Dota 2, CS:GO remain Nos. 1 and 2 on Steam’s most played games of 2016

Dota 2 and Counter-Strike:Global Offensive held the top spots in Steam’s most played games of 2016, according to a report from GitHyp.

Both games held the same spots they had on last year’s list, with Dota 2 leading the way with a peak player count of 1,286,617, according to the report. CSGO was second with a peak of 845,806 players.

The two games were also Nos. 1 and 2 in terms of average players per hour. Dota 2 averaged 636,607 players per hour, with CS:GO holding at 360,600 (though there is a bit of confusion about that number; GitHyp’s article states CS:GO’s number as 360,600, but the sortable by-year average shows the average of 350,600 players).

CS:GO’s number of average hourly users is close to the 2015 figure of 353,033, and Dota’s is an increase from 2015’s average of 557,104 players.

Both games were far ahead of the No. 3 game, Team Fortress 2, which had an average of 50,802 hourly players.

Slingshot Editor-In-Chief. Former newspaper reporter from Cleveland, Ohio, who appreciates clean copy and good Counter-Strike. You can reach him at Vince@slingshotesports.com

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