Dorito and Snake Side Review for the 2014 PSP West Coast Open
After reviewing the footage and contemplating how the 2014 PSP West Coast Open plays out, I came to the realization both sides play eerily familiar. For the most part the field mirrors itself pretty well. Both back center bunkers have good lanes to hold each side. Both sides have effective slot bunkers up the center that also allow you to lock down each side. And both sides, if pushed effectively, can result in plenty of kills.
Dorito Side Review
Up first I have a great video demonstrating how you can effectively push down the dorito side. We got an early kill off that side so Alex filled up to the dorito side Mayan. I made sure Dixon knew to stay on the snake side since I was about to release into the doritos to help Colt push up. Immediately I’m asking Colt what he needs help with to get him going. I could tell both back center spots were holding him up so I filled out to the corner to get a better angle to help.
I get outside and immediately start shooting at the dorito side Mayan. Knowing Colt will release underneath me I raise my body and gun up a bit to make sure I don’t shoot him in the back. He also knows I’m back there now hearing my gun and voice so he knows as well to move low. After he makes his secondary I begin following him down the field. By coordinating our guns we are able to keep pushing him all the way to the 50. By staying close to Colt we can easily communicate and I can put effective pressure on each spot helping him move even faster down the field.
This is a great example of how this side is played. In most cases based on how the zones are setup and how many bodies you have alive. You won’t get an extra body to help attack on the dorito side. It will usually be a one man job. Just like in MAO, communication plays a key factor. Knowing which back center bunker is doubled up and where guns are zoned up on. This will give you the information you need to make smart aggressive pushes.
Snake Side Review
This brings us to the snake side. Again like the dorito side, knowing where guns are zoned up. Mykel and I know where we need to put pressure to get him down the field. As the game unfolds, we know we want to keep them in Texas (Snake side mayan). If they make it out the corner we’ll have to work even harder for that kill. This is why I keep communication up so I know at least on of our guns is always concentrated on him.
Overall, the field will be played very slow at the start. Those cross shots and huge lanes make it hard to push the field if you can’t get wide. This is why I wanted you guys to drill those lanes off the break so you can control the pace of the game and not let the other team dictate it. If you can keep the opponent from getting wide, you have the ability to take the risk to go corners, snake, or dorito 1. In those positions the field becomes very straight up. Put in the necessary guys to move and you should know which spots those are if you have effective communication along the back line. I’m in the process of rendering a full video from our Impact practice so stay tuned for when that drops!