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About CS:GO

Counter Strike Global Offensive (CS:GO) is a first-person, terrorism-themed shooter in which two teams of five players engage in a 45 minute battle.

CS:GO, the fourth edition of the series, is one of the most popular games ever. Monthly player totals regularly peak at around 750,000, however in March 2020 this figure was a whopping 1.5 million.

WIth such a big global following, more and more bookmakers are now offering Counter Strike betting odds along with a variety of Counter Strike free bets and CS GO betting offers for fans who like to bet on Counter Strike online.

eSports Free Bets

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Major Tournaments & Leagues

Counter-Strike’s legendary Esports status means that tournaments are held regularly in locations around the world. 

Here are some examples of the biggest ones and their organisers…


The most famous of all CS:GO tournaments, ESL One is generally held twice a year. Last year’s two locations were New York and Cologne and featured prize pools of £160,000 and £240,000 respectively.

ESL Pro League

From the same organisers, but in league form, these competitions are run across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. Winning teams of the continental competition pocket the lionshare of the £50,000 prize pot, while the best players qualify for the season finals, where prize pools can reach £500,000.

Blast Premier

These tournaments are held seasonally across the world and online. Last year’s winners FaZe Clan took home £240,000.

Counter Strike Free Bets

Luckily for Esports fans who don’t fancy getting stuck into the game, a growing number of sportsbooks now have some great CS GO betting offers for new users. 

Here at we have some of the best free bets offers to help you get involved in Counter Strike betting.

888sport are offering all new users £30 in free bets plus a £10 casino bonus when you bet your first £10.

bet365’s offer of up to £100 worth of betting credits to first-time bettors is perfect for CS GO betting novices.

The ever-reliable William Hill is also giving new users £30 in free bets when you deposit £10.

Upcoming Events

While some sportsbooks cover one-off online matches, the biggest sportsbooks generally only offer Counter Strike betting odds for the biggest tournaments. 

Here are some upcoming CS GO events for you to get your teeth into…

Blast Premier Spring Finals

Originally scheduled to take place in Moscow, the Blast Premier Spring Finals tournament will now be held online. Nevertheless, a prize pool of £400,000 ensures a high level of competition when it kicks off on June 15.

DreamHack Masters Spring 2020: Europe

The European edition of the DreamHack Masters tournament will begin on May 19 and feature the best players on the continent competing for £130,000.

ESL One:Rio 2020

Another tournament affected by the global pandemic, ESL One:Rio has been pushed back from May to November. The £1.6 million prize pot and the fact it’s this year’s only major mean stakes will be high.