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The Best Pro CS:GO Players and Their Skins

Ever since it was released, weapon skins and cosmetic items have been a huge part of CS:GO. They were implemented into the game in order to give players a way to express themselves, as well as to incentivize them to keep playing the game for a longer period of time. The skins in CS:GO have become so popular among both casual and pro players, that nowadays, they have become a staple of modern video games across all genres.

Today, CS:GO contains a massive library of skins and cosmetic items which is why it can be very difficult to obtain the exact skins that a player might want. Fortunately, there are various platforms such as DMarket where players can buy, sell, and trade their CS:GO skins. So if you wish to obtain a skin loadout that one of your favorite pro players uses, you can simply buy CS:GO skins here.

1. s1mple

s1mple skins
Specialist Gloves | Marble Fade Karambit | Fade
AWP | Fade AK-47 | Fire Serpent
StatTrak™ M4A1-S | Atomic Alloy Desert Eagle | Emerald Jörmungandr
USP-S | Overgrowth

Oleksandr Kostyliev, more commonly known as s1mple within the CS:GO community, is a Ukrainian professional CS:GO player who plays for the popular team, Natus Vincere. Currently, he holds the position of the AWPer within his team and is generally considered to be one of the best CS:GO players out there. He has been an active player ever since 2013, has received numerous awards and has been nominated for an MVP on multiple occasions.

When it comes to his skin loadout, s1mple has been seen using many different skins for each weapon, with some of his favorites being the Karambit Fade, AK-47 Fire Serpent, and the AWP Fade which can be seen in action.

2. ZywOo

ZywOo skins
Specialist Gloves | Crimson Web StatTrak™ Talon Knife | Fade
AWP | Asiimov StatTrak™ AK-47 | Bloodsport
M4A4 | The Emperor StatTrak™ Desert Eagle | Code Red
USP-S | Kill Confirmed StatTrak™ Glock-18 | Vogue

Known as ZywOo within the CS:GO and gaming circles, the French professional CS:GO player Mathieu Herbaut currently holds the position of an AWPer within Team Vitality. ZywOo has been an active CS:GO player since 2016, but his popularity has skyrocketed since his breakthrough on the scene in late 2018. During the last couple of years, he has received numerous awards and has been dubbed the MVP during multiple tournaments.

As far as his CS:GO skin loadout goes, he is known to have used the Crimson Web Specialist Gloves, the AWP Asiimov as well as the StatTrak AK-47 Bloodsport which he used to perform four kills with one health point during a match against Team Liquid earlier this year.

3. ropz

ropz skins
Driver Gloves | Crimson Weave Karambit | Gamma Doppler
AWP | Hyper Beast AK-47 | Bloodsport
StatTrak™ M4A4 | Desolate Space Desert Eagle | Blaze
USP-S | Cortex Glock-18 | Fade

Robin Kool, also known as ropz, was born on December 22nd, 1999, and is a professional CS:GO player who comes from Estonia. He has been active on the CS:GO scene since 2015, and is currently playing for MOUZ, holding the position of a lurker.

When it comes to his skin loadout, a few of his favorites include the Gamma Doppler Karambit knife, the AWP Hyper Beast, and the popular AK-47 Bloodsport with which he performed a double kill during a match against Ninjas in Pyjamas in 2021.

Knife skins have always been a status symbol in CS:GO and they have always looked amazing, there is no doubt about that, however, looking cool can come with a hefty price when it comes to knife skins in CS:GO. Fortunately, that is not always the case, as there are a few exceptions to this rule. To find out how you can get your hands on a cool-looking knife skin without breaking the bank, check out our article on the cheapest CS:GO knife skins.

4. sh1ro

sh1ro skins
Specialist Gloves | Crimson Kimono Flip Knife | Fade
AWP | Wildfire AK-47 | Bloodsport
M4A4 | In Living Color Desert Eagle | Blaze
USP-S | Orion Glock-18 | Dragon Tattoo

Sh1ro, real name Dmitry Sokolov, was born on July 15th, 2001, and is a Russian professional CS:GO player. He is a relatively new player on the CS:GO eSports scene, being active only since 2018. At the time of writing this, sh1ro holds the position of AWPer for Gambit Esports and has been named the MVP of both IEM Katowice 2021 and IEM Fall 2021 CIS.

Among the skins he uses are the Flip Knife Fade, M4A4 In Living Color, and the AWP Wildfire which he used to achieve a killstreak of four against team Spirit in 2021.

5. NiKo

NiKo skins
Specialist Gloves | Fade Butterfly Knife | Marble Fade
StatTrak™ AWP | Asiimov StatTrak™ AK-47 | Point Disarray
M4A4 | The Emperor Desert Eagle | Blaze
USP-S | Royal Blue Glock-18 | Fade

Nikola Kovač, more commonly known as NiKo, is a Bosnian Serb professional CS:GO player who has been considered as a contender for the best CS:GO player in the world on multiple occasions. He is currently playing for G2 Esports and has won numerous MVP titles and awards throughout his career.

