Twistzz, one of the vital mechanically gifted CS:GO gamers, thinks there’s nearly no distinction by way of talent between the perfect gamers on this planet and those that have nonetheless but to achieve the very best echelons.
“On the finish of the day, Counter-Strike is about aiming,” Twistzz stated in an interview with Pley.gg at BLAST Premier Fall Remaining on Nov. 22. “It depends rather a lot on mechanics, and when younger gamers are grinding the sport, they clearly catch up fairly quick. I used to really feel earlier than that there was a talent hole between tier-two and tier-one gamers—however probably not anymore. It’s extra on who’s having the higher chief or probably the most expertise.”
Prior to now few years, the distinction by way of uncooked talent between the highest 10 groups on this planet and groups who’re within the high 30 has declined significantly. The aggressive CS:GO scene is filled with on-line and LAN tournaments throughout the complete 12 months, and though plenty of tier-two groups don’t obtain invites for the most important occasions, they’ll nonetheless get recreation time in smaller tournaments.
What Twistzz stated within the interview matches the outcomes at IEM Rio Main, the most recent Valve-sponsored CS:GO occasion. Tier-one groups like FaZe, Natus Vincere, Cloud9, and Vitality obtained knocked out sooner than analysts predicted, whereas darkish horses like MOUZ, FURIA, and Outsiders—who find yourself successful the $1.25 million event—made deep runs.
We’ll see if this sample repeats at BLAST Premier Fall Remaining, an ongoing event that includes S-tier groups similar to FaZe, NAVI, and Staff Liquid along with underdogs like Fluxo.