Steam is a Valve platform that offers download of thousands of titles. Among games of the most diverse genres, we selected the six most popular competitions in the ranking.
1 – Team Fortress 2
Team Fortress 2 leads the ranks of Steam’s most-played games with more than 50 million players. Released in 2007 by Valve Corporation, TF2 is a sequel to Quake’s Team Fortress mod. In it, users divide into teams to compete in different maps and game modes and can choose characters from the Scout, Soldier, Pyro, Demoman, Heavy, Engineer, Medic, Sniper and Spy classes. Although not the first-person shooter (FPS) or free-to-play game released, TF2 was one of the titles that popularized both genres.
2 – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO)
With over 46 million players, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the second game in the ranking. Released in 2012 by Valve Corporation and Hidden Path Entertainment, CS: GO is the fourth title in the Counter-Strike series. In it, players are divided into terrorist and counter-terrorist teams, and can play in five different modes. CS: GO is the flagship of the FPS in the esports, having distributed more than $ 63 million in prizes until October 2018.
3 – Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)
With more than 36 million players, Playerunknown’s battlegrounds (PUBG) is the third game in the rankings. Released in 2017 by PUBG Corp., the players face each other on a map and must collect weapons and resources to survive until the end of the game. The game offers solo, duo or squad modes. Although games like H1Z1 and DayZ already incorporated the basic element of Battle Royale, it was PUBG who popularized the genre.
4 – Counter-Strike: Source (CS: S)
With just over 15 million players, Counter-Strike: Source (CS: S) is the ninth overall, but the fourth among competitive games. Released in 2004 by Valve Software, CS: S is the predecessor of CS: GO, and kept the idea of the clash between terrorists and counter-terrorists. The game carries the name “Source” because it was created using the Source engine, the same technology that gave life to games like DotA 2 and Titanfall.
5 – Paladins
With more than 14 million players, Paladins is tenth in the overall ranking and fifth among the competitors. Launched in 2016 by Hi-Rez Studios, Paladins is an FPS where players divide into teams to face each other in different modes. For this, users choose champions of the classes Tank, Support, Damage or Flank.
6 – Rocket League
Rocket League is the 18th place in the ranking and sixth in our list with more than 10 million players. Launched in 2015 by Psyonix, the game of football called attention to the video game industry for its unusual pidea.
Instead of using human models such as Fifa and PES , teams play against each other using cars that hit a giant ball to score goals. In 2015, Rocket League was adopted as an eSports title, with tournaments conducted by ESL and Major League Gaming (MLG).