TR - Is Counter-Strike still relevant? We’re not asking the question of you, the hardcore CS fan, or of you, the would-be e-sports champion. You’re either going to tell us that it always is, always has been and always will be, or you’re going to waffle on about how it hasn’t been any good since the glory days of Counter-Strike 1.6. No. I’m asking the question on behalf of those who haven’t played Counter-Strike since Counter-Strike: Source hit in 2005 (or classic Counter-Strike 1.6 before that) or those who haven’t even played it ever before. In a world of Battlefield and Modern Warfare, is there still a place for the pioneering competitive FPS?