Records broken during Cologne day 1

August 14th, 2014 21:42

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.

Concurrent viewers record broken by Cloud9 and Titan

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 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.

csgo is gonna die in 1 year, they said.
2014-08-14 21:43
2014-08-14 21:44
The players go were the money is, they dont care about csgo being a terrible game.
2014-08-14 21:45
csgo is not a terrible game.
2014-08-14 21:47
keep lying to yourself
2014-08-15 03:46
What makes it terrible? the movement ain't the best and the shooting is fucking dire at best but it's still playable and watchable, for me it's better to watch than play and the pros clearly don't mind it as they are all still playing it, how many have retired because the game was shit?
2014-08-15 09:25
2 of the golden five, lurppis, probably more. plenty say the game sucks but they play it for the money, even if they "publicly" say it's okay, probably even more keep their negative thoughts to themselves. the movement is awful, the community is full of retard memers from reddit that only care about skins and matchmaking, the shooting is awful, you can't shoot through anything even if you know they're there, the sound is broken, the hitboxes are broken, the dev team only cares about dumbing the game down and adding MORE SKINS and MORE "OPERATIONS". other stuff im probably forgeting but it's like a chore to play it it's so boring and bad.
2014-08-15 18:41
Why don't you form your own opinions instead of those of failed professional gamers?
2014-08-16 11:25
how are those not my opinions
2014-08-16 11:59
So then simply fuck off and go play 1.6?
2014-08-18 15:22
I do? Doesn't mean I can't lurk these forums and try to help out the clueless sheep.
2014-08-18 22:21
it isn't a terrible game. Could use some more fixes and changes but overall playing it is a enjoying experience.
2014-08-14 21:48
and because we are waiting already 2 years on the obvious fix it is a awful game!
2014-08-14 23:27
the dev team is short on numbers and I believe that some extra pairs of working hands would do them wonders. Topping that would be asking for pro players their feedback since the start of CS:GO or even during development, and it wouldn't take those 2 years. There are a lot of bugs that devs don't know how to solve either and only when some USER finds the solution and posts it on reddit is when they instantly put it into the game. That is why having more devs would help, two heads think better than one. 10 or more should be able to follow the same principle, since I think the dev team consists on 6 persons only.
2014-08-14 23:33
thats why they can keep pushing out new skins and sticker updates as well as... More progess on overpass and cobblestone :D
2014-08-15 03:46
butthurt onepoinstsuxer detected
2014-08-14 21:50
Why cant he be butthurt sAucer?
2014-08-14 22:35
because only 1.6ers are crying how "bad" csgo is.
2014-08-14 22:36
csgo was terrible almost horrible at the start, and still could improve aloot, weve come along way now
2014-08-14 22:40
At the start it was horrible but it isnt now, however it isnt perfect, yet.
2014-08-14 22:46
Exactly. Just imagine if no one complained how shitty the game was in 2012 when it came out...would we have ever seen 200K players?
2014-08-14 23:12
Ur wronk. Many saucers also criticised csgo on
2014-08-14 22:40
haha k, never saw any crying saycer on
2014-08-14 22:57
at least its better than source
2014-08-14 22:42
not even close
2014-08-14 22:58
source is completely shit
2014-08-14 23:07
2014-08-14 23:22
It's dead, buddy
2014-08-15 01:17
Probably because saucers like you cant see how bad it is, just like you playing source, that says it all.
2014-08-15 02:09
nah, played 1.6 way more than source, got loved in source when i had like 800hrs of 1.6 so suck my dick u bitch <3
2014-08-15 02:18
You were probably awful in 1.6 so you switched, like every noob who couldnt handle 1.6. thats rough man..
2014-08-15 02:20
nah i was fucking good actually, but 1.6 was just too easy, boring and stupid as fuck.
2014-08-15 15:33
Im pretty sure it was because you were awful, just like any other saucer =D
2014-08-15 17:20
thats the way how onepointsuxers thinks...
