Communication is the key to the success of any team. Remember, it
isn’t just constant talking and rambling that’s going to get you a W.
We’ve all had that teammate who would SCREAM that his site is being
rushed, then STOP speaking completely. You quickly rush to rotate to
their site, only to find out it was a fake with your own eyes.
Speaking to your teammates constantly is only effective if you’re
giving them useful information. This information should indirectly
tell them what their next move is. Should they hold for the fake?
Should they rotate to your site, rushing with their knives out? You
won’t always be able to make these decisions for your teammates, but
you can give them enough information that they can make an educated
It’s all about communicating effectively; giving the maximum amount of
information with the least amount of effort. You can read in detail
about communication in my article, Communication: The foundation of
teamwork. Although anyone can read an article, how can you apply it to
your current team in scrims and your upcoming matches?
In this article, I’m going to give some of the finer points of
communication, and how you can apply it to your current practice
routine. On larger maps like de_forge and de_ inferno, the team who
communicates the best always comes out on top – It’s simple. If you
can always have the site they are attacking stacked with 3-4
Counter-Terrorists, the odds are always going to be in your favor. If
you always manage to be in the middle of a rotation when they are
executing on the opposite site, your communication is weak and some
very minor tweaks can definitely make the difference. Below is a trick that several professional level teams have used to improve communication and eliminite error.