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5 Tips for silvers.
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
I recently reached GN2 after two agonising years of grinding through silver solo-matchmaking. Here are some of the tips and tricks that helped me improve the most and elevate my game to reach higher ranks. 1: Watch pro matches / online CS:GO content. Watching pro matches both inspires you to play MORE and also is a great way to learn angles and nades! Best general example of an online csgo content creator is probably NadeKing, due to his emphasis on tips that anyone can do. I personally like watching Elmapuddy and TDM_Heyzeus, but they put emphasis on professional strategies which aren't relevant to Silver matchmaking. 2: Practice with bots It may sound silly, but it's the best way to simulate playing and practice (also if you get frustrated you can just disconnect without consequences). It's not a great way to learn maps, since usually the bots are so predictable you will have a super easy time knowing where they appear, but what it is good at is teaching you the gun mechanics. Make sure to regularly rotate using the AWP/M4A4/AK-47 and PISTOLS!!!! when i boot up a local server with bots these are the commands i like to throw in: bot_defer_to_human_goals 0 bot_difficulty 4 mp_overtime_enable 1 mp_team_timeout_max 4 mp_restartgame 60 (because the pistol round in bot matches always starts with a rush mid, like a knife round, restarting the match means that the pistol round will be more dynamic and natural) 3: Small crosshair This sounds like a miracle lifehack, but it actually really helps you aim better. After watching alot of pro-csgo I copied the crosshairs that pros used, but as soon as i switched to a smaller crosshair, I found myself hitting WAY more headshots, and really help me stay aware of my aim. an easy way to minimise the difference to your current crosshair configuration is just to use "cl_crosshairsize 2" or whatever, but my crosshair is: cl_crosshaircolor "5" cl_crosshairstyle "4" cl_crosshairgap "-3" cl_crosshairsize "2" cl_crosshairdot "1" 4: Don't take the games too seriously / focus on yourself Playing with silvers is always chaotic, there will typically be one or two incompetent teammates that play like they literally bought the game 10 minutes ago, and a win is never guaranteed. So instead of playing to win the map, focus instead of learning to win your engagements and reading the enemies next decision, but more importantly also have fun playing. Its really appealing when you're entering a match to become really invested in the team and the win, but in Silver MM its just not worth it. I'd even just instantly do "voice_enable 0" and leave my mic off, and just focus each round on staying alive, making important kills, using the utility to my advantage and clutching. Once you become better and rank up, the team-play elements, like site executions and round-for-round strategies, will become both more purposeful and more relevant, and you'll learn them (or, once you've ranked up to GN1 you can just ditch MM and start playing Faceit or ESEA, that'll help you play in a constructed team alot more, and they are also the best pathways to becoming a pro player.). 5: Stay composed. Valve said it best themselves: "Hey, sometimes your opponent is just having a really good day." Getting angry that an enemy is having a good game is sadly, hard to control. Being aware of the greater perspective, like knowing that valve's ELO system is quite flawed and will often pit you up against way more skilled players despite them being in your rank, and also players in widely differing skill-groups lobbied together. Try to remain calm, and when you die in mid for the 8th round in a row by the same sniper who's bullying you in Russian in the chat, just close your eyes and take a deep breath, think about how you can f.ex. use utility to not give him the chance to kill you again, or to flush him out of the camping spot. Good luck gamers!
2020-02-19 18:00
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#1
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Brazil CringeGuy 
CS Bible
2020-02-19 18:01
#2
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Croatia feelsbadmane 
wtf this actually made me worse now i unranked now((
2020-02-19 18:02
#9
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
you cant save everybody
2020-02-19 18:06
#3
Frankie | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
6) n1ca
2020-02-19 18:03
#14
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
yes mens ;)
2020-02-19 18:09
#4
kennyS | 
Turkey SkySea 
Those are good & basic tips for beginners apart from faceit. Gold nova 1 cant play on faceit
2020-02-19 18:04
#7
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
i first tried playing in faceit when i was silver 2 lmaoo
2020-02-19 18:06
#21
kennyS | 
Turkey SkySea 
Ol ol l
2020-02-19 18:11
#89
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Canada SparklMastr 
started faceit at silver 1 now i am hardstuck in 500 elo
2020-02-20 20:54
You should ony play on faceit once you reach LE or LEM.
