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After 14 days of incredible competition at the Eleague Major in Bostob, Cloud9 managed to beat FaZe in the final. Apparently, one fan had more reason to celebrate than others!
In general, when it comes to eSports, the public is very emotional. On Twitch.tv, at it’s peak, the final of the Boston Major was watched by over 1.8 million spectators. China alone had almost a million viewers, while in Russia, the total number of fans online was 164,000. This is a record for the major, where the prize pool is $1 million, with first place receiving $500 thousand. Compared with the largest annual DotA 2 tournament — The International — it is not the tournament with the biggest money. But that’s the beauty of eSports that the number of zeros in the prize money doesn’t matter but the skill of each individual participant and the whole team is what makes the tournament alive.
However, after this event, one of the fans of the club wanted to celebrate it in style.
On Monday of the following week, a fan of Cloud9 bought on online trading a skin of sniper rifle of CS:GO. The news just would not be anything strange. Except that skin cost nothing more and nothing less than an astonishing $ 61,052.63.
What distinguishes this skin from the rest is the fact that it has a signature of Tyler «Skadoodle » Latham, a Cloud9 player.
The skin is called Dragon Lore. It is the rarest in a series of loot boxes called Cobblestone Package. These packages are available during a Major. This, in particular, was released during the Major of Krakow. Each box having a value of $ 31 at the time.
The skins on CS:GO title has several levels of rarity, one of them is known as «wear». «Battle Worn» type is the least rear and it means that the skin lacks graphical clarity and is not a special one in the game. However, the rarity of the $ 61,000 skin is labeled as «Factory New». This means that it has a very high level of rarity and visually the skin looks like a brand-new purchase with incredible graphics. The rarity of stickers is also of the top level as they are labeled as » Scratch-Free» which goes toe to toe with the rarity of the skin.
Because of the victory of Cloud9, any other skin related to the team or its players probably also increased its price. As for the seller, a collector nicknamed «Drone» bought the skin originally for $ 35,000. The final price of $ 61,000 was agreed by both parties.
ELEAGUE Major 2018 ended in the arena «Agganis» in Boston. The organizers sold out all the tickets — about 7 thousand in number. According to the rumors, the next major will take Wembley Arena in London; the tournament is supposed to be held in September.
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