Fancy yourself under the spotlight competing in the esports scene for millions of pounds or millions of dollars? While the journey to that ever happening IS arduous and extremely difficult, it is not impossible. With enough effort and patience, you will slowly climb to the top. If you are ready, begin your journey to becoming an esports pro with these three steps:
1. Get into gear
While you might be tempted to take a sip of water and start gaming all day to get good, it is not the right way to start. Instead, you should have your mindset prepared for what is to come. Remember, it is not just all about fun and games anymore but your future. So, get into gear and develop a routine. You will also need to develop a passion for the game you are playing. Otherwise, there is no way you are going to get better.
In other words, you need to have the right mindset when you take up this venture. Without the right mindset, you are going to fall short of your goals, let alone anywhere near any esports competition out there.
You need the right equipment, and that includes your mindset.
2. Embrace the challenges
While playing with those who are worse than you at games can be fun (since you are winning most of the time and who doesn’t like to win?) it’s not going to help you much in getting better. If anything, you are going to become worse, since any mistakes you commit in the game will go unpunished.
So, motivate yourself to play against people who are better than you. Like a student and a teacher, these challenging opponents will become your teacher. When you play with them, you will pick up tips and tricks, as well as keeping you at the best performance, knowing that any mistake you make from here on out, you’re going to pay for it dearly. The biggest lessons come from failure, so get used to failing forwards, and learning from your mistakes as well as from your opponents.
3. Make connections
When you are playing against top-tier players, you are soon going to make a name for yourself. However, even way before this, you can start making connections and teaming up with others who have the same goals as you do. As a result, when you play with your team that is hell-bent on competing in esports, you give yourself a much higher chance of ending up in the big leagues.
That’s why it’s crucial that you talk to people. Not only should you speak with your teammates, but even with competitors. Just talk to anyone about the topic that shares the same passion. You and the gang can work together to improve yourselves and make a name in the esports world.
Networking is vital to your esports success. Just like if you were to finish college and land a job because a friend put you up as a worthy candidate for a specific job, so will your buddies when they’re asked for mates they want to be put into their team. Why not join the Coaching for Geeks Community and start networking among fellow geeks today?
These tips will help you have your mindset set straight to achieve your goals in your esports journey. Remember, without motivation, nothing will be accomplished, and if you are not mentally prepared for the challenges ahead, you are going to burn out as soon as you start.