What it’s like being captain of a collegiate esports program

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Rocket League esports team captain Jake Teto doesn’t believe in ceilings when it comes to gaming skills. The Iona University Senior believes that his success in the workplace is due to his belief that the key to his success was the game It is his goal to constantly improve and not be satisfied with what he has achieved.

Rocket League is flying car soccer,” explains Teto. “So it’s soccer on a very compact field, and you control a car, and the objective is just like a soccer game: to put the ball in the opposing team’s net.”

The following are some of the highlights. game may sound simple, Teto’s approach is fairly abstract and is less about technical skills than about having the right mindset. “Obviously there’s some mechanical things that go into gamingBut Rocket League is a game where you need to always want to keep improving,” Teto tells In The Know. “Because there was no ceiling that I could see myself getting to, I just kept going and going until I became so good to a point where I’m playing for my school [and] winning championships.”

Teto and his team were very focused on the MAAC Esports Championship this year. The captain took charge of tryouts and wanted to stress that, even though it is an important event, it is not a competition. college esports team, it’s more than just playing video games—they play to win. “We’re playing to win the championship,” says Teto. “We’re not gonna be content with second, third, [or] fourth. It is something we take very seriously. The amount of practice we’re putting in, we’ll watch our old gameplays back and then try to correct little mistakes, and it really gives us a competitive advantage.”

Iona’s Rocket League team’s hard work paid off when they did end up winning the MAAC Esports Championship. “The victory felt awesome,” says Teto of the win. “It was what we worked all year for, worked so hard for, and to see it really pay off, especially receiving a ring, was like nothing I could have imagined.”

Teto has a championship win and hopes to inspire other college esports athletes. He also wants to share his knowledge. As far as advice to aspiring college esports players, Teto says it’s all about mindset. “Your mindset is what really drives you to become a better player and what allows you to compete at your highest level,” explains the captain. “You can practice and put in as many hours as you want, but if you don’t have that mindset, you’re just putting a ceiling over yourself.”

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