Valve release player stickers for Major playoff participants

The player signatures have arrived, with additional flair compared to previous Majors.

The long-awaited player signature stickers commemorating the PGL Stockholm Major were finally been released in-game on Tuesday. The set of signature stickers includes all those from players who competed in the Champions Stage of the Major, a distinct departure from past Valve-sponsored events.

Many within the community were upset about the sudden change in policy regarding player signatures and were left wanting more communication from Valve. Since the player autograph stickers were introduced at ESL One Cologne 2015, every player at a Major event received an autograph in-game, but it would seem that Valve may want to make player stickers more exclusive, and is restricting access to teams who make the playoffs.

The stickers are available in two capsules, one containing only signatures from the winning team Natus Vincere, and the other containing the seven Champions Stage teams: G2, Heroic, Gambit, Vitality, FURIA, NIP, and Virtus.pro.

On top of releasing the much-anticipated player stickers, Valve also released a new music kit for The Flashbang Dance by The Verkkars and Jordan "⁠n0thing⁠" Gilbert. There was also a change made to smoke grenade behavior, which will cause them to "ignore players when detonating over burning fires and tracing to ground."

Here are the full release notes as posted on the CS:GO blog:

[STOCKHOLM 2021]
– Stockholm 2021 Autograph Capsules for Champions and Finalists are now available for purchase. 50% of the proceeds go to the players and organizations.

[MUSIC]
– A new music kit “Flashbang Dance” by The Verkkars & n0thing is now available for purchase in-game.

[MISC]
– Smoke grenades will ignore players when detonating over burning fires and tracing to ground.
– Stability fixes.

[MAPS]
Insertion II
– Tweaked hostage rescue zone making it smaller around the back side
– Fixed issue behind pizza where weapons fell through the ground
– Added one extra cubicle and desk in orange office
– Fixed so you can fit inside the top of the slide in playground
– Removed glass from the salad bar prop in Pizza that was unbreakable
– Various graphical, clipping and collision issues fixed

Extraction
– Upgrades to middle, visually and to the gameplay
– Fixed loud door sound
– Added a powerful selfboost at the T side of middle
– Cubby at middle is now deeper
– Added a new piece of cover in the wine room hallway
– Windows at middle are now broken into pieces due to a classic smoke grenade issue. Before, players were visible inside the smoke when close to the breakable windows (Thanks Dapplication)
– Removed raised planters at CT spawn and middle
– Changed some building architecture
– More glass is now breakable
– Removed clipping atop the coushin boxes at T main allowing for a new boost spot (Thanks Quoting)
– Replaced nodraw on rooftops with roof textures
– Lowered volume of the helicopter
– Small tweaks to clipping around the map
– Updated radar image

