The recent days’ period was huge for gaming. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has sparked a wave of self-isolation across the globe a lot of games got onto fresh popularity waves. For example, Counter Strike: Global Offensive just hit 1 million concurrent players for the first time in its history.
The record fell on Saturday when Steam stats presented 1,002,031 players playing Counter Strike: Global Offensive at the same time. Currently, this makes the old tactical FPS the most popular game on Steam, surpassing Dota 2 and PUBG by quite a margin. Last weekend, Dota 2’s player numbers peaked at 685 thousand players while PUBG attracted 525 thousand gamers. However, every metric is growing.
It’s also worth mentioning that it’s not the first time in recent weeks when CS:GO beats its own record. During IEM Katowice, CS:GO conquered Twitch metrics, while Steam stats are showing stable growth of the 8-year old title. in 2018 the game became a free-to-play title that kicked off the stable growth of CS:GO in various regions across the globe. However, our guess is that some players are thinking about joining Valorant as soon as it is out, so sharpening some gun-play skills might be a way to go for many.
Whatever the case, only time will tell if CS:GO can keep up with its own numbers and new records.