How to Not Progress Ever in CS:GO (A Guide of What NOT to Do When Playing CS:GO)


Published 13.07.2019 в 18:00 | Guide rating: 48



My Story

Hello.
My name is mapleyy.
Before passing my guide off as some dumb, nooby information from a Silver 1 that you don't think will help you at all, please take the time to read it.
You may even find some mistakes in this guide that you still make to this day.
Thank you all.
I have been playing CS:GO for roughly 3 years now.
It is probably my favorite game that I have ever played, and it has brought many good times to me and my friends.
However, I do have a problem when it comes to CS:GO.
I have found myself losing hundred of dollars on skins while also making little to no progress at this game.
After roughly 3 years of playing Counter Strike: Global Offensive, I have earned myself the noble ranking of Silver 1, and nothing higher.
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even with my 150+ wins of comp.
I just couldn't understand why I wasn't ranking up.
I couldn't understand why I kept losing my money.
I just could not understand why I was not progressing at the game that I loved so much.
I COULD NOT UNDERSTAND ANYTHING.
I know that I am still not going to be able to make any better choices and I know i will still be stuck in the deep dark depths of Silver 1, so I decided to make a guide to help my fellow players not make the same mistakes I made while playing this amazing game.
Don't follow in my footsteps.
Learn from my mistakes.
Thank you.
Cinque Terre

How NOT to Practice in CS:GO

Let's start off this guide with something that is very, very important if you want to get ANYWHERE in your Counter Strike career.
This was definitely one of my major problems when playing CS:GO even to this day that I regret not doing.
I NEVER PRACTICED Now, I know it might seem rather boring to have to practice before you hope into a fun competitive game, but if you want to win your games, it's a requirement.
Do you think all those Global Elites got to where they were by just luck? Do you think they were just born with the mighty power of players like KennyS and n0thing fueling through their veins? Not a chance.
RULE 1: (EVEN IF IT'S CHEESY) PRACTICE! PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! GET THIS THROUGH YOUR HEAD!! DON'T MAKE THE MISTAKES I MADE.
PRACTICE.
There are many ways in which you can practice in CS:GO.
Here are just a few listed below: Deathmatch Workshop Maps with bots (Aim maps, jump maps, etc.
) Casual Games Valve Community Servers Watch Pro Players / Pro Matches AND SO MUCH MORE! Something else that will greatly increase your chances of being a good player in CS is.
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Playing with friends! By playing games with friends, you can (hopefully) avoid the worries of having to deal with negative teammates, teammates with no mics, teammates that throw, and you may even get some helpful tips along the way if your friends have some experience at the game.
This is something I wasn't able to do that much, as I didn't have many trustworthy friends to play CS:GO with.
I also highly recommend that you make a daily practice routine for yourself that you should follow.
Never just wake up and hop into a competitive game.
I promise you that this is not the way to go about playing CS and you will get nowhere if you play like this.
Even if you've heard it a million times and you are sick of hearing it by now, Practice.
There's a reason why you've heard it a million times.

How NOT to Play Competitive in CS:GO

So, you've decided to start playing Competitive in CS.
You've decided to put your skills to the test and make your mark on the CS:GO world.
Well, let me tell you some stuff about what you shouldn't be doing when you're playing the Competitive game mode in Counter Strike: Global Offensive.
(Don't make the same mistakes that I made, please.
) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BE A GOOD TEAMMATE.
Treat others how you wish to be treated.
You've heard it a million times during your childhood (hopefully).
Now, lets apply that to CS:GO.
Would you want your teammate to team kill you or shoot you right after the round starts? Would you want your teammate to mess around and throw the game? Would YOU want YOUR TEAMMATE to not have a mic, and if they do have a mic, not use it efficiently to help out the team? If you answered No to any of these questions, then please remember this, YOUR TEAM DOESN'T WANT YOU TO DO ANY OF THIS EITHER.
DON'T DO ANYTHING THAT YOU WOULDN'T WANT YOUR TEAMMATE TO DO TO YOU.
This means don't troll during competitive games; don't attack teammates or kill them for no reason; always try to have a mic; never purposely throw games or matches; always try your best.
You will never rank up in CS:GO Competitive if you do any of these constantly, so please do not purposely be a bad teammate just for a laugh.
You won't get anywhere.
Take it seriously.
There is a time and a place for messing around.
Competitive is not the time nor the place.
You wouldn't want to deal with a terrible teammate during your attempts to rank up, So don't be that teammate to someone else.
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: DON'T BE A MEAN TEAMMATE! While it might be tempting to call out another teammate for his terrible aim, this will only negatively affect the game.
Keeping a positive environment for your teammates to thrive is crucial to a good competitive game.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DON'T DEFINE YOURSELF WITH 1 MAP ONLY CS:GO has a large variety of maps to choose from when playing CS:GO.
While most players may immediately flock to Dust II or Mirage and only play those maps (My Major Mistake), this is fatal if you want to get anywhere.
There are more than 1, 2, or 3 Maps in the game! TRY / PLAY THEM ALL! I know it might seem really tempting to just stick to 1 map that you feel that you're really good on, but if you want to progress, don't make my mistake.
Play them all.
This will help you in the long run to develop more game knowledge, more skill, and more tactics that are stored in the back of your head which you can adapt to other maps in the game.
Don't just stick to one or two maps.
It's fatal.
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KNOW YOUR MAP CALLOUTS! Something that really gave me trouble was knowing the names of the different parts of the maps i'm playing on.
THERE'S 2 RUSHING BANANA! AWPER PEAKING HEAVEN! Banana? Heaven?.
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What? It is always important to know your callouts for the maps that you are playing on.
This will make voice communication much easier when playing competitive and it will help you A LOT.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The last tip I will give for when you are playing CS:GO competitive is.
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DON'T EXPECT A RANK UP WHEN JOINING / PLAYING GAMES.
A huge mistake that I made constantly and i've seen many other players make is the following: You're on a long win streak but still no rank up.
You're in the middle of a game, and it's going great.
The score is 13-7.
You're saying to yourself, I got this.
I'm gonna rank up after this.
Then, out of nowhere, the other team comes back.
you just lost the game.
What happened here? Well chances are, you got cocky.
You thought, I GOT THIS! I'M GONNA GET THE RANK UP! I DON'T NEED TO TRY AS HARD ANYMORE, WE CLEARLY GOT THIS.
THIS IS FATAL.
You should ALWAYS try your hardest, even if the score is 15-0.
Never think that you "got it" and NEVER think that you can start throwing rounds because you "know you're going to win".
You don't know, and that could easily kill your chances of ranking up.
Never get cocky while playing competitive.

