[I AM NOT THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR OF THIS THREAD.]
I hope that this post - as anonymous as it is - reaches the eyes of the TSM players.
Props to TSM and Jonas for having the right idea and the right path. First, allow me to say that I don't think I know everything nor do I have all the answers. I reserve the right to update and edit this as it gains exposure and hopefully comments from the community. But, only TSM and the organization know whats best for them and what paths to take. Et cetera.
I'm not going to tell you how to play the game because you're all infinitely better than I could ever be. That said, with this I believe that TSM could become an even greater powerhouse than they already are. The individual skill is there, but the teamplay and lifestyle isn't. You're some of the best gamers in the world and you've proven it in the past. You need to evolve with the scene, as it is evolving and growing. I seriously believe that your losses and hard matches with Azubu Frost can be explained by lifestyle, diet, and attitude. You should've simply went to bed and woken earlier to study Azubu Frost. [Obviously should've done it long in advance, everyone knows that. TSM included.]
The Recipe: [This will require financial investement as well as personal and organizational investment]
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Heard some great responses off-site! Apologies for broscience/psuedoscience [we found lotsa errors in this first post of mine] but I'm trying to stimulate discussion. My points are meant more for examples and to make people think of things we usually don't care about in our youth.
I confess that I may be wrong in some points, but this is my overall message:
-Do more things as a team, and I literally mean activities that involve interaction and physical activity, etc. A sport and something cerebral.
-See a dietitian/nutrition specialist to tailor your diet. We can all benefit from this, not just athletes.
-Keep your brain on its toes.
-Reading is ALWAYS good for anyone.
-Conduct yourselves with class, manners, and still maintain that panache of gamers.
-Make a schedule and stick to it. Invest lots of time in training, but training can take more forms than just playing the game.
-By frozen food I mean things like chicken nuggets, eggrolls, etc. More or less I mean avoid processed foods.
I'm going based off my own experiences and using relevant examples. I am not a professional or a doctor.
The guy who wrote that has no clue of how hard the pro teams worked leading up to the finals. TSM rarely streamed because they were always practicing. They eat mainly subway from what I could tell in their streams, while not the best, it's better that what most people eat on a daily basis. They even said they reviewed most if not all azubu frost videos they could find.
While his intentions were good, most of these ideas really aren't ideal for pro gaming. The only thing I see TSM really needing, and truthfully a lot of the pro teams is the exercise a few days a week. StVicious even said that I think he's the only member of curse who does any workouts. TSM doesn't do any, and I don't think any other NA team has a gaming house so impossible to know if they have workout schedules.
Showing up to tournaments in suits I feel would hurt more than help a team at a tournament. You practice wearing casual clothes, changing that could really throw you off your game. While it could be ok for some fan things, most fans would probably rather see them dressed casually rather than professionally. Esports is more focused on the fans than other sports, and highlighting the big differences between the fans and players could drive the fans away from that team/game. Esports is still growing, and while the big tournaments have huge crowds online and at the venues, the other tournaments do not yet. Don't wanna do anything that could risk fans not liking the teams until esports is much bigger overall. Basically some people would see this as the players flaunting their money from their streams/tournaments and turn away from them.
Pretty sure part of being a paid team in S3 meant that an organization could not have more than 1 team per region. So they couldn't have a TSM Evo again, but there was talk of weekly tournaments from riot I believe. That's good practice to go along with the scrims they should be doing.
Also the eating before you sleep makes you fat thing, its false. Your body still processes the food. It's just most people eat junk food at night.
Change daily practice from 2 hours daily to 4-6 hours daily minimum 4-6 days a week. Play league for 8-10 hours a day in S3, use soloq to work on mechanics and builds for champions you play. Remember, they are paid for this to be their full time job in s3, putting in 40 hours of game time in a week should kinda be expected. Also you can do things like dyrus does with tetris between soloq times.
Learn other roles(excluding support). What I mean is for example, Dyrus should learn ap/ad/jungle depending on what he thinks he would face the most. If he thinks 2v1 lanes, learn ad. If he thinks 1v1 lanes, ap and jungle. It helps with awareness of when ganks will come, how much dmg those champs can take and when you can all in them and win. That is an example, Dyrus might know how to play all roles, but a lot of the pro's I've seen in streams can only play 2 roles, and that 2nd role is normally support.
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