2014-08-15 18:25
actualy the game is far from being good i never liked 1.6 but cs:s v34+j3di(zblock) is far more competiteve and harder than cod:go and 1.6
2014-08-15 18:29
because source sucked and CS:GO is an improve of source. Not a 1.6 fanboy, telling the truth to the ppl
2014-08-14 23:09
Well, it kinda IS improved source- look wise. Maps are almost same like source. However shooting and movement are nothing like 1.6 or source. I havnt played cs go since 2012 however, even by specing the game, it looks different from source. I dont want to comment on shooting mechanics of the game however the movement sucks donkey ballz. 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.
2014-08-14 23:19
it was originally supposed to be a console port for source, so I heard.
2014-08-15 03:48
United States y0rk 
I'm a 1.6er and I love it :)
2014-08-14 22:49
2014-08-15 04:33
Aww are you mad because your favorite game is bad and got low skill cap? How sad..
2014-08-15 02:02
Lol you're the dumbass of the day 1pixelsuxer
2014-08-15 03:34
faggot please, play your noob friendly csgo game, rofl.
2014-08-15 13:05
and you're poor 1.6er :/
2014-08-15 15:34
In other words, 999999 times more skilled than you, saucer rofl.
2014-08-15 17:21
thats the way how 1.6ers think :(
2014-08-15 18:26
there's more money on other games and yet cs:go is constantly growing in players, so please stfu
2014-08-14 22:18
Dafuc? You are srsly retarded, what does other games has to do with this? CS players play this game because the money is there, not because the game is good, because it's not.
2014-08-15 02:03
what money? money level in cs:go is way way lower than lol/dota2. even starcraft can be considered more profitable than cs (the money goes to one player instead of a team of 5, the organisation spends less money sending 1 man to an event rather than 5+coach, besides that, it's always cheaper to pay 1 salary rather than 5). still, cs:go is growing and it's not beacuse of money or because valve supports it like it should (see riot or blizzard funding events thoughout the year). it's because people ENJOY it. cs:go is not a perfect game but sure as hell is pretty good.
2014-08-15 04:41
There's literally no other FPS game that competes with CS, that's why. 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.
2014-08-15 08:31
2014-08-15 03:49
keep trying
2014-08-14 22:26
China Specster 
CSGO is the best counter strike by far. 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.
2014-08-14 22:32
"CSGO is the best counter strike by far." 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.
2014-08-15 02:08
All these flavors and you choose to be salty :(
2014-08-15 05:03
Yeah, because playing games for less than the minimum wage sounds like a real steal.
2014-08-15 01:15
but the audience doesn't care for the money...
2014-08-15 03:32
If they want to watch pro matches in cs, they are forced to watch csgo, tough to understand?
2014-08-15 13:07
I was a 1.6 die hard, and never wanted to change, but cs:go > 1.6 fuck it community is better then ever
2014-08-15 07:11
But the game is not, thats the difference.
2014-08-15 13:08
2014-08-15 07:44
well its was terrible game but now after fixing stuff and really developers are putting engery into, it can turn into very good game
2014-08-15 10:45
It's to much to fix, its not even near 1.6 in skill level.
2014-08-15 13:09
What's the difference? 1.6 got harder movement and the wallbangs, but that's it.
2014-08-15 19:35
Alot, 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.
2014-08-15 20:54
Uhm if you watch demo's from 2001-2005 it was spray-duels only too so don't talk shit and in GO you can actually 1 tap if you got good aim. Yes the movement is by far better in 1.6 and the maps became a lot better since the launch, they're not perfect, but they're good enough atm.
2014-08-15 20:59
Well it's not 2001 now is it? In 1.6 you can atleast do it, in csgo NOBODY use the 2 shot method, everybody sits and spray like noobs. "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.
2014-08-15 21:48
You can say whatever you want, but without the skins we wouldn't have those big tournaments and without the 12 years olds and other new players we wouldn't even survive for a year. There are still enough people who use the burst or tap technique, but spraying is just the populair technique nowadays and I bet in 5 years it will all be different just like in the 1st counter-strike.
2014-08-15 22:13
'They said' not at this rate, it'll be one of the biggest esports out there. Don't pull words outta your ass.
2014-08-14 21:51
That's exactly his point
2014-08-14 22:07
2014-08-14 23:25
Critics did say that CSGO would never make it, that the era of FPS games in eSport was over, so he didnt pull words out of his ass.
