What wouldn’t we give for a beautiful skin! Ask the guy who sold the AWP Dragon Lore skin with Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham’s signature for $61 000. Drone said he sold the skin at the lowest possible price he prepared to go for. Obviously, some kind of philanthropy going on here. Polygon reports:
“In other words, this skin is a math problem of rarity. Not only is a Dragon Lore skin rare on its own, but there are also the additional factors of visual quality, the Souvenir label, and the autograph.Cloud9’s victory at the Major means that any other similar skins featuring the team or its players will likely increase in price as well.
And by the way, the skin is gorgeous:
This skin’s seller, an avid collector, and player nicknamed “Drone,” told Polygon he originally bought the skin at around $35,000, and that the $61,000 price was agreed upon by both sides.
“We agreed on that price since that was the only price I was willing to accept,” he explained. “Otherwise I would have kept it.”
Could be that Drone thought he (she?) gave the skin away practically for nothing, but the skin meant so much for the buyer that they agreed to buy it for about 4 000 000 Roubles (without taking into account the buying power in those times, but $61 000 is $61 000 more than nothing).
What makes people pay unthinkable amounts for skins? The same reason why Mona Lisa is worth $830 000 000, which is beauty. To be completely honest, we’re not quite sure why Malevich’s Black Square is worth $60 000 000 (it’s just a black square) but we can tell you the story of how you can find art even in the cynical and prosaic war scene.
Like flowers on the concrete, these colorful patterns (which sometimes look more like a bug on your windshield than anything else) will make you better. Art cleanses the soul. Just don’t look at them for too long.
So! The most beautiful skins in CS:GO.
#1: AWP Dragon Lore with Tyler Latham’s insignia
What actually happened? The principle is quite simple: buy low, sell high. Seems too simple to be true, but it works. That is the principle Drone used, buying the skin for $35 000 and selling it the next day after Cloud9 won Eleague Boston Major for $61 000.
PC Gamer quotes Drone who states he practically gave the skin away because money is not really what it’s all about:
“The skin was originally purchased for $35,000 by a collector named Drone, who told Polygon that the selling price, despite being so much higher than what he paid (which seems absolutely nuts to begin with), was as low as he was willing to go. “I didn’t originally get into this game solely for profit,” he said. “I just got very lucky a couple of times, and money is more valuable to different people. I’m very lucky in my financial state to where I can afford to buy these skins and it does not affect me.”
Why does Drone think he practically gave the skin away? Of course, the condition and the dragon are worth a lot but the most important thing about it is its uniqueness. As a wise man once said (Jason Statham, we think): “Unique is always valuable”. Isn’t that true?
We’ll even throw in a list of uniquely beautiful people that don’t fit the society’s cookie-cutter standard to prove once again uniqueness is worth a lot (a lot).
StatTrak™ SSG 08 | Blood in the Water
Ok, not everyone loves SSG 08. To be honest, in our experience it is usually bought when the player doesn’t have the money for anything else, out of hopelessness. But here is an example of how beautiful skin can change everything.
With this partially blue, partially bloody skin you’ll be dreaming of that beautiful movie “Deep Blue Sea”, ink-black depths of the ocean, badly wounded opponents with 1 HP, and your sleek streamlined silhouette that gently glides through morose waters of the deep. You are an insanely beautiful giant killing machine, a soul-crushingly flawless predator destined to maul who hasn’t changed during millennia of evolution because you’re already perfect. Only your crooked smirk can be seen in the dark for a second before snow-white jaws snap on the neck of terrified victims. God forbid someone should throw a flash grenade! Your devastating smile is the last thing the last action hero will see before it all goes dark. Hark! Did you hear that? Someone was careless enough to let a drop of blood hit the surface of the water. It’s time to go hunting.
M4A1-S | Master Piece
This beauty from the naval depths will keep giving you blues until you make it your own. This is actually a very complex skin. You may spend a while looking at it: blue patterns look like a map, and that – is that a tongue? A fantastical array of colors is very intriguing (we think someone drew inspiration from a mango squashed on camouflage) and those yellow squiggles make us think of bugs from Starship Troopers.
Falchion Knife | Marble Fade
Christ on a bike, we can’t believe we were granted the honor of describing this gorgeous knife that intertwines the sunrise at a sakura garden at the top of Mount Fuji, ocean depths, Bordeaux wine, and cold metallic glint of Terminator’s biceps. If you don’t scream with ecstasy at the sight of this knife, you’re a stone-faced Titan.
This unbelievable bad boy wraps up or collection of items that every CS:GO player should try at least once. We’re telling you, these skins will protect you because the enemy, upon glancing at them, will freeze in religious reverence, providing you with ample opportunities to do what you do best. That is actually how we became legends. But that’s another story.