RAINBOW SIX SIEGE
Jayden ‘Dizzle’ Saunders Captain, Mindfreak
What are the best signs that a Rainbow Six player is ready for competitive play?
A high win/loss or a strong K/D ratio can be good indicators of a player’s individual performance, but that only scratches the surface. Other things such as map knowledge, game sense, and strategy are also important things to consider when preparing for competitive play. Certain people excel at the game mechanics, like aiming and winning gunfights, and others excel at providing intel, understanding strategy and counter-strategy. Identifying where you excel and then practicing to get better in the other areas, will allow you to become a much better player in time.
What are the main mistakes you think people make that lose them games?
One of the biggest is a lack of patience. Have the patience to use your drone to gather as much actionable intel as possible. Have the patience to gain map control on attack, or on defense, have the patience to hold your area. This will allow you to make the necessary flank or play your team needs. Being impatient or unnecessarily reckless can lead to an early death, which puts a lot more pressure on your teammates. If you are a utility player or VIP, make sure you do your job before you engage in a firefight where possible. When the situation is heated, it’s important to not make any hasty decisions that will lead to losing the round. Try to relax, talk it through and listen to your team so you can plan your next move.
What can you do if you feel like you’re a great Rainbow Six player, but the team you’re on isn’t working for you?
There are a few things to try first. Can the team change roles or operators around to improve the composition? Are the right members on your team playing the right operators/positions for their play style? This can be a good fix.
If you are that much better than your teammates and you want to take it to the next level, I would suggest to play against the best players in your region that you can find. Play against them constantly and try to prove yourself.
If you are offered to join another team think very seriously before you make the leap. Play with the other team a bit before making your decision. This will be as much for them as it will be for you. It isn't a good look if you jump from team to team as it will deter other teams from offering you a spot on their roster.
What’s your best advice you give to anyone who wants to improve at Rainbow Six?
Practice, especially your aim and muscle memory. Most of us spend a lot of time in Terrorist Hunt, a game mode where you go against enemy AI. The reason for this is you are constantly shooting and moving which helps to build muscle memory, aim and recoil control. Watching the pro players is also a very good way to learn, the knowledge they hold is incredibly vast and in-depth. You’ll always learn from watching the best.
Have the mindset that you will lose and that's okay, you are going to learn from it. Make sure you play against players that are better than you. Watch the killcams and see what you did wrong and what you could have done differently. Embrace the loss – it’s a development opportunity.
HAVE THE MINDSET THAT YOU WILL LOSE AND THAT'S OKAY, YOU ARE GOING TO LEARN FROM IT