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  1. since when did the fcm get FOTM status? what changed it's still xp pinata to play against

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    2. GehakteMolen


      yeah, FCM seems even more rare as CDC

    3. churchill50


      I went back and tried mine again lately due to Equipment 2.0. Even with Bounty V-Stab + Bounty IRM, the gun is infuriating.

      It's sad. The tank has so much going for it. 1500 HP, great mobility (51kmh top speed, 23 power/weight), DPM, pen, gun depression, view range, shell velocity.

      But it all goes to waste due to how infuriatingly derpy the gun is. 

      The only good thing you can say about it is that it's better than the AMX CDC... But that doesn't actually mean anything given how bad the CDC is.

    4. kolni


      that's kinda strange considering my memories of the FCM was mainly just arty problems and felt that the gun was good way back when it was one of the "good" credit farmers back in 2015 or something when I started getting good at the game but I guess now compared to guns like the Caernarvon or Progetto it just sucks ass

  2. kv5 is such a stupid tank but holy shit the dream MM games are fucking ridiculous how hard you can solo carry

    literally just RRR and fight 5 people head on and come out... winning

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    2. Rexxie


      they did but mostly it just fucks t6s

      kv5 is one of the most hilarious t8s in the game lol

    3. echo9835


      Get a friend in an FCM 50T to push the KV-5. Or two if you really want to go all out.

    4. kolni


      No, it's a shit tank but it is a very very fun one when it works

      (it's like a 3/10 tank)

  3. 37 game win streak in rapid chess 

    yeah i found a new main game


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    2. flare_phoenix


      qgd/kid are solid openings, if you want send me some games and I'll offer some analysis

    3. kolni


      I doubt I'll reach heights of that kind and I don't have the aspirations to, since climbing is slow I've tried playing computers and even moderately difficult ones wipe the floor with me but I wipe the floor with ~1400 players so I'm sure I'll hit a wall soon enough.. and I wonder if it'll be like League where it stops being fun when I stop dominating.. time will tell

      Yeah, looks like Carlsen's getting caught up with too though, Airthings Masters was hell of a tournament to watch

    4. ProxyCentauri


      To stay at Nr 1 in the world is f&kin hard and everybody will get some ups and downs. Carlsen isnt getting any younger
      and to stay that crisp sharp I have a suspicion you need to be relatively young. Point is- before Carlsen Norway pretty
      much sucked at chess. Sure there were a couple of obscure Grandmasters but way down the rankings. Denmark and
      Sweden have always had better chess culture. With Carlsen came this insane boost so that a lot of talent who otherwise
      probably would be doin smth else entered the chess community here. ATM we pretty much smack up both Sweden and
      Denmark- not only due to Carlsen but because another 5-10 guys also are decent. Anyway- GL with your chess

  4. The Queen's Gambit thoughts:

    Is it weird that Beth Harmon is the only person in the world I can relate to in any real way right after the first tournament in ep2 and onward? Before that I have no real relation as my parents are awesome and wouldn't trade them for anything

    Obsesssion over something sometimes is so hard to describe, like how can you convey why it draws you in? Great show, obv I don't consider myself anywhere near similar to chess players or this good at my field, but I could place myself in pretty much every situation and genuinely feel what went through her head as mine would be the same.

    Is this an elitist thing? The invincible arrogance is so familiar to me that it's uncanny, and how the tables turn when you're wrong is so spot on that I can't understand how you can manage to convey this on a screen when I have never even been able to put these emotions into words out loud - ever? Being beaten in a game of pure skill is the worst feeling in the world in my world.

    Kudos to Kaspov for legit bringing the mindset of top level competition chess in as a subject - to a tv show. Real GMs have recognised the games in the series. The games aren't total copies, but the opening theory in chess is so strong today that the first 5-6 moves of most combinations basically have a name and players typically play openings out until a variation comes along, and that's where the actual chess game begins. For chess players the actual games aren't just a duel, but a real chess game of talented players. Kaspov made variations of some of his favourite games to create the scenarios of  fictional drama, but these games are authentic chess games. (Agadmator has covered 3 of the games and it's actually high quality chess as a nod to real players to view and analyse). I don't understand chess well enough for this to matter, but to put in the effort to make sure that those who do are allowed to is just great writing. Compared to below, things like this make me appreciate content much more. Community is another show I like simply for its attention to detail, regardless of how funny it is.


