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Month: November 2016

The New CS:GO Glove Case on OPSkins

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Called it.

Back in January of this year we wrote a post about a small graphics update for the textures of the arms and gloves for both Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists, where we speculated that the gloves would become a new class of CS:GO skin. And sure enough, yesterday Valve delivered with the CS:GO Glove Case.

The Glove Case, now available on OPSkins Marketplace, contains 17 new community designed skins, and a whopping 24 new glove skins. They will all be available to trade on OPSkins.com around December 5th when they become tradeable.

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New Gloves in the CS:GO Glove Case

They are the Moto Gloves Eclipse, Moto Gloves Spearmint, Moto Gloves Boom!, Moto Gloves Cool Mint, Driver Gloves Weave, Driver Gloves Crimson Weave, Driver Gloves Convoy, Driver Gloves Diamondback, Hand Wraps Leather, Hand Wraps Spruce DDPAT, Hand Wraps Badlands, Hand Wraps Slaughter, Bloodhound Gloves Charred, Bloodhound Gloves Guerrilla, Bloodhound Gloves Bronzed, Bloodhound Gloves Snakebite, Sport Gloves Pandora’s Box, Sport Gloves Hedge Maze, Sport Gloves Arid, Sport Gloves Superconductor, Specialist Gloves Crimson Kimono, Specialist Gloves Emerald Web, Specialist Gloves Forest DDPAT, Specialist Gloves Foundation and Specialist Gloves.

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All of the glove skins have wear and they are listed as special items in the case, driving some to believe that the drop rate might be similar to that of knives. We will learn soon enough.

New Guns in the Glove Case

The 17 new weapon skins in this case are: the SSG 08 Dragonfire, M4A4 Buzz Kill, FAMAS Mecha Industries, P90 Shallow Grave, Sawed-Off Wasteland Princess, Dual Berettas Royal Consorts, G3SG1 Stinger, M4A1-S Flashback, Nova Gila, USP-S Cyrex, CZ75-Auto Polymer, Glock-18 Ironwork, MP7 Cirrus, Galil AR Black Sand, MP9 Sand Scale, MAG-7 Sonar and P2000 Turf.

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All of them have been designed by artists from the Steam community and should be available in our store around December 5th – 6th.

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OPSkins Site Update: New Buy API

We’re introducing the new Buy API, now available for developers who want to buy items easily and on a large scale. It also blocks bots that try to snipe items by allowing a 10 minute window to pass before the item can be purchased.

This means that now you can buy one or more items and deliver them to your OPSkins inventory. Once purchased, the item(s) can be delivered to your Steam inventory using the Withdraw API. In order to prevent bot sniping, this API will only allow for purchases of listings which have been publicly visible for at least ten minutes, and therefore are not limited to purchase only from Buyer’s Club members.

If this API succeeds, then it will contain a root-level balance property containing your new account balance after the purchase, in USD cents ($0.XX).

When using the new API, you’ll have an easier way to purchase a large amount of items and withdraw them to your Steam inventory, either manually or through our Withdraw API.

If you have any questions on how this new API works, you can post them on our Reddit page and our developers will answer.

Also, remember that we are always on the lookout for new ideas that can be transformed into new features! For this new API, or any other new feature that you think could of that would improve your experience on OPSkins Marketplace, let us know in the comments.

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OPSkins Insanity Giveaway: The Contenders

Last month we announced THE OPSKINS INSANITY GIVEAWAY and the entries have begun rolling in, and they’re listed below.

Want to win a $10,000 CyberPowerPC Gaming System? The challenge is simple: post a video or photo of you doing the most insane (legal) thing you can think of that promotes the OPSkins brand, then tweet it to us or post it to our facebook page. The person who posts the most impressive/extreme/hilarious/insane video or photo wins the gaming system. We’ll take the community’s reaction into consideration when choosing the winner – so the more viral it goes, the better your chances of winning. 

Below are the entries we’ve received so far, ranging from people climbing trees, dancing, a photosopped White House, and more. We will be updating this post as more entries are submitted. To make it onto this list and be considered to win the first, second or third place prize, submit your entry before November 25 at 11:59pm EST.

