Friday, January 20, 2017

Counter-Strike Turned A Teenager Into A Compulsive Gambler

ESPN has posted a rather lengthy article on the whole class action lawsuit against Valve over skin-gambling. If you aren't up to speed on the whole thing this article will PYAITK.

A new world opened up to Elijah, and with it a greater desire for skins. In early 2015, after he turned 14, he set his sights on two knife skins that he saw a professional player use on Twitch -- a Karambit Doppler and an M9 Bayonet Doppler. They cost a combined $900, but he didn't have enough money in his Steam account. So he sold his iPad on eBay for $200 and added some money he made working at his grandmother's Hebrew school. He billed the remaining cost of the skins to his father's credit card.