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Aim practice
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Finland Eestu 
Hello mens)) Recently I've been playing some of my best CS and I've managed to climb from level 6 to almost level 9 on Faceit in two weeks. Meanwhile this has been happening I've done way less aim practice (DM, aim_botz, Aim Lab etc...), which is quite surprising consider I've been playing better than never before. The few times I've hopped on to play DM I've gotten absolutely smacked and I struggle maintaining a positive K/D there (not that it really matters, but you get the point). So I wanted to ask you guys what do you think is the reason for this? I can't really find a reason why this is happening, so I have to once again rely on my fellow HLTV users. TL;DR: I suck at DM, but still playing better than ever before in Faceit pugs.
2021-06-11 03:39
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because DM = a bunch of XANTARES wannabes, they’re only good in DM
2021-06-11 03:41
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#3
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Finland Eestu
That's a good point. I still wonder why this is happening, since in the past I used to do really well in DM but now I struggle maintaining a positive K/D even when I feel on point.
2021-06-11 03:42
aim warmup is frankly a bit overrated, i mean 1000 kills in DM is just too much. sometimes if i'm not in the mood, i'll just use the in game 5 min warm up time
2021-06-11 03:41
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#5
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Finland Eestu
I used to be the guy who always warmed up at least an hour before playing any pugs, but now I just go play without warm up or I do a really short one (usually just flicking in aim_botz and/or recoil master). The weird thing is that I am performing better than ever before.
2021-06-11 03:43
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could be that you're tiring yourself out after an hour, losing the focus and reactions etc. like i said, you need to be made of something else if you're warming up for over an hour and still playing on your highest level
2021-06-11 03:45
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#10
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Finland Eestu
That's true. When I did long warmups and aim practices, I tried taking some breaks in-between to refresh my head though. Before I started having some breaks in-between the warm up/games I noticed I performed really bad if I stayed on the PC for multiple hours in a row without any breaks.
2021-06-11 03:48
#4
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China CantBanMe
DM is a lot of reactive shooting, whilst match forces u to think and analyze more and auto-pilot less.
2021-06-11 03:43
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#7
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Finland Eestu
That's a good point actually, never thought about it that way. Now that you mention it, I usually do really well at first, but after a minute or two I instantly lose focus on DM and go on autopilot.
2021-06-11 03:45
I'd say playing a match would be more impactful than spending hours in DM. I usually play like one or two DM rounds to warmup, then go into a match.
2021-06-11 03:44
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#11
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Finland Eestu
I used to play a lot of DM everyday, but now I do it like twice a month or something. I usually just shoots bots or play KZ or something to warm up these days.
2021-06-11 03:50
Imo kz, practicing nades, and recoil control r the best way to warm up cuz they activate ur muscle memory and prepare for in game. Dm and aim prac isn’t actually that good for in game situations
2021-06-11 03:47
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#12
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Finland Eestu
I agree and that's what I've been mostly doing these days. Some days I don't do any warm up at all, but if I do something then that's aim_botz, Recoil Master or KZ (I usually do nade practice after playing). Although I don't necessarily feel really crisp, I still perform a lot better than before.
2021-06-11 03:51
#21
ropz | 
United States Goob
wow intelligent young man right here
2021-06-11 05:40
#13
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United Kingdom MainSlayer
the more i aim train the more i go on auto pillot. finding a balance is hard
2021-06-11 03:58
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#16
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Finland Eestu
From the comments that I've gotten so far, it seems like the best solution would be to either just keep doing what I am doing at the moment or trying to not go on autopilot in DM. Edit: Forgot to add this, but how did you manage to find balance in it?
2021-06-11 05:03
Probably because DM is about pure aim and winning. People will peek anything for a kill and many go into autopilot. In real games you use aim but also your brain and positioning. Your aim is probably good except that you are outplaying your opponents which is something you can't do in DM.
2021-06-11 04:03
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#17
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Finland Eestu
Could be that as well. In in-game situations I tend to rely more on my game sense and utility usage instead of my aim. One thing that I am wondering about is that I used to be very good in DM, but suddenly I struggle there even on a good day.
