the playerbase Riot gives is always weird and fishy. Other than they always inflate it the most possible like using the asian players or giving it only when Major or world championship happens...
I'd like to see an open source like Steam has, which gives u data every hour/ever 10mins.
Also the revolver update (which is famous xD), they fixed it in 2 days. or something like that. Riot apparently fucks up, and has to roll back a whole update, I dont see valve doing that, they just adapt to the scene which imo is better.
the 2 years of CS:GO were a disaster that true. But again Valve adapted really fast, and during those 2 years it had updates everyday. everyweek.
BUt u cant compare a CS:GO which is still a modified version of CS1.6 relaeased in 2012, vs VALORANT with Unreal engine 5, in 2020. A brand new game.