Looking at the dwindling player count, the infamous “CSGO is dying” conversation has resumed in 2021.
According to steamcharts’ stats for June, CSGO has lost a massive chunk of its player base in the past five months.
Currently, CSGO has only 527K average players, the lowest since February 2020.CSGO at the lowest in 2021 despite hitting 1 million mark last year.
While the release of CSGO’s modern competitor Valorant failed to have much impact initially, it’s starting to break down a chunk of its player count in 2021.
Valorant’s thriving 2021 made even glamorous with a top-notch LAN event hasn’t only roped in professional players like Nathan “NBK-” Schmitt, but it’s also eyeing CSGO’s player base.
As mentioned earlier, people were still actively playing CSGO when Valorant was at its peak.
“Along with all the gameplay that we made available for free, new players had access to drops, Ranks, Skill Groups, and a free path to Prime matchmaking. Unfortunately, over time, those benefits have become an incentive for bad actors to hurt the experience of both new and existing players,” The blog read. Soon after this update, the player count started dropping drastically, proving that COVID-19 and Valorant may not have a lot to do with the CSGO decline.❤️⬇️ Help Us Grow ⬇️❤️