CSGO Player Count Rises to Mid-pandemic Levels as 2023 Buzz Develops

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So far in 2023, according to statistics provided by SteamCharts, Valve’s first-person shooter has risen to prominence.

Although Counter-Strike: Global Offensive may have lost some of its impressions due to the emergence of new competitors, the shooter developed by Valve is quickly regaining it.

The classic shooting game still attracts new players despite a decrease that began in 2021. Based on data from Steam, it appears that Counter-Strike will regain its lost player base in the year 2023.

During the month of August 2022, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) had a peak concurrent player count of 1.03 million on Steam. This number peaked in March of the previous year at approximately 1.3 million, perhaps due to the now-receding coronavirus pandemic of 2020.

As a result of the millions of people being encouraged and, in some cases, legally obliged to stay at home, many people turned to video gaming as a form of amusement. PGL Antwerp Major was able to assist in restoring some of the lost counts, although there was not a consistent increase noted.

The number of people playing at once in the tactical first-person shooter dropped after the pandemic as players returned to the wilderness, but it is gradually rising again.

The month of January 2023 has been huge for the Valve game, according to SteamCharts. This month, a record 1,199,684 people played at the same time. Although this is a huge success, it is still about 100,000 people short of the record set in April 2020.

An additional 91,000 players, or 14.5%, joined the CS:GO community in January compared to the previous month. 

There’s no telling why it’s risen so much, but it comes after the conclusion of the BLAST Premier Spring Groups and ahead of the EPL S17 and IEM Katowice 2023. The new esports season is likely the primary driver.

Currently, the game sits on a massive player count of 1,100,336 individuals as we now witness a concurrent player base ever since it hit a million players back in April.

Statistics taken from Steam charts indicate that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s player count achieved its all-time high of 1,100,366 in the month of September 2022. Since its last decline in June 2022, the first-person shooter has gained more than 46,000 players to its bag. 

There appears to be a sizable influx of new players at the start of each calendar year. The same thing happened in January of 2022, with an increase of over 10% in the typical player base.

One million peak concurrent players were recorded between August of 2022 and the present day, making this time period one of the game’s most successful. We hope the FPS continues its strong play throughout the 2023 CS:GO season.

The current record of 1,305,714 players was set in April 2020 and will soon be surpassed.

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