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How to overcome ‘tunnel vision’ in esports

When the pressure gets too much to handle during the game, it’s highly likely for a player to experience a state of stress which is known as  “tunnel vision”. “Tunnel vision” is often referred to the psycho-physiological reaction characterized by an adrenaline rush that causes a significant reduction in intellectual and physical performance. This state […]

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Manage pressure during overtime in esports

In the previous article we discussed some of the reasons why you might experience pressure during overtime in your game. Managing pressure in esports is a mental skill that all successful players should develop.But how to manage that pressure? The way pressure is experienced is very subjective and different individuals develop different mechanisms to overcome […]

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Why you might experience pressure in esports during overtime

Pressure in esports occurs in different moments of the game due to various reasons. However, there isn’t anything more disappointing than choking because of pressure during overtime. Pressure could also be manifested and experienced in different ways based on variety of factors such as the game itself, the team or the individual that’s playing, the […]

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3 key principles to close your game successfully

There isn’t any other more disappointing experience in professional gaming than losing a game in which you outplay your opponent. Everyone is tough and confident until they choke. If you are interested about how to build your clutch mentality in stressful moments follow this link. However, this article would present to you three of the […]

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Overconfidence – the road to disappointment

Today there isn’t a single professional gamer who doesn’t know that being confident is one of the key mental states that would help you become successful at your game. However, after achieving success, plenty of players and teams make a very serious mistake. They become overconfident. What is overconfidence? For most humans being successful is […]

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‘Brain fog’ – your performance killer in esports

You begin your day as usual – same game, same settings, same environment. You start your game with good results, you are reaching your targets and you feel in control when all of a sudden things go backwards. It usually begins with a stupid mistake or two. You try to ‘brush it off’ and continue […]

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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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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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