21 year-old male from Livonia, MI Hi Im Keith, Professional Killer Instinct Player, Sports Management Student and I love How To Train Your Dragon. I'm Involved with RT Michigan Twitch Channel : Toothless Gaming Youtube Page Toothless Gaming
What It Takes To Be Good At Video Games(Before you read this note I'm talking about being good at a tournament level and not good in a general sense) This is something I've been wanting to write for a while now since this past half year has been nuts for me playing video games professionally for the past half year. Its the reason why I haven't been active in the RT community that much. I have been working my ass off trying to be the best I can be in Killer Instinct going out to local and major tournaments trying to make money and prove that I am one of the best. So far I have reached half of my goals. I have proved I am one of the best players regionally winning locals and have been ranked as one of the best players in the world! However, I haven't done well yet at the majors I have been too. Both times I have fell short of my goal at making top 8 which is where all players want to be at major tournaments. Soon one day I will make it.
To even get this good I have had to play the game at least 6 times a week and for 2-4 hours each time. Most of the time it has been me sitting in training mode just learning the game even more and finding new things to use in actual competitive games. I have even had to avoid playing online so I don't run into bad players since playing bad players will make you play a way that is not top tier. I have also have gone out of my way to watch replays of other peoples games and study the footage just so I can understand how a certain person plays the game. I did this because at this level you are no longer player the character the person is playing as, but the player him/herself.
Overall I have enjoyed moments in the past 6 months, but it has been hard work. There is only on major tournament left, but I wont be able to attend it. Then after that nothing till October. I'm going to keep playing and hopefully accomplish my goals.