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CSGO fan pranks community with fake knife unboxing at Major

By Fariha Bhatti


May 22, 2023

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A CSGO fan at the Paris Major has trolled the entire community with a fake knife unboxing.

Case openings at Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Majors are nothing new. Skin enthusiasts in the audience have been doing it for a long time, sometimes hitting the jackpot but — most times — ending up with scrap items. You need insane luck to end up with rare skins, leave alone a knife.

But that is precisely what seemed happened at the final CSGO major, leaving everyone fuming in jealousy.

During the game between Team Vitality and Gamer Legion, a player opened Chroma 3 case stacked with 30 knives, worth in the price range of hundreds to thousands of dollars. So, when he locked in on a knife, the crowd went into a frenzy. The player himself bounced with joy for pulling off the impossible during a historical moment in CSGO history.

But it was all fake.

The knife unboxing at the Major was fake

First, a CSGO data miner noted something off with the viral clip. ALE highlighted that the case opening clip doesn’t have an “inspect item” icon on the bottom right, which was added to the game in 2022, suggesting that it’s an older, fake clip. This was later confirmed by the player himself in an interview outside of the arena.

“So, boys. It was all staged, it was all faked. It was the greatest lie from the beginning. I’m not here to lie anymore, it was faked,” he said.

The video was shared by BLAST TV, Vitality, and other notable social media handles, making it even more hilarious. Even though the video was fake, the CSGO community is still laughing about the silly occurrence.

In any case, it’s still a pretty memorable prank since fans in the Accor Arena got to enjoy the high of watching someone winning an expensive knife live.


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