Choke vs Clutch: Focus on the Right Thing at the Right Time

When I was in the sixth grade, I had my first experience with choking. I was at a track meet watching the 4 x 100 meter relay. One team had an amazing start and quickly took the lead. They held a comfortable lead for the first three hundred-meters and seamlessly passed the baton onto their […]

2 Keys to Boost Happiness and eSport Performance

We all know how important happiness is. You read books and magazines where authors discuss how important it is and you watch movies featuring characters’ epic struggles in the search of happiness. These works make it clear that the question “how do I become more happy?” is something many people ask themselves at one point or […]

From Values to Victory: Keys to Self-motivated Goal Setting

People always say that setting and achieving goals is essential for increasing your performance. I hate to break it to you, but they’re not wrong. When you first set a goal, you are usually pumped about it. Why, then, do we often have trouble sticking with our goals through obstacles and setbacks? To truly understand […]

How to Develop a Wise eSport Mind

Have you had a time where it was difficult to interact with someone because they were either too emotional or devoid of it altogether? Maybe it’s not just others that you have seen this in, but yourself as well? This could have happened when you were having a discussion with your significant other, at your […]

The Comeback Mindset: The Basics of Mental Resilience

In the first round of the EU LCS playoffs, team ROCCAT pulled off a seemingly impossible win, while 2 games down in a best of 5 series.  With all friendly turrets gone, and multiple inhibitors down, how in the world did they keep their cool, and hold their focus to eventually win that game? https://youtu.be/H5F6wWj9-tg […]

Elite eSport Coaching: 7 Qualities of a Championship Team

If you’ve been keeping up, July at Mind Games has been all about eSport coaching. Let’s wrap the month up discussing the qualities of an excellent team. It’s one thing to develop your coaching skills, but without a proper team environment, your coaching abilities only go so far. In this article, we’ll discuss how it […]

5 Easy Steps to Tame the Blame Game

Does your team’s communication devolve into a blame game?  You know, when your players point the finger at each other for misplays or losses, rather than using constructive team talk to help win?  If they answer is yes, I’m sure you are aware that this can send your team’s morale into a downward spiral very […]

Effective Coaching: Building Trust and Respect with your eSport Athletes

Think about a coach, teacher or boss in your life that you really enjoyed interacting with. Now remember one that you could not stand to be around. Can you identify the behaviors that individual had and how they affected your attitude, mood or performance? Now ask yourself if you have considered how your behaviors are […]