Yeah I know it's kind of a stupid self answering question but, as i'm slowly getting better i'd like to add more brain power to my demo with the goal of benefitting my team strategically and tactfully instead of just being good at hitting pipes, carpeting on koth, generally connecting damage in fights consistently for scouts. The best demo play in the highest levels, even in the highest tourneys does obviously not end at insane dm and if I am to ever reach the point where I can with content seriously go for that level or honestly any level at all above my own I want a better foundation to take on that challenge with.
To begin to put it through my optics, I played competitive rainbow six siege for a very long time, and there's certain knowledge that you only gain when you die to it. Getting on certain angles but at certain times, ect. It's probably the same in CS. I think of sticky traps the same way.
My issues that I haven't been able to think through with this in mind are in part that tons of demos until play which I can only watch at this current point just put stickies on the same spots that get cleared 70% of the time. Or they just put them in a place to force when a combo tries to come through a choke or a flank for an uber. Maybe that's the extent of their job and acceptably fine to do, but that's not what i'm talking about as you can probably imagine.
It's not just about knowing quirky, weird and generally not checked spots, for single picks on players but when to be there to catch rotations, how to recognize the opening for that way ahead of time, what specific sides of the walls can't be cleared with an intelligent rocket, and through and through setting yourself up for success and impact with this niche the class has to offer. The large amount of little things that make the difference between two demos in the same div that will win their teams points and rounds against eachother.
What practices should I put into play, or resources should I seek out?