Back when I did my questions and answers video a popular question that kept cropping up was; “How do I find a team for CS:GO?” or “Where do I look to find other players looking for teams?”.
There are many sites you can look at to find teams that are recruiting but the ones you want to use will depend on whether you are from Europe or America.
When submitting a thread looking for a team it’s always good to offer a structured layout detailing all the relevant things about you as a player as well as what you expect from the team you plan to join. It’s always best to be honest in your application, if a team picks you up for a trial thinking you are “high” when you are clearly not you’ll most likely get dropped very quickly and will have wasted everyone’s time.
Below I have written a template for you to use if you wish.
- Skill: (low/mid/high)
- Activity: (monday-thursday 7-10pm, sunday 5-10pm)
- Hours played:
- Past Experience: (1.6/css/cod4 etc.)
- Role: (awper/rifler)
- Past Teams: (list all teams you’ve been in for CS:GO and the line ups of each one)
- Achievements: (list any achievements you’ve had and the team it was with)
- LAN: (put whether or not you intend on going to LANs with a team)
- Contact Details: (steam username/email)
A word of advice:
Once you have found your team don’t “clan hop”. Stick it out, even in rough losing streaks. The key to a good team is consistency and maintaining a solid line up. That way you can build upon your mistakes and constantly tweak certain strategies going forward.
The reason why a lot of teams fold within the first month is due to one member throwing a hissy fit and leaving after losing three or more officials. It’s really hard for a team to progress if they have to keep explaining the same strategies to new members when they could be using that time to innovate them and come up with a whole arsenal of different set ups. So basically… you need a core five that are in it for the long haul!