So, you may have noticed that over the past few months, I’ve been looking into various eSports such as League of Legends and Dota 2. I’ve been trying to get to grips with them to see how well I can play the games and also what it takes to get better and improve your skills.

Well, for now, I think I’ve put quite a bit of time into them so I’m going to take a little bit of a break from covering the games as I attempt to actually get better. So, I thought I would just write a candid post about the games and my experiences so far.

Getting Started

One of the first things that I realised was just how complex these games are compared to how they look. Sure, it isn’t too hard to get your head around the basics of MOBA games. However, being able to master a class or hero is a very different story.

From my own experience, I would highly recommend looking up Dota 2 or League of Legends tips to help you hit the ground running. The reason for this is because the other players are going to expect you to know at least some of what your roles should be. As these games are competitive games, if you don’t know what you are doing it can be very frustrating – not only for you but those you are playing with.

Watching Matches

The second thing that I have found is that it really pays to sit back, relax and watch the “professionals” play. With major eSports events being streamed live on Twitch, it can be really helpful to study how they play. You can learn so much about the game from seeing and watching how the top guys play.

That can only help to make your own skills better, as studying always helps. Add practice to that studying and you can really start to improve how you play these MOBA games.

Practising With MOBA Games

The last part of this is basically where I am now. Once you’ve been studying and getting your head around the basics of your chosen eSports game, the next stage is just to practice like crazy. There’s a saying that goes “to be an expert, you need to read 7 books or do 10,000 hours of practice”. Since there really aren’t many books that can help with eSports and MOBA games, that means that you need to put the hours in instead.

That’s what I’ll be doing now. So, that means that there won’t be many updates on my progress for a while since the recent posts haven’t really been able to add much more to the discussion. This is because I haven’t had the time to really grow and improve at League of Legends or Dota 2. However, once I do get better, that will change!

And That’s All Folks

There wasn’t really much of a goal or focus for this post, other than updating you all on my exploits with MOBA games and the three main points that I’ve learned so far. But I do hope you enjoyed this brain dump of a post!

Do you play League of Legends or Dota 2? Let me know in the comments below!

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