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The ddk Podcast
15 minutes | Oct 24, 2021
26. Is Aim Lab valuable? Yes!
In this solo episode, I share my thoughts and personal experiences about how we can think about and approach using Aim Lab to improve our abilities as aimers.
104 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
In today's episode I talk with yay during LCQ to get his thoughts on his performance, Jett, CS:GO to VALORANT, getting the most out of your performances and more!
113 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
In today's episode, I have the privilege of speaking with the GOAT of Quake duel, Rapha. We cover many topics ranging from coaching players, handling pressure, being the best, breathing, team communication, social intelligence, and so much more. Enjoy!
100 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
23. Vanity - IGL of Cloud 9 Blue VALORANT
In this episode, I talk with Vanity, the in-game leader for Cloud9 Blue's VALORANT team. The Last Chance Qualifier is around the corner and C9B is going in as one of the favorites. We discuss prep, being an IGL, a leader, the meta, performance, psychology, and a host of topical pieces such as steel leaving 100t, jdm coaching FaZe, and much more! I hope you enjoy it.
77 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
In this episode, I am joined by prolific mouse reviewer and designer, RocketJumpNinja. 0:45 - Quake 2:31 - Why is Arena FPS struggling to make it as a big esport? 9:49 - How did you get into reviewing mice? 16:29 - How did you manage growth of the youtube channel 20:35 - GPro Wireless 21:39 - ddk's thoughts on Zy's rail 25:29 - Zy's explanation of his mouse design 33:59 - Is aiming overcomplicated? 37:54 - Sticking with a mouse and assessing performance 41:39 - Mindset 42:39 - Raising your skill ceiling 44:59 - How to be at your best / Tim Duncan 46:59 - Emotion 49:19 - Focus 50:19 - Love the process 52:54 - Satori/Flow state 56:44 - Intuition system 1:00:00 - Next innovations in mouse design 1:03:54 - Choosing a pad for a lightweight mouse 1:11:19 - Hair mousse on the mousepad 1:14:59 - Closing thoughts
90 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
In this episode we speak with MikesHD about coaching and the recent finals run at Masters 3 Berlin.
86 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
On today's episode, we speak with AverageJonas! 1:10 What don't we know about Jonas? 8:30 Crossover between Sports Science and Performance 10:40 Deadlift vs Singing Performance 17:50 Playing Cinderella's Prince 22:20 Mental side of performance 26:26 Acting 30:20 The impact of the pandemic 41:00 Long-term goals 46:20 Tough periods around content creation 51:50 What is the future around VALORANT for AJ 55:15 Social Media 1:02:45 Dream date with Dan 1:05:40 Reading 1:08:20 AJ Special Sauce 1:10:19 Ask Dan A Question 1:21:55 Make someone's day better 1:24:15 Closing Thoughts
79 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
18. Jared Tendler
In this all-new episode of the podcast, we talk with Jared Tendler for the second time. We discuss his newly released book "The Mental Game of Trading" Jared is a sports psychologist with over 16 years of experience, coaching athletes and professionals from the disciplines of golf, poker, trading, and esports. https://jaredtendler.com/ https://jaredtendler.com/intuition-ebook/ 0:00 intro 1:54 is the "mental game of trading" applicable to other sports? 4:13 defining human performance 7:04 intuition and instinct 18:13 can we consciously train our expert intuition 24:00 the performance range and "the inchworm concept" 33:22 primary and secondary emotions 38:01 you can't outwork emotional problems with better technique 42:30 mapping your emotions 50:22 learning flaws 56:18 getting better at handling pressure 1:02:05 what is confidence? 1:06:40 fear 1:14:30 ups and downs and closing thoughts 1:16:45 ebook on intuition
74 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
#017 - Performance AMA
In this episode of the podcast, I answer performance questions on twitter.
56 minutes | Aug 23, 2020
#016 - Sliggy pt. 1 - CS:GO's ingame director
In this episode we talk with Sliggy. Recently he joined Liquid in a full-time position to coach their Valorant team. In this discussion we talk about his history in CS:GO, becoming the best observer, and his thoughts on the eco-system and future.
19 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
#015 - Intuition and focus
In this episode I talk about how I perceive the interconnected relationship between intuition and focus and how they relate to our in-game performance.
91 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
#014: Pala aka. Mantrousse
In this episode, I talk with Pala. He's worn a few hats as talent in the esports world. He has produced a huge amount of youtube content with a focus on entertainment through his own unique comedic style. He's also spent a lot of time on the event grind, mostly as a host or interviewer. Pala is a fantastic human and I'm sure he'll be a returning guest. I hope you enjoy this episode! If you enjoy this interview please consider leaving 5 stars on apple podcast, subscribe on youtube, follow me on twitter and check out patreon.com/ddkesports. Thank you for your continued support, it means everything.
13 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
#013: Getting the advantage
In this episode I talk about "getting the advantage". This is an important idea in the competitive arenas where we often find ourselves, in game and out. So how do we figure it out? What questions do we need to ask? What are the fundamental ideas? In this brief episode, I hope to give some additional perspectives in how you can think better to try and improve your game.
30 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
#012: Valorant - First Thoughts
In this podcast I talk about Valorant! I had an opportunity to play the beta and I wanted to give you guys some of my initial thoughts. They are all positive. This game is polished, fun, and a high skill ceiling. I don't think there's a world where this game isn't very successful; Riot has done so much right with this, I hope it sends a message to other developers looking to get into the FPS esports space!
75 minutes | Mar 6, 2020
In this episode I talk with Ropz of mousesports. His backstory is an unusual one, from a kid in Estonia accused of cheating and then a mere year later he became one of the most recognizable professionals in the top scene. We chat about his career, his teammates past and current, his history, his performance and more.
73 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
#010: STYKO - From support to carry
In this episode, I sat down with STYKO. He is most known for his results with 2017-2018 Mousesports, (STYKO, ropz, oskar, chrisJ and sunNy) a team that frequented finals and playoff stages at the biggest tournaments. I talk to him about the process he's undergone to reinvent himself, going from a support player to a star carry, and how he finds consistency in his performances.
45 minutes | Feb 15, 2020
#009: AMA performance with ddk
Hi guys, for this weeks episode I answered questions on performance that I received on twitter. I hope you enjoy it!
45 minutes | Feb 5, 2020
#008: AMA with ddk #1
Hey guys, on twitter I asked for some questions for my first podcast AMA episode. If you want to see more of these, let me know! My next solo episode will include me answering questions from you, the listeners, on performance.
80 minutes | Feb 1, 2020
#007: Joshua "steel" Nissan - Can't keep me down
In this episode I talk to steel. He was mixed up in the IBP match fixing scandal in 2015 and is unable to play any Valve sponsored tournaments, since. We talk about his history, managing in the wake of the IBP scandal, his goals, bringing up talent and much more.
84 minutes | Jan 21, 2020
#006: Jared Tendler - The Mental Game
Jared Tendler is a highly accomplished sports psychologist that has worked with elite poker players, golfers, traders and now esports athletes. We know him for his work with TeamLiquid and he is held in high esteem by everyone I've spoken with who has worked with him including ELiGE, zews, etc. In this podcast I try to hit as many topics as I can think of in the sports psychology realm as it's such a rare privilege to speak to someone with so much knowledge and practical expertise in this field. Check out jaredtendler.com/free where you can attain free copies in audiobook form of Jared's best selling books on the mental game of poker-- and believe me, these ideas apply to CS as well. Enjoy!
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