2020-02-19 18:06
#22
kennyS | 
Turkey SkySea 
İ tried to play it on gn3 and it wasnt a nice experience
2020-02-19 18:12
Tbh low level faceit isn't any better than MM. There seems to be just as many hackers or just as much toxicity.
2020-02-19 18:14
#30
kennyS | 
Turkey SkySea 
Toxicity is at high level
2020-02-19 18:14
Meh, it's everywhere really.
2020-02-19 18:15
#50
DaZeD | 
Turkey qubeKs 
I’ve met with less toxic people on mm more than i did in faceit.
2020-02-19 18:47
#52
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Israel GrandpaZ 
Utter bullshit. Played vs LEM's that were pure garbage and some mge/dmg that were gods....ranking nowdays means jackshit.
2020-02-19 18:51
#90
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Canada SparklMastr 
I think it's less about being "good enough" to play and being good enough so that you'll get to the rank you "deserve" instead of being hardstuck in low elo.
2020-02-20 20:55
1 tip for below fplc players. get good nubs
2020-02-19 18:04
#6
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United States NA_KEKW 
You forgot to tell them to use the P90 and Rush B every round
2020-02-19 18:04
#10
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Norway at0mic_cs 
Too bored to read wanna boost me to LEM
2020-02-19 18:07
#16
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
if you paypal me like $100 yeah
2020-02-19 18:10
#37
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Norway at0mic_cs 
Haha I am ready is lem
2020-02-19 18:16
#44
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
damn no money for me, guess i'll have to eat leather shoes for another month.
2020-02-19 18:21
#48
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Norway at0mic_cs 
Oh no mens(((( I just ate caviar and fish at luxury restaurant mens(((
2020-02-19 18:29
Wow men)
2020-02-19 18:07
#12
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Brazil gsraposo 
also, don't call others 'hackers'. You're literally in the lowest skill group wich means you suck. So there's a lot to learn, things you may not know existed, that's why you think the enemies are cheating, because they can do things you can't yet. I'm tired of playing in lower rankings and ppl call me cheat using an argument like "you only headshot". Instead, try understanding what happened.
2020-02-19 18:07
#23
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
this easily falls into the "dont take it too seriously" and "stay calm" categories. yeah throwing "hacker" around is pretty common but i think its more down to inexperience and lack of mechanical understanding, or "gamesense"
2020-02-19 18:12
#13
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Finland dNq_2020 
i have one tip for you thats tip of my cock actually have two fuck off
2020-02-19 18:09
#18
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
flag checks out
2020-02-19 18:10
#27
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Finland dNq_2020 
talk rather about your own country everytime swede opens mouth sound like its gay paradise out there fuck off
2020-02-19 18:13
#32
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
flag still checks out
2020-02-19 18:14
#58
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Finland dNq_2020 
fine you can still fuck the fuck off and take some knowledge from tip of my dick
2020-02-19 19:39
thanks im out of silver now
2020-02-19 18:10
#17
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
ur welcome, ill take my payment now pls
2020-02-19 18:10
tell me ur credit card # so i can sent it
2020-02-19 18:10
#29
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
number: 4012 4209 5797 7701 date: 12/24 security code: 079
2020-02-19 18:14
thanks i sent u -$100000
2020-02-19 18:15
#43
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
omg thaanks <3
2020-02-19 18:20
#20
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United States TrashPanda 
Most silvers just solely don’t practice enough.
2020-02-19 18:11
#25
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
ofcourse, this is meant for players in Silver who do really wanna improve, the sea of silver matchmaking is hard to traverse.
