.5
2007-2011 besteresterest period in cs scene
I prefer the later years, anything 08+ was pretty. Was always competitive at the top between G5, mTw, fnatic, and eventually NaVi
2011 - 2012 was for me the best era
FX/again/ESC gaming was sick
relevant team: ESC Gaming, when NEO was a god
It was not exactly an era but look for Team 3D. They had the passion and the dedication for the game. They were all excited - as I would have been, had I watched their games back then.
2000 Cyberathlete Professional League Third
2002 Cyberathlete Professional League First
2003 Cyber X Games First
2003 Cyberathlete Professional League Third
2004 World Cyber Games First
2005 World Cyber Games First
2002-2005/2006 was the best era for the original CS. It was quite top heavy in terms of top teams but there was something about the newness of the whole gaming thing finally becoming big. Plus organizations weren't so wide spread yet so it had a feeling of being a tighter knit community with knowing more of the players.
Old Epsilon roster with GMX, Uzziii, fxy0, sf and that one guy i forgot who he was xD
2005-2006 when chinamen raped everyone
I would say towards the end because that's when Markeloff was the best and also that was when people had 10+ years of experience playing the game so the level of players was MUCH higher than in the early days.
Edit: Just so you know I'm talking about 2009-2011.
2006 was the best.
NiP with zet, spawn, walle, potti, ins, heaton
fnatic with f0rest and co
g5 with neo and co
best NA scene with coL
Danes in mTw/NoA
SK was decent too
After that CGS came out and destroyed a lot of good players (zet, frod).
2009 to the end was great too but was pretty much fnatic, SK (f0rest/GTR), g5 (neo), and navi....
1.6 was really high after 2005,
especially 2006-2009 were crazy years.
2004 - 2005 year was the best. Especially the summer and winter CPL's.
Guys didn't play 'to stream' or fat contracts.
Some of the names in the 2005 CPL Winter event
SK, NiP, Astralis, Team 3D, fnatic, g3x, complexity, mTw, Lunatic-Hai, MiBR, Mousesports, Evil Genuises, 4Kings, Begrip, United 5.
S1mple era will always be the best
asking 16 years old kids about eras lol.
most here were born after 2000.
wtf is this question
Real Golden Five Era
TaZ, Neo, Kuben, Loord, Luq / Pasha after
2004-2007 was pretty dank. All of the top 5-7 teams in the world were capable of winning events or making finals runs during these years. There was also at least one Asian roster that could cause Bo1 upsets and make brackets interesting in 2006 and 2007.
edward zeus markeloff starix ceh9
alternate aTTax did some real nutty shit for a while, basically invented the pop flash and dominated with it for 5/6 months but were so strategically ahead the skill gap was just enormous.
Lunatic Hai from Korea came out of nowhere for a while, really drilled us all with eastern cs, nobody had ever seen anything like it, literal bots with hacks, well worth looking back at some of their inferno demos for 1.6
4Kings when they were coming up against SK quite regularly was always excellent viewing, they were like Man Utd for a while, drafting in all the best players to try and tip them over the edge, Goodfella, DarK, elemeNt, natu etc
The french side emuLate i think it was called got a bit firey for a while, really shit on everyone, just looked like complete hacks but was the foundation for the birth of the modern french scene, again worth watching.
EYEBALLERS, say no more, CPL Final Winter 2004 NoA vs EyeBallers
They're some of the things I'd take a look at if I didn't know 1.6 too well. I could give you much greater known examples.
2006-2007 was amazing
A lot of good teams fighting for the championships
2008 - mTw era (Sunde top1)
2009 - fnatic era (f0rest and GTR best duo for me)
2010 - Na’Vi era (the most dominance era, markeloff unstoppable)
1.3 to 1.5 its sk.swe
If GO came out in 2014 how come there was a major in 2013???
expected from baguette
Infumee era was the best by far ..i remember once ..in a major final..last round ..had no bullets in his ak47 ..he lost his knife and had to kill all ct team with his bare hands ..fantastic
neo vs forest era.
many insane rounds and many 1v1's... it was sick
beta 1 when the scene was full of nice people and not u retards
era when navi used to win shit
Na'Vi were the best in CS 1.6
The best era was when I was about to go pro and 1.6 died
fnatic - cArn dsn pita delpan xist
Lions - niko gux FYRR73 kHRYSTAL threat
FX - neo taz pasha loord kuben
M5 - Dosia fox romjke ed1k xek
Na`Vi - markeloff edward zeus starix ceh9
SK - forest get_right face robban dennis
mtw - trace zonic minet ave arcadion
Winfakt - lurppis basic aslak nasu jigetus