Counter-Strike: Global Offensive YouTuber ‘NadeKing’ revealed the cutting-edge techniques that the pros have been using in their games, and explained how casual players can start utilizing similar strats into their own playbook.
The basic formula of Counter-Strike has been largely untouched since the original title launched at the turn of the millennia.
A major reason that has made Valve’s 5v5 tactical shooter feel fresh all these years has to do with the unorthodox or inventive ways that emerging talent and hardened veterans remix tried-and-true tactics to create something entirely new.
A longtime name in CS, NadeKing has been around to see pros pick up new habits and experimental peeks that the rest of the player base can replicate in their competitive games.
For example, there’s a useful flashbang for T’s to use at the B site of Dust II. Coming outs of Tunnels into the site, T’s typically want a quick flash that blinds as many angles as it can without stopping the rush.
The simple flash lineup can blind a lot of the important angles in B site on Dust II.
Aiming your crosshair above the black window before exiting the tunnel will make the flash hit the second edge into a small divot in the wall. This makes the flash pop in mid-air covering a huge area while protecting the T’s line of site.
Heading to the A side of Dust II, if CTs playing at spawn get smoked out, there’s a two man boost that will give a one-way sight line into the cross up to the site.
Astralis showed how effective boosting close to the wall can be against opponents who think they have a clear route to the site. Though it’ll be a hard shot to make, it’s a great way to set up a possible retake scenario.
On Inferno, for teams looking to barrel into the site there’s a handy run-boost in case the team occupying B throws a smoke to block off Banana.
Simply go to the smoke’s edge, and take your time to coordinate a proper run-boost. You’ll be blocked off from anyone’s view and this is a much more effective option to clear the smoke, instead of walking in one by one.
There’s a wealth of information in NadeKing’s video, so the whole thing is worth a watch for CSGO players looking to implement pro techniques into their matches.
Organizers have revealed the new schedule for Flashpoint Season 2, which will see teams competing for the largest CSGO prize pool of 2020 at $1 million.
The competition has been held completely online since March, due to the ongoing concern surrounding the global health situation, and that will continue for Season 2 as well.
This tournament venture between B Site Inc. and FACEIT kicks off its second season on November 10, 2020, with participating teams and the schedule released in the days leading up to the start.
So, let’s take a look at which teams are playing when, and how you can catch all the action.
Opening matches for Flashpoint Season 2.
The matches will all be streamed on FLASHPOINT’s Twitch channel, and with no in-person attendance and all games being held completely remotely, this will be the only way to watch the matches.
Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields, who is participating in the leadership of FLASHPOINT’s creative direction, has predicted Group C will definitely be the one to watch, with OG (who are favored by many to win it all) and potential dark horses Cloud9 battling it out, along with Virtus.Pro in the mix as well, who finally seem to be getting in the swing of online play.
In Group B, BIG emerges as a clear favorite, but Thorin added “there will be heavy competition for the second-best team.” Finally, all eyes in Group A will be focused on taking down MAD Lions, who came out on top in first place following Flashpoint Season 1.
How Flashpoints Season 2 will work, from Group stages all the way to the Grand Final.
Flashpoint Season 2 format & schedule
FLASHPOINT Season 2 will start off with a Group Stage where 12 teams will compete in three different Groups. The top two teams in each group will automatically qualify for the Playoffs.