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Pokimane loses her mind over lucky CSGO unboxing for favorite skin

by Andrew Amos

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Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys was just about to give up on her search for a specific skin during a recent CSGO unboxing, until Gaben seemingly heard her pleas during the "scam" and turned her fortunes around.

Pokimane was celebrating her six-year anniversary as a Twitch partner on March 8, using the occasion to play some variety games with her chat, as well as have a crack at opening some CS:GO cases.

Targeting the recently released Shattered Web collection, she had her eyes on one skin and one skin only ⁠— the Tec-9 Decimator. However, as roll-after-roll yielded nothing, she was slowly losing hope on finding her favorite skin.

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“I am an investigative journalist, I am showcasing a CS:GO Shattered Web scam,” she said. “This specific case type is a scam. As you can see, only blues, and a couple of purples, but they’re PP-Bizon’s and one of these [the AUG Arctic Wolf].”

“I’m never buying a Shattered Web case ever again because y’all know this is the only skin I want,” she said while pointing at the Tec-9 Decimator. “Is it going to give me that skin? No.”

However, she was soon eating her words as her luck came true. She managed to pull her Tec-9 Decimator that she was so desperate for, and she could hardly believe it, losing her mind along with her chat.

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“Gaben’s watching me, he’s watching,” she said with pure happiness in her voice. “I just said that [I’d never get it], that’s what so insane. This is the only gun that I wanted from this because it’s my colors. Instant equip. I love it, so worth it ⁠— Shattered Web? Not a scam.”

On top of getting the skin though, she also got it with StatTrak ⁠— which increases the value of the skin exponentially ⁠— and in what seemed to be Factory New condition. She had around a 0.1% chance of getting the skin out of the case in any condition with StatTrak, so getting it looking so suave was incredibly lucky.

While the skin might only be worth $51 with StatTrak and in Factory New ⁠— hardly making her money back trying to roll it ⁠— the sentimental value it holds for Pokimane is priceless. It’s the one skin she wanted, and she got it just as her hopes were looking dire.

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While the Decimator might not be as valuable as a knife, to Pokimane, it may as well be priceless.

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After she rolled her Tec-9, she also managed to pick up the rare MAC-10 Stalker, and although it was in Battle-Scarred condition, her amazing finish to her Shattered Web case opening made up for the heavy losses in the first few cases.

She did end up opening a bunch of other cases from other collections, but nothing could top her dear Tec-9 Decimator, and Pokimane admitted she couldn’t have capped off her partner anniversary any better.