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So show us what you can do and send us your craziest entry for a chance to win the OPSkins Insanity Giveaway!

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H1Z1: Infernal Crate Item Prices on OPSkins

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Last month, Daybreak released the Infernal Crate with a Halloween theme and we estimated that skins would begin selling around November 8th. Now, almost a week later we can begin to see a trend in prices over a six day period.

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The case itself has a suggested price of $0.58 and the cheapest one we could find in our marketplace has an asking price of $0.42. The average price did fall on November 12th, but this is because the volume of units sold on the 11th doubled the number of units sold the day before. Now the average price of the crate rose to $0.63 which is higher than the initial average price of $0.59 that was reported on November 8th.

Long story short, if you held onto your Infernal Crates, now is the time to put them up for sale as the average selling price is at the highest it has ever been.

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Interestingly enough, the most expensive item from this crate is the Infernal 12GA Pump Shotgun that out-prices the following item on the list – the Infernal Demon Mask – by almost $5.

The shotgun started with an average price of $79.81, then fell by $13.60 but has since quickly recovered to its current average price of $77.63. This is to be expected as items that are newly released into the marketplace start with a high asking price, then lower as the market begins to fill, then finally climb back and stabilize in the following days. This one however shows the importance of firearms in the game by claiming the top spot as the most expensive item in our marketplace for this crate. So if you managed to get a hold of one before the 14 day waiting period passed, and sold it on November 8th or purchased one on November 9th and sold it in the past two days, then you’ve certainly got your money’s worth.

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The Infernal Demon Mask is the second most expensive item in the crate with a suggested price of $67.56 and it easily doubles the price of the next closest item on the list, barely missing the top spot. It’s had the same behavior as other skins with its average price dropping by $4 in the first three days of sales and then climbing back by $3 in the following three days. It has a more stable average price than the Infernal Shotgun when comparing the price variation both items have experienced in the first six days of sales and it is only $5 cheaper, which means that it could potentially overtake the Shotgun and become the most valuable item in this crate.

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The Frankenswine Mask, a spin off of the Cigar Hog Mask is the third most expensive item on the list and a much more accessible option. With a suggested price of $28.79, it’s a bargain when compared to the Cigar Hog’s suggested price of $219.88 and there are more units to choose from as well.

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It is also worth looking into the other items on this crate and the items belonging to the three main sets that can be acquired from it. The Day of the Dead and Arachnid sets all have items with average prices that started out low on the first two or three days and have consistently earned value like the Day of the Dead Suit, which has almost doubled its average price in the six days it has been on sale.

Let us know in the comments if you have bought or sold any of the items in the Infernal Crate and which of them you would like to get your hands on!

The suggested prices were taken from OPSkins on of November 13th, 2016.

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The Northern Arena Montreal Finals

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The CS:GO Lan event for the Northern Arena in Montreal came to an end on SundayOPSkins participated as a Gold Sponsor for this amazing event that featured a $100,000 prize pool.

This was the match for G2 to avenge their loss against OpTic Gaming during ESL One: New York, the BO1 game that knocked them out of the tournament. Unfortunately OpTic had different plans, and managed to beat them once again, after a 2:1 performance on the Bo3 finals.

The first map for the finals was Cobblestone (OpTic’s map of choice) but it was the French team that took the first half of the map while on CT-Side 12:3. The second half of the map showed a revitalized OpTic on CT-Side, however the American org was unable to close the map, and ended up dropping the first game 16:14.

Dust 2 was the second game. OpTic started by taking the pistol round, and by the end of the first half OpTic was in the lead 9:6, a lead that continued until they were one point away from victory. With the score 15:7, G2 reacted and closed the score to 15:12 before OpTic Gaming was able to close the second map 16:12.

The last map of the series was played on Train. The strong defense from OpTic Gaming on CT secured them the first half of the game 9:6. The pistol round of the second half went to G2 but OpTic striked hard once again and closed the score and claimed the title 16:7.

With this result OpTic Gaming earned a total of $50,000 and G2 $25,000 with the rest of the prize pool going to the third and fourth place teams, Heroic and EnVy Us.


