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How to fight through a disadvantage in CS:GO

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TRIGGERNOMETRY

Evan writes about FPSes each Monday in Triggernometry (opens in new tab), a mixture of tips, design criticism, and a celebration of virtual marksmanship.

CS:GO isn't a level playing field. Players accumulate money that persists between rounds, cash that's used to buy guns, grenades, and armor. What does a high-level team do when it's mostly broke, but finds itself in a must-win round? I queued up a match from the recent Starseries XI Finals to show how France's Team LDLC keeps its cool in a tough situation.

Evan's a hardcore FPS enthusiast who joined PC Gamer in 2008. After an era spent publishing reviews, news, and cover features, he now oversees editorial operations for PC Gamer worldwide, including setting policy, training, and editing stories written by the wider team. His most-played FPSes are CS:GO, Team Fortress 2, Team Fortress Classic, Rainbow Six Siege, and Arma 2. His first multiplayer FPS was Quake 2, played on serial LAN in his uncle's basement, the ideal conditions for instilling a lifelong fondness for fragging. Evan also leads production of the PC Gaming Show, the annual E3 showcase event dedicated to PC gaming.