In 2012, a new version of the legendary game came out, the world got to play CS:GO. Hardly anyone liked the game. Many continued playing CS 1.6, not believing in the new version's future, though there started appearing the first CS:GO events, and players understood that the era of 1.6 was coming to an end. This is how a new stage of esports CS started, and it's reflected in the photos below.
GeT_RiGhT & friberg at a press conference
Roster of Ninjas In Pyjamas
markeloff's photo shoot for Natus Vincere
markeloff is armed and very dangerous!
Dosia playing for Moscow Five
ANGE1 in team DTS Gaming
xaoc playing for Virtus.pro at GameGune 2012
pashaBiceps, NEO & TaZ in the "golden five" roster
karrigan in colors of Fnatic
KennyS playing for VeryGames
kioShiMa in his 17
Hiko had already proven to be a LAN fighter