CS:GO Records 800,000+ Concurrent Players After Three Years

Aditya Singh Rawat
12/Jan/2020 11:04 am

Cover Image Courtesy: Alienwarearena | Thumbnail Image Courtesy: Counter-Strike

2020 has witnessed a great start for the age-old first-person shooter, Counter-Strike. Just a week after achieving the highest ever average player count, CS:GO has now crossed the 800,000 mark for the fifth time in its history when it comes to peak player count.

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In the last 30 days, CS:GO has recorded a peak player count of 804,589. This is a great sign for the veteran FPS, which is recording such spectacular numbers after a period of three years.

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It was in January 2017 that a peak player count of 800,000+ was last recorded, with the highest ever being recorded on April 2016 when 850,485 concurrent players were witnessed playing Counter-Strike. The fact that MLG Major Championship: Columbus 2016 was taking place during that time is a big reason behind this peak in the number of players.

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But it was in August 2015 that the peak player count had crossed the 800k mark for the first time ever, once again it was the hype of ESL One Cologne 2015 that contributed to this peak. Surprisingly just four months down the line in December 2015 the concurrent player count was recorded as 823,689, making 2015 the only year in the history of CS:GO in which the peak player count has crossed 800,000 more than once in a single year.

Maybe this year Counter-Strike might be able to smash this record as well, but we have seen a drop in its player base before as well. Let’s see for how long CS:GO is able to maintain this brilliant start to the year.

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Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.