Counter-Strike: Global Offensive reaches new all-time player count

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Popular esports title Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) recently surpassed its all-time concurrent player record on February 11, 2023. The player count peaked at 1,320,219, breaking the previous record of 1,308,963 players set about three years ago.

Released in 2012, the game is sitting at the top of esports fps shooters, with several teams competing against each other in international tournaments. While the player count usually reaches around a million every day, the sudden jump in numbers is also thanks to the new weapon cosmetic box introduced in the game.

Gameplay-wise, CS: GO has not made a huge change since its release and is one of the few games that have survived the harsh video game market without altering the game. The success is thanks to different game modes with the ability to play the game on low-end computer devices that make the game a viable option for most players.

The first version of Counter-Strike, CS 1.0, first appeared in 1999. As it gained popularity, Valve took note and made one of the best decisions in company history by purchasing the IP. The co-creators were hired to create a solo release once they purchased the rights.

Several players from India are also turning their focus to PC esports titles with the increase in popularity of the gaming sector. Many Big organizations like Skyesports and Indian LAN Gaming have announced big tournaments for the game to revive the forgotten OG games.

Indian LAN Gaming (ILG) announced the ILG Cup, a pan-India LAN tournament that will take place in 30 gaming cafes across over 20 cities and include CS: GO as one of the main titles among many others.