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Pay-2-Win: Tales and stickers from EMS One: Katowice 2014

by Sasha Erfanian Sep 7
Thumbnail image courtesy of Valve

When it comes to team stickers in CS:GO, none are more desired as the Katowice 2014 collection. Commemorating the ESL Major Series One: Katowice, these stickers not only look good, but are in very short supply due to how much smaller the CS competitive community was three short years ago.

Now, I'm no economist, but what do you get when you combine low supply with high demand? Hella inflated prices.

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Clan-Mystik (Holo) - $1,322.50

Clan-Mystik, there's a name that will take you back. While, the team no longer exists, it did provide a home for some major names in French Counter-Strike including Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey and famed Dragon Lore wielder Kenny "kennyS" Schrub.

If you want to show your allegiance to this forgotten org, it'll cost you a cool $1,322.50.

Team Dignitas (Holo) - $1,614.29

You've never seen the Dignitas ghost like this. With it's normally yellow eyes cast in a marble-like amber coating, it's almost as if it can see the future of the team's Danish CS:GO roster of Peter "dupreeh" Rothmann, René "cajunb" Borg, Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz, Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth who would go on to join Team SoloMid in NA before becoming Astralis.

If you want to rep the pre-Astalis roster, be ready to cough up a cool $1,614.29.

Natus Vincere (Holo) - $1,727.49

Featuring the classic Na`Vi roster of Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko, Sergey "starix" Ischuk, Denis "seized" Kostin, Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács and Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev, EMS One Katowice was a less-than auspicious outing for the Ukrainian juggernaut; they got knocked out 0-2 in groups.

But hey, if you just want a cool looking Na`Vi sticker, there are probably options that don't cost $1,727.49.

Vox Eminor - $1,777.41

Oh hey, remember when Australian CS:GO was a thing? Featuring current caster Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill back in his playing days, Vox actually did pretty well for an Oceanic roster, making it to ESL One: Cologne 2014 and ESL One: Katowice 2015 after their appearance at EMS One Katowice 2014.

However, if you're a big SPUNJ fan or are Australian, repping the home team will set you back $1,777.41. I guess that's one less shrimp on the barbie.

All prices as of September 6, 2017.

Sasha Erfanian is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.

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