How to Not Tilt In League of Legends? To begin with, it doesn’t matter if you follow the meta or play the same champion all your life, without the right attitude to play, your wine rate will forever be stuck at plus or minus 50 percent. None of us enjoy wasting time, which means it’s time to figure out what is holding you back in League of Legends.
Let’s start with the first step. Why is a positive attitude important at all? It has long been known that the mood you play with has a direct impact on the outcome. Being in a good mood, the chance to make an informed decision is much higher. Whereas when you get angry, you start making more aggressive and immediate decisions. This is perfectly noticeable in situations when you catch a win streak, then play one unsuccessful game, start tilting and merge all the played IPs. Nobody argues that everyone can lose a couple of games because of a weak team, but often, one of the reasons for the defeat is yourself. Even when you think you are cold-blooded, tilt sneaks up unnoticed, and one emotional decision can drain the game that you would have won. Sometimes several games merged for various reasons lead to the following conclusion: if I cannot win on my champions, I will try to take a random character and win on it. And now you are merging the game with your team. You think it was about the character or something else, and you don’t notice your own mistakes, you start to get angry and punish yourself. And when you’re angry, the likelihood of playing wrong or starting to write in the chat increases many times over. That is, initially, playing in a bad mood will not bring you any benefit, no joy, no result.
So how not to become an anchor to yourself? The easiest working way is to learn to take breaks. I have already said that often you yourself cannot admit that you are on tilt. It sneaks up unnoticed and covers you harder with every game. Maybe you don’t see your guilt in defeat? But take it as a rule: if you lose two games in a row, take a half-hour break. Do something soothing. Lost 5 games in a row – exit the game, continue the next day. They say that if you are in a heated argument with someone, let go of the situation and think about the day. Cool down your ardor and try to consider the situation from all sides. Such life hacks work great both in the game and in real life. This can seriously affect your success in anything.
Okay, we’ve covered some basic ways to maintain a positive mindset. Let’s get down to more specific things. How do you apply all this to make your way up the rank ladder? You’ve probably noticed that anyone who plays in rank is one hundred percent confident that they are right. If you’ve watched pro streamers, you’ve noticed that even challengers make mistakes often, but their egos keep them from admitting them. In any case, admitting mistakes is the first step in learning to play. Everyone makes mistakes, and level players make them all the time. Often you are not fighting with your enemies, but with yourself, your teammates.
So how do you break this vicious chain and start progressing? Obviously, start noticing your mistakes and stop repeating them from game to game. Don’t get me wrong, you shouldn’t consider yourself a bad player a priori. Even the best Korean players sit alone, miss the buttons and die under the tower trying to make a beautiful move. The main difference is that they know exactly what they did wrong and try not to repeat it. The main part of the players blame everything on bad luck and continue to mow from game to game. Do not do it this way. There is a fine line between sticking to yourself for any reason and being completely confident that you are right. It takes time to find it. It can be difficult to admit that a team lost the game because of your only mistake. But when you learn to do this, then you start to grow. Spend extra time researching your mistake rather than looking for the next game. Watch the replay and think about how to prevent this situation from recurring. Even after one such analysis, you already get out of the game more than five games on tilt.
We’ll also talk about this later, but try switching from discussing your teammates to your own mistakes. Many players are so ingrained in their wrong playing habits that it has already become their style of play. Even if the game is already lost, take the time to hone combos or check character limits. Don’t watch what the team is doing. Try to watch yourself, for your skill, for example, just concentrate on hitting with a difficult skill or clicking the card and punishing the opponent.
The path to success is not to play more, but to play smart. Playing two games a day with a positive attitude and analyzing replays is much more rewarding than playing 15 games without stopping and not learning a single lesson from them. That is why someone comes to a diamond in the first year of the game, and someone sits in gold for years.
Be that as it may, we have examined the basic rules of attitude to games and to yourself. Now let’s talk about the team. And the truth is simple: you can’t help everyone. Everyone has bad games and regardless of whether they are sitting on purpose or just something does not work out, remember: over a long distance, the opposing team will have as many bad players as yours. Few people play one hundred percent. Take at least yourself and your mistakes. How to minimize harm from weak teammates? Again, positive thinking. First, never get fooled by chat provocations. You can calm and cheer up your teammate if something doesn’t work out for him. You may have an unrealistic sarcastic statement at the ready, but keep it to yourself. This will definitely not bring the team closer to victory, even if he is wrong, and you are one hundred percent right and you say everything clearly to the point, it will not help. Our brains work a little differently. Any criticism from a stranger will be perceived as a personal insult and will definitely not bring you closer to victory. Maintaining morale and communication is super important, but only for those who are ready for it. I have always taught you to be consistent and cold-blooded, but it happens that the game has already been lost for obvious reasons, your team is morally destroyed, waiting for the end of the match. Do not waste your time and nerves on raising the morale of the afkash and mid lane teammates. There are an overwhelming minority of such games. Avoid thes tilt moments!
And the last advice for today: treat the game as a continuous learning, do not concentrate on the result, concentrate on the process itself. Winning or losing is a by-product of your good or bad play. Not every game can be won, but there is a lesson to be learned from every game. People constantly confuse cause and effect. You think that if you constantly win, then you are a good player. But in fact, the opposite is true: if you are a good player, then you constantly win. If you caught a win streak or your champion was strengthened and you raised a couple of ranks, this does not mean that you are doing everything right. If three games in a row your team blows the opponent dry, and you got 50 IP in an hour, this does not mean that you are a good player, it means that the games were wasted. You haven’t learned anything. In fact, your wine rate will not depend little on the team, it does not depend on it at all.
Now a very specific piece of advice. Focus on the most important numbers: maximum damage, vision points, no solo deaths, and so on. If in each game you have the highest damage in the team and you out-farm all the players of both teams, the win rate will be just a proof of your skill. Of course, different roles have different numbers in priority, and it would be foolish to try to transfer everyone on support or not die over the initiating jungler, but I think you get the point.
Let’s summarize. Lost two games – walked away from pc for half an hour. Lost 5 or more games – you can’t play today. Tilt sneaks up unnoticed, don’t wait when you start to openly merge games. You only need to play with a positive attitude. Admit your mistakes and learn how to fix them, use already lost matches to hone mechanical skills and macro games. Never point out your mistakes to your teammates, just motivation and praise. If the game cannot be won for obvious reasons, for example, a lot of trolls or feeders, and so on – come out, save your nerves and time for the next game. Focus on learning, not results. Well, do not forget that you can really dodge a troll. You will lose a little lp, but in the long run you would lose most of these games anyway.