This newly discovered smoke can stop any A-long rush on Dust 2

Fariha Bhatti • August 7, 22:28

Struggling to gain long control on Dust 2? Try this quick smoke that will halt enemy advances.

Getting long control on Dust 2 can be an arduous task, as terrorists can sometimes reach the doors first, making defence impossible. While counter-terrorists have a split-second edge when it comes to getting to the long doors, it’s better to have an airtight plan.

A newly discovered long smoke is your best bet to contain a hard push by the terrorists. This smoke lands on the double doors just in time, granting your teammates enough time to reach a defensible position. 

Ideally, you’ll need the help of a teammate to boost you on A short near catwalk. It’s possible to do it without a boost if players can do some bunny hopping, but it’s much easier and more reliable to get the boost to short. Here’s how to do it:

  • Boost yourself to A-short
  • Roughly align your crosshair with the shadow’s corner (It doesn’t have to be perfect)
  • Aim at the corner of the tall building
  • Aim the smoke grenade at the corners made by where the two buildings meet in the sightline, as shown in the image below. 
  • Press jump-bind and then throw the smoke. 
  • If done properly, the grenade will land around long doors in time to preempt any T-side push. 

Using this lineup, you can help your teammate with the closest long spawn equip an AWP and take the first peek. The smoke will bloom right after the first shot, ensuring the teammate’s safety after the opening kill. This will also allow the smoker to reach A short quicker, boosting overall team defence. 

This particular smoke was popularized by BIG’s Florian “syrsoN” Rische, but you’ll see many high ranked players employ it in important games. You can add other smokes and flashes to create a foolproof A site strategy, turning it into a lion’s den for the T-side. 

Is Dust 2 a CT-sided map? 

Dust 2 is one of the most balanced CSGO maps. Whoever has the best shooting skills wins. However, it is ranked as one of the least CT-sided maps of 2021 by win rate. The defensive side won only 47.4% of matches, making it a heavily T-sided map. 

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