i still need to practice controlling how the battle plays out
when i face an opponent i need to make sure the battle is under my terms
meaning i need to control when an opponent sees me
when he/she finds me
and how they come at me
one way to control all those variables is to anticipate your opponents moves and adapt so as to counter such
i couldn't counter
so i will train harder and fight better next time
I do the same thing. I may be rather bold nowadays, but I know how to implement strategy if I need to. Before I was at my peak, I used to overcome 3v1 or 2v1 fights by keeping a low profile, waiting for an opening or someone to venture out alone, then make my move and get a kill to keep the advantage in my favor. I can win those type of situations through force in the present day, but I know how to outsmart enemy players if the direct approach isn't working. As Jango Fett once said to his son/clone Boba, "If there is a way to neutralize a target without direct confrontation, it's always the better option."
Countering is good to keep in mind also, like memorizing which character has priority over another. A perfect example would be that Long Haul is a superb counter for Jazz and Sideswipe. They can't effectively fight him in close quarters, not even Sideswipe's mines can outdo a well played Long Haul's grenades or flamethrowers.