Simon S. Modernfictum.com
The year was 1999 and the world had just seen Half-Life being released a few months earlier when the first version of Counter-Strike was released, but at this point it was more of a Half-Life mod. But as the community grew, it was remade into a stand alone game based on the original Half-Life engine. And it quickly turned into one of the pioneer games which built the road for eSports. Since Counter-Strike 1.6 was released there have been three attempts at creating a worthy successor for it.