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 […]

How to Avoid Avoiding: 5 Steps to Mentally Break into eSports

What is it that has kept you from pursuing an eSports career or persevering in ranked up until now?  Are you afraid you aren’t good enough?  Are you too annoyed and worn out from dealing with trolls?  Or do you simply not know where to start?  Fear, moodiness, fatigue, and not knowing what to do […]

Go beyond “Great job!”: Make your praise praise-worthy

July is all about esports coaching! Read on for some tips to help your players play at their best. You’re watching your team compete. A late-game fight breaks out and your players perfectly focus target after target, leading to a clean ace that ends in a victory. As you meet up with your players, you […]

Got Grit? A Farewell to the Frag Dolls

  Do you have what it takes to be the best?  Are you prepared to work hard and stay focused, even through the inevitable setbacks on your journey to the top?  Can you dedicate yourself year after year to becoming the champion you know you can be? Let me put it to you this way… […]

3 Keys to Ranked Mindset: Face. Figure. and Fight.

Did you know that holding a pencil between your teeth could make you a more confident player?  Or that your posture could be contributing to increased stress while you play?  We have all heard the phrase Mind over Body, implying that you can better your physical being or performance by having mastery over your mindset.  […]

Five steps to rev up your soloQ rewards — and motivation!

Using rewards to keep yourself motivated.  It makes sense.  You do something well, get a pat on the back for it, and then you will want to do it more…right? Well, I have a sneaking suspicion that you have tried something like this before, and it didn’t quite work out the way you wanted it […]