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Was watching Dota 2 Nanyang Dota 2 Championships and noticed CS:GO has over 800K views. I though i was some Ti like price pool championship but it was only Dreamhack. Since when Did CS:GO become so popular? Almost feels like Dota 2 has stopped growing since coming out of Beta.

it grew a decent bit since then, but I agree that it has slowed down quite a lot in the past year.




I was also watching Nanyang finals and I gotta say I haven't watched a series this close for a long time. Didn't think there were that many big moments, but the tension created by how close the games were made the series very enjoyable.
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it grew a decent bit since then, but I agree that it has slowed down quite a lot in the past year.




I was also watching Nanyang finals and I gotta say I haven't watched a series this close for a long time. Didn't think there were that many big moments, but the tension created by how close the games were made the series very enjoyable.

I just find Vici trying to beat the other teams by being random. They played 23 different heros out of 25 in 5 games compare to 17 from team Secret.
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GSGO has always been crazy popular.

NYC finals has been fantastic.
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GSGO has always been crazy popular.

NYC finals has been fantastic.

Not in Twitch. In the last year alone it has gotten 10x bigger. I dont remember when CS got Hat but i think that was the point where it got popular. People make money of that. It might seem stupid to people in NA and EU but it places where income is much lower you can actually make a living selling and buying hats.
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I just find Vici trying to beat the other teams by being random. They played 23 different heros out of 25 in 5 games compare to 17 from team Secret.

I don't see randomness. I see variety in picks and viable strategies.

Is this not better than the what, 10 exact heros you see in every game of the Ti4 final series? I have to say this fits my taste more.
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Not in Twitch. In the last year alone it has gotten 10x bigger. I dont remember when CS got Hat but i think that was the point where it got popular. People make money of that. It might seem stupid to people in NA and EU but it places where income is much lower you can actually make a living selling and buying hats.

Betting in CS:GO is huge compared to Dota. I did a google search for CS:GO betting and Dota 2 betting. Dota 2 I got 513,000 results. CSGO I got 14,100,000 results. The hat market is alot "healthier" compared to Dota too. It helps that unless your a complete moron its pretty simple to follow a CSGO or any other FPS game compared to Dota. For as many viewers that CSGO had today Dota still had more players online today.

Twitch viewership may never get as high as CSGO but since China doesnt stream using twitch it will effect the viewer numbers alot. Now with the addition of Majors to Dota Nanyang, Summit, Starladder, Dreamhack etc.. viewership might not be as high if Majors werent added. We will have to wait and see how the viewer numbers are for Fall major later this month.
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Betting in CS:GO is huge compared to Dota. I did a google search for CS:GO betting and Dota 2 betting. Dota 2 I got 513,000 results. CSGO I got 14,100,000 results. The hat market is alot "healthier" compared to Dota too. It helps that unless your a complete moron its pretty simple to follow a CSGO or any other FPS game compared to Dota. For as many viewers that CSGO had today Dota still had more players online today.

Twitch viewership may never get as high as CSGO but since China doesnt stream using twitch it will effect the viewer numbers alot. Now with the addition of Majors to Dota Nanyang, Summit, Starladder, Dreamhack etc.. viewership might not be as high if Majors werent added. We will have to wait and see how the viewer numbers are for Fall major later this month.

Ti5 was like 500K?
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Ti5 was like 500K?

http://www.trackdota.com/matches/1697818230
http://www.trackdota.com/matches/1907594589

Now there are questions of how accurate douyu numbers are but I can easily believe there are more viewers in China than the West how many more is the real question.
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http://www.trackdota.com/matches/1697818230
http://www.trackdota.com/matches/1907594589

Now there are questions of how accurate douyu numbers are but I can easily believe there are more viewers in China than the West how many more is the real question.

That's actually pretty high.
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Was watching Dota 2 Nanyang Dota 2 Championships and noticed CS:GO has over 800K views. I though i was some Ti like price pool championship but it was only Dreamhack. Since when Did CS:GO become so popular? Almost feels like Dota 2 has stopped growing since coming out of Beta.

The only reason there are so many viewers for dreamhack is because people who have their twitch accounts connected to their steam accounts have a chance to get a special case drop. The dreamhack case sells for like 30$ per case to people have like 3 accounts up watching the stream in an attempt to get a drop hence the viewers.
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