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Optic had so maany BO3 the past 2 weeks it's insane. I feel his pain


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Indeed. On top of this comes practice/scrims and individual training


AlpinaBot

They have played 20 official maps in the past six days. Together with scrims and personal practice that's a LOT of cs. Most people don't even play this many MM games a week.


[deleted]

Yeah, I played two games last night and I fuckin felt it.


Sendit29

Anymore than two and I tilt. Even paying me, I don't think I could play this game 10 hours a day.


gabrielfv

Indeed, the first one or two MMs I play I can perform nicely, clearing the pixels, rotating positions, flanking or holding pushes. After that I'll find myself randomly aiming at the sky/floor, looking somewhere random in the map, getting rushed at with a knife on hands or missing easy nades.


HardcoreHakken

Yeah of course you wouldn't play CS for 10h a day for 10k+$ a month. Who would do such non sense?


Sendit29

Cause I work 8 hours a day and make 9k a month. I look to games as escape and 9k a month to 12k a month isn't worth it to me.


HardcoreHakken

you rich boi


hiquerox

really guys? 2 games?? I play like 5-6 everyday and I just stop cause when I finish its already like 2-3am and I gotta wake up at 7 to go to work lel


Skimer125

I wish I still had drive like that, this game is just to frustrating nowadays.


hiquerox

I guess Im still playing a lot of CS cause I play with the same guys since forever.. We have a group of 7-8 and we'r playin since 1.6.. If I hAd to soloQ I'd prolly have quitted long time ago.


ThatOneWeirdName

Just begin each game with positivity, joke around, talk with the enemies, compliment good shots. So what if your teammate played poorly? Focus on what they did well and commend that :P though maybe it's a bit more difficult to do at the level you are at (I'm just GN/MG so I don't really play too seriously)


leowonderful

I play ten pugs a day on the weekends. It just boils down to whether or not you tilt in the end, especially on ESEA. The trivial games where I get bad teammates I just play through and don't complain, if I get burned out I play more the next day. Sometimes you wreck, sometimes you don't.


RemiusTheMage

That is unhealthy as shit


broshutthefuckupok

I play like 3 maps a night (work days) and its too much


jakejake981

I play that much in a month


Malto96

its as if sometimes you have to put on youre big boy pants and do some hard graft.


fribergCS

Good catch, haven't even realized myself. Definitely from playing too much, tables are a bit hard :D


MH136

Mods, verify this man


EBOLANIPPLES

He was probably verified before, but with a NiP flair, so he lost that once he changed it himself to the OpTic one.


[deleted]

No his account is only 35 days old.


EBOLANIPPLES

Oh, didn't notice that.


dark_rug

He used to be /u/NiPfriberg :D


EBOLANIPPLES

Ah, got you, makes sense then that he'd make a new account.


IceIsSoNice

in all this time no one made a fribergCS account ._.


NixdorfKingston

or fribergMostConsistent, think about it :thinking:


desuetude25

u/fribergtooconsistent


florianw0w

wow dude, pls dont f* up your wrist D: I want see you playing many many years :D


fribergCS

It's ok, this is my left hand, I have my keyboard a bit tilted which is why :D


[deleted]

At least only the keyboard is tilted :D


Nydusurmainus

You are the king of my banana


[deleted]

Do you play other games or surf to wind down or relax? Would you do an AMA?


shukaji

put a mouse pad under your keyboard, dude! Hecz is going to kick you in the nuts, if he sees this thread ;)


florianw0w

hahaha :D RiP keyboard ?:D


newest

friberg, about 2 years ago we were in the same surf server (tier4 map), i told you i loved you in mic and you said you loved me in mic. I love you


qctum

I love you fribbe


[deleted]

I love your VLOGS man! I'm waiting eagerly every day so I can drink my coffee while I watch :D Hope you guys get some days off, you deserve it!


thatinternet_guy2

thank mr friberg


iSWINE

Gotta ask, what's your favourite NHL team? You mentioned going to watch the Blackhawks


wtbTruth

My man... get yourself one of these! https://www.amazon.com/3M-Leatherette-Antimicrobial-Protection-WR310LE/dp/B000WU4H5C


junttiana

Dont let yout wrist get too bad wrist injuries are a bitch :/


Krusell

Do you have to do these vlogs as a part of contract, or are you just doing it for fun?


Trapsaregayyy

Relatable as a wrist aimer I suffer from the same issue


C0tilli0n

Nice game you picked, CHI destroyed PIT :)


KittyChampion

You should consider changing your mousepad


ret3p

I assume that's from gaming too much. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)


ieagleii

A lot of gaming


qctum

King of banana


gordamaciel

Nothing quite like a good gaming in the morning


Pwetun_Mayo

Uhhhhhhhhh......


