Last time I was seriously competitive in anything in life and gaming was when i played some 1v1 in starcraft or dueled in diablo 2 hardcore (no hacks). That was closer to 2004-2005ish.
Nonetheless, I was watching streamers on twitch, which i never really did and discovered SC 2 streamers and that got me back into SC 2 as well as inspired me to start streaming.
So i'm playing Starcraft 2 competitively now. I've played 150ish games on ladder so far and i just hit gold rank. (goes bronze-silver-gold-platinum-diamond-master-grandmaster). Now i've found my competitive streak.
The new Path of Exile season comes out in like 4 days and I have no interest in even playing it. Isn't that amazing. I have put 1600 hours into Path of Exile and every season i start new again WTF.
If I had put 1600 hours into SC 2, I believe I'd be master level now or perhaps greater. My stream would be growing better. Then again, I guess I could stream Path of Exile.
Onto controlling rage:
Also, i did play SC 2 6 years ago for 2 weeks but quit as I broke 2 mouses after losing games. 2 days ago, I almost broke my mouse again after losing. I'm much better now than I was before, but how do you control your rage when playing competitively.
I was reading online about it and some guy had a great quote that basically said this, "Once you realize you're getting mad because you thought you were entitled to a win, then the rage will go". I definitely get mad when I think I should have won, but I guess the key phrase is to lose the entitlement and you won't get so pissed.
If i played against a pro player and got destroyed, I wouldn't be mad because you know, I never thought consciously or subconsciously that I should ever win the game. But in other games, I guess I subconsciously feel like i'm entitled to a win and i need to get over that.
So what are your tools to not rage when you lose competitive games.
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