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The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Skinning Contest!

The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Skinning Contest!
Oct 20 2012
Contest Over View Winners
To honour our roots as a Counter-Strike based site and to celebrate the release of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive we are proud to announce the Counter-Strike Global Offensive Skinning Contest!

We've already got over 1000 CS:GO submissions to help you guys customise CS:GO in almost any way you can imagine, but we are hungry for more!!

You have 40 days to create your best custom weapon or player skin for CS:GO - Deadline 20th October 12

How to enter?

1. To register your interest simply click the "Enter Contest" button on the right hand side of this page (Just below prizes).
2. Go off and create your entry - either on your own or in a team.
3. Submit your entry to the CS:GO Skinning Contest category.

But what if I don't own CS:GO?

Why don't you? you fool!

Don't worry, nearly all the work can be done using 3rd party programs such as Photoshop or 3ds max, when it comes to putting your beautiful creation into CS:GO why not post in our forums there are plenty of compilers who would be willing to help out and many people to beta test your submission.

Need help getting your work into CS:GO?

Why not check out our tutorials section!

- Extract materials and models from vpk for skinning
- Rerigging from CSS's rig to CSGO
- CS:GO compiling video tutorial
- How to successfully install weapon re-textures
- How to install skins with Notepad++ [Video]


This competition is open to anybody (although you must have a GB account to submit entries) so feel free to share this page and spread the message!

Contest Prizes

- 1st Place: $100 cash + Official CS:GO T-Shirt + Ripe 1
- 2nd Place: $50 cash + Ripe 1
- 3rd Place: $25 cash
- 4th Place: $10 cash

Judging Process

This time round we've decided to leave the competition pretty open-ended. We're not going to tell you exactly what we are looking for, however entries will be loosely judged around the following criteria.

1. **Technical ability**
- The overall skill required to create the submission.
- Does the submission take full advantage of the updated engine?
2. **Overall quality & effort**
- Does the submission feel rushed?
- Have they included everything?
- Is it well presented?
- Are the models, textures, animations etc as good as they could be?
- Are there any bugs / glitches?
3. **How well does the submission fit the game?**
- Does it follow CS:GO's art style?
- Is it something you could imagine today counter-terrorists / terrorists using?

Contest is Over

This contest has finished and the winners have been announced! View Winners

**Contest Rules**: Entry must be a playable reskin, replacement or new item for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Entry must be created for the contest (cannot be a previously available skin).
Entries must be submitted to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive > Skins > CS:GO Skinning Contest!.
Entries can be team created but teams will have to decide how to split the prize.
Entries cannot be modified after the deadline except for changes to the submission profile (changing descriptions, notes or screenshots).
Judges cannot enter or assist entrants.