Short Q&A

Got a couple of questions on Twitter and Facebook so I chose 3 of them to answer! πŸ™‚

What about the increasing need for psychology in e-sport teams (and also its practiceΒ by unqualified persons)? I’m heading towards this and your insights would be more than welcome.

If I understand your question correct (please correct me if I’m wrong πŸ˜€ ) I think a lot of teams definitely could need help with psychology related problems. I’ve experienced and seen multiple pro players crumble during LANs, important games or against specific teams. I believe some organizations (but don’t think there are many) are working with psychology coaches and it’s a step in the right direction. Teams could need help when going through the five stages of team development or making sure to stay healthy to improve the gaming abilities. Regarding practice by unqualified persons it fels like a problem that will disappear over time. When it’s something “new” like this, there will always be people claiming to know things they don’t but when qualified people (like you will be πŸ™‚ ) steps forward it will phase out the pretenders!

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Anniversary lunch, I’m not smiling because I had to drive so no beer for me πŸ˜›

Can you write about your involvement with Alliance now that you’re a father and no longer an active player? What exactly are your duties as shareholder of the organization?

I’ve been a member of the board since the start (start = when we became owners of Alliance, mid/late 2016) attending a lot of meetings and setting up the structure of Alliance, how we would want to run it, what our goals should be, decide who has what responsibility and so on. Brainstorm/exchange ideas. I’ve had some meetings with potential sponsors and partners, I guess you can sum it up with doing my best to help Alliance grow in areas where I can help πŸ™‚

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Desserts!

Write about our hon tournament in Singapore and our street fighter matches

This one was from Black! Haha, well our HoN tournament must have been in 2011 I think? Or 2010. It was quite a bad tournament for us performance-wise but it was fun to hang out! I remember one game where I played safe lane solo and you played Sniper mid πŸ™‚ Also it was the first time I met Kelly πŸ˜€ Quite amazing how things turns out, didn’t think back then that me and Kelly would be on tour so much a couple of years later!

Regarding our Street Fighter V matches…. well we played online last year or so and I lost maybe 20 games in a row first time we played? xD But I improved over time! At some point I even won a couple of games but Black was defiantly better than me! We should play Melee next time.. πŸ˜›

Also got a question from Snith to write about Chen, I’ll save that to later when I’ve understood how to play and win with him in my pubs. Right now I usually win early game quite hard but aren’t able to close out the games but more about that later πŸ™‚

Hope you all are having a great Monday, I wouldn’t know it was Monday right now if Bummi wasn’t going to work πŸ˜€ Hard to keep track when being on parental leave ^^

Trip to the mall

Went to pick up Bummi after lunch when she was done with her work for today (only working 50% in August) to go to a mall. Problem with having a lot of spare time is that you want to do something all the time so you just end up spending money πŸ˜†

Espresso house’s “Overnight oats” is soo good, if you haven’t tried it you should!
Today’s shopping, it was 50% off so even though it’s not season for it I’m preparing for colder times by buying a sweater! πŸ˜‹

Me and Bummi are celebrating 15 years (!!!) tomorrow, gonna go for a city lunch while her parents are taking care of Illidan for a couple of hours. First time we are “leaving” him but we’ve been at their place multiple times so I’m sure he will feel at home!

Gonna watch some series on Netflix now before it’s time for bed. We’re sleeping quite early since Illidan can decide to wake up at 5am so we’re making sure we are prepared.. πŸ˜„

Return of the blog

..for like the 10th time. It’s really been an on and off thing for me but it’s still fun to have if I ever feel like writing something! Changed the layout a bit to make it more clean, removed the sidebar along with some other things. Hope you like it! ^^

I went on parental leave last week since Bummi got back to work. I had vacation the month before that, was nice to get to spend some time together with the family and a perfect transition from working to parental leave by having some time off in between.

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I had a long break from playing Dota until a couple of weeks ago. I’ve only played a handfull of pubs at home since end of last summer but I felt like playing a bit again so I’ve played a game every now and then. To my surprise I got to rank 650 or something after calibration but I just had a nice losing streak so down to 815 now. Still fun to try to climb and see where it ends! πŸ™‚ Really enjoy the meta right now, having dual lanes most of the times is a lot of fun with action and kills from the start!