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    OPSkins crack down by Valve

    For the last two years, Valve has enforced our Steam Subscriber Agreement terms as described in this post. In March 2018, we applied a seven-day trade cooldown to CS:GO trades, to fight fraud and misuse of Steam Accounts.
    On June 6, OPSkins launched ExpressTrade, which uses Valve intellectual property and violates our Steam Subscriber Agreement, and is already being used by other businesses to avoid Valve policies.
    Today we messaged OPSkins to cease using Valve intellectual property. We also notified them that we will lock OPSkins Steam Accounts by June 21st, 2018.
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    OPSkins officially respond:

    Please be advised that Valve has notified us that they will disable OPSkins Steam accounts associated with trade on Steam by June 21, 2018.

    OPSkins customers should withdraw their Steam-based items from OPSkins prior to June 21st to avoid any trading restrictions.

    While Valve says that the reason is ExpressTrade, we expect that this is yet another effort from Valve to drive sales to Steam Community Market. ExpressTrade is a non-commercial use of Steam bots since it is free. It is designed to benefit the community by allowing free and instant trades among friends. We understand that Valve has an interest in driving sales to SCM, however customers have clearly shown that it’s their choice to use OPSkins instead.