2014-08-14 22:08
are u high?
2014-08-14 22:09
are you new to hltv? a lot of ppl said csgo would be dead by the end of 2013. Actually there was a giveway for the guy who predict its death date
2014-08-14 22:32
skins kappa
2014-08-14 22:47
It is alive just for the skins XD ...remove those package drops and the viewers for group stage atleast would go down by half
2014-08-15 04:59
2014-08-14 21:43
Thats the way I like it
2014-08-14 21:43
2014-08-14 21:44
2014-08-14 21:44
Estonia ygos? 
wolf fans
2014-08-14 21:44
United Kingdom ilovetechnopt 
2014-08-14 21:44
Netherlands Kochz 
rip cs 1.6
2014-08-14 21:44
where were you last 2 years in an cryosleep?
2014-08-14 21:51
playing promod lmao
2014-08-14 21:57
playing 1.2k hours csgo actually
2014-08-14 22:30
Canada rdss 
1 lan for half of year > 227k viewers ok ...
2014-08-14 21:45
yeeegiiirlll x
2014-08-14 21:49
Poland maxiu 
OH GOD !!! ITS AWESOME !! and around 230k !!! GREAT NEWS !!! sorry but r.i.p 1.6 ;( we will miss you
2014-08-14 21:49
Slovakia montty 
250k viewers nice!... now 128tick
2014-08-14 21:49
Poland eiur 
2014-08-14 21:50
... dream on, but if they did = 1 billion players same day
2014-08-14 21:51
2014-08-14 21:56
2014-08-14 22:16
2014-08-14 23:08
the engine already supports 128tick
2014-08-15 03:52
United States Nin_mnb 
I belive
2014-08-15 04:20
2014-08-14 21:50
That's prob + non-twitch streams i.e. Chinese.
2014-08-14 22:05
That was the ingame menu number that doesn't filter out the duplicate Steam IDs (only while it's live, at the end it is recalculated)
2014-08-14 22:32
there was also chinese stream with 5k+ viewers
2014-08-15 03:19
Now 128tick volvo come on!
2014-08-14 21:53
Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
No souvenir drops = 100k max
2014-08-14 21:54
thats even dreamhack summer with 30k$ prizepool had 150k specs fakin idiot x
2014-08-14 21:56
G3 last week no souvenir drops and 150k spectators, ty
2014-08-14 21:57
boring matches today, drops, 50k specs interesting matches today, drops, 250k specs where is your logic?
2014-08-14 22:27
haha :D:D that c9vTitan was an amazing game tho. maybe best game i've seen in CSGO
2014-08-14 21:59
and its only groups
2014-08-14 22:01
2014-08-14 22:03
Spectators for EMS katowice were there only to witness a classic.. ESL ppl view only and only for drops.. Difference..
2014-08-14 22:09
i think hes trying to communicate
2014-08-14 22:44
2014-08-15 01:22
2014-08-15 04:54
already now im pretty sure the org of cloud9 are happy with their new addition :) maybe its time for more orgs to step into the cs world?
2014-08-14 22:11
i don't really like US scene that much but i started to like Manajuma and shroud in particular. i was pretty happy he joined ex complexity. these type of moves really work on US teams (see swag=>IBP) but rarely have a positive impact in European scene. all roster changes here had a disastrous effect on team chemistry (except maybe kennyS/shox swap).
2014-08-15 05:01
Denmark qwedsa 
awesome.. csgo soon > ti4.
2014-08-14 22:12
2014-08-14 22:14
and a record for most butthurt - lurppis :D
2014-08-14 22:16
saltiest butt -- lurppis 2014
2014-08-14 22:17
What do you base this on?
2014-08-14 22:36
on the salt
2014-08-14 22:42
nice, please Valve release fast our International
2014-08-14 22:16
2014-08-14 22:18
without dem case drops no viewers ezy as dat
2014-08-14 22:20
very good cs:go>sc2 right now
2014-08-14 22:37
cs:go>sc2 for quite some time now. blizzard fucked things up pretty badly in hots. the game is just not that fun to play/watch anymore and you can see this in the number of viewers on major tournaments.
