HLTV.org sets new website records during PGL Major Stockholm

Counter-Strike powers on - HLTV.org reaches new heights during the latest Valve-supported event.

The CS:GO community displayed their immense support for the game during the PGL Major Stockholm over the two weeks of action. The first day of our World Championship event immediately surpassed HLTV.org's previous peaks, but the interest would continue to grow as the tournament progressed.

The highest number of users visiting the website during one day was recorded on the grand final day, November 7, as over 1.3 million accessed HLTV.org to find information about the Natus Vincere - G2 game.

The first day of the Legends Stage was the busiest one ever in terms of pageviews as over 25 million were recorded on October 30. Additionally, the PGL Major Stockholm surpassed previous Majors in terms of unique visitors for a whole Major, recording over 5.5 million across the three stages of the event.

Packed arena, viewership records, historic traffic for PGL Major

The new daily HLTV.org user peak accounts for a +29% increase compared to the record set on January 20th of this year, when the best player of 2020 was revealed. Meanwhile, the pageview record is a +34% rise in comparison to the record from February 21, 2019, set during the IEM Katowice Major.

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PGL Major Stockholm breaks records with over 2.7 million concurrent viewers*

Lastly, the number of overall users accessing the site during a Major is a +28% increase compared to the previously most popular one, the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019. That was achieved despite the PGL Major Stockholm being shorter, as traffic was consistently high, with multiple days from the past two weeks surpassing previous daily records in terms of both users and pageviews.

Together with the news that the grand final recorded over 2.7 million concurrent viewers — an over two-fold increase compared to the previous peak —, this spells good news for the health of the competitive Counter-Strike scene.

New HLTV.org traffic records:

One day pageviews: 25,658,934 (+34%)
Date: October 30, 2021
Event: PGL Major Stockholm - Legends Stage day 1

One day users: 1,355,142 (+29%)
Date: November 7, 2021
Event: PGL Major Stockholm - Grand Final day

Users per Major: 5,503,163 (+28%)
Date: October 26 - November 7, 2021
Event: PGL Major Stockholm

