NAF and Bymas Share Their Signature Designs for Stockholm Major Player Stickers
Unfortunately, we will not be receiving them this time!
The third day of the PGL Major Stockholm 2021: Legends Stage concluded yesterday, witnessing the departure of Astralis, Team Liquid, and MOUZ. On their way out of the tournament both Keith "NAF" Markovic and Aurimas "Bymas" Pipiras shared their respective signatures, which they had prepared and submitted to Valve for the 'Stockholm Major - Player Autograph Sticker Capsule'.
Unfortunately, users will not be able to purchase their signature stickers this time due to the changes announced by Valve before the Major. As Liquid and MOUZ failed to make it into the top eight, the players are not eligible to obtain their own player signature stickers this Major.
Valve had faced huge community-wide backlash when they had initially taken this decision, and similar sentiments were expressed once again as users will be missing out on the signatures that the two players shared.
NAF and Bymas share signatures after getting eliminated from PGL Major Stockholm 2021
It was an emotional affair for many fans as Team Liquid bowed out of the Stockholm Major following a '2-1' loss to FaZe Clan, making FURIA the only team left to represent both North America and Brazil.
A similar feeling swept through the community when MOUZ bowed out to Virtus.pro, after a double-overtime final map thriller, as fans really wanted Robin "ropz" Kool and Bymas to play on the main stage in front of a live audience.
On their way out of the tournament, as a tribute to all the fans who supported them and cheered them on, both NAF and Bymas revealed the signatures which they had submitted to Valve for the 'Player Autograph Sticker Capsule'.
NAF who is popularly known as 'Sloth' within the CS:GO community had themed his signature accordingly. The signature design was basically his name 'NAF' represented as branches of a tree with a sloth hanging upside down on a rope between two letters.
Bymas also revealed his signature which was simple, basically his name. This would have been his first player signature sticker, if Valve had not decided to change the rules. His caption read '2022', indicating he would make sure to get it released next year.
Fans who had earlier criticized Valve for changing its decision regarding player autographed stickers will certainly be displeased. Especially after having collected them from all of the participants.
Many even requested the developers to extend the 'Player Autograph Sticker Capsule' to the all the teams participating in the Legends Stage.