With every year since 2016 players leave, how can you actually lie to yourself like that? Dont you see? The hype for this game is over, its in a stage of dying and it'll be just like with 1.6 when only veterans will be left.
There's nothing new happening, in fact there's nothing happening at all and matchmaking is still outdated and totally useless. Why would a casual play this game? There's nothing that keeps him playing it, he cant compete with friends and others cuz matchmaking is worthless, he doesnt even see any new operations anymore, the same old boring maps that everyone knows already, the meta is still back to the same shit. I understand that some people might've been frustrated at Aug meta but ffs, why are there so many guns when all you're using is like 5 of them in total.
I've played 1.6, shitloads of hours in GO, but it just gets boring, im bored of the routine. I want something new, something that wont keep me playing it but something that will encourage me to play even more instead! Something new that i'll have to learn from the roots again, feel how it feels to learn back the game i love or at least used to. CS:GO isnt offering me this and it seems in still wont even in the future. So now, why would i keep playing it?