👁 Hey there!
Another week another analysis (Cc: @launders) is up on my YouTube channel. We are going to get a closer look in incredible defense of Gambit (#1 in the world as I write this) on de_dust2. Our primary focus will be Ax1Le once again, I tend to choose him because he plays similiar roles to mine, so I get little bit of extra value by watching this and I can get my own ideas rolling quicker.
As usual, I will write down some important notes that this video taught me, or I liked in particular. There is oftentimes not enough time to plug these thoughts into the video (and I like to keep videos clean, straight-to-the-point) so this will be my platform to share more details. Hope you like it.
Just for the record, this review and analysis was all done Live on stream, which is super fun since I get to interact with you and I get to explain in real time if something is unclear. Feel free to shoot a follow to my Twitch channel so you do not miss upcoming streams and you will have a chance to watch full, unedited version as we go.
It is always important to note down what you learn. Even if you did not learn anything (makes sense? 😅) Sometimes you will stumble across a demo where you watched a lot of obvious reactions, plays, setups...
But just by watching them, you will naturally remember them better for the future references. You will remember how certain players play in case you face them or you will seamlessly come up with a setup for you and your teammate when situation is a little bit chaotic and you need to adapt on the fly.
After every analysis demo, lets try to write down 7-10 points as a key takeaways from the review.
- Always keep in mind who plays your spot on opposition. As long as the player dies / gets flash assits elsewhere, it grants you freedom of rotation, but good teams might abuse this.
- Try to avoid playing default on A site against eco / deagle buy. It is easy for Terrorists to land a one deag there and your position makes it easy to pick up gun, which can be round-changing after all.
- Dust2 CT side can be frustrating because there is oftentimes no possibility of retake. Giving up on a 3v3 round might be tough to pill swallow sometimes but Gambit were not being stubborn about the retakes despite them being 1 round away from win. Good riddance.
- If you happen to play against player on your position who is having clearly an off-game, you can develop a playstyle similar to Ax1Le's here on a demo. After early long take he either rotates away from long to help with another pressured area or he pushes it on timing. There is a good chance that player with bad game will try to stick with pack more to get some trade-frags and regain confidence.
- When flanking enemies (5v5, 5v4, 4v5, 4v4), and you are afraid your flank might be held, try to time your push as enemy team starts the execute. Your teammates should be able to call the hit aswell as you should be hearing nade pins being pulled.
- Gambit's whole CT side long presence was built around 1 long take - smoke longhouse (Hobbit), bounce molotov behind Blue (Ax1Le) and Sh1ro flashes the corner for them from ramp. This is solid long take to have in your playbook as it is not very spawn-dependent and you can pull it off with very little utility.
There are many more details you can use in your own games, feel free to watch the analysis yourself but for more detailed explanations, I will be happy to welcome you on my stream when doing review live.