Many of you may not know me too well as I haven't made a lot of major contributions to the community yet, but all of that is about to change.
My name is Greg "NrGMalice" Risselada, and I have been playing Starcraft 2 regularly since the beta was released. In the beta, I was playing quite a bit and was consistently in the top 200 lists for the NA server. In January 2011, I started working 40 hours a week and found less and less time to play, and my skill has dropped with my time commitment. I've only managed to get into the grandmaster league twice, and I've noticed that I have been getting slowly passed by more and more players.
No more! I've decided to leave my full time job to commit to playing Starcraft 2 full time and see just how good I can get. And I've set up a stream so that you can all come along for the journey!
A little bit about me and my past in esports:
In 2007 I became a member of Team Pandemic's World of Warcraft arena team, which was undefeated in tournament play for that year, winning 7 straight tournaments and over $100,000. Our best finish in 2008 was third, and our team slowly started to lose interest in the game and we eventually broke up and I quit the game. Here is a picture of our team after we won 2007 Dreamhack winter:
I finished out my college degree, but I always yearned to get back into esports, and now I'm giving myself an opportunity before I have too many other life responsibilities.
I'm 26 years old, so how will that affect me? Is that too old to attempt to make a push to the top? Will I succeed in becoming one of the better American players or will I fail miserably? We will find out!
Please watch and support an up and coming, hard working, American zerg player!
I will be streaming beginning at set times each day. The stream is high quality, I will be talking about each game afterwards (however not talking much during games), and listening to music. (dubstep, hip hop/rap, other misc) I also have a webcam setup! I may consider giving lessons sometime in the future as well, but for now I just want to play as much as possible!
I will mostly be playing on the NA ladder, however I will also play customs from time to time and I will also try to play in as many playhems and other online cups as much as possible.
One of my biggest goals is to become featured on teamliquid.net, so if anyone can offer any assistance there please let me know!
Also, please give me feedback on what I can do to improve my stream.
TL;DR I'm a former pro wow player, current low grandmaster/high master zerg from the NA server who is going to be streaming full time starting now. Check me out at twitch.tv/nrgmalice
If you enjoy the stream, please follow me on twitch.tv and on twitter @nrgmalice
STREAM IS LIVE AT THE TIME OF THIS POST!
Last edit: 2012-05-22 21:37:36
Follow me @ twitch.tv/nrgmalice & twitter.com/nrgmalice
Good luck Happy you already have your education. Would have been a lot worse if you dropped out of school to pursue this. You can always find another job... it's a lot harder to go back to school when you're older.
Keep us updated on your progress
"Those who can, teach. Those who can't, whine about teachers." ~Me
At first I thought this was a troll thread. with some low masters/ diamond level player trying to plug his stream and making a huge mistake. I came in here thinking I should give some sort of warning or the rocky road ahead and that you shouldn't play sc2 professionally unless you were already gm level.
Then I noticed that you were malice and you were actually pretty damn good back in the day. So all the things I orignally planned on saying are now thrown out the window.
I do want to wish you good luck, and that I hope you stomp the compeition and do well.
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Firesilver United Kingdom. May 10 2012 02:47. Posts 1153
Good luck to you, and just remember... White Ra is older and makes his living with StarCraft. So it can be done, and you've already been a progamer, so you're not going into it with crazy ideas.I wish you the best, and you already know how hard it can be, so live the dream man.
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Gamegene United States. May 10 2012 02:49. Posts 6844