8 Ways To Get Better In CS:GO
by Alex Simic
What is CS:GO?
Control Your Stress
Watch your recent matches
No one is perfect every game, not even pros. A good idea to learn how to get better at CS:GO is to watch your recent matches. Watch and learn to see where your strong points are, also where you can improve on. Every game someone has a "silver round" (Silver is the first set of ranks in the game, typically where people are very good are in this rank; a "silver round" is a round where you play like a silver). You are bound to find something in your replays that you feel like you might want to practice, so practice it, nothing bad ever comes from a little practice, this also decreases your chance of making the same mistake again.
Make your own crosshair
Its important to concentrate in CS:GO. If you have had trouble focusing in CS:GO, your crosshair probably doesn't speak to you. By this I mean everyone uses a different crosshair other than the default one. There are even community maps you can download that helps you make your very own crosshair. Use these maps to your advantage, the more comfortable you are with your game and senses, the better you are and the more focused you are.
Make good friends
It is important to make friends in life, and sometimes either your friends don't play this game or they just like to mess around. CS:GO is difficult joining a game by yourself because you don't know anyone in the lobby, try to make friends in other game modes and invite them to a competitive match and have a good time! As long as there are positive vibes in the lobby, you feel a connection between these guys, friend them, they are bound to bring plenty of fun games.
Watch some pro matches
In all games and sports, there are going to be pros. In CS:GO there are championships where teams full of professionals are going head to head in some of the best matches or the worst matches. Either way, these games are streamed on Twitch (A live streaming service). You can watch these games for free, and you can see how the pros do it. It is good to watch those because they may know more about the map than you do and show you a few tricks on the maps. If you watch these games then practice a few things you saw, you will be playing like a pro (but not really).
Do not grief/hack!
Now, if you're too lazy to practice or watch pros to learn something, you can always hack. Actually you can hack, but not for long. CS:GO has a system for cheaters, first when someone is getting fishy (Fishy=Suspicious), players can report them, this report is then sent to other players that play the game, but these players have played over 150 games so they know what hacking looks like and what skill looks like, and when they vote after they view a game, if it is unanimous for guilty, then the VAC (Valve Anti Cheat) system comes in. This system then locates the players computer, searches his computer for any scripts (coding that allows player to aim automatically aims to the head, see players through walls, bunny hop (bunny hops are a way for very skilled players to move around the map quickly), etc.) that enhances the cheaters skill and if it finds these scripts, that account will be banned forever and will never be able to play without spending another $20 on a fresh new account. And in some cases, it isn't that bad, but if you have a lot of good items worth a lot, you can loose up to thousands of dollars. In the end, don't hack, you can loose a lot for just trying to get better, also you will be known as an *** for hacking.