In eight years of Counter-Strike, I've seen and played with some of the best players in the world. Some say it's their aim or extensive game knowledge, even their movement that makes them the best; but often they overlook one of the most important factors in a match, communication.
World class players like Kyle "KSharp" Miller and Tyler "Storm" Wood are known for their amazing aim and incredible reflexes, but are they as useful to their team as the scoreboard says they are? Would they be more valuable if they were louder and more talkative like Griffin "shaGuar" Benger or Matt "Warden" Dickens? Some of the best players in the country slack in a category few of them even recognize.
Communication is more than the definition of the word; it's the foundation of teamwork. In order to form teamwork, you must know your teammates and understand the way they think. There is no better way to do this than to be told exactly what your teammates are doing and thinking at all times. As time goes on, you'll know what they're thinking and doing before they do.
Effective communication is the means in which to give maximum information in the least amount of words. Everyone has been on a team with someone who didn't talk enough or someone who just didn't know when to shut up; So how do you know what to say and when to just keep things to yourself? It's quite simple, really. Just ask yourself, "Will this information make this round easier for my team?" If the answer is yes, say it in as few words as possible.
From CAL-Open to CAL-Invite, I have provided guidelines to promote and force communication and successful teamwork for my teams such as Confederacy and Interstate 95. Below are a set of guidelines every team should use to establish effective communication.
" [The Basics] -
- If you need help, SAY IT!
- If your setups or strategies aren't working, discuss while you're dead what needs to be corrected.
- When throwing any type of grenade (HE Grenade, Flashbang...