Most expensive CS2 stickers: Top 20 rarest and iconic stickers

Calum Patterson
most expensive csgo stickers

Some stickers in Counter-Strike are very expensive, costing tens of thousands of dollars for the most coveted. These are the most expensive stickers in Counter-Strike 2.

Alongside some very pricey weapon cosmetics, there is another item in Counter-Strike’s in-depth market and trading economy that excites every collector: Stickers.

Stickers in CS:GO, now Counter-Strike 2 occupy a special slice of the market. The cost of a sticker is determined by a number of factors, which we’ll break down before delving into the most expensive ones.

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Capsule containing stickers in CS:GO.Valve
There are a plethora of stickers in CS2, but some will cost thousands.

For the most expensive weapon skins, check out our list here. If you’re looking for the best CS:GO knives, we have a list for that too. And if you want some amazing stickers that won’t cost a fortune, check our list of the best stickers in CS:GO here.

If you want to buy some of these expensive stickers yourself, they’re not available on the Steam Market, so you’ll need to use a third-party website like Skinport, BitSkins or CS.Money.

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Why are CS2 stickers expensive?

Most stickers in Counter-Strike you can get very cheap, for less than a dollar in many cases. But, some stickers are worth thousands, usually because they are so rare, and also desirable.

Once applied to a weapon, stickers cannot be taken off and reused. Instead, they can only be scraped off, deleting the sticker permanently. For this reason, some old stickers will never be available again, and every time one is applied or scraped, the supply drops.

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Applying some of these expensive stickers can increase the price of the weapon, but of course you lose the value of the sticker itself. The most expensive gun skin sold in CS was an AK-47 with four Titan Holo stickers applied.

AK-47 Redline with four iBUYPOWER stickers.CS.MONEY
The AK-47 Redline with four iBUYPOWER stickers is one of the most coveted skin/sticker combinations in the game.

Sticker rarity

There are five rarities of stickers in CS:GO, ranging from High Grade up to Contraband. While they operate as a general guideline, there are exceptions to the rule, as you’ll find out further on. The following rarities are available:

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  • Blue (High Grade)
  • Purple (Remarkable/Holo/Glitter)
  • Pink (Exotic/Foil)
  • Red (Souvenir/Gold)
  • Gold (Contraband)

In our most expensive skins guide, we mentioned the Howl, the only contraband skin. So too, there is only one sticker that occupies the ‘Contraband’ status, The Howling Dawn. Valve reworked an originally plagiarized artwork and bumped up its rarity to a brand-new classification, which they aptly named Contraband.

While The Howling Dawn sticker is expensive, it’s not the most expensive. These are the most expensive stickers in Counter-Strike, as of November 2023.

Top 20 most expensive CSGO stickers

20. suNny (Gold) | Krakow (2017) – $2,800

sunny krakow 2017

suNny’s name on this bright signature makes it one of the most expensive Krakow gold on the market right now. There are also only 31 of them tradeable.

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19. Reason Gaming | Katowice 2014 – $3,200

reason gaming paper

This sticker may not look remarkable, but it’s so incredibly rare, and is the little brother to it’s even more expensive holo version – see below.

18. iBuyPower | Katowice (2014) – $3,500

ibuypower katowice 2014

The paper version of the iconic iBuyPower Katowice 2014 sticker is now worth over $3,000 itself. Many players will recognize the holo version best, but the paper one looks great in CS2 as well.

17. Ropz (Gold) | Krakow (2017) – $3,600

ropz krakow 2017 gold

Another Krakow Gold, Ropz’s graffiti-like signature earns this sticker a fierce price tag of over $4,000. There are less than 40 of these stickers still tradeable.

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16. Mousesports (Holo) | Katowice (2014) – $4,000

mousesports holo kato 2014

The mouseports holo is often used in what are called ‘Tom and Jerry’ crafts – where you pair the mouse with an iBUYPOWER sticker.

15. Titan | Katowice (2014) – $4,000

titan paper kato 2014

The paper version of the Titan sticker from Katowice 2014 is far cheaper than its holo version (see below), but it’s still over four thousand – for a paper sticker! The iBUYPOWER and Reason papers will also set you back over two thousand.

14. 3DMAX (Holo) | Katowice (2014) – $4,200

3dmax holo kato 2014

One of many Kato 2014 holos you will see on this list, the 3DMAX has overtaken the mousesports holo in price, perhaps due to it’s ability to be used in lots of red crafts.

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13. s1mple (Gold) | Krakow (2017) – $5,500

s1mple krakow 2017 gold

Of course, while his signature is straightforward, s1mple is the greatest CS:GO player of all time, hence why his Krakow 2017 gold sticker is over $5,000.

12. Keshandr (Gold) | Krakow (2017) – $6,000

keshandr krakow 2017 gold

Keshandr never quite became a superstar in CS:GO, but his Major signature definitely did. With a protruding shark, this is probably the most iconic player signature in all of CS. And to get in Gold from this major will cost at least $6,000 in 2023.

