Highlights Twitch streamer Trainwreckstv is attempting the rare challenge of unboxing the trinity of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive knives, which includes the Emerald, Ruby, and Sapphire Karambit knives. With a 0.26% chance of unpacking one knife per case, Trainwreckstv is unlikely to complete the challenge. However, he is committed to spending whatever funds are needed to achieve it. If successful, Trainwreckstv will become the first player to publicly open up the trinity of knives, though it’s uncertain what he plans to do with the knives afterwards. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is experiencing a surge in popularity ahead of the release of Counter-Strike 2.
Twitch streamer Trainwreckstv has embarked on one of the rarest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive case opening challenges in history, spending a lot of money in the process. Players will spend hundreds of thousands on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive skins, but this challenge could set Trainwreckstv back even further than the worst case scenario.
With the big reveal of Counter-Strike 2 back in March, hype has continued to build for the sequel’s release. Right now, many players are participating in the Counter-Strike 2 Limited Trial, and players watching their friends enjoy the new game only made the wait more agonizing for many out there. Its rise in popularity has seen many streamers joining in on the fun as of late, with crate opening being a key part of that. In fact, streamer Dr Disrespect recently cracked open an incredibly rare knife in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, but it’s nothing compared to what Trainwreck is trying to achieve.
Trainwreckstv is looking to unbox the trinity of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive knives, namely the Emerald, Ruby, and Sapphire Karambit knives. Each is a vibrant shade of green, red, and blue, respectively, and are some of the rarest knives in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. As of now, he’s already unboxed the Emerald and Ruby Karambits, with only the Sapphire remaining. Given that the chance of unpacking a knife in the game is 0.26% per box, the probability of him completing the challenge is slim. However, he seems committed to throwing all the necessary funds into the challenge, so he certainly has the resources to do so.
In theory, there’s a chance he’ll just never open the knife, even with thousands and thousands of open boxes. Despite all of these knives costing tens of thousands of dollars, it speaks to the impossibility of this challenge that it would still be cheaper to just buy them. However, that takes the fun out of hunting here. If Trainwreckstv is successful in his endeavor, he will become the first player to publicly open the trinity knife. It’s possible this has been done before, but if it has, said player never presented his achievement. Once he has all three knives, it’s unclear what he plans to do with them. With the future of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive skin game uncertain at the moment, that seems to rule out that path, at least.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is breaking Steam records ahead of the release of Counter-Strike 2. While the series has always been wildly popular with PC gamers, it seems to have reached another level of acclaim among gamers right now. It’s impressive to see a game over a decade old go from strength to strength in this way, and the FPS genre is all the better for having one of its best at the height of its popularity.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is available for PC and legacy platforms.