3 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Playing Battle Royale Games

3 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Playing Battle Royale Games

Battle royale games can be fun, and they can also build up a good mindset to start a business.

Battle royale games have taken the gaming world by storm, and there’s no sign of them slowing down soon. The genre has exploded in popularity in recent years, with games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Fortnite becoming some of the most popular games in the world. For anyone who’s unfamiliar, these games pit players against each other in a fight to the death, with the last player standing declared as the winner. 

If you think battle royale games have nothing to do with entrepreneurship, think again! Here are three lessons that entrepreneurs can learn from battle royale games:  

Focus on effective positioning

In battle royale games, you need to be strategic about your positioning. You must have a thorough knowledge of your opponents’ strengths and weaknesses, offensive or defensive strategies and the battling situation. Imagine you’re only armed with a pistol and your opponent has an auto-machine gun. You’ll attempt to camp (eliminate any potential difficulty) or conceal yourself to avoid being noticed. Meanwhile, when you and your teammates are all alive with full-gear equipment, and you see a team with only one survivor left, you will definitely crush them with no doubt. 

The same goes for entrepreneurs. In order to be successful, you need to be able to quickly and effectively position your startup in the market. Conduct a thorough investigation of the market environment and customers’ needs. You need to know who your target customer is and how to fill the needs they have. For example, if you’re selling a new type of product, you need to be able to explain why your product is better than the one your competitors are currently selling. 

Clarity in communication  

To win a battle royale game, you need to communicate with others clearly, especially when players have to indicate the precise location of enemies for teammates to target. On top of text messages, these games usually come with voice chat functions to allow players to communicate with teammates more effectively. 

The same is true in the business world. As an entrepreneur, you need to clearly communicate your vision to your team, customers and investors. The foundational essence of startups and battle royale games is to convey accurate information. Being straight to the point is an efficient strategy to captivate the audience with the core messages being well-disseminated. With effective communication, you’ll be able to get everyone on the same page and moving in the right direction. It will also be a lot easier to retain your customers in case of any possible issues. 

Perseverance despite failures

It is tough to win a game in battle royale games, like PUBG, unless you master the key tips to stay alive. Being killed in PUBG means losing the game, and being killed in the game is very common—965.83 million deaths have been recorded since the game’s release. This means failure is inevitable, but it’s important to pick yourself up and keep going.  

Similarly, as an entrepreneur, you will face many obstacles and failures, such as pitch decks being rejected. It’s important to learn from your mistakes and keep moving forward. Every failure is an opportunity to learn and improve. If you give up at the first sign of trouble, you’ll never achieve success. For example, if your first product launch was a flop, don’t give up. Use the feedback you receive to make changes and try again.

In conclusion, battle royale games can teach entrepreneurs a lot about what it takes to succeed. If you want to make it in the startup world, you need to be prepared to fight for your spot. You need to be strategic, relentless and always be looking for opportunities to get ahead.  

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