The Effect Of Burnout & Stress On Esports Athletes
For esports, the main stressors include internal expectations such as performing to a certain level and the feeling of expectations to execute a certain skill set, which can easily lead to anxiety and nervousness. Other stressors include criticism, a lack of confidence and shared goals with team mates. These stressors are most prevalent prior and after competition (depending on outcome), and seem to be suppressed during competition.
Understand how you normally respond to stress, this is half the battle.
Don't overdo it
Play within the remit of your capabilities and don’t take on more than you’re used to
Take breaks and be present
Worrying about the future or past can increase stress levels and is unnecessary
Don’t expect too much of yourself
Putting yourself under pressure will only cause you more stress over time
Practice good sleep habits
Rest is number one important thing for recovery and lowering stress