PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) are among competitive games that have seen a drop in the number of players in the last year. According to data from the site Steam Charts, other esports also had a decrease of players. The increase in competition, with several games and styles, and the growth of competitive mobile games can be reasons for these casualties. Here are the competitive games that have seen players fall to millions of players between 2018 and 2019.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) continues as one of the strongest sports titles in the world. Valve’s game was released in 2012 available at the time for Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. Since then, the FPS has won thousands of users and a faithful community both casual and competitive.
NA and EU are one of the strongest regions in the scene of the game. They host some of the best teams across the globe. Despite its popularity, CS: GO lost 100,000 players between February 2018 and 2019, which represents a 15% drop in the total number of players.
Rainbow Six: Siege
Rainbow Six: Siege (R6) is a competitive shooting game available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Developed by Ubisoft, the game features a tactical combat style with a variety of technological tools. The title hit the market on December 1, 2015. Even with investments in the competitive landscape of R6, the game lost 50% of its players in the last year.
In February 2019, Rainbow Six distributed $ 1 million in the Six Invitational 2019. The championship, which consecrated G2 Esports as champion, hosted some of the top teams: Immortals, Ninjas in Pajamas, FaZe Clan, and Team Liquid.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is the survival game released for PC, Xbox One and PS4 by BlueHole Entertainment. Available since 2017, the game is one of the precursors of the Battle Royale genre. With the arrival of competitors such as Fortnite and Apex Legends, and even their own version of PUBG Mobile, the game lost almost two million players between February 2018 and 2019, which means almost 70% of its community.
PUBG has a short story in the competitive landscape, with plenty of room to develop. The PUBG Corp, the company behind the game, announced a calendar of official competitions in nine regions of the world for 2019. In addition, the game will be a protagonist of the Global Championship 2019, which will distribute awards of up to $ 2 million.
Dragon Ball FighterZ
The Dragon Ball FighterZ is one of the main titles of Bandai Namco. The fighting game based on the history of the design hit the market in January 2018 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. In this first year, the game lost 5.4 thousand players. The number may seem small, but it accounts for 80% of the Dragon Ball FighterZ community.
Despite having no professional league promoted by Bandai Namco, Dragon Ball FighterZ is present at the biggest competitive events of the fighting genre. In 2019, the title is confirmed in the Evolution Championship Series (EVO).