Counter-Strike Global Offensive or CS:GO is one of the most popular first-person shooter (FPS) games today. It was well-received by millions of gamers that it became a staple in esports. There have been many esports athletes and teams that made their names in various CS:GO tournaments globally, making brand new fans and drawing esports bettors to engage in making wagers in during the multiple tournaments held annually.

This game is the latest version of the world-renowned FPS franchise Counter-Strike. It was released in August 2012 and is available to play in Windows, OS X, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Years later, it became one of the esports royalties that gamers and fans have fallen in love with.

The game’s been out for public consumption for almost a decade, but believe it, or not there are stuff that many still don’t know about it. We can’t know everything about a video game, but if you’re a pro gamer or an avid bettor, knowing more about the game you like won’t hurt. To tell you about these facts, here are interesting things you didn’t know about CS:GO.

You can disable messages

One of the annoying things that commonly happens during gameplay is the barrage of troll messages and spam that you can receive. It can get distracting at times and can put you out of focus. Good thing, you can disable messages while playing.

Yes, the game has the option of disabling messages, but you won’t see it in the settings or at the chatbox. You can disable messages  by entering “IGNOREMSG.” Just like that, you won’t be receiving messages from anyone in-game while you’re playing.

Skins and competitive mode weren’t available in the first version

Gamers that have been playing CS:GO for a while probably can’t imagine playing without skins and competitive mode. These are two aspects of the game that largely contributed to bringing the game to the main stage of esports. Skins are also influential in esports betting, as it’s one of the most in-demand non-money prizes aside from items. Large skin markets include CS:GO betting Philippines, among others in Asia and North America.

When CS:GO was released, none of those were in the game. It was just a simple FPS game until its developers decided to add these features to spice it up, something that gamers were definitely grateful for.

Finding bombs in smoke is easier with the tutorial

One of the objectives that you need to attain when you play as a Counter-Terrorist. This can be quite the challenge, especially when playing against a well-coordinated Terrorist squad. Thankfully, there’s a trick that you can do to make things easier for you and your team.

In CS:GO, if the bomb is located somewhere there’s smoke, you can find it using the tutorials. Keep the tutorials on, and you’ll be able to locate the bomb in smoke quickly.

You can get money from the overpass ATM

There’s a map in CS:GO where you can gain some easy money. There’s a bank in the Overpass map that you can rob to get money. You can pull out the cash from the ATM inside the TTL Bank with the “use” button. The bank is located at the A bombsite of the map.

Wall graffiti

There is an artwork in the game that celebrates memorable CS:GO moments in esports tournaments. These are dedicated to amazing pros and matches that deserve to be remembered. You can see these graffiti art located in different locations on the game maps.


If you’ve been a gamer for a long time, then you’re aware that some developers like to place “Easter eggs” in games, and there are also stories that are part of its history. It’s quite impressive what you can learn about your favorite video games, especially if you know where to look.