The Best CS:GO Memes Over the Years – 2023 Edition
The art of the CS:GO meme has long evolved beyond the days of rage comics. No – CS:GO memes are instead born from moments and players in the pro scene. These are some of the very best CS:GO memes from across the years!
In CS:GO esports matches, you may have seen the phrase “Jame Time” thrown about in Twitch chat. Out of context, you’d be forgiven for wondering what it means but wonder no more.
“Jame Time” comes from Outsiders IGL Jame. You see, Jame loves his AWP. And sometimes, that love makes him save far more than any other pro player, even in completely winnable scenarios. In CS:GO dying is just far too expensive an endeavor for Jame. When it became apparent in the community what Jame’s strategy was, the classic CS:GO meme “Jame Time” was born. Now, whenever any AWP is saved early in a round, the player is officially partaking in “Jame Time”.
Have you ever been told that you had a “Silver moment”? You might have noticed it after a particularly poor play. A “Silver moment” is a CS:GO meme born from top-level players making uncharacteristic mistakes that could be forgiven at Silver.
Did you miss a defuse because you didn’t have a defuse kit but had plenty of cash? Classic Silver moment. Die to your own molly? Silver moment. But Silver moments aren’t just for any poor play. They’re reserved for those especially bad moments that leave your jaw on the floor. There’s something really beautiful about seeing top-level players running around with the rarest CS:GO skins costing five figures, headshotting a team-mate through a smoke. Silver moments are rare on the pro scene, but when they happen, Twitch chat is brutal.
It’s funny with the benefit of hindsight to say G2 are a choke team. But prior to late-2022, G2 couldn’t seem to win a CS:GO esports final, losing four in a row. Now, they can’t seem to lose one. This is a bit of a vintage meme, but we’re sure the second G2 slip up it’ll be brought straight out from the archives.
The meme became so widespread that G2 would even release its own line of chokers to mark the issue. Yikes.
Twitch chat can be toxic. And if you’re a pro throwing on the server, you won’t be given an easy ride. For most players, Twitch chat has toxic nicknames that they’ll use whenever players have a terrible moment.
The nicknames are rarely genuinely mean-spirited, often just teasing the players. Some of the funniest include noSee (oSee), comediaN (cadiaN), Defecto (Perfecto), and NPL (npl). Yes, they’re childish, no, they’re not particularly witty. But sometimes even childish can be enough to raise a smile.
Not-So Toxic Nicknames
Despite its bad side, Twitch chat isn’t all toxic and terrible. As well as the bad moments, Twitch chat will often celebrate the amazing plays with endearing nicknames.
Our favorites in this category include carrygan (karrigan), GIGACHAD (HooXi), VACO (TACO), and godky (broky). It’s great seeing these players subvert the original meaning of the nicknames too. GIGACHAD was originally a toxic nickname for HooXi mocking his tough start at G2. But he’s earned the respect on the server, and now it’s used by fans completely unironically.