Because Counterstrike is an art that must be carefully defined + you do gain something, entertainment
you answered the question yourself no?
it's fun playing games, just because you have "thousands of hours" it doesn't mean you have no life. if you focus on one or two games it's no big deal to have many hours over the course of many years while still having social life etc.
people do what they enjoy. some people enjoy the grind and getting better. some people enjoy 10k hours of kz.
No one is getting RSI from csgo unless their hand posture is fucking atrovious. poor eye sight idk mine has always been shit. bad posture can be fixed.
btw this is like saying why do your hobbies? Just go outside and have fun that way
Oh you play csgo?
Why dont you csgo get some bitches instead😎😎
its fun like how people play basketball everyday but they wont be nba
Because it’s fun and and an escape after I’ve felt with the world all day. I used to want to go pro, deep downi know that If I dropped everything I was doing and grinded from this day on I maybe could but I think those days have passed
its a hobby i guess, people like it so they play it, no?
"I could have asked myself a similar question as I'm now close to 2000 hours but I'm doing it just for fun"
You answered your own question. gj.
Not everyone has friends and/or social skills
I just play because I like the game.
And this is one of the few forums that is still talking about the game, in other forums the cs go thread is almost dead, almost nobody talks about the game anymore.
So I guess people still come to talk about the game here and other topics incidentally
Personally i racked up a lot of hours in the last few years playing with friends from other cities that I can’t see otherwise
I mean don't even buy a PC then
i actually quit team based for a few years now and i dont play counter strike or any team based game at all...ive switched to better competitive games that are actually worth putting time into because you can actually success by playing them solo.i dont regret quitting cs at all and i dont plan on playing any team based games in the future!my only regret was i wished i play solo competitive games instead of team based games from the beginning.
all i learned from team based games:
-even when your good you will always be bad
-everyone thinks they are the best and they need to carry every game and have the best stats even in leagues
-creating teams all the time to find people is a hit or miss.
-trying to find serious teams is a hit or miss.
-everyones a complete douche bag and a toxic fuck
-it doesnt matter how good you are...you need to know people to get somewhere
-grinding pugs and playing mm systems to play with the pros is a bunch of bullshit and just a marketing scheme to get people to play on said services.
-also grinding pugs to perfect stats and get high ranks since csgo came out is probably the dumbiest shit to ever happen period.
-once teams and scrimming stopped being a thing and pugs took over.. i knew cs was dead to me.yea u can still scrim and make teams but majority of the people just want to pug.
Because CSGO is fun. I don't understand this question. Some straight single digit IQ question. You're not an intellectual, you're not catching people off guard and you don't have a point. Not everyone's goal is to become a pro. Some people may have had those aspirations but then realized that being a pro isn't all that's cracked up to be.
no energy to do shit, no friends, no life, its the funnest thing you can do in your room without moving
It seems some people have forgotten the purpose of videogames...
+1 I get frustrated every time i lose ( a lot) and then I want to go in corner and cry
and then the next day I really wanna play again, get fucked by enemies 3-4 ranks under me and then I cry again
This guy must be fun at parties. You're supposed to play videogames for FUN
i was really good player as a kid some t2 potencial by skill but no motivation obviously, by the way what top tier changes? if you not the leader of the team you not earning that much money just normal salary like any other job probably even less knowing you have to work 2x harder, nothing amazing happens when you top tier, i started playing cs again i can safely say its fun i missed it.
I have reached a place in cs most people dont reach, reached well above 3k elo (i think 3.6k) back when i was 15, played for a nice org but i realized i didnt like the work part of the game, team aspect.
i realized i play csgo to have fun. i'm in school right now, 3 years till university and it kills a lot of time for me in freetime.
and ive met very nice people from csgo.
Mostly addiction. And because there is just no game like cs. Same with left 4 dead and TF2. Although I like to play because I simply enjoy it. I can sit at home, get a drink or something and just relax. Of course I'm not a young shit anymore and have many real life responsibilities so I can't sit 100h/per two weeks just playink games. But I gotta say those days were nice..
not everything people do is for money. different people find entertainment at different things.
some people think cs go is entertaining
some people think hanging out, seeing the world, meeting new people, learning new things, etc. etc. etc. are entertaining.
i'd prefer playing video games, reading books and watching movies over hanging out, seeing the world, meeting new people, learning new things, etc. etc. etc. anyday, everyday.
i dont want to (and give a fuck about) meet new people. meeting more people = meeting more possible retards.
skill aside it doesnt make sense everywhere to pursue a pro career. In NA unless you play on a top 3 team you'll make more money at an entry level desk job
I enjoy getting better at the game because it is such a hard game and Im only 16 lol so I dont really have anything else to do besides school and friends. Im gonna grind this summer to try to get into fplc qualies
CS has so many things that I love about it, it's really hard to replace all of those.
