Toxicity in eSports: How to Avoid

How to Avoid and Deal with Toxic Offenders

October 13, 2022
Cursed Gamers

Online gaming communities are often filled with toxicity and flaming—and it can be challenging to avoid these negative behaviors in your own game or in other games you participate in. This guide will help you avoid toxicity and flaming by providing tips on how to handle offensive behavior and prevent yourself from becoming the cause of this kind of behavior through your actions and comments. By following these tips, you'll be able to stay positive while participating in esports games online.

Why Is Toxic Behavior So Prevalent?

In a world where the internet is always just a click away, getting wrapped up in an argument with someone you've never met is easy.

But even though it's more common, online negativity can be toxic for everyone involved.

Players who are new or don't have many friends may start playing games less because they don't want to play with harmful or toxic people.

How To Deal With A Toxic Teammate

If you are the only toxic player on your team, then it is up to you to fix the problem. Get together with your teammates and talk about what can be done if toxicity rears its ugly head.

If you're unable or unwilling to work with your teammates to solve this issue, it might be time for a team change.

We all have bad days, but there should always be room for improvement in our lives. Remember that your teammates love you as much as you love them!

How To Report Toxic Players

You must know how to report toxic players to help make the gaming experience more enjoyable for everyone. Here are some steps on how to report a toxic player.

• First, find the name of the person you want to report.

• Click on their profile photo or the Report button under their name.

• Select either Repeated negative attitude or Verbal abuse as the reason they should be reported.

• Now fill out the form with your information and what happened.

• Then click submit!

Keep Things In Perspective

It is essential to keep things in perspective regarding toxicity and flame. Sure, some games are more toxic than others. But let's be honest here: most games don't have a problem with toxicity or flaming.

And even when they do, most players will stop if you speak up. If you're playing against someone who won't stop, then take action by muting them on your end and reporting them at the end of the game (sometimes, you can report them mid-game).

It might seem harsh to mute them for the entire game, but that makes you stronger. Also, make sure you tell other teammates how toxic this person is so they know to stay away from that player.

Don't Feed The Trolls

Many players can avoid toxicity by simply not engaging with the troll. This is often the best option, as a response only encourages the troll further.

If you do choose to respond, try to be as civil as possible, but if it's clear that you're dealing with a troll who isn't trying to start an actual conversation, it's ok to block them. It can also help if you mute their chat so they won't be able to talk at all during your game.