TeamLiquid has a proud history when it comes to esports, but the highlight might well be the sheer number of high-quality Brood War and StarCraft 2 casters that have risen to prominence who claim TL as their home or, at least, an old haunt.
This isn’t me. This is Sir David Attenborough. He’s among my favourite people. He holds 29 degrees (more than anyone else) and is a constant casting inspiration.
I won’t intimate that I’m of the same calibre as analysts like Artosis and Day, nor have I the sheer tenacity that has seen casters like Husky and LittleMike(Starcraft?) succeed so well in their time learning the game. I don’t have Chill’s impressive sense for just what’s about to happen, nor do I have Milkis’ seamless not-quite-caster EN>KR/KR>EN/EN>EN skills. I am an exceedingly simple man. I don’t have Tasteless’ patented Tom-Waits-of-the-esports-scene gravelpit of a voice, nor do I have Klazart’s incredible six-hundred-words-a-minute Gatling gun of a voice. I am no NuketheStars, no Cholera, no SC2GGRise, even. I lack Wolf’s surfer vibe, and Moletrap’s genuine fervour.
I suppose, now that I think about it, I don’t have an awful lot to offer. I first tried to cast an entire game, but found that I had lost my voice around the ten-minute mark. I understand that it will take training and dedication (at least the minimum eight hours per day that seasoned Korean casters put in) if I want to make it to the top, but sadly it seems that my poor throat wasn’t built for such rigours.
You might have to turn your sound up a little, or put on some headphones. Here is a short cast I’ve thrown together from a video of Col.Minigun:
Please watch it right to the end, I’d really appreciate it.
Now, you may have noticed that the above isn’t, strictly speaking my voice (in a purely possessive sense). As I said earlier, I lost my voice during my first attempt to cast, so I’ve crudely sellotaped magnetic tapes from old Sir David Attenborough shows together in an effort to construct something meaningful.
I hope to be good enough to be sent to MLG as a backup caster next time. Of course, my no-voice issues mean that this is never going to be easy. I’ll need an extensive soundboard and a mixing desk, but I’m about 90% sure that I could do this on the fly, especially if anyone can send me some kind of complete Attenborough back catalogue that I could use to construct a kind of David Attenborough dictionary.