On behalf of the OPSkins Crew, we would like to thank everyone that dropped by the booth to say hi, it’s amazing to be part of this community and we love every opportunity we get to interact with our customers.

OP at NortherArena

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Northern Arena 2016 Montreal LAN Finals, Sponsored by OPSkins Marketplace

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The CS:GO MONTREAL LAN FINALS will be held from November 10th to the 13th in Montreal, with eight teams competing for a prize pool of $100,000! OPSkins Marketplace is the Gold Sponsor for this event. The preliminary matches will be played at the Marriott Chateau Champlain and the final held at the Bell Centre,

These eight competing teams are:

  • Counter Logic Gaming
  • OpTic Gaming
  • NRG eSports
  • Team EnVyUs
  • G2 Esports
  • Team Liquid
  • Heroic
  • compLexity Gaming

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Out of the eight teams participating in the tournament, seven were directly invited and one, compLexity Gaming, claimed the final spot on the roster as the winners of the Call Of The North qualifier held in October.

This is the second Northern Arena event to be held in Canada this year, with the previous one taking place at the beginning of September. The event will also host the BEAT Invitational with a $100,000 prize pool, the Gears of War 4 Canadian Qualifier for MLG Columbus with a prize pool of $15,000, and a Clash Royale tournament with a prize pool of $8,000.

As a gold sponsor for the CS:GO MONTREAL LAN FINALS, we here at OPSkins continue to support the growth the Montreal eSports scene (we were also the main sponsor of ESWC 2015 in Montreal). If you’re attending the event, be sure to say hello to any OPSkins staff (we’ll be wearing logo shirts).

 

 

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H1Z1: King of the Kill – Highest Volume and Highest Sale Price Items on OPSkins

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In the previous post about H1Z1: Just Survive, we established that the most frequently sold item was an in-game consumable and the most expensive item was a mask. It’s not exactly the same with H1Z1: King of the Kill.

While in the previous game players work together to survive and explore, H1Z1: King of the Kill focuses more on just that: killing. The most frequently sold items for this game are crates and bags that players can open in order to acquire new in-game cosmetic modifications. The most expensive item, while not a mask, is still a piece of headgear – a bandana. Also when compared to H1Z1: Just Survive, the price tag for the most expensive items is noticeably higher. For example, the Cigar Hog Mask in H1Z1: King of the Kill has a suggested price of $199.53 while the same item in H1Z1: Just Survive has a suggested price tag of $119.18. Here’s a breakdown of the top six most sold items on OPSkins for H1Z1: King of the Kill, and what percentage of the top six they occupy:

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H1Z1: KotK Most Sold Items

The most sold item in our marketplace for H1Z1: King of the Kill is the Mystery Crate v2 (more like a bag than a crate, really) with a suggested price of $0.16 and a 20.92% share among the top six most sold skins for the game. This isn’t a big surprise considering that the top 10 players of every H1Z1: King of the Kill match are awarded one, so while not every player will get one, every player could potentially earn one. The trend on the suggested price is also climbing so it is a good idea to buy right now and sell later. It is followed by the Renegade Crate which contains 20 items for cosmetic modification and has a suggested price of $0.04 that is also rising, and the Tie-Dye Leggings with a suggested price of $0.16. All in all, if you buy a bulk of the most sold H1Z1: King of the Kill right now and sell them later you will definitely make a profit.

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H1Z1: KotK Most Expensive Items

As for the most expensive item, this title goes to the Skull Face Bandana with a suggested price of $376.58 and only 5 units currently on sale. As with any other expensive item, it is not a fast seller but it is constant with at least one unit being sold every day on average, add to that the fact that it’s suggested price has been rising constantly and the more it sits, the more expensive it becomes which equals to a higher profit once it sales. The Cigar Hog Mask follows with a -constantly increasing- suggested price of $199.53 and we are waiting to see if the new Frankenswine mask will top it.

