Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is a 2012 multiplayer tactical first-person shooter developed by Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment. It is the fourth game in the Counter-Strike series. Developed for over two years, Global Offensive was released for OS X, PlayStation 3, Windows, and Xbox 360 in August 2012, and for Linux in 2014. Valve still regularly updates the game, both with smaller balancing patches and larger content additions. The game pits two teams, Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists, against each other in different objective-based game modes. The most common game modes involve the Terrorists planting a bomb while Counter-Terrorists attempt to stop them, or Counter-Terrorists attempting to rescue hostages that the Terrorists have captured.
NBA 2K23 is a basketball video game developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports, based on the National Basketball Association (NBA). It is the 24th installment in the NBA 2K franchise and the successor to NBA 2K22. The game was released on September 9, 2022 for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Phygital (Physical + Digital) is a combination of physical and digital – it is the reality in which the modern world has been living for a long time. And sport is no exception. Even the most conservative sports disciplines who stick to traditional ways do not neglect innovations and become more technology-oriented. Therefore the main goal of the contest is to unite like-minded people and introduce a trend for phygitality. The inaugural Games of Future in phygital format will be held in 2024 in Kazan. Participants of the tournament will be competing in 16 hybrid disciplines with each of them combining classic sport, eSports or VR-/AR-technology.
World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) is an international esports championship tournament based in Shanghai and organized by AliSports. The first edition has a total prize pool of over US$5.5 million. The finals were held in December 2016.The World Electronic Sports Games heavily bases itself on the Olympic Games. In the first 3 years, teams had to be composed of players of the same nationality to emphasize national pride, making it unique in the esports world. As a result of this, some national teams were formed only to play in WESG. This rule was softened for the 2019 edition (and possibly onwards), with teams being allowed to have 2 foreign members. The event also has separate tournaments for men and women.