RedEye9 wrote on Mar 21, 2020, 16:20:
PCGamesN article is 801 days old (over 2 years) and i don't think you understood the 9 month old steamdb article.
Don't worry, when this is over I will revisit the thread with a chart that shows this peak to be the anomaly that it is.
the Steamdb article confirms that the Chinese player base for CSGO is tiny.
how do you explain the Feb 8th CSGO peak players at 900k (a all time high) one month before any one was required to stay home?
Obviously ALL games are benefiting a player peak right now, but that is not the only thing attributing to CSGO's growth. It was growing rapidly over the last 6 months, covid-19 is increasing that growth but it was still growing before.
TLDR CSGO numbers have been growing before Covid-19 and Chinas numbers have never affected CSGO