The process is simple but not easy. It takes a lot of practice and dedication over an extended period of time. Like anything in life, become skilled requires hard work and patience.
To begin with, just because you are playing a video game, you cannot assume to reach mastery without practice. It certainly does not require any heavy physical practice on your part but you do need to play the game often enough to get the hand of it.
To become a master at a particular game, you first need to enjoy that game. If you find the game boring, you are less likely to stick to it or play it frequently enough to become a master gamer in it. You should keep in mind that mastery requires you to go beyond the low and beginner levels in the game. That cannot be accomplished unless you are willing to put in the time and effort and be interested in learning more about it.
Most computer games are played using your laser keyboard and mouse. Part of learning the game is getting to know which key combinations perform which functions. As you become familiar with the controls of the game, you will find it a lot easier to give it your best. You may need to read the game’s manual to get this information. The internet is another source for such information. Console games on the other hand are manipulated using a joystick. It will be very useful if you mastered all the keys and their functions.
The first challenge to overcome towards mastery is beating the single player of the game. If you can’t get past this one, you are less likely to make it through the multiplayer stage. To achieve most gaols in life, you need to treat them as a ladder. You start at the bottom and go up step by step. The same applies to gaming. Don’t precipitate reaching the advanced levels. Get over the beginner level and work your way to the most advanced levels. It takes time but it is worth it. Shortcuts will get you nowhere.
As a newcomer to the video game, you will probably perform very poorly at first. Don’t let that put you down. It is normal when doing anything for the first time to be not so good at it. But anything that is worth doing well is worth doing poorly at first. Reflect on your gameplay and determine what’s holding you back. The master games did not become what they are all of a sudden. They experienced the frustration and failure but faced it courageously.
One little trick that can save you time on your pathway to mastery is modeling the best gamers. You do not need to make all the mistakes that other gamers made before you. Read what other gamers are doing or watch over someone’s shoulder and pick the necessary skills that took them hours of play to develop. Observe how they handle each part of the game and absorb that information.