The victory of Natus Vincere IEM Katowice 2020 has had a bombshell effect on the market – Na’Vi who came into IEM Katowice as contenders for top 3 spots, but not as favourites, amazed everyone with their 3-0 dominating victory over G2 in the grand finals. Both teams have shown great performances throughout the tournament, and Na’Vi who had a more bumpy road to finals and had dropped more maps in group stages, finally performed as a real unit, rather than 5 individually strong players, and came out on top!
The sticker market, that is now active as ever, responded magnificently.
Natus Vincere team logo stickers have seen a gigantic increase in volume (some were traded 10-15 times more on the day of IEM Grand Finals than ever before), and some of the rare stickers like Natus Vincere | Cologne 2015 have doubled in price.
Some traders seem to have purchased dozens of Na’Vi stickers in anticipation of even further growth!
With Na’Vi looking as strong and stable as they do, their performance could cause even further increase in sticker prices after the next few great tournament results. This is a clear example of a risky, yet somehow really smart future investment in a great esports team!
After the explosive finals, a major price spike was seen in all Na’Vi players’ stickers, some quadrupled in price, while some gained 10-20% only, while volume across all of them increased considerably.
We compared the price movement of an index consisting of Na’Vi players’ stickers vs Top 10 most popular stickers by trade volume that belong to other players, and the results perfectly illustrate just how responsive the market is – while the sticker market as a whole remained more or less stable, stickers of s1mple, Boombl4, Perfecto, flamie and electronic started steadily gaining in price, and by March 1, have gained about 15-20%. Immediately after the grand finals, hundreds of orders for some of the most popular stickers were executed, resulting in some individual price spikes of 300-400%.
While all of the players of Natus Vincere definitely deserve their credit for the triumph, the trading community seems to be really hyped about s1mple and electronic, the fragging leaders of the team.
There’s no doubt that those who stocked up on these ahead of the finals are happy with their investment – Berlin 2019 stickers of s1mple have increased in price by 86%, while electronic sticker from the same collection gained 77%. The talk of the town on Reddit now, is who has managed to buy more Na’Vi player stickers before their price took off to the moon!