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Team Counter-Terrorists
Origin Germany flag Germany
Voiced By Thomas Balou Martin

―GSG-9 Throwing grenade.

The GSG-9 is a Counter-Terrorist faction featured in the Counter-Strike series.


The German GSG-9 (Border Guard Group 9 of the Federal Police, German: Grenzschutzgruppe 9 der Bundespolizei) is one of the groups in the Counter-Terrorist faction. The unit was founded by Ulrich Wegener, after the Munich Massacre in 1972 as part of the then Bundesgrenzschutz ("Federal Border Guard Force"), which was renamed Bundespolizei ("Federal Police") in 2005. As the name (and the word Polizei on their vests) implies, they fall under the auspices of the police instead of the military - Germany's consitution severely restricts domestic use of their armed forces.

They are famous for ending a 1977 hijacking in Mogadishu, Somalia and are considered as one of the best counter-terrorist units across the globe.

Official Description

Counter-Strike, Condition Zero and Source

GSG-9 was born out of the tragic events that led to the death of several Israeli athletes during the 1972 Olympic games in Munich, Germany.

Global Offensive

The elite German counter-terrorism force, GSG 9 was established in 1973 and has reportedly discharged their weapons only five times in over 1,500 missions.


The player models feature dark-blue uniforms with emblems on the outside of either arm, a ballistic vest with "POLIZEI" printed on the chest, and varieties of camouflaged helmets, incluiding a flecktarn-patterned one in Global Offensive, with some operatives wearing their visors over their faces, and different numbers printed on the left side. They all wear balaclavas under their helmets.

The location of the "POLIZEI" on their kevlar vests was changed several times. It was on the back in Counter-Strike, on the side in Condition Zero and Deleted Scenes, and it was on the chest in Global Offensive.

In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the hand model used by the GSG-9 features dark teal sleeves with a lighter shade of teal for the outside of their gloves, the inside being black.

Deleted Scenes Uniforms

GSG-9 operatives will wear different uniforms depending on terrain.


  • Standard - Black combat outfit, and kevlar vest with "POLIZEI" on the side
  • Unseen Regular - Green outfit, and black kevlar vest
  • Jungle - Black camo, Blue chestplate


  • Regular operative - black helmet, with dark blue mask
  • Special - blue helmet, face exposed (in Downed Pilot)
  • Officer - Black beret with Eagle patch, microphone and face exposed


Counter-Strike: Condition Zero

The bots that use this model are:

Cost 1

Cost 2

Cost 3

Cost 4

Cost 5

Deleted Scenes

They appear in 3 missions:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Operation Payback

Operation Bravo

Operation Wildfire


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