Switzerland, the true home of Chocolate, Alps, Cows and Mandatory Military Service. We are a small nation, not much more than 8 million inhabitants, meaning there is an inherently small pool of youth-blood to draw on for compettitive gaming.
That's why this is here, to call out to all Swiss TL.net members, expat or not, to stand up and declare that you love esports. I want the Swiss scene to grow, to prosper (to exist??) , and we can only really do that if we unite and get more involved.
Battle.net 2.0 EU has no national rankings so I can't look at those and be sad, but seriously WHY THE HELL are there only less than 10 active swiss players I want these rankings FULL!
Especially with the influx from SC2 I've seen many more post from [Location=Switzerland], we really need to get this thing going guys!
TL;DR : If you are in any way Swiss, come out and post here so we can get stuff going! For the sake of the scene, we should accept anyone who feels like being a part of the Swiss scene, so it's ok if you live right next door, are originally Swiss but don't currently reside there, or even if you lived there for more than 6 months and liked it! ((:
I didn't have internet as a kid, and I only really got sufficent acces to play regularly online about 5 years ago. Starcraft, along with other countless games, were always around the house, courtesy of my older brother, and if I'd gotten to TL and the Korean scene sooner I am completely certain I'd have (tired to) become a progamer, and my prospects for college would be crap, so I'm glad I didn't do that.
Around 5 years ago I found the lovely iCCup and checked out the Swiss national rankings. It appeared to me that most of the top national players were in clan [ZzoA], so after laddering, reading TL.net strats and overall improving to something other than D- level I joined the clan. Awesome fun, peeps like XanaX Lyan Ezo Azure oh such fun, but sadly I came back after a summer and it was over. My goal behind this was to reach national #1, but I only ever made it to #4 with Terran C- (with Toss I'm confident I'd have gotten #1, but I have self-respect).
Now, 2 years after my peak, I have 4 months of holiday before Uni (UK), and though I also want to do more useful things like get a job, I really do want to get Starcraft going seriously in Switzerland.
Geneva represnt! so go ahead and post in here so I know you exist, and LET'S FUCKING DO THIS!
EDIT: Please post in this order (whatever you feel comfortable sharing)
Game: Skill Level: Location: Activity Level:
So for me it's SC:BW and a bit of SC2 C- (and Diamond) Geneva Medium, soon to be High
If you want to hang out and meet up online, come to Bnet 2.0 Chat channel "CH".
Game : essentially Sc2 Skill level : Platinum as a Zerg and Terran Location : Rolle ( romandie ) Activity level : I mostly play 1v1, in ladder or with friends, but I really do not have so much time to spend for sc2 actually, should be better in september
bITt.mAN Switzerland. June 16 2011 01:29. Posts 3401
Game: SC2 Skill Level: Diamond to low Master (I barely ladder at all, but I can beat some masters) Location: Neuchatel, and Lausanne during the week (EPFL). Activity: Not much atm, exams soon. I will play more after.
On June 16 2011 01:29 bITt.mAN wrote: Wow Torte, my respect for you came into existence actually increased!
Tragically growing up in Geneva in the internationl school got me to learn English French and Spanish, no Deutch or Switzer-Deutch, but I'm sure Google-Translate will ensure no crosover problems
My passport says I'm from Lucerne and I get spammed monthly magazines about Switzerland all the time.
I love Switzerland and its quiet, quaint nature. I've been around the country during a summer camp trip for 3 months and experienced a time I never could have experienced before. It wasn't the mountains I loved or the food that grew on me. It was those rolling hills and prairies that were truly marvelous. Where the wheat was high above the knee and around you were just higher hills.
Felt like a sanctuary, it was so nice.
Last edit: 2011-06-16 01:36:41
borlee Liechtenstein. June 16 2011 01:54. Posts 224
Yea I know no SC2 builds and I've played like 20 matches in my life^^ (Won all except the last of my placement matches because it was my first SC2 TvZ :S) I have always apsired to be C-, and I finally made it one season it's true SEE, so I like to think of myself as C- -level, though now I'm surely D+.
So what sort of stuff should we do? I've been all excited by the idea of Nation Wars. How about all commerate to "OP teamliquid" on iCCup and/or chat channel "Swiss" on EU.
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blubbdavid Switzerland. June 16 2011 02:38. Posts 2248
On June 16 2011 02:56 bITt.mAN wrote: ^ True love already in the making :S Ah ALREADY this is working as I wanted it to (: Someone needs to set up a GoogleDocs for an Excell sheet of all the details, I don't know how to...
Just update the informations in the OP, should be enough.