Some people play video games to relax or to kick it with their friends, so this article does not apply to you. If you are in the other category of gamer, that is trying to be the best in the region, listen up, here are some tips to help improve your game.
- Take Notes
Keep a small note book next to you during gameplay. When you die, take a note as to why you died. When after the game, take notes of what you did well and what you can improve on. Depending on the game you play, you can find stats from pro games to see where you stand and what else you can improve on. If you are playing in a tournament, where physical presence is necessary, ask your opponent what you can improve on. Also, feel free to share with them if they ask.
- Practice Fundamental Mechanics
This may sound like a no brainer, but you’d be surprised at how many people don’t do this. They think they can improve on raw talent alone and forget about things like CS, managing lanes, stage control, character combos, etc. An easy way to start practicing is to set up a custom game with yourself or a AI. Learn when camps or neutral objectives spawn, learn how much your character does damage for, learn your win and lose conditions.
- Losing is Part of the Game
This is a lot easier said than done, but once you understand that losing is part of getting better, the less likely you are to tilting or rage quitting. Don’t get me wrong, everyone is still prone to them, but it helps to understand your lose is for a “purpose”. At the end of the day, its just a game, and you have to put in the time to make the grind to be the best.
Start our small, become the best at your local venue or school. Compete in a few local and regional tourneys. Then keep on grinding and becoming the best you can. Some of you will become sponsored and get on pro teams, others will become champions of the weekend warriors. Where ever you strive to be, these tips will help you get there.