website was down all the time
2021-11-11 12:53
5 replies
+1, hltv needs to upgrade their servers
2021-11-11 13:12
1 reply
#138
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Peru TheJuan
Surely we deserve a reward for making this possible
2021-11-11 16:28
#39
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Netherlands daboiii
i wonder why :)
2021-11-11 13:15
Now we know why
2021-11-11 15:52
Totally agree
2021-11-12 12:32
Poggers
2021-11-11 12:53
6 replies
So, PGL Major Stockholm 2021: 1) At least 2x the peak viewership of any Major before 2) At least 2x the prize money of any Major before 3) The most popular event (statistically) in CS history > Wonder why :)
2021-11-11 13:58
3 replies
Worth every minute of the streams Incredible job esl and PGL Whereas valorant died with 3 tourneys / year
2021-11-12 05:11
2 replies
incredible job pgl? are you baiting? because if youre baiting then 0/8
2021-11-13 21:13
1 reply
malding
2021-11-14 05:19
1.3 million users accessed, like 1000 of em r mine and 8000 of them r my friend's acc lmao jk plz no ban :(
2021-11-12 01:37
1 reply
Damn
2021-11-12 05:10
#4
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Sweden Svahn
people had to change their names from s0mple to s1mple
2021-11-11 12:54
18 replies
#48
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Estonia Nigatoni
Haha true that
2021-11-11 13:27
11 replies
when Niko to N0ko
2021-11-11 14:33
10 replies
its nik0 not n0ko
2021-11-11 14:37
9 replies
Ch0ko
2021-11-11 14:39
4 replies
#125
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North America AlphaSB3
Ch2ko
2021-11-11 16:02
1 reply
#140
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African Union Zollbit
Ch2k0
2021-11-11 16:29
thats the worst one
2021-11-11 17:56
hm... ch0ko chips are my favourite
2021-11-11 19:32
so after next major, it will be like Nik0 to N1ko ?
2021-11-11 14:40
3 replies
Nik1
2021-11-11 14:45
#91
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Argentina Frannnnnnn
one can dream
2021-11-11 14:46
Comedian
2021-11-12 09:25
big if true
2021-11-11 16:02
Not doing it
2021-11-11 16:21
They can change names?
2021-11-11 17:20
1 reply
nope
2021-11-11 19:23
#164
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Asia aref81
+1
2021-11-11 17:45
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-11-11 18:17
yea i remember the site died right when NaVI won , the pages were taking a lot of refreshes to load.
2021-11-11 12:54
1 reply
It even died before that so understandable
2021-11-11 13:39
This website is part of CSGO and his success
2021-11-11 12:54
3 replies
*hltv forums
2021-11-11 14:54
1 reply
+1
2021-11-11 15:42
#187
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Denmark Danny D3
+1
2021-11-11 21:19
#8
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Nepal baral25
POG!! Great Job Martin & co
2021-11-11 12:55
#9
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Spain Nepomu
Poggers
2021-11-11 12:55
I BELIEVE IN HALF LIFE TV SUPREMACY
2021-11-11 12:55
#14
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Brazil RodKuhn
hltv down, check hltv
2021-11-11 12:57
2 replies
xD
2021-11-11 17:44
So that's how they got the 1.3M clicks. 100 000 of those were me alone btw.
2021-11-11 18:18
Sheeeeeesh
2021-11-11 12:58
Pog
2021-11-11 12:59
new ban records?
2021-11-11 12:59
5 replies
"jonathan E sets new ban record with over 1000 bans per minute"
2021-11-11 13:06
3 replies
XD
2021-11-11 13:09
#122
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Latvia pumasiK
lmao
2021-11-11 16:00
xD
2021-11-11 17:44
#191
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Finland Nollegee
For sure
2021-11-11 23:10
#20
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Asia flipflop
Good job HLTV
2021-11-11 13:00
congratulations, but 800x400 images with text/graph is kinda hard to read.
2021-11-11 13:01
2 replies
+1
2021-11-11 13:04
+2
2021-11-11 14:25
more MENS for the group😎😎
2021-11-11 13:02
#24
Ex6TenZ | 
France p2l
CS:GO dead game they said LUL
2021-11-11 13:02
im one of those 135000 users since 2013 :)
2021-11-11 13:09
4 replies
#94
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United Kingdom dv-_-
new schooler!
2021-11-11 14:50
#123
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Latvia pumasiK
I remember in 1987 this page was much better
2021-11-11 16:01
2 replies
wow how old are you man :)
2021-11-11 16:14
1 reply
#192
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Latvia pumasiK
soon 18, but 15 now
2021-11-11 23:45
wawaweewa!! great success!
2021-11-11 13:12
Im one of those
2021-11-11 13:12
That's quite an explosive growth in viewers.. Wonder why that isn't manifesting itself in the amount of people playing on Valves noob servers?
