Well, hop on over to MadiNho's stream and you'll get to watch him crush Incomplete (yours truly) in an effort to to make my skills....complete.
If you're still scratching your head wondering what the hell I'm going on about, I'll try to fill in the blanks. At first, you might want to get to know the players a bit.
MadiNho[ReV] is our 2v2-prodigy, who carries by far the heaviest load in our clan leagues in terms of skills and results. At least in recent time. He was even able to take down ASL Ro24 finalist SouL)T(ByuL in the STPL. He's often streaming both 1v1s and 2v2s, showing his prowess with all three races. Strong timings, impeccable micro, swift multitasking, and all around a very strong player.
He spends countless of hours playing this game. He is our battleship.
Now, what is he facing?
Incomplete[ReV]: Well, my greatest feats in BW would be that I got myself into Norway-B, which is pretty much the equivalent to sitting at the table next to the table where the cool kids are - who gives a shit, right? And in more recent times, beating FBW's revered Faust...in a best of 1...and I'm fairly certain he was hella hungover, while I had prepared intensly for a week and was fit for fight.
As you can see from my handsome picture, I'm not the brightest spoon on the shelf but at least I can puff up my chest as though I have any muscles!
These are the players - so what? Wtf is going on!?
I've been a crappy noob since the day I started. I started playing at around 2002/2003 and I have never had the talent or discipline to actually get anywhere. But the community runs short on top level players, and on new talents rising.
How can I expect or demand my clan mates to become the next generation top players, if I myself cannot be resolute in my cause? Who am I to make demands that they just have to endure, if I myself will not do it as well? How can I lead, if I myself will not go through the same hardships as I hope to see in my clan mates?
Therefore, I have asked MadiNho to demolish me for 4 hours. He will not hold back, but will go all out. However, anyone watching the stream and being in the benevolent enviorment that is the Twitch chat, may come with suggestions to what MadiNho should do to me.
He'll play Random, whereas I'll be playing Terran all games. He will of course inform me of his race when the game has started. We'll be rotating the STPL map pack, although we might fondle the BWCL maps a bit too, assuming we need some extra diversity. Furthermore, you should also feel free to make suggestions here in this thread, to give some ideas!
My personal thoughts on playing against someone with such a skill difference, may be unlike what some may think. I often hear that if the skill difference is big enough, then you won't get anything out of it. Frankly, I think that's bullshit. If I only survive 3 minutes at first, then 4 minutes, then 6 minutes, then 15 minutes, then that simply means that my early game is getting tighter and tighter.
Now imagine how much bullshit he'll throw at me as we play these games? Imagine how many little things he'll annoy me with with his very first worker, that I'll learn to handle. Now imagine me going back to playing others my level - they'll spend a lot of time doing fancy stuff while their minerals soar. Meanwhile, I've gotten so used to even worse that I'll barely notice and will get an advantage simply by not being bothered.
It may be a small gain from 4 hours of hell, but that's what I honestly think getting good at BW is. Masochism. That, or learning to find the value in anything you can learn to perfect, and simply be happy that you've learned anything at all.
Another thing I'll hope to gain, is some mental fortitude. If I can survive MadiNho's harassment (might even get a bit verbal? ) and overwhelming skill for 4 hours, a ladder session with some wins in between shouldn't be so scary any longer either.
Whether any of this is of any interest at all to you, is of course up to you. If you don't give a shit what I think, then that's fine. It's okay, I still love you <3 But if you'd like to hop on and see what's up, or laugh at me for my stupid mistakes (please do, I don't mind - it's the nature of a gig like this). And then afterwards we can hop on over to our beloved Qikz and watch STPL together!
Lastly, I wish to add that I did offer MadiNho some compensation for all of this. But he simply said "fuck payment, let's just do it!" A true clan mate, and I'll do my part to make the best of it!
You are all welcome this Friday, 22. February starting at 17.00 CET!
Link to the stream is here; https://www.twitch.tv/madinh0
Hope ya'll will find some fun and sadistic ways for MadiNho to demolish this puny noob! :D