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The Grandmaster Mindset

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Ever wondered how the thought processes of an experienced Grandmaster differ from that of a less experienced player? Give yourself a head start with these tips from Skipjack for improving your psychology game!
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RubberDuck

1yrago

I love the way the overwatch mindset is that Hanzo mains are the source of bad sr's xD

Boostio

1yrago

Just remember: On the enemy team, there are 6 possible trolls or throwers, on your team there are only 5. Unless you are the thrower hmmmm?

Tom GL

GameLeap Team
1yrago

@Boostio Well, it's a great point :D No?

nrmacqueen

2yrs ago

As a hanzo main I am offended

Tom GL

GameLeap Team
1yrago

@nrmacqueen How times have changed!

RobotiCEyE1798

1yrago

@nrmacqueen i am too and i am actualy good

ShadowNinja123

10mon ago

oof taking shots at us hanzo mains lol

SKYRIM

1yrago

I went into this video tilted and came out feeling better. Thank you.

Tom GL

GameLeap Team
1yrago

@SKYRIM Happy to hear! You got this man

Siochan

Pro
8mon ago

my luck is to have 5 games in row with a leaver on my team and only one in the enemy after, statistics are not always on my side haha

KingFoxy93

1yrago

He bully hanzo mains

Poet

1yrago

damn, we really shitting on hanzo mains over here

Maximilian

2yrs ago

HANZO MAIN OMEGALUL

Jayaax

1yrago

Sad fact is that people nowadays just consider asking you to switch as if they were flaming or blaming you so they wont approach your request positively. Some cases appear when they do ask politely like "Alright, what hero have you got in mind?"

onedogpoopin

1yrago

Unrelated to the guide,but what is the bg music around the 6 min mark. Been looking for this track forever

Scrawn

Pro
9mon ago

boi i got placed in diamond, got yeeted to gold from constant games with trolls, one tricks, and tilted players, smurfs then climbed up back to diamond before the season ended without much time in it. if its not elo hell than its just overwatch's unfortunate matchmaking system.

dsc140100

2yrs ago

Why do you consider hanzo mains a troll?

Davidtayler97

1yrago

@dsc140100 It's not the good hanzo mains, it's the hanzo mains which remain hanzo even when they're not pulling their weight.

TurboOW

1yrago

@dsc140100 Cause most of the time (especially at low rank) they are terrible

travispc1220

1yrago

I play mostly Defense hero's and I tend to stick to more projectile hero, I dont normally gain SR but when I do its with friends who play tanks. How should I try to diversify my hero pool?

CriodeRio

1yrago

@travispc1220 Start playing QP and let others fill tank before you pick a hero. Try support first, because being able to fill those two roles is pretty good, but also try dps no matter how matter how bad your dps play is. QP doesn't matter and it should be treated as a practice game.

JingleBombz

Pro
1yrago

I always say to myself ''I'm only talking to 5 people, they don't know who I am and will never know'' but still am scared to talk. I'm just extremely shy which can have a toll on my games sometimes.

JingleBombz

Pro
1yrago

@JingleBombz Further into this video, it made me look at how bad my mindset was for playing this game, this video helped out so much. Thanks for that.

ortiz.2371631

1yrago

@JingleBombz I have the same problem.

Tom GL

GameLeap Team
1yrago

@JingleBombz I believe this calls for an extra guide for the Psychology course :) "Overcoming Competitive/Comms Anxiety"

2002anthonys

2yrs ago

When I do all of these things but only drop

JingleBombz

Pro
1yrago

@null Re-watch the video, don't have the ''I need SR mindset'' play the game because you want to get better, record your games and watch them over again to spot any frequent mistakes you make. They could be: Poor ability usage, Poor communication, Poor positioning, Poor plays ect. Eventually you will spot and correct the mistakes and become a better player and therefore gain SR. Just remember no ''I need SR mindset.'' from the first video on this course, the only reason you are in that elo is because of you, not your team mates. I had the ''My team sucks and I always get stupid trolls'' mindset, which got me tilted very fast and made me play worse. Now I just accept that in lower elo, you cant expect everyone to play perfect and you must expect people to misplay just like everyone does, regardless of elo, and to not be surprised when people mess up ultimates or play bad. Hopefully you understand this and good luck on the ladder.

ohmmy

7mon ago

I feel like, while watching this, should be renamed "how to solo queue". This has nothing to do with mindset. It has nothing to do with considering the bigger picture and understand how the team works in general. There should have been discussion before I got worn out hearing that blaming people is toxic. How about actually providing mindset? What about how when you as a player pick a tank, support or dps role - that affects your current grouping. I'm obviously here to learn, and a bit frustrated that this video is miss titled. One-trick ponies being the next big topic with less than 3 minutes left. *** not a mindset video***

Leapers

1yrago

Not sure what's your issue with Hanzo's. Thought this guide was about GMs and not Bronze accuracy issue.

Bubbleblazer

Pro
23d ago

the class topic at 8:00 is obsolete with 222.

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