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Both concurrent viewers and players records have been broken on day one at ESL One Cologne with the new record set to 257,924 viewers and 227,074 players, respectively.
From the beginning to end of day one at ESL One Cologne, both the viewers' and players' numbers were rising constantly.
Cloud9's Titan upset pushed the numbers over the top with 257,924 concurrent viewers, which - according to Valve - doesn't include duplicate SteamIDs connected to both the stream and GOTV, and 227,074 players.
That means ESL One Cologne's day one broke the viewers' record by 5,036, which was previously set during EMS One Katowice grand final between NiP and Virtus.pro at 252,888.
The concurrent players record previously stood at 194,016 set after a big gameplay-changing update on July 2nd.
There are still three days of ESL One Cologne left, so the numbers can increase even further.
Post edited 2014-08-14 21:43:43
thats rough man..
Not a 1.6 fanboy, telling the truth to the ppl
Post edited 2014-08-14 23:09:52
I dont know if anyone feels this or not but to me, when i used to play csgo in 2012, jumping used to feel like you are in the air for .2 or .3 seconds more compared to 1.6.
Source was already dead at that time and 1.6 wasn't doing so good either but it still had it's moments.
CS:GO wouldn't be this big if Valve wouldn't have committed to do something about it's CS genre. In a micro-transaction generation CS:GO is held up by weapon skins and automated match-making as well as casual system and that's what people enjoy about it not because the game itself is good but because it's easy and accessible.
But what really gives this game spectator numbers are the skins. If you took away skin betting, souvenir packages/skin drops/weapons cases and the marketplace the game wouldn't be where it is today. People are committed to the FPS genre of CS:GO but what drives them is the earning they potentially could get from skins.
It's all about the money and of course why wouldn't it? I can assure you GeT_RiGhT and f0rest etc. wouldn't be playing this game if tomorrow another FPS with the exact same game mode appears but with larger prizepools, but there isn't. They're playing it for the money in a genre they admire because they're good at it and that's why they don't play LoL or Dota2 where you see larger prizepools. FPS is where they're home and they wouldn't be around CS:GO if a competing game with larger prizepools would appear.
Post edited 2014-08-15 08:31:02
we can't live from past, 1.6 was great, but cs:go from a viewers side (our side) is one billion times better. For player, also.
CS:GO was terrible when it came out, it was a disaster, but now.. it's great, and every update is making it better and better.
Hahahaha, you sure do like to joke around.
Sorry to hear 1.6 was too hard for you, you are just happy CSGO came out, so you noobs also could play well.
Post edited 2014-08-15 02:08:01
The maps is awful.
Movement is terrible.
The weapon handling is terrible.
Every single player in csgo has 1 thing in common: they sit down and spray in every duel and hope for the best.
In 1.6, you actually could shoot 1 or 2 bullets at a time and you would hit, the weapon handling is so much better in 1.6
It was not randomspray-duels all the time like in csgo.
"good enough" huh ok.. the maps still suck monkeyballs.
And i did not even mention skins.. it screams so much 12 year old over this game.
maybe its time for more orgs to step into the cs world?
cs:go>sc2 right now
Post edited 2014-08-14 23:50:12
whatever, if its like this now, imagine in grand finals... LL csgo
Post edited 2014-08-14 23:43:40
HLTV is a retarded community who really thinks players switch game because of its quality, haha.
The same amount of money in 1.6 as csgo = Nobody would switch, poor you guys :(
Woke up to watch the first game at 2:00a.m... for nothing!
The developers are making more and more updates and theyre trying to create even better and better game, when i look how CS:GO looked from the whole beginning i dont think i would have play it.
Also the good thing is, that the CS:GO smashed the whole 1.6 and Source comunity together. I enjoy how the team changes, how there are becoming new teams and it is more comfortable to watch because in 1.6 every tournament won Natus Vincere or ESC and sometimes SK Gaming or Fnatic. It was really boring though :D Im not saying the same thing was at the beginning with NiP, but now we have a lot of good teams and i see a bright future.
Post edited 2014-08-15 09:34:03