Play very aggressive and smart at the same time. Also have good communication. Being confident is probably the most important thing.
Good players aren't aggressive; you want to passively control the field. Aggression leads to attempting to make a run by to the next bunker without verifying if a line is there or if you're being counted. Now onto the tips
1. Never gun fight if the other guy gets the lane first, tuck in and start throwing ropes where their next bumper will be. They will run into that lane of paint.
2. Never put your marker down always keep it up, Same goes for your head if running and shooting or going directly to a bunker look sideways not forwards.
3. Communication. Don't shout your lungs out saying s2 is out s2 is out etc. Make efficient call outs for example S2 D1, S2 D1, S2 D1 until you hear your team echo the call out. Also be sure to call out if a position is gone "S2 is gone".
4. When snap shooting or trying to get control of a lane remember if you are only gun fighting on one side of your bunker change your altitude of which you come out making so that their lanes are way off due to the constant changing of the angle they are shooting you from.
5. The most important tip for some one who wants to play on a new team; be organized. Practice 1-2 times a week + ensure every one is doing some form of exercise (our team does crossfit 1-2 times a week together for about 2-3 hours). Also make sure when you practice you are scrimming vs. real teams around your level of play on top of playing as if in a tourney; AKA 2 min to get on the field + swap sides each round. Not doing so or not doing basic things like putting on a barrel plug will make not doing what you need to do an issue that will occur in tournaments (for us we had two players who were like 3 inches off the break bunker wall thing so we got penalties from that). Remember to practice as if you are in a tournament that is what being in a team is all about.
6. Final thoughts: if you have never played in a league/big tournament before start in D5. Most people think D4 and D5 are the same thing D5 is probably bad. D5 tends to be above most fields level including the teams that practice on them. D4 at this time can get ridiculously hard especially for teams with 7 or less players. If you don't start from the bottom you will just lose and never get better. It's better to start in D5 where your team will probably talk trash about them and end up in last place in D4 while you could have at least made it to quarter finals or some high place playing in D5 with serious practice. Rant over don't start in D4 unless you've been playing 7+ years or have competed before. D5 is better to start in by a long shot.
Good Luck Tomorrow
P.S. If you ever need help and will be online for a while you should go to the chat room it usually has a few people in it which can give you some tips and instant help on most things.
Edited by Lt. Blood, 16 November 2013 - 06:04 PM.
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