    (Not related outside of consistency within the rules of a TV-show itself)

    I used to do this with Yu-Gi-oh when I was a kid. Fully aware of this being a kids show, however they were adamant on being consistent with the gameplay. I played meta so I kept swapping my deck when the game was F2P on Dueling Network.  Whenever the show showed the hands of a player and I held all the pieces of the field/hands I could 9/10 times play the cards in a better way than the show which always bothered me a lot. Every spin-off until ARC-V had this problem until 1 player actually played the game like a meta player would (Reiji). That made me really happy as I learned from watching supposedly entertainment, I didn't have to study to learn and there was no rabbits out of hats to clutch a win. This character would wipe the floor with everyone in the show in a round or two if not for plot armour, but when I sat there with all the cards to piece strategy together the characters were so unbelieveably stupid except him. They literally all still are. I don't understand how the game creators can understand the game so poorly that not only do they fuck the rules up but I haven't touched it in 10 years and I would still wipe the floor with every character the show ever produced with that 10 year old deck. How can you balance cards but not know how to use them?

    (In the show someone discards a card as cost for using an ability, and the card they discard is a card that lets you draw twice for no cost (Pot of Greed, literally the only card in the game you ALWAYS play as soon as you have it). Using it in the other order is literally kindergarten things and that shows don't follow their own rules drive me crazy). Every time they show the hand of a player I go crazy because they play not only wrong but badly, so much missed quality out of stupidity from the ... creators.... 



    1. SchnitzelTruck


      Isnt she supposed to be autistic? I haven't watched the show. Iirc you were diagnosed as autistic and those kind of behaviors are fairly common. Probably why you relate to the obsessive and headstrong nature of her character.

    2. kolni


      I was pretty downed writing that, you might wanna re-read if I miswrote anything. (Fixed it a bit)

      I think she has to have something, very rarely does a person only have a single thing on their mind for so long. (I'll keep this spoiler free)

      My autism and other things obviously make me relate to things in this way (manic), but less about characters and more about logical consistency. A windshield that is differently cracked during a car chase (gets worse/better with a new shot) makes me have to turn what I'm watching off that movie. I don't think I do anything else than obsess over things, I just learnt how to swap topics for a while but loose ends don't stop bothering me until I tie them up.

      She is likely either psychotic or a savant. Psychotic episodes don't end unless they are noticed, and they aren't always bad. There's a tribute to Fischer who was quite literally crazy, wasn't long after the Spassky game he went nuts and without spoiling, a chess game in the 60s between the reigning USSR World Champion and the US champion rings a bell.. (Alma calls Benny Bobby in the show). The savant thing might be a Carlssen nod, as he is one. I just got the impression that she loves chess, but hates losing so here we are.


      (An inconsistency though)

      The one wrong thing is about her meds as they, whoever wrote that in, didn't do their research. Netflix always has to have some substance abuse or it isn't a good show in their eyes, but now they just got quite literally the key factor wrong about it. It doesn't actually matter for most of the show >(it can be anything) but very late the actual name of the substance is mentioned which makes it researchable. It's a Bensodiazepine, first one ever made. It helps with anxiety and can hinder withdrawal symptoms along with a bunch of other nifty stuff. However it's super addictive and withdrawal is deadly, so A) cold turkeying a school of orphans probably results the exact same way it does in the show, but with most of them tagging along. and B) The substance Librium kills your brains psychedelic abilities, all bensos do this. It not only clouds your mind, it clouds every perception you take in. (I take a newer version of these daily because of anxiety and if anything it makes things more boring). Never noticing the name makes this more believable, and pinpointing it has no purpose so.. why leave for screw-ups

      You can be having the LSD trip of your life, take a normal dosage of those pills in the show and you will be back in reality within 15 minutes. Psychonauts call this the benso-exit, for when the trip goes bad. Liibrium is off the market but Xanax is very similar (same class, effect etc with a few differences but it's treated for identical symptoms. What surprised me is that I googled this and found no content, yet this is something anyone who has ever worked on intensive mental care facilities should know like the back of their hand. 

