CSGO fans can finally get their hands on player autographs from the Stockholm Major.
Early on November 10, Valve released a new update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The new version includes the highly-anticipated player autographs from PGL Major Stockholm. Championship squad Natus Vincere has its own capsule, while the other top eight teams are divided into another capsule. Both Champions and Finalists autograph capsules are available for 99 cents through the Stockholm Major Viewer Pass.
The update also includes a handful of changes for Operation Riptide maps. Insertion_2 had a few hostage zone adjustments and some furniture rearrangements. Most importantly, players can now go down the slide in the playground area. On Extraction, T players can now self-boost in mid and wine cellar has some more cover, among other changes.
In addition to the $1 million prize and a successful marriage proposal, Natus Vincere also earned the right to a CSGO Champions autograph capsule. In addition to a private capsule, the five winning autographs get a special champion label. Half the cost of every sticker capsule is given to the included teams while Valve keeps the other half, so having just one capsule dedicated to the champion could bring in a ton of cash. CSGO Major MVP Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev and rookie champion Valerii “b1t” Vakhovskyi’s signatures will both be valuable stickers.
The seven other teams in the top eight will all be lumped into one finalist sticker capsule together. That means that there are 105 different possible stickers to open from the Stockholm Major autograph Finalists capsule. Just like the Champions box, there are three tiers of rarity. Basic stickers are black and white, holographic stickers get a team logo-themed shine, and gold applies a shiny foil effect.
Many pro CSGO players like to hide jokes or special symbols in their player autographs. Some stickers have even become more valuable over time due to CSGO autograph easter eggs. For Stockholm Major autographs, Virtus.pro’s infamously cautious AWPer Dzhami “Jame” Ali’s sticker is rephrased to JAME TIME. Vladislav “nafany” Gorshkov of Gambit Esports includes the word “love” written in Japanese. Many players drew smiley faces, but Heroic’s Casper “cadiaN” Møller went the extra mile with a karambit.
Not long ago, North American CSGO legend Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert teamed up with Finnish EDM artists The Verkkars to create a new CSGO anthem. Flashbang Dance debuted with a music video set on Dust_2 and featured n0thing rapping his own verse.
Like all CSGO music kits, Flashbang Dance is available through the in-game store and the community market. It is available in StatTrak for $7.99 or non-StatTrak for $4.99. Every player should have the Flashbang Dance music kit under the coupons section of the front page.