If you are a casual player like me, the thought of tracking your stats while gaming may have never occurred to you. Instead, you just go through the motions of starting a game, playing, either losing or winning, without really gaining any insight on what went well or not. You may even climb the ranks or leaderboards of your favorite game now and then without knowing how you improved or why.
In esports, as with any sport, it’s essential to track and analyze your progress in order to improve. A vital part of developing any skill is to know what your strengths and weaknesses are. You can bet that most esports players (and their coaches) track theirs routinely.
Looking at statistics and tracking your score when gaming can give you answers to questions such as:
Do I need to improve my aim?
How many of my games do I actually win or lose on average?
How many matches do I play per day? (actually very interesting and might be way above your estimate…)
Trackers can come in many different shapes and sizes. Some are very simple, while others offer detailed analytics on your performance, comparisons of your stats with professionals, and functions such as tournaments, challenges, and leaderboards for you to join while playing as usual.
So, is using a tracker while gaming for you? Here are 5 reasons why you should consider getting one.
Learn what to improve and why
This one is a given! As mentioned before, you can learn about your gaming strengths and weaknesses by simply knowing your stats. For example, do you only average 1 headshot per game? Perhaps you need to work some extra on your aiming. Do you easily get tilted and get into long losing streaks, affecting your rank? If so, maybe stop playing after a loss and take a break from the PC.
Tracking your stats in different games, and tracking them frequently, can be a game-changer when it comes to improving your skills.
Find out how much you really game
If you are anything like me, you may be severely underestimating how much time you spend with your favorite hobby. It wasn’t until I started to track my gaming habits that I realized I might be spending a little too much time at the mouse and keyboard. While gaming is an excellent way of relaxing and a fun way to connect with friends, it’s good to take a break sometimes. Everything is good in moderation... Right? It could even be the opposite. Maybe you think you are grinding games for hours each week and wonder why you are not getting anywhere—while in reality, you’ve not spent enough time yet to see any improvement. The only way to find out? Tracking your gaming habits.
See how you compare to the esports pro’s
How much does a pro player’s win/loss ratio differ from a bronze player? Do you actually have a higher headshot percentage than Shroud? By tracking your stats and looking up your favorite pro players’ profiles, you can see how you compare. It can also be a way to set fun, actionable goals for your play session; today, I want to get more assists than Vulcan got during the LCS North America finals.
To brag, of course
Have you ever done something really cool, like catching something in a spectacular way mid-air, only to find out there was no one there to see it? Don’t let this happen to your gaming. By tracking your scores, you can save your achievements in a safe place so you can always bring them up as proof when your friends are unsure if you are as good as you say you are. Remember that weekend when I won 13 games in a row? No? Look at these stats.
Add an extra layer of excitement to your gaming
If you happen to use G-Loot to track your game stats, why not add some extra excitement to your gaming and enter some challenges while playing? Entering a challenge and monitoring your results afterward can spur you into performing your best in-game. At gloot.com, you can find a wide variety of challenges: everything from Kill Races in Valorant to Saving Goals in Rocket League. Either join free challenges and play only for fun to see how good you actually are, or enter a paid challenge for a chance to get rewarded for skills. As we like to say at G-Loot, don’t just play—compete!
-- Are you convinced yet? If you want to try out tracking your games, sign up to G-Loot. What does G-Loot provide?
Stats tracking tailored to different games, including your average win rate, headshots, healing done, assists, etc.
Leaderboards to show you how your skills compare with the rest of the G-Loot users.
Challenges both for training and with rewards to bring an extra layer of excitement to your gaming. The best part? G-Loot is free! If you try it out, make sure to hit us up on Twitter with your stats.
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