Twitch streamer Niels Christian ‘NaToSaphiX’ Sillassen has revealed an interesting trick, or bug, that players can use to their advantage in CS:GO.
The semi-professional Danish CS:GO player is known best for his Twitch and YouTube content which is predominantly CS:GO focused.
He is currently playing for LPSP with whom he recently qualified for the Nation Elite Esports Cup after defeating aAa and Red Reserve during the European Qualifier.
During a recent stream the Dane showed his viewers and interesting radar (or mini-map) trick that can be used to gain an advantage in specific circumstances. While playing a game of Wingman, the 2 vs. 2 competitive game recently added to CS:GO, the opportunity to use the trick arose.
His teammate Danni ‘smF’ Dyg kills the bomb carrier on the opposing team at the start of the round on Train before being traded and leaving him in a 1 vs. 1 situation with the bomb down.
Rotating to T Main, NaToSaphiX spots the bomb on the floor which brings the red bomb icon up on the radar for a few seconds. The Dane then begins to re-peek every few seconds in order to keep the bomb on the radar as seen here:
This trick allowed NaToSaphiX to know when the bomb had been picked up without having to be out in the open or watching it when it happened.
He could avoid a 1 on 1 engagement with the enemy player and simply use his radar to know when the bomb had been taken, giving him the upper hand and a chance to finish off the player from behind.
Whether this is an intentional aspect of the game or a bug that Valve does not know about is uncertain – but it appears to be unknown to the majority of CS:GO players.