As for the other items on the list, they include two rifles, one shotgun, four more bandanas, a pair of glasses, body armor and a helmet. Interestingly enough three of the items on the list belong to the Toxic set which can be acquired from the H1Z1 Invitational Crate, all of them have a suggested price that is climbing and all of them can be purchased here at OPSkins.

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These numbers were taken from last month’s sales, which means that they can be used as a reference of the recent behavior of the H1Z1: King of the Kill economy in our marketplace. Let us know in the comments what are your thoughts on the Mystery Crate v2, the Skull Face Bandana, the Cigar Hog Mask or any of the other items we listed!

The suggested prices were taken from OPSkins on of November 2nd, 2016.

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H1Z1: Just Survive – Highest Volume and Highest Sale Price Items on OPSkins

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Just last week Daybreak released their Infernal Crate to coincide with Halloween, and now we are going to take a look at the most sold and most expensive items for H1Z1: Just Survive in our marketplace. Here’s a breakdown of the top 10 most sold items on OPSkins for Just Survive, and what percentage of the top 10 they occupy:

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H1Z1: JS Most Sold Items

The most sold item by volume in our marketplace is the Airdrop Ticket, which accounts for half of the total item sales for the most sold items in H1Z1: Just Survive. It has a suggested price of $0.09 (although some units have a higher asking price) and it sold 800 units on the 1st of November alone. Interestingly enough, it is an in-game consumable that can grant you a weapon drop when used and considering that the price has remained stable for the past 10 days with some signs of growth it is a safe bet on where to put your money.  The rest of the items account for less than half of the volume for most sold items, but still move enough units to be noticeable in our analysis and even though their suggested price is quite low it is very stable in our market so they can generate profit when sold at the right time; it’s all about patience.

Now to compare prices (which is linked to the items rarity) we can look at the following chart:

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H1Z1: JS Most Sold Items

First off is the non-kosher Cigar Hog Mask, which interestingly enough has a new version in the King of The Kill – the Frankenswine Mask. The Cigar Hog Mask has a suggested price of $120.38 and while it might sell slowly at almost one unit per day, it’s suggested price has been constantly increasing in the past month so if you have managed to hold on to one for some time and decide to sell it now, you will be making a profit. It is followed by the Graffiti Hunting Rifle, with a suggested (constantly increasing) price of $66.11 and the Evil Clown Face Bandana at $50.80. These three items have an increasing trend which means that the probability of having a higher suggested price increases with every day which in turn gives you the chance to make a profit in sales.

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These numbers were taken from last month’s sales, which means that they can be used as a reference of the recent behavior of the H1Z1: Just Survive economy in our marketplace. Let us know in the comments what are your thoughts on the Airdrop Tickets, the Cigar Hog Mask or any of the other items we listed!

The suggested prices were taken from OPSkins on of November 2nd, 2016.

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Dota 2: Boston Major Qualifiers, and Dates of the Spring Major & The International 2017

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The Dota 2 Boston Major’s qualifiers are finally over and we have the sixteen teams that will participate in the event. The Major will take place at the Wang Theater in Boston starting December 3rd.

Eight teams were directly invited and eight teams qualified through the Main Qualifiers, which were played online October 27th – 31st. (As has been done in the previous tournaments, some teams were directly invited due to their performance heading into the Major, while the rest of the teams competed in a Qualifier that was divided by regions). The winner of each regional qualifiers were:

  • Americas: Team NP and compLexity Gaming.
  • China: IG Vitality and LGD.Forever Young.
  • Europe: Ad Finem and Virtus.pro
  • Southeast Asia: Team Faceless and WarriorsGaming.Unity

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Also today Valve announced the dates for the Spring Major and The International 2017, the two Valve sponsored Dota 2 events that will take place in 2017.

For the Spring Major Qualifiers, Valve will be changing the Qualifying regions by splitting the Americas Qualifiers into two district regions (North America and South America) and the European Qualifiers (CIS Qualifier and a Europe Qualifier).

It is still unclear how many invites will be given for the Spring Major, and that will reflect directly in the number of qualifying spots available for this two new district regions.

The Spring Major Main Event will take place April 20 – 23 2017 and The International 2017 Main Event will once again be held in the first half of August.

 

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