A lot of times we see professional Counter-Strike players pull off insane plays like a flawless ace, a sneaky defuse, or a mind boggling fake, but ever so often there are these simple yet effective plays that are not only smart but teach the viewers something new as well. Something similar was recently executed by Dmitriy "facecrack" Alexeev from forZe who took down both Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund and Richard "Xizt" Landström after spotting them through the smoke due to a lamp on Train.
During the grand finals of Eden Arena: Malta Vibes - Week 6 while going up against each other on Train, facecrack from forZe playing T-sided executed a really smart play as he held ‘Sidewalk’ to cutoff Dignitas’ advance through ‘Z Connector’ by taking down both Xizt and GeT_RiGhT one after the other through the smoke.
It was a clever play by the 26-year-old as he used the gleam of the lamp behind the smoke to check if a player was present on the other side of the smoke or not. Both the times when the Dignitas players tried to advance through the smoke from his side, the lamp’s glow would be blocked by their player models and facecrack would immediately gun them down.
From the clip above one can see that the play was not something really spectacular or outstanding. There was no extraordinary finesse to it neither was it too flash, but despite all this, the simple play was well thought out and gave his side a significant advantage as they went on to win the round and with it the map as well.
It was overall a great series for forZe who went on to become the winners of Week 6 securing their first win in the tournament series after a disappointing run in Week 1 and another close run in Week 2.