Steam is home to a lot of popular games as we know them. Thousands of games are added to Steam's library every year, but as always, a few titles are more popular than the others. 'PUBG' is definitely on the top when it comes to popularity as it took the gaming industry by storm when it arrived.
'PUBG' dominated Steam's player count chart for a long time by surpassing the likes of 'DOTA 2', 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive', and more. But is 'PUBG' still the most popular title on steam? Not really. It's 'DOTA 2' that is currently dominating the charts.
A cool new data visualization, which shows the top Steam games by player count since 2015, says that DOTA 2 hasn't lost its appeal to the fleet of Battle Royale making its way to the library.
The animated chart, which was posted to Reddit by “TheKarmaFiend”, shows the lasting appeal of 'DOTA 2' over the years. The animation's timeline begins on January 1, 2015, and ends on December 31, 2018. DOTA 2 retained its top spot for most of the time before PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds took over by August 2017.
PUBG's arrival pushed 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' to the third spot until which it was locking-horns with 'DOTA 2' for the top spot. If you look closely, some other titles like 'Team Fortress 2', 'GTA V' and 'Warframe' also remained popular throughout the timeline. Sadly, the titles like 'No Man's Sky', 'XCOM 2', etc. couldn't manage to hold their position in the chart for a long time. You would literally miss them with a blink of an eye.
Interestingly, 'DOTA 2' player numbers have started increasing towards the end of 2018. In fact, currently the MOBA title is back in the number one spot with close to 1 million players peak today. 'PUBG' is right next to it with close to 800,000 players peak, whereas 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' is on the third spot.