July 6, 2018
Coaches are a somewhat mysterious force to CSGO spectators. It's difficult to understand the role a coach might play in influencing his team's success. Some seem more like cheerleaders, while others seem to play a much more fundamental role in crafting the strategy of the team. In this piece, we take a look at some legendary CSGO coaches and how their team performance changed after the coach was introduced. We measure performance using two related models. First, we look at our skill rating model, which is a modified version of glicko2, adapted for CSGO. Second, we look to overall rankings ...