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 […]

Top 10 sexiest (most motivating) champions: Give yourself a reason to train

Spice it up! If you are looking for a reason to have fun and motivate yourself to play, these sexy champions can be the eye candy that makes doing the drills fun. And if you can’t spend your Valentine’s Day weekend chasing tail, but are ranking up instead, at least you can enjoy playing with these fine […]

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 […]

Team atmosphere – When players don’t click

Fans of sports love to talk about team atmosphere. When drama from the locker room spills out onto the playing field, spectators and commentators alike spawn countless theories about who started what and how it affected the match. In 2002 an analysis of many studies done in team-sports finally revealed a conclusive connection between a […]

What is eSport psychology?

Athletes strive to be the best. Whether that means beating others in competition or besting themselves, they are constantly training to achieve victory. At the end of the day, however, one athlete or one team is the ultimate victor. Coaches and other athletes examine the training methods used by the winners to determine what the […]

Performance profiling

Performance profiling is a way to assess where one stands in their mental strengths and weaknesses. It is a good way to plan what areas to focus on as well as to gauge growth. Usually a self-assessment is suitable enough, but in a team with excellent relationships a more thorough assessment involving coaches or teammates […]

Multi-Action Plan

Mind games consulting recommends the Multi-Action Plan (MAP) developed recently and trialled relatively successfully with Italian Olympic shooters.1 The MAP combines theoretical elements from many previous successful models of intervention, notably the Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment (MAC) approach,2,3 the Individual Zones of Optimal Functioning (IZOF) model,4,5,6,7,8 and the Identification-Control-Correction (ICC) programme.9 In the MAP model, the ideal state for […]

League of Legends relegation stress

What a week! Personally I’m happy it is over and that my favored team remains in the LCS. However as stressful as it was for me, it seems from how the players are talking it was immensely stressful for them. Several comments in particular stood out to my “sport psychologist” trainer side. One was CLG, […]