Everything worth to know about the CS:GO skin market in August 2022
Topic: Market Recap CS:GO Unboxes, Crafts, Cases : August 2022
Welcome to our Market Recap for the last summer month. We have seen some very cool crafts and trade-ups this month. Furthermore, we saw one of the biggest hacks in CS:GO history and a new Capsule got introduced to the game. Quite an actionful month, we will deliver a recap of everything that happened and present you some of the most amazing crafts!
For those who are new to our monthly recap series, these will include the latest news for CS:GO skins about:
- 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);
- Official skin-related content (new cases mostly, but anything from Valve);
- Uncategorized (New marketplaces, skins recently registered on or off databases);
The beloved Breakout Case is up to USD 4.14! Every investor loves to see the case going up and up. With the current price, the Breakout Case is close to reaching its all-time high of around USD 4.80 that it had all the way back when it was released in 2014! With that, the insane development of the Breakout case continues. We are tuned what this case will bring in the future.
The Glove case is also slowly rising again. The price of one case is around USD 2.74 and with that around USD 0.30 more than the last time, we checked it.
#1 Silk Tiger Tradeup!
Let's get to our first and only "unbox" of today. Beloved Twitter user and streamer @core_661 made a trade-up to the number 1 float AWP | Silk Tiger! What an amazing, clean-looking AWP! We would love to report about a craft on it soon.
Also, feel free to check out CORE! He's a passionate CS:GO streamer and publishes content super actively! As stated by himself he already unboxed more than 200 yellows!
Welcome to the Jungle Kato Craft!
Welcome to the jungle, we've got fun and games! For the first craft of today's Monthly Recap we're starting off hot. As you might have already seen on the thumbnail of the article @flash5219 decided to apply four Katowice 2014 Clan Mystik Holos on a M4A1-S Welcome to the Jungle!
We love how the Clan Mystik sticker combines with the color scheme and especially with the red parts of the gun and the orange color of the snake. What an amazing fit for a price tag of around USD 20.800.
Gungnir Kato Paper Craft
Not as crazy as the previously mentioned craft when it comes to the price tag, but definitely up there when it comes to the overall look, what an amazing fit! @erupT_cs decided to scrape a Krakow Gold off of it and apply the fourth sticker onto the Gungnir. Overall surely worth it as he completed one of the perfect matches for the blue high-tier AWP! In total the craft exists 7 times.
Poly Mag Kato Paper Craft
As the third Katowice 2014 craft in today's article, we got a lovely Katowice 2014 Paper craft on the rather newly released M4A4 Poly Mag! @omar_anwari_ is a man with taste and he proved it once again with this amazingly looking brown combination. The total price tag of the stickers is around USD 1.165 and the M4 comes in a float of 0.00004!
Akihabara Accept w/ 4x Harp of War Holo
With that we're leaving the Katowice 2014 section for this month, we're already looking forward to September. Next up we got a lovely old-school combination. The Twitter user @flash5219 decided to apply four Harp of War Holos on a 0.02 AUG Akihabara Accept. What an amazing 1/2 sticker craft!
The last month was full of amazing CS:GO sticker crafts and if you're interested in more of them we highly suggest you checking out our two craft related articles this month: Craft-Talks #19 and Craft-Talks Special Edition DreamHack 2014!
In those two article you will find a good amount of Katowice 2015, Krakow 2017 Gold, Cologne 2014 and DreamHack 2014 crafts! For this article it's time to continue with some general news from August, stay tuned as we're now talking about the possibility biggest hack in CS:GO history, as well as a new sticker capsule!
CSmoney: Big HACK
CSmoney, one of the biggest and most popular marketplaces within CS:GO was victim of an enormous hack attack in mid August. While first reports talked about around 1.6 Million USD in damage, at the end CSmoney stated that skins worth around 6 Million USD got stolen. Following the attack the marketplace was closed for around 12 days!
In between that the CS:GO community stood together and multiple people, as well as other companies helped CSmoney to resolve the situation and identify the hacker accounts. According to CSmoney (22.08.2022) around half of the skins got returned. They also stated that they guarantee to cover all potential user losses!
CSmoney is now back online, but still has a few limitations. If you want to find out more about the original hack and how it happened check out our detailed report about it: The Biggest Hack in CS:GO history - CSmoney. We wish CSmoney and the involved users all the best going forward!
New Birthday Capsule
Next to the shocking news it was time for a big celebration this month! CS:GO got 10 years old and released a birthday capsule including 60+ community created skins as well as a special birthday coin that was available for one week.
CS:GO got released on the 21.08.2012 and is up to date one of the biggest and most successful games ever. With around 20 million unique monthly players the game can be proud to still have an insanely active community. We are definitely happy to be part of it and look forward to another 10 years full of gameplay, skins and emotions!
If you want to see all the new stickers that got introduced we recommend you checking out our Update article as well as the linked Youtube video where we showcase all stickers. The probably best way to see them all in their full potential is to review them in-game! The capsule is showcased on your starting screen when opening the game.
What an eventful and emotional month it has been! We loved to recap it for you and are looking forward to your feedback on our Social Media. Feel free to share some of your favorite crafts, moments or stickers there. Have a great rest of your day and see you in the next article!