Being a professional player requires professional gear. When picking gaming gear, you need to choose something that you are comfortable with, and that fits only you and no one else. The mouse is the most important gear. You need to pick a mouse that has the right shape for you. When clicking on or holding the mouse it needs to feel natural to you. The mouse that Jacob uses is a wireless Logitech 700 3G version. Also, there are lots of different types and variants of mouse pads. Again, it comes to personal preferences, but Jacob uses a clothing mouse pad because it gives resistance to the gliding normal mouse pads provide, which allows for better control. Having the right keyboard is also important and your choice is free as long as it is mechanical. Jacob uses a HyperX FPS Alloy. Choosing a headset can be tricky because you first need to test them out and see which one doesn’t bother after many hours playing in them. Sound isolating headsets are the best choice because the more sound you can isolate from the outside world, the more you can focus in-game.
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Meet your instructor: Jacob “Pimp” Winneche, professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player, former team member of SK-Gaming, Team Liquid, Reason Gaming. Jacob is currently playing as a professional streamer for Team Dignitas and expert analyst at some of the biggest Counter-Strike events in the world.
6. Run-Trough: De_Mirage
Grenades are some of the most underrated items in CSGO for many new players. Knowing where, when and how to use the various grenades is essential to becoming a better Counter-Strike player. Jacob explains everything there is to know about grenades and how to effectively use them.
7. How To Join A Pro Team
Making one step further from being a semi-professional to a professional CSGO player is super difficult and hard. Jacob shares some of his advice and tips that will help you achieve this. This episode covers the essentials on how you can grind your way into a professional team.
9. Play Like Astralis
Watching demos of yourself playing is an important tool you can utilize to learn from your mistakes. In this episode, Jacob shows you a demo of himself playing for the world-famous team Astralis. He talks about how to be self-critical so you can improve your game.