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I was waiting for one of these for some time now. Finally we are heading into alaysis of real GOATs of current CS:GO landscape. Today we are analysing an in-depth monster performance by Sasha the Smasher aka s1mple. He put up insane numbers in StarLadder RMR Tournament for CIS region where he claimed MVP after all. In this matchup, we are watching his 3rd map of BO3 series in Consolidation Final against Team Spirit, so the stakes are high, but as we know this is where s1mple excels. de_inferno it is and away we go.
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.
- CT Pistol round was really cool, go and watch it. Yeah, s1mple hit pretty good shots but the idea behind double HE there is what I like
- Try to time your HE nades for Terrorist climbing up into Window from 2nd mid around 3-5 seconds after you hear molotov in boiler to explode. Usually that is timing in many defaults for Ts to gain control of window room. s1mple used lineup from Long, there are many more lineups from Short aswell. Combo with your teammate might be deadly.
- Getting surprise entry in middle with AWP is very underrated, if you feel like enemy doesn't have AWP you are free to go for it. Especially killing banana player will make life of your B teammates so much easier, because Terrorists just lost valuable set of nades to fight off banana. If enemy has an awp though, you are most likely dead as the duel is heavily favoring T side.
- As long player, even during Apps pop, be very careful of long lurk as he might not only kill you, but cut whole rotation from B. Do not stand in the open when fighting enemies jumping out of Apps, as a long player and you have no mid brackets control.
- Once you are going into a setup anywhere on the map, try to scope with your AWP in a position where opposition can not hear your scope even if they are surprisingly close. It looks very wierd walking with your scope into a setup, but sometimes it is correct play.
- Stop overextending when you are only player on your team with nades (especially smoke). If you die, the round is most likely over, listen to your IGL and offer smoking position that is most crucial in call he made. This is something I see even in pro games uncomfortably often, so props to s1mple for recognizing his value in the round just by having his nades in inventory, while his teammates were out of utility.
- AWP in afterplants as T on de_inferno is OP. It is so powerful that you have probably 50% chance on winning 2v4 round and it does not matter if it is A retake or B retake. Even if you are uncomfortable playing AWP on T side, in afterplants try to always pick it up from dead bodies, it is gamechanging initiative.
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.