The legendary USD 130,000 unboxing - A summary
Topic: Most expensive unboxing in Counter-Strike - USD 130,000
On July 2nd, ohnePixel received a random Steam message from a fan of his while wrapping up his stream. The fan sent him a trade offer, but it was no ordinary trade offer. He opened it up, and to his surprise, inside was over €118,000 or $130,000 worth of expensive cases, capsules, and packages. The trade offer included:
- 2x Cologne 2014 Challengers Capsules
- 6x Cologne 2014 Legends Capsules
- 78x Weapon Cases
- 89x Bravo Cases
- 40x Cobblestone Packages
- 1x Katowice 2014 Legends Capsule
- 1x Katowice 2014 Challengers Capsule
After quite a while of debating and consulting his chat, "ohne" accepted the trade offer and announced that he would unbox everything on Friday, July 7th. The unboxing was set to break the record for the most expensive unboxing in Counter-Strike history. All pictures are from ohnePixel's live stream. Check him out here: ohnePixel Twitch
At exactly 8:00 PM CET, Ohne opened the first item: an ESL Cologne 2014 Legends Capsule, from which he pulled a Fnatic paper(the third worst outcome). He even wore a suit to the occasion. Alongside him was his close friend and fellow streamer ArrowCS, who had been gifted a Katowice 2014 capsule from the same person who sent these items to Ohne. A few hours before the opening, his other close friend and fellow streamer psp1g even purchased an ad in Times Square, New York for the stream. It was clear from the start that this stream would be a big deal, but nobody could have predicted how big it really was.
A few seconds before starting the opening, ohne hit 100,000 viewers on his stream alone, with countless other popular streamers co-streaming the event. Before long, he reached 150,000, then 200,000, and peaked at 232,224 viewers. With over 550,000 unique viewers and nearly 1.5 million live views, this was by far ohnePixel’s biggest stream. He even gained 28,800 subscribers from his new audience.
The stream spread outside of ohnePixel’s Twitch account though. Across multiple platforms, ohne’s unboxing event accumulated over 300,000 viewers, with massive streamers such as XQC co-streaming the event to his thousands of fans.
What Could Have Happened
In case you were wondering what the range of outcomes is from an unboxing as large as this, we have done a bit of research and math to show the best and worst possible outcomes.
Here is what the best-case scenario would have looked like:
- 6x iBUYPOWER (Holo) | Cologne 2014: $250 each
- 2x Team Dignitas (Holo) | Cologne 2014: $1,150 each
- 167x Factory New Karambit | Case Hardened Pattern 387: $1.5 million each
- 40x Souvenir Factory New AWP | Dragon Lores: ~$430,000 each
- 1x Titan (Holo) | Katowice 2014: $62,000
- 1x iBUYPOWER (Holo) | Katowice 2014: $55,000
Most expensive CS unboxing of all time
From his 8 Cologne 2014 capsules, ohne pulled 2 holos and 6 papers, finishing with roughly $250 worth of stickers, the best of which being an LDLC (Holo) worth $150.
From his 89 Bravo Cases, ohne pulled 75 mil-spec, 10 restricted, and 4 classified. His best unboxings were two Factory New P200 | Ocean Foam worth $185 each.
Ohne’s luck picked up slightly with the Weapon Cases, pulling 61 mil-spec, 12 restricted, and 5 classified. He unboxed three AK-47 | Case Hardened worth a combined $1000, one of which is a Tier-3 blue gem with a blue “butt.”
Next, he tried his luck at pulling a Souvenir Dragon Lore, but instead unboxed 37 consumer-grade, 1 industrial-grade, 1 mil-spec, and 1 restricted: a CZ-75 Auto | Chalice worth around $100.
Finally, it was time for the big guns in the most expensive unboxing in CS history: the two $18,000 Katowice 2014 capsules. First, he tried for the iBUYPOWER (Holo) from the Challengers Capsule, but instead got a Reason paper sticker worth around $2700.
Next was his arch-nemesis: the Katowice 2014 Legends Capsule with a chance at the Titan (Holo). This was his third time opening one of these capsules, and just like the first time he did it, he unboxed the worst possible outcome: a Ninjas in Pyjamas paper worth $400.
In all, Ohne unboxed roughly $5,000 worth of items, losing a total of $125,000 or 114,000€. His return on investment was a whopping 3.8%. While ohnePixel may not have gotten the unboxing he wanted, the stream was still absolutely incredible and entertaining, and it was amazing to see how many people tuned in to watch the most expensive unboxing in Counter-Strike history. Congratulations to ohnePixel for putting on a great event for us and thanks for showing us why opening cases, capsules, and packages is never a good idea!