BLAST Paris CS:GO Shatter All Previous Major Records Selling over $110M worth Stickers.

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The BLAST.tv Paris CS:GO Major was a record-breaking event in more ways than one.

As the final Major was held in May 2023 before Counter-Strike’s transition to CS2, excitement and interest were at an all-time high.

This led to massive sales of stickers and sticker capsules, reportedly surpassing totals from the previous three Majors combined.

Just how much did Paris earn, and what contributed to its incredible success?

Breaking Down the Sticker Capsule Sales

According to reports from HLTV and Dust2 Brasil, total sticker sales exceeded $110 million at the Paris Major.

The revenue is divided based on capsule sales between the 24 teams spread across Legends, Challengers, and Contenders capsules.

  • The Contenders capsule featuring popular teams like Team Liquid and FaZe Clan reportedly sold the most copies. Each Contenders team earned around $4.5 million plus $250,000 per player.
  • The Legends capsule with NAVI, FURIA, Fnatic, and champions Vitality sold the next best at approximately $3.5 million per team and $200,000 per player.
  • Finally, the Challengers capsule with G2 and NiP earned $2.6 million per team and $200,000 per player.

Paris Surpasses Previous Major Totals

According to Valve’s official numbers, BLAST Paris dramatically exceeded the combined totals of the prior three Majors.

  • StarLadder Berlin Major: $11 million
  • PGL Stockholm Major: $35 million
  • PGL Antwerp Major: $35 million
  • BLAST Paris Total: $110 million

Paris is nearly 3x of Stockholm and Antwerp.

The final CS:GO Major was truly a massive financial success.

Why Did Paris Shatter Records?

Two key factors contributed to the incredible popularity of BLAST Paris:

  1. Final CS:GO Major – As the last Major before CS2, excitement and interest were higher than ever. Many wanted to celebrate the end of an era.
  2. Sticker Investment Potential – With the CS2 transition coming, many expected sticker prices to rise dramatically. This drove purchases as investments.

The Paris Major also aligned with CS:GO hitting peak monthly average players in May 2023 when stickers were released.

Higher player counts continued through September while stickers were available.

Paris Major Leaves Legacy

BLAST Paris shattered financial records as a historic final CS:GO Major.

With the transition to CS2 complete, it will be incredibly difficult to surpass these staggering sticker capsule sales.

The event marked the end of an era but also showed Counter-Strike’s continued popularity and potential for future growth.

The event was held in May 2023 in Accor Arena (Champions Stage) and Hall de la Pinèdebetween (Challengers & Legends Stages) of pairs.

24 teams battle out for the $1,250,000 prize pool.

Team Vitality was the winner.


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