The new year is a time when people traditionally look back at the past, and forwards towards the future. Accepting your past is often the key towards changing your future. Last year I read an article with an interesting point about looking backward.
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I’ve been blogging for three years now. Here’s a look back at what I did for 2023.
It’s common sense to take a break every so often to rest your wrists between game sessions. But have you ever considered the importance of resting your resilience?
Many people feel stuck when they ask themselves, “How can I improve?” A better question to ask might be, “How can I be less bad?”
You’ll often hear the advice, “Play to improve, not to win.” What does that mean, exactly?
What does Reiterate have in common with top-tier Olympic coaches? It’s all in your head.
This article about weightlifting contains useful advice about working out in general, and includes one tip in particular that applies to esports play as well.
One of the most often repeated pieces of advice I see for League of Legends players is: be greedy. Always play for yourself, and assume your teammates are incapable of making the correct plays. I think this is a mistake.
This blog post by Marcus Buffet on Thoughts on Improving on Chess made some interesting points about self-improvement in general and how to properly use self-improvement tools, and I thought there was much there that could also apply to improving at esports. I recommend reading it; it’s not too long. Then you can return here for my thoughts.
In this follow-up to Why Players Int I take a closer look at Communion Skills.
In gamer terminology, to “int” means to intentionally feed, that is, to basically give up and allow your opponent to kill you repeatedly. Sometimes the term is used loosely, when a player might exclaim, “I’m totally inting” when he makes a poor play. But originally (and still) it can mean when someone isn’t trying at all, and in fact is helping the opposing team as much as they can. In this post I’d like to discuss that extreme form of inting.