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Build your clutch mentality in esports – Esports psychology

Probably there isn’t anything worse in esports than losing ‘a game already won’. Underperforming in the most important game moments is known as ‘choking’. Choking under pressure is a major concern in esports amongst players and teams of any game or tier. Choking usually occurs when a player fails to achieve his self-imposed performance in […]

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3 tips for effective self-talk in esports – Esports psychology

We all talk to ourselves. It’s as natural as breathing. But a lot of time we fall a victim of this internal dialogue.. Especially in competitive environment such as esports. When things are not going well in-game we tend to be more negative about ourselves and even when we try not to think about negativity, […]

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Demotivation: your worst enemy – Esports psychology

Demotivation is one of your biggest enemies outside the server. In fact, being demotivated is probably one of the worst feelings, not only in esports but in general. This feeling is often described as a general sense of no direction and lack of progress. But what’s even worse is perhaps that  despite the fact that […]

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Outgrow your comfort zone – Esports psychology

As in life so in esports, comfort zones are a controversial topic. From one point of view they are very helpful – they keep our sense of order and control of our day, but from another – they could harm our long-term goals and productivity.  What is the comfort zone? In plain words the comfort […]

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Overcome fear of failure in esports – esports psychology

Have you ever been so afraid of failing at achieving something that you decided that it’s better not even trying? Have you caught yourself at making excuses or undermining yourself in order to avoid the chance of failing? If the answer to both questions is ‘yes’, then like many people, you are experiencing a fear […]

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Dealing with burnout symptoms in esports

Esports are growing fast and are quickly becoming an industry with a competitive and demanding environment. An environment which is not forgiving mistakes and absolutely not tolerating players who don’t grind on a daily basis and are not spending several hours in practice. It’s not a secret that most professional players practice around 80 hours […]

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Consulting with a sport psychologist is not about fixing something – it’s about gaining an edge

Considering working with a sport psychologist If you don’t have any ambitions in becoming professional in gaming, you are probably perfectly capable of achieving satisfying results in the game you play by your own. However, in competitive gaming the natural turn of events on your grind would eventually lead you to a point in which […]

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Overcoming negative self-talk when you underperform

Every player has their ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ throughout their career. On a rational level, everyone knows that you can’t always win. Sometimes you have bad days even though you feel fully prepared and confident. Yet when underperformance occurs, on an emotional level, we seem to lose control, and we get stuck in limbo. When this […]

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Boost your performance instantly: Esports psychology tips and tricks

How do you define a professional? While there is certainly not a single answer to this question, here is a proposal – time spent in practice. In his book “The outliers” Malcolm Gladwell explores this topic and argues that if you want to become a professional in any field, you have to spend practicing specific […]

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Esports psychology: 5 Good Mental Practices in CS:GO

Be present We hear the phrase ‘be present’ so often nowadays that I begin to think that most people are just saying it without really thinking about its meaning. So, what does really ‘being present’ means? This is perhaps the simplest concept to understand and hardest task to achieve. Being present literally means to live […]

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What is the simplest thing to do to improve your game

Today we are going to talk about the most underrated and yet most important and simplest task you could do that will instantly help you stay focused and take your game to another level – improve your sleep. The topic about sleep is really vast and can’t be properly discussed in a single article, probably […]

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