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Official Statement Regarding Valve & OPSkins Steam Accounts

To the OPSkins Community,

Please be advised that Valve has notified us that they will disable OPSkins Steam accounts associated with trade on Steam by June 21, 2018.

OPSkins customers should withdraw their Steam-based items from OPSkins prior to June 21st to avoid any trading restrictions.

While Valve says that the reason is ExpressTrade, we expect that this is yet another effort from Valve to drive sales to Steam Community Market. ExpressTrade is a non-commercial use of Steam bots since it is free. It is designed to benefit the community by allowing free and instant trades among friends. We understand that Valve has an interest in driving sales to SCM, however customers have clearly shown that it’s their choice to use OPSkins instead.

  • SCM charges 15% commission, we charge 5%-10% commission on item sales (not ExpressTrade, which is free)
  • SCM has a maximum trade price of $2000 thus preventing certain items from trading at their actual value, but OPSkins has no price cap.
  • SCM does not allow cashouts. OPSkins has offered this since day one.
  • OPSkins has 24/7/365 customer support with an average response time of less than five minutes.

This does not mean the end of OPSkins.

First and foremost, your money is safe on OPSkins. Any wallet funds deposits will remain there, any cashoutable balances will remain cashoutable. We’re not going anywhere.

What’s next for OPSkins?

OPSkins has announced the integration of items for 19 blockchain-based games and services, and since they are smart-contract based, these items cannot ever be taken away from item owners or held to trade restrictions.

Examples of this include the 17 non-fungible token games that we’ve integrated or announced integration for over the last few months, some are designed to mimic the trading experience of popular games but without onerous trading restrictions or fear of bannings.

Again these items cannot ever be taken away from item owners or held to trade restrictions.

OPSkins have also been in talks with major video game publishers over the last few months in regards to serving as the platform for their third-party trading markets.

Throughout the past 3+ years, OPSkins has been the #1 marketplace for the trading community to buy and sell skins. We have provided a way for traders to safely and securely buy and sell items using real money, without the risk of getting scammed – which didn’t exist before OPSkins launched.

We have eliminated the chargeback risk for sellers, ensured buyers receive their items, built and shared free tools with the community to maximize the trading experience, sponsored eSports events, hosted contests and given away hundreds of thousands of dollars in contest prizes, provided 24/7/365 customer support, and created work-arounds for difficult trading problems like the 7-day trade hold. This is all in addition to the variety of games, payment methods, cashout methods, and cryptocurrency options that OPSkins has implemented – to give our customers as many choices as possible to make the trading experience the best that it can be for the community.

We thank the community for your support during this time. We will continue to try to work with Valve on a solution, and will keep the community posted.

 

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32 Comments

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    #CSGOIsOverParty
    Jun 09, 2018 12:42 am

    #CSGOIsOverParty

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    Steven Flaherty
    Jun 09, 2018 2:37 am

    I guess Steam doesn’t see the value like most of us do. But OPSKINS, keep at it guys, I think the blockchain community is suited for you anyways. Maybe now you can become the Steam of the blockchain, they don’t want it…they passed on that opportunity long ago, so you guys could very well be the answer for a lot of us in here for that very happening. Nothing but support to you guys, I am staying!

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    Ding Dong
    Jun 09, 2018 3:07 am

    thats sucks

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    Jacob
    Jun 09, 2018 3:23 am

    Will you still be able to buy skins on OPSkins? I was just planning to add funds and buy myself a knife.

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      Matt Hamilton
      Jun 11, 2018 5:47 pm

      Yes, you will be able to buy and sell items as you normally would until June 21st.

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    xxxxx
    Jun 09, 2018 3:36 am

    this is fucked

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    mibs
    Jun 09, 2018 4:47 am

    Come on OPSkins. We all love you <3

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    Master Yoda
    Jun 09, 2018 9:15 am

    It is truely a shame what Valve is doing to the game. This is one step backwards, and will help no one.
    I hope the best for you, you are one of the pillars of CS-GO Trading.

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    John
    Jun 09, 2018 9:21 am

    It was good times, it is really ridiculous how Valve trying to gain more money on trades then they already have, instead of making a new game or making a better anti cheat for csgo.

    Farewell friends….

