Video: How has CS:GO changed your life?
Pro players and talent talked about the profound impact the Valve shooter had on their lives.
When Counter-Strike: Global Offensive came out more than a decade ago, few could expect the competitive ecosystem the game was able to cultivate throughout its existence. What began as a simple first-person shooter grew into a global phenomenon that has given many people successful careers born out of passion.
As the era of CS:GO ended at IEM Sydney, HLTV spoke to several professional players and talent about CS:GO's impact on their lives.
Finn "karrigan" Andersen, Denis "electroNic" Sharipov, Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov, Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad, Nikola "NiKo" Kovač, Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski, Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer, Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski, Freya "Freya" Spiers, Johnny "JT" Theodosiou, Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken, David "frozen" Čerňanský, and Håkon "hallzerk" Fjærli all feature in the video and give their thoughts on the game's life-changing influence.