Hello :) I recently bought CS:GO and I've experienced a lot of "nohit issues". After playing some games on 128 ticks community servers, i realized the game was way more enjoyable on these servers.

I was wondering how can I find a "competitive" match on these kind of servers (IRC chans, websites, private tournaments, ...) ?

What I would like to find in an optimal world would be a competitive matchmaking system, as it is implemented right now in CS:GO, but using "better" servers.

Have a nice day !

  • Try searching 128 or 128tick in the server browser, most of them should have it as a tag. If they dont.. well.. they're dumb :) Jun 25, 2014 at 14:55
  • I may have formulated badly my question : I would like to find a "competitive" system, outside of the CS:GO one... Because I really enjoy the whole match "strategy" behind and I would like to be able to play "competitive matches" with friends, on real servers ;) I'll edit my question :)
    – johnkork
    Jun 25, 2014 at 14:57
  • Try taking a gander around here csgoforum.com/Forum-cs-go-clans-and-recruiting Jun 25, 2014 at 14:58
  • @johnkork What you ask for cannot be done. You can just join such a server with your friends and play as long as you wish and then leave. There is no support for competitive match making outside of the official competitive match making.
    – user28015
    Aug 7, 2014 at 2:30

2 Answers 2


There are several options you can look into:

I personally subscribe to ESEA and enjoy it thoroughly. The quality of server is much better than traditional matchmaking and skillful aiming is rewarded without having to worry about horrible registry.

  • These are all good, but be careful. If you are in low ranks, you will simply get obliterated in ESEA. Advice: Play, get good, then sub. (Speaking from personal experience. I subbed up before the ESEA Bitcoin miner malware fiasco. I was Eagle Master rank in Competitive, and I had absolutely NO chance in ESEA. I met pro players there, that was kind of fun, but I could not do anything. I simply had no chance against the enemy. The skill gap is HUGE between ESEA and even higher level Competitive.)
    – Apache
    Aug 27, 2017 at 9:20

To go on 128-tick server:

  1. Go to steam -> games.
  2. Right click on CSGO.
  3. Select properties.
  4. In the new window, click the "set launch options" button.
  5. Another window will pop up. On the line type "-tickrate 128" (without the quotation marks but with the dash)

You will have to relaunch CSGO. Hope this helps!

  • Sorry, but no. This would simply launch a 128 tickrate server IF you were to start a dedicated server.
    – Apache
    Aug 27, 2017 at 9:17

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