Most people suggest avoiding building any gens in 1v1 at all because breaking even time is about 8 mins, but some 1v1 matches can drag on for pretty long time, so by Esc 2 and t2 I'm bleeding dry. It's hard to anticipate whether match will be long or short, so if enemy have several gens down and we fight on even footing, he is usually at bigger advantage later on and I get snowballed.
What should I do in these circumstances? When is the best time to get gens and which ones exactly?
From my personal observations, getting 2-3 req gens in the beginning didn't really hurt my early game but gave me considerable boost later on. Though still would like to know how it works for others.