CS:GO is the second most popular eSports discipline of 2020
CS:GO ranked second in the list of most-watched eSports disciplines by the end of last year according to eScharts.
Counter-Strike scene is focussed around various numerous both local and international events, and the game itself also started facing problems after the outbreak of the pandemic right after IEM Katowice 2020 was finished. Valorant has been released afterward which is also a direct opponent for Valve's discipline and has been consistently cutting off a piece of pie from the shooter both viewers and playerswise.
Nevertheless, a total of 354 million hours of matches have been watched on the professional CS:GO scene. Viewed time has increased by 25 percent compared to 2019. Despite the lack of Valve's Major last year, which was scheduled to take place in Brazil, most of the tournament operators still managed to adapt to the new reality and bring high-quality production on streams.
Valve's shooter surpassed such disciplines as Dota 2 (253 million hours), PUBG Mobile (134 million) and Garena Free Fire (132 million). League of Legends, which has a total of 580 million hours, became the leader of the ranking.