December 03, 2021

Blog 2 - Voice Communications

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Today I'd like to talk about the importance of voice communications.

Although I'm aware of its importance, I still find myself failing to communicate when I play. I find it more comfortable to use the VGS system than to talk and play at the same time. But in reality, this limits my effectiveness as well as the team's.

I played a match recently in which one of my teammates played in voice comms. No other teammates, including myself, joined him. Because we could hear him though, he talked throughout the game, making good call outs. In hindsight, his communication really kept our team on track and on the same page, and this unification played a huge part in us winning that match.

His example served as a strong reminder that I needed to go outside of my comfort zone and become more of a team player.

I'm not really used to making calls as I play, so it will be a learning process, but it's one that I'm looking forward to.