Premium
Premium statistics

Industry-specific and extensively researched technical data (partially from exclusive partnerships).

A paid subscription is required for full access.

CS:GO revenue worldwide 2015-2018

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) revenue worldwide from 2015 to 2018 (in million U.S. dollars)

by Christina Gough, last edited Aug 9, 2019
CS:GO revenue worldwide 2015-2018 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is an online multiplayer game which pits two teams, the Terrorists and the Counter-Terrorists, against each other in a fight for survival. First released in August 2012, the game has become a commercial and critical success. It won the fan’s choice eSports Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2015 and, most recently, generated revenue of 414 million U.S. dollars worldwide in 2018.
Counter Strike on Steam

CS:GO is the fourth game in the Counter-Strike series and was released on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as well as on PC. It is most commonly played on the PC gaming platform Steam, where it ranks second on the list of all-time best-selling games. Due to its multiplayer nature, the game often attracts large numbers of gamers at once - its record high peak concurrent player number on Steam was registered in April 2016, at nearly 850.5 thousand gamers playing at the same time. Despite now being several years old, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has still managed to retain a loyal fan base. The game had over 20 million monthly active users at the beginning of 2019, a huge increase from the 2.2 million playing in February 2014.

Big money at stake

As a result of the fast-paced and exciting nature of the game, Counter-Strike has also become a hit eSports game. ELEAGUE Major, a CG:GO championship which took place in Boston in 2018, was viewed by a peak of nearly 1.9 million viewers, making it the most watched CS:GO tournament in 2018. The number of viewers engrossed in the action is no doubt increased by the significant sums of money on the line. The cumulative prize pool for Global Offensive tournaments worldwide in 2018 stood at a record 22.65 million U.S. dollars. It seems that it pays to be good at video games and nobody knows this more than Andreas Højsleth, also known as Xyp9x, who has won an estimated 1.32 million U.S. dollars through his Counter-Strike: Global Offensive eSports career.
Show more

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) revenue worldwide from 2015 to 2018 (in million U.S. dollars)

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account!

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
paypalgoogleadobepgsamsungtelekom
Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

All Information
in one Presentation

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Everything On "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive" in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Statista is a great source of knowledge, and pretty helpful to manage the daily work.
Christof Baron

Christof Baron
CEO, MindShare Germany

Statistics on "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive"
  • Overview
  • Users & usage
  • Rankings
  • eSports presence
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.