Shortly after the official announcement of Counter-Strike 2 a new record number of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players was recorded.
Against the background of rumors about Counter-Strike 2, the number of players in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive began to grow since mid-March, and on Sunday, March 26, a new record was set – 1,519,457 players online. This is the second highest number of players in Steam history after the fantastic record of PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS at 3,257,248 players set 5 years ago. In general, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which, let’s remind you, was released almost 11 years ago, has been on the first step of the Steam chart in terms of the number of players for several years in a row.
The likely return of users to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is due to the fact that players can receive invitations to participate in the “limited testing” of Counter-Strike 2 in CS:GO. Moreover, according to Valve, all the items that players collected in CS:GO will be available in Counter-Strike 2.