CS: GO is in a very strange place right now. Although Valve’s production seems to have a stable audience, since the huge jumps due to the pandemic, it is now rather on a downward trend. Shroud, one of the most popular streamers, decided to comment on the situation of CS.
Shroud is a former professional CSGO player who has played for Cloud9 in the past. The 26-year-old played professionally from 2013 to 2017, so it can be safely concluded that he has a great knowledge of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Why is CS: GO going to start dying?
According to the streamer, CS is really bad, especially in America. Subsequent teams give up pumping money into their teams.
There are currently [a few] North American teams. NA as a whole is not popular at all. You have EG, you have Liquid – and that’s it. The rest of [the competition] is European.
NA just died in CSGO, too bad. In my opinion, this is a very big loss for the community. This region has brought her so much hype and so much excitement in the game and on stage that losing it sucks, shroud said.
Shroud mentions that NA players are still being held for $ 40,000 a month for absolutely no reason whatsoever. The amounts spent on teams are supposed to be completely inadequate to what the organizations are able to get.
According to Shroud, the main reason for this failure is the practice culture of NA. The region only won one Major, and this is Cloud9’s 2018 Boston Major victory. The potential was big, but the North American teams didn’t have the mentality.