Some people play the game casually while others aspire to reach professional level. Regardless of where you find yourself, in one category, the other or between them, it’s important to take note of some important pre-game elements that can really make or break your game. Being skilled can only take you to a specific level but after that it’s all about hard work and preparation. Even if you go to Boomeo to improve your skills, there’s still a good amount of preparation that needs to be done in order to ensure that you’ll have a great time and you’ll also be successful on the battlefield. So with that being said, here are the most important things to do before getting into Counter Strike.

Make sure that your physical hardware is in order

There’s nothing worse on this planet than having your gaming performance hindered by hardware problems. It’s like you’re trying to immerse yourself in this new world but the reality of having a crappy computer pulls you bag every time. Counter Strike isn’t a super demanding game in terms of hardware so if by chance you still can’t play it now, you should really consider investing in some hardware upgrades. You don’t even need to get the best thing on the shelf as a lot of hardware options that aren’t really the best can still hold their own in Counter Strike. If you’re aiming to become the most agile predator on the map, you need a system that won’t feel like a ball and chain.

Find people to play with

Hopping into a random game with strangers is fine, especially if you’re new, but only to a point. It could be a nice experience and you might even find some people to add to your contacts. However, when you decide to be serious about improving, you need to find yourself a squad. Find people to play with that you can trust and have a good relationship with. If they’re people from your real life that you know and like spending time with, by all means, form a squad and have a great time. If you only know them from the game that’s fine too, just make sure that you like the way the play and can work with that. Similar to the hardware issue, you can’t let other people drag you down when it comes to improving. Of course, that’s borderline an excuse made by someone that plays poorly, “it’s my team’s fault”, but there really are some annoying archetypes that you can find online and it’s best to avoid them when you’re trying your best to improve and get better.

This is what you need to do if you are to be successful in your journey to become a driving force in the game’s competitive scene or just the “big boy” league in solo queue. Once you take care of things that can distract you, you can truly begin your journey.