Riverside (as_riverside) was an official assassination scenario map featured in the Counter-Strike beta. In this map, the Counter-Terrorists, specifically SEAL Team 6, were assigned to protect the VIP while the terrorists must eliminate the VIP at all costs.
The map is very unbalanced due to the long and open environment of the map. The VIP could easily be taken down by snipers from the opposite side of the path, unless a few Counter-Terrorists were wielding the tactical shield. Furthermore, there were many areas in which the terrorists could surround the Counter-Terrorists from the front, back, sides, and even above that would lead to the demise of the VIP. The only way for the CTs to prevent this is to throw a flashbang or a smoke grenade and rush to kill any stunned terrorists. Even then, the terrorists could quickly recover and launch a counterattack.
Riverside - Assassination
An important European business man is the target of a terrorist group. The Seals have been called to escort him to safety.
Escort the VIP to one of the two safety zones where Jeeps are waiting. Team members must protect the VIP.
Eliminate the VIP and prevent him from reaching the safety zones.
(Press FIRE to continue)
- According to the description, the map may be taking place somewhere in Europe.
- If this is true, then the official factions for the map may have been SEAL Team 6 and the Phoenix Connexion.
- Judging by the brick wall textures from the old buildings and the modern construction around the VIP escape zones, the setting of the map may be taking place in Italy, Germany, or any other location in the Eastern part of Europe.