Sticker Spotlight DreamHack 2014 ESC Gaming crafts, price & supply
Topic: DreamHack 2014 ESC Gaming crafts, price & supply
If you are fairly new to the game of Counter-Strike, you may not be familiar with all of the teams that have managed to qualify for one of the many Valve Major tournaments. One team that may be an anomaly for many of you is a German organization called ESC Gaming. Allow us to introduce you to this lesser-known team and their achievements in the DreamHack 2014 Counter-Strike tournament.
ESC Gaming – General Team Information
Just like many other teams that qualify for various prestigious tournaments throughout their careers, ESC Gaming aimed to present the best possible performance in the Counter-Strike world. Although the organization was based in Germany, the ESC Gaming team was represented by five Polish players in the DreamHack 2014 tournament. These players were Paweł "innocent" Mocek, Grzegorz "SZPERO" Dziamałek, Mikołaj "mouz" Karolewski, Jacek "MINISE" Jeziak, and Karol "rallen" Radowicz.
Team ESC Gaming was placed in Group C, alongside their opponents: Team LDLC.com, Ninjas In Pyjamas, and Planetkey Dynamics. The first game of the tournament was against Team LDLC.com, a formidable force of skilled players from France. Unfortunately, the match did not go well for ESC Gaming as Team LDLC.com emerged victorious with a 16-4 score on Cobblestone. ESC Gaming's chance to remain in the tournament came in the elimination match against Planetkey Dynamics. This time, the Polish roster was well-prepared and, despite some difficulties, managed to secure a victory after 29 rounds on Overpass, defeating their opponents with a score of 16-13. The next hurdle on their path to the top 8 was a best-of-one game against Ninjas In Pyjamas, yet another strong opponent. ESC Gaming put up a solid fight, but ultimately fell short, as Ninjas In Pyjamas came out on top with a score of 16-13 on Cache.
ESC Gaming concluded the tournament in 9th to 12th place overall, earning a prize pool of USD 2,000.
DreamHack 2014 ESC Gaming - Sticker Supply
Discussing the availability of sticker supplies has become challenging nowadays, given the method of locating those scattered across various Steam accounts and concealed storage units. However, we can still examine the stickers that are up for sale on different marketplaces. For instance, there are presently 25 DreamHack 2014 ESC Gaming stickers listed on Buff163. On the contrary, the Steam Community Market offers a slightly smaller quantity, with only 18 of them available.
DreamHack 2014 ESC Gaming - Price Trend/Development
Apart from the price trend, another interesting topic to discuss is the price development of DreamHack 2014 ESC Gaming stickers. The initial significant price jumps can be observed during 2019, specifically starting in March of that year. Since then, the price has experienced fluctuations but has generally been on an upward trajectory. Currently, the lowest price for a DreamHack 2014 ESC Gaming sticker is USD 15, while past sales have ranged from USD 12 to USD 16. This sticker falls within the lower price range compared to other DreamHack 2014 stickers. A newly introduced four-times craft is estimated to cost between USD 50 and USD 75.
DreamHack 2014 ESC Gaming - Sticker Crafts
As one might expect, the DreamHack 2014 ESC Gaming sticker is not particularly popular when it comes to crafting. So far, there have been only 3,182 skins that have had one or more ESC Gaming stickers applied to them. Out of those, only 95 are four-times crafts. Perhaps soon we will reach a total of 100 of them, but for now, let's focus on the ones that currently exist.
Starting with the latest ESC Gaming sticker craft, which came from @777hef, in June 2023. He applied these stickers to a Galil AR Blue Titanium, making it a one-out-of-three craft. Another craft that currently exists three times is the USP-S Black Lotus, with the lowest float one crafted by @red507. Furthermore, @ZVayma expanded their collection of ESC Gaming crafts with the XM1014 Frost Borre from the Norse Collection. We highly recommend checking out their extensive collection of Counter-Strike skins for other remarkable crafts.
You may find it surprising, but another weapon that only has one four-times craft is the Glock-18. Although it may be a crucial weapon for T-sided players, there's not really a high demand for ESC crafts. The only one that currently exists is the Glock-18 Dragon Tattoo owned by @fanocsgo.
DreamHack 2014 ESC Gaming - Sticker Crafts
Moving on to the rifles, it is quite expected that the AK-47 Blue Laminate has been crafted multiple times due to its vintage skin and sticker. The owner of the lowest float craft, which exists in eleven instances, is @Kewiiji. @EdanBandootle recently acquired a remarkable MAC-10 Case Hardened from @raccoroni_cs, a skin that was introduced in Counter-Strike through the Operation Riptide update.
On the other hand, the P250 Facets is an old-school skin that received a DreamHack 2014 ESC Gaming craft, thanks to @SughCS. This particular craft took place in September 2022 and is a truly impressive one-of-a-kind creation. Lastly, let's highlight the M4A4 Neo-Noir, which has been crafted twice in the past. The current owners of these two unique crafts are @0xNptZ and @red507.
Many of the DreamHack 2014 ESC Gaming crafts have been created longer in the past, and as a result, it is a rare occurrence to see this sticker being used on newer skins. However, when it does happen, they look amazing. One individual who ensured to create an exceptional craft on a new skin is @red507.
I am a big fan of his USP-S Black Lotus craft.
Another craft that deserves recognition is the aforementioned Galil AR Blue Titanium crafted by @777hef. It is always unexpected and intriguing to witness the combination of a 2013 skin and a 2014 sticker being used to create a craft.
Only two teams remain that have not yet received their "Sticker Spotlight" from the DreamHack 2014 Counter-Strike tournament. However, there is no need to worry. We will not leave them behind. Keep a close eye on our social media channels to be the first to discover which teams we are referring to.