Counter-Strike: Global Offensive broke its record for the number of concurrent players.
As revealed on Twitter (below) - via Steam Database - the new record is set at 901,681 users. The previous record was set at 850,485 according to Rock Paper Shotgun, it was set in April 2016.
Steam itself also broke its record for concurrent users, its new record is 19,107,803. This comes just days after Valve's platform hit its previous all-time high of 18.8m simultaneous users.
Earlier this month, it was confirmed that Valve is working on an "auto-mute" feature for abusive CS:GO players. Last year, an AI programme caught over 15,000 cheats in the game. The following month, another player was caught cheating in a live stream.
Last week, a new esports league was announced for CS:GO - it will be team-owned. Later this year, one of the major esports events will be held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
And the new records are:— Steam Database (@SteamDB) February 9, 2020
Steam: 19,107,803 (6,079,346 ingame - 32%)
CSGO: 901,681 (451,883 on official servers - 50%)
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