If you are into esports, you must have heard of Counter Strike Global Offensive and Dota 2. These two games have always been on the top when it comes to top games in the esports world. Fans pour and fill huge stadiums to watch their favorite players play these games. CS:GO, and Dota 2 has created stars like Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg, N0tail, and JerAx. And has made them pretty rich too :).
No matter your skills, you can still download counter strike or Dota 2 and play these games at your home. Considering the coronavirus situation, this is exactly what the world is doing; it seems. Counter Strike Global Offensive has always been popular, but now as everyone is staying home, people are flooding in from all around the world to play CS.
Counter Strike Global Offensive VS Dota 2: The Game Of Numbers
CSGO has always been popular, no denying that! However, there is another game, which has been one step ahead. Yes, you guessed it right; it is Dota 2. This game holds the record for the most number of concurrent players. It happened in 2016 when Valt reported a whopping 1,291,328 players. Since then, it has only seen such a spike once. These numbers generally stay around the 700,000 benchmark.
As the lockdown continues, and more and more people are convinced of staying indoors, counter strike game is well on its way to break the DOTA 2 record.
Below is a tweet from the 1st of April but it highlights FACTS only.
Another day another record-breaking milestone for Counter-Strike. The peak players hit 1.2 million, closing in on the record for a Valve game set by Dota 2 in March 2016. Expect that record to be beaten by the Summer. Counter-Strike is Valve’s flagship game. pic.twitter.com/g5KZGOy18b
— Richard Lewis (@RLewisReports) April 1, 2020
In March 2020, Counter Strike Game has seen an increase of more than 23% in the average number of players. This is a gain of more than 123,000 players, which is the highest for years. Are you thinking about the reason behind this spike? Is there something new in the counter strike game? Well, definitely not, it is just our routine and how bored the world is right now. Most players you will match online are noobs and are unlikely to give an average player any competition.
So, this is an excellent time to practice your head-shots guys.