Make certain you are prepared
This one is more for the more recent players amongst us; however whenever you jump into a game you’ll wish to make sure you are prepared. If you have not played your preferred game in a while and you’re not up to date with the newest spots or meta modifications you need to rapidly strike the internet to see what’s up. However likewise your teammates if you hop into a video game and you do not even know what’s going on you’re not only doing yourself an injustice.
Leaping onto the competitive ladder while not having the complete image of what’s going on in the video game (either due to you not having actually taken sufficient time to acquaint yourself with the game prior to getting on the ladder or due to running out touch with current spots, new heroes, …) is the equivalent of hopping in a fighter jet without doing any pre flight examinations. Yeah, you just might be great and make it back in one piece, but when something unforeseen occurs up there you’ll be wishing that you put in the time to prepare yourself.
This also counts (to a lesser degree) for gear. If you’re playing on an old unpleasant mouse or a super laggy PC you’re probably not going to get as much enjoyment out of the video game as you can, leading to subpar performances. If your spending plan enables it make sure to get peripherals that you enjoy to have fun with.
Don’t fear your enemies (however likewise do not get cocky).
Something that I see a lot of players (unconsciously) do is having method too much respect for the opponent gamers. I’m not speaking about saying ‘gl hf’ and ‘gg’ and the likes, you need to always be considerate to the human beings on the other side of the screen; I’m talking about respecting their ability. When you get in a lobby and you see a gamer with a higher rank/better KDR/ … than yours you should not cringe in fear and resign to the reality that defeat impends.
If you get in a match and you’re too afraid to press B website due to the fact that ‘that Supreme is holding that website’ you’ll begin to play like it whenever you meet that player. You must always be confident in your own skills. Instead of believing ‘oh no, they’re going to wipe the floor with us due to the fact that they outrank us’ you need to be believing ‘I’ll show these men that their rank suggests nothing.’.
It sounds silly, but if you undervalue yourself from the beginning you’re going to be playing worse than you might be playing. If you get overconfident you’ll be tempted to make plays which are simple to penalize, so attempt to keep yourself in check.
Be critical of yourself.
No one is best at anything, and everybody makes errors. The much better you get at something the less errors you make, however you’ll still be making them.
For instance: next time you get killed, instead of raving or avoiding the kill cam or what have you, take your time to reflect on your death. Try to evaluate (with a clear mind) how you got killed. Was your placing bad? Did you peek at a foreseeable time and angle? Was your ultimate telegraphed? There are certainly going to be circumstances where you did whatever right and still got domed, but if you really assess your deaths honestly you’ll find that most times you’re going to discover some elements (however small they might be) of your gameplay that you could’ve done better.
If you do this for every obstacle you have and you actively try to work on your shortcomings (it’s something to acknowledge that your strafing pattern is foreseeable, it’s another thing to in fact deal with it) you’ll see that you’re going to be rising up the ranks incredibly quickly.
Note: an incredibly useful and really efficient method to gain from your own errors is to tape and review demonstrations of your own gameplay. If you discover that you’re having trouble with rationally assessing the circumstance ingame or right after the video game it can be an excellent start to evaluate your demos the day after, or have someone else evaluate them.
Control your emotions and don’t try to micromanage whatever.
Unless you’re playing in a team or with a full stack all the time you yourself are going to be the only factor appearing in every video game that you can in fact manage. Sure, you may have been matched with an intoxicated fool who’s not doing anything however feeding, but spouting verbal abuse at that person isn’t going to help, and smashing your mouse versus your desk isn’t going to change the outcome of the match. Among the fastest, most surefire methods to lose multiple video games in a row is to tilt or having a group that’s on tilt. We have actually got a guide on how to manage tilt however in short: it is very important to understand that you can not manage whatever.
, if you’re solo queuing in (for example) CSGO you’ll constantly be playing 5 vs. 5.. You might seem like you’re getting matched with the giants, throwers, and other kinds of idiots all the time, however statistically speaking the chances remain in your advantage. You’re not a giant or a thrower (hopefully at least), and while the other 4 colleagues you get matched with might be, the other team has 5 open slots for a possible buffoon to fill it. The enemy group is thus most likely to end up with a negative impact on their group, because there’s 5 possible opportunities that they end up with ineffective colleagues as opposed to 4 for your team.
All of this does not help much if Girl Fortuna dislikes you on a particular day and you do sometimes get paired with all of the bad colleagues by some stroke of bad luck, however even then it’s important that you remain calm and focus on yourself. Directing rage or frustration towards elements you can not potentially control (such as random matchmaking) is especially counter-productive. If it’s getting too bad on a specific day and you find that you’re no longer having fun or you seem like you’re tilting then there’s nothing wrong with taking a break either.