Learn how to play CS GO

Learn how to play CS GO – Beginners Guide: Lesson 1

There has been a lot of esports coverage on the blog lately. I’ve also been doing a lot of video content around it. I’m really enjoying the community and watching the game as a spectator has really got me interested in CS GO.

So now I want to learn how to play CS GO!

Learn how to play CS GO

But I’m nervous. I don’t like the idea of sucking and then going online in to a multi-player. The online community in some games has, in the past, been pretty scathing toward women. I don’t want to be a woman who sucks (AT THE GAME). So I started googling to find ways to learn to play without throwing myself into the thick of things. Saying that, I have found the CS GO community the most welcoming. 20% of the community is female and that is set to grow to 30% by the end of the year.

I struggled to find helpful tutorials online so I figured I’d make my own!

Convincing local pro esports player, Thulani “LighteR” Sishi (he’s a member of Aperture Gaming – one of the masters teams in the Telkom DGL Masters League – they finished second in the first leg of the competition) to join me, we’ve recorded a beginner’s guide to help you learn how to play CS GO. In it we cover some of the basics like controls and how the game works.

Learn how to play CS GO

There are two sides, the terrorists and counter terrorists. The goal of the game is simple: if you’re a terrorist plant the bomb and get it to go off while if you’re a counter terrorist you’re trying to stop the bomb from going off. Easy enough right? Each team has 5 players. Ideally you want to kill all of the other team to ensure you win (and don’t need to worry about the bomb). You’re able to choose a variety of different maps and layouts to play on. You can also buy various weapons. Every time you win a round you make money allowing you to purchase better weapons to make you more formidable in game.

The controls are simple.

Learn how to play CS GO

W > Forward

A > Left

D > Right

S > Backward

Space Bar > Jump

Mouse click to shoot

You can also use the F keys to change weapons but I do prefer using the scrolling wheel on my mouse.

Learn how to play CS GO

You’ll need to set up a Steam account and download CS GO. Learning to play in an online environment is terrifying so LighteR suggests playing bots to start (check out his Facebook page for configurations to help you learn).

We cover a few more things in our video:

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