Ninjas in Pyjamas CEO causes uproar in the CS:GO community

Ninjas in Pyjamas CEO causes uproar in the CS:GO community

3. May 2023 by miranda angeles

Recently, the CEO of Ninjas in Pyjamas, Hicham Chahine, caused a real uproar in the CS:GO fan community because of the Paris Major BLAST stickers.

Yesterday, May 2, Hicham Chahine posted on his Twitter account that there would be no stickers for the Paris Major BLAST, the last CS:GO Major. Remember that these are the major sources of income for the teams present in the important competition sponsored by the game’s developers.

Ninjas in Pyjamas CEO causes an uproar in the CS:GO community

Following the controversial post by Ninjas in Pyjamas CEO Hicham Chahine, comments from fans were not long in coming. Chahine received critical comments for his message, so the CEO retracted it.

In a following Twitter, post-Chahine commented that he was joking while the entire fan community awaits the release of the Major de Paris stickers by Valve. Remember that these will be the last CS:GO stickers so all the fans look forward to them.

Then in an interview, the CEO of Ninjas in Pyjamas commented that it was just a joke with which he was trying to get Valve to make the stickers public as soon as possible.

Although some of the community was alarmed by Chahine’s first publication, another part knew that he was playing a joke. Many knew Valve had asked all teams for signatures during the April Major qualifier.

Feedback from the fan community

As mentioned before, Hicham Chahine’s post caused controversy on social media. A CS:GO journalist commented that Chahine’s joke was not funny at all, remembering that he was a senior executive of a club, so a publication of that kind on his part can make many people believe what he is saying. On the other hand, some fans asked him to stop joking without knowing if it was true what he was saying.

CS:GO stickers

CS:GO stickers, since their inception at the EMS One Katowice Major in 2014, have become a prized item for game fans. It can be said that it has become an important part of the game’s ecosystem. After seeing the positive impact of the stickers in 2014, the game developers included the players’ signatures. This way, all participating teams could generate revenue for the club.

It can be said that the most popular organizations use the significant revenue from the stickers to pay for operating expenses. Between 2021 and 2022, both teams and players have managed to raise more than $70 million from the stickers.

This year’s stickers are special. Remember that the BLAST Paris Major that will be held from May 8 to 21 will be the last CS:GO Major. Where one of the best 16 teams will be remembered as the great winner of CS:GO.