Valve is always looking for new ways to make its esports titles more exciting. As most of you already know, CS:GO is well known for its skins. These skins are can either be purchased directly from the marketplace or can be found in crates. However, the surprising part is that these skins can be worth thousands of dollars. Some of them can be bought for just a dollar, while others might have a price tag of $10,000+. And now, Valve has decided to release a new set of skins, but these will be made by the community.
The New CS:GO Art Contest
Valve has a habit of asking its community to come up with new designs for CS:GO skins. We have seen this happening with other games as well, such as Dota 2. This time, the company is looking for CS:GO weapon skins and has asked the community to provide them with their designs. However, there’s a big catch. The creators who submit their designs and get selected by Valve will receive a huge prize. At the moment, Valve has confirmed that the total prize of the contest is $1 million, and a total of 10 designs will be accepted. This means that a total of 10 creators will receive $100,000 each.
The best part about the contest is that you can send as many designs as you like. Valve hasn’t set any specific limit per person. In addition to this, if you’re someone who likes to go solo, then you can submit as an individual. However, if you’re a part of a team, then you can work collectively on designs with them as well. To submit a design, you will need to use your Steam account. However, make sure that you haven’t received any sort of warning or penalty in the past. In addition to this, you should have made at least $5 worth of purchases through your account.
Final Date for Submission
Another important thing to keep in mind is that even if Valve selects the designs you made, you will still have the rights to the design. The company mentioned that the last date of submission is October 21t, meaning that you have around three months to come up with a design that is unique. Valve will then go through all the skins, a process that will take them a month. The company will then announce the winners on November 21st. The selected skins will then make their way to the game through a brand new case.
According to Valve, around five million content creators have submitted around 20 million items for different games on Steam. These items are always available for purchase through the marketplace. The company further added that most of the in-game items that are present in games such as CS:GO are mostly made by the members of the community. Such things are done to further support and help the huge community.
In any case, it’s great to see that Valve is once again relying on the community to come up with a new set of skins for the game. It will be exciting to see which skins will get selected.