2021-11-11 13:13
#43
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Greece wazerr
pog not a dead game
2021-11-11 13:19
Whole site crashed lol
2021-11-11 13:20
website crashed a little lol i remember
2021-11-11 13:27
1 reply
For 30 minutes or so after the final shot it just crashed completely - very annoying, but understandable
2021-11-11 13:47
#50
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Ukraine VoidWave
lol cool
2021-11-11 13:28
Yeah, we noticed...
2021-11-11 13:34
HLTV stronk
2021-11-11 13:36
Congratz to HLTV with the continued success - deserved <3
2021-11-11 13:45
#60
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Russia WiHuu
Congrats mens))
2021-11-11 13:48
EZ4HLTV
2021-11-11 13:51
oh, i was wondering why i wasnt able to check the map-page....
2021-11-11 13:53
Very impressive! Congrats guys!
2021-11-11 14:03
you thats sick
2021-11-11 14:05
EZ Clap
2021-11-11 14:09
#71
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Cyprus Juuzou_
Congrats
2021-11-11 14:16
nice job HLTV
2021-11-11 14:17
#74
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Dead game, they said..
2021-11-11 14:20
#76
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Hungary raffai
HLTV <3
2021-11-11 14:25
#79
roeJ | 
Romania SkipLD
Hltv barely worked
2021-11-11 14:28
Congrats hltv team.
2021-11-11 14:28
#82
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Czech Republic wellbi
Just a note to HLTV folks reading comments. I returned to CSGO after 2 years for the Major and I will be gone again soon. But in these few days, I actually wanted to discuss the game on the local forum, I had 5 comments and no new threads limit because of inactivity. That's really inconvenient for folks like me, who would like to use HLTV in this manner. Try to think about something. Remove it for really old accounts without a history of bans or something like that? Thx
2021-11-11 14:31
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#99
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United Kingdom dv-_-
Agreed 100%, this site has probably the worst moderation system I've ever seen. In order to minimise spam, they just piss off a large portion of their user base. Especially the "You haven't been active recently and cannot post replies repeatedly within five minutes" - I've been using this site since like 2007-2008 ffs!! (I'm actually getting this currently so waiting to post this....) It's even more annoying because I'm a web developer and I know theres a million other things they could've done instead to help stop spam.
2021-11-11 14:58
2 replies
Well, I have a bit of hope that their rights to boasting will spark a thought of "maybe the look, feel and experience of a site with such exposure isn't fitting for the year 2021 and years to come" :) one can always hope
2021-11-11 15:47
1 reply
#127
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Kuwait seca34958
good one
2021-11-11 16:07
Ez for legendary eSports
2021-11-11 14:37
Even though the 2.7 million concurrent viewers can find and visit you, they still would really like to see a much more modern UI/UX.
2021-11-11 14:38
1 reply
Wtf men we want back old hltv ui not this mobile phone shit where 90% of my screen width is wasted.
2021-11-11 18:21
mens))
2021-11-11 14:46
Your welcome HLTV At the same time it's sad most of the time servers were down during the major , step up your game HLTV
2021-11-11 14:51
Now that's a W
2021-11-11 15:11
That is amazing to see! Been here since 2006 if I remember correctly, registered around 2009, the best CS:GO news site to date! The only downside that Im hoping would eventually be looked into is that it looks like the site is unable to handle traffic while there it lots of people trying to post/view it all at the same time during huge events, as it crashes with an error that clearly says that the issue is on the HLTV's side, and the site goes down, which is on one hand is not a big deal really, just gotta wait a bit and it comes back, but on the other hand it would of course be best for those those minor interruptions to never happen again :) GL
2021-11-11 15:13
3 replies
+1 Great post, friend. ;)
2021-11-11 17:09
how do you even remember your account password for so long-i keep forgeting my passwords and i have to keep creating new accounts every 3-4 years xD
2021-11-11 19:18
1 reply
I dont lol but luckily in all those years i think i only needed it twice and i somehow managed to find on an old piece of paper :)
2021-11-11 22:16
NORMAN INVASION WutFace
2021-11-11 15:21
Ah thats why i got error 502 9/10 times?
2021-11-11 15:21
