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Domination is a feature that appears in Counter-Strike: Source and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It shows a specific player that is repeatedly killing the same player.

Overview

A Domination is a "reward" received for one player to kill, or assist in killing, one particular enemy four times without the aforementioned enemy killing or assisting in a kill against the player in Counter-Strike: Source and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. In CS:GO, It is only enabled in Arsenal: Demolition, Arsenal: Arms Race and Deathmatch.

Nemesis

If Player A dominates Player B, Player A will become Player B's Nemesis. Player A will see a small targeted person icon next to the Player B's name on the scoreboard and on the kills feed. When Player B is dominated by Player A, Player B's Deathcam will say "Player A is dominating you". Player B will see an icon of a devil (CS:S) or a gun-barrel pointed at the screen (CS:GO) on the scoreboard next to Player A's name.

Additionally in CS:GO, a special radio response from Player A's faction will be triggered and heard by Player A when Player A dominates Player B.

When Player A becomes Player B's Nemesis, they sport a devil icon (CS:S) or gun-barrel icon (CS:GO) on the scoreboard and on the Deathcam which solely allows Player B to identify them. If Player B's Nemesis (Player A) kills Player B again, the Deathcam will identify Player A as Player B's Nemesis, and states that "X is still your nemesis" (CS:S) or "You're still being dominated" (CS:GO).

It is possible for one player's to have more than one Nemesis, and for one player to dominate more than one enemy.

The Nemesis feature was added to promote relationships between players, creating a small negative reinforcement loop by giving players an opportunity to kill the dominating player for revenge.

Revenge

If Player B kills or assists in killing Player A (only in Deathmatch of CS:GO), Player A will lose the Domination and Player B's Nemesis status; this is known as a Revenge kill and an icon of broken chain (CS:S) or fist (Uprising symbol in CS:GO) will appear on Player A's Deathcam and next to Player A's name on the kills feed. Obtaining a Revenge kill also shows a notification in the chat box.

Team-swapping will cause all Domination statuses on all players to be removed. Changing maps will also yield the same result.

Achievements

Kill
Repeat Offender css.png Repeat Offender
Dominate an enemy player.
Overkill css.png Overkill
Kill an opponent you are already dominating.
Hat Trick css.png Hat Trick
Dominate three enemy players simultaneously.
Decimator css.png Decimator
Dominate a total of 10 enemy players.
Command and Control css.png Command and Control
Get a total of 100 kills on enemy players you are dominating.
Excessive Brutality css.png Excessive Brutality
Kill an enemy player 4 additional times while you are dominating them.
Ten Angry Men css.png Ten Angry Men
Get 10 kills on enemy players you are already dominating during a single match.
Insurgent css.png Insurgent
Kill an enemy player that is dominating you.
Can't Keep a Good Man Down css.png Can't Keep a Good Man Down
Kill a total of 20 enemy players that are dominating you.

Kill
Repeat Offender csgo.png Repeat Offender
Dominate an enemy.
Overkill csgo.png Overkill
Kill an enemy whom you are already dominating.
Hat Trick csgo.png Hat Trick
Dominate three enemies simultaneously.
Decimator csgo.png Decimator
Dominate ten enemies.
Command and Control csgo.png Command and Control
Kill 100 enemies whom you are already dominating.
Excessive Brutality csgo.png Excessive Brutality
Kill an enemy whom you are dominating four additional times.
Ten Angry Men csgo.png Ten Angry Men
Kill 10 enemies you are already dominating during a single match.
Insurgent csgo.png Insurgent
Kill an enemy who is dominating you.
Can't Keep a Good Man Down csgo.png Can't Keep a Good Man Down
Kill 20 enemies who are dominating you.

Gallery

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Source

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