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The ULTIMATE GUIDE for CS:GO.

[b]This guide will help new players get into CS:GO with good habits, as well provide a nice source of information for players already experienced in the game.[/b] [u]Beginners Section - New to CS:GO/FPS games[/u] -Settings optimization- After installing CS:GO most players immediately open the game and start playing, unfortunately valve did setup the game's default settings to be the most efficient for game play. Adjusting your games video/game/control options, steam launch commands, and monitor/pc settings can dramatically affect your game play and performance in CS:GO. I recommend going over these 2 guides linked below to have your game running at its peak with the highest FPS and lowest possible input lag. 1. http://www.dcgaming.org/set-up-your-csgo-like-a-pro/ 2. http://csgolikeapro.com/index.php?title=Guide -Basic Pros N' Cons of Weapons & Shooting styles (Tap, Burst, Spray)- Every weapon in CS:GO is different, that being said non are "bad or good" each one differs from another in stats and play styles. To learn more about the different weapons in CS:GO checkout this detailed guide on "CS:GO Weapon Ranking Tier List". 1. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=363989131 Understanding how to shoot each weapon based on distance will come with practice and time, but a detailed .GIF linked below gives a good estimation of which style of shooting to use when. 2. http://i.imgur.com/SsZuUQa.jpg Guides on spray control recommended by newb2013. 1. http://www.tobyscs.com/csgo-spray-control/ 2. http://twowordbird.com/articles/csgo-recoil-mechanics/ -Understanding Maps & location calls- The best way to perform well in a game while helping your team is learning the map your playing and the calls for different spots. The more maps/calls you know, the more effective you can work around the map and provide your team detailed information. Linked below is a guide with detailed images showing most of the current competitive maps with call-outs for each spot. 1. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=157442340 [u]Advanced Section - You want to improve your gameplay? You're in luck :) [/u] -Communicating & Working effectively in a team- CS:GO is a tactical FPS focused on 5v5 competitive TEAM-play. That being said, even if you are "solo-queuing" you must succeed as a team while playing alone. The core foundation of any team is communication and morale. Make sure if you have a microphone you are making concise calls, and NEVER be negative. Focus on your team's strengths more than the other teams weaknesses, and make sure to congratulate your team on good rounds. A team that plays together with happy moods is most likely to succeed compared to a team arguing without and co-operation. A EXTREMELY well thought guide on "5 Steps to Solo-Queue Success" will give you some insight on solo-queuing within a team. 1. http://steamcommunity.com//sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=326457954 -What is "Game Sense"?- Game sense is basically how aware and knowledgeable you are in game. Those with low game sense are generally inexperienced or new to the game. The easiest way to improve upon it is playing as often as possible with an eager-to-learn attitude, and reviewing your in-game demo's on downtime. If you don't know how to record or watch your demo's here is a video explaining how to do so. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnHt_dNfN5E -CS:GO economy- One of the most important and overlooked aspects of CS:GO is the economy. Understanding your teams (and the enemy team's) money will help ensure the success of the game. Knowing when to buy, when to save, when to ECO and when to force will come with time and experience. One thing to keep in mind [b]ALWAYS BUY/SAVE/ECO/FORCE AS A TEAM[/b], if one person is buying a scout during every save round, it will deferentially hold you back compared to a 5-man team full buy. Linked below is a detailed guide on "How The Economy Works In CS:GO". 1. http://www.tobyscs.com/csgo-economy-guide/ -How and when to use grenades- Grenades are one of the most effective tools in CS:GO and can be used to change the outcome of the round/game. They can be used offensively to gain access into sites or engage into combat, and even defensively to hold of a rush or delay time. One of my favorite guide's by Team Dignatas on grenades in CS:GO is linked below. 1. http://team-dignitas.net/articles/blogs/CSGO/5763/CSGO-Grenade-Guide-Handle-them-carefully [u]Extra Section - Tips, Tricks and Memory Refreshing Information[/u] -How to warmup/practice- Before jumping into a competitive match when you just on the computer, you should make sure to warmup and practice for at least 10-30 mins each day. I swear by these 2 links posted below, one is a video on "Hand + Wrist Exercises For Gamers" and the other is a guide on "5 Steps to Supercharge Your Practice". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiRC80FJbHU 2. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=151850675 -The correct "Mindset" for CS:GO- Approaching CS:GO with a correct attitude and mindset will help you improve/perform better. This guide isn't 100% correct but elaborates on the 2 different mindsets the author sees in CS:GO. 1. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=216185663 -CS:GO 15 TIPS & TRICKS- 1. Play The Numbers: Up A Teammate = Play Passive Down A Teammate = Play Aggressive 2. Play In Trade able/Crossfire Positions: Make sure that you are set up with your teammates to make and take trades. This means if one of you is getting shot at, another teammate is there to get the kill 3. Hide Together or Peek Together: "Baiting" refers to a teammate who sits by watching a fellow teammate in combat. 4. Change Your Position After Getting A Kill: Keep your enemy's on their toes, mix up your position to cause confusion. 5. DO NOT Try To Be A Hero: Wait for teammates to retake sites. See Rule #3 6. When In Doubt, Keep Your Gun Out: *DO NOT USE NADES ON ECO's!* 7. Equipment Buy Order: Full Armor ► Weapon ► Smoke ► Kit ► Flash(es) ► Nade 8. Never Be In A Hurry To Plant: Clear the site first. 9. Throw ALL Nades From Safety See Rule #6 10. Ask The Richest Teammate For A Weapon Drop: If you cannot afford everything. See Rule #7 11. DO NOT Buy An M4/AK Second Round: Unless all other teammates are too. Never buy something second round that you are okay with the other team possibly stealing from you if/when you die. 12. Get Exit Kills Or Save If You Cannot Win A Round: Don't die for nothing. 13. Do Not Forget Your Mission On An Eco : Terrorists = Get The Plant! Counter-Terrorists = Get A Gun! 14. Flash For Teammates And Have Them Flash For You: And then peek/push. 15. Let Your Team's Money Situation Dictate Whether You Hunt For Kills or Keep Guns Safe. [b]Hopefully you guys learned a bit, or I at least refreshed some of your memories. If I have forgotten anything please let me know in a post below. Goodluck in CS:GO, and I'll see you guys around CEVO! :)[/b] P.S. "15 Tips & Tricks" Credit goes to > http://www.reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/1s6pmc/for_all_the_new_players_csgo_beginners_guide/ .
This guide will help new players get into CS:GO with good habits, as well provide a nice source of information for players already experienced in the game.

