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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A champion’s professional attitude

It’s possible to be a professional eSport athlete without having a professional mindset. Getting paid to play is usually achieved by attaining a certain level of performance. However, developing that play into a championship means dedication, hard work, and a mindset that allows for you to overcome defeats and strive for victory. There’s always the […]

Leadership is fighting for men’s hearts

Leadership is abound in sports and eSports. Captains need to lead, coaches, need to lead, managers need to lead. Even in-game different players take the helm and lead at different times and moments. However, nothing is quite as powerful and important as the coach-athlete relationship if we look at elite players in history, and who made […]

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 […]