How To Fix Your Mindset: Defeating SoloQ Anxiety – with Freud!

“Hey, are you playing solo queue tonight?" That’s just a simple question from a friend right? Your problem is that this “simple question” has started you on a roller coaster of anxiety as you think about trying to move up the solo queue ladder. Bad memories come flooding back as you remember AFK’s, people raging [...]

Ending on a Hai Note: The need for an OP Support…Network

"Team environment/morale was at an all-time low since Worlds 2014. We didn't have the most spectacular 2014 Summer Split and our run at Worlds was not the best we could’ve done. We tried very hard to figure out how to get back into shape for winning Worlds but we struggled and the team atmosphere started to decline. Winning [...]

BREAK Into SoloQ: 5 Steps to More Motivation

Let’s face it.  It is pretty tough to get things done when you are feeling grumpy. So when you are faced with doing tasks that have potential to make you even grumpier, it’s natural to want to avoid that situation entirely.  This is often the case while engaging in competitive gaming and setting lofty goals [...]

Building and Coaching a Rank 1 Challenger Team

I'm joined by Angel Vigil, the team manager at Enemy Esports as he talks about building the squad up from nothing. He delves into their head coach, Brad, and what he does different that sets him apart, what esport coaches should do different than traditional sport coaches, why parents should read their kid's contracts, and the [...]

Managing a new ranked 5’s team in League of Legends

Esports is awesome because five minutes after watching Froggen carry his team on Ahri, you can log into League of Legends and queue up for mid-lane. You want to experience the joy of a well-cast charm as the hapless opponent walks right into your follow-up. That doesn't end at individual play. After watching how much [...]

From unranked to 2.2k ELO in 4 weeks

In this episode I interview Aleš “Freeze” Kněžínek, the marksman for the professional League of Legends team Copenhagen Wolves. We talk about how he trained to go from unranked to 2.2k ELO in less than three weeks, why that got him noticed by recruiters, and the tactics he had to use due to an enforced [...]

Fast Food Gaming: Why our culture makes you worse at esports (HINT It’s not about eating while you play)

You're starving. Thinking of food when you’ve had none for hours can create that feeling. Finally, you arrive at a place with food options. One is a restaurant where you could wait an hour before being seated, and the other? Fast food. You hunger pangs scream loudly for the quickest route to fill your stomach [...]