The developers of the CSGO multiplayer game have chosen a thematic logo for it. A soldier aiming while standing up captures the atmosphere of a first-person shooter in detail. It is depicted as a black silhouette on a white background. The tense atmosphere is reflected in the pose of the military man because his face is not visible.

CSGO: Brand overview

Founded:August 21, 2012
Founder:Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment
United States

CSGO is an abbreviation for the multiplayer military-themed shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It is the fourth game in the series of the same name. Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment developed it. The first issue is dated 2012. The trial version was closed and appeared a year earlier. This is a continuation of the Counter-Strike: Source series. The game was launched as a Half-Life mod and had over 1.04 million concurrent active users in the summer of 2022.

Work on Global Offensive lasted more than two years and was first offered for the most common platforms: PlayStation, Xbox 360, macOS, and Windows. In 2014, a version for Linux appeared. Valve constantly updates the video game, adding small and large elements to the content. But the essence remains the same: two teams of fighters (counter-terrorists and terrorists) fight each other in different modes. So far, there are nine types of schemes, sharpened for their features, tasks, and characteristics.

Meaning and History

CSGO Logo History

The CSGO logo remains stable and exists in two formats: a full and an abbreviated name. In the first case, the inscription is two-level with alignment on the right side; in the second case, it is horizontal, divided into two segments. But the silhouette of a soldier is always the same: with a machine gun raised to eye level because the fighter takes careful aim to hit the target. There is only one emblem, and it is a continuation of its predecessor, the Counter-Strike: Source badge.

CSGO Symbol

The figure of a man is presented in the form of a shadow, in which the exact outlines of the pose, ammunition, and weapons are guessed. It is seen that the soldier has a lot of military attributes on his belt, which are usually used in battle. Judging by the location of the legs (one in front, the second shifted back and to the side), the man is aiming or shooting. A soldier is wearing a helmet on his head, and he holds a machine gun in his hands. Experts even identified its brand. Based on the curved magazine, this is a 5.56mm SCAR-L assault rifle. Because the base of the SCAR-17 is the SCAR-H with a slightly larger caliber – 7.62 mm. Even though the SCAR-L is no longer in the game, this type of weapon is still preserved in the logo.

What is CSGO?

CSGO is a multiplayer shooter-style video game. It is the fourth in a series of the same name on a military theme. Its developer is Valve, with the participation of Hidden Path Entertainment. The full name of the game is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The first release was launched in 2012.

There is an abbreviation on the sides of the figure: “CS” on the left and “GO” on the right. The letters are bold, large, capitalized, and square. They all look like different “O” segments. This impression is created due to the rounded corners on the outside. But from the inside, the corners remained straight and even: each of them had 90 degrees.

The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive logo has not been modified and is a direct continuation of its predecessor used for Counter-Strike: Source. This is due to the video game theme, which has never changed.

Font and Colors

CSGO Emblem

The typeface is reminiscent of TVGlobeHD Regular from TVGlobeHD. It is just as bold, blocky, and square, with cuts at the ends of the letters. Although the palette is monochrome, it exists in two versions: a black silhouette on a white background and a white one on black.

CSGO color codes

Raisin BlackHex color:#221f1f
RGB:34 31 31
CMYK:0 9 9 87
Pantone:PMS Neutral Black C