Teaching effective communication in gaming revolves around “Painting the clearest pictures with the fewest words.”
This quote underscores the essence of concise and impactful communication. I also abide by the principle of reserving raised voices for critical life/death situations, ensuring a focused and composed team environment.To foster communication prowess, I encourage players to watch YouTube videos of Pro players’ games with in-game comms. This approach offers real-world examples of effective communication in action. Observing how pros relay information, make callouts, and coordinate strategies provides invaluable insights into seamless teamwork.
The information is key to victory even if your teammates not giving, cause sometimes like in life, you need to take ropes in your hand yourself and control the team, cause most people don’t know what they’re doing in-game you have to be the leader. Always give suggestions for ideas, fewer ideas in-team means less chance of winning in-game. Being aggressive in-game depends on your agent, position, peeking advantage, utility, enemy’s utility, enemy’s position and can your teammates trade you while you fighting you have to consider all of those things before playing aggressively.
Players should try to communicate almost everything that they can see/hear and that could be helpful for their teammates (enemies pushing, taking orbs, planting spike, drones, flashes, enemies locations…). It’s also important to avoid complaining as it can tilt the entire team leading to a loss, so when something needs to be fixed, talk about the fix, not about the mistake, if possible don’t even mention it. For example, if your controller didn’t smoke, next round just ask him to smoke, don’t talk about how he didn’t smoke on the last round.
Regarding aggression, in my view players should be aggressive by default, especially in Solo Queue. I’d rather see a player overheating and going crazy (cause he’s gonna learn his limits) than a player who’s afraid to try and do things. Not only that but they’ll lose a lot of opportunities and give way too much space and time for the enemies to think.
Also communicating what you want to do is very valuable, as your teammates can help your play if they know what you’re going to do. Creating plays through communication (pre-round is a great time to do that) is a very good skill to have as well, and that can be a game changer in any elo.