Skins are an integral part of modern MOBA and FPS online games. The skins may be entirely cosmetic in nature and bear no benefit to a player’s skill set; gamers like to think otherwise. They believe skins are a symbol of status in the associated community and they’re not afraid to drop a big load of money to get one.
While games like League of Legends and Overwatch have managed to regulate the real-world value of skins by keeping things in-game, we can’t say the same for other titles like Dota 2, Rush or CSGO. You can trade Rust skins – skinsmonkey.com to get a better idea of the valuation of these skins.
We have an interesting topic in this post. The most expensive skins in the history of gaming. Let’s see how many you can guess.
$61,000 – Skadoodle-Signed Dragon Lore AWP Skin
There are very few players as respected as Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham in the CSGO community. Between 2012 and 2018, he wreaked havoc on opposing teams. The crown jewel of his achievements is the MPV title in the 2018 Boston Major. The day after, the Dragon Lore was sold for a whopping $61,000!
Now, it’s not the sign of the legendary CSGO player that fueled the skyrocketing price. The Dragon Lore was already a very popular yet rare skin. This particular one was ornamented with 2 modifiers, helping it to reach great heights.
$38,000 – Ethereal Flames Pink War Dog
If we said this skin is a one-in-a-million hit, we would be underestimating its rarity. This Dota 2 Skin comes in Pink, a color you practically never see in Dota 2 since Valve fixed the bug with black couriers. Paired with the legendary Ethereal Flames, you have a masterpiece of skin on your hand.
The skin was sold for a whopping $38,000 in a private listing and it remains the most expensive skin in the history of Dota 2.
$30,000 – StatTrak AK -47 Blue | Case Hardened
We’re back to CSGO again and this time, it’s a skin for the iconic AK-47. It’s not every day that you find blue skin for AKs, let alone in pristine condition. Valuation for the skin shows it’s worth about $30,000, making it a very expensive collectible for CSGO enthusiasts. We can’t find any records of this skin sold just yet, but it may only be a matter of time.