“His Name Will Live On Forever in Counter-Strike” – Fans Share Their Tribute to Gaston Glock Upon His Passing

Published 12/28/2023, 1:40 PM EST

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It’s a dark day for the Counter Strike community. Remember all those times you ran out of your primary gun ammo? During times like those, there was always one savior that helped players clutch the round. The Glock-18. This weapon has been the default secondary weapon for terrorists in CS2. Although it’s one of the lowest damage output guns in the game, it has been the weapon that has brought home countless wins. Unfortunately, the man behind the glock is no more with us.

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Can you recall the number of times you have gone full-spray mode just to run out of bullets during a crucial round in Counter-Strike? In moments like those, the good old reliable Glock comes clutch. Today, fans of the Glock-18 all over mourn the death of the inventor, Gaston Glock, as he passes away at the age of 94.

CS fans honor the legendary gun maker

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Gaston Glock took his last breath on December 27. The 94-year-old engineer and businessman is known for his legacy of manufacturing one of the most famous pistols in the world. The news was revealed on the Glock company website where his team put up a tribute for their late founder.

A line from the tribute for Glock on the website reads “Gaston Glock not only revolutionized the world of small arms in the 1980s but also succeeded in establishing the GLOCK brand as the global leader in the handgun industry.” This line resonates with everyone who has used the pistol in Counter-Strike.

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Glock’s affiliation with weapons goes back to the World War II era. Although he was born during tremulous times, he got into manufacturing weapons in 1960’s. His first production pistol was the Glock 17, the predecessor of the gun in CS2.

His death brought the entire community together, who took to social media to pay their respects.

One fan shared a tribute to Glock, stating, “His name will live on forever on Counter-Strike.”

This fan shared how they believe that Glock had the opportunity to rewrite the history of the semi-automatic, calling his gun the most emblematic weapon in Counter Strike.

Another fan shared how they think that Glocks are not the best pistols, but they are the most reliable.

While fans were sharing the news about Glock’s death, this fan shared a picture of a 3D model of the Glock that they had made during their CS “obsessed” phase.

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While most fans were paying their tribute to the legend, this CS player recalled the weapon being one often found in CS 1.6 on a T spawn.

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The passing of Glock has many remember and appreciate the piece of history that he created. With the glock being popularized in games like Counter Strike, as well as popular movie franchises like Terminator and Die Hard, the maker, Gaston Glock, now rests at 94.

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Viren Mirpuri

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“What doesn't kill me, gives me EXP.” I'm Viren – part gaming journalist, part audio enthusiast, and a full-time gamer. Armed with a degree in Mass Media and a love for competitive gaming, I'm on a mission to redefine eSports journalism.
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