  5. didnt get stb to 5k dpg :( 

    i guess this is what plebs feel like


    would you rather have 90%wr solo or 6k dpg every tier 10

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    2. churchill50


      I'm not entirely sure of my answer, since both would be nice.

      But, that question has made me wonder what kind of winrate 6k DPG would get you.

    3. SchnitzelTruck


      Probably not much higher than 4-5k. Win rate has a pretty high drop off due to factors outside your control.

    4. kolni


      speculating here but: i only think that's true for tier 10s (even though they are implied in op, there's others obv) 

      in tier 10 the HP pools become so large that you can shave off 10k HP off the team in a few seconds as a light tank (Mali super aggressive bush that you could take when enemy team had no light - when that mm existed) and still lose the game. i have literally had this very thing happen to me more than once

      i think at one point HP pools are so large that they simply don't matter but decisionmaking is entirely what decides a game 

      15v15 and decision making between them almost always means that the most cohesive teams win, but still the winrates really stagger at 70 in tier 10, that's still 30% of the games where almost no player manages to carry through the terrible decisions of their own team

      in tier 9 i have made the 80s solo with skoda t50 on several accs but very few games are real carries top damage game , it's mostly reliably having a teammate around to eat shots while i clip, but with tanks that i will singlehandedly decide games with (every 8th or so in the PTA) and generally play a much bigger part in damage wise, on average my WR is still at 72(+/-2) in all the good tier 9s  and 70 is where almost all the t10s i can top dpg charts are at too

      i think when the hp pools get smaller but some guns perform at a similar levels you get a higher ceiling in solo winrates

      80 in progetto, borrasque, renegade and vk looks likely with 3k+ dpgs in them 

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    my october library is pretty much all mellow loops and trance bangers, who knew 92trance'd make a 2020 comeback..,. i'm loving it at least

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    2. SchnitzelTruck


      I've been reliving 90s goth rock. Fits the mood

    3. kolni


      i do almostentirely electronic music, could upload mylibrary as there's hidden gems and club hits in almost all genres outside of big room edm since 2012

      its like 12TB of mp3s though so i'd need a server...

    4. kolni



      here's my profile of the stuff i bought this year

  8. i dont think i've been this bad since like 3 years.. ruinberg reallythrew me off damn not at all the same map


    felt so uncomfy and my shift key is sticky (beer) so pressing it is much more difficult but like that shouldn't be enough to throw me off this hard jesus christ what happened to my hands and brain while i was gone

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    2. RedwoodOriginal


      Try to unplug your keyboard and wash it with water, let it dry naturally.

    3. kolni


      like.. july? came back to 3moe 279 when i noticed it had dropped so did that for a day tho but rust is real bad still

    4. kolni


      nevermind, found my groove after some trial and error

    1. mistervanni


      nice, with all the streamers marking it recently, show us some vids :D too

    2. kolni


      was done a while back, just forgot to post it, replays not eligible :/

      am only playing off stream for now... i really suck now so would rather focus on me and me alone

  9. anyone willing to send me some replays of how to properly play pearl river? i've been gone long and before i come back i''d really like to be prepared 

    i don't care about skill level - if you thought you did well i'll watch it and if u want me to i can give some gameplay pointers in return PER game

    i'm going to watch them all and analyze unless it turns out to be 50+ replays - hand em over and i'll hand something back

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    2. lavawing


      5 hours ago, PityFool said:

      - North spawn seems to have a noticeable advantage in getting to mid and north brawl area first. 

      - Idk about south flank, idc about south flank.

      - I go straight to north brawl area, then rotate back through mid after winning north

      - Going mid at the start forces you into a tight choke point which enemy arty pre-aims every game, guaranteed HP loss.

      In games with arty, starting with the mid guarantees HP loss but also a good amount of easy farm in return if you have high alpha/armour/speed. It's a wash if each side has 2 arty, and not worth it if more, but the flanking fire that winning mid can give you is huge. 

