The news was revealed on the official Counter-Strike blog, the people chosen were the ones who answered the “full range” of survey questions.
Not only that, but everyone who got a beta key will also get a spare one which they can give to a friend…nothing bonds friendship like fragging side-by-side, no?
If you weren’t part of the five thousand, fret not as Valve has this survey (it requires Steam) that will let you take another crack at it.
Were you one of the five thousand who got one? Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will launch within the first quarter of the year for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.