OG’s new banana nade setup can easily finish off enemies

By Fariha Bhatti


Feb 7, 2021

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In a match against Astralis, Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen-led OG showcased that they’ve been rehearsing their utility in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. 

Astralis has eliminated OG from BLAST Premier Spring Group series in a 2-0 fashion. The losing team, however, has left some key lessons for CSGO fans.  

In the second map inferno, Astralis had the lead of four rounds against struggling OG. In an effort to open B site, three Danes walked into banana. Aleksib and Valdemar “valde” Bjørn Vangså read the team’s move and executed an incredible double grenade setup. The two nades landed right where Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz was preparing his CT smoke, injuring him down to five HP. 

The lineup can be game-changing in competitive matches where the opponents are fearlessly pushing into sites. Banana woods is one of the most common spots for Terrorists to peak towards Bombsite B, which is why this setup works well. Usually, an AWPer would boost up on the logs to take down CT’s aggressive player. Most smoke and molotov lineups also begin from banana logs, making this grenade setup integral in a competitive game. 

Here’s how you can replicate the double-nade setup with your teammates. 

Banana nade setup guide

Nade one lineup begins from the first blue box. Align your crosshair with the tiles, and aim up the crack in the wall, as shown in the image. 

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Jump throw the nade to cause 75+ damage to the opponent standing atop the woods in banana. Right after this nade, your teammate’s lineup from fountain should instantly finish off the wounded enemy. For the second lineup, stand on the right side of the fountain, and use the brown door as your guide. Both the lineups require a jump bind or an accurate jump throw. 

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Winning a game of CSGO requires calculated strategies and a crisp aim. However, smart utility usage is just as essential to gain an edge over enemies. Flashes, smokes, molotoves, and sometimes even a decoy can help a team breeze through a tough match.

While a good aim may scare away your enemies, relying entirely on aim is not the smartest move. There’ll always be that one player who spends hours in aimbot servers, all set to one tap your team to death. CSGO Utility is your ultimate savior to avert unnecessary duels on a bad aim-day. 

As shows in Astralis versus OG, even if the grenade doesn’t kill an enemy due to position shift, it’ll undoubtedly cause enough injury to scare them away. While OG failed to outdo the Danes, there is a lot that CSGO players could learn from the team’s coordinated plays and tactics. 


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