      IMO the ideal opening seems to be rushing mid, getting 1-2 cheap shots off and rotating to either the town or to the heavy valley. Town is more important and should be the priority, but also means more risk.

      That said, the early engagements can get chaotic very quickly and if your team is pants on retarded you can win the town at first and still get swamped because your friendlies are hanging back at the choke point rather than pushing forward and farming the people trying to rush town.

      If the other side have much faster meds then the play becomes poke the chokepoint once or twice and fuck off back to the heavy valley. The far side feels like a TD trap and pretty pointless.

    3. 3MAJ86


      I think I have one good replay:

      and generally I had success playing in the heavy brawling zone even with my meds. Tell me what you think, if you have time to see it. 

    4. kolni



      yeah the missing reward tank 3 marks are still bothering me... on that specific account I have so many that I almost feel like 3marking all of them on that account too (as of now, that would just be three extra, T-22, 907 and VK72) - im confident i can redo t22+907 so no hassle outside of vk72 that could give me trouble..

      the only reward i have left to complete personally is the T95E6, so if I do it on that acc it's like 3 rewards left per acc completed so am debating cominb back - but i have not yet done so but i just know that i can do this, walking away feels like failing and that's just unacceptable in my mind

      @PityFool thanks was pretty much this i was looking for seeing as i haven't played the map yet

      @3MAJ86 i'll look at it when i have time to spare

  10. well that's it - 7 years of wot and 4 of them full tryhard every single game that i managed to endure but league of legends actually broke me

    this is probably the first time ever i get tired just even thinking about video games, when they just used to my primary/secondary hobby for like.. half my life

    i still get the urge to play tanks sometimes, most times i just end up closing the client again right now but every now and then i play a game in the PTA to see if I still got it, sometimes you get an insane game off and you remember why you kept playing until the next misplay which makes me want to quit as soon as I make one

    maybe i'm just tired of gaming? i've gone from ilke 50 hours/w (2016-17 during boosting frenzy) to my standard 10 hours/w during weeklife, but now the past month my total amount of gaming is one game of league at most a day - mostly i'm in the practice tool trying to orbwalk while laning and 1v1s with friends but i've lost the will to grind

    it feels like i'm past gaming, it just doesn't excite me right now. it also sucks, because i can't really appreciate the game i spent a good 3-4 years basically doing nothing but thinking about and playing the game which really gave it a unique feeling. I don't get that anywhere else, the sense of really HIGH competition and being able to compete. That drive is also gone, which is probably what I miss more

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    2. kolni


      Yeah,my days off don't include gaming unless there's very little to do otherwise

      @Tman450 because it's a decent MOBA with large skill expression, i can literally outplay every spell in the game with Shaco, if I want to climb I play Shaco, I can play other junglers but I'm working on laning as I get filled and just lose the game because I am a plat shaco and like silvereverything else

    3. Tman450


      League is cancer, it's a far mroe toxic game than even WOT, een if the core gameplay is good

    4. kolni


      i dont give a shit about griefing players,you'll get that in every online game.. even offline games?

      ever watched the super smash melee community tournaments? offline small tight community and you'll never meet anything as toxic

      what i obv don't like is that in league the griefer gets to play again after running it down and giving away gold to enemies, but in league i also have the respawn so if i fuck up i get another shot until you fuck up enough times as a team to lose.. that is a better system than wot imo when you have REAL skill expression


      i mean skill4ltu plays with a 20cm mousepad and 3k dpi like wot skill expression is close to none mechanically, i went blue (before i got a gaming pc) playing with a trackpad

      i m gonna say it - wot is a game for people who can't mechanically perform so they have think their way to decisions

      clever design for the catered daddy coming off of work player in russia but i mean you could rid the reticle and just have the crosshair and i swear to god that half the playerbase would start missing EVERY shot at 1300m they'd otherwise hit 9/10 while ppl like stanlock, decha and the other insane aimers would hit everything with just the crosshair as a possible place to go

      good aim matters but not a lot, i can play only with autoaim (no actual aiming, to fire just using mouse to autoaim them) and still outperform most of the playerbase - which is like... ridiculous, legit no actual aiming is required to be super unicum

