For the Love of Weapons and Skins

Instead of clubbing and going out tonight, why don’t you just chill and place a CS GO bet? You could win win more skins and rarer ones for your CSGO weapons and have the best night of your life!

But first, let’s take a closer look at these virtual goods and other related terms.



These finishes have become popular ever since the Arms Deal update happened in CS:GO. They are cosmetic designs that change the appearance of players’ weapons. Though they don’t alter the power of a gun or knife, they’re still thrilling to collect. Below are some ways on how you can acquire a skin.

  • Random drops – A skin could be obtained in-game through a random drop
  • Opening cases – You could also get one when you open a case (you’ll need a key to open the case—more of this later)
  • Trading – You could also exchange skins with other players for a skin that has a higher value. For instance, you can trade 10 normal skins for a skin with a higher quality using a trade up contract.
  • Free – Some sites also give free skins but be wary, since most of them are scammers


Skins can be categorized according to grade quality, exterior quality, and function.

Below is the order of grade qualities from highest to lowest:

  • p90_asiimovExtremely Rare: Gold
  • Ancient: Covert
  • Legendary: Classified
  • Mythical: Restricted
  • Rare: Mil-Spec
  • Uncommon: Industrial
  • Common: Consumer

Meanwhile, here’s the order of skins from the slowest to wear and tear to the fastest:

  • Factory New
  • Minimal Wear
  • Field-Tested
  • Well-Word
  • Battle-Scarred

Lastly, here’s the classification based on how the skins function:

  • Normal – These skins don’t have anything special, hence the name. They’re the standard ones.
  • Stat-Trak – These feature a small LED display on the gun that enables the player to track how many people the gun has killed. Buying one from a community market will reset the kill counter, which means you won’t be able to bask in the glory of the previous owner’s kills.
  • Souvenir – These are extremely rare and are worth hundreds of bucks. They are, however rare, still function the same way as their normal counterparts.


gamma_keyAs mentioned earlier, you’ll need a key to open a case with a skin in it. Sadly, you’ll have to purchase a key for USD 2.49. All keys have the same price regardless of what type you’re going to buy. Just remember to purchase the matching key for the type of crate you’ve received.


Why Hongdae Should be on Your Seoul Itinerary

Hongdae Street

To say that there are just too many things to cover on a trip to Seoul would be an understatement. South Korea’s capital city is simply brimming with attractions. The architecture, art, culture, design, food, entertainment, shopping hubs, and so much more will make you want to explore everything. With an overwhelming array of possible destinations to go within the city, choosing which places to go on your first visit can be a real challenge. But if you have to come up with a short list, try not to skip a visit to Seoul’s best-known university neighborhood. Here are some of the top things to do in Hongdae, among the many that make for a fun and memorable trip.

1. Discover the diverse attractions of Hongdae Playground located just in front at the other side of the road of Hongik University. Check out the graffiti on the walls surrounding the playground or watch the children and childlike people play on the swing or slides. Or you can spend time conversing with artists or watch them perform or create art.

2. Experience noraebang at one of the karaoke places in the area like the renowned Luxury Su Noraebang. And for a reasonable price, you can avail of the store’s promo of unlimited popcorn and drinks. Not to mention the ice cream.

3. Enjoy the Korean nightlife without burning a hole in your pocket by checking out the clubs in Hongdae. You can take your pick from among the best clubbing spots in the area as well as the many affordable bars and restaurants you can find if you are looking for a good meal before you party the night away.