Here are some one-way smokes pros are using on Mirage

By Fariha Bhatti


Oct 11, 2021

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional players are redefining how the oldest map Mirage is played with these new one-way setups.

Mirage is one of the oldest and most played CSGO maps. Both casual and competitive players know every corner of the location like the back of their hands. Still, pro players keep finding fresh ways to work this location. These newly discovered one-way smokes on Mirage’s B site will allow you to win rounds on the Counter-terrorists side.

One-way smoke on Mirage B site

Mirage’s B site is comparatively easier to play as CTs, but Terrorists can always execute a hard push and outplay you. One of the best ways to tackle aggressive Ts is to hold close angles and outsmart them. This one-way smoke highlighted by team BIG’s Tizian “tiziaN” Feldbusch can get you early kills and pause pushes. 

  • For this smoke, stand next to the wire on the bombsite pillar and look towards the apartments. 
  • Place your crosshair next to the brick, press the jump key and then throw the smoke. 
  • The grenade will land deep inside the apps stairs, creating a hole on the right side. 

From this aperture, you can view the Ts pushing in and get crucial first kills. Paired with a teammates’ flash or incendiary, B site take can be denied altogether. 

One-way smoke on Mirage market window

The second lineup is for the market window, a common spot CTs hold to take down enemies in apps. However, players often fail to get kills from this angle as it’s an expected spot, and Ts naturally pre-aim it. This smoke will let you hold angle patiently and drive enemies into your crosshair.  

For this smoke, crouch on the left side of the market door and aim in the middle of the boxes. Press left click to throw the smoke. Now, this lineup isn’t necessarily a one-way, but G2 Esports’ Nikola “NiKo” Kovac uses it to throw off enemies and take them down when they’re not looking.

Enemies don’t have enough time to pause in apps and observe the site, so this smoke works like a one-way to shoot them down when they’re running. 

Both of these smokes can be game-changing when paired with apt firepower and flashes. Ts won’t be able to take site control when CTs are hiding behind tactical grenades, ready to eliminate blind enemies.