Online bookmaker Betway and tournament organiser Blast are challenging the esports community to claim gold with four Olympic-themed challenges on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO).
The Spring Games will be familiar to some – fans will have seen these maps in action before on the Blast Premier YouTube and Twitch channel, racking up millions of views.
Competing on the maps, gamers will have their ability, composure and movement put to the test, with the highest overall scorer being crowned the winner and given the coveted Betway x Blast golden medal.
This follows the success of the Fall Games, where thousands watched and competed as they tried to beat their favourite CSGO pros score.
Challenge 1 will see players test their agility as they take on the Hurdles in a bid to be the last gamer standing. Next, Surf will test their experience and ability to ride the wave, while Challenge 3 will make sure they are steady on their feet as they compete in Glass Floor. Finally, Competitive Tag will set the winner from the losers, as players vie to record the least amount of time-tagged.
You can watch pro players dev1ce, sh1ro, blamef and Xantares attempting the Surf map here:
Adam Savinson, on behalf of esports at Betway, said: “The Betway Spring Games is the latest addition to the ever-growing portfolio of Counter-Strike maps produced by Betway. The maps are a unique way Betway can engage CSGO fans and have become a staple within the community.
“The reception and popularity of the maps has been incredible. We’re proud to be able to continue to innovate in a game that has been around for over 22 years and have already started on planning the next one!”
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.