Every CS:GO player is familiar with matchmaking, Faceit, and ESEA. Each platform has its own rating system: in Faceit and ESEA, it’s transparent and clear in MM, it’s convoluted and illogical. Regardless, everyone wants to raise their rank or Elo. And today, the CS.MONEY Blog is going to share with you three secrets that will help you do it.
This is probably the most crucial tip. Sure, you can practice shooting on aim maps and in death matches on a daily basis and score 30 frags in every single game. In any event, though, if a strong shooter is toxic and is unable to communicate with teammates properly, all their efforts will be in vain.
CS:GO is a team game, and it’s extremely difficult to carry the day alone in your matches. That’s why you should always try to find common ground with your teammates, even if they are weaker players. While it’s impossible to change the fact that they lack skill during the match, it is possible to encourage them to perform better and carefully point out their mistakes.
It’s a win-win situation. Even for teammates who don’t finish the game, as there’s no pressure on them. And for yourself, too, since it’s much easier to win in a friendly atmosphere.
Take breaks when it’s not going well
Taking breaks is essential. Often enough, an experienced player will fail to win several matches in a row. At times like these, it’s best to have a rest: watch a movie, play another game, or go for a walk. Bottom line, distract yourself.
Launching new matches endlessly is not the answer. Defeats will only serve to demoralize you. On the contrary, taking a short break will help you recharge your batteries and find fresh thoughts.
Warm up before games
This piece of advice might be trite, but it’s nonetheless vital. It’s much better to spend 15–20 minutes on the warm-up than to do it in the course of the match. Running through Bhop maps, scoring a few hundred frags on bots, or launching a death match — everyone has their own way of warming up before games. You have to find the one that suits you.
Warming up helps you get a better feel of the crosshair and generally navigate game situations better.
If you follow these three tips, chances are, your play will improve and you’ll up your rating or rank.