2020-02-19 18:12
this thread is good evidence for why it took you so long to get gn2..
2020-02-19 18:12
#26
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
ok then :'(
2020-02-19 18:13
there are many better workshop maps and community servers for improving rather than playing vs bots mens
2020-02-19 22:59
#31
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Europe MaHoTei 
ok as a ge ill add more and nr 4 is a bad tip its a bad mentality to play for fun it will hinder your ability to be self critical and improve also to add ffa dms and retakes help a ton and watching pro player vods not matches help a ton
2020-02-19 18:14
#39
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
yeah dm's are kinda a no-brainer way to improve your aim. i personally think retake servers don't help any more then just playing matches and landing in a natural retake situation, but any hour spent playing will ofcourse improve your skill. regarding no. 4: I'm not really trying to say that you shouldn't reflect on your own game, I mean "play for fun" as in you should enjoy trying to get better and using logic and problem solving to improve your skill. also :pray: i become GE someday
2020-02-19 18:18
#51
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Europe MaHoTei 
i mean its not that hard i became ge with only 1k hours i have 5k between accounts now tho one thing thats needs to be stressed is you need to play alot and everyday and everyday dms and aimbotz for aim key word is everyday or else it will be just you know no improvement tbh
2020-02-19 18:49
#54
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
yeah rtge is a fucking committment, i have friends who sat in smfc or ge and they told me alot about it
2020-02-19 19:25
i smell reddit copypasta
2020-02-19 18:15
#40
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
sadly no, i just spent like 20 mins writing this haha
2020-02-19 18:18
1 and 2 are legit , 3 is horseshit , 4 and 5 are half-true. the best advice i can give you is: 1) Dont be overly passive, dont play for KD, dont be afraid to go in first and die to get traded, pay attention to when your teammate rushes to make a trade. 2) AIM UP! you wont realize it but you're aiming at useless stuff or the floor too often. 3) DONT AIM THROUGH WALLS, 99% of the time it's EXTREMELY detrumental, you dont want to aim at where your enemy will be through the wall, you want to place your crosshair at the edge of the wall where the enemy will pop up at peek , and even then, dont stick it right next to the edge of the wall, leave some room because the enemy will fly across your crosshair. 4) Please watch what you do with nades. 5) Dont be afraid to voice yourself, while you should try to keep your comms as fluent and efficient (say a lot in very few and short words) as possible, do not be afraid to call something that seems obvious to you, or if you see a teammate struggling dont be afraid to call for him or back him up. 6) DONT TAP WHILE CROUCHED. 7) If you're gonna spray please learn the recoil patterns. Been playing cs since 1.3 , 2002 (5 y.o). Never took MM seriously, yet i was mostly LEM since like 5 years ago. Faceit i love much more but i only play free and not that often, that's why im only lvl 4 atm. Im not playing that much because im with a trashy pc now (athlon 250, hd 6450, 17-20fps). Just built a pc for my old man and i'll be getting back a bit in the game. The scene has certainly been trash this past year. If you need help hit me up pimpim, i love helping a little cat from time to time.
2020-02-19 18:37
#53
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Brazil gsraposo 
+1 8) watch for you respawn everytime, if you have a good spawn, try to make a play and get an opening kill. If you don't have a good spawn, don't go for stupid picks, because enemies will be there first, specially when they have an AWP. 9) Play smart for the win, not for kills specially when you have the number advantage like, 2v1, 3v1. Don't give enemy chance to clutch. Use positions there are unusual. If they have to cross to plant/defuse the bomb, you don't need to be watching exactly where he will appear, instead, hide and aim where he is going to cross, so you catch him running, on the side. 10) don't peek more than twice from the same angle, I usually see ppl trying to get a kill when they don't need. Like when they miss an AWP shot, once, twice, and they keep peeking from the same position. You'll probably die and give away your advantage. 11) When the enemy awper miss a shot, use this opportunity to advance, he won't be able to shot again for some time, so don't be scared to close distance and try to kill him. And if he is hiding, hold for his repeek, place your crosshair where he was and try to kill him, instead of being scared because 1 or 2 teammates died. If you just hide, you give him the oportunity to change position or aim again and get more kills.