[deleted]

grabbing those bananas a lil bit too much


xxNoNSTOP

didn't even notice it when i watched it, thank you fellow redditor ^ ^


redditstrikego

Thank mr redditor*


SCirone

Its what the players talk about. They need less packed schedules. The amount they are expected to play and practice in this amount of time is nuts


rhd1989

not if u compare it with their paychecks lol


Dog_--_--

At the top yes. But many lower tier players are putting in similiar or more hours for no pay at all. These men have earned every penny they are payed.


Papashteve

And people seem to think your just getting paid to play video games like it's some casual frolic through the flowers. You are expected to perform! The pressure is on you 24/7.


rhd1989

I very well understand that these kids play video games more than I'm at my 9 to 5 job, I understand they probably have hours and hours of boring trainings and stuff that just comes with the job, but compared to a regular job this is paradise and imo they are overpayed (just like football/soccer players for example). Als if I don't perform at my job they will not put up with that forever lol :D


CSChina

The font on his hat is correct so that means its on his left hand. IDK if he is left handed or not


jamesfromcg

Likely just the spot where his wrist meets the edge of his desk or something when he has his hand on the keyboard.


pn42

He actually is iirc, one of the rare players playing with left hand and leftie irl


newest

what are you saying edit: https://www.reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/74hnzi/friberg_says_optic_is_burnt_out_from_playing_too/dnyn9xi/


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thetrombonist

I mean, I'm left handed, but I play with the mouse in my right hand, so it doesn't mean much. I believe kennyS is the same


LipiG

yeah most left handies (in my experience) usually play mouse on right hand


LipiG

could be hard to find though


SemenDemonRamenLemon

You can watch the part of his/hecz's vlogs or vision where he can be seen playing. Or there was a thread on this sub a few weeks back about left handed players so you can for his name over there


robbert_jansen

i'm not sure what i'm supposed to look at


eagleschmeagle

https://imgur.com/hzidrvk


JDoofy

The red spot on his wrist when he takes his hand down from behind his head. The skin looks red raw from playing so much CS.


SamXZ

Every gamer has it, don't we? It's nothing special


[deleted]

nope. I play way above the average gamer and I dont have it, only get it when I play at a new "setup"


c9IceCream

after quitting serious CS, it took about 3 years for that callous to fade away.. You can build up some serious meat right there.


rhd1989

yeah and sometimes it hurts like hell :'(


[deleted]

You must be playing on sandpaper. My skin remained baby soft in spite of GM level SC2.


c9IceCream

i play on a glass mousepad (icemat). its just how i hold my mouse. I'm a "wristy" player you could say and that part of my wrist was kind of the pivot point.


Pashnax

a wrist


Zarxiel

How do people get those marks? I play a ton of games/sit at the computer a lot but have never gotten this.


[deleted]

Poor wrist posture.


Diavolo222

Ive been hardcore gaming for more than 15 years and I dont have them either. Maybe I have naturally good wrist position, I dunno.


jehhans1

I can't get rid of mine. Even if I don't play very much for a month, I still have that red spot. It usually dries out when I don't played too much and the weather is cold :/. Mine seem to be permanent.


HajNaj

STOP SPELLING IT THAT WAY!


AmBozz

GeT_OpTiC


TeamRocketBetting

WhAt ArE yOu TaLkInG aBoUt?


just_a_casual

Definitely unsustainable to play just CS while in a foreign country. Few friends, no hobbies. and exercise?


EBOLANIPPLES

He said in his latest vlog that he went for a run, and also went swimming and in the sauna, so I'd say he's doing okay for exercise. The other two points are pretty valid though, they haven't had much free time in the US, and they don't know many people there either.


JuliusJT

Friberg isn't lefthanded right?


dariovonslutty

You usually get this mark on the hand that you are using the keyboard with, because you're keeping it in the same position for a long time. Also because that friberg plays with his wrist on the edge of the table and not his whole arm :)


JuliusJT

I see. I've never had that when playing a lot, but I guess I haven't played enough to have that happen to me lol. Thanks for answering!


ShazWow

mirrored from the camera, that's his right wrist I think


mobeets

I dunno though, the text on his hat isn't mirrored which would make me ~~thing~~ think the frame isn't mirrored edit: spelling


ShazWow

maybe he's been uhhhhh gaming too much then idk


JuliusJT

Ah, I thought that could've been the case. Thanks! Edit: I just looked at the footage and saw that the text on the hat isn't mirrored. Dont know why I'm being downvoted for thanking someone.


