While U.S. Counter-Strike fans on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC are busy enjoying the official launch of Global Offensive, European PS3 fans are left in the dust.
Global Offensive, after launching in the U.S. yesterday, was supposed to go live in Europe on the EU PlayStation Store. Unfortunately, it never did.
So far, Sony hasn't answered the reason why Global Offensive has yet to hit the EU PSN, or give out a new release date. This is the comment that the company released in regards to the issue: "Unfortunately Counter-Strike has not been made available on the European PlayStation store today, and we apologise to those of you who were looking forward to playing it. We hope to resolve this issue as quickly as possible, and will let you know if the situation changes."
The possible alternative for EU PS3 players is to maybe get Global Offensive for PC or Xbox 360, where the game has launched. Short of that, it looks like they're stuck waiting at the mercy of Sony EU.