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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in the Gaming Industry

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As you know, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of the most popular eSports out there, competing with the likes of League of Legends and Overwatch. But we also know that not everyone has the chance to become a professional CS: GO, player.

If we take a look on our platform,, we’ll see the reason why CS: GO players don’t necessarily aim for a professional career.

Besides playing the game or training to become a pro, players also have the chance to earn money via betting and case opening. While the latter is a bit of a controversial subject, it should be known that there are people out there that managed to round up a very nice profit through the opening of various cases.

Most of the Action Happens Behind the Scenes

While CS: GO is quite big on the eSports stage, it is safe to say that most of the game’s action happens behind the scenes. Why? Well, even YouTubers, as well as professional gamers, test their luck with a case opening session, hoping that they’ll score the big prize.

In our case – pun intended -, the big prize can be one of the rarest weapon skin in-game that we can either use or sell for a nice profit.

Of course, with a professional career come fame and glory, but with patience and an analytical mind come high profit and the satisfaction of winning.

How Does this Help the Gaming Industry?

Well, long story short, by opening cases or by betting on CS: GO matches, the game keeps on evolving and everything related to it gains revenue. For example, a YouTuber opened 500 Prisma cases, worth around $2,250.

Obviously, when opening cases, you do have to know which cases have the best prizes (such as Operation Hydra and Spectrum) and you also have to do your research before using a certain website – it is well known that there are some CS: GO case opening websites out there that are scamming their customers.

Then, after opening a couple of cases and getting some skins, you can sell them back on that website or redeem them to your Steam account and sell them on the Steam market.

The Bottom Line

In short, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is not all about competitive/professional play. Just as with any other regular sport, its fans turn to bet/case opening as well, in hopes of making a profit. You can learn more by clicking here.

After all, since there is money to be made from betting on football, why couldn’t you make money by betting on CS: GO or by trading skins, right? It’s up to you to decide how to play the moneymaking game, so to say – a professional career takes a long time to build, while betting/ case opening requires just a bit of a starting profit.

As mentioned before, you do have to know your things before engaging in such activities – namely, look for high return matches that you can bet on (which also have the best odds), or open only the cases with the best prizes.

These being said, even controversial, case opening and betting on CS: GO are part of the gaming industry and don’t look like they’re going away for the time being!