Ludwig Ahgren plays a variety of games, making him one of the top variety streamers on YouTube, but he decided to try out Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for the first time and had great success. Well, with the loot boxes at least.
Ludwig decided to stream his first time ever playing CSGO. He didn’t start with trying out weapons or getting a feel for the movement, though. Instead, Ludwig decided to open a loot box. At first, Ludwig seemed overwhelmed with how CSGO loot worked and hurriedly tried to understand which color indicated which rarity.
When Ludwig finally opened the loot box, he was blown away by the results. He immediately started maniacally laughing, overwhelmed with excitement. Ludwig had pulled an M9 Bayonet with the Marble Fade skin. Marble Fade M9 Bayonet knives can go for as high as $1,800 depending on their quality.
“Oh my god, what the hell! What!? This was the first box I ever opened in my life…Sorry I sounded like Goofy,” Ludwig said, still in shock.
Fans worry for Ludwig after he starts opening loot boxes in CSGO
This was a big win for Ludwig but it did raise a red flag. A lot of fans were concerned with Ludwig picking up CSGO due to the loot box aspect of the game. Ludwig has admitted to having a gambling addiction in the past.
He opened up about his issues with gambling while explaining why Twitch shouldn’t allow gambling streams on the platform. This was spurred by Felix “xQc” Lengyel’s decision to start heavily gambling once again despite being “mentally ill.”
“Five years ago, it got so bad. I had $100 left in my bank account. You know what I did with that hundred? I gambled it,” Ludwig said at the time.
With CSGO skins and items worth real money on Steam, fans expressed concern that Ludwig may become addicted to purchasing and opening loot boxes. The popular streamer hasn’t responded to the concern just yet.