Dota 2 may not be nearly as popular as its rival, League of Legends, but to be fair, no game is. That shouldn’t take away from the fact that Dota 2 is still insanely popular. In fact, the game is so popular that it has become the first game in Steam’s history to have more than one million people playing the game at the same time. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive comes in at number two with 420,000 concurrent users.
Dota 2 broke the 1 million mark for concurrent users this weekend — that figure means people signed in and playing the game at the same time — and is the first to do so in Steam history. That’s easily dwarfed by the numbers that League of Legends puts up — anywhere from 5 to 7.5 million concurrents according to numbers now two years old. Still, it’s a significant milestone for Steam and is well more than double the No. 2 game’s current player count (currently), which is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive at some 420,000 concurrent users. Team Fortress 2 is a comparably distant third, with about 88,000 concurrents. Football Manager 2015 is the highest ranking non-Valve game, with about 71,000 concurrents. Previously, Steam hit a peak of 8.5 million concurrent users — across all games — on Jan. 1.