Counter-Strike Player Pulls Off Incredible Ace

Counter-Strike Player Pulls Off Incredible Ace

Damn. Just... damn.

The Counter-Strike community's been freaking out about an ace pulled off by EnvyUS player Happy — and with good reason. It's completely ridiculous. First, just watch. It will make your eyeballs explode out of your head no matter how familiar you are with the game:

Happy downed the entire opposing team in the blink of an eye. Through a smoke screen. With a cheapo, slow-firing desert eagle.

Now an explanation: This took place during an economy round for Envy, which is to say that they didn't have the cash for good weapons (and armour) in addition to grenades. So they bought pistols. Humble, humble pistols. The opposing team, TSM, was in the midst of a force buy round, which means they didn't have enough money to shell out for the absolute best gear, but they grabbed the best stuff they could given the circumstances.

And then Happy turned all those dollar signs to dust in seconds.

This is all the more impressive because the desert eagle isn't a great weapon for, well, any of that. For one, it can only bring down enemies in one hit with headshots. For two, it forces you to wait about a second (an eternity in Counter-Strike time) between shots. As Redditor Gazorpozorpfield put it, "This requires insane aim, precise maps knowledge to the point of knowing where the corner of the building was without even being able to see it and the ability to predict the other team. He had all of these things down perfectly."

There has, however, been some debate about the full merit of Happy's ace. While few fans are taking away from Happy's accomplishment (that level of aim and prescience is unreal), some chalk TSM's complete lack of response up to Counter-Strike's recent animation overhaul. In short, they contend that the new animations give people peeking (for instance, around a corner) a massive advantage. They point to Happy's ace as a sign that peeking is now broken, overpowered.

Still, you can't deny that it's an incredible sight, one of the most impressive Counter-Strike plays in recent memory. Perhaps time and debate will re-christen it as something else, but for the moment this is some god-tier Counter-Strike.


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    If the video isn't working for you:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vcBcjzRKhA

      Damn... spent ages trying to figure it out, end up having to switch to IE (*shudder*).

      I prefer this replay though - includes a slow-mo replay at the end so you can truly marvel at how bullshit this was. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kRb3AHWTR4

    First, just watch. It will make your eyeballs explode out of your head no matter how familiar you are with the game:Did not happen, I want my money back.

    This is all the more impressive because the desert eagle isn’t a great weapon for, well, any of that.

    Not sure if you actually play CS or not... but that statement is so wrong, for sheer fear factor and stopping power its the best pistol in that exact situation.

    As soon as someone enters that corner off banana and hears a deagle fire they take a step back to re-evaluate, giving the defenders a couple of seconds to rotate from A as needed, and in a situation like that where there is smoke, id prefer the deagle slow fire rate over any other pistol just for the amount of potential damage to slow the enemy team down.

      Yes! The deagle is the best pistol in the game. Even if you don't get HS it slows you to a crawl when it hits giving ample time to finish someone off. Plus its long rage accuracy is fantastic.

      Like you said that is the best choke point for CT's when TS's rush up from banana.

      I can't watch the vid at work but is the smoke from the CT's? because that's a poor smoke for the attacking team they need to smoke deep to cover from CT spawn.

        Yeah CT smoke, normally id have smoked further into the corner to get up and cover car corner, but it looked like they were playing defence instead of pushing through which in this case worked brilliantly for them.

      Exactly - Deagle is actually best econ round weapon to pick up - 1 shot headshots against the team which now has full body armour & helmet, it's the highest penetration of a pistol so spamming walls is also a good point for defense, its first shot after every weapon switch tends to be pinpoint accurate when you're not moving and as was displayed in this video is fantastic for corridor protection.

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