I am someone who gets a lot of joy out of learning new things, even if it's something small. In CS there are always new things you can learn, be it an off angle or a pop flash there's always something to learn and improve on. I also really love the teamplay aspect of CS. So many things you can do with people and get creative with it. That can be a strat that required other people or just coordinated moves like double peeks etc... The possibilities are endless on that regard as well.
I've also met a lot of nice people through CS and gained more self confidence after talking with so many different people who appreciate me just the way I am. And overall with all of these things combined, it's probably the most fun I've had.
Then there's the fact that I'd like to at least try to go pro, so it even helps me keep myself busy and motivated towards something even if it's unlikely that I'll make it. At least I can still try and give it a chance. :)
Uh because they're having fun? You don't need to justify that.
Terrible argument my guy. Diseases and illnesses are rare and only hit an unlucky percentage just like any traditional sport.
Absolutely nothing wrong with putting thousands of hrs into CS whether its for fun OR trying to go pro.
I myself have 6000hrs and am 3.2k elo , i am playing super competitively and even open to the idea of going professional in this game if the right opportunities arrise in the future.
Do i have a life ? You may ask.
100% i do , i have plenty of other hobbies like play poker with my irl friends on fridays or doing tennis on Saturdays. Im not the best in terms of social skills but i still have friends that i regularly interact with. I go to a good school and my grades are overall good.
So whats the issue here ? I definitely don't feel like im wasting my life
tennis, golf, swimming, ping pong, and cs; all life time hobbies<3
Many life players here on world have clocked literally thousands of hours in the world yet absolute most of them earn zero from it and will never become a pro or play for a T1/T2 team.
Why do you continue grinding and literally wasting your life on something with seemingly no positive inside but instead you're getting a bad posture, RSI, poor eyesight and many other diseases?
Why don't you go play cs go instead? Play cs go, play cs go, play cs go, play cs go, etc. etc. etc.
I could have asked myself a similar question as I'm now close to 2000 hours living and doing it just for fun and these two kilohours are over the span of almost twenty years (starting with born). Yeah, I'm old, not sh1t about it.
What do you mean? Most people play games because it's fun and they enjoy it. That is a positive outcome already
they're no life losers who take video games (literally games made for entertaining children) seriously. You're supposed to have fun.
they will never gain something from it, except bad posture and sight problems they will always stay as losers social rejects.
I play CS on nights when I have nothing going on. I also like watching the matches when I have time. I don’t grind the game or want to be good. Anybody that hardcore grinds the game is usually pretty young
Because its fun doing it, i meet new swedish people that arent complete randoms i never see again, i play with friends and one day i might become a pro, im already pretty good.
This is like walking up to a kid playing soccer and telling them they're wasting their time because they'll never play professionally. You can have a goal to go pro, and still play for fun. At some point you need to be honest with yourself, and there are cases where the csgo hours are probably too much, but it's a game with infinite variation that does not have to be anything more than a game to anyone.
cuz CS is highly competetive game and that kind of games are hard to get bored of. u have almost unlimited potential to become better, gain elo/ranks etc. and that's pushing players to grind.
also ur arguments are braindead af, playing cs:go, even a lot, doesn't mean u don't have life or u gonna have health problems lmao. its all about balance and controlling urself
It's just fun to grind even if it doesnt lead anywhere its just fun to play with friends and its fun to make new friends on CS.
Dunno bout others but since day 1 I knew I'm not gonna be anything near the pro player, I didn't even know about the pro scene, when I found out, it didn't change a bit. I play for the stats, for the win count, for collections and collectibles. Right now though, I try to play for the company but it's hard to come by.
