How to get CSGO drops from official Valve tournaments

By Kenneth Williams


Feb 21, 2022

Reading time: 2 min

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments are exciting, and the possibility of getting a fancy souvenir drop only adds to the fun.

Players just tuning in to CSGO tournaments now that LAN events are back may be disappointed by not getting any souvenir cases. They used to be distributed on a random basis to players watching at home, but Valve now uses a different method of handing out souvenir drops. This guide will teach players how to get guaranteed CSGO tournament drops using the new system.

How to use a CSGO coin for drops

For every CSGO Major, Valve releases a commemorative digital coin for the event. Players who buy the coin get access to Pick’Ems and official stats from the tournament. The pass also allows players to claim custom souvenir packages using points from Pick’Ems, though fans can also purchase points directly. 

As part of this new system, CSGO fans can no longer get drops just by watching Majors on Twitch. They must pay for them in some way, either through purchasing the coin or buying points directly. On the bright side, this also means that players know exactly what they will get, rather than having to rely on randomized drops during tournaments. All the new skins added in Operation Riptide should become available for certain maps at the next CSGO Major sponsored by Valve.

What’s in CSGO tournament drops?

CSGO tournament drop cases require no key to open and pull from the map they dropped from. In addition to a fancy new gun skin, souvenir case skins also come with a bunch of stickers commemorating the event and match during which they dropped. They usually include the logos of both teams, the tournament sticker, and a signature from one of the competing players.

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The odds for souvenir cases are slightly different from the standard odds. Since they have additional rarities below blue mil-spec, the red coverts are exceedingly rare with odds similar to unboxing a knife. With that in mind, it’s important to consider blue and purple skins when generating custom CSGO tournament drops.