CS:GO Teams and Players Earned Over $70 Million From Stickers in Last 12 Months
Valve had a few numbers to share with the community.
CS:GO is enjoying its birthday week with the community turning up in huge numbers to make it a special affair. Just a few days back the game achieved a peak of more than a million concurrent players, the game's highest in the last 14 months.
While the playerbase is excited to witness its beloved competitive online shooter turn a decade old, Valve had a few celebratory statistics to share about what CS:GO has been able to achieve in the last 12 months.
"Ten years. It's a big number, yet CS:GO is stronger than ever," stated Valve in a recent Blog post, while also stating that the massive support from the community had helped in raising more than $70,000,000 USD (INR 559,47,85,000) for professional teams, organizations, and players.
Valve reveals that CS:GO players and teams have earned more than $70 million through sticker sales in last 12 months
A huge update was announced by Valve to kick off CS:GO's birthday week. This included the addition of Tuscan to official matchmaking along with the release of a new sticker capsule, consisting of 65 community-designed submissions.
However, the real surprise was some statistics shared by the developers that pointed out how the community had helped CS:GO reach new heights in the last 12 months.
Despite the game being around for almost 10 years, it was not showing any signs of slowing down with Valve revealing that, "Over the past 12 months alone, we've seen more players than ever before."
It turns out that CS:GO has averaged over 20 million unique players every month for the last year, which seems to be some sort of a record in itself. It is wonderful to see so many new players still interested in playing the game after all these years.
Furthermore, the players also collectively managed to raise an amount of over $70 million through sticker sales in the last 12 months, distributed between all eligible teams, players, and organizations.
Two Majors took place during the course of these 12 months, the PGL Stockholm Major 2021 and PGL Antwerp Major 2022. The sales of team and player stickers from both these tournaments contributed to the sum mentioned above, which is only a portion of the overall proceeds collected by Valve.