  11. after a 15 game losing streak while being top 3 on gold most games got me to understand that wot suffering is literally a breeze compared to the dark infinite pit of league of legends retardation teammates

  12. some fresh edits in there if i may say so myself

  13. recorded last weekends open air event and wanted to try some camera lense shenanigans while i was at it (really new to camera work but enjoying it a lot when i'm not behind the decks)

    more specifically a dolly zoom (vertigo effect) from a wide shot of the crowd and DJ to close range of just the DJ with a wider background of the forest (lense zooming and moving the camera in opposite directions at similar speeds) and i can't believe i actually pulled it off

    sadly the lighting wasn't strong enough to make the shot useable as the zoom wound up distorting everything but the DJ during it (as it should, but it wound up too aggressive) but man it feels cool to have pulled off some hitchcock shit 

  14. i fucking hate not being able to know how long i'm going to be spotted for now, not only is it so much misinformation you have to process but also the fact that you don't know the point when you are safe in the open while playing range games

    i feel like i have to guess if i'm still spotted now even with years on my back learning how to go dark quickly

    if this is part of the game now i really think they should add what each player runs as equipment so you can at least puzzle the possibilities together

    it feels like a fog of war

    1. PityFool


      Yea terrible gameplay decision imo. They should not fuck with spotted timer, or give us an indicator that tells you how long you're spotted for.

      Guessing should not be the only option.

    2. ikitai


      I find it funny to run a designated target crew with the directive and the new commanders vision system. That little red dot that confirms you are still spotting someone helps you keep them lit a ridiculously long time.

  15. if there was an improved rotation mechanism equipment piece i would swap it out for my M60 optics and over vents

    i've felt that turret rotation has always been so far behind aim and reaction that i could aim at half the speed of the swipe and still end up identical in result for years - while it's not optimal i actually wonder if there's mechanical ceilings to push because of it now

    those rotations times are likely not worth an overall boost or gun buff, but i would certainly try it out just to see how much mechanical room there is to grow then vis a vis missing the vents/optics

    m60 has got to be the clutch tanks of clutch tanks to do it in if anything, no?

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    2. Wanderjar


      Turbo is generally better than IRM because turret rotation speed and hull traverse are both functions of engine HP (also speed/accel obvs) , which the turbo boosts. also works in siege mode.

      the single advantage the IRM has is negating bloom. so tanks where hull and turret bloom are issues (E3/e4/60TP/4005/t49 etc) get huge benefits from the IRM 

    3. Gr1nch_1


      Skorp with irm becomes a really good medium


    4. Strigonx


      swapped out optics for IRM on batchat

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    maybe league adc is my new calling

    (manamune ashe into scaling lanes and botrk ashe into kill lanes and telling ur jungler he's not farming any camps anymore after level 11=gg broken role)

  17. > smurfs shaco in S2

    > botlane cait takes aftershock and pantheon support with press the attack

    > smurf on team

    > level 18 when enemy jg (camille) is level 12, chall cs numbers and 1 kill per minute and my team still manages to throw it... unbelievable


    "all 5 enemy players after game (that they won cuz cait+panth went 3/39): JG DIFF


    i hate league of legends

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    2. ZXrage


      >using AP shaco

      you are the real cancer

    3. kolni


      my build is tiamat-greaves-dusk-IE-ER-Stormrazor (or GA) and finish Rav hydra so it's crit shaco with some lifesteal + dusk burst

      sometime lethality shaco when i get really early leads like tiamat into greaves then duskblade trinity force ghostblade and GA and then the blue (tank) hydra to finish to get earlier spikes with dusk tri than IE+ER and then instapop any adc regardless of build with ghostblade completion and complete the tank hydra to supplement the trinifity force stats a bit more

      i also play cinderhulk sunfire cape liandries shaco so i guess it can count as AP but it's really tanko isn't it, making use of the passive and not the stats similar to gankplank does due to his ulti and liandries synergy