Beginners Section - New to CS:GO/FPS games

-Settings optimization-
After installing CS:GO most players immediately open the game and start playing, unfortunately valve did setup the game's default settings to be the most efficient for game play. Adjusting your games video/game/control options, steam launch commands, and monitor/pc settings can dramatically affect your game play and performance in CS:GO. I recommend going over these 2 guides linked below to have your game running at its peak with the highest FPS and lowest possible input lag.
1. http://www.dcgaming.org/set-up-your-csgo-like-a-pro/
2. http://csgolikeapro.com/index.php?title=Guide

-Basic Pros N' Cons of Weapons & Shooting styles (Tap, Burst, Spray)-
Every weapon in CS:GO is different, that being said non are "bad or good" each one differs from another in stats and play styles. To learn more about the different weapons in CS:GO checkout this detailed guide on "CS:GO Weapon Ranking Tier List".
1. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=363989131
Understanding how to shoot each weapon based on distance will come with practice and time, but a detailed .GIF linked below gives a good estimation of which style of shooting to use when.
2. http://i.imgur.com/SsZuUQa.jpg
Guides on spray control recommended by newb2013.
1. http://www.tobyscs.com/csgo-spray-control/
2. http://twowordbird.com/articles/csgo-recoil-mechanics/

-Understanding Maps & location calls-
The best way to perform well in a game while helping your team is learning the map your playing and the calls for different spots. The more maps/calls you know, the more effective you can work around the map and provide your team detailed information. Linked below is a guide with detailed images showing most of the current competitive maps with call-outs for each spot.
1. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=157442340

Advanced Section - You want to improve your gameplay? You're in luck :)

-Communicating & Working effectively in a team-
CS:GO is a tactical FPS focused on 5v5 competitive TEAM-play. That being said, even if you are "solo-queuing" you must succeed as a team while playing alone. The core foundation of any team is communication and morale. Make sure if you have a microphone you are making concise calls, and NEVER be negative. Focus on your team's strengths more than the other teams weaknesses, and make sure to congratulate your team on good rounds. A team that plays together with happy moods is most likely to succeed compared to a team arguing without and co-operation. A EXTREMELY well thought guide on "5 Steps to Solo-Queue Success" will give you some insight on solo-queuing within a team.
1. http://steamcommunity.com//sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=326457954

-What is "Game Sense"?-
Game sense is basically how aware and knowledgeable you are in game. Those with low game sense are generally inexperienced or new to the game. The easiest way to improve upon it is playing as often as possible with an eager-to-learn attitude, and reviewing your in-game demo's on downtime. If you don't know how to record or watch your demo's here is a video explaining how to do so.


