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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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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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Three confidence busters that ruin your performance

Being confident in yourself and in your gaming skills is crucial for being a consistent winner. A lot of times esports players reach out to me with ‘low confidence issues’ but when asked, they can’t really tell why they experience this negative effect. So, in this brief text I will introduce three of the most […]

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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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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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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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