When Jacob Winneche was 12 years old, his cousin introduced him to the game of Counter-Strike and immediately got addicted to the game that later on would be his entire life. The first 4 years of playing Counter-Strike was all about having fun for Jacob, but when he started realizing that he was better than the majority of the players he was playing against, his friends started recommending him to play for a team. Jacobs gaming name “PIMP” comes from one of the social clubs when he and his friends tried to take the computer room from the older kids. The older kids called them little pimps and after that Jacob decided to call himself “PIMP”. Besides placing in the top of the biggest tournaments and been considered as one of the best players in the world, PIMP’s biggest achievement was being able to make it and live out the dream as a professional Counter-Strike player. PIMP’s professional career was also bogged down by a lot of failures. However, experience has thought him not to give up. He used the frustration and disappointment as fuel and motivation to train harder and get better. When PIMP started using all his time on playing Counter-Strike when he was younger and living at his parents, they were a little concerned. Counter-Strike and eSport weren’t big or known at the time, but his parents were more supportive when they found out how passionate PIMP was about the game and that he could make a living off of it. It was the same with his friends. He needed to show them and make them understand how cool Counter-Strike is.
Lesson PlanAll the episodes you’ll ever need
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.