As much as we poke fun at people getting salty/mad at losing, I believe that a lot of us at least have found ourselves in the same situations, whether in public or private.
Little backstory about me: Today was not my day playing AE. I lost to two Evil Ryu’s, one Ryu, and scraped a win from an Adon before quitting on my lunchbreak. First off, I’ve come up with various excuses: that these were yellow bar matches (I play on PSN, I’ve hardly ever gotten Green bars), I’m not familiar with the new character matchups, I’m rusty in general, etc. However, even knowing what went wrong, I still spouted outbursts of hatred whenever I “teched but it didn’t go through” or something similar, and I was more angry that everything my opponent did was working and I was losing because of it. I felt so angry I actually threw my stick (Chun Li TE too :() against my drawer and now it has some dents that could’ve easily been prevented if I hadn’t lost it.
While I still know better than to send an angry message to my opponent because “he was cheap,” these impulses are still there even if it’s only a brief moment. I’ve had the unfortunate experience to let it overwhelm me to the point that I don’t want to touch the game in fear of losing it once again. So my question to you is what do you do to release any stress that you accumulate playing the game? Have you ever found yourself overwhelmed with it like I have? I’d like to know.
tl;dr I threw my stick cause I lost, tell me what to do to not do it anymore, besides the obvious “Get better at the game”.