As you will see, I'm always talking about improvement, going from 0 to hero, about how anything is achievable if you just try really hard and go at it the right way. I do it because I genuinely believe it and I fucking live it. I know for sure that a person who is a true-blooded gamer and spends almost his whole life sitting behind a PC or PS4 or in VR just for entertainment can be successful, rich, happy, self-confident and healthy.
On this website I'll show you exactly how to go about that.
In my articles you will receive the best advice I learned the best way - by failing many many times, so you don't have to.
My name is Peter "Pepso" Horvath (Slovakia) and no, it's not derived from Pepsi.
I'm an Overwatch analyst & coach, trained psychologist, life coach, gamer, musician, self-proclaimed baker, self-improvement junkie, kung-fu enthusiast, philosopher, marketer, entrepreneur, startuper, writer, songwriter, foodblogger and a bookworm.
One day my mentor handed me a fake 1 million dollar bill and asked me: "You now have 1 million dollars, what do you do?". I couldn't help myself but respond - as cringy and stupid as it sounds - that I would like to play video games. It was only after some time and soul searching that I found out what my answer really meant: I love video games for the options they give me: mainly options to improve myself, to experience a transition from a noob to a skilled person - which I loved doing all my life and I loved helping others achieving this improvement sequence too.
So in the end I decided to combine my love for video games with my talent for writing (I have read more than 1000 books I think, so that's why) and with my desire to help people achieve their full potential.
During my early childhood, I was a fat kid. More precisely, I was THE FAT NERD. I loved playing Gorillas in QBasic, was at the top of my class, I loved reading westerns (well, I loved reading anything that had words actually), eating and didn't care much for moving my fat ass. Oh, and I also played violin.
This led to the regular, everyday case of bullying that I had to endure for 9 years. I HATED school and I sometimes thought about killing myself. The only way out of not being bullied to death was to start being useful.
And as such, I studied up on manipulation techniques, psychology and shit - which honestly nobody expects from a 10 - year old and certainly not his classmates. I think that this is the reason why I have since been the number 1 go-to person for all of my friends, relatives and sometimes even strangers for listening and giving advice on relationships, life and enduring hardships - that's when my life coaching skills developed.
Going to study psychology was the only sane choice as I was insanely good at utilizing it. During my studies I discovered that I was more of a sorcerer (innate talent for magic) than a wizard (needs to study to do magic), so I started to dabble in philosophy as well - to hone my greatest weapon: my mind.
EVEN IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE COMPLETELY USELESS AND WILL NOT EVER AMOUNT TO ANYTHING, THAT'S BULLSHIT. EVERYONE HAS A HIGH STAT, YOU JUST HAVE TO FIND IT AND TRAIN IT.
I challenge status quo all the time. I do things differently and when somebody tells me I 'm not able to do something, fuck that guy, I will show him I can. So I started a restaurant reviews website where I didn't give valuations - I just wrote about my experience from a customers' standpoint. The site became a nationwide hit.
Then I created a business based on an idea of a loyalty program ONLY for quality restaurants. In a month, we got into green numbers and in a year created more than 20,000€ in profits. Right now we are developing an app-version of it, which should be presented worldwide in a few months.
I have also created a marketing agency, mentored a handful of people, started a charity project, launched a coffee capsule business for a friend, analysed UX for big websites and created a non-profit aimed to support young entrepreneurs.
All of this was only possible thanks to my self-improvement mindset. I can do a shitload of different things because I KNOW that almost everything can be taught to some degree. I can bake, I can do a backflip, I can write, I can make songs, I can play violin, I can sing, I can play McCree, I can play Zenyatta, I can kick your ass in a rap battle and much more.
All of this is NOT due to my talent - it's only due to the fact that ALMOST ANYTHING CAN BE TAUGHT AND IMPROVED.
Gaming has been with me since I've been 5 - 6 years old. It started with a simple QBasic game we called "Gorillas" where 2 Winst...scientist...gorillas chucked boomerangs at each other. After that came Prehistoric, Return Fire, Doom, Warcraft II, Warcraft III, DotA, Baldur's Gate I and II and many many more.
I played DotA almost profesionally for 8 years. I was a part of Slovak National Team at one point in history, I was one of the founding team members of the biggest DotA portal in Slovakia and Czech Republic, I was a commentator on LANs. Then I bought an Xbox 360 and went to reclusion.
After that, Diablo III came. That held my interest for a while, but the auction house system irked me, so I stopped playing. I returned with the expansion though. After this, Hearthstone. I got to rank 5 - and then I lost interest in RNG and the state of Rogue, who didn't have a tier 1 deck like...ever (yeah I know, the first Miracle, but that got pretty boring after a while).
Heroes of the Storm filled my DotA void (as I haven't been able to get to DotA2 for some reason and I fucking hate League of Legends, don't ask me why - it's a reflex) and I improved myself to rank 1 in pre-season. After I got there, Overwatch came out and here I am, totally addicted.
I have never really played an FPS before and after 1 month of some specific training techniques and general playing I am able to get 50% average accuracy plus headshots on McCree in ranked. I finished 1st season on 57th rank, and while my teammates thought my true rank was 60 (top 6% in the world), that changed in season 2 where I got to Diamond.
IF A PLAYER WITH NO PRIOR FPS EXPERIENCE CAN GET TO TOP 10% OF PLAYERBASE, YOU CAN DO EVEN BETTER.
I'm the guy with the staff who also has hair.
One day I decided I wanted to have a band. So, as every time - I DID IT. I got together some guys and started writing songs. Check out the gallery to the left for some photos from our concerts. And i guess I can let you to listen to one of my own songs I recorded home on a craptop...which might have resided on a few indie radio stations as a TOP 1 for a while.
The other day I decided I wanted to learn kung-fu. Do you know what I did? I got up, picked up the damn phone and set up a class for me. After that I practiced for another 5 years. I wanted to practice with a katana (I'M REAL LIFE GENJI), so I did. I wanted to learn awesomely looking shit with the staff, so I did.
Other thing I love is food. Oh my god, do I love it so much! Right now as I'm writing this I finished baking my own sourdough bread, which is nothing like the crap you buy in the supermarket. This badboy is 150x more healthy, packed with probiotics, you don't fart from it and tastes like heaven. It's also ridiculously easy to make it, maybe I will teach you the recipe someday.
And as I sit on my ass in long periods, I have to keep myself in shape. This is a field I need improvements in - sometimes I'd rather be practicing my aim than picking up the weights. Nowadays, I'm closely watching what I eat, rather than exercise. Which is not ideal, but oh well - I am not perfect.
What I want to say is - IF YOU REALLY WANT SOMETHING, THE ONLY THING IN YOUR WAY IS YOU AND YOU ALONE.
I WILL SHOW YOU HOW IT'S DONE.