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CS:GO Records 1,000,000+ Concurrent Players for the First time ever

Aditya Singh Rawat
14/Mar/2020 06:35 pm

The year has certainly been kind on CS:GO with the veteran first-person shooter breaking all previous records last month, for both average and peak concurrent players. At the time everyone heavily contemplated whether the game would witness more than a million concurrent users or not before the end of this year, well little did they know that the feat would be achieved in a little more than a month’s time.

Today evening at around 1900 hrs the peak concurrent players for CS:GO crossed the million mark with the numbers reading 1,001,756, making it a new record for the game, as it also broke the record for average concurrent players with 563,676.3 users playing the game on a daily basis.

Image Courtesy: Steamcharts


Compared to the stats at the end of last month, the peak concurrent numbers witnessed a difference of +84,760 while the average concurrent players increased by +19,697.1.

Image Courtesy: Steamcharts

Despite the Coronavirus pandemic hitting esports hard, especially CS:GO which witnessed the cancellation of IEM Katowice 2020 for the live audience, along with the cancelation of the ESL Pro League Season 11 as well, which is now taking place as a regional qualifier, the userbase is consistently increasing, reaching new heights and breaking old records to make newer ones.

The lockdowns by various countries being implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic might be a big factor in helping Counter-Strike cross a peak of more than a million concurrent players. Let's see if these numbers keep rising through the coming months or not.

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Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO editor 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.