Nice post, I enjoyed the content and formatting immensely.
Am I doing this right?
Seriously though, losing isn’t fun and the environment/culture in gaming tends to be blame - blame the opponent for cheating, blame your teammates for not helping you. I play a lot of LoL (renowned for its shitty community) and you never get teammates being friendly to each other and never see people praising the opposition when they beat you. There’s even weird labels they throw out in lieu of admitting you bested them like ‘tryhard’ - they tried hard to beat you and succeeded, and it’s meant to be an insult.
Also if you call in help from a teammate in a game like LoL they will complain, that it’s 2vs1 or that you camped them to win, as though using the game mechanics in the correct manner is somehow an act of dishonourable cheating.
People are sore losers in general, but it’s definitely part of gamer culture to never admit that someone else is superior or skilled. The exception is pro gaming scenes, where the players are often deified (possibly applies to speedrunning scene as well, but tbf some of those guys are gods, albeit gods with a very niche domain).