2014-08-15 05:05
great news :)
2014-08-14 22:40
Expecting 300k to watch final game
2014-08-14 22:41
Expecting 500k+ to watch final game. :-)
2014-08-14 22:51
wont happen
2014-08-14 23:11
2014-08-14 23:25
If there's almost 250k watching a group stage game on a fucking thursday it'll without a doubt be over 400k watching the final.
2014-08-14 23:39
we will see bro, but 500k+ wont happen anyway (im wishing this too, but lets be realistic)
2014-08-14 23:50
Well, they said about the last thing about the two past majors, we'll see how it goes I guess. I'm guessing 450-500k.
2014-08-14 23:50
450-500k is unrealistic. that's almost half of the actual active playerbase. somewhere between 300-350K is much more likely. if the scene continues to grow as it should, maybe we'll have 500k viewers in 2015 major events.
2014-08-15 05:11
The active player base is over 3.3million or something. That's the amount of individual STEAM ID's that played CS:GO in the last month. I do agree though, I don't think it will hit 450-500k. Maybe 350-400k.
2014-08-15 06:39
he was talking about dota
2014-08-15 09:20
7-1 never forget
2014-08-15 10:46
no flaggers...
2014-08-15 16:52
United States y0rk 
It's crazy that a group stage match between C9 and Titan beat out the grand final of Katowice in viewers. The scene is ever growing and I'm loving it.
2014-08-14 22:51
this is great news, shows that we need good american teams to cs:go and get that hype train going
2014-08-14 23:08
sad to know that half of this viewers was there just by the drops... whatever, if its like this now, imagine in grand finals... LL csgo
2014-08-14 23:11
There were also drops for Katowice you fking nub
2014-08-14 23:24
nub ? who dafuck is you ?
2014-08-14 23:46
noob dreamhack summer with 30k $ pricepool and no drops had 150k u mad.
2014-08-15 00:42
im not saying about every tournament bastard, try to understand my comment before post bullshit
2014-08-15 03:26
u always 1.6 fanboi
2014-08-15 10:43
u always retarded
2014-08-15 16:52
it's not gonna reach 500K, i very much doubt so, but IF IT does thats fucking league of legends finals numbers. insane.
2014-08-14 23:43
"CSGO will be deaded in year" -HLTV and Lurppiss
2014-08-15 00:06
imagine csgo without valve money :O
2014-08-15 00:15
This is the fun part, all pro players went over to csgo because of the money, and the casual players did it because of them. 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 :(
2014-08-15 02:14
u need to get a life lmao
2014-08-15 02:26
Truth hurts i see, nice insult :D
2014-08-15 02:27
no seriously
2014-08-15 05:50
How fking delusional are you?
2014-08-15 03:44
awesome results for esports!
2014-08-15 00:22
Denmark fyhn 
Already in the group stage. Not bad, not bad at all.
2014-08-15 00:51
I like how it is carefully worded, though. It may indeed not take into account the people who have their steamIDs registered with twitch. I wonder what the real number may be?
2014-08-15 01:13
That would be 300k if they have the casters setting option in game just like what their saying on their update.
2014-08-15 03:04
+1 Woke up to watch the first game at 2:00a.m... for nothing!
2014-08-15 03:27
They said, today will already have a casters. Let see ;)
2014-08-15 04:49
They're* Also it was because of location, today will have casters on gotv.
2014-08-15 09:26
Ukraine potapUA 
Counter-Strike finaly where it belongs. It is a great FPS game and haters from 1.6 and Source should definately stop crying because i believe that this game as it is now is way far before the others. Sure there are mistakes, but example 1.6 had many of bugs texture fails so what? 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.
2014-08-15 03:41
Yes I like major tournaments because Volvo is updating 24/7
2014-08-15 04:21
that's how we do it :) CounterStrke FTW!!!
2014-08-15 03:59
PLS Volvo we need cs go for half the price again and a new ban wave, after that it's rly nice to play mm again
2014-08-15 04:23
+ 10k viewers on the chinese streams
2014-08-15 09:34
Yeah who the cares people have 3 streams and 5 accounts afking for drops the real numbers much lower.
2014-08-15 17:21
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