Lose The Battle, But Win The War

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Before you dive into this blog post, I would like to tell you something, that you may not know or may not have been told. YOU are AMAZINGSKILLED, COURAGEOUS, and VALUED.

Not because of your wins or losses, social stature or your expertise.  No, you are all of the above because you choose to compete. You go out and test your resolve; mentally, emotionally, and socially time and time again. Take this moment to reflect on all of your experiences. Think about those hard fought games, the ups and the downs. The way they made you feel during and after. Think about the way people reacted to those games. Really put yourself there again. Now think about the people you’ve met. Your training partners, your teammates, your friends.

All of these experiences shape you, and drive underlying motivations for why you compete. But there was a time before you had all of these motivations. However, you didn’t let that stop you from competing. So what is stopping you now?Continue Reading–>

Enhancing Your eSports Mindset

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In almost every blog post we have written, you will see that we always address the reader’s experiences in eSports, as a journey. Although, ‘trek’ might be the more accurate term. Finding a career in eSports is not something that will happen over night. Becoming the best at a specific game also, won’t happen over night. The truth is, becoming a professional in anything takes time, and effort. Unfortunately for competing in eSports, there is no traditional path. Every great player’s success story is different. For most of the G.O.A.T’s, eSports was still in pre-infancy. It wasn’t like it is today, with thousands of teams, broadcasts, and content to consume.

Luckily for us, eSports is getting to it’s prime position. Growing, evolving, and becoming more and more studied along side traditional sports. For us, we have the advantage of coming in with a different mindset. Unlike the previous greats, we are able to see the obstacles in front of us, light at the end of the tunnel and a small window into our dreams. Idols to look up to and emulate, and trophies to win. We have the assurance to know that our ‘hobby’ can become a career. All we have to do is go beyond a competitive mindset, and enter into an eSports Mindset.Continue Reading–>

S.M.A.R.T Goals

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Setting Goals

 

Setting goals is critical to improving your performance in any game that you play.  You’ve probably heard that before. In fact, goal setting is critical to improving any thing  that you do. To me, it’s the act of taking aim on a target. Like playing darts. You may not always hit the bull’s-eye, but you’re giving yourself the best chance to. You can see the target, gauge your distance, and make adjustments based on where you hit. You’re leading yourself to your desired target.

Without setting goals it’s like spinning around, closing your eyes, and then throwing the dart. You may get close to your target, you might even hit the bull’s-eye once. But performance is about replication and consistency. Every time you reach one of your goals you create a milestone. By choosing the objective, reaching it and then confirming that you have, you develop the ability to move on to the next goal. This allows your brain to confidently replicate the previous objective with less effort and opens the brain to learning new concepts.

I am going to explain how set goals using the S.M.A.R.T template and how it can translate to your gaming experience.Continue Reading–>