You deserve it bois ♥️
2021-11-11 15:21
congrats mens))
2021-11-11 15:22
s1mple's impact
2021-11-11 15:27
#111
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United States Rayduh
what's Unique users
2021-11-11 15:30
5 replies
Alts don't count. Unique Accounts with different IPs.
2021-11-11 15:32
4 replies
People with alot of alts get ip banned on sight, so ip's dont matter much when you need a new one for each account
2021-11-11 15:42
2 replies
Yeah_bud :D I'm just guessing what the article's writer meant by "unique users". The best they can do is what I guessed (Lol). I mean they can technically go out of their way to determine if a user is unique or not, but they probably use the logic I mentioned (unique Account from a unique IP).
2021-11-11 16:28
1 reply
Most likely
2021-11-11 17:06
#132
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United States Rayduh
LMAO that's funny
2021-11-11 16:17
Counter strike Dead game btw
2021-11-11 15:39
I remember mods 404'd literally every thread lmao
2021-11-11 15:41
I just remember that the site was down after the Finals. Congrats guys! This site is really all you can ask for as a csgo esports fan.
2021-11-11 15:42
503
2021-11-11 15:49
anthony and his alts crashing the website while he cries about s1mple
2021-11-11 16:01
Signed up 2005-09-19 Still visiting...
2021-11-11 16:09
2 replies
only 82 comments, you're the least active user ever
2021-11-11 16:19
1 reply
A lot of people used to go here just for the hltv ip for matches without ever visiting forums of articles.
2021-11-11 16:40
yeah the forums were unusable but I think thats how it just is during majors
2021-11-11 16:13
the fun fact all clicks are fake clicks by a Chinese hacker.
2021-11-11 16:16
wow that's insane for a dead game
2021-11-11 16:23
"cs is ded"
2021-11-11 16:29
PogU
2021-11-11 16:30
nice admoney collected, striker can afford lamborghini sooN??
2021-11-11 16:31
10M next major here we gooo
2021-11-11 16:38
#151
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Brazil wlaan
god god
2021-11-11 16:59
HLTV is a great website now if only Johnathan E can remove my ban.........
2021-11-11 17:02
1 reply
NA scene is dead, CSGO is doomed .. oh wait !
2021-11-11 17:07
The website was so jam-packed, it came with a 502 error. Definitely a great day for website attendance, though. ^^ Congratulations are in order! :)
2021-11-11 17:08
Congrats, thanks for the content. You more than earned the multiple visits a day. I am an old timer that left a long time ago -since I restarted playing, plugging back onto the CSGO scene has been a great experience thanks to HLTV. <3
2021-11-11 17:48
#166
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Germany ChRiZOwow
Most of them are bettors lol
2021-11-11 17:50
congratz now tell jon E to stop banning users left and right!
2021-11-11 17:55
1 reply
+2
2021-11-12 09:28
maybe get more visitors next time if you update your servers so everyone gets in.
2021-11-11 18:00
We could tell you guys were reaching new records judging by how many bad gateway messages popped up. Can't tell why you were deleting threads making fun of it though.
2021-11-11 18:01
Yeah we could tell lol
2021-11-11 18:30
#177
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United States B0b3rT
Let’s go hltv feels good to be a part of this fucked up little cs forum!
2021-11-11 18:33
hltv about to show this article to prospective sponsors kekw
2021-11-11 18:58
Cool
2021-11-11 19:01
congrats now improve the forums please
2021-11-11 19:05
2 replies
#186
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Canada firtlast
lmao!
2021-11-11 20:49
hahaha +1 *10 year'd inc*
2021-11-11 22:44
Deserved
2021-11-11 20:31
#188
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Bulgaria Bulg1us
nice, I was here
2021-11-11 21:34
So I had a right feeling, when I thought it crashed.
2021-11-12 01:01
i helped
2021-11-12 01:47
HLTV.ORG SETS NEW JPEG RECORDS AFTER PGL MAJOR STOCKHOLM I mean this img-cdn.hltv.org/gallerypicture/-3sKi1t0..
2021-11-12 08:25
Please bring back forum search option
2021-11-14 01:25
#204
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Hungary Shiron212
HLTV never crashed on me, except after the NaVi - G2 game and now I know why :D 5.5 million users is crazy!
2021-11-14 02:21
#206
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Bangladesh Santho
Smart tactic Jonathan E - keep banning people so they create alts and double monthly unique users = more expensive bitskins adds. Very smart jonathan E
2021-11-16 00:29
Yeah downtime record aswell
2021-11-17 18:29
improve forum ples
2021-11-23 11:15
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