Here at the University of League we want everyone who comes by to be interested in learning more about League of Legends and be able to do so in a friendly environment. However, we also understand the importance of a well rounded education. With the return of many to their primary sources of real life education, I figured, as a Dean myself, it may be useful to talk a little bit about how you can keep a healthy amount of League in your schedule without forgetting your other homework and/or required activities.
1. It’s okay to relax after school.
Some people prefer to distress after a long day of classes; others prefer to get all their work and homework done in one big sweep and get it over with. It’s okay if you want to take a small break right after class. Sit down and play for an hour (1-2 games) and afterwards get straight to working on your homework. If you feel stressed about the amount of homework you have, or it just feels like you have a lot to do, consider starting your homework first and then playing a game after your work.
2. Schedule out your work and activities
Many people don’t just do school and school work, many have extracurricular work and other activities they’ll do throughout the day. If you’re someone who does a lot of different activities keep a schedule, either online or a physical copy, that list when you will do certain things. Just because League is a video game does not mean it isn’t a good activity! If you make time for it it can definitely find time for a fun activity to relax you in the day. If you do choose this then you have to remember to follow your schedule – straying from the schedule can mean not getting important things done.
3. Remember to keep calm and carry (on)
If you’ve had a bad day of school, work or just in general it’s important to not take it out on your game. Likewise if you have a bad game, don’t take it out on your life. Keep in mind at the end of each game that, unless you plan on going LCS Pro soon, this is just a game. It’s meant to be fun not stressful. Don’t let a bad game ruin your mood. Keeping a cool head is actually a useful skill not just for games, but for real life.
4. Remember the time it takes to play a game
Games are generally 30-45 minutes long. Remember though, that the game isn’t even the whole part of the game. You need to go through lobby, queue-ing, champ select and loading all before even getting to the game. If you’re worried if you have time to play through one last game, you probably don’t have enough time. If it’s between rushing to squeeze in one last game or getting to bed on time just get ready for bed early. Rushing a game can make it more stressful than it actually is. Also if you’re in a situation where other people have some pull over your schedule (i.e parents) then you might be faced with having to abandon the game you’re in. Normals or ranked, no one likes people to AFK in their game.