I'm now back at University, and I intend to finish my education with top grades from here on. I've made it my new competitive goal to simply "pwn" school, because I never really gave that an honest shot either due to SC2 taking up all the free time I had.
I've regained my financial security and studying actually feels fun and rewarding again, and even if things went really bad and horrible for a while, I'm never going to say that I regret the decision of going full time. It was something I HAD to do, yes it ended up in pain and suffering for the most part, but it also gave me closure. I can now look back on progaming and say I tried it out, I got to be part of it all, and now I'm done with it. I will (hopefully) never be that guy who says "Well I could've been a superstar once if I just focused on practicing rather than school, but I chose not to" Because I tried, and it didn't work out.
A somewhat happy ending to a sad tale. I'm glad you're back on track now. I shook your hand and got your autograph at MLG Anaheim 2011. I didn't think much of it at the time, but looking back, it was fortunate that I was able to meet such a courageous individual. Thank you for sharing your experiences, giving us average citizens a candid look at the joys and hardships of pursuing a dream. Best of luck to you in whichever direction you take in the future!
I've made it my new competitive goal to simply "pwn" school
Being good at school is only that, being good at school. Learn to be good at things that are advantageous on whatever career path you take. Putting conscious effort on being good with people can be great, for example.
Good read. You seem like a smart guy. Having had some experiences with a similar life style, I can add one thing.. study what you love. If you love your studies and work, then it can be just as good as pro gaming. Not having to worry about results all the time is really, really good for mental health.
I would say that, while being somewhat young is advantageous in many ways for aspiring gamers, the stress can be really difficult to handle for a 15 year old.
NOOOOOO, you just made me sad! atleast i rembember your sick apm and how funny games you bought up, gl in future hopefully you will still watch Esports
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Watched your stream from time to time and quite enjoyed it.Also liked ur "uninterested" voice while commentating. Eventhough you maybe regret all the (wasted) time you put into it you should know it was the thing you liked the most at that time, but more important, you met a lot of new people and visited different countries,something that many others can only dream of. Good luck with the studies
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HeavenResign United States. November 09 2012 07:04. Posts 464
Great read. I think despite your relative lack of success, your journey is still admirable. It takes a lot of will and self determination to take a big leap like that and choose to devote your whole life to a videogame. Many people will never have this kind of courage.
Have you considered doing something e-sports related, like casting or hosting events? Your know-how is something a lot of other people lack and could maybe be put to good use in the field if you felt inclined to do so.
Whatever you choose to do from now on, I wish you the best of luck! Lycka till dig!