As the title indicates, this topic is in some way related to another one – 'Player numbers'
. I have spent some time on collecting interesting bits of information about 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' that might or might not be connected to the development of its player base. I ended up with a chart that depicts the changes in player numbers over time and is accompanied by events for updates and sales.
It is clear that there are other factors involved as well. The total number of Steam users, different marketing aspects and other things are also counting in. I still think it is a pretty interesting result.
You can find the chart here
. (*.svg vector graphic; most desktop browsers should be able to open it; resizing might work with a combination of 'crtl' and '+' or '-')
The corresponding source file with all the data and sources can be downloaded here
. (*.ods; OpenDocument Spreadsheet)