I play video games to have fun and enjoy with friends
I have never spent a penny on the game except for buying operation broken fang pass
And I play csgo 1-2 hours a day on weekdays and 3-4 hours on weekends
So yea I think I'm fine since I'm not addicted to grinding and become a pro
When I was a teenager many of my friends started drinking every weekend. This was fun for me maybe 2-3 times but then I just figured that yeah not for me. CS with my friends from neighbor towns was the option.
I got 3.5k hours on the game, and I've been playing it since 2014. That's 7 years and a few months.
When I do play the game, I almost always play at night on weekdays after I get back from wherever I am (usually between 9pm and 12am). When my day is finished.
Most of my playtime is on community servers like retakes, surf, bhop and stuff like that. I play for fun.
I also rack up about 100-150h on every operation cos I aim to finish all the missions and hope to get a good drop.
I have at least 150-200h afk.
My little brother spent a whole year playing demolition and casual with his friends (on my account because he didn't have the game yet).
So yes, I do have a lot of hours in the game, but I have spent significantly less time actually "playing" the game, than I have hours on steam. I am a pretty decent player, but I play only a few hours per week. Never wanted to, or thought of trying to become a pro or semi-pro. That's too much time and effort, and not a lot of time for friends and family, health, work, and a degree
When post nut clarity hits after you have wasted all your time in cs 🤣
people play chess forever
Not everyone remember, but while the matchamaking system was introduced, the game get much hype. in 2014 there weren't a lot of games where you could play 5v5 with random players from all over the world and in addition to such a popular game in which the so-called skill counts
For me personally, I play the game becouse I have nothing else to do. I'm just a true gamer, since 2006.
because its a game?
you can make this same argument about any game
"why have fun when you could be doing something meaningful"
I feel like most players have divorced parents, poor financial situation, addicted to the game, bad looks, no real life friends, social anxiety. For these is no way back in real life and its case for 50% players with 2k+ hrs.
I mean i have 5k hours in the span of 7 years, absolutely no problem having a social life.
I don't even play any other games.
15 years in cs and getting outfragged by 15year olds
Ur having fun, that's why. Life is not really all about achieving something.
you only live once you gotta make the best out of your life.
Not sure if bait and just trolling but
A - the goal of life is subjective, if someone wants to play games all their life then so be it. Who are you to say playing games is a worse hobby than knitting or some crap
B - people play games for fun (this should be obvious)
C - i personally have not felt any detriment, besides my eye sight maybe but my eyesight was bad before I had a computer
D - most people do not intend to go pro. They grind because they are either competitive at heart/enjoy competition, enjoy improving at something or just like to win
E - I’m sure there’s a lot of other things but w/e
Why do people football except the ones in the top leagues? It's dangerous after all. For FUN, for competition.
its probably habit/routine and they dont realize just how many hours they've aimlessly put into the game. Most probably only play CS and no other games.
Tell me where else in the world you'd be able to enjoy physics and gameplay like CS:GO. This becomes even more clear if you replace game with other games.
Because most players are 14-17yo teens. They will grow up and realise how useless gaming was.
Personally I have over 3000 hours in CS1.6. I stopped playing games at all because gaming doesn't feel fun anymore. And it's sad to realize how many useful things I was able to do in this 3000 hours
If you enjoy playing CS in your free time it's not bad at all. But like with anything balance is the key. If it degrades your quality of life then it's not healthy
I'm making money from reffing, and also I really enjoy playing this game: I play it a lot because it's fun
This is such an annoying question...... answer is: fun! It’s fun to play!!! You knew that too!!!
I used to enjoy playing but dont really anymore so i have more or less quit :()
So I can flex on my other friends who play csgo.
Real answer: idk.
I have around 1.7k hours over 5 years (majority idle though)
how is this game different from others? in other sports you can lose your health completely
Spend time playing
Enjoying your time
Why don’t you enjoy your time ?
Are you Fuck you?
i only play it for fun with my friends because we cant go outside now
cant wait to get my life back lol
no coz I only play with friends and it's hella fun
You can balance it, i have way too many hours and im shit, i don't want to be pro or care about being lvl10 on face it, i just have a lot of fun playing
still going to the gym and exercising, still going out and having fun, making friends, partying, and somehow meeting my now gf
only played it with friends never cared about the rank or learning smokes or other stuff
games are the new tv, you clock out 8-12 hours at work/school, come back home and dont have energy to do anything productive, its low effort entertainment
"Hang out, see the world, meet new people, learn new things"
that takes free time and money, most people don't have both