In 2015, I started playing and spectating CS:GO competitive matches after deciding I'd take a break from Dota 2.
The more I played and watched of CS:GO (including DreamHack), the more fun I was having and CS:GO soon became my primary competitive game. However, there was one thing that bugged me a lot when coming from Dota 2. There was no easy, existing method to track the competitive matches that I played in addition to monitoring my CS:GO rank.
Having a background in Dota 2, where they have dotabuff.com and yasp.co, it was extremely disappointing that one of the best methods I had for CS:GO was to download the demo file of my match after every game and create some kind of personal excel document tracking my matches.
So, I set out to create a website that would let me track my CS:GO competitive matches in an easy-to-use fashion.
Thus, cstracer.com was born in late 2015.
Unfortunately, whilst the base engine worked very well, it became too costly to run and Valve's lack of an API to integrate with CS:GO made developing new features extremely difficult (or in some cases impossible). CS Tracer shut down in early 2017.