CS:GO Betting Tips & Match Previews

CS:GO is a popular first-person-shooter game that is played on the e-sports circuit.

The game is played around the world, and features in tournaments that are worth thousands in prize money for some of the best players around the world.

The current CS:GO champions are Team Vitality, who beat GamerLegion in Paris at the BLAST Paris Major 2023. They secured a 2-0 win to notch their firsy major triumph. 

The 2024 PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen 2024 will be the first major to take place in CS:GO 2, with this the newest iteration of the hugely popular game. 

There are always e-sports matches that bookmakers are trading markets on throughout the year, so keep checking back for updated CS:GO match previews and betting Tips.

CS:GO Live Streaming

Watch CS:GO live stream anywhere you can obtain an internet connection. Live streaming is a great way to watch eSports on your phone, iPad, tablet or computer.

You can watch live streams from a number of sites including:

  • Betting sites bet365 and Picklebet.
  • The official CS:GO channel on Twitch.
  • The official CS:GO channel on YouTube.

CS:GO Results

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CS:GO Tournament Fixtures

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CS:GO eSports Format

There are a number of CS:GO tournaments that are conducted all over the world each year, with competition at amateur and professional level. Some of these tournaments are organised by game developer Valve, while others are third party events. 

The CS:GO tournaments fall under the following categories:

  • Valve sponsored tournaments, also known as Majors. These tournaments feature the best teams in the world with prize pools often exceeded $1 million. 
  • S-tier tournaments, which were previously known as Premium tournaments. These are not sponsored by Valve, with third-party organisers organising them instead. 
  • A-tier tournaments offer decent prize pools that usually fall in the range of $100-$250k. They can act as qualifiers for the Majors or S-tier events. 
  • B-tier and C-tier tournaments.
  • Show matches or friendlies, where there is nothing at stake. 

Qualifying For CS:GO Tournaments

Before 2020, some teams that performed well at one Major would automatically appear at the next, while others had to compete through rankings tournaments. The current qualification route to the Majors is outlined below:

  • Regional Major Rankings (RMR's) determines a specific number of teams from each region. 
  • Teams compete at open or closer qualifiers depending on the region and will be put into RMR groups. 
  • There are tree regions (Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific). Each has their own number of seeds allocated to them, with 16 for Europe, 12 for the Americas and four for Asia. 
  • The Majors are divided into three stages. The Challengers Stage, the Legends Stage and the Champions Stage. The top eight teams from the RMR's qualify for the Legends while the next eight go to the Challengers, with the bottom eight Contenders. 
  • Each stage is conducted in a 16-team Swiss format and narrows groups down to just eight teams. 
  • The Champions Stage is effectively the playoffs, with the top eight teams battling in a single elimination knockout bracket to find the winner. 

Best CS:GO Teams

There are a number of different CS:GO teams that battle for supremacy. What makes the CS:GO scene so entertaining is the fact that not side has been able to enjoy complete domination. Recently, French-based team Natus Vincere has become a major player in the world of CS:GO, and they were ranked number one in the HLTV rankings for a record 56 weeks between 2021-2022. 

Below are the teams that have historically stood as the strongest at CS:GO Majors:

  • Astralis hold the record for most Major titles with four, with the first being ELEAGUE Major: Atlanta 2017 followed by three three back-to-back titles at the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019, FACEIT Major: London 2018, and IEM Katowice Major 2019.
  • Fnatic boasts three Major titles, winning the first ever DreamHack Winter 2013. They also won back-to-back ESL One Major titles in 2015, first at Cologne and then Katowice.
  • Outsiders, formerly known as Virtus.Pro, have won two Majors in their history. The first was the ESL Major Series One Katowice 2014, and most recently the IEM Rio Major 2022.

Aside from these, no other team has won a CS:GO Major more than once in their history. Here are the rest of them:

  • Team Vitality, BLAST Paris Major 2023 
  • Faze Clan, PGL Major Antwerp 2022
  • Natus Vincere, PGL Major Stockholm 2021
  • Cloud9, who became the only North American team to ever win a Major when they secured the ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018
  • Gambit Esports, PGL Major Kraków 2017
  • SK Gaming, ESL One: Cologne 2016
  • Luminosity Gaming, MLG Major Championship: Columbus 2016
  • Team EnvyUs, DreamHack Open Cluj⁠-⁠Napoca 2015
  • Team LDLC, DreamHack Winter 2014
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas, ESL One: Cologne 2014


What is CS:GO?

CS:GO is a multiplayer first-person-shooter game that is played on PC, Playstation and X-box.

Can I bet on CS:GO?

Yes, many professional matches between players are available to bet on, which is provided by most bookmakers.

How can I live stream CS:GO?

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