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Latest CSGO update helps players perfect their grenades

Published: 20/Sep/2019 3:58 Updated: 20/Sep/2019 4:55

by Andrew Amos

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Throwing out good utility in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is key to helping your team win a round, and the latest CSGO update is helping make perfecting these strategies easy.

Being able to execute pushes on bomb sites with utility or defend angles with a clutch smoke is part of the parcel of being successful at Counter-Strike. Players often run into practice tools to help them line up new utility angles, but it can be a tricky test of trial and error for the most part.

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However, a new update to Valve’s popular first person shooter should help alleviate some of the messing around, and give players the chance to discover new grenade angles with ease.

Team DignitasIt’ll now be easier to track grenade trajectories in CSGO.

In their September 19 Release Notes for CS:GO, Valve announced new console commands for practising grenades.

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‘cl_grenadepreview’ will give players a live update of the grenade’s trajectory before it’s released. This will help players plan their grenades from the get-go, rather than throw and track back the trajectory using ‘sv_grenade_trajectory’.

Players will also be able to fly through and follow their grenades without having to manually throw them as well. The ‘sv_rethrow_last_grenade’ command allows players to redo the final grenade used on the server, allowing them to test how certain nades interact with players on different angles.

Finally, players will be able to freeze the trajectory of their nades to analyze them with the ‘cl_sim_grenade_trajectory’ command. Previously, the ‘cl_grenade_trajectory_time’ line forced players to put in a finite time on being able to see the path of their utility, but now players can stop them from disappearing indefinitely.

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Team DignitasPerfecting smokes will be a lot easier with the new grenade commands.

Initial player reaction to the changes have been positive. Popular Youtuber Brent ‘WarOwl’ said that the update will make “finding and practicing nade throws so much better,” while players in reply to Valve’s tweet about the update gave their thanks to the developer.

This change has also been part of an upgrade to the quality of life of practicing CS:GO. Recently, Valve implemented an update to the framework behind their bots in Deathmatch servers, making them play more realistically.

If you’ve been wanting to learn a new flash angle on Mirage, or test out a few new smokes on Inferno, now you have the chance to perfect them easily before surprising the competition in matchmaking.

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How Tabsen rebuilt German Counter-Strike

Published: 13/Oct/2020 1:51

by Alan Bernal

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German Counter-Strike was a marvel to see in the days of 1.6, and it’s been a long time since the scene had much acclaim. But Johannes ‘tabseN’ Wodarz has slowly been building up the country’s prominence in the esport alongside the rest of the BIG lineup.

Hailing from pre-Source era LANs, tabseN was there when the Germans were a force to be reckoned with, alongside the neighboring French teams of the time. But that pales in comparison to modern CS:GO, where a German player has yet to even grace a grand finals for a Major.

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Looking to right that wrong, tabseN would leave NRG Esports in 2017 to create Berlin International Gaming (BIG). He linked up with Fatih ‘gob b’ Dayik and Nikola ‘LEGIJA’ Ninic to take Germany back to its CS glory days.

The early road was rocky, to say the least. Roster changes and injuries marred the first couple years.

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This made it hard for tabseN and co. to put together any meaningful results, with only minor success or deep bracket runs that would fizzle out before reaching the finals. TabseN didn’t win a single championship in 2019, that was his first dry year since 2012.

Then the online era of 2020 rolled around, where he was now the prominent IGL and the team had added Florian ‘syrsoN’ Rische and Nils ‘k1to’ Gruhne to the lineup.

Like classic German engineering, he would create a team that could withstand major obstacles and persist pressure. This is the story of how tabseN rebuilt German Counter-Strike.

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