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5 Effective Ways to Improve Your Gaming Skills

5 Effective Ways to Improve Your Gaming Skills

Though it sounds cheesy, for the sake of pushing one’s limits and challenging ones’ self out of the comfort zone, I think improving one’s gaming skills is commendable.Professional video gaming continues to grow in popularity—more and younger gamers dream of going pro one day. If you’re committed to the gaming life and goal of joining the elite’s ranks, here are a few things you can do to help improve your gaming skills.

Sites like provide you with some helpful tips; hopefully, you’ll develop a couple of interesting new ideas to try. These tips are meant for when playing multiplayer games online or with friends, and you want to get an edge on the competition. They could also come in handy for challenging single-player games, which have you throwing your controller at the wall.

Watch and Learn from the Pros

The first step to becoming a pro at anything is to learn from the best in that field. The same goes for gaming. It is possible to know all by yourself; you’ll get the hang of it eventually. But first, you’ll have spent a lot of time stuck on specific missions, dying over and over again (thankful it’s a game; you can always resurrect every time you die). Or you can save yourself the stress by learning from a pro.Today, aspiring gamers have so many different opportunities to learn from the best. Twitch and YouTube are great places to start. You can even watch competitive Major League Gaming events on TV nowadays, or you can attend the events in person and focus on the techniques professional gamers use.

Buy A More Comfortable Mouse or Controller

Staying comfortable while gaming is also essential. Consider purchasing keyboards, mouse, or controllers designed for gaming or customized to your liking. Having a mouse or controller that you find comfortable and easy to use can make a big difference.

Keep Playing
One of the best ways you can improve your gaming skills is to play more video games. Challenge yourself by playing a wide range of games on both consoles and PCs. Play older games as well to improve your reaction time.

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Turn down the Music
Gamer headphones, you may not realize it, but when you listen to music during a game, a small percentage of your brain is listening to the music instead of concentrating on the game. Being successful when playing a video game is all about focus and concentration. Whatever you can do to eliminate distractions that hinder your engagement, the better. So, by turning off the music, you will focus more entirely on the game you’re playing. The worst is playing your music because that will definitely distract you and have you humming along. Even in-game music, which ought to integrate with the gameplay, consumes a bit of concentration.

Customize the Controls to Perfection
Many games allow you to tinker with the sensitivities and layout of the controls. Don’t take that for granted. You may be ready to rush into fun and make do with whatever works. But if you sit for a few minutes and go through the options, then test it out and refine it in-game until you get a perfect sensitivity; this will make a subtle but fundamental improvement in your performance of which you may not even be aware.

Sometimes online hacks don’t always cut it, and you have to endure the process. Take advantage of these five tips, and you’ll become a professional gamer in no time. 



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Geek....Gamer....Curious :) Started his affair with gaming with Super Mario on an 8 Bit console and has been hooked on to gaming ever since. With a commitment to promote gaming as a positive sport and lifestyle in India he started of Gaming Central in 2013 which has since grown as India's most popular social gaming community. Shrey is also a digital marketeer and runs his own agency GC Interactive based in New Delhi which helps brands from strategy to execution, fueling the growth of some of the hottest consumer brands on digital.

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