Seven Popular CSGO Maps of 2018

Maps are an essential part of a Counter-Strike Global Offensive game. The streets, tunnels, rooftops, windows, and balconies are what makes the game interesting. Add to this, professional teams have trained to defend and attack from months in advance. Some units perform great gameplay in the hope of winning tournaments. Many esports betting sites out there give you the option to place your CSGO bets to earn a reward.

Counter-Strike maps have become so popular and recognized in the gaming community. Practice makes perfect sense to train on your favorite Counter-Strike: Global Offensive map, so you improve on your weaknesses. By adapting fast and being unpredictable can help you change the outcome of a game. Watching top esports gamers play their best on the battlefield can help you associate which battlefield you prefer to play.

Below is a list of the seven CSGO maps of 2018 based on how many times played in the past nine months.

Dust 2

David Johnson created Dust 2 Bomb Defusal map, who also designed Cobblestone. Known as a favourite Counter-Strike map by professional players and casual gamers. Looking at the building décor, takes you immediately to the Middle East, in sandy Morocco.

Dust 2 is straightforward with symmetry, visibility and known for its balance in the map. The current battleground is famous to favor the Terrorist side. Due to this, the expansion of the tunnel leads to Bombsite B offers quick accessibility for an attack.

You can expect the chaotic conflict in Dust 2 to include both bombsites, the middle lane, and tunnels. Awpers have a definite advantage in lengthy sectional areas close to Bombsite A.

The Astralis gamer Nicolai ‘dev1ce’ Reedtz likes the openness that helps him as an awper for his team. Spencer ‘Hiko’ Martin who competes for Rogue has a win rate of 65 percent on Dust 2, calling it ‘his playground’.

Terrorists have a mission to blast the crates that store chemical missiles. If you are a Counter-Terrorist, you aim to counter the T side’s every move, diffusing the bomb and killing all your opponents.


Jo Bieg developed Nuke for Counter-Strike after Valve bought the rights in 1999. The map went through a few aesthetic and practical changes over the years. The battlefield is close to a Nuclear Power Plant, at an unknown location in America.

This map is a test of endurance for all Counter-Strike players who play as the Terrorists. Since the bombsites are close together, Nuke tends to be in favor of the CT side. There are two small ventilators accessible for the Counter-Terrorists to switch places. Better yet, this makes it near to impossible for the opposing team to plant a bomb. Will the Terrorists finish their mission of acquiring the vital equipment?

The Nuke layout can be very predictable in tournaments. For this reason, the game could be tedious to watch unless there is a drastic design change.

The Heroic pro player Adam ‘Friberg’ Friberg plays the rifler position for his squad. He is well-known for the quick rotations, not giving enough time for his opposing team to switch tactics.


The Overpass layout consists of two different surroundings. The lower section, an open canal while the top part is a public park in the German capital, Berlin.

The Terrorists have a plan to stall a military shipment to destroy it. If idea A fails, the alternative is to demolish the overpass. As things stand, Counter-Terrorists need to defend and secure safe passage of the cargo to the army base.

The CSGO map designed to be in favor of the CT side for its quick rotations to help protect the military freight. A great tactic the defense team can achieve is pushing back the Terrorist unit to where they started. Despite this, several paths are leading to the Bombsites A and B for T side. In fact, with creative strategy, the game could turn around by destroying some tunnels.


The CSGO map, Cache features the Chernobyl Power Plant in Pripyat, Ukraine. A unique battleground created by Salvatore ‘Volcano’ Garozzo for Valve, Counter-Strike: Source. On top of this, Cache made its debut in CS: GO in December 2012.

Cache is famous for its long hallways, and wide doorways in Bombsites A and B. Counter-Terrorist squads have a disadvantage since the Cache battleground favors the Terrorist side.

In the silent city of Pripyat, Terrorists plan to create a big explosion on the Chernobyl Power Plant. Will Counter-Terrorists stop the threatening disaster before the radiation spreads across the world?

In chaotic situations, awpers tend to play their best in an ideal battleground like Cache. It is excellent for taking long shots that best suit snipers like MIBR Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David and Luminosity Henrique ‘HEN1’ Teles.


One the most classical CSGO maps, Train is an industrial railway yard based in Russia. Christopher Mair designed the first layout in 2009 for Barking Dog Studios. Due to similarities, Valve updated the current Train map to improve visuals and gameplay.

The Terrorist’s mission in Train is to destroy one or both payloads by planting a C4 explosive. With a great strategy in place, will the CT team protect the cargo and defuse the bombs in time to prevent a disaster?

Esports teams find the Train map a challenge to score points. Faze Clan’s Ladislav ‘GuardiaN’ Kovacs has said that Train is a difficult map to master and play. On the other hand, Team Liquid gamer, Epitacio ‘TACO’ de Melo loves the layout. The map favors the CT side with a win rate of 54.6 percent while for Terrorists a win rate of 45.4 percent.


In July 1999, Chris ‘Barney’ Auty constructed the virtual map of Inferno for Counter-Strike 1.1. As the years passed, there were adaptations to the battleground of hell in CS: Condition Zero and CS: Source. The Italian inscriptions around the bombsites take you to Italy with inspiration from the California Missions in San Juan Capistrano.

Inferno is a part of the existing CSGO map pool of 2018. In its name brings hell with the intense battles and known to take the Terrorist side. The narrow streets, wide doorways, open space and small tunnel in which you could even hide. Many esports teams have implemented many CS strategies that led them to win tournaments. Inferno gives you the freedom to be creative by luring your enemies into traps, placing a fake bomb to defuse, keeping them busy.

The Terrorists win the game if they complete their goal to blow up two gas pipelines. Will the Counter-Terrorists stop their opposing team in time to save the small Italian town from ruin?


The most played CSGO map among professional esports teams is Mirage. Michael ‘BubkeZ’ Hull developed the battlefield in 2004 for the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL).

Taking in the architecture of Morocco, Mirage launched in 2010 for Counter-Strike 1.6. This map takes preference for two top CSGO players, Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovac from Faze Clan and Denis ‘seized’ Kostin from Gambit Esports.

Mirage has reached a record of 11,234 times that CSGO teams in tournaments played the map. The layout offers something for all sides, the freedom of creative strategy in resolving the obstacles through the game.

All the action in Counter-Strike maps makes matches more exciting for you to watch. There are many tactics to achieve, whether it is the T or CT side. No game is ever the same giving CS players the unpredictability in tournaments. Through the support you provide pro teams could change around the outcome, winning you a CSGO bet.

Written by Mickey Bucks


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