A purely cosmetic set of virtual weapon accessories from video game ‘Counter-Strike’ sold for over $500,000

A purely cosmetic set of virtual items in video game “Counter-Strike” sold for $500,000.
The items from the “Counter-Strike” video game series recently sold for over $500,000.
The virtual items, a weapon skin and knife, are purely cosmetic.
With the next entry of the series forthcoming, resale markets for in-game items have been heating up. 

With half a million dollars, you could buy an apartment, purchase a new Tesla, or make a series of investments. Or, if you’re a “Counter-Strike” enthusiast, you could use that money to buy a set of purely cosmetic, virtual items.

On April 16, a Chinese collector, whose identity is unknown, purchased a weapon skin and custom knife for for over $500,000 from Luksusbums, the cofounder of skin-trading platform SkinBid.com, per video game news site Dexterto. The deal was brokered by Danish streamer zipelCS, who said it was the “second largest trade in CS history.”

zipelCS and Lukusbums did not reply to Insider’s requests for comment.

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This article was written by Will Gendron and originally published on www.businessinsider.com