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Did surfing win the round?


Luminosity Gaming won against CLG in this round after Fer successfully defended the bomb plant against 2 remaining players. But things could very easily have been different, had he planted the bomb just a fraction of a second later. Kazrael pointed this bit of surfing he did on the way to the bombsite, which got him there slightly faster. Did it make the difference between planting in time and losing the round and possibly the game? I don’t think so. If I overlay the sound from another round where the time runs out, you can see that there’s a comfortable extra half-second or so after the bomb has been planted before he would have lost the round. And in case you’re wondering, running with the bomb out is the same speed as the knife, so it doesn’t matter that he switched to it early. Let’s imagine he didn’t surf at all. How much would this have slowed him down by? I tried re-creating this and it slowed me down at most, by somewhere between 6 and 8 frames, depending on which frame you compare. Let’s give surfing the benefit of the doubt and say it saved as much as .14 of a second.It’s still tiny! And to show how small and insignificant this is, I still started planting before him because he moved further into the bombsite before planting than I did! This could have been because he was pressing the plant button before moving onto the site, which can often result in it taking longer than if you press the button the moment you reach it, as I’ve covered in a previous video. Or maybe he intentionally waited until he knew he was well into the site before planting so as to avoid the whole problem in the first place. Or maybe I’m reading into this too much.It does happen. So in conclusion, that surf did make a difference, but didn’t decide this round. But every little helps! Thanks to Kazrael for pointing out this surf in the first place, Phinx CSGO for being the first to show the POV shot and ISoaw for uploading all of the demos, which I ended up using. So if you have a spare moment and liked this video, head on over to their channels and thank them for making this video possible! .


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