-New data suggest CS:GO player numbers have continued to grow during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. 

-The classic first-person shooter has remained a favorite of gamers for over twenty years. 

Counter Strike in the past, now, and for many more years to come!

These days, It ain’t so easy spotting gaming franchises with more than twenty years under its belt, but Counter Strike is one of those few exceptions. 

Throughout a period that spans throughout the last two decades, Valve’s beloved shooter title has kept growing its player base, in spite of the constant criticisms by detractors who never fail to label it as a dated and obsolete gaming experience. 

According to new data published by the loyal gamers at Dot Esports.com, the number of active players of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has continued to grow steadily throughout the year that just ended, reaching a big spike by April of 2020, possibly linked to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CS:GO earned THOUSANDS of new players during 2020

The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic caused a sudden surge in popularity for several gaming tiles, and CS:GO wasn’t the exception.

Despite the 20-more years of presence in the gaming scene, the first-person shooter has maintained a steady growth in its player base, reaching new heights back in 2020 – right in March, to be more precise – when it jumped to a monthly player cap of 1 million, according to the info made available via Steam Charts

Even better than that, just last February, Steam reported 1,123,485 concurrent players, and earlier in March, the number went up a couple thousands more, reaching now $1,198,581 total.

Talk about a loyal audience!

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