Counter-Strike: Source Esports

Counter-Strike: Source

Release Date:
Prize Money Awarded:
$3,113,222.29 From 331 Tournaments
Recorded Date Range:
2005-02-05 to

Counter-Strike: Source (shortened to CS:S or simply referred to as Source) is a tactical first-person shooter developed by Valve Corporation and Turtle Rock Studios, based on the Half-Life mod-turned-retail game Half-Life: Counter-Strike. It was released together with Half-Life 2 to debut the Source engine, as implied by its title. The game pits a team of counter-terrorists against a team of terrorists in a series of rounds. Each round is won by either completing the mission objective or eliminating the opposing force.

Upon release of the game, Counter-Strike: Source was criticized for its larger hit boxes, random spray patterns and physics, lowering the skill cap and making it an easier game to play. Many players chose to continue playing Counter-Strike 1.6 and much of the competitive Counter-Strike scene revolved around that, but Counter-Strike: Source had its own following, albeit on a much smaller scale. When Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was released, the Source community transitioned immediately to the new game.

Top Players

 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Game)
1.United Kingdom RattlesnKSam Gawn$76,962.70
2.United Kingdom ptPete Wright$68,511.33
3.Canada GrtGarett Bambrough$66,700.00
4.United Kingdom wilzOOOJames Wilson$65,759.60
5.United Kingdom MangiacapraMarc Mangiacapra$65,584.82
6.United Kingdom wEZElliot Welsh$59,319.21
7.Canada shaGuarGriffin Benger$54,700.00
8.Canada bl00dsh0tMatt Stevenson$52,850.00
9.Canada LaRiPasha Lari$52,850.00
10.United States tr1pCorey Dodd$50,700.00
11.France RpKCédric Guipouy$36,988.73
12.United States Warmach1neLaurent Keoula$35,208.33
13.United States clowNYazan Ammari$34,786.66
14.Belgium Ex6TenZKévin Droolans$31,795.04
15.United States mOEMohamad Assad$31,123.76
16.France SmithZzEdouard Dubourdeaux$29,810.55
17.United States DevourSam Chamma$27,900.00
18.United States RamboRonald Kim$25,616.66
19.France NBKNathan Schmitt$24,792.06
20.United States DominatorJosh Sievers$24,000.00
21.France RegnaMLoïc Péron$23,992.95
22.United States daffstaChad White$23,900.00
23.United States MasternookMark Torrez$23,900.00
24.United States s0nNyHoang Tran$23,200.00
25.United Kingdom HughsyLewis Hughes$21,186.10

Online/LAN Breakdown

LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$240,456.267.72%


» Counter-Strike: Global Offensive-$159,197,399.04
» CrossFire-$18,039,189.01
» Counter-Strike-$10,482,838.37
» StarCraft: Brood War-$4,442,693.39
» WarCraft III-$3,191,678.22
» Call of Duty: Black Ops 2+$1,634,083.04
» Quake III Arena+$1,915,116.27
» Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3+$1,952,406.63
» Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare+$2,687,813.02
» Call of Duty: Black Ops+$2,737,428.81

Top Countries

 Country NamePrize Money
1.United States United States$748,374.21
2.United Kingdom United Kingdom$565,369.74
3.Canada Canada$323,851.53
4.France France$308,732.88
5.Germany Germany$248,201.04
6.Denmark Denmark$153,440.39
7.Sweden Sweden$138,113.17
8.Finland Finland$85,826.83
9.Netherlands Netherlands$79,681.61
10.Russian Federation Russian Federation$57,499.81

Other Notable Players

The following players may not have necessarily competed in this game, but have contributed to the competitive scene in other ways.

United Kingdom ReDeYePaul ChalonerCommentator, Host