CS:GO Weapon Finish Contest Winners

The Polycount CS:GO Weapon Finish Contest wrapped up last week. While the contest was active the Polycount community submitted more than 500 entries to the CS:GO workshop! Since there were so many high-quality submissions, we decided to select three winners whose work will be featured in an upcoming weapon case.

Here are the three winners followed by the honorable mentions.

Made by Andy and DryDoctor egg, Desolate Space will be their first finish featured in CS:GO. This design applies a custom illustration to the M4A4 body. The level of detail and saturation make the design a great fit for a Classified rarity.

One of the categories we were looking for was a Restricted rarity AWP. This design by apёl7 wears its inspirations on its sleeve but manages to be understated making it a great fit for a Restricted rarity finish. This will be apёl7’s first finish to be featured in CS:GO.

G-99Factory’s finish takes the cues from some iconic 70’s and 80’s sci-fi designs and applies them to the PP-Bizon with fantastic attention to detail. The work is nuanced yet not overwhelming. Along with the limited color palette it really fulfills our call for a Mil-Spec rarity finish.


It really was a difficult task to pick the winners from such a wide variety of fantastic work. Ultimately we settled on three finishes that we felt beautifully executed a 70’s and 80’s sci-fi themed design that matched the specified rarity tier for one of the assigned weapons.

There were many great finishes generated by this contest so don’t be surprised if a few more of them end up in a future weapon case.

Series 1 – Unpinned

At recent CS:GO Major Championships, attendees had a limited opportunity to pick up collectible pins – physical pins that come with a in-game item displayable on your CS:GO profile.

If you’ve wanted to pick up a pin but never had the chance to make it to a Major, as of June 1st you can head over to WeLoveFine where the Series 1 Genuine Collectible Pins will be available for purchase.

Not interested in the physical pin and just want to display the in-game item? Check your offers for the Collectible Pins Capsule Series 1.

Heading to the upcoming Major? The Series 2 set of collectible pins will make their first appearance at ESL One Cologne 2016. Stay tuned for more details!

Regional Minor Championship: Americas

We’re down to the final Regional Minor Championship, where eight teams from the Americas region are battling for their share of a $50,000 prize pool and their chance to qualify for the upcoming CS:GO Major at ESL One Cologne 2016!

Join MLG as they host the Regional Minor, with playoffs beginning Friday, May 20th at 4:40pm EDT, and continuing Saturday and Sunday at 12:00pm EDT. All matches will be streamed on MLG.tv and Twitch, with the playoffs streamed live in-client for viewers in the region.

For more information on the LAN Qualifier for ESL One Cologne 2016, click here.

Regional Minor Championship: Europe

Dreamhack is hosting Europe’s Regional Minor in Tours, France this weekend. Eight European teams advanced through two online qualifiers for the chance to win their share of the $50,000 prize pool and qualify for the upcoming CS:GO Major. Catch all the action streaming live on Twitch and GOTV beginning with Saturday’s Group Stage at 11:40 CEST. The best-of-three playoff games begin at 11:20 CEST on Sunday and Monday.

Art Contest & Regional Minor: Asia

We are happy to announce the first CS:GO contest with the Polycount video game art community! Contestants will create new finishes for various weapons that our art team will judge. Winners will have their finishes added to an upcoming CS:GO weapon case.

We have shipped over 90 weapon finishes made by the CS:GO community with each finish earning over $40,000 on average.

To get involved head over to the Polycount website and read the contest rules.
We’re excited to see the designs the Polycount community creates.

Regional Minor Championship: Asia

CS:GO’s Regional Minor Championships are underway, and we’ve already added two teams from the CIS region to our LAN Qualifier roster. Congratulations to Empire and Fluffy Gangsters!

Now our attention turns to Seoul, where eight teams will battle for their chance at qualifying for CS:GO’s next Major and the lion’s share of a $50,000 prize pool. Join us this week for the PGL KeSPA Regional Minor Championship Asia.

The event begins May 5th, with the playoffs taking place the 6th through 8th, streamed live on Twitch and in-client for CS:GO players in the region. The weekend broadcast begins at 18:00 KST (Korea Standard Time, UTC +9) so don’t miss it!