How to Become the Best Gamer you Can Possibly Be

You’ve probably wondered how to become the best gamer, and if there are any tricks out there that can send you on your way. Spoiler: there are. We don’t just pop out of the womb knowing how to play games like a pro, it takes skill and determination to get to the stage where you know you’re the best.

I’m sure that you’ve come across many articles on how to become the best gamer before clicking on this one, but upon researching, I realized that the majority of them are far from helpful. They basically just tell you to have no social life and to quit your job and game all day. But that is not a good idea. I’ve compiled a list of the most beneficial ways to become the best gamer in a sustainable and fun way, check it out!

Practice Makes Perfect

I think this is an obvious one but it’s so important to practice almost every day if you can. With anything, you need to put in practice to get better at it and the same goes for getting better at video games. Top players have a controlled practice schedule against competitors that are at or above their own level, as this is the only way you can truly advance in skill. If you’re playing against people who aren’t very good then obviously you’re going to win, but you’re not going to learn anything from it. Make sure you’re constantly playing with people who are better than you!

Take breaks

Get yourself away from the screen for at least 20 minutes!

Of course, practicing for hours is important for improvement, but you also need to make sure you’re taking regular breaks. The fact is, if you’re getting tired, it’s likely that you’re not going to play as well as you should, even if you dose up on energy drinks. Have a nap, read a book, have a scroll through Twitter – whatever you do, just make sure you’re taking breaks to fuel up and get ready t0 play again!

Don’t Quit Your Job

Please, please, please don’t quit your job until you have at least some indication that you can make money and support yourself by gaming alone. If your stream starts to get a decent amount of ad money, you can look to start reducing your everyday activities, but cutting them out altogether is a massive risk that is unlikely to result in success. Success takes time, remember that.

Join a Community

Make some gamer friends!

Almost all pro gamers started off in a community, and you should join one too. Outside input and strategy conversations with other gamers are important when attempting to go pro. Join in on forum discussions or make your own team, whatever you do, talk to people!

Watch Professional Streamers

Watch streamers to learn more!

This is probably the most effective way to become the best gamer you could possibly be, and that’s because you’ll be able to watch someone who plays games for a living. By tuning in and watching their tactics and gameplay, you will learn the right and wrong things to do. On top of that, these streams have a chat box where you can ask questions about how to improve or any game-specific tips they might have for beginners looking to improve.

Some popular Twitch streamers to get you started:

Sit Comfortably

As I mentioned before, getting better at gaming can take a lot of time and some very long gaming sessions. If you want to have these long gaming sessions without going through serious back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain, then you should definitely invest in a high-quality video game chair. Video game chairs offer full back support, and they ensure your shoulders and neck are comfortable as well. They come in a variety of different price points so be sure to do your research to find the one that works best for you. If you can, don’t be afraid to purchase one of the more expensive chairs. If you’re going to spend a long time sitting in it, you’re going to want it to last as long as it can.

Enjoy It

Enjoy what you play!

This is the most important – make sure you actually enjoy the game you’re playing and that you’re not just playing it to say you’re one of the best. If you are angry all of the time, you will not have good communication with your teammates and you’ll have a hard time. But above all, this is gaming and it’s supposed to be fun, it’s not a chore. You should remain positive while gaming and remember why you started in the first place.

Be critical

Stop making excuses as to why you’re not good at a certain game – it isn’t going to get you anywhere. Instead of blaming the lag of the game, or your other opponents, be honest with yourself. What are you doing wrong? How can you improve? If you answered those questions easily, great! Now you need to be sure to correct these things in future gameplay. If you remove any mistakes you make during gameplay, you will be able to improve quicker than someone who just blames everyone and everything else.

So, now you’re a step closer to becoming an amazing gamer. Just remain humble and practice HARD. If you don’t practice and don’t put the effort into the game you’re playing then you’re not going to get better at it. If you want to check out any of our reviews before you waste your time playing a game, click here.

About Post Author

By Phoebe Ruberto

Hey! I’m Phoebe and I’m one of the contributors on The Casual App Gamer. I’ve been gaming since the moment I could hold a controller and my first memory was playing Sonic The Hedgehog 2 on the PlayStation 2 with my siblings. Happy gaming and I hope you enjoy the reviews!