Ya that's the problem you stated right there. "right circumstances." Lol CS wasn't the fucking driving the eSports scene. You're an imposter. And it wasn't "always popular," if given the right context.
Starcraft brood war was and EVERYONE and EVERY caster will agree on this. Starcraft died around, I'll say, 2010-2011 when LEAGUE OF LEGENDS was developed. Starcraft 2 was made but wasn't accessible as League, which made them win. That's like fucking 20 years of life. CSGO might or may not, as people are still unsure how long it'll last because of it's lack of ability to attract new audiences. Fortnite is doing that right now, sadly.
You have to be more open minded than this, man.
I've been literally saying DOTA this whole time and you keep ignoring it, yet Evil Geniuses is probably super fucking rich compared to so many CSGO teams. Kids are fucking watching Fornite right now and you know that technology is going to make them go on twitch and fund it/give more attention to it. So like it or not, Fortnite is becoming popular, and it's HIGH IN DEMAND AS OF NOW. We don't know when it'll crash, but a lot hope it does because we want other games to watch, which I agree with.
And you're STILL NOT READING MY COMMENTS. Fucking irritating.
Why should cloud9 invest ANY MONEY in CSGO when all the best players are already acquired and no new talents are really being seen. So much talent is being recycled again because we are in a lull and no new players are really entering the game because of that payment barrier.
Last but not least, the only reason why games don't achieve the pedigree League of legends or DOTA has is because of the failure to attract the Chinese audience. You better be thanking your gods that Fortnite isn't popular in China or else it would have single handily erased CSGO and so many other games. For some reason, PUBG = fortnite