Could you imagine ranking up without using your headphones? This Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player is proving that it’s possible.
To win a game of CSGO, you must have impeccable hearing, optimal headphones, and sharp senses. This is what most of the high-ranked CSGO players have learned throughout the years. However, this deaf CSGO player is winning his competitive games with zero audio.
Hearing is of utmost importance in any first-person shooter game. Pre-firing, watching flank, and many other tactics depend heavily upon footsteps. Not only that, but you need to utilize intel from teammates to make it through a round successfully. Ranting about dying due to lack of information and zero sound is typical in ranked matches but Spacesplash has been acing no-sound games for a long time.
Spacesplash is a CSGO player who has been playing at higher ranks without sound. Despite his hearing disability, he’s peaked level 10 on Faceit by mostly queuing solo. Spacesplash is currently level ten with 2003 ELO, which is a massive deal for any consistent Faceit player.
Hailing from Sweden, Spacesplash has over 55,00 hours in CSGO. While he’s an old community member, people are just getting to know about this extraordinary player due to his insane in-game skills. With his sharp reflexes, Spacesplash averages a 1.11 K/D ratio across 4640 matches. His numbers and stats are unbelievably incredible for someone who’s been grinding with no sound.
A player who recently queued with Spacesplash vouches that he’s not just a great aimer but can speak three languages. Despite his hearing problem, he tries to communicate with his teammates in the language they’re comfortable talking. To help his teammate with crucial intel, Spacesplash practices speaking fluently every day.
He’s been playing since 2018 but hasn’t given up on his passion despite the trolls in CSGO. With his wholesome attitude and skills, he’s managed to get the attention of the popular content creator Sparkles, who boasts 2.1 million subscribers on YouTube.
While it’s not impossible to play CSGO without audio, winning is certainly a tall order. Especially when you’re playing Faceit at a higher level, every bit of information is instrumental. However, Spacesplash’s story proves that you don’t need to perfect in all areas to beat your enemies.
He streams his competitive games on Twitch, which might help many players learn to get better at CSGO.