If you weren’t hiding in the most protected underground bunker in the world till today, then you are probably aware that Zeus has announced his retirement from eSports. The almost legendary Natus Vincere captain will leave the pro-scene after the BLAST Pro Series Moscow 2019.
Some may say it’s high time, some of the fans will brush away a stingy tear, but we are more interested, of course, should we immediately buy all the stickers?!
In the first days after the news, we saw the wake of increased interest: sticker prices rose by 60-100%. It is logical that in the coming week the demand for stickers will also decrease sharply, and so the price.
CS.MONEY analysts believe that the future price of Zeus’s stickers may depend on his success at Blast, but it’s obvious that since BLAST Pro Series Moscow 2019 is the last tournament for Zeus a rise in stickers prices is inevitable. It’s quite hard to forecast promptly the percent of a price jump, but the jack-up is guaranteed. Our forecast is that the price may rise by 40% from actual over the next 6 months. So in the long run, this purchase can be beneficial.
A similar situation was with the former NaVi player – Edward. At the beginning of this summer, he was expelled from the team, which gave stickers a price increase of 100-300%. As the graphs show, over the course of several days we got a strong rollback in prices to their initial values.
What can we recommend to our users?
If you did not manage to buy stickers before the hype, it is better to resist the temptation to purchase them at the very top. But keep in mind that in the long run these stickers have an uptrend, so it makes sense to buy some.
And – psssst! – remember that Zeus has not gone anywhere yet. An announcement is only half the battle. What if will suddenly change his mind?
Here’s an interesting example: earlier this summer, Get_right announced the end of his e-sports career as a pro player. However, in early July, the player changed his mind, and that fueled the fans’ interest in his person.
Get_right is CS:GO legend, he has a ргпу fan base around the world (especially in Scandinavia). And although he changed his mind about leaving, starting with the news about his departure and to the current moment, цу can observe that the prices on the charts have not returned to their original positions.
In the case of Zeus, the stickers will definitely grow, as he is a legend and a media personality with a huge fan base. He has written a book and is conducting coaching activities, which will allow him to remain at the hearing of the community.
Zeus stickers showed a rapid price increase, then they will go down, and then the natural smooth increase in the price of stickers will begin.
After Blast there will be a new wave of interest in stickers, most likely users will buy them with renewed vigor, as we see on Get_right charts.