Learning the intricacies of each map can increase your impact on games. Every map has unique strengths, preferred hiding locations, and blind spots. Prioritizing your movement to check high-traffic areas first will give you an edge in duels.
Throwing a smoke grenade from a secure location to create a safe passage to a better spot is a powerful advantage. If you know a likely spot for opponents to hide, use smoke to block their vision and gain a superior position. Memorizing smoke lineups is one of the few ways you can have an upper hand against any opponent.