Crafts, Prices & Supply Katowice 2015 TSM Kinguin (Holo) - Sticker Spotlight #58
Topic: Sticker Spotlight – Katowice 2015 TSM Kinguin (Holo), Price, Crafts & Trend
Learning more about Counter-Strike teams and their history inside of Counter-Strike Majors is always amazing. That is why today I would like to share some knowledge about TSM Kinguin's run in the Katowice 2015 Counter-Strike Major. Moreover, learn about price development, sticker supply, and overall sticker crafts which have been made over the past eight years.
Katowice 2015 TSM Kinguin – General Team Information
TSM Kinguin, also more popularly known as TSM, is an American organization that was represented by five Danish players in the Katowice 2015 Major. I am sure you will recognize some of these names: Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz, Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen, Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth, René "cajunb" Borg, and Finn "karrigan" Andersen. They also had Steffen "3k2" Markussen as their main coach who helped them during the tournament.
This American team, represented by six Danes, entered the tournament after qualifying directly from the DreamHack Winter 2014 Major. Their spot was in Group D, and their opponents were Virtus.pro, Cloud9, and 3DMAX. The starting match was against Cloud9 on Nuke. They fought strongly for 30 rounds but unfortunately, in the end, didn't manage to start the tournament on a high note. The next match was the important one. This one decided which team goes home and which one has one last chance to stay in Katowice. This game was against 3DMAX. Once again, they had to play on Nuke, but this time they had everything under control, picking up the victory and sending 3DMAX home, pushing themselves to the deciders match. It was revenge time for TSM Kinguin as they were to meet Cloud9 for the second time in the group stage. The map veto left out Overpass, which suited TSM more, and with a 16-8 score, they proceeded to move into the playoffs.
Many people didn't expect a lot from TSM in the quarterfinals as their opponent was Ninjas In Pyjamas. The BO3 series went into the distance as TSM defeated NIP on the second map of Inferno. The last map was Nuke, a map that TSM was well aware of from a couple of games in the group stage. However, it was not enough to take down the brute force of NIP.
Their tournament adventures ended here, placing them in the 5th to 8th place with USD 10,000 in prize pool money and direct qualification for the ESL One Cologne 2015 Major.
Katowice 2015 TSM Kinguin (Holo) - Sticker Supply
There are quite a few unapplied Katowice 2015 TSM Kinguin (Holo) stickers listed on different marketplaces, waiting to be purchased. For example, on Buff163, we can find 32 of them. On the Steam Community Market, there are 11 listed, while 2 can be found on Skinport. If you want to keep an eye on all of these listings, you can check our EsportFire database that keeps track of them.
Katowice 2015 TSM Kinguin (Holo) - Price Trend/Development
The price trend of the Katowice 2015 TSM Kinguin (Holo) sticker over the first few years hasn't shown significant price differences. There have been a few unpredictable spikes, but they were quickly resolved. However, if we take a look at the broader picture, we can see that the sticker has been on a steady rise. The first significant price change occurred in May 2019 when the price increased from USD 6 to USD 11 in just two weeks. Since then, the price of one sticker has continued to rise, reaching its current price of USD 92. The last few trades have been in the USD 95 to USD 99 range. This gives us a rough estimate of USD 400 for a new four-time craft.
Katowice 2015 TSM Kinguin (Holo) - Sticker Crafts
The Katowice 2015 TSM Kinguin (Holo) sticker thus far has the biggest amount of four-time crafts from the stickers that we covered. From 8,356 skins with one or more of Katowice 2015 TSM Kinguin (Holo) stickers applied to it, 588 of them are either four-time or five-time crafts, which is a total of 7 percent of the whole supply. There are a lot of unique but also common crafts with this sticker. I decided to handpick some that you might enjoy and people from the Counter-Strike Twitter community own themselves.
Starting out with AK-47 Baroque Purple, which has been crafted four times so far. One of those four owners is TSM Collector @Limits_UK. Then we have yet another craft from a known collector @d1xcs. He is the proud owner of XM1014 Frost Borre with four Katowice 2015 TSM Kinguin (Holo) stickers, which is a one-out-of-two craft.
Back in February of this year, @At424_ had decided to expand his Counter-Strike collection by adding this lovely SSG 08 Ghost Crusader to his inventory. It's a really unique one-out-of-one craft that goes extremely well with the sticker in question. It is now also owned by @Limits_UK. On the other hand, one really cool rifle to get crafted is the M4A4 Poseidon, a one-out-of-one craft made by @furiskins in January.
Katowice 2015 TSM Kinguin (Holo) - Sticker Crafts
One of the guns that you probably don't think about crafting on that often is the M249. @Gaveeeyy decided to do exactly that by applying four stickers on the M249 Blizzard Marbleized from the Office Collection. A more common craft with the Katowice 2015 TSM Kinguin (Holo) sticker would be with the AK-47 Vulcan. There are 51 of these in different floats. @7ambo_ owns one in Minimal Wear.
Two more one-out-of-one crafts I want to show you are very specific. Some of you may have even forgotten that these skins exist. The first one being the Galil AR Aqua Terrace by @Yugomar_ and the second one being a MAG-7 BI83 Spectrum in the possession of @CyCyScOtT, also a well-known crafter with the Katowice 2015 TSM Kinguin (Holo) sticker.
There are several skins that stand out for me personally. Those white-colored skins, such as the M249 Blizzard Marbleized owned by @Gaveeeyy, I think are by far the best fit for Katowice 2015 TSM Kinguin (Holo) sticker crafts. A few more that would be in my book of favorites are the XM1014 Frost Borre owned by @d1xcs and the SSG 08 Ghost Crusader owned by @Limits_UK.
We went back to the past to explore more about the TSM run in Katowice 2015 Major, but we are also looking forward to their CS2 run. If you want to stay updated for upcoming releases of "Sticker Spotlight" articles, be sure to follow us on our Social Media.