Recently, a rookie CS:GO player sold a Blue Gem Karambit skin for $169,000. This is the most expensive knife in CS:GO.
A CS:GO player sells the most expensive knife in the game
A new player recently told about his experience in CS:GO; this player claims he was opening cases and was pleasantly surprised. Luck has been on the side of this new player since, in one of the cases, he found the most expensive and rarest knife in the game. Notably, of the perfect Blue Gem Karambit skins, only 12 have appeared throughout the 10 years of CS:GO.
We say that luck was on the side of this player because not only this rare knife has been found. But the knife has been sold for $169,000, which is undoubtedly excellent news for this player.
According to the information shared by the player “yurr69,” most of the money from the knife sale will be kept for his future. On the other hand, yurr69 commented that the probability of getting this knife in the game is 0.001%.
At the same time, it is surprising how lucky yurr69 has been. Before finding the Blue Gem Karambit, he was a novice player who only played for about 30 hours.
The kid that played CS for only 3 days with 31 hours of playtime and opened one of the rarest knives ever in the game
Has OFFICIALLY SOLD the knife for $169,000… pic.twitter.com/QoLW8Km7rK
— Jake Lucky (@JakeSucky) July 12, 2023
Many people wonder why CS:GO skins are so expensive. If you want to know the answer continue reading.
High CS:GO skin prices
It is important to note that in-game skins are not highly valued because they are CS:GO skins. Different factors must be considered to understand why skins can sell for astronomical prices.
It can be said that the value of a CS:GO skin depends largely on its rarity. For example, if we talk about the Karambit Blue Gem skin found by this player, it is rare within the game. Since 2013 only 12 of these skins have been found. This means that only 12 people have these valuable skins among millions of CS:GO players in their collection.
On the other hand, the price of the skins also depends on other factors such as aesthetics and skin profile. For example, some skins are unique, and their owners lend them to professional players to use in tournament skins. When seen on the biggest CS:GO stages, price increase.
The Karambit Blue Gem skin is now called the “Blue Gem of the newbies”
The fact that yurr69’s life changed in the blink of an eye thanks to one of the CS:GO cases he opened containing the Blue Gem Karambit is an ideal illustration of the implied value of in-game skins. The Blue Gem Karambit Karambit was once estimated to be worth approximately $1.5 million. However, this was a special case, and the sale never materialized.
The player, yurr69, had tried his luck in 200 other cases before getting the Karambit Blue Gem. Undoubtedly, after selling the valuable skin, he had a return on his investment.
However, this luck is not for all players; it is a random procedure. Some players have opened thousands of cases and got no valuable items.