In the not-too-distant-past, in some day A.D., there was a girl named Nina, not too different from you or me. She worked on this little tournament, and worked with all time she spent, she did a really good job organizing the place, but her bosses didn't like her so they shot into spaaaace.
So, I came up with this neat little idea to have a BroodWar tournament for girls only! NO BOYS IN OUR TREEHOUSE! However, as these things sometimes do, shit got real. I contact literally every known/suspected girl in the StarCraft world that I thought even might be remotely interested. And yes, that includes Megumixbear. Also, Hot_Bid. As you may have suspected, most of the girls were azns, and azn girls can be very difficult to "manage". One does not simply tell an azn girl what to do. Especially if they are Vietnamese. But I digress. Although I can be confident sometimes, I'm actually pretty shy. So, writing a bunch of PMs to girls asking them to fight each other in a 90s video game was scary. I'm glad I did in the end though, because I think I made a friend .
My original idea what to have a "mini tour", with 4 competitors, and maybe one exhibition match (which was supposed to be lilsusie vs livinpink, that would've been cool), but suddenly, a bunch of girls came out of the woodwork saying they wanted to play. Some of them I had to zap with a cattle prod to get them to agree to play. Suddenly, there were like 12 girls ready to play and the mini tour wasn't so mini anymore. But then, a funny thing happened: nobody wanted to practice or play each other, except for the four who actually played. Hazely, Munkiee, Zombie, Click were all completely on-board, and put in time practicing to play their matches, and tried to make their dates. Some of the girls were practically impossible to contact, because they didn't check anything, ever. It was quite the opposite of the YSL, where everything worked smoothly.
Time passed, but I remained optimistic and patient. I'm still optimistic and patient, but I had to go through a bit of a learning experience. In the end, I just thought, "Hey, wait a minute, let's just do the mini tour as a.... mini tour." so I changed the line-up for the mini tour, and kindly kept in touch with the active peeps. Hazely, Munkiee, Zombie, Click are all really cool, and I hope they enjoyed playing. I hope the BroodWar fans enjoy watching the tournament, even if it is a novelty tour. Also, I hope more girls (and boys) will pick up BroodWar and fall in love with it, maybe even for a second time.
For everyone who did not play - I really you could have. I know Kade is really talented and motivated, Tesla was a really big name on iCCup in it's heyday, LivinPink is a SC2 celebrity, Siena is from Russia)))), and of course, there was lilsusie. Probably the most legendary female name in StarCraft after Tossgirl. Nymphaceae was really cool and was a fast learner, so I hope she's doing well. Sorry, Quails, I don't know anything about you, jajajajaja xd. I was frustrated with the turn-out for players, but I hope I didn't come off as a bitch at any point. I understand life is filled with sooooo much stuff that it's hard to make time for video games. I think you all are amazing, and I wish you the best!
For the mini tour, the players were:
Hazelynut vs Munkeeee
ZombieGrub vs MissClickii
Those who did not play:
Kade Quails-_- Siena Tesla Nymphaceae LivinPink lilsusie
The matches will be BEST OF FIVE, with the loser of each game picking the next map. The starting map will be Fighting_Spirit. Players can play the same maps as many times as they want.
- All games should be played on iccup, using the iccup launcher with the Antihack ON. - No one but you can play on your account. Cheating will result in immediate disqualification. - If you need to pause the game, please type "pp" before pausing, and ask if your opponent is ready before you unpause. - There will be no rule concerning manners, but in the off-chance that someone says something that is particularly offensive (such as racial epithets, personal threats, etc) please take a screen capture if it happens in the channel or lobby. - You may not have observers in your games. The game must be only yourself and your opponent. - If there is a problem with lag that makes the game unplayable, contact me immediately, and the issue will be resolved at my discretion. - No SCV stack glitch. - Using third-party programs (hax) besides the iccup launcher that alter gameplay or give an unfair advantage to one player will result in disqualification. - Using a rigged map that alters standard gameplay in any way will result in disqualification. - Don't cheat. -_-
~Bio:~ My name is Lori "Tesla" Slaughter. I am an E-Sports enthusiast, gamer, commentator, event organizer, Blade Radio CEA, Curse Wiki Manager, & CEO/Founder of GoSc. GoLoL and GoD3.
~Shout outs:~ GoSc, Curse, Blade Radio, all the ladies playing in the tournament, Nina for putting the work into the tournament, to all the viewers and to all my friends & family for always being so supportive
Name: Jessica Nickname: ZombieGrub Short Bio: I am a twenty-one year old animation major living in the DC area. I started playing/watching BW with my brothers on the N64 a decade ago, and while I never got serious about it then, I had the amazing opportunity to hang out with the DC nerds starting just before this summer after attending my first SC2 LAN. We've had a few BW lans since then and it didn't take me long to see what I had been truly missing more than a decade ago!
Short bio: Hi! I'm munkie... I am 21 years old and I have been playing Starcraft since I was about 10ish. For almost a year now I have been laddering on iCCup, my highest rank is C+. Before iCCup, I was a BGH player on east/west... I like bananas.
Shout-out: Shout outs to team wOk! Also, shout outs to Jacky and Shalashalaskalaskshalaka123815 for helping me get better! (:
Skype: ninazerg TL: ninazerg Livestream: twitch.tv/ninazerg Cast date: February 22rd, 21:00 CET
Good luck, have fun!
Last edit: 2013-02-24 15:24:47
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ninazerg United States. December 08 2012 10:57. Posts 1952
So happy to see this! SBWI is going to have a meeting soon about what to sponsor next and I will be sure to bring girl tours up. Hopefully in the future we can provide some money for girl tournaments. Will watch!