Steam and CS:GO Set New User Records Again

The Steam Game and Player Statistics page shows that both Steam and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive have once again set new player records (thanks DSOGaming). Earlier this week Steam hit 20,313,476 concurrent users and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive reached 1,024,845 simultaneous players. Now the new Steam high-water mark is 21,360,226 and the new record for CS:GO is 1,060,189.
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Re: CS:GO player count spiralling downward
Jun 17, 2020, 07:40
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Re: CS:GO player count spiralling downward Jun 17, 2020, 07:40
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RedEye9 wrote on Jun 16, 2020, 23:11:
The false Covid-19 bump is over and Counterstrike player numbers are plummeting.
https://steamdb.info/app/730/graphs/

Happened a lot faster than I thought it would.


Odd choice of phrase... The bump was real and so is COVID-19. So I think you just mean the COVID-19 bump.
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CS:GO player count spiralling downward
Jun 16, 2020, 23:11
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CS:GO player count spiralling downward Jun 16, 2020, 23:11
Jun 16, 2020, 23:11
 

The false Covid-19 bump is over and Counterstrike player numbers are plummeting.
https://steamdb.info/app/730/graphs/

Happened a lot faster than I thought it would.

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Re: Steam and CS:GO Set New User Records Again
Mar 22, 2020, 14:19
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Re: Steam and CS:GO Set New User Records Again Mar 22, 2020, 14:19
Mar 22, 2020, 14:19
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 22, 2020, 09:05:
It has nothing to do with ego. Last time I checked it was ok to be correct and back up statements with data, which I've done in this thread. Note that I said 'I would revisit' and nothing about anyone else, Capiche?

except you've excluded the data from 2020, the game was growing long before the covid-19 concern. And that steamdb article i posted proves that CSGO is simply not big in China, so Wuhan province's lockdown is not affecting the numbers for CSGO (Feb 8th record numbers).
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Re: Steam and CS:GO Set New User Records Again
Mar 22, 2020, 09:05
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Re: Steam and CS:GO Set New User Records Again Mar 22, 2020, 09:05
Mar 22, 2020, 09:05
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 22, 2020, 08:27:
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 21, 2020, 16:20:
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.
It has nothing to do with ego. Last time I checked it was ok to be correct and back up statements with data, which I've done in this thread. Note that I said 'I would revisit' and nothing about anyone else, Capiche?

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Re: Steam and CS:GO Set New User Records Again
Mar 22, 2020, 08:27
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Re: Steam and CS:GO Set New User Records Again
Mar 21, 2020, 16:35
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Re: Steam and CS:GO Set New User Records Again Mar 21, 2020, 16:35
Mar 21, 2020, 16:35
 
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
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Re: Steam and CS:GO Set New User Records Again
Mar 21, 2020, 16:20
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Re: Steam and CS:GO Set New User Records Again Mar 21, 2020, 16:20
Mar 21, 2020, 16:20
 
born2expire wrote on Mar 21, 2020, 16:02:
Dude, the Chinese may play games but not CSGO, trust me. The majority of the CSGO player base is in Europe, North and South America, always has been. China didnt even get CSGO until late 2017 and players have to verify their identiy, nor is it even on Steam in China. So your point is moot, the rest of the world didnt start to care or self isolate until March.

https://www.pcgamesn.com/counter-strike-global-offensive/csgo-dota-2-steam-player-counts-china

https://steamdb.info/blog/investigation-into-dota-2-and-cs-go-player-numbers-for-china/

By March the CSGO playerbase was already peaking at 925k.
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.
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Re: Steam and CS:GO Set New User Records Again
Mar 21, 2020, 16:02
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Re: Steam and CS:GO Set New User Records Again Mar 21, 2020, 16:02
Mar 21, 2020, 16:02
 
Dude, the Chinese may play games but not CSGO, trust me. The majority of the CSGO player base is in Europe, North and South America, always has been. China didnt even get CSGO until late 2017 and players have to verify their identiy, nor is it even on Steam in China. So your point is moot, the rest of the world didnt start to care or self isolate until March.

https://www.pcgamesn.com/counter-strike-global-offensive/csgo-dota-2-steam-player-counts-china

https://steamdb.info/blog/investigation-into-dota-2-and-cs-go-player-numbers-for-china/

By March the CSGO playerbase was already peaking at 925k.
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Re: Steam and CS:GO Set New User Records Again
Mar 21, 2020, 14:43
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Re: Steam and CS:GO Set New User Records Again Mar 21, 2020, 14:43
Mar 21, 2020, 14:43
 
born2expire wrote on Mar 21, 2020, 14:19:
OK, but late 2019 and ALL of 2020 the game has been growing, How do you explain 900K players in ***Feb 8th***, long before the Covid-19 scare?

