Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of the most prestigious titles in the world of eSports. The game has its own market where players can trade skins and cosmetic items that change the appearance of weapons and knives in the game. AWP Dragon Lore is one of the most coveted skins in the game. Besides being aesthetically charming with refined details, its rarity makes it a very expensive souvenir. In January 2018, an AWP Dragon Lore autographed by player Skadoodle was sold for $61,000 on an unofficial skins website. Here’s what you need to know about the AWP Dragon Lore.
The skin was on the market on July 1, 2014 as part of the Cobblestone Collection, which was introduced to the game with the release of Operation Breakout. The AWP Dragon Lore has a unique color combination: gold with red mixture and the weapon scope detailed in green. In addition, the main visual point that catches the eye on the skin is the figure of a red-carved dragon, a feature that gives the skin its signature name. Currently, the cosmetic has the status of rarity “Convert”, the highest accord in the game.
Why so valued?
The skin is highly valued mainly for its rarity. Currently, skin can only be purchased from Cobblestone Collection boxes, which are only available when Operations (CS: GO special events) take place. It is important to mention that there is no forecast of an upcoming Operation. In addition, the odds of getting an AWP Dragon Lore were even lower after Cobblestone was removed from the CS: GO active map list, as Cobblestone Collection boxes only appear on this map. Currently, the skin costs on average $9000, depending on the conditions of use.
An even rarer Souvenir version of the skin could be obtained from the souvenir boxes of the CS: GO Majors championships. In January 2018, a player paid $61,000 for a Souvenir version of AWP Dragon Lore, which is electronically autographed by championship players. The skin was autographed by player Skadoodle, the best player of ELEAGUE’s Major in Boston, and was sold on an unofficial website.
— PC Gamer (@pcgamer) January 31, 2018
How to get it?
After reading so much about this prestigious item, you might be tempted to get it for your collection. Unfortunately, there is currently no way to get an AWP Dragon Lore in the game. The only way to get skins is to buy them from the Steam Market or other unofficial sites that trade in visuals for CS: GO. The Steam market is the safest place to buy skins, being an official platform of the game developer Valve.
When buying skins from other sites, however, it is important to be aware of the risk of possible scams. Look for information related to websites, and always be wary of very low prices.