Monthly CS:GO-News: February
Welcome to our third monthly CS:GO market recap! For those who haven't read the previous one, these will include the latest news regarding CS:GO skins and the market. Following points are in the creating process:
-New rare and unique unboxes;
-New expensive and/or rare sticker crafts (Katowice 2014, Krakow 2017, contraband stickers etc);
-Market changes (items going down/up in price);
-Official skin related content (new cases mostly, but anything from valve);
-Uncategorized (New marketplaces, skins recently registered on or off databases);
February was an interesting month to say the least, having had things happening in and out of CS:GO.
Let’s first address the elephant in the room, and talk about the crisis happening in Ukraine. First of all we want to remember that the lives of other people are at stake and sometimes investments should be not the main talking point. We wish everybody involved nothing but the best!
Therefore in all shortingness: Due to CS:GO having a large Ukrainian and Russian playerbase (around 12% of CS:GO players are Russian and Ukrainian) some people expected a large impact on the market. This expected impact was not really to be seen so far!
On the 12th of February, Chinese new year ended, with many Chinese players getting money as gifts (common Chinese tradition) this was expected to have a large effect on the market, however literally nothing has changed.
As you can see, liquid items continued having the same market trends for the entirety of February. Some short-term investors were not able to get the profit they hoped for, but at least nobody lost any money.
With the end of the Riptide operation, some changes in the market, such as a short-term boost, were expected. Some of them already happened to for example the Operation Riptide Case, which went up around 8% within a single day, followed by a slight 2% drop-off. Other than that operation skins are very unpredictable, and we’re excited to see what's gonna happen in the upcoming months!
Now that we got the market changes out of the way, let's talk about some skins and crafts! We will start today's article with a few banger Katowice 2014 crafts!
First, we got this very nice SG 553 | Integrale with 4x Virtus.Pro | Katowice 2014 stickers.
We decided to start with this beautiful combination because we´re talking about the #1 Float Integrale. Even though the VP on the scope has seen better days it´s a lovely craft in our opinion.
We want to continue with "The Gold Arabesque Twins".
This month we had many Katowice paper crafts, but the first places in terms of fitting go to the following two:
A Gold Arabesque with 4x Vox Eminor | Katowice 2014:
A Gold Arabesque with 4x Fnatic | Katowice 2014:
The color scheme fits perfectly and we are very fond of those two crafts. What is your favorite? Be sure to tell us on Social Media!
After January, were we already saw multiple M4A1-S Printstream crafts, we are happy to announce this month has also seen one craft that is very worth mentioning.
M4A1-S (StatTrak™) | Printstream with 4x Clan-Mystik | Katowice 2014
We´re continuing with the most controversial craft this month. The MP9 (StatTrak™) | Starlight Protector with one Clan-Mystik | Katowice 2014 + one Team LDLC.com | Katowice 2014 makes a wild combination, but see yourself:
The reaction on Twitter was very mixed, to say the least...and even as we were writing this, we cannot agree if this is a good or a bad craft.
Not every MP9 craft this month had such mixed feedback though. This MP9 | Bulldozer with 4x Virtus.pro (Holo) | Katowice 2015 received more clear positive feedback.
We also have a very nice Snax (Gold) | Krakow 2017 craft.
Done on a USP-S | Orion Factory new with a .009 Float and a very clean top! The total craft price is around ~1000€ !
Also discontinued stickers got shown some love this month:
We introduce the AK-47 | Hydroponic with 4x Harp of War (Holo) stickers!
Our hearts still have a weakness for old-school skins and stickers. New combinations that have never been seen before are a blessing to our eyes. Now, 43 Harp of War (Holo) x4 crafts are registered on FloatDB. We wonder, what will be number 44?
Overall we´re looking back to a month with little market changes and some amazing crafts! We hope you enjoyed reading through this review and look forward to our next piece at the end of March!
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