Posted 2nd November 2017 By: Kyle-Tipify Staff
Snipers are the cornerstone of any CS:GO team. Having great power can control the turnout of a game. Are you the lucky player chosen to hold the mighty AWP? Well, lucky is a loose term for that. The AWPer isn’t an easy job. In fact, buying the weapon in-game for a hefty 4,750 payments is already pretty difficult to get around to. So, make sure you have the best aim and a knack for positioning. If you have both of these, then you’re on the way to becoming a beast AWP.
This guide mostly talks about the 3 P’s that makes an AWP an efficient sniper. But first, let’s go into the two styles and AWPer can adapt. The first one is the ‘aggressive peak’ where you literally go in-your-face with enemies to get a kill. But, the last one is the opposite, where you’ll be more passive and be in a more defensive stature. Above all else, you need to choose a playing style that blends well with your team’s plans and yours.
Now, focus on the 3 P’s that if perfected, could make you a good AWPer. Peeking—an important quality of snipers—should not be slow especially on corners where enemies have an advantage overseeing your player model first before you can even aim. Instead, you can stand to peek and then perform a crouch-scope-flick motion. That is a reliable move when AWPing. Finding ways to bait a shot and then finish them off while they’re not paying attention can deliver a quick kill while peeking.
Obviously, a good position leads to a good AWPer. Remember, you need to be strategic about where you place yourself. Will this spot get you kills or will this spot get you killed is a good question to ask yourself when setting up a position? When choosing a position, you also need to think about the highest survival position. With this, you need to make sure in case you do die, your teammates can easily get to your spot and pick up your golden AWP. Remember not to lose the very expensive AWP. Once your enemies get their hands on those bad boys, you’re in trouble.
There are good maps that can be used for practicing AWP needed skills. Should you need to build your reflexes and instincts, community workshops, aim_botz, training_aim_csgo, and aimtraindriving are good for flick and counter-strafing practice. Lastly, practice because playing CS:GO is a skill. It’s not something anyone can learn to do overnight. We need our hand-eye coordination in tandem with good reflex and game instincts.
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When you first start out you’ll be tempted to try to bet as frequently as possible, don’t. Wait for matches with good odds where you or the predictors know the teams. Never force yourself to bet, bet on matches that you are confident in. You may go days or weeks without placing a bet, you’re not in a rush, wait for bets you are comfortable and confident in and profit should follow.
If there’s any uncertainty, don’t place a bet. Save your skins for another day. There will be plenty of other matches that you can bet on.
Betting is always risky, that’s unavoidable. But staying inside a ‘safe zone’ will help cover you off from some really silly bets. When starting out with a low inventory, large bets placed on matches with 80%+ odds aren’t going to return much in general (on lounge, even less due to the inconsistent returns) but you’re still risking a large amount of your inventory for very little.
Equally, odds below 30% sound very, very attractive with huge returns possible. But if you don’t know the teams or all the details, it’s very possible the team doesn’t stand any chance. If you think there might be a chance, reduce the size of the stake or consider an ICB.
Always bet with a percentage of your inventory. Think, what happens if you lose an ‘All in’ bet, do you stop betting for the rest of your life, or just get your wallet out and go again? You may think there’s no risk, however there is always risk. If you’re placing a high bet, stick to an absolute maximum of 20% of your betting inventory.
Always leave enough to bet another day.
If you’re feeling angry or frustrated, your judgement get’s very cloudy. You’ll make a stupid bet and lose. If you just lost a big bet or are on a losing streak, instead of trying to force a bet, you should take a step back, calm down and just take a break, come back refreshed with a fresh mindset.
Betting blind is a purely relying on luck, if the underdog odds are 30%, that definitely doesn’t mean the team has a 30% chance of winning. It just means 30% of the betting community chose that team. A late roster change could mean there’s zero chance for the team to win. Check in with our predictions to help give you some more background on the game.
Use the lounge odds tracker to predict the final odds as the start of the match get’s closer. If the odds are increasing/decreasing for the team you intend to bet on the return may not outweigh the risk anymore. A huge significant switch of odds at the last moment may mean that something shady is going on, mostly in very low tier games, or a sudden announcement, E.g standin may have occurred.
Bookies will put up their odds based on their own expectations, as the bets start coming in they'll tweak the odds to ensure it's still profitable for them. That early stage is key to getting an edge on the bookies.
As soon as you feel like you have to bet again to recoup loses, you’ll feel compelled to make bigger bets with bigger risks. This often starts an endless cycle driving your losses further and further. Instead, after a big loss, take a day off from betting (or a week if was really big). .Keep to the proper bet sizing based on the risk of the match no matter what. You are not in a race to win it back, just take it easy.
Do not blindly follow betting site odds and think that they are correct to the true odds. If a betting site has ‘Team A’ as a heavy favorite, it does not always mean that it’s an easy win for ‘Team A’.
SK beat Na’Vi… Na’Vi beat E-Frag. That means SK can beat E-Frag now, right? No.
There are many factors which contribute to the team winning a match, these factors such as player performance, map selection, strategy and tactics which may not apply to other teams.