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11. Virtus.Pro (Holo) | Katowice (2014) – $6,000

vp holo kato 2014

Now we’re getting to the really great-looking Kato 2014 holos, starting with VP. This is a legendary organization in CS:GO, and this is by far their most expensive major sticker.

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10. Clan-Mystik (Holo) | Katowice (2014) – $7,000

clan mystic kato 2014

Coming in marginally more expensive than the NaVi Holo, the Clan Mystik Holo can be found in the EMS Katowice (2014) Challengers capsule. The French squad was formed of a few recognizable faces, including a G2 Esports’ Kenny ‘kennyS’ Schrub.

9. LGB Esports (Holo) | Katowice (2014) – $8,000

lgb holo kato 2014

Another Holo from the EMS Katowice (2014) Legends capsule, LGB Esports were formed of the core members that would go on to form the Fnatic dynasty. After breezing past their Group Stage matches, they were eliminated to the eventual event winners, Virtus.Pro.

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8. HellRaisers (Holo) | Katowice (2014) – $11,000

hellraisers kato 2014

Coming from the EMS Katowice (2014) Legends capsule, the HellRaisers Holo creeps into the top 10. Complete with flame decals inside the HR of the logo, this Holo provides good contrast on most weapon skins in the game.

7. Natus Vincere (Holo) | Katowice (2014) – $11,000

navi kato 2014

Fresh out of the more expensive EMS Katowice (2014) Challengers capsule, the Natus Vincere roster crashed out in dead last at this Major. Although one silver lining, one of Counter-Strike’s most legendary AWPers of all time, Ladislav ‘GuardiaN’ Kovács, made his Major debut here.

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6. Vox Eminor (Holo) | Katowice (2014) – $28,000

vox holo kato 2014

Pulled from an EMS Katowice (2014) Challengers capsule, the Australian VOX Eminor roster was led by none other than legendary player-turned-caster, Chad ‘SPUNJ’ Burchill. While the team crashed out in dead last, their sticker remains one of the most sought-after in the game.

5. Team Dignitas (Holo) | Katowice (2014) – $32,000

dignitas kato 2014

Found in the EMS Katowice (2014) Legends capsule, the all-Danish roster of Team Dignitas replaced Nicolaj ‘Nico’ Jensen for René ‘cajunb’ Borg in time for EMS One and comprised a core who would go on to form the legendary Astralis squad.

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4. Team LDLC (Holo) | Katowice (2014) – $34,000

ldlc holo kato 2014

Team LDLC has a controversial storyline, which could be why their team’s Kato 2014 sticker ranks so high. One of the members, Hovik ‘KQLY’ Tovmassian, was caught cheating and received an indefinite Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) ban after the Major. The team’s sticker can be found in the EMS Katowice (2014) Legends capsule. The sticker also has a rainbow color effect.

3. Reason Gaming (Holo) | Katowice (2014) – $50,000+

reason holo kato 2014

Of the ‘big three’, the Reason Gaming Holo is the least expensive, but it looks amazing. It has a massive holo area, with the orange gradient and joystick outline in the middle of the logo, plenty crave to add this Holo to their collection.

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2. iBUYPOWER (Holo) | Katowice (2014) – $70,000+

ibuypower holo kato 2014

In the number two spot is, of course, the iBUYPOWER Holo. Given that most of the more expensive stickers have some kind of narrative associated with them, it’s no surprise that this one takes top honors.

Exclusively pulled from the more expensive EMS Katowice (2014) Challengers capsule, this sticker is mainly responsible for such a surge in the price of all the aforementioned Katowice (2014 stickers). If you’re looking to snag one, the capsule will set you back round $20,000.

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But, even this amazing-looking sticker isn’t the most expensive…

1. Titan (Holo) | Katowice (2014) – $80,000+

titan holo kato 2014

The final sticker to come from the EMS Katowice (2014) Legends capsule, the Titan squad at EMS One consisted of Belgian Counter-Strike headshot king, Adil ‘ScreaM’ Benrlitom. While the team flopped out in 9th-12th place, the sticker is the cream of the crop of CS:GO stickers. The bright shiny blue gives this Titan Holo an expensive look, matched by the price.

The most recent public sale of a Titan Holo on Buff was around $80,000 USD.

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As for the team, the star-studded lineup was subsequently forbidden from attending the next Major (DreamHack Winer 2014), following KQLY’s VAC ban.

Note: Prices based on the cheapest listings on marketplaces like Buff163 and BitSkins (via Cantry.Dev)


So that’s it, that rounds up the most expensive stickers in CS2 and CS:GO history. While Katowice (2014) stickers dominate the rankings, Krakow 2017 Golds are starting to climb up.

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Calum is Dexerto's Managing Editor, based in Scotland. Joining Dexerto in 2017, Calum has years of experience covering esports, gaming and online entertainment, and now leads the team to deliver the best coverage in these areas. An expert on all things Twitch and gaming influencers, he also knows a number of games inside out, including Apex Legends, CS2 and Call of Duty. You can contact Calum at calum.patterson@dexerto.com.