Popular streaming platform Twitch has changed the name of CS:GO to Counter-Strike, leading fans to speculate that the long-awaited release of CS2 may be imminent. This change came at a time when Valve, the game’s creator, teased the upcoming release of CS2 on Twitter. Previously, Twitch displayed the full name of the game, “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive,” alongside the iconic CT agent image on a yellow and blue background. However, the platform has now shortened the name to simply Counter-Strike, leaving the image untouched. This change has excited fans, who speculate that Twitch may have insider knowledge about the upcoming CS2 and expect rewards for viewers after the release.
Additionally, players have noticed that the name CS2 has been updated on Twitch. Previously, it was named “Counter-Strike 2,” but now it is recognized as a beta test under the name “Counter-Strike 2: Limited Test.” This change has only further heightened the atmosphere as rumors and hints have emerged in the Counter-Strike community.
However, professional CS:GO players have expressed their opinion that CS2 is “not ready” for competitive play. This suggests that the Source 2 update, which is expected to accompany the release of CS2, still requires further development before it can be integrated into the esports scene. Whether CS2 will immediately replace CS:GO in the tournament scene remains unknown for now.
In general, fans eagerly await official announcements from Valve regarding CS2’s role in both casual and competitive gaming. As new information emerges, players can expect the potential arrival of a new era in the Counter-Strike series.