Did Valorant kill CSGO?

Did Valorant kill CSGO? CSGO player count statistics in 2021.

Valorant has been dominating the Tactical FPS gaming community, since the release, by beating CSGO. The player count of Valorant is increasing day by day. On the other hand, the player count of CSGO is decreasing continuously. Moreover, many professional players are shifting from CSGO to Valorant. 

Undoubtedly, CSGO is a huge success in the industry of Gaming and Esports. The CSGO community is huge, many players made their career in this game. However, after a long run, the player count of the game is now dwindling. The main reason for this dwindle is the release of Valorant. Hence, “Did Valorant kill CSGO?” is a viable question.

Valorant is a tactical FPS game with a little mix of unique abilities which create tactical advantage in gameplay. The fundamentals of both the games are similar. However, the implementation of well-balanced abilities is Valorant is the main reason for the game’s success. Moreover, the developers of Valorant are more connected to the gaming community which gives them an upper hand in providing better updates. 

In this article, we will analyze the statistics to find the answer to the question “Did Valorant Kill CSGO?”

CSGO player count in 2021.

The infamous conversation of “CSGO is dying” is back in 2021 and it might be serious this time. According to the statistics by SteamCharts, this year the player count of CS:GO is massively declining.

In the month of January, the player count increased by a little amount. However, since February it has been continuously declining for the past five months. 

(Image via SteamCharts)

In the month of January, the player count of CSGO increased by 3.54%. However, it was the last increment in player count. 

In the month of February, the player count decreased by 0.30%. Further, in the month of March, the player count decreased by  0.01%. In the month of April, the player count decreased by 2.37%. Later, in the month of May, 8.77% of reduction was observed in player count. However, in the month of June, Steam recorded a whopping 16.75% of player count reduction. 

According to the statistics, the answer to the question “Did Valorant kill CSGO?” is Yes. The launch of Valorant has massively impacted the player count of CS:GO. Moreover, professional players shifting from CS:GO to Valorant, also influence their fans to shift to Valorant. This is causing a huge decline in CS:GO player count. 

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