2020-02-19 18:53
#56
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
this is amazing advice and i definently agree that these things are important....... after you rank out of silver im sure you haven't played actual solo silver mm for ages but all this advice pretty much flies out the window once 3/4 of your teammates are literally just loud russian childeren who play cs like its cod mw2 online.
2020-02-19 19:29
My first rank was silver 1 , i had internet from a Mexican company that would die all the time mid match and take hours to comeback, company was called Telmex. It took me bunch of 7 day bans to get a rank, and i also got called cheater all the time. Solo queued in U.S American servers for 1 year from silver 1 to LEM , joined GO in may 2014 , by july the company upgraded my internet and gave me a new router and internet no longer got cut off but still routed through NA because its a mexican company, so i had to stick to playing with U.S monkeys for a little over a year 178ms every match, couldn't even try ESEA due ping limits. So i know how it is to play with silvers, it is true that these stuff dont make much diffence so long as you have decent aim and movement, which im guessing you dont. The reason why you still wanna do this is because you want to take good habits, you think you'll be able to play properly after you rankup but you can't , you have to develop good habits early. Still good luck little meerkat, hope you can make it to pro!
2020-02-19 19:37
your team isn't as relevant as how you really play, you can carry yourself out of silver no matter how loud or bad your teammates are
2020-02-19 23:13
#36
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Finland masa033 
How did you stay two years in silver?? When i first started playing i ranked instantly to gn and i have never been in silver...
2020-02-19 18:15
#41
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
man, some players have it easy, others dont also the first like, 16 months i played suuuper inconsistently because of school, it wasnt until like 5 or 6 months ago i started really hardcore playing to rank up.
2020-02-19 18:20
Had you ever played any fps games before CSGO?
2020-02-19 18:23
#55
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
not really i played some pubg for like a year but never really seriously but in 2017 i really fell in love with cs and ive been hooked since.
2020-02-19 19:26
#38
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United States fart_lmao 
fart lmao
2020-02-19 18:17
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United States bxteme 
+1
2020-02-19 23:14
+1
2020-02-20 19:06
thanks for these advices although i will never use those. i just play for fun & kill times now, don't care about rank anymore
2020-02-19 18:20
#45
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
thats a valid choice man, players like you stay in silver, so its no problem.
2020-02-19 18:23
#47
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Albania jigglepeek 
people are in silver because they cant hit shit not because they dont know any nades, dont watch pro games or taking the game serious.
2020-02-19 18:25
#60
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Poland Adisky 
tryhards
2020-02-19 23:01
Imagine being silver in 2020
2020-02-19 23:08
imagine mm in 2020
2020-02-20 19:06
agreed
2020-02-20 23:02
I don't think anyone on this site is actually silver. Would be surprised tho
2020-02-19 23:10
None of this is good except last 2, keeping composed, relaxing, practising constantly. You don't need to watch pro demos, but nade videos can be helpful. Prefire corners etc. With enough practice its ez
2020-02-19 23:12
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United States bxteme 
Another tip - cs is not an aim game Do not act like Rambo while playing; it only works 1/20 games
2020-02-19 23:16
how can you actually still be silver after the game is out for so many years now??
2020-02-19 23:20
#78
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
didn't start playing until 2017
2020-02-20 18:58
me2 im still global and faceit lvl8 like wut
2020-02-20 21:03
#68
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Portugal xxxruixxx 
Two years in Silver ranks? Lol... My first rank was GN1 and I had never played any previous CS version before... (i did grind DM and casuals for a month before playing my first MM game though)
2020-02-19 23:23
#69
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Reunion FakeFrenchie 
Just aim LOOOOOOOOOOOOL
2020-02-19 23:24
just pick 1 map, learn the flashes and train aim global in no time.
