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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The best tool to transfer your coaching experience to esport

Last week I was contacted by an ex-martial-arts coach who wanted to know if his experience transferred into League of Legends coaching. Now first off, before I answer, let me clarify that essentially what I am trying to do at MindGames.GG is to make everybody into a coach. “But I don’t want to be a […]

A Story of Doping in eSports: And Proven Tips to Optimize Your Performance (legally!)

UPDATE: I have created an instructional page for nootropics (Cognitive Enhancing Supplements) for esport. Check it out here to optimize your game WITHOUT the use of illegal stimulants! Learn More about Nootropics “I witnessed doping a lot. It was lying around, like aspirin. The most common was Ritalin. The first time we took it was […]

Top 6 Mental Habits to Dominate Solo Queue

Getting into a habit can take time, and changing habits that we find to be ineffective can be even more troublesome. When setting a goal for solo queue in League of Legends consider these habits that will help provide opportunities for sustained success if you desire to grind out many games a day and for […]

Team atmosphere – Coach-athlete relationship

A team of five players is directionless. They practice badly, they can’t seem to be motivated, they fight amongst themselves, and their play is very inconsistent. Sometimes brilliant, sometimes they lose horribly. Then suddenly, a magic change takes place. They seem to all align with the same goal, and their play reflects the drastic change […]