Anyway, this entry is not about that. It is about how much Starcraft means to me. Its good to know that I have a place to resort to at the end of the day and not give a fuck about anything else in life, and just have fun. You may expect to see a lot from me in the future, tournament-wise. I beat GrandMasters all the time and im #3 in my masters division.
Anyway, this game alters my life completely and I can say that without a doubt, I have no idea what would occupy me without StarCraft 2. It's great to see a communtiy based off such a great game, but it also makes me cringe. It makes me cringe because I realize that the people who make this game dont care about us, they care about our money. As bad as that sounds, its relatively true. You may be fooled by the illusion that they care about the people that play StarCraft 2, but by caring for us, they care for our money.
So anyway, I'm 18 and I started playing Brood War around the age of four, when my brothers showed me. I beat the whole campaign at the age of four by myself, lol. I'm still impressed by that, in retrospect. I started playing multiplayer around age six and I would never win, but I kept playing. Around the age of 8, i was winning almost consistently against the noobs on USWest. I moved onto iccup around the age of 9, and I achieved C- at THE AGE OF 9. LOL. Anyway, I stopped playing a whole year when I was 10 years old for whatever reason, and when I was 11 i came back to playing. I maintained C- and I peaked at C+ until starcraft 2 came out. I remember watching Bisu play and studying every aspect of his gameplay and trying to copy him. I idolized him and I wanted to be a progamer. So I started to mass games (like 8 a day, 15 on weekends) until I was 15. I was still only C+ but I kinda gave up around the age of 16, since I heard of StarCraft 2. Now in starcraft, all I look forward to is going the fuck home in order to play SC2 and mass games. I play about 20 games a day (on school days, and I do my homework O.o) and on weekends I do 35 games a day. I get #1 masters all the time, but I havent played in the last 3 days, so I dropped down to #3. I beat vVvRuff, Demuslim, I beat idra once a while back lol and I beat lots of other grandmaster people. I take pride in that, and people buy my coaching. I also win lots of tournaments. In total, I have made around $800 from SC2 alone. The majority of that is a $150 dollar tournament I won a month ago.
When you get so attached to this game and you lose a game or go on a loss streak, it seriously makes your entire LIFE shitty. I remember I was on a pretty bad loss streak (about 12 or so) and I was just not into real life. I only wanted to go home, mass more games and WIN.
I get huge inspiration from the pros. I'm a huge fan of IdrA, White-RA, MC, losira, NesTea and Leenock. I see Leenock, a young pro-gamer. That could be me, certainly. I expect myself to be a pro-gamer, I swear to god. I was invited to check-six already, which really made me happy. I can become a pro-gamer, go to korea and start winning tournaments and becoming the best of the best there. Because if anything, I will tell you right now that I have a dream to become a pro, and theres nothing that can stand between me and that dream.
BESIDES FUCKING MARINES