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Old 03-30-2014, 10:41 AM #1
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I'm getting very familiar with the sport and I'm about to play in my first tournament. Any advice?
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:52 AM #2
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:06 AM #3
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Old 03-30-2014, 04:55 PM #4
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Old 03-31-2014, 03:00 PM #6
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:34 AM #7
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Bring more cash than you expect to spend lol.

If you scan through the topics on the forum here you'll see a lot of similar topics. It's worth looking through them, there's a lot of good advice for new tournament players.
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:29 PM #8
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Take a deep breath and enjoy, it will be tough and depending on your team you may not win a single point. But enjoy it, that's the whole point, make sure you eat in the morning, drink plenty of water throughout the day, double check all of your gear, make sure there are fresh batteries in everything even you changed them yesterday. Make sure you have back up gear (batteries, grease, oil, ect…) and it never hurts to have small snack stuff for in between points (nutragrain bars, granola) and just remember to keep a cool head, and of course ENJOY IT. Good luck man
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:21 PM #9
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:52 AM #10
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:56 PM #11
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Everyones advice is good ill add this don't get in unecssary gun battles. To be more specific don't snap shoot with your mirror when you have 3 or 5 alive depending on format. Let them make mistakes and run into your gun.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:15 PM #12
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Set small goals. Try and make sure you learn from your mistakes.
^this is a pro tip right here. The most important thing for new players is to communicate. Everything else will develop as you play but if you don't focus on communication early it will be harder to put it into your game once it develops. Good luck and have fun!!!
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:13 PM #13
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:56 PM #14
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Everyones advice is good ill add this don't get in unecssary gun battles. To be more specific don't snap shoot with your mirror when you have 3 or 5 alive depending on format. Let them make mistakes and run into your gun.
Exactly, gun fighting is dumb. It's what you do when you're desperate, not a standard response to every situation lol.
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:41 PM #15
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remember its a game, like most games there are stratigies and rules. your best bet is to watch and learn from your opponent how they play... there are a number of things to consider but most important is as mentioned communication and team work.
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:22 PM #16
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Enjoy your first tournament experience, come prepared, come focused. This is only the beginning.. The start of greatness
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:56 AM #17
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I'm getting very familiar with the sport and I'm about to play in my first tournament. Any advice?
After each event, sit down and discuss 2 issues you could improve on. Between that time point and your next tourney, work on improving those two items. Then repeat...

Also, play against better players/teams. This will help you gain progress......

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Old 04-15-2014, 06:43 PM #18
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I was broke the first tournament I played and was afraid of blowing through cases of paint. Don't sit back and wait for things to unfold. Take the offensive and never stop shooting, even if it means just hitting their bunker to keep them in place. A few guys said talk. DONT EVER STOP TALKING! What sets the greatest teams apart from the one who finish last is not only lots of communication but also quality communication. Talk to your team members when you communicate but keep it shot so you don't lose focus and let everybody know where the other teams players are, when they move, and where they are shooting at
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:46 PM #19
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Also as sinister as this sounds more often than not its true. Shoot to prove us wrong and aim to be top dog, but like one guy said, look at this as another practice and as a teaching tool to learn where you need to improve.
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Old 04-17-2014, 02:51 PM #20
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Cross it up. But don't stay focused on a single player/lane the whole time. Use the whole bunker, even though they're small. Don't lose site of the other team. Even if you aren't shooting at them know where they are.
Oh and keep your head up off the break, it does no good to make it into a bunker alive but you get shot trying to find them.

HAVE FUN. I was just in Lakeland, FL for the NCPA Nationals we went 1-3 in prelims but still had fun.
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