Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 are probably the most successful titles from Valve in the past decade. The duo has broken and set new standards on Steam.

CS:GO takes the crown over Dota 2 in terms of player count.

Today Counter-Strike: Global Offensive had 1 million concurrent players. This has happened for the first time since its release in 2012. CS:GO has had some ups and downs, we saw the introduction of prime matchmaking, ban to smurfing, trade-bans, and a lot of drama ever since.


Despite, so many things happening in past years, CS:GO is undoubtedly the number one FPS Game. The record was broken at 14:20 GMT, when more than 1,000,000 players were online. This record has also broken the previous one by a significant margin of 75,000 players.

CS:GO official twitter account tweeted “thanks a million” to its players. Furthermore, the game had already broken its rival game Dota 2 player base record this year, and now it seems it has got a solid lead. Dota 2, on the other hand, has been very unstable this year.

Lastly, the Coronavirus outbreak has allowed everyone to stay home. Governments have imposed a state of emergency, which does not allow anyone to go outside their homes. Hence, its likely everyone stays at home and play their favourite game.

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