FireGamers recently became famous when they beat fnatic in group play of WCG this year on train. They are an up and coming Brazilian team loaded with experience and new talent. Their lineup at WCG was fnx, Fallen, Nakano, Pred, and Bruno. Let’s take a look at some of their tactics on de_inferno versus the Canadian WCG representatives, team DINC.
FireGamers starts off their pistol spread out waiting for pushes. Nakano hops into tower while two of his teammates watch the window push in alt middle and the other two hang back at ramp.
Waiting for pushes spread out like this serves two important functions – it allows them to adapt and have the edge if the opponent plays full out aggressive, and it also means that if the opponent takes any quick peeks window room or mid, they won’t be able to determine where FireGamers is going. By this I mean, when they quick peek alt middle, they will see some players there and they won’t be able to just say “oh, alt middle clear, they must be going B.” This is important because B is where FireGamers is indeed going. After setting up to wait for pushes and deceive any quick peeks, FireGamers groups up at the bottom of Banana. Why does FireGamers decide to go B? Because....