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CS:GO legend n0thing perfectly predicts “noob timings” to wipe out enemy team

Published: 4/Jun/2019 23:27 Updated: 5/Jun/2019 10:14

by Alan Bernal


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive veteran Jordan ‘n0thing’ Gilbert is no stranger to common tactics used by players, and his game IQ was in full display by predicting then completely shutting down the opposing team.

Valve’s latest iteration of their team-shooter released in 2012, and the franchise has so far stood the test of time as it is still an extremely popular competitive title to sink hours into.

After a while of playing in the CS:GO servers people start to get a feel for the enemy’s tendencies during a match. Along with their game knowledge, players like n0thing can use a bit of past experiences to pull off incredible plays.

ComplexityN0thing has been in the trenches of CS:GO servers for a while and has definitely picked up a thing or two from his pro career.

Noob timings make CS:GO easy for n0thing

During his June 4 stream, n0thing was pushing up B-Main on Cache while giving his Twitch Chat the play-by-play of what he thought the enemy team was doing.

N0thing had correctly predicted how he’d encounter his first two kills, but his next summation, that someone was in squeaky, didn’t seem to pan out immediately. No matter, he moved onto his next analysis, and jiggle-peeked a corner to see if someone was lying in wait for him.

“If not (in squeaky) then he’ll be in A-Main to my left,” n0thing said. “Yep, he’s right there. Comeback and peek from a different angle. Hold it, he might repeek it in 3-2-…”

Finishing his countdown was the sound of his AK-47’s first shot going through the head of a Terrorist peeking right when n0thing expected them to.

As for that Terrorist that n0thing thought was going to peek him earlier but wasn’t there, his stream eventually learned that they were indeed held up in squeaky as the last man alive.

“That’s kinda not fair”

N0thing’s whole play was definitely impressive, but the streamer even acknowledged that what happened in the round had a lot to do with the “impulsive instinct” that lower tier players tend to give in to.

“I hate when they actually like play perfectly into the timing,” n0thing said. “Because what I call that is ‘noob timing’ guys.”

ComplexityKnowing how “noobs” will react to plays in CS:GO gives n0thing a huge competitive edge over them.

It seems players like n0thing are so aware of this “noob timing” that they know what some opposing players will want to do before they know it themselves.

Since stepping back a bit from pro play, people tuning into n0thing’s Twitch channel have grown accustomed to learning a thing or two from the veteran. Especially when plays like these turn out for the better.


How to complete CSGO Operation Broken Fang Week 1 missions

Published: 4/Dec/2020 1:33

by Andrew Amos


Operation Broken Fang is here, and that means heaps of new CS:GO content. If you want to make the most out of it though, and try and get that Diamond coin, you’ll want to complete the weekly missions. When better than to start in Week 1?

Christmas has come early for CS:GO players. Operation Broken Fang has dropped over a year after Operation Shattered Web started, and it’s brought a bevy of new content.

Seven new maps, nearly 100 skins, an entirely new game mode in Retakes, and even more. The best way to get your hands all over this though is through the battle pass and weekly missions.

The battle pass will set you back around $15 USD, but it’s worth it if you are going to grind the game. Plus, it’ll also give you access to the weekly missions, which are the best way to experience the new content.

Operation Broken Fang shop in CS:GO
You’ll need to complete the weekly missions to get some of the sweet Broken Fang rewards.

CSGO Operation Broken Fang Week 1 missions

While you don’t need the battle pass to play the missions, you’ll be duly rewarded for doing them. In Week 1, it’s all about new content.

Players will be taken to the new maps in Engage, Frostbite, and Ancient ⁠— dashing across multiple game modes. You’ll also be tasked with testing out the new retakes gamemode ⁠— a brilliant way to finesse your play before hitting the competitive queues.

There’s also the mysterious Under The Hood mission, where you have to find what the Phoenix are up to. Here’s the full list of missions for Week 1, which can net you up to 19 stars.

  • Premium Unleaded: Win rounds in Broken Fang Premier.
    • 7 rounds: 1 star
    • 15 rounds: 2 stars
    • 20 rounds: 3 stars
  • Manual Transmission: Win rounds in Competitive: Engage.
    • 7 rounds: 1 star
    • 15 rounds: 2 stars
    • 20 rounds: 3 stars
  • Mass Production: Get 25 kills in Guardian: Engage. 2 stars.
  • Under The Hood: The Phoenix have been spotted! Find out what they’re planning. 2 stars.
  • Warming Up: Get AK47, M4A4, or M4A1-S kills in Casual: Ancient.
    • 7 rounds: 1 star
    • 15 rounds: 2 stars
    • 20 rounds: 3 stars
  • Clutch Control: Win rounds in Retakes.
    • 3 rounds: 1 star
    • 7 rounds: 2 stars
    • 10 rounds: 3 stars
  • Ice & Snow, Take It Slow: Get kills in Danger Zone: Frostbite.
    • 2 kills: 1 star
    • 4 kills: 2 stars
    • 6 kills: 3 stars
CSGO gameplay
Frostbite is the new Danger Zone map released in CS:GO. Even if you don’t like the battle royale typically, you’ll have to give it a try for this week’s missions.

You have until December 10 to complete these missions, so get in quick before they run out!