Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, otherwise known as CS: GO is a shooting video game that has reached immense global recognition.
It is a product of Hidden Path Entertainment along with its successful collaboration with Valve Corporation. As a series of Counter Strike, it is the fourth part of the game that was released in 2012, 12th August to be precise.
It has been known to reach great heights of fame. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was released across several platforms such as Microsoft Windows for the PC gamers, PlayStations 3 and Xbox 360 for the console lover and finally for the Linux.
Though the release of Linux version was delayed till August 2014.
Growth of CS: GO
Although the Counter Strike had a massive fan following since its beginning but still, some of the critics were not happy about a few things in the game.
Some of the negative aspects made evident by the critics of Counter Strike: Global Offensive were:
- Early features of the game were not as good as they should have been
- There was a prominent difference between the gaming experience of PC and console version
These two issues by the critics were enough to raise some eyebrows, but the question remained.
Was it just to its predecessors? Yes, it indeed was. From its gameplay to the storyline, it was faithful to its predecessors.
To your surprise,
This game released by one of the greatest franchises in the world received almost 11 million players every month.
Can you even imagine that?
There have been competitions which held certain challenges for the players; tournaments took place all around the world with hefty winning prizes and a number of sponsors were always seen lined up in support of this game.
Features in the Game
Counter Strike: Global Offensive works on the story that revolves around two teams, one is the team of Terrorists and the other are Anti-Terrorists or Counter Terrorists. They both serve the same goal and that is to eliminate the other.
While trying to do so, they also have to complete side missions, which reach completion after you are done with the associated objectives.
Terrorists need to either plant a bomb or defend the hostages while the Counter-terrorists have to defuse the bomb and rescue the hostages. Basically, it’s one against the other.
CS: GO Concurrent Players
It’s no wonder that CS: GO might be one of the most anticipated games around the world.
Not long ago,
A massive 587.72 thousand concurrent players were recorded in June 2019. The highest peak Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ever reached was back in April 2016 and the number reach up to 850.5 thousand gamers.
These numbers are unimaginable if you think all the gamers were playing at the same time.
Even to this very day,
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is going strong as ever, despite being released in 2012. To put into your knowledge, this amazing game is so popular among the gamers, that it reached more than 20 million active users on monthly basis. This record of January 2019 is double as to what it was back in May 2016.
More Than Just A Game
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive might simply be a game for a lot of players around the globe, who play it for fun or entertainment.
It is a way of making a name in the world of Counter-Strike for many. The tournaments held specifically for the session of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is sponsored by top notch brands worldwide. The trend has been growing since the release of the game.
You must have come across famous names such as the IEM Katowice 2019 or another major tournament that was hosted by the name of ELEAGUE Major 2018.
One of the biggest accomplishments of the game include the viewership of ELEAGUE Major 2018 that reached up to an astounding 1.9 million viewers.
The ridiculous amounts of money that are given as a prize pool are another thing to shine some light upon. The cumulative prize money for the tournaments went up to 22.65 million United States Dollars in 2018. Not just in 2018, but for the previous two years, the prize pool was high as well.
It becomes a chance for many gamers to grab the winning prize and earn their big payday by playing well in these tournaments.
I mean, who wouldn’t want to get paid just to play their favorite game?
We can’t ignore the fact that CS: GO is in fact, the real deal.