Navigate SoloQ Rage with these five cardinal points

If you’re like me, you enjoy video games because they’re fun. I enjoy making plays that helps win a teamfight, or chaining my skills together for a well-executed combo. I get excited watching professional gamers’ brilliant display of skill, strategy, and out of the box thinking. I then try to do what these professionals do […]

Navigate SoloQ Anxiety with these five cardinal points

Imagine you’re sitting at your desk, hovering over the play button. You check your friends list, and see nobody online. You hesitate to press play. You start to worry if you’ll have a good experience. Maybe you won’t have someone who can play support, or your teammates aren’t as skilled, or you will get players that refuse […]

Taking off the Rage Glasses: How to Stop Anger from Losing you Games

In my last article, I introduced the concept of two mindsets. A growth mindset allows a person to steadily increase their skill. To review, some of the hallmarks of the growth mindset are accepting criticism, seeing obstacles as challenges instead of threats, and embracing that the success of others is not a threat to ones’ […]

Learn to Press Play: How to Worry Less and Grow More!

You are staring at the post-game lobby. Your team’s Caitlyn fed the enemy Katarina 6 kills. Katarina spiraled out of control and dominated your entire team. Sitting there, demoralized, you wonder what the point of playing solo queue is. Will it ever get better? Why bother playing? How you reflect on our wins and losses dramatically […]