His loadout consists of a variety of skins, but among them, you will find the Butterfly Knife Marble Fade, the StatTrak AWP Asiimov, and the AK-47 Point Disarray which you might have seen him use against Ninjas in Pyjamas to achieve a triple kill.

Check out our best CS:GO loadouts and choose something special for you!

6. Twistzz

Twistzz skins
Moto Gloves | Spearmint M9 Bayonet | Lore
AWP | Fade StatTrak™ AK-47 | Bloodsport
M4A1-S | Welcome to the Jungle StatTrak™ Desert Eagle | Code Red
StatTrak™ USP-S | Neo-Noir StatTrak™ Glock-18 | Vogue

Russel Van Dulken is a Canadian professional CS:GO player, who is more commonly known by his CS:GO alias Twistzz. Russel was born on November 14th, 1999, and has been active on the eSports scene since 2015. He is widely known for playing for Team Liquid from April 2017 to December 2020 during which Team Liquid won the Second Intel Grand Slam 2019. At the moment, he is a member of the FaZe Clan and resides in Germany.

When it comes to his skin loadout, Twistzz uses a wide variety of skins among which are the M4A1-S Welcome to the Jungle, the Desert Eagle Blaze and the USP Neo Noir, which he used to win a match against Complexity Gaming in 2019 via a headshot.

CS:GO has always been an extremely popular video game, and with so many players playing it on a daily basis, both casually and professionally, it is no wonder that there are many good CS:GO players out there, but who is the best among them? To find out, take a look at our article on the best CS:GO players in 2021.

7. dev1ce

device skins
Specialist Gloves | Crimson Kimono M9 Bayonet | Gamma Doppler (Emerald)
AWP | Gungnir AK-47 | Case Hardened
M4A1-S | Welcome to the Jungle Desert Eagle | Blaze
StatTrak™ USP-S | Orion Glock-18 | Water Elemental

Dev1ce, real name Nicolai Reedtz, is one of the aliases of the professional Danish CS:GO players, others being devve and device. Nicolai is known to be one of the best CS:GO players out there, and has been constantly playing the game at a high level since 2014. Currently, he plays for Ninjas In Pyjamas and he has won four Major CS:GO tournaments with them since 2016.

His skin loadout includes skins such as the Specialist Gloves Crimson Kimono, M9 Bayonet Gamma Doppler (Emerald), and of course the AWP Gungnir which he used during his time in Astralis in a match versus team North.

8. Ax1Le

Ax1Le skins
Specialist Gloves | Fade Karambit | Doppler
AWP | Lightning Strike AK-47 | Asiimov
M4A4 | Asiimov Desert Eagle | Sunset Storm 弐
USP-S | Kill Confirmed StatTrak™ Glock-18 | Water Elemental

Sergey Rykhtorov, also known as Ax1Le within the video game community, is a Russian professional CS:GO player. He has been active since 2018 and is currently playing for Gambit Esports. During his professional career, he was named the MVP twice by HLTV during the ESL PRO League Season 13 as well as the IEM Summer 2021.

His skin loadout includes popular skins such as the Karambit Doppler, AK-47 Asiimov, and the AWP Lightning Strike with which he performed an Ace during the semi-finals against the G2 Esports.

9. cadiaN

cadiaN skins
Hand Wraps | Overprint Karambit | Marble Fade
StatTrak™ AWP | Lightning Strike AK-47 | Safari Mesh
M4A1-S | VariCamo StatTrak™ Desert Eagle | Bronze Deco
StatTrak™ USP-S | Guardian Glock-18 | Candy Apple

Casper Møller was born on June 26th, 1995, and is a Danish professional CS:GO player who is probably more widely known by his gaming alias cadiaN. He has been active since 2011 and currently holds the position of an in-game leader as well as the AWPer for the team Heroic.

His skin choices include the Karambit Marble Fade, AK-47 Safari Mesh, and the ST AWP Lightning Strikes with which he achieved victory for Heroic against Gambit.

eSports titles such as CS:GO have been constantly rising in popularity, especially in the last few years, and nowadays, eSports gaming is an industry worth millions of dollars, with a good chunk of that money being put into prize pools. This has led many gamers to consider becoming professional players, however, this is a lot more difficult than it sounds. If you wish to join the professional ranks of CS:GO players, check out our article on how to start a pro career in CS:GO.

10. electroNic

electroNic skins
Specialist Gloves | Crimson Kimono Butterfly Knife | Doppler (Ruby)
AWP | Man-o'-war AK-47 | X-Ray
M4A1-S | Welcome to the Jungle Desert Eagle | Blaze
USP-S | Target Acquired Glock-18 | Gamma Doppler

Denis Sharipov aka Electronic is a Russian professional CS:GO player who began his career back in 2015 when he joined the Evolution squad. Since then he has played for numerous teams including Team Empire and the Rebels. Currently he plays for Natus Vincere.

Amongst his chosen skins, you will find the likes of AK-47 X-Ray, Desert Eagle | Blaze, and the Glock 18 Marble Fade with which he got a triple kill in his first match versus Team Liquid.

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