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Valve has announced that it will make CS:GO available to everyone free of charge during the ESWC world finals.

Valve has been working closely with the community and with the ESWC organisers to fine-tune CS:GO as much as possible before the event and will even send its own delegation to Paris to enquire the players about the state of the game.

http://www.hltv.org/?pageid=35&threadid=202265#r3671233

Looks like Valve had it announced on the CS blog as well
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Today in Paris, the ESWC 2012 finals begin. With our updated in-game spectator client – GOTV, players can easily view the games right inside of CS:GO.
We are so excited about this tournament, not only did we send half the CS:GO team to France to watch and talk with the pro players, we also want to make sure all players can view the matches – so we are making CS:GO free this weekend! From Thursday at 10am to Sunday at 1pm PST, CS:GO will be available to everyone free of charge.

http://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2012/10/5631/
Edited by dmasteR - 10/31/12 at 12:20pm
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The game should be FTP anyways...
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The game should be FTP anyways...

Curious as to why? A free to play model wouldn't work for CS...
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cool, it's free for the weekend, by why doesn't Steam say anything?

Not sure what to do here, you got a link or something? CS:Go does not appear to be, oh wait, it's not thursday yet.

Stupid.

thanks for the info.

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Curious as to why? A free to play model wouldn't work for CS...

This got me thinking. They could adopt a dota esque strategy. Cosmetic changes to character and guns and competetition passes. The game is just 15$ anyways.
    
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It's the best $15 I've spent on games recently, I can't wait for it to finish downloading! biggrin.gif
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The game is only $15, It's so cheap. Not to mention (most) FTP models wouldn't work for CS:GO.... You can't really sell items or guns, would take away any form of even competitive play. I can't really see anything other than outfits, which isn't a good idea either as mods are one of the things that makes the previous games golden. It's either just a free game or you pay for it, no real incentive to make a FTP as any form ruins something.
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Curious as to why? A free to play model wouldn't work for CS...

Gotta link your paypal or credit card to the game. In game currency links directly to your payment method. Therefore you use real money to buy guns and win money for kills etc. Of course there must be caps to max and min money so everyone has to pay the same amount. biggrin.giftongue.gif

Yeah, nah, it won't work. biggrin.gif
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The game should be FTP anyways...
Nah wouldn't work for CS.
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CS:GO is 33% off right now as well. Making it 9.99, I don't think it can get any cheaper... thumb.gif
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