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Myth Busting the Top 5 Biggest Fears in Gaming Competition & Tips on How to Boost Your Self-confidence

We all had been in those shoes, hadn’t we? Butterflies in our stomach, the tension in the forehead, sweaty palms, faster heartbeat. 

It’s gaming time, bro.
A long-awaited, precious moment you’ve been preparing for so long. You’ve proven many times that you have the skills and knowledge; your brain knows it should be all fun and easy-peasy. But still, it can trigger negative feelings when you envision failing to level up or letting your team down. 

Be honest. How often do you question yourself if you can enjoy the game, worry-free? 
The game - a thing that helps you switch off your brain, makes you feel successful, and should be a soothing, relaxing exercise.
Video game anxiety is real. It happens to many gamers, resulting in thought loops about difficult things to complete, such as reaching higher ranks. These emotions not only impact mental health but, if not kept under control, can also develop physical symptoms, including lack of appetite or high blood pressure. Instead of swiping your frustration under the rug, let’s figure out how to manage them. Especially, in a highly competitive gaming environment.

Here are our top 5 tips that can help you get into the flow again

We’ve matched our gaming experience with the NHS (National Health Service, UK) “Ten ways to fight your fears” recommendations to help cope with day-to-day fears and anxieties. 

1. Face your fear

Avoiding fears only makes them scarier. Face it, whatever you fear, and it should start to fade. Fear of trust can be originated from not having enough self-confidence, but when it comes to competing in wager gaming, it’s rather about not trusting the platform.

How to overcome fear:

2. Look at the facts

Challenge your fearful thoughts. Ask yourself if you have ever heard of your envisioned worst scenario happening to someone. Ask yourself what you would say to a friend who had a similar fear. 

Be realistic: it can happen (to anyone) that you lose a match sometimes. Learn from it (you can only learn from better players, right?) and make sure to choose a gaming platform that rewards you even if you lose. A social feed feature, enabling you to hang out with your peers until you get back on track, is also benefitial.

Additional comforting facts:

3. Visualize a happy place

Close your eyes and imagine a place of safety and calm. It could be a picture of you walking on a beach, hanging out with friends at the best party ever, or a happy memory from childhood. Let the positive feelings soothe you until you feel more relaxed.

When it comes to wager gaming, avoid risk by attending free to enter, and free token-based competitions. Keep practicing until you're ready to go for a higher stake tournament. Tips for practicing:

4. Talk about it

Sharing fears takes away a lot of their scariness.

Talking about unfair experiences is, actually, essential regarding gaming competitions. Choose a platform where you can immediately report if you detect fraud. 

We’ve put enormous efforts into making sure wager gaming happens in a safe and secure environment. There are special Game Masters who always monitor the games and activities                                                                                                                                                         on the Betme Platform to detect malicious players. We also believe in the power of the community, so we provide features that enable you to detect and report cheaters.

Ensuring safety:

5. Reward yourself

When you've made that call you've been dreading, give yourself a treat. 

Moreover, let us reward you. We all have a bad day and lose a game sometimes - it's part of any competition.

But, because we know how you feel, we are prepped: we reward each gamer.

Yep, even if you lost a game, your achievements are loading in and manifest in the form of Betme tokens.

The good news: a Betme token is basically a digital dollar, so this way you can make money even if you always lose.

Our treat: 

See you at the Betme App in practice mode and whenever you are ready, we are awaiting you at one of our upcoming tournament.

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