The Counter-Strike Professional Players' Association (CSPPA) is the international players' association for professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players. Read more about the CSPPA below.


The Counter-Strike Professional Players' Association (CSPPA) is the worldwide representative association for professional Counter-Strike (CS:GO) players.

The CSPPA is player-driven, independant and democratic. Equality and solidarity are key values.

The CSPPA aims to safeguard, protect and promote professional Counter-Strike players’ interests both during and after their active career. The CSPPA will work to secure the best possible working conditions for the players, while taking into acount the special nature of the industry.

Any player who is contracted or actively seeking a contract as a professional Counter-Strike player and who competes at an elite level is eligible to be an active member of the CSPPA.

CSPPA is managed by the CSPPA board of players. The CSPPA board of players are elected by the membership each year on the CSPPA General Assembly. On the 2021 CSPPA General Assembly the following board of players were elected to serve the coming year:

Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong

Nathan 'NBK' Schmitt

Max 'MiGHTYMAX' Heath

Martin 'STYKO' Styk

Maikil 'Golden' Selim

Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou

Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire

The CSPPA board of players are assisted by Scott 'SirScoots' Smith and former CSPPA CEO Mads Øland who have taken on the role of advisors to the board.



The CSPPA was created in 2018 by a founding board of 7 professional CS:GO players:

Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Epitacio 'TACO' Pessoa
Nathan 'NBK' Schmitt
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Chris' chrisJ' de Jong
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert


The daily operations of CSPPA is managed by the CSPPA management. Currently the CSPPA management consists of the following:

Michael Døi, COO

Bertram Ragans, Communications

Please find contact information for the CSPPA management below.


The highest authority of the CSPPA is the CSPPA General Assembly. During the CSPPA General Assembly the CSPPA members will vote on who will represent them on the CSPPA board of players. Further, members will vote on suggestions put forward by the membership.

The inaugural CSPPA General Assembly was held in April of 2021. For more information about the CSPPA General Assembly please go to the CSPPA General Assembly section.