Counter-Strike: Global Offensive hit a player count high for 2019 and it is still growing. The peak for 2019 was 767,060 players in December and continues to grow with +1.21% of upward scaling in 2020. This sudden blast in player growth cements its relevancy in the gaming world with an average player count of 456,701 last December. Player numbers proceed to increase as the days go by, with thousands of players B-Hopping their way to the game.
A sudden growth spurt began in September, continuing to ascend from 700 thousand upwards. But CS:GO truly took flight in November with its recent operation release, Operation Shattered Web. New character cosmetics, in-game missions, weapon skins and more brought massive popularity to the game. So much growth in fact, that December received a +7.19% gain increase in players.
Since CS:GO’s release in 2012, charts have been steadily scaling up. And it wasn’t until 2016 wherein the game reached its highest peak of 850,485 players and an average player count of 393,109. 2019’s end brings back records after a staggering two years of trial and error with the game.
CS:GO received countless complaints with the direction it’s going in, from anti-free-to-play declaration riots to tricky hitbox unfairness. CS:GO has undoubtedly bounced back from its errors, especially with the new game implementations. High hopes are in place for 2020 CS:GO. If it can stay alive throughout the Fortnite era, then it can survive anything that comes in its way.
Written by Jay Hunter