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CS:GO Player Base: CS:GO Hits 1 Million Concurrent Players

Steam Charts screengrab of Valve's CS:GO
Steam Charts screengrab of Valve's CS:GO | Steam Charts

The CS:GO player base has hit a new milestone this week. It appears that Valve's popular online-shooting game, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, has finally hit 1 million concurrent players. This is the first time this has happened in the title's near 20 year history within the company.

CS:GO Hits 1 Million Concurrent Players

At the time of writing, CS:GO has peaked at 1,023,229 players at a time. It is now the most popular game available on Steam, surpassing both DOTA 2 and PLAYER UNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) by 300 thousand and 400 thousand, respectively.

It is the third game to reach 1 million on Steam's platform.

CS:GO first broke 1 million on Saturday around 10 am, according to Steam Charts. Since then, attendance in-game has varied depending on time. It has yet to dip below 350 thousand and appears to be picking up even more momentum.

Fans on Twitter have been celebrating the news and hailing this as "proof that [CS:GO] is the best FPS game ever made."

Things only seem to be going up for this game from here. Clearly, Valve must be doing something right if their fan base is growing so rapidly. There's one thing we can say for sure: CS:GO is most certainly not dead.