The great American writer Isaac Asimov is famous for his various short stories and science fiction novels. During his life, he received worldwide recognition and many honorary awards.
His heritage in literature is indisputable, and many films based on his novels have become world classics. The influence of Asimov’s works can be traced in modern day literature, visual arts, and cinema. But the greatest indicator of his influence is that in the CS:GO there is a whole line of skins named after the great writer.
At the moment, there are 5 skins (Right to left): P90 | Asiimov, M4A | Asiimov, P250 | Asiimov, AWP | Asiimov.
These four skins are part of the “classic” Asiimov set and have been in the game for quite some time. For example, M4A4 appeared all the way back in December 2013, and the AWP was added in February 2014
But the fifth skin was released relatively recently and is an adornment of any terrorist’s inventory – AK-47 | Asiimov. Weapons from the Asiimov collection have been custom painted to represent the minimalistic sci-fi style of the author. According to the author’s original idea, these elements and patterns are able to bring gamers to a more futuristic setting, and thus he paid tribute not to Isaac Asimov himself, but to the sci-fi games and films he (the author) liked.
Coridium, the creator of Asiimov skins, is a very interesting person and he can be the topic for a separate article – he is one of Valve’s favorite authors. Numerous times they’ve accepted his works, and but they’ve always changed the names. For example, AK47 | Anarchy ended up as Neon Revolution.
But it was his first work, Asiimov, that Valve did not dare to touch – respect for Asimov is real!
Many skins from Asiimov series cannot be found in Factory New quality, and for the oldest and most popular models, AWP and M4A4 -there is no Minimal Wear quality.
So how is it that possible, that worn and not very bright skins are considered absolute classics and millions of players adore them?
There were old times. At the dawn of the CS: GO skins were much less bright and there was not much to choose from. Maybe for M4A4 there were other options, but AWP | Asiimov was considered indispensable. It was an indicator of status, coolness, and real sniper skills. Although this is just a skin.
Let’s focus on AWP | Asiimov a little more.
A modest opinion of our editors – until the release of AWP | Hyperbeast, which, with its acid-bright palette and striking pattern that made players who were fed up with minimalism and realism crazy, Asiimov simply had no competitors.
Even now, if you throw a poll to decide which is better, Hyperbeast or Asiimov – the voices will be split in half, and the comment section will become a battlefield between fierce adherents of these two different collections.
Many professional players never betrayed their old dusty Asiimov, for example, S1mple recently showed the power of science fiction to NiP.
But let’s be honest, the usual AWP | Asiimov can become boring pretty quickly. But this baby – never gets old!Behold – AWP | Blacksiimov! This is a very rare and very valuable version of the Asiimov skin. The essence of this skin is that, although its pattern is not accidental, the wear can be different. The higher the wear indicator, the greater the chance that there will not be a trace of paint on the sight – this is AWP | Blacksiimov. In this case, the better the paint remains on the other parts of the weapon, the better.
This rare AWP pattern can cost a lot of money and you are very lucky if you can get it without losing a fortune.
Of course, no skin can please you forever – especially since someone else will have the same skin. For you who love to have something special, we recommend putting stickers on your AWP.
If we talk about AWP | Asiimov, then all yellow and orange stickers will suit you, we recommend Splyce MLG Columbus 2016, Thug Life, Trick or Threat.
You can also use any Na`VI stickers and of course, Crown (Foil).