United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
813
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
okay
2021-11-10 03:48
#3
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United States valiko
what
2021-11-10 03:48
#4
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United States thespecht
s1mple gold so expensive wtf
2021-11-10 03:49
6 replies
#6
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United States thespecht
also nice n0thing music kit :)
2021-11-10 03:49
#65
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Sweden SamBbbb
ofc it is, it's s1mple gold. They have never been cheap
2021-11-10 08:30
I mean it is a s1mple sticker, what else do you expect?
2021-11-10 10:13
1 reply
Reddit wetting themselves over simple
2021-11-10 10:35
#109
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Israel GrandpaZ
Ironically niko costs double
2021-11-10 15:19
1 reply
#111
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Brazil renatorib
I think it's because s1mple sticker is easier to get due to navi having their own capsule, even so the demand is extremely high and the price remains expensive. Niko's sticker also have high demand but there's much less offer. A clear demonstration of this is that now there is 80 s1mple gold stickers on market, while only 10 niko gold (checked some minutes ago, it can change anyway)
2021-11-10 15:53
#5
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Singapore LawR3
cool
2021-11-10 03:49
#7
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Mongolia 7DoA
thanks god
2021-11-10 03:50
bruh the simple golds are gonna be so cheap, cause navi have their on capsule.
2021-11-10 03:50
8 replies
Good thing in a way I suppose, we all can enjoy a cheeky s1mple craft
2021-11-10 06:00
7 replies
+1
2021-11-10 08:33
yeah but it takes the "mystic" out of s1mple crafts. Makes them less special in a way.
2021-11-10 09:30
5 replies
Yeah definitely. I hope they change the system back to previous style from next major
2021-11-10 10:36
Who the hell cares lmao, most ppl just want their fav player on their gun
2021-11-10 10:39
3 replies
Not me i just want to hold them for a year or 2 then sell them on steam market for $$$ sold all my stickers this year from past majors for over $300 dollars. Ez bank if your willing to hold long enough
2021-11-10 10:57
#96
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Germany MTD3
why no brokey stickers???
2021-11-10 11:01
1 reply
because faze lost from 1:0 13-8 on ancient ct side vs vp
2021-11-10 11:10
Kekw
2021-11-10 03:50
very cool!
2021-11-10 03:50
#11
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Finland AliSabid
lets goooo, navi stickers <3
2021-11-10 03:51
Really cool stickers, especially the holo one Btw the Japanese letter on Nafany's sticker is "love"
2021-11-10 03:53
9 replies
I am very disappointed because of Japanese letter!
2021-11-10 05:16
7 replies
why?
2021-11-10 05:17
5 replies
Because it's a weeb moment. I would understand if he was native Japanese
2021-11-10 05:19
4 replies
he is, and his father was japanese yakuza boss XD
2021-11-10 06:22
Why are you communicating in English? Go speak Russian on vk
2021-11-10 06:56
2 replies
dont be so mad weaboo, his concerns are perfectly reasonable
2021-11-10 06:59
1 reply
#101
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Serbia CoVRa
+1
2021-11-10 11:39
Keep crying. :)
2021-11-10 10:14
AYAYA AYAYA
2021-11-10 10:13
#14
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CIS iToN
broky stickers wher?
2021-11-10 03:53
3 replies
none he wasnt a finalist :(
2021-11-10 03:55
2 replies
nvm hltv is dumb and wont let me do my meme properly
2021-11-10 04:33
but he posted about his stickers incoming before this
2021-11-10 04:37
#16
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Asia M@GNU5
FLASHBANG DANCE POGGGGGGGGGGGG
2021-11-10 03:57
its amazing that the song flashbang dance is now in csgo
2021-11-10 04:07
ok
2021-11-10 04:07
FLASH BABANG FLASH BABANGA DANCE
2021-11-10 04:07
#22
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Europe JohnMurphy
Nice
2021-11-10 04:22
#23
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Estonia thisba!tes
Good!
2021-11-10 04:24
Nice
2021-11-10 04:27
Niceee
2021-11-10 04:31
1 reply
And smoke bug fix finally
2021-11-10 04:32
Opened 3 capsules, got shox and hobbit holos
2021-11-10 04:31
VP undeserved af broky should've got one
2021-11-10 04:36
2 replies
Yekindar deserved. Broky too... But not Faze. Only VP
2021-11-10 04:56
Nah. VP played the best teams on Major except G2. Faze is a horribly run team.
2021-11-10 06:22
Great, wish Copenhagen flames would have got a autograph (also y'all should do the same for coaches so I can get a Xizt sticker)
2021-11-10 04:46
2 replies
#67
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Sweden SamBbbb
HUNDEN STICKER POG
2021-11-10 08:34
1 reply
HUNDEN signature drone skin for danger zone. xd
2021-11-10 10:15
Faze broky ;(
2021-11-10 04:54
2 replies
Broky should go to VP...
2021-11-10 05:02
1 reply
#68
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Sweden SamBbbb
Does he speak russian?
2021-11-10 08:34
where is g2 broky sticker?
2021-11-10 05:13
#36
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Finland Khroni
How tf is this a 2.4gb patch
