Heroic’s in-game leader Casper "cadiaN" Møller was the standout player for his side during the grand finals of ESL Pro League Season 13 against Gambit Esports. The Danish AWPer was the highest-rated player for the side on both Vertigo and Train, leading the charge for his side in a down to the wire thriller which came to an end on the back of an impossible 1v4 clutch, taken by the man himself. The clip went viral within the CS:GO community with many recognizing it as one of the best plays ever in the history of competitive Counter-Strike. This led to the discussion of the clutch being immortalized in the game by Valve via a graffiti.
Many fans came forward with their own suggestions and designs for how the graffiti could look or things that can be included in it. While this discussion was still going on, cadiaN stepped forward to share a concept graffiti made by a fan, though it looks really amazing the final decision still rests with Valve.
CadiaN armed with just a P250 sneaked his way into the ‘A-Site’ of Mirage with an objective to secure just one knife kill. Little did he know that he was about to create a historic play that would be remembered for a long time to come.
The clip had gone viral within moments, it was all over the internet, across all social media platforms, as players watched the impossible clutch being secured in awe and aspiration. Some jumped out of their chairs shouting in excitement, while others watched it unfold quietly in stunned silence. Such was the impact of that incredible clutch by cadiaN, as CS:GO also acknowledged it by simply stating, “That’s one way to finish a round, match, and tournament”.
There was an instant demand by the fans for Valve to commemorate the epic play with a unique graffiti on Mirage, preferably somewhere around ‘Stairs’, so as to immortalize the moment. However, others rebuked that as the feat was not achieved in a CS:GO Major, it does not deserve a graffiti no matter how epic it was. This debate did not stop the fans and community artists from coming forth with their concept designs for a possible graffiti, or from suggesting possible additions to the ones that they found worthy of being approved by Valve.
In fact, cadiaN himself came forth and shared this wonderful fan-made concept graffiti which actually looks pretty wonderful. It contains the following design features that directly complements the clutch play,
Though cadiaN himself does not want to get involved in the debate of whether the play warrants a graffiti or not, he is open to sharing more such fan-made concepts via his Twitter handle with the CS:GO community.