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Riot Games + Active Minds teamed up to bring you tips & tricks for:

+ ways to balance time in-game and AFK

+ how to bounce back from tilt while gaming

+ helping a gamer who may be struggling

 

 

Play a few hours.
Get 7 hours of sleep.

Target daily physical activity.
Aim for healthful eating.

Gaming supports our wellness, social connection, and creativity.

Similarly, healthy gaming is all about maintaining balance and priorities between games and other elements of our lives.

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LCS Champions on Mental Health

Interested in taking action to help create supportive gaming communities? Start by building appropriate connections outside the game.

In-game or out, above all the best thing you can do for someone that is struggling is simple: be there and show them you care.

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“It’s not that bad.”
“You’ll get over it.”
“You’re overreacting.”
“Move on.”
“Just uninstall.”

I believe you.

Is it just a bad day?
More than a bad day?
Is it an urgent crisis?

It may seem challenging to figure out if what a gamer is going through is more serious than a bad day. But paying attention to playing styles and watching for warning signs can give you the skills and confidence to speak up before a bad day becomes a crisis.

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What's your favorite way to refresh after a tough loss?

Elie L.

When I have a tough game, I like to reset by playing something silly with my friends (Ultimate Bravery, Star Guardian, KDA themed comps) or I reflect on my collection of very cute Little Legends.

Elie L.

Development Manager

Whalen R.

Instead of jumping into another game immediately after a loss, I usually watch some streams to get inspired and maybe even cool down with a game of TFT.

Whalen R.

Director of Esports

Whitney H.

I play games with my 3y/o son. His fascination and delight when discovering new things is contagious and I find myself giggling and uplifted in no time.

Whitney H.

Event Manager

Revenge

To recover from losses and to de-stress in general, I like to be physically active. One of my favorite things to do is rock climbing.

Revenge

FlyQuest Academy, Top

Isaac "Azael" Cummings-Bently

I take a quick break to play with my dogs to reset after a bad loss!

Isaac "Azael" Cummings-Bently

LCS Shoutcaster

Chesney L.

I make sure to prioritize myself and my needs, especially when it comes to alone time.

Chesney L.

North America Creative

V1per

Grinding out the game is just what I love to do - I’m very simple and even through losses, the best way for me to recover is to order comfort food and play more solo queue.

V1per

FlyQuest, Top

Sarah K.

I go for a walk or listen to music to help calm any built-up anxiety before jumping back into the game.

Sarah K.

Influencer Marketing Lead

Goldenglue

I recover mentally by looking at the game from a neutral point of view. If I can learn something from the loss and can prevent it from happening in the future, it doesn't feel like a total loss.

Goldenglue

Golden Guardians, Mid

Sue-Min K

I stop playing for awhile to do something easy and mindless like doing a puzzle or diamond painting. Once I feel good about the progress I have made, I get back into the game with a refreshed mindset.

Sue-Min K

Social Impact Manager

Joshua P.

I am a huge hip hop head, so I just put on whatever album I have on repeat and just vibe out.

Joshua P.

Software Engineer

Vin R.

I like to walk to my favorite coffee shop for a drink or a snack. It's amazing what some Vitamin D and fresh air can do to reset your mental state.

Vin R.

Producer

Nida K.

Laughter is the best medicine and so I turn on a rerun of Friends and just laugh it out.

Nida K.

Recruiter

Michael S.

I step away from the computer to go watch a movie with my roommates. This always helps me get out of the funk of losing and gets me excited to play again.

Michael S.

College Program Lead

Alex P.

After a loss I take a breather, rally the troops, and try again!

Alex P.

LCS Content Producer

Broxah

I try to look for key learnings, so I can focus on goals and improvement instead of the loss. Losing is natural in sports, everyone loses once in a while. The best of the best are able to recover, keep fighting and learn from the losses.

Broxah

Team Liquid, Jungler