In this episode, NBK details the general concept of what it means to be a support player in Counter-Strike. The supportive player is the one who holds the team together and doesn’t necessarily have the same purpose every round. Being a great support player includes making space for your teammates, setting them up for success, taking the initiative, drawing the attention of the enemy team. This position is similar to being a swiss army knife. Having a great understanding of every situation is crucial, and knowing how to react correctly in each scenario will define whether you succeed or not. NBK’s natural development in Counter-Strike led him to this role, and it fits with his personality.
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1. NBK INTRODUCTION
Welcome to NBK's GamerzClass! Nathan "NBK" Schmitt has been working in esports for more than ten years and has been playing competitive Counter-Strike since the age of 14. In this 35 episode coaching masterpiece, you will learn the philosophy of the supportive/lurker position and how to be proactive to come out on top in every situation.
2. PHILOSOPHY OF A SUPPORT PLAYER
Being a great support player includes making space for your teammates, setting them up for success, taking the initiative, drawing the attention of the enemy team. In this episode, NBK details the general concept of what it means to be a support player in Counter-Strike.
7. MIRAGE A SITE
On Mirage, playing as a lurker will usually mean that you have to act at the very beginning of the round because that's when you will have the most impact. In this episode, Nathan "NBK" Schmitt goes in-depth into the lurker role on A-site: Mirage when playing on the terrorist side.
11. OVERPASS UNDERGROUND
Changing the angle you peak while rushing straight into underground will give you a significant advantage as the enemy awp´er will have to get out quite a lot to have a wide-open view. In this episode, NBK goes over the mindset, mind-games, and the utility you can use on Overpass Underground.
14. ANALYSIS OF DUST 2 LONG
In this episode, NBK analyses some rounds from another game versus Team Spirit, but this time on Dust II. Paying attention to details is very important in Counter-Strike. Shooting through walls or doors and noticing blood behind means somebody was there previously.
17. EXERCISE ON T POSITIONS
The keys to becoming a better lurker and support player are communication, selfless-ness, and information. Going into every round, you should try to have an idea of what you want to do and stick to it. Then, once you have that in your mind, let everybody know what it is so that they can adjust accordingly.
21. INFERNO PIT
There are many angles and positions the Pit player can adopt, but the most important thing is never to play alone, and always try to bait the enemy in a crossfire. The terrorists are at a disadvantage when they have to cover multiple angles and if they don't know where to peak.
26. ANALYSIS OF VERTIGO MID
In this demo, NBK also shows you once again how changing your tendencies and implementing variation can easily win you rounds here and there. By playing the first few rounds passively, it means that when he decides to push forward and be aggro, he takes the enemy by surprise and easily wins the round.
28. ANALYSIS OF OVERPASS A SITE
In this episode, NBK explains several rounds from their match against Astralis on Overpass and how he made the most out of it while playing A. Finding the perfect balance between playing aggressive, fishing for information, being annoying, and using utility to delay the enemy is crucial to being a great player on Overpass.
30. ANALYSIS OF DUST2 B SITE
It’s important to give directions, and once you go down a path, you should follow it through entirely. In this first round, NBK shows how indecisiveness costs them the site, but luckily not the round. In this episode, NBK goes through the principles explained in the previous episode.
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