Category: Gaming Writing

  • Dodging the matchup: playing against characters I hate

    Dodging the matchup: playing against characters I hate

    I’ve come to realize I have a little bit of a phobia when it comes to facing certain characters. This usually comes from when they’ve beat me pretty hard in the past, and that kind of carries over to future matches where I think the same thing is going to happen. There’s some commonalities between […]

  • Ladder anxiety: wanting to play, but not

    Ladder anxiety: wanting to play, but not

    Like a lot of people starting out with competitive gaming, I’m having some problems with ladder anxiety. For the uninitiated, ladder anxiety happens when you avoid playing ranked (or even unranked) matchmaking due to different reasons. Some people might be hesitant to risk the rank they’ve already earned, or those that are starting out might […]

  • Starting the journey: being new at Street Fighter and Dota 2

    Starting the journey: being new at Street Fighter and Dota 2

    The last couple days have been an exercise in patience. I’ve decided that I’m going to put more of my effort into improving in two competitive multiplayer games: I’m going to both try to get better at Dota 2 and Street Fighter V.