An early CS:GO skin trader going by the name “Legend” was trade banned in early 2015 for scamming items from another player. At the time of the ban, he had an assortment of expensive items, including 300 EMS Katowice 2014 sticker capsules. In today’s prices, these capsules are worth ~$3,000,000, but that’s if they weren’t opened.
Where is the account now?
In 2018, McSkillet, an old CS:GO Youtuber, paid the account’s owner to open the capsules for a video that never went public for an unknown reason. The stickers opened have since left dormant, and the account has not seen any recent activity.
In 2019, the account was allegedly purchased by a user that claimed the trade ban was only temporary and would expire in 2024. He backs this claim with a screenshot of his Steam Community Market page, but this screenshot could be easily faked. However, the trade ban removal date is on March 17th, 2024, so we will soon find out what the outcome is.
Will Katowice 2014 sticker prices be impacted?
What can this mean to Katowice 2014 sticker prices if the trade restriction gets lifted? Flooding the market will likely cause large and small sticker price crashes due to the small number of stickers available on the market.
Since they are already opened, the impact is being spread among all the stickers. So it won’t have that big of an impactAnomaly – CS:GO YouTuber
On Buff163, the largest CS:GO skin marketplace in China, there are 457 Katowice stickers listed for sale at the time of writing this article. Therefore the lifted trade ban could temporarily hurt the prices, but most likely, the stickers will be slowly sold away rather than dumped onto the market.