Once you make a crazy play in Counter-Strike:Global Offensive you are probably ecstatic, adrenaline is pumping through your veins, and mainly you have every right to brag about it. Can you imagine how good would you feel if you had your own graffiti implemented directly into the map? Personally, I would be the happiest man in the world, knowing that the entire CS:GO community knows how good my play was.
As most of you are probably aware after every CSGO Major – graffiti will appear on a certain map where the iconic play was made. That graffiti will perfectly represent exactly what happened in the iconic play.
So far there have been only 4 of those graffiti added to the game, I will go through each of them individually.
Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev – ESL One Cologne 2016
S1mple is arguably the best player in the world at the moment. His reign of terror did not start this year, he was a machine in 2016 and 2017 as well. Commonly referred to as “The Undertaker”, Aleksandr has been known for his ability to do crazy things with AWP. That is how his graffiti was made.
In the semifinals of ESL One Cologne 2016, S1mple was playing for the North American roster, team Liquid. After carrying his team to victory over his former team Natus Vincere, Aleksandr had a challenge in front of himself, that being Fnatic. They stormed through both of the maps, with a 2-0 score in the end.
After being 9-4 up, on Cache, Fnatic roster was getting their momentum back, but then S1mple decided to jump from heaven and no-scope Dennis in mid-air, followed by a no-scope on KRIMZ. Needless to say that the crowd went insane after his play.
After the Major, one update sealed S1mple’s place in the CS:GO records, as he got his graffiti sprayed on the wall, right next to where he was shooting from. A counter-terrorist character with wings attached to him. To be honest, this graffiti looks really cool.
Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer – ESL One Cologne 2014
Everyone who is following CS:GO is familiar with olofmeister. Without a doubt, he is one of the best players that ever played this game professionaly. He is not known just for his skill set, but for his IQ and map awareness as well. He presented his skills when they were most needed.
In a match versus Team Dignitas, Olof’s Fnatic has won the first map, and they had to play Overpass after. They were down 11-4 on half-time, and they started their comeback. They managed to pull it back to 14-14. The 29th round was very intense, as Team Dignitas planted the bomb, and as the clock was running down for Fnatic, olofmeister decided to defuse the bomb while it was molotoved out. He managed to pull off the defuse before burning alive, with milliseconds left to spare. This shows how perfect his calculations are, and how smart of a player he is.
His magnificent brain was immortalized. He earned himself a graffiti on B bombsite of Overpass. Not only was this play insane, whoever made this graffiti is insane as well. A perfect drawing of a CT standing in fire and defusing a bomb. Overall, another very good looking representation of a mastermind.
Marcelo “coldzera” David – MLG COLUMBUS 2016
Coldzera does not need much of an introduction. An insane player, capable of killing his opponents on various ways, sniper, rifle, pistol, or even jumping. Marcel was a part of former Luminosity Gaming roster. A great anchor player, capable of getting multi-kills and securing rounds for his team.
In the semi-final of MLG Columbus 2016, Luminosity started really strong on their map pick, Mirage. However, after an 8-7 half-time result, Brazilians only managed to win one round, and they found themselves in a problem. They were 15-9 down, facing 7 map points.
This is when Coldzera thrives, in a high-pressure situation. He managed to hit 3 jumping AWP shots, while one of those shots was a collateral, one bullet killed 2 terrorists. There is not much more to add to this play, this is pure madness. A lot of people tried his method after he stumped on Team Liquid, but most of the copycats failed. Needless to say, Team Luminosity went on and pulled off an unbelievable comeback, as they closed the game in overtime. Furthermore, they won the entire thing and lifted the trophy. Also, you can guess who was voted as the MVP of the tournament. Yes, you are right, it was Coldzera.
Van position marks the spot for Brazilian player, as he is now part of the Mirage, an AWP with wings attached to it. Marcelo even tattooed this graffiti on his arm.
Fnatic – ESL One Cologne 2015
This play does not belong to the most skilled or smartest plays out there, but it was very funny to watch. It occurred on the old Dust 2, before the rework. Fnatic had to play overtime versus French roster EnvyUs. In the last round on T-side, 4 players decided to buy an AWP and peek double doors on mid. However, apeX decided to peek double doors and he was greeted by firing squad, and milliseconds after he was dead, headshotted by Fnatic’s in-game leader Pronax.
To make things even worse, this moment happened in the grand final, where Fnatic eventually lifted the trophy.
Graffiti, just like the play, looks very funny once you have seen it. A terrorist holding 4 AWPs and smiling. This graffiti fits the play perfectly. Sadly, after the rework, Valve did not add this graffiti to the new Dust 2.
(Fnatic outsmarting EnvyUs, all credit goes to @ImPeterKe – CSGO)
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