There’s been a lot of hubbub surrounding CS:GO, especially concerning the gambling scandal, iffy balance patching by Valve, and a ton of other stuff. The video below explains how things could be worse or better, depending on your view of it.
Steam Account Value: The Gritty Rundown
Without a doubt, CS:GO has been seeing decreasing numbers, not just in viewership, but also in players. While the top teams like SK and Liquid are unaffected, many other players, especially casual players, are making the shift towards Overwatch or other E-sports-worthy games, dismayed by the progress CS:GO is having at the moment. When compared to a juggernaut newbie like Overwatch, CS:GO simply doesn’t have the personality or character of the former.
Surely, the gambling scandal of a few weeks back couldn’t have done it any favors either as that kind of action can be something that folks will be dismayed into taking games seriously. Especially with the prospect of throwing games comes into question for money and not just for skins anymore.
CS:GO certainly could have had a better run, but as things look as of now, it certainly isn’t pretty. Fortunately, the pro scene is still flourishing with large upsets from the latest major tournaments. Folks like Team Liquid certainly has a lot of Steam account value considering the effort they go through in improving. So long as top tier teams like Liquid and SK gaming are functioning well, there won’t be any real danger of the CS:GO e-sports scene dying. Of course, there’s still always the danger of diminished interest from viewers forcing the ESL folks to eventually pull the plug on the scene when it becomes unprofitable for the trouble it is worth. Hopefully, that won’t ever come to pass and CS:GO goes on to live a long and healthy e-sports life. Until then, keep practicing until you get to the pro leagues or your Steam account value goes crazily high due to all your achievements in the game.