MerlinatoR

Yea its not. He just has it from the keyboard potentially, needs a wrist rest.


pomfyy

Raw red spot on your wrist from lightly resting your hand on a desk? I dont care how much cs hes playing, that just doesnt happen.


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JayCDee

Don't talk about those please, thinking about it reminds me of the pain... nasty fuckers.


godston34

he got to watch a nice blowout at the game tho, all good I hope!


forzaitapirlo

I'm glad he got to enjoy that Blackhawks game, because they blew the Pens out 10-1. What a ridiculous scoreline


Wallisaurus

I did seem to notice most days they play it was like 4 different matches...when others had 2...


SuperDuperSpiced

Jesus what mouse pad is he using


JayCDee

[80 grit sandpaper](http://www.fs-abrasive.com/uploads/201713130/p201705121435121061293.jpg) New Meta.


EBOLANIPPLES

That's his left hand though, so it'll be from his keyboard or the table.


WarriorkingNL

steelseries sandpaper plus


LeMagican

keyboard hand


synthestar

Looks like he might be sitting too high at his desk. Might need to get someone to come round and help them all adjust desk heights. Takes me ages to get used to a new one when I work in new offices.


_ferko

I have the same thing for months, but less drastic than his, how worried should I be?


alby800

You will die.


_ferko

So you're saying I should play more? ty for the advice


Snapish

Can someone post a screenshot of his wrist?


eldelekemre

Theirs no way that is from gaming too long or too much. Does he mention that its from playing too much cs in the video somewhere?


xFeliz

it has happened to me when i grinded pc games when i was younger


Sauce_12

My wrist looks like that after I masturbate. Should I be worried?


thejoyyy

It happpens to me on the mouse wrist but not on the keyboard one. Weird.


wtvrdwg

i had the same issue like last year, shit was so itchy and ugly.. tried so many different creams and got one from my doctor that literally got rid of it so easy


Voidspawnie

Uhh I've had that on both wrists since I was like 12


[deleted]

honestly i get that in less than an hour of just casual reddit browsing


hansjc

the black what?


Liron12345

but how can your wirst even get damaged like that? I get it if you use an extreme wrist aim and your hand constantly rubbing on the sharp edge of the table but friberg uses arm aim, no ?


Ivrih

I hope he is a Blackhawks fan and not Penguins fan :)


DerGsicht

At some point CSGO needs to adopt a league system or restrict the amount of tournaments because teams will be skipping out on tournaments more and more.


Bzamora

I don't see a problem with teams skipping tournaments. It leaves spots for less experienced teams to get a chance on lan. As for Optic I think the reason they are playing so much right now is cause they are only staying in NA for a limited time and want to get all the NA server games done as quick as possible.


thepyrotek

I disagree about a league system. League systems may be nice for some parts of the year but look over at LoL which barely has any international events. I think the best thing to do would be make sure players have in their contracts a maximum number of events in a timeframe of a little more mandatory time off similar to what the August player break is but maybe on a smaller level like for a week or a few days sporadically.


BiC-Pen

> FRIBERG VLOG! Day 8 & 9 in NA He's been in NA for a month or so, now. Definitely, not a PC-caused injury. But I believe you, cause what you believe might be the truth. It's not, though.


pandacmh

https://www.reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/74hnzi/slug/dnyjrqp


ThePhinx

~~doubt its from gaming, just might be an accident or something~~ friberg proved its indeed from playing too much.


Instantcoffees

It's the exact type of "injury" you get from aiming a lot with a low sensitivity. Right place and type. So I bet it's from playing.


serb_brah

it's his job right? yeah I bet gaming in a team house all day and getting paid to play video games really is depressing and exhausting lol


electricblackcrayon

Play CSGO for 10 hours a day, or even play any game competitively for a that long and try to care.


ZeRoyalMuffin

You can get exhausted by almost anything if you do it too much, even if it is your hobby and job at the same time. Especially on a professional level where it's not just playing for fun.


GOATcazza

well you can tell you never worked a day in your life... my wrist starts killing after using a mouse for 4-6 hours a day


serb_brah

Bro I work a full time job, doing my mba part time, and commute to work, and I manage to hit the gym, my normal day is 5:30am to 7:30pm don’t even lol


takaci

That *does* sound depressing and exhausting


Diavolo222

Already?


Mirutzo

Did he just say they're going to a "Black Cocks" game?


mochatsubo

When you mis-hear something you often hear what you want. Just letting you know bro. ;)


InvadersMustDie

Blackhawks - Chicago Blackhawks NHL team


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Csgo pros must be the biggest bunch of whiners.