This episode sure did a good job in triggering unwanted memories. And to be honest, I’m disgusted. Both at Yura and myself. When you immerse yourself in playing a competitive game, there are times where you’ll find yourself conflicted over what truly matters. Take for instance, basketball. Some people play the sport competitively, some play it just for fun. The bad match-up there would be pitting competitive individuals against people who played for fun. Competitive individuals tend to exert more and have this expectation to be rewarded for their efforts while the casual gamers accept whatever comes their way.
And while I have not experienced foul play to seize victory, I am guilty of being emotional at the heat of competition. I play League of Legends a lot so I know how a hard-earned victory feels but by the end of a match, I too, realize how far I have strayed from my usual self. In a way, I become much like Yura. Strict and focused, doing whatever it takes to win. Be it for revenge, for glory, when you treat a game competitively, there is no such thing as fun.
To the readers, do you have moments where your competitive switch has been turned on? Have you also “hurt” others while you are “in the zone” just for the sake of winning?