Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has amazing statistics. It is undoubtedly one of the best selling games in the history of steam era. By the end of 2016, the game had sold about 25 million copies. In so doing, it overtook Minecraft's position as the best selling PC game since Minecraft had only sold about 24.5 Million copies until then. The huge sales shows that many people actually play this game. Its popularity can therefore be tied to the millions of copies sold worldwide.
According to SteamSpy, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive firmly remains in the top list of the most played PC games by current players. Actually, It is the third most played game by current players in the Steam chart. Topping the list is the game "PlayerUnknown'sBattleground" followed by "Dota 2".
A monthly count of the number of peak concurrent CS: GO players according to Steam shows that the number of the peak concurrent players reached 454,480 in May, 2018. However, this did not beat the all time high record of 850,500 peak concurrent players that was attained in April, 2016. These CS:GO players are a big market for eSports gambling.
2018 monthy statistics
To understand well how many people play this game, it is important to break the statistics into monthly units. The following is a monthly illustration of the average of the people who played CS: Go Offensive in 2018:
Month, 2018 Average Players
- January 382,030.5
- February 382,457.1
- March 354,270.3
- April 289,076.7
- May 262,170.9
- June 264,045.3