Fine a 8yr old game is gonna have bumps and peaks from years ago, but over the last 6 months the population has been growing steady.
You're "long before the Covid scare" is off by a couple of weeks.

On *** January 23, 2020 ***, the central government of China imposed a lockdown in Wuhan and other cities in Hubei province.
The population of Wuhan and surrounding Hubei province is 60 million. The Chinese play games, trust me.

Here is your last 6 months of growth. https://imgur.com/kpGAgEh
Note the relatively Flat Line from September to December in your "growing steadily" window.

I've bookmarked the thread. When the WHO says the pandemic is over and the quarantining of 100's of millions has come to an end I will post another snapshot.

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I stand by what I said. The CSGO record is a fluke and won't be repeated unless, god forbid, another disaster forces millions of people to stay in their homes for extended periods of time. It is the equivalent of the Steroid Era of Baseball Home-runs.

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Re: Steam and CS:GO Set New User Records Again
Mar 21, 2020, 14:19
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Re: Steam and CS:GO Set New User Records Again Mar 21, 2020, 14:19
Mar 21, 2020, 14:19
 
OK, but late 2019 and ALL of 2020 the game has been growing, How do you explain 900K players in Feb 8th, long before the Covid-19 scare?

Fine a 8yr old game is gonna have bumps and peaks from years ago, but over the last 6 months the population has been growing steady.
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Mar 21, 2020, 11:19
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Re: Steam and CS:GO Set New User Records Again Mar 21, 2020, 11:19
Mar 21, 2020, 11:19
 
CSGO by the numbers, not seeing any increase in players until the Covid19 bump. https://imgur.com/wBZpZPb
From 2015 to 2019, nada.
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Mar 21, 2020, 10:28
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Mar 21, 2020, 10:28
 
Steam concurrent in-game numbers are already past 22.1m which is the new all time high .. and still ever growing
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Mar 21, 2020, 03:19
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Re: Steam and CS:GO Set New User Records Again Mar 21, 2020, 03:19
Mar 21, 2020, 03:19
 
The number of concurrent "in game" users is still unbeaten since 2018.
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Mar 21, 2020, 00:59
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Re: Steam and CS:GO Set New User Records Again Mar 21, 2020, 00:59
Mar 21, 2020, 00:59
 
Is this like some Jerry Lewis Telethon where we need this updated regularly? Hurray, you go girl!
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Re: Steam and CS:GO Set New User Records Again
Mar 20, 2020, 22:23
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Mar 20, 2020, 22:23
 
It's a great time to be in the MMO game business. So many customers free to play games and not able to do much else except make more consumers.
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Mar 20, 2020, 21:43
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Mar 20, 2020, 21:43
 
Betting new births in December are going to hit a record high as well.
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Mar 20, 2020, 21:24
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From June 2018 its only been climbing, and 2020 (even before cvid-19) the numbers have been growing rapidly, in early Feb it was peaking at 900k.
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Mar 20, 2020, 21:22
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Mar 20, 2020, 20:51
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Look at the 3 year chart. CsGo's growth was almost immeasurable from the middle of 2015 until now. https://steamdb.info/app/730/graphs/
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Mar 20, 2020, 20:32
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born2expire wrote on Mar 20, 2020, 20:15:
why? the CSGO player base has been steadily climbing long before the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pre Covid the last CSGO record was during the MLG Columbus Major in April 2016.
Now we have over half a billion people stuck in their homes because of a pandemic, these recent records are artificial and have nothing to do with CSGO's popularity. The game did not even break a record when it went free to play in 2018.
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