How NOT to Maintain a Rank After Ranking Up

YOU DID IT! YOU RANKED UP! That's great! Well done.
Now all you have to do, is worry about maintaining that rank and not losing it Are you a little worried now? Don't worry, it's a common thing to be afraid of deranking.
To avoid the scare of losing that precious Silver 2 and falling into the deep dark depths of the hellhole known as Silver 1, take these tips that I wish I would've known before playing CS:GO and use them affectively.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here are some major points to remember after you rank up: Don't get cocky with your new rank.
Still try just as hard as you did to earn it.
Do NOT throw games.
Your new rank brings new responsibilities.
Try your best to not lose any games, ESPECIALLY in a stupid way.
Don't let teammates get you down.
Just because you not be doing great this game, doesn't mean you have to just give up.
Show em who's boss.
MAKE SURE to watch your win / loss ratios and see how you've been doing.
You must be careful to not get too many loss's in a row.
Try your best in every game you play.
Your rank is not only judged by the wins/loss's of the games you play, but also by kills, deaths, mvps, scores, etc.

How NOT to Buy / Sell / Get Skins in CS:GO

So, you're starting to take this game seriously.
You're starting to buy skins.
Oh.
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jeez.
This one hits home for me.
i have lost hundreds of dollars by making dumb decisions and i have lost many skins.
I'm gonna give you some tips that I BEG that you use when buying and selling your skins in CS.
If I knew these tips when I first started buying skins, then it could've saved me lots of money.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- IF YOU'RE GONNA TAKE ONE THING OUT OF THIS.
MAKE SURE IT'S THIS TIP: NEVER BUY A SKIN ON THE COMMUNITY MARKET, THEN SELL IT BACK RIGHT AFTER.
This will literally EAT your money.
You will not get the same amount of money that you payed buying the item when you sell it on the community market.
This will eat your money.
If you buy a knife off of the community market and you decide you don't like it anymore and want a different one, please do not sell it back into the community market.
I have lost so much money from doing this.
I can't tell you how many times i've gotten a Steam gift card, bought stuff, decided I didn't like it and sold it to buy new stuff, and kept repeating this until I had no money and no skins.
This is a terrible thing to do.
Please don't make the same mistake I did.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DON'T OPEN CASES.
DON'T.
A terrible thing that I see too many people do, is see that somebody got a crazy expensive knife from a case, and then go and try to open it themselves.
Chances are.
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You will end up with all blue skins and you're gonna be a sad camper.
Cases have such an unbelievably low chance of giving you rare items.
Please don't waste 70 dollars on keys just to end up losing it all and getting nothing.
Instead of doing this, take the money that you have, and spend it on the skins you want.
Don't take the chance because you will most likely lose it all.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BE CAREFUL FOR SCAMMERS This should be a pretty basic tip.
Here is a video you can watch that will help you know if you might be getting scammed and how to prevent it: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The last tip I can give is.
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ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE SOURCE OF WHERE YOU ARE GETTING YOU'RE ITEMS IS TRUSTWORTHY.
Make sure that you are always buying your items from trustworthy sites and make sure that everyone you trade with is a trustworthy trader.
This means: Make sure all sites you get items from are connected with Valve.
Make sure all traders you trade with have good rep (+rep) and that they are trustworthy people.
Never give your Steam Account Info (Log In) to fishy sites that don't seem right.
Also, if you are unsure about the safeness of trading with a player, you can check their profile on steamrep.
com to find more information about that person.
You always want to be on the lookout for people who are trying to mess with you or your account.
Trust me, you will not regret it.

Final Remarks

If you made it this far, I thank you for reading my guide.
I know it might not be the best thing out there, but I really just wanted to give people some of my knowledge to try to make sure they avoid the mistakes that I made in my CS:GO career.
I wish all of you the best of luck in your Counter Strike: Global Offensive adventures, and I would love to hear if anything in this guide helped you out in the slightest by commenting down below.
Thank you for everything guys.
Best Wishes, mapleyy Cinque Terre