There has been a record set for the Steam community and PC gamers at large. The first game on Steam to see 1,000,000 users playing at once is Dota 2, a free-to-play MOBA that stands near League of Legends in popularity and consistent gameplay. According to sources, the final figure was 1,153,407 today for Dota 2 players playing at one time.
This is good news for Dota 2 and Steam as it clearly shows the game is a resounding success. The one million concurrent numbers figure sort of pales in comparison to what League of Legends regularly shows. That game consistently sees roughly five million concurrent users, and its record is closer to 7.5 million.
The game that comes closest to Dota 2 on Steam is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Holding a record of 420,000 concurrent users.
Video games are a popular way to spend free time. Man, who saw that coming?
Do you play Dota 2 on Linux?
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