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Stewie2k, Tarik & other CSGO pros showcase new overpowered smoke trick

Published: 30/Sep/2020 2:00

by Alan Bernal

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive stars including Jacky ‘Stewie2K’ Yip and ‘Tarik’ Celik tried out an insane new Smoke trick that even surprised the longtime vets of the game.

Tarik became aware of a smoke trick while playing with Evil Geniuses team manager Derrick ‘LILMAN’ Boyne and former Cloud9 guard Stewie2k, Timothy ‘autimatic’ Ta, and Soham ‘valens’ Chowdhury.

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When the former Major champ saw the trick being performed he was taken aback by how easy it lets teammates set up one-way gaps basically anywhere they wanted.

It’s a costly trick and one that can put a teammate in danger, but he and his squad were having a blast repeatedly testing out the trick that led to some cheeky kills.

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How to pull off the ‘levitating’ smoke trick

Tarik saw Twitch streamer ‘CurtisJ’s clip on how to pull off the trick. Simply put, all you have to do is throw a Molotov at your feet and let one of your teammates put it out with a smoke.

The thing is, a teammate is supposed to expend a Molly on themself, ticking them down until another player uses a smoke on them. This will leave them a bit damaged if done correctly.

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Extinguishing the flames by throwing the nade at the player’s character model is essential. This will let the smoke hover above the ground, on the smoke’s point of contact with the player.

Throwing it at the ground won’t let you create the gap between the plume and the floor, and it’ll just put out the flames like normal.

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After a few tries, the collective of pro players managed to find a consistent use of the trick. The only big caveat is actually committing to the set up, lest miscommunication gets in the way and one teammate is left on a lit Molly.

This has nothing to do with a hack or some sort of exploit, so there shouldn’t be repercussions from Valve.

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But if the developers do catch wind of this, expect them to patch it up sooner than later if they deem it to compromise competitive CSGO matches.

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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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