Csgo de season-promo
Creator(s) Ted McIlwain (original author)
Shawn Snelling
Game(s) Csgo-vanguard-icon-small Csgo-bloodhound-icon
Scenario Bomb defusal
Terrorists Phoenix Connexion
Counter-Terrorists SAS
First appearance Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Last appearance Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Workshop Season
Season [OLD]]

Season (de_season) is a community created map featured heavily in professional competitive play since its creation for Counter-Strike: Source. It has since been included as part of Operation Vanguard in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

On the October 13, 2016 Update, the map was removed from the game files, making Season inaccessible via console.


Vanguard version

This map is created by ted. It is a 2nd visually updated version and with a major overhaul with the help of FMPONE. It was included in Operation Vanguard.

The conflict is occurring somewhere in Tokyo, Japan. The Counter-Terrorist force is the SAS and the Terrorist force is the Phoenix Connexion.


A bomb defusal map set in a Greenhouse complex called Season Bio-Research Inc. The NSA has classified supply stashes in the area that the Counter-Terrorists must defend.
―Map Description

Originally created by Ted McIlwain to be used in CPL, CEVO, and CAL tournaments for competitive play in Counter-Strike: Source, it has since been updated by the original author for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and remains a popular tournament map. The Terrorists are the Balkans while the Counter-Terrorists are the SWAT team.

Journal Description

Season Corporation, a Japanese bio-research facility, has its white walls painted red by a Phoenix demolition attack.


  • Prior to being included in Operation Vanguard, Season's gaming league origins and balanced mechanics have made it a popular choice in professional tournaments going as far back as Counter-Strike: Source.

Update History

November 11, 2014
November 21, 2014
December 4, 2014

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