2020-02-19 23:28
#77
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
wow thanks i just ranked up to global after following your advice
2020-02-20 18:58
#71
Germany G3er 
2 - commands you left out mp_teammates_are_enemies 1 sv_infinity_ammo 1 bind (key you want) noclip the first one will make the bots agressive towards ct's and t's second one pretty self explanatory third one will make it so you can go superman speed anywhere, like if you were watching the game with the camera, that helps with finding bots to kill 3 - You can use a custom map to choose between any type of crosshair, most pro's crosshair styles are in there and you can adjust it by yourself the map is called ' crashz' Crosshair Generator v3 ' 4 - this is huge because bad players usually stay bad because of their mental struggle, i used to sort of shake whenever i joined a match, to combat this simply play alot of casuals or dm's till you're comfortable with yourself and stop choking, i also noticed i used to spray alot like a maniac whenever i saw the enemy, calm and centered burst fire to the head is always the best way to kill.
2020-02-19 23:28
#76
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
thanks for the extra tips! Love it!!!
2020-02-20 18:57
#72
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Norway LeTankT34 
all on hltv global elite and faceit 10
2020-02-19 23:29
#73
Germany G3er 
thing is, i don't think many silvers even know hltv exists
2020-02-19 23:33
From my experience, buying a proper Gaming Pc and a 75hz Monitor already helped me a lot to improve. I played CS on an old Laptop back in the day with 30fps. I stucked in Silver4 and even dropped to Silver 3 one time. After i upgraded my hole setup, I was improving really fast and grinded everyday for 2h. I Soloqued up to LE and even Supreme at some point. Nowadays I only have the time time play CS on a weekend for some time with friends and the lack of skill really pushes me to quit CS. Its like University: You get what you work for. The more you're working on cs, the better you get
2020-02-19 23:35
#75
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Germany NotaryITW 
Just played a bunch of silver games. They are so slow in their head :D They are always just waiting and standing in a corner withot any initiative^^ And ofc. garbage Aim, but Idc, their playstyle is just so annoying...
2020-02-19 23:37
#80
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
well, its because they don't really have a "play-style" they probably have seen some streamers play and then just try and do the same, then get frustrated when they aren't immediately gods at the game.
2020-02-20 19:00
#86
Law | 
Germany NotaryITW 
What streamers are you talking about? ^^ I know no streamer that just waits on stairs for 30 seconds in the afterplant as ct lmao
2020-02-20 20:45
#79
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Luxembourg Hargreaves 
There's no such thing as a good day. We are either bad or good.
2020-02-20 18:59
#81
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
that's definitely a philosophy one could argue
2020-02-20 19:00
lol i suck at this game and it took me like 2 weeks to rank out of silver when i got good fps if you need tips to get out of silver im not sure this game is for you
2020-02-20 19:44
#87
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Croatia Aleksibest 
YOU SAID AWP BEFORE AK FUCK YOU AWP NO SKILL GAY
2020-02-20 20:46
low ranks usually use high sensivity, please decrease your own.
2020-02-20 20:48
#92
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France RAINIZK 
not going to lie it took me 10 games to get a higher rank then you and those were just my placements but your tips a still good
2020-02-20 21:08
#93
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Europe twitchy_ 
If you're on silver for more than 1 day, you should uninstall the game and delete profile on hltv my mens(((( Beta silver players are not allowed on this premium alpha forum for globals.
2020-02-20 21:12
#94
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Other khorkalba 
I have a better two step plan: 1. P90 your way from Silver to MGE 2. AWP / Krieg your way from MGE to Global Elite No point in learning any skills or mastering difficult weapons when Valve have deliberately put weapons in the game to make it easier for noobs.
2020-02-20 21:32
#96
s1mple | 
Croatia Tomo258 
well 2 years to get gn …. after that time just stop looking at rank and play ONLY FOR FUN
2020-02-20 23:05
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