A close match and the occasional blowout isn’t always sweaty boys.
Rolling in a 5 stack in casual Siege, we get someone being like “try hards” when we’re like trying goofy things while talking about our days/-Yoink!- we dealt with at work.
Most matches are close in my experience, so I relate that to school in a way.
I’d rather struggle/put a bit of effort into a B+ than get an easy A without trying. The latter has less of a reward and eventually leads to being on autopilot.
The other factor I notice a lot compared to the flights is communication. It’s an Xbox thing mostly, but just calling out things or saying what you’re doing/intent is, even if you’re all super casual can make a big difference.
Another factor is FPS games are kinda for A types in general, I’m not exactly sure how I would stop myself from skill building or trying beyond being in the middle of a stupid conversations with my teammates about corn bread and the best color to paint a lighthouse, etc.