A spawn in Counter-Strike: Source or Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the location at which players start. There is technically no limit on the number of spawn locations, but a limit of 64 is highly recommended (and Counter-Strike: Source servers have this limit in any case). Spawns are almost always grouped together, with exceptions of portable spawns which can be moved to any point in the map at any given time. Humans may never start at more than 4 different spawn groups.

In Zombie Escape, there are no dedicated spawns to either of the teams (T or CT), a Terrorist may safely spawn on a Counter-Terrorist spawnpoint, as in Zombie Escape this doesn't make a difference.