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CSGO: Tips to Help you Make Better Decisions When Playing
CSGO is a complex game requiring you to keep track of many things to be good at it. Everyone knows that having a good aim is one of the keys that will help you become a better player. However, it is just one of the many aspects you must have to succeed.
Another thing that many people don’t talk about is decision-making. This is a crucial skill in all aspects of life, and playing CSGO is no exception. Even though this is not a MOBA, every wrong decision may have negative consequences in the long run, so people need to know what they’re doing to be successful.
One best ways to improve your decision-making process in CSGO is to play as much as possible. However, this is just one of the many things you can do, so let’s go through a couple of tips that might help you.
An important thing we’d like to point out right away is that every round in CSGO is different. You should always adapt to the situation and try to make the most of it, but don’t expect to do the same thing every round and be successful.
Always keep track of what’s happening around you
Similar to all aspects of life, the easiest way to make the right decision is when you keep track of everything happening around you. Having access to information about your team, opponents, their positions, guns, utilities, etc., will help you a lot when deciding what to do.
For example, keeping track of how many grenades your enemies used in a given location will allow you to figure out the number of players that are there. Once you know that, you can decide as to whether to try and fight them or retreat and wait for your team to help.
Speaking of information and CSGO, it is worth knowing that you should learn everything about the maps you’re playing on. Knowing how much time it takes to go from one side to another will help you a lot when deciding what to do. Keep in mind that most of your enemies might not be aware of those things, so you can use them to your advantage.
Use your experience to your advantage
As mentioned, one of the best things you can do to get better at CSGO is to play as much as possible. This will help you when it comes down to making better decisions because you can use your experience to your advantage.
Speaking of the devil, decision-making is crucial in 1v1 or 1vX situations because every wrong move can be your last. If you’re in such a situation and you’re not sure what to do, think about what you would do if you were on the other side.
For example, if you’re playing against an AWPer who’s holding a given bombsite, you should try surprising him from a weird angle because he will be expecting you. If you were the AWPer, you know that you have to kill your opponent with just oen shot, so you will do everything in your power not to miss it.
While we’re talking about using your CSGO experience, in some cases, you might be familiar with the people who have to go up against. If that’s the case, you must definitely use this to your advantage when deciding what to do in a given situation. If you know that your opponents like playing passively, you can try to be more aggressive and make them feel out of their comfort zone.
Keep an eye on some patterns
One of the big mistakes of rookie CSGO players is that they keep doing the same thing every round. For example, some AWPers will always use the same angles in every round, which is never a good idea. Sure, you can succeed the first time, but your opponents will expect you to be there the next time, and they will kill you.
If you’re not sure what to do in a given situation, think carefully about what did your opponents do in the previous rounds and use it against them. If you notice that they’re always holding the same angle from the same position, try to trick them and force them to come out.
The possibilities here are endless and depend on the map, players, and loads of other things. With that said, you should be vigilant and exploit every weakness you come across.
Only pay attention to the information from your team that can help you
One of the problems that many CSGO players face is that they need to communicate more with their teammates. What’s even more annoying is that some people will say all kinds of things that do not help their team at all. If that’s the case, you should try to filter the “trash’ and only focus on the information that can help you make a better decision.
There are loads of examples here, so it all depends on the situation. However, the most common one is when people start complaining about how they’ve died instead of saying where the person is heading to.
The last thing we’d like to include in this guide is related to confidence. Regardless of your decision, you have to be confident in it because it will help you perform better. Sure, there will be times when you won’t make the right call, but everyone does it every now and then. Don’t let that affect your confidence when deciding what to do.
Of course, being confident doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think when making a decision. Use everything mentioned in this guide, as well as your experience, and you will feel more confident when making a decision, especially if you win the round because of it.