How to create a superteam(ish)

Gijs Verhoeff
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Welcome to our tutorial on how to build your very own Counter-Strike superteam. You might never use this information, but if you happen to be the owner of a major esports organisation, then pay attention.

There's a few things you need for a successful superteam. One of them is the cornerstone of your entire squad and should be the first person you go looking for. You must listen to him unless he's makes bad decisions of course, then you shouldn't. Wait what were we talking about? Oh that's right, your IGL.

A good IGL is very hard to find, and usually very expensive as well. Luckily for you, here at TL;DR we're basically the CS:GO equivalent of those people you see on TLC who have a cupboard for coupons. Ideally, you'd go for someone who's a free agent, and that doesn't happen often to IGL's, so get em while you can. We did some digging for you already, so here's our recommendations:

  • 🇳🇱 ChrisJ: Because, well, duh. Need I remind napz is the one writing this piece. Anyhow, although Chris wasn't born an IGL, he sure showed that he can be one, and a successful one at that. Years of experience, leading an international top team, molded by one of the greatest tactical minds of our era - LMBT of course, who's basically the Sun Tzu of CS - there's not much that can go wrong.
  • 🇩🇰 MSL: No, aizyesque did not just take over writing for this one. Although he is controversial, and his leadership has been doubted before, he is free right now. And nothing beats free*.* If you can stop him from taking over the AWP you're basically set.

Next on the list is your second most important piece yet; the AWPer. The one man with the big green gun has fallen out of fashion a little bit as of late, but none the less he can still be a big part of your success. So, who do you pick?

  • 🇫🇷 KennyS: Like you saw above, he's just been cut. **Even though this guy is part of the old guard, and hasn't been terribly great as of late, he's still undeniably one of the best AWPers out there. Only real drawback? His pricetag.
  • 🇹🇷 woxic: We know, we know, ping issues galore with this guy, and not to mention the possible visa issues. But, he is flashy. And if you're going to pick up a dedicated AWPer, there's really no one who does it better than woxic. Plus he played for mousesports so that's a win.

Alright! You're all set! Get ready to pop some heads and cash in some major tournament money! Wait what? You're supposed to have five players? Ugh, fine. I guess we'll get some riflers, here are three that stand out:

  • 🇧🇷 fer: If you can get him to move from Brazil, fer is your man. A solid and strong rifler, and one of the major impact players there was on MIBR. And, once again, free.
  • 🇫🇷  KioShiMa: He's not always been impactful, but he doesn't need to be. Someone needs to play the smart game, throwing flashes and hanging on the fish hook, like a delicious little worm. If you use him right, he won't be a problème.
  • 🇱🇹  EspiranTo: Bet you forgot about this guy, huh? Yeah well, not so long ago, he was one of the top contenders of his region, closely behind huNter and nexa. And look where they are now. This is a player who knows how to win, no matter how hard it is.

And the thing is, there are many many more players that we could put in here, but you did sign up for the TL;DR after all. That being said, some honourable mentions include NaToSaphiX, byali, Calyx, MICHU, oBo, and Don Haci. You might say most of those are better than the players listed above, but this is our newsletter so we're allowed a little personal bias every now and then. Sue us (please don't).

March 7, 2021

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