-CS:GO economy-
One of the most important and overlooked aspects of CS:GO is the economy. Understanding your teams (and the enemy team's) money will help ensure the success of the game. Knowing when to buy, when to save, when to ECO and when to force will come with time and experience. One thing to keep in mind ALWAYS BUY/SAVE/ECO/FORCE AS A TEAM, if one person is buying a scout during every save round, it will deferentially hold you back compared to a 5-man team full buy. Linked below is a detailed guide on "How The Economy Works In CS:GO".
1. http://www.tobyscs.com/csgo-economy-guide/

-How and when to use grenades-
Grenades are one of the most effective tools in CS:GO and can be used to change the outcome of the round/game. They can be used offensively to gain access into sites or engage into combat, and even defensively to hold of a rush or delay time. One of my favorite guide's by Team Dignatas on grenades in CS:GO is linked below.
1. http://team-dignitas.net/articles/blogs/CSGO/5763/CSGO-Grenade-Guide-Handle-them-carefully

Extra Section - Tips, Tricks and Memory Refreshing Information

-How to warmup/practice-
Before jumping into a competitive match when you just on the computer, you should make sure to warmup and practice for at least 10-30 mins each day. I swear by these 2 links posted below, one is a video on "Hand + Wrist Exercises For Gamers" and the other is a guide on "5 Steps to Supercharge Your Practice".

2. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=151850675

-The correct "Mindset" for CS:GO-
Approaching CS:GO with a correct attitude and mindset will help you improve/perform better. This guide isn't 100% correct but elaborates on the 2 different mindsets the author sees in CS:GO.
1. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=216185663

-CS:GO 15 TIPS & TRICKS-

1. Play The Numbers:
Up A Teammate = Play Passive
Down A Teammate = Play Aggressive

2. Play In Trade able/Crossfire Positions:
Make sure that you are set up with your teammates to make and take trades. This means if one of you is getting shot at, another teammate is there to get the kill

3. Hide Together or Peek Together:
"Baiting" refers to a teammate who sits by watching a fellow teammate in combat.

4. Change Your Position After Getting A Kill:
Keep your enemy's on their toes, mix up your position to cause confusion.

5. DO NOT Try To Be A Hero:
Wait for teammates to retake sites. See Rule #3

6. When In Doubt, Keep Your Gun Out:
*DO NOT USE NADES ON ECO's!*

7. Equipment Buy Order:
Full Armor ► Weapon ► Smoke ► Kit ► Flash(es) ► Nade

8. Never Be In A Hurry To Plant:
Clear the site first.

9. Throw ALL Nades From Safety
See Rule #6

10. Ask The Richest Teammate For A Weapon Drop:
If you cannot afford everything. See Rule #7

11. DO NOT Buy An M4/AK Second Round:
Unless all other teammates are too. Never buy something second round that you are okay with the other team possibly stealing from you if/when you die.

12. Get Exit Kills Or Save If You Cannot Win A Round:
Don't die for nothing.

13. Do Not Forget Your Mission On An Eco :
Terrorists = Get The Plant!
Counter-Terrorists = Get A Gun!

14. Flash For Teammates And Have Them Flash For You:
And then peek/push.

15. Let Your Team's Money Situation Dictate Whether You Hunt For Kills or Keep Guns Safe.

Hopefully you guys learned a bit, or I at least refreshed some of your memories. If I have forgotten anything please let me know in a post below. Goodluck in CS:GO, and I'll see you guys around CEVO! :)

P.S. "15 Tips & Tricks" Credit goes to > http://www.reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/1s6pmc/for_all_the_new_players_csgo_beginners_guide/ .

CEVO|Burns - NA Operations - mburns@cevo.com

Posted Friday, June 12th, 2015 5:55 PM GMT
If you have any feedback please let me know by posting in this thread! ^_^
If you have any feedback please let me know by posting in this thread! ^_^

CEVO|Burns - NA Operations - mburns@cevo.com

Posted Friday, June 12th, 2015 6:56 PM GMT
No comments :O?
No comments :O?

CEVO|Burns - NA Operations - mburns@cevo.com

Posted Friday, June 12th, 2015 10:08 PM GMT
Anything I am missing throughout the guide?
Anything I am missing throughout the guide?

CEVO|Burns - NA Operations - mburns@cevo.com

Posted Saturday, June 13th, 2015 4:15 PM GMT
Good common sense for beginners to follow but it shouldnt be set as rules or guidelines. The game is very dynamic, each player and each opponent varies each game. Remember rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.
Good common sense for beginners to follow but it shouldnt be set as rules or guidelines.
The game is very dynamic, each player and each opponent varies each game.
Remember rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.

Posted Sunday, June 14th, 2015 8:43 AM GMT
two threads you should add on spraying http://www.tobyscs.com/csgo-spray-control/ http://twowordbird.com/articles/csgo-recoil-mechanics/

Posted Sunday, June 14th, 2015 10:18 AM GMT
@newb2013 Thanks for the input I added those 2 guides to the list. Read them myself just now, information was delivered perfectly. :)
@newb2013
Thanks for the input I added those 2 guides to the list. Read them myself just now, information was delivered perfectly. :)

CEVO|Burns - NA Operations - mburns@cevo.com

Posted Sunday, June 14th, 2015 10:03 PM GMT