This is my First blog entry. In this very first entry I wanted to tell you my story regarding gaming and how I ended up playing SC2 and entering this wonderful community.
I'm a chilean 25 years old M.D. working in a small countryside hospital near a city named Curico, in central Chile, who picked up gaming at around 12 years old, mainly FPSs, back when Quake II was Really, Really popular. I began playing ONE of its mods: "D-Day Normandy", the First team-based game of all time (and Really undercredited for that) under the nickname "WinterS" (way before Band Of Brothers came on air... Which pissed me off because a bunch of people stole my nickname, hence my new nick, "UmbraaeternuS"). I became a really good HMGer back on the day I played on my First clan ever, GeF (German Elite Forces). I was reckoned to be pretty good at that role, so I became part of CdL (Clan D-Day LaUnion) and afterwards, of Easy Company, arguably the best team in Chile. Then medschool came, and I had to drop the game. When I had some more time, I picked it back, and became one of the very First community managers for that game in Chile. That possition quickly led me to become community manager of another game Which I enjoyed a lot, Call Of Duty (Vanilla). And before I knew it, I became one of the major administrators (in charge of the whole FPSs section) of Zoomby.net and then in ONE.cl, the largest latinamerican gaming sites back then. There I learned the value of a gaming community, and went to big lengths to promote gaming in Chile, organizing LAN parties for CoD and CoD:UO, Which moved a LOT of players back in the day. But enough of the FPSs time. Let me tell you how I picked up SC. Around 2002 a friend at school showed me SC:BW for the First time. I played a little and realized I SUCKED ass at it, if it weren't for my sick zealot Rush. But because I was so Into FPSs at the time, I dropped SC:BW and disregarded it as a good game. man, I now know how mistaken I was back at those days. I continued to play and administrate said communities until in 2010, SC2 came on the scene. I instantly picked it up and begun playing it, and fell in Love with the game. I became suddenly aware of all things SC related, such as the existance of some dude called "Day" who was like a major guru of the game, notorious players such as IdrA, qxc and Jinro... ... And the existance of a site named TeamLiquid.
That is how I got here.
Now, over a year has passed since I picked up Stacraft 2. Long gone are the times of me being forever bronze brotoss; Thanks to all the threads I read here on TL, the countless hours spent watching Day and his incredible show (BIG SHOUTOUT TO YOU, SEAN!! <3) and some lessons I was fortunately able to take with dApollo, I am now a diamond random player, with a good understanding of the game, playing with a clan called iGnite Gaming (check our blog at THIS LINK), which is nothing more than a bunch of friends who are together for the lulz and having an awesome time playing SC2, and recently begun casting games in Spanish (check my stream in THIS LINK)... And I begun casting because I sincerely believe there is a profund lack of good Spanish-language casters, because sadly not everyone in South America speaks english well enough to understand the great analysis and casting of beasts in the matter such as Tasteless, Day, Artosis or JP, for example. And as I wanted to make a difference back in the day when I played CoD, I want to make a difference and be a great Spanish-language caster, to bring all the spanish-speaking people I can the joy of this wonderful game.
So, that is my story. This is who I am. A doc with a passion for gaming. With the dream to help make E-Sports big in South America.
Thanks in advance to all the readers who took the time to check out this blog and learn a bit of who I am and why is it that I love SC2 so much.
Last edit: 2011-08-07 10:22:20
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Sinborn United States. August 07 2011 10:29. Posts 275