2021-11-10 05:16
3 replies
only 186mb for me you made me connect to a random open wifi men(
2021-11-10 05:28
2 replies
Use NordVPN
2021-11-10 05:59
#51
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Finland Khroni
(( 186 is the download 2.4gb is the disk space it uses after hope you didnt just get your data stuff yoinked (((
2021-11-10 06:26
Smoke fix finally or what?
2021-11-10 05:29
will the graffiti be on the map from the mvp?
2021-11-10 05:40
5 replies
Huh?
2021-11-10 06:56
1 reply
2021-11-11 05:08
Which graffiti?
2021-11-10 10:53
2 replies
Simple on Cash had graffiti with wings. Will there be graffiti on this major?
2021-11-10 18:05
1 reply
Yeah only for special plays so we probably won’t get one
2021-11-11 00:28
Ez
2021-11-10 05:40
I hope they put them on sale after a while.or at least tell us u wont cause we knoq what to expect but valve ia doing some shinanigans aa usual.
2021-11-10 06:17
Finally.
2021-11-10 06:20
Understandable that you'd wait until after the major happened and interest is dying down to release promotional event items
2021-11-10 06:43
#55
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Estonia E$t0
no sale?
2021-11-10 06:57
1 reply
Not yet. We have to wait.
2021-11-10 08:16
#56
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Canada JC_123
– A new music kit “Flashbang Dance” by The Verkkars & n0thing is now available for purchase in-game. Huge
2021-11-10 06:57
#58
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Poland ethereal0
How much are they
2021-11-10 07:13
2 replies
1 $ for now, may go on sale later
2021-11-10 10:37
Depends on the rarity and how they look
2021-11-10 10:53
#59
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Finland JammuCSGO
Pog flashbang dance
2021-11-10 07:24
#60
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China HEIDASHUAi
NaVi stickers are going to be cheap
2021-11-10 07:37
Flashbang diiiinse
2021-11-10 08:14
wheres my broky stickers
2021-11-10 08:23
#64
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United States RyoGTO
Those signatures are sick!
2021-11-10 08:27
shox <3
2021-11-10 08:55
no broky stickers =((
2021-11-10 08:59
"– Smoke grenades will ignore players when detonating over burning fires and tracing to ground." took you long enough lmao
2021-11-10 09:01
Still dont really think its a good decision to give only top 8 autographs. I guess valve wants to avoid teams like akuma fluke some stickers. But instead of solving the problem where it starts, we get a even more topheavy money distribution. Not a fan of a bayern münchen situation we have in the bundesliga.
2021-11-10 09:48
3 replies
#75
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Germany Rxpev
agreed! But I think it would be reasonable to do so if they released something really crazy with the top 8 stickers like a diamond rarity or something? But just holos? No.. Give me my DANK1NG stickers ffs
2021-11-10 09:58
2 replies
#79
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Europe Zwenix
+1
2021-11-10 10:11
yes, that would be good, but still also normal autographs for all major teams.
2021-11-11 17:06
#76
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Mongolia Ar1seGOD
tf is musickit mvp sound its like a 1 or 2 sec
2021-11-10 10:04
So lame to release after major. Kills the sticker hype imo.
2021-11-10 10:05
3 replies
#78
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Europe Zwenix
So you expect them to release sticker with additional "champion" on them during the major?
2021-11-10 10:10
2 replies
RIGGED monkaS
2021-11-10 10:16
I hope they release the ususal capsules like 2019 from next major, and only the capsule for top 8 teams later.. with some special difference like the latter having holos etc.. but pls no champion capsule man - it takes the fun out of the other capsule when the most desired stickers are in one spearate capsule
2021-11-10 10:39
I didn’t even notice they added the flashbang dance lmao
2021-11-10 10:52
n0thing very big
2021-11-10 10:53
#98
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Brazil renatorib
pertecto??
2021-11-10 11:18
Where can I see all the stickers?
2021-11-10 11:27
its jame timeee
2021-11-10 11:29
#102
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Sweden Sexicano
I see that "s1mple" is hiding his true name in the sticker.
2021-11-10 12:22
I want my broky sticker, Valve wtf
2021-11-10 13:03
really weird sticker system this time around. Much rather have seen it go by top 4 and top 8 to atleast make it worth buying the NaVi capsule
2021-11-10 13:48
better late than never
2021-11-10 15:02
Nice
2021-11-10 15:08
Champions stickers <3
2021-11-10 15:17
nobody cares about the stupid music kit 99 % want the discount already
2021-11-10 15:18
1 reply
Man the music kit is awesome lmao
2021-11-11 00:32
look garbage
2021-11-10 15:49
jame time
2021-11-10 16:07
no gold stickers for me bruh
2021-11-11 04:37
#118
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United Kingdom Fazedaze
anyone can tell me pls when major capsule out of game ?
2021-11-11 09:34
nice music kit hard4 ence poggggg
2021-11-11 09:37
#120
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Finland eltsiiii
so is there going to be sale for capsules or no
2021-11-11 13:12
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