Memories of playing 1.6 cannot even compare with csgo. Talking with kids in school about cs, making plans to play comp games, lan parties etc. Dreamhack jönköping. So many memories.. I remember hearing in school about a kid in a lower class that he was like really good in cs so I went to challange him xD. But I suppose the newer generation of csgo players might have that same feelings we used to have playing 1.6 when we were young, probably minus the lan parties though :p
Cs 1.6 really was something special, everyone and their uncle was playing it and talking about it. It was huge. I know csgo is huge aswell but its not the same thing, it was like a cultural thing before. It was like mainstream but still grassroots.