The most expensive CS:GO skin ever sold

The most expensive CS:GO skin ever sold
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Written by 

Dave McAdam


13th Mar 2023 19:54

Curious about the most expensive CS:GO skin ever sold? CS:GO skins are notorious for their rarity, something that drives up the prices to ridiculous numbers. Some absolutely eye-watering amounts of money have changed hands for weapon skins, enough to make you question everything you thought you knew about humanity.

To illustrate the point, here is the most expensive CS:GO skin ever sold.

Most expensive CS:GO skin ever sold

Cs:Go most expensive skin: Dragon Lore Awp
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Nailing down one specific answer to this is harder than you might think. CS:GO skins are not bought and sold at set prices, everything regarding their sale is based on rarity and an emerging market of players buying and selling.

A whole marketplace has developed over the years through this, which is why the prices of the rarest items have gotten to such ludicrous heights. It is not uncommon for many rare skins to sell for thousands of dollars.

That's just the rare ones, like the ones you have some chance of acquiring. For the skins that you have infinitesimally little or no chance of getting, you are going to have to hand out serious cash. Like, life-changing amounts.

This brings us to the Dragon Lore AWP skin. Specifically, the Souvenir version, which is handed out only in commemoration of particular esports matches.

Dragon Lore is pretty much the top tier of expensive skins for the AWP, one of the most popular weapons to get skins for. Considering there are only 114 Souvenir AWP Dragon Lores in the world, you can imagine what that does to the price.

These things can easily sail past $100,000 in price, with listing the price for a factory new version of the skin at over $430,000. So the choice is yours, would you like a weapon skin for Counter-Strike, or would you like to buy a new house?

Highest ever bid on a CS:GO skin

Cs:Go most expensive skin: Case Hardened Karambit
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While the amount of money spent on some of these skins is extreme, the highest amount offered for one single skin is astronomical. The skin in question is the Case Hardened Karambit, blue gem, factory new. The current owner of this skin purchased it for over $100,000 in 2016.

Then, in 2021, a potential buyer made an offer of $1.5 million, or more specifically 1.2 million in Euro, for the skin. To which, the owner responded "not interested" and then "1.2 is low".

Now, I don't know who you need to be to say that over a million dollars is a low offer for a blue knife in a video game, but such is the world we live in I suppose.

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