The term eSports refers to organised competitive gaming professional players. Although there are many games that can be included in the space, the most popular games are generally team-based multi-player games from the First-Person Shooter or Multiplayer Online Battle Arena genres. The audience can watch the event by either visiting the arena live or online through gaming broadcasters.

The London 2018 FACEIT CS:GO Major was the thirteenth Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship, and the first hosted by FACEIT – the organisers of the Esports Championship Series. It featured twenty-four professional teams from around the world.

Going for gold

Touch of Ginger was invited by FACEIT to create a suitable CS:GO medal for this highly prestigious eSports event. From the start we wanted to design a medal that was big, bold, and different.

If you want to produce a gold medal, there is nothing quite like the real thing. This one is machined from a solid billet using a combination of laser profiling and CNC milling to create a striking form. Of course it’s not solid gold, but in 24ct gold plate it looks a million dollars!


The CS:GO medal design features the distinctive hexagonal form of the FACEIT logo with the crown and laurel elements cut clean through the 8mm thick plate by a powerful laser… this makes for a very dynamic looking medal.

In all, Touch of Ginger produced 6 medals for the event, packaged in a bespoke display box.