    4. kolni


      this is third party called Blitz, i use it to track avg CSing and stuff (hasin-game overlay so I can know in game when I'm on par with my goal) and since I'm a Shaco one-trick I use their importable item builds for Plat+ and Runes so I don't have to google them in lobby when I'm forced onto another pick - it's legal and encouraged by Riot

      there's also a lot of matchup tips that I really value

      I know enough about champions to know what ability to max against what matchup now but before it was super helpful to have a mini-champ guide pop up to give highest WR runes for situation and item build, selecting pro builds if you wish and automatically doing relevant item pages and show skill order. matchup strong and weak points to get a gameplan.


      took me 30 minutes in practice tool with Ashe and I've won lane with 50CS and 2 kills on average at 15min 7 games in a row, first timing her today because I saw LPL playing her meaning she's strong into the meta and I got a skin for her, only having maybe 50-60 Tristana games total as my only bot lane games played since so I'd say it works really well for me when it comes to learning

      I'm also smurfing so there's that - but I'm basically a silver player on anything but Shaco mechanically with Plat+ macro but ADC is very different. I pick Vayne top and solo win the game at 15 but in botlane you need to rely on your team for 20min before you can do something of value and that's new to me - worked every game so far but scaling off of gold rather than levels is something I'm used to with Shaco and my farm heavy playstyle (8CS/M at 20 avg in JG, 7,4@15 in lane) fits pretty well. 


      Hawkshot is such an OP ability too man, push the wave in and you can literally view every enemy jungle camp with one ability to 100% know where their jungler is, even if you don't see him the amount of places left to be are so slim that they are basically guaranteed


  18. 4k dpg 2yrs ago a wz1-4 would reach 3moe at 90-ish games

    3,5k dpg rn would reach 3moe at 75 games


    farm it while its free

    gonna try sub 50 xd

    1. kolni


      Considering I was using friends SHIT PC at an afterparty doing this run I’d say it was pretty fkn good

  19. Pearl River coming back into rotation? It honestly looks like they didn't butcher it either... finally a good map addition since Windstorm (yes it was good, meta just went the wrong way first 6 months of the map before people understood how to play it)

    1. dustygator


      Looks pretty, but I'm wary that the hilltop village are might be too strong. There are enough alternate paths (and the map is bigger) so hopefully it won't end up like Mines where rushing and controlling the hill in the first 30 seconds completely strangles the opposing team.

    2. kolni


      Positions with alternate routes mean risks too, you can't cover all of them so that leaves them vulnerable

      North still the area to play in basically everything unless you're very mobile IMO, I'll still be going north in PTA like I did in Leo 1 when the map was still in the game

    3. PityFool


      I have fond memories of going north and 2 WTF E100s peek out and delete the entire flank.

  20. current challenge: 100% Chieftain mark

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    2. Private_Miros


      Plus I have a feeling that the top marks are done in a three man platoon where the two others really do everything to either get the Chieftain the damage or the spotting.

    3. echo9835


      It might be easier to drive nails through your desk with your forehead. More fun too. Its the hardest thing to do in the game right now. Good luck.

    4. SkittlesOfSteeI


      Tier 8 one next :megadoge:

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    these camos are getting so ridiculous... 

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    2. SkittlesOfSteeI


      Pride month tank :D

    3. ZXrage


      You say that but I actually like Songkran. I prefer the Sakura Storm one though because pink is the manliest color.


    4. Balthazars


      @ZXrage: that's not pink, more like magenta! That said, it does look pretty nice, whatever colour it is.

  22. best way to pick up the EBR scouting role? I'm so unused to being so fast and literally being able to rotate however I want, almost always leading to overstepping in hopes of the enemy missing (which does happen, a lot)

    i wanna learn it to play it in competitive setting now that it has weeded out the batchat as spotting tool but diving right in there makes you lose every EBR 1V1 and do very little compared to the good EBR players. 

    I'm at a complete loss because this just doesn't click for me, any advice?

    1. Tman450


      mash WASD. congrats you win

    2. arceusdrago


      Muscles and DarkNinja (2 of the best EBR players on NA) regularly 1v1 each other in training rooms, maybe you could find a better EBR player to spam 1v1s against? 

    3. Private_Miros


      I'm being just horrible in the tier X one... I cannot hit anything, and it's so unwieldy when you are not driving around yoloing.

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