Overview of skins used by G2’s shox in ECS

June 28, 2016 - Esports

In our continued effort to actually gather the information about the skins used by professional CS:GO players, I watch numerous pro matches, noting the cosmetic improvements used by the most famous players. This series of articles is aimed towards informing you about the skins you should aspire to have if you want to be like your favorite CS:GO superstar. G2’s shox is the player talked about this time.

To start with, let’s discuss the pistol skins shox used in his most recent matches during the ECS LAN Final. To begin with, his starting pistols have USP-S | Kill Confirmed and Glock-18 | Fade applied to them. These two skins are actually quite common among the professionals. Next, shox used the P250 | Nuclear Threat skin, as well as StatTrak Desert Eagle | Conspiracy, Tec-9 | Nuclear Threat, and Five-SeveN | Triumvirate.

Following that, the rifles. Shox used StatTrak M4A4 | Asiimov, which I was surprised by, because I could have bet my house that he would use Howl. Thank god I didn’t because that would have been… bad. Next, shox used one of the, in my opinion, most populars skins for AK-47 – the AK-47 | Fuel Injector with StatTrak. While researching this subject, I am starting to think that’s it’s often a tossup between Injector and Fire Serpent. Up next, his AWP was skinned with Elite Build, while Scout was improved with SSG 08 | Blood in the Water. Finally, on the rare occasions when shox had to buy a FAMAS, it was skinned with Styx.

I was quite surprised that shox used more than one SMG, buying MP9, MAC10, and UMP-45. When he did, his weapons had these finishes: MP9 | Ruby Poison Dart, MAC-10 | Candy Apple, and UMP-45 | Blaze. Looking at this you might even start considering the possibility, that as a pro, shox can play more than one SMG (?!).

Finally, shox used only one knife skin, different from olofmeister, for example, who used two different finishes for the same type of knife, according to which side he played. Shox’s skin of choice was M9 Bayonet | Crimson Web.

If you want to see how much it would cost you to purchase all of these skins, here’s the list with recommended Steam price included, click on the name if you want to learn more:


USP-S | Kill Confirmed

Glock-18 | Fade

P250 | Nuclear Threat

StatTrak Desert Eagle | Conspiracy

Tec-9 | Nuclear Threat

Five-SeveN | Triumvirate


StatTrak M4A4 | Asiimov

StatTrak AK-47 | Fuel Injector

AWP | Elite Build

SSG 08 | Blood in the Water

FAMAS | Styx


MP9 | Ruby Poison Dart

MAC10 | Candy Apple

UMP-45 | Blaze


M9 Bayonet | Crimson Web