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Tip #12: Playing Off One Another

Oct 11, 2012 by Jason "FK" Edwards in Tip of the Week | Comments


When watching professional matches you may see people make a crazy move, and at that exact moment you notice someone on the other tape making a nice move. You ask yourself, how did he know that was going to happen? Or you may watch as two players hold it down and win an uphill match against a team with more players alive.

This is done through continuous practice and learning your teammates behaviors. As a team practices and competes with the same players over an extended amount of time, they begin to gel from individual players and into a TEAM.

At any giving time I can look over at my teammates, see their body language, way they are looking around, or how they are holding their gun, and I will know what they are about to do. Feeding off one another becomes natural. Making sequenced moves, or double bunkering someone, or even just crossing up at the same time.

Learning how your teammates play and what their strengths are can be huge factor in winning matches. The field being so wide makes communication hard, the cheering crowd makes noise distorted, and the sneaky moves down the doritos makes yelling some times impossible.

Play beside your teammates, watch when your not playing, play against them, feed off one another, watch videos of your team, explain what goes through your head before each particular move and watch how much better your team as a whole plays.

- FK

Have you been using my tips? Id’ like to know if they’ve helped you, please submit your success story and let me know if I’ve been any help. Thanks!

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