A problem with Steam's back-end took down the page for Valve's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for a few hours yesterday.
As spotted by Twitter user Gabe Follower, the online shooter's page disappeared from Steam, with SteamDB data showing that this was removed at around 6:20 am yesterday (Tuesday, March 9th). Within three hours, the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive page was back online, with Valve's Doug Lombardi telling Rock Paper Shotgun that this "was just a hiccup on the back end."
That didn't stop the game's official account putting up a rather hilarious post on Twitter about the matter.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's temporary and accidental removal from Steam came in the wake of Valve announcing that it was stopping work on its Dota card game, Artifact.
CS:GO launched back in 2012 and is one of the most-played titles on Steam. In April 2020, the game hit a record 1,305,714 concurrent players, according to SteamCharts. The shooter also contributed to Steam hitting a new high for simultaneous users in December 2020, thanks to its Operation Broken Fang DLC – but Cyberpunk 2077 will also have played a role in this.