The 27 year old French AWPer Edouard “SmithZz” Dubourdeaux, together with his team G2 Esports, defeated the Luminosity roster in a stunning 2-0 victory in their last tournament under the banner of the Brazilian org. While the AWPer didn’t wow the fans with stats, he had his part to play in the games throughout the tournament.
His team’s victory proves that he carried his own weight and performed up to world-class standards. Seeing as it’s always interesting to know which skins are prefered by world-class players, I watched the ECS matches, seeking to see which skins SmithZz used during the games.
As an AWPer, Dubourdeaux has the luxury of his whole team doing their utmost best to put an AWP in his hands as often as possible. Keeping that in mind, it’s no wonder that the variety of weapons used by the player isn’t very wide. While he did have StatTrak on a fair bit of his skins, their relative simplicity surprised me. Writing this series of articles, I started having a suspicion that expensive skins like Howl, Dragon Lore or perfect Dopplers are status symbols, similar to Ferrari cars or Rolex watches. If that is actually true, SmithZz, as well as his teammate RpK, aren’t too concerned with status. Could it be that this stems from their relatively mature age for a CS:GO pro?
To see more info about the skins, click their names in the list below.
StatTrak USP-S | Orion
StatTrak CZ75-Auto | Twist
StatTrak FAMAS | Pulse
StatTrak AWP | Asiimov
StatTrak MP9 | Ruby Poison Dart