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    Andreas Stuecklin
    Jun 09, 2018 12:18 pm

    i dont have an opskins account, i login with my steam for opskins, so after june 21st does that mean i’ll not be able to buy skins from opskins anymore?

    • Reply
      Matt Hamilton
      Jun 11, 2018 5:46 pm

      You will be able to buy and sell skins as you normally would until June 21st.

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    Jannik
    Jun 09, 2018 12:33 pm

    Valve want to kill trading (and their game)

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    brandon zamora
    Jun 09, 2018 4:53 pm

    so what i dont understand yet is that will i still be able to sell my csgo skins on opskins?

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      Matt Hamilton
      Jun 11, 2018 5:48 pm

      You will be able to buy and sell your skins as you normally would until June 21st. We recommend withdrawing your skins before then.

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    Velimir Skorchev
    Jun 09, 2018 7:43 pm

    Hey. Is this really the end of OPskins.com with selling/buying skins? Because this is not fair. In this situation you are the good guys trying to do everything possible to make cs:go users happy by giving them the chance to trade…

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    mohamed beiruti
    Jun 09, 2018 8:31 pm

    gosh,those guys are heading towards their end,any decision not consistent with the community leads to those simply losing faith=>end of steam, this is similar to basic politics.

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    Jordan Falcon
    Jun 10, 2018 2:17 am

    This is not the death of OP skins…but it is the death of valve

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    Nick
    Jun 10, 2018 5:04 am

    What does this mean for those of us who have bought skins that are tied up by opskins bots?

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      Matt Hamilton
      Jun 11, 2018 5:44 pm

      We recommend withdrawing them before June 21st.

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    Joshua
    Jun 10, 2018 7:50 am

    Hello so does that mean that we cannot buy and our H1Z1 skins on OPSkins anymore please?

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      Matt Hamilton
      Jun 11, 2018 5:45 pm

      You will be able to buy and sell as usual before June 21st.

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    NerD
    Jun 10, 2018 6:00 pm

    So sad to see the best website shutdown ,because of Valve .
    We want to thank you from heart for being respectful and secure .
    Wish u all the Best .

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    doodie
    Jun 10, 2018 9:01 pm

    Good luck OPSkins.

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    AroundDaCorner4
    Jun 10, 2018 10:17 pm

    good i like buying skins off OPskins glad you guys are staying around 🙂

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    SuperKen
    Jun 13, 2018 12:18 am

    Valve trying to be a monopoly now and control supply and demand prices…a new age of organizied crime…RIP

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    Fleshus
    Jun 13, 2018 7:22 am

    As long as the SCM will not offer cashout I will not sell my items. I prefer to lose the money I spend on my items rather than selling them on the SCM and having to buy games to spend it. There is no point in buying and selling items on the SCM to make profit …
    But if I understand correctly it is ALL the items present on the SCM which are concerned by this decision? For example when I consult my inventory on steam the items are classified by category, Steam – Depth – Killing Floor 2, etc … This decision does not concern only the items classified in Steam?

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    Kio
    Jun 13, 2018 8:27 am

    Honestly, looking at the development of csgo. I can only say that it seriously fucking sucks… Valve is barely listening to the community. And I’m getting tired of posting stuff like this and just couldn’t take the game serious in the last 2-3 years. It’s really sad.

    Kinda contrary to Dota 2… Hmm.

    Anyways. I wish OpSkins the best as always! I absolutely love your services and the customer support & the community behind them is truly amazing! 🙂

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    Nerijus Ostrauskas
    Jun 13, 2018 7:42 pm

    Please explain me, can I withdraw on 21 Thursday, or I must to do it day before on 20th Wednesday until midnight? What happens with items which has trading lock for another day or two? (after June 21st) thnx

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      Matt Hamilton
      Jun 14, 2018 6:08 pm

      Hey, we recommend withdrawing all items by June 21st, as we do not know the time of day that the bots will no longer be accessible.

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    Dam
    Jun 16, 2018 6:46 am

    If I buy a skin that will be tradable the 21 at 01:00am, I’ll be able to withdraw it?

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      Matt Hamilton
      Jun 16, 2018 7:20 pm

      If your skin is trade locked by the time the bots are disabled we will issue you a refund.

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