Research in eSports

Welcome to my new series titled “Research in eSports”.  In this monthly video blog I will discuss current research or news from the realm of eSport or competitive gaming.  Today’s article was published in Sport and Society vol. 13, an interdisciplinary journal with articles related to sport across various fields.  The article is “Electronic sport […]

Improving self-talk part 1 – awareness

Read the first article in the series here! – Introduction to self-talk Knowledge is power, understanding your own self-talk Awareness is a great tool for success and learning. For example, most good singers listen to recordings of their own voice to be more aware of how they sound. Ballet dancers practice in front of mirrors […]

Introduction to self-talk

I think that self-talk, that is the things that we tell ourselves either out loud or internally, reflects a lot our beliefs about ourselves. When a Korean Starcraft player enters a North American tournament says to his teamates, “I’m going to go over there and kick some a$$,” it is because he is confident in […]

How badly do you want it?

I have to admit, sometimes I spend hours watching emotional sports videos on youtube.  There’s just something about people pursuing and achieving their dreams that is addictive to my emotions.  Today I saw a video with a soundtrack from Eric Thomas laid over Giavanni Ruffin’s highlights from his practice.  The strongest message from the video is […]

Welcome

Thanks for visiting my new website, Mindgames Consulting.  This site is dedicated to the discussion of sport psychology among my two favorite eSports, League of Legends and Starcraft 2.  I am still updating content and getting the site underway.  There will be a grand opening after all the content is updated, so please stop back […]