CSGO Best Grenade Training Maps
Map Name: Training maps (Smoke, Molotov, Flash) by Dolnma
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Map Creator: Dolnma
Want to learn grenade lineups?
This is the perfect map to practice every grenade lineup, whether it is smoke, flash or molly.
Utility usage (grenade usage) are extremely important to win in CSGO. Take for example Astralis, the best CSGO team of all time that has won over 4 majors. Most of their success is from their teamwork and utility usage. They have shifted the CSGO meta by simply using utility differently.
Why is utility so powerful?
When you have 2 teams stacked up against eachother, each team has talented players and they are all on the same skill level, how do you get an edge over the other team? Utility and teamwork.
A team that throws flashbangs for each other, will beat a team that throw flashbangs only for themselves. It is like not passing the ball in football/soccer if you don’t throw flashes for your teammates. Your teammate can throw a flashbang for you when you call it at the perfect time, the flash will be a pop flash if your teammate knows his grenade lineups. Meaning the other team will not be able to turn from it and all be blind.
This is how highlights are made, by using teammates flashes to peek out when the enemy is vulnerable. The way you do this is by waiting behind cover and either calling a flash off a feeling or off a sound queue, when you think the enemy is in the open and susceptible to the flash. After it pops, you swing out immediately and shoot the unblind targets first.
Smokes are also one of the best pieces of utility aside from the flash, if you can only afford a single grenade with $300, you should buy the smoke. It blocks off enemies for roughly 15-18 seconds and forces them to go through or to wait.
An effective way to use smokes on CT is by holding them until mid round and then start chain smoking important chokepoints. If you use your smokes at 1:30 for example, the T side will just wait out the duration and hit the site afterwards. However, if you hold your smokes until the midround and then start chainsmoking, they now have to hit the site and check every angle with only 20 seconds left.
Chainsmoking is just replenishing the smoke grenade, by using teammates to smoke the same spot. Only chainsmoke important chokepoints that prevent the Ts from taking the bombsite. Watch any professional game and you will learn which chokepoints to smoke and when. Take into account the scenario, information and pressure of the enemy team as well.
Molotov lineups are most effective during retakes as a CT or site executes as a T. There are 2 powerful ways to use a molotov.
- Prevent a rush on CT
- Flush out a strong position whether as a CT or T
Rush prevention molotovs as a CT are simple and easy to throw, an example is throwing one down middle on inferno. Another example is by throwing one at A ramp on mirage. The recent meta during CSGO, is that pro teams will use the majority of their molotovs to prevent rushes instead of holding them.
You can see on Train, some teams will throw a molly into Tcon (mid/Tmain), olof (T quad) and into SL (popdog/ladder) at the beginning of every round.
These utility routines are to prevent rushes and early map control by the T side. This then allows your team on the defense to setup correctly and begin to take information to alter your setup during the round. Most often, if you give the T side too much space by not routinely using early round molotovs, they will take up too much map control for free and pincer you until your site hold breaks.
This can clearly be seen by not throwing a molotov from ebox (electric), into SL (popdog/ladder room) at the beginning of the round, that means the T side player with the best SL spawn can run and jump down the ladder and take that control for free. Losing SL is dangerous, because Tcon (tmain), is T side map control by default because you can’t get there before them.
There are 6 maps to choose from in the Steam Workshop. Choose the ones you want to practice grenades on and download them. After downloading them, launch the training map with the tutorial a the beginning of the article.
When you spawn in, pay attention to this trick to make the map work properly.
All you do is hold Right CTRL on your keyboard and then press 1, 2 or 3. 1 is smoke, 2 is molly and 3 is flash.
Now, stand in one of the red circles, this is the starting position for the grenade lineup. On the ground is a green dot, this is the pixel you should crouch and place your crosshair directly over, while looking straight down. Look up and follow the instructions on the UI panel that pops up. It explains where to stand, where to aim and where the smoke lands.
Take note that some of these maps are older versions. Utility usage is very detailed and important, don’t just use the CSGO best aim training maps, also use the best utility training maps too. This will make you a complete player.