Everything worth to know about the iBUYPOWER (Holo) - Supply, Price
Topic: Katowice 2014 iBUYPOWER Crafts, Supply, Price - Sticker Spotlight #20
This article will explore the history of iBUYPOWER's participation in the 2014 Katowice tournament. We will take a deep dive into the highly coveted iBUYPOWER (Holo) sticker, which was released to commemorate their involvement in the event. We will cover the price, crafts, and supply of the iBUYPOWER (Holo) sticker to give a complete overview of this popular collectible. Join us as we delve into the world of iBUYPOWER and their Katowice 2014 participation.
General Information iBUYPOWER (Holo)
iBUYPOWER is a North American esports organization that participated in the 2014 Katowice Major. The team was made up of five players: Todd "anger" Williams, Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham, Eric "adreN" Hoag, Keven "AZK" Larivière, and Sam "DaZeD" Marine. They were known for their strong performances and one of the top-teams in North America at the time.
In the 2014 Katowice tournament, iBUYPOWER was placed in Group C and faced tough competition from other top teams such as Team Dignitas, Fnatic, and Reason Gaming. Despite their best efforts, they were unable to secure a win in their opening match against Team Dignitas and lost 16-8. In their elimination match, they faced Fnatic and lost 16-13, finishing in 4th place in their group. As a result, they placed 13th-16th overall and won USD 2,000 in prize pool money.
Despite not reaching the top ranks in this tournament, iBUYPOWER remained a competitive force in the world of professional gaming although their CS:GO division was overshadowed by a match-fixing scandal in mid 2014. Their legacy lives on in their holo sticker which provided us with tons of amazing crafts. So let’s take a deep dive and learn more about those.
iBUYPOWER (Holo) - Sticker Supply
The iBUYPOWER holo sticker from the Katowice 2014 event is a highly appreciated item in the CS:GO world. With a current tradable supply of 40 stickers, it ties with the Vox Eminor Katowice 2014 Holo as the lowest known supply from any other Katowice 2014 Holo sticker. However, 17 stickers are currently trade banned, which is quite a lot when we look at the tradable supply. In the past two years, 14 stickers have been applied, which has had a drastic effect on the total supply and price development of the iBUYPOWER holo sticker. This limited supply has made it a very valuable item in the market, and its price is likely to continue to increase as the demand for it grows.
iBUYPOWER (Holo) - Price Trend/Development
The price trend of the iBUYPOWER holo sticker from Katowice 2014 has been quite dynamic over the years. Listed for as high as USD 88,000 on Buff163, the last sale on the Chinese marketplace was recorded for USD 21,900 back in April 2021. The prices of the stickers in 2021 saw a significant increase, from around USD 15,000 to USD 41,000, before settling at around USD 45,000 in 2022. The new four-time craft with the iBUYPOWER holo Katowice 2014 sticker is expected to fetch a significantly higher price, with estimates ranging from USD 180,000 to USD 220,000. The rare and collectible nature of the sticker has made it a sought-after item in the world of crafters and collectors.
iBUYPOWER (Holo) - Sticker Crafts
One of the three “Holy Grails” when it comes to CS:GO stickers, is the Katowice 2014 iBUYPOWER (Holo). It has produced some of the most legendary crafts we’ve seen up to date. Many of these crafts are well known around the skin community and we’ve seen them being used on the biggest stages at major events. So, let’s get right into it. We currently have 4,327 skins with one Katowice 2014 iBUYPOWER (Holo) sticker applied to them. But, only 87 skins of them are "four times". There are some bangers we’d like to showcase. Such as the AWP Dragon Lore with the float value of 0.00003 that is owned by @quyy112 and currently used by @G2m0NESY. Furthermore, we got five of the same M4A4 Howl crafts, while the last one was crafted in September of 2021 for USD 155,500. Such an extraordinary craft that many people love. Katowice 2014 collector and crafter @Luksusbums owns one of these five.
We also can see how the Katowice 2014 iBUYPOWER (Holo) sticker fits perfectly with the AK Redline. The number of crafts also proves that point, as there are currently 47 AK Redlines with four stickers applied. That is a whopping 54% of all four-time Katowice 2014 iBUYPOWER (Holo) sticker crafts. Some of the owners of these AK crafts are: @dx_csgo, @robertb_csgo, @smoke13337, @TubeeeCS and @ratzpig. Next up, we also have some amazing M4A1-S crafts that are worth mentioning. Such as the M4A1-S Hot Rod owned by @pathcsgolol and the M4A1-S Mecha Industries which exists three times. Sadly, two of them are on banned accounts.
Alongside the M4A4 Howl craft that we got in 2021, we also had two new AK crafts. Those were on an AK Wild Lotus and AK X-Ray. First, one was the AK Wild Lotus craft by a Chinese player in March of 2021. The estimated price of the craft is around USD 68,000. A second AK craft that we also saw in 2021 happened in May. The total applied value on the AK X-Ray was USD 92,800. What a crazy price difference for two crafts that happened within 44 days. If we want to go back in time a bit, we can’t forget about “-l0rd-“'s AK Case Hardened with the pattern id of 661. He decided to scrape off two Katowice 2014 Titan (Holo) stickers and apply four Katowice 2014 iBUYPOWER (Holo) ones. Here's a video of the craft: Crafting ST AK CH FT #661 4 iBP Holo .
Up next, we want to put some spotlight on more uncommon crafts. The following crafts may be considered the best crafts for the weapons in question for many. Let’s start out with a P250 Gunsmoke that is in possession of @ProdigyDDK. Is this the best P250 in the game? Furthermore, we of course can’t forget about “St4ck”'s SSG 08 Detour with four Katowice 2014 iBUYPOWER (Holo) stickers. There are some more of those "unusual crafts", such as the P90 Death By Kitty and SCAR-20 Crimson Web, which are in the inventories of Chinese collectors. Truly a wide range of awesome and beautiful crafts that are highly praised and loved in the CS:GO collectors and crafting community.
The Souvenir Detour skin with four Katowice 2014 iBUYPOWER (Holo) stickers is, by far, the best SSG 08 skin within CS:GO and would top my list. Another noteworthy skin is the P250 Gunsmoke owned by @ProdigyDDK, which looks stunning in-game. However, among all these weapons, the one-of-a-kind AK Wild Lotus cannot be forgotten. What a beauty.
The iBUYPOWER holo sticker from the Katowice 2014 CS:GO tournament is a highly prized and rare item. Despite its declining use in crafts over the last year, there is hope that new skins and increasing popularity will revive interest in this rare and valuable sticker. If given the opportunity, what unique craft would you create with the iBUYPOWER Holo sticker? Let us know on our Social Media such as Twitter!