2021-06-11 05:04
5-15 min warmup on a aim_bots map for me just only to get the muscle memory, tapping, bursting and spray ,pistol for a 100 kills and rifles for the rest of it.. it works well for me rather than wasting so much time for DM
2021-06-11 04:06
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#19
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Finland Eestu
I usually just do aim_botz with an AK and it seems to be good enough for me. If I feel extra motivated I might even hop on Recoil Master to get more used to the M4 and AK spray patterns. :D
2021-06-11 05:05
What is your muscle memory?
2021-06-11 05:44
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40% loss
2021-06-12 10:59
Sometimes its nice to get straight into a game.
2021-06-11 05:05
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#20
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Finland Eestu
Very much true, won't argue with that. :)
2021-06-11 05:06
#22
ropz | 
United States Goob
what did you do before? like did you have a routine or anything
2021-06-11 05:42
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#26
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Finland Eestu
I never really had a strict routine, but I mostly played DM and worked on the things that seemed like they needed practice. Now I just do some really simple and fast warm ups on aim_botz and play KZ for fun.
2021-06-11 05:59
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#36
ropz | 
United States Goob
probably just racked up enough hours and finally got that little bit of enlightenment where everything clicks, you got this king 💪💪 waiting for the faceit level 10 post
2021-06-11 06:37
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#37
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Finland Eestu
Thank you so much for the nice comment mr. Goob, truly heartwarming. :) But I guess after almost 5k hours I have a pretty good idea of the game and I guess I might know some basic aiming skills as well. :D
2021-06-11 06:42
Cuz ZywOo says fuck dm, me go faceit immediately
2021-06-11 05:49
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#27
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Finland Eestu
Although I'd rather play with a little bit of warm up, the fact that he just hops on Faceit games gave me some confidence to do that as well (I used to constantly think about it if I played a pug without warm up).
2021-06-11 06:00
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I only warmup on my recoil and spray control and then AWP long range. Once done I just hop in
2021-06-11 06:03
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#30
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Finland Eestu
I'd say those are the most important things besides getting the muscle memory to work, so seems pretty good to me. Nevertheless if it works for you, then that's all that matters. :)
2021-06-11 06:04
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it actually helps alot, I mean crosshair placement is easy af just need to be fast af boi
2021-06-11 06:11
That's the same for me. I went into a faceit games without any warmup, maybe one go at aimlab to mess around and popped off and went 34-16 against level 10s. I think your just overworking your self
2021-06-11 05:51
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#28
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Finland Eestu
Could be that as well. I rarely have these pop off games, but I'd say I have pretty decent stats most of the time and we are winning games (which is all that really matters to me tbh). Here's my Faceit if you want to check out my stats or some of my past games: faceit.com/en/players/Eestu
2021-06-11 06:02
#31
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United States julianwb
DM is completely different from in game in DM people just running around aimlessly and have weird movement while in game it is easier to predict their movement and angles, i only warm up in DM for about 30 kills and maybe some retake
2021-06-11 06:07
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#32
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Finland Eestu
Good point. I still wonder why Î suddenly perform so much worse in DM though. I used to play really well in DM most of the time and now I can't even win simple advantageous duels, but when I hop into a real game I do just fine (aim wise I mean ^^).
2021-06-11 06:08
The best practice is when you do it all right in live matches. All practice is consistent repetition, so playing well have similar effects as deliberate practice.
2021-06-11 06:14
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#35
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Finland Eestu
Never thought about it that way, but that actually makes a lot of sense! I guess I'll just keep doing what I am doing rn and see how far I can go. :)
2021-06-11 06:18
Confidence
2021-06-12 11:14
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Spain Nepomu
Best practice is matches and pugs, aim training is not as useful
2021-06-12 11:15
Because those forms of aiming do not translate to matches, people don't play like that, plus 80% of aim is using your brain by predicting your enemies position, you lose game sense playing DM. When I was high level in 1.6 I noticed early that DM made me worse.
2021-06-12 11:19
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