NIP and GamerPay Team Up To Combat CSGO Skin Scams
Scams in CSGO are all too common, but Ninjas in Pyjamas (NIP) and GamerPay have teamed up to help put a stop to skin scams. The two organizations came together for a two-year partnership, with the ultimate goal of eliminating these CSGO skin scams once and for all. This is through a marketplace that was launched in May 2021 by GamerPay. For now, it’s focused on CSGO skins, but in the future, more games will be added. It would be nice to see this kick-off successfully, so people can buy and sell their valuable CSGO skins with safety and security.
5,000 Gamers Totaled $1M in Scammed Out of Skins:
GamerPay and NIP spoke to 5,000 gamers in the CSGO scene, and these people alone were scammed out of $1M worth of CSGO skins. That is a terrifying number, and when you consider there are more than 3 billion people playing online games, you can imagine the real number of scams going on. GamerPay is trying to help solve that problem, and are partnering with NIP, who have the same goal in mind of making it safe for CSGO skin sales.
Martin Lykke Suhr, Co-Founder of GamerPay talked about scamming:
“We already see that we are making a difference for the gamers. Witnessing all the great feedback and positivity from the Counter-Strike community shows that we’re doing it right — unfortunately online scamming is much easier than in the real world, and most commonly we see that it’s young gamers under 18 who are affected.”
This partnership will have GamerPay creating a digital partnership with the NIP CSGO roster, as well as the main partner for the NIP academy roster (Young Ninjas) and the NIP official skin trading partner. The hope is that this will be an outlet people can buy, sell, and trade CSGO skins safely, without worrying about people scamming each other out of thousands of dollars.
Jonas Gundersen, COO of NIP talked about the scam problem in CSGO:
“The scam problem surrounding skin trading has existed in Counter-Strike for many years. It’s harmful to our communities, and adds a negative impact on how esports as a whole is perceived when new fans try to get involved. Partnering up with GamerPay to further push the agenda of secure and trustworthy skin trading is an absolute no brainer for us. We have a shared ethos of doing good for esports for a while, and they are forged from an incredibly passionate and strong community of people, who truly wish for positive change. It’s a perfect match, and something we’re very excited about doing together.”
As far as skin trading/sales go, it may be the absolute worst in CSGO. Nobody is saying you shouldn’t sell your skins, no matter what ludicrous prices they go for. But knowing that people are doing this and getting away with theft/scamming, that’s the worst. If GamerPay is making a difference there, and slowing down the skin scams that go down in CSGO, hopefully, this NIP partnership will help shine a light on what they do, and lead more people to trading safely.