A Year of Starcraft II
Playing and Watching (Not as dirty as it sounds)
So, all in all, I’ve watched a crapload of the tournaments this weekend (LiquidSheth is awesome, those 3 best of 3s vs Select were exciting as hell) and played I think over 40 games. I am currently sitting at the #1 spot in my silver league and playing golds 90% of the time. It is driving me crazy that I haven’t been promoted yet, but I can’t play anymore tonight as my head is literally pounding, maybe from staring at the computer for so long. I had to literally tear myself away to go eat when the Blizzard tournament was on today. But, holy shit, a tournament stream you can actually pause! Greatest invention ever! It was great with Day9 casting and all the exciting games. I felt bad for Huk, but I do have a new Zerg player to follow in Sheth. I was sad to see Idra get dropped out of both Blizzards and the IGL (I think it was called). Although his “f*ck you” was hilarious.
My own playing is progressing, albeit slowly. I probably win 60% of my games, usually long, drawn out macro heavy games. I don’t have the ability to just kill them early, I guess because I’m not cheesing much. It is very rare for me to cheese, I have to be pretty bored or annoyed to throw down a six-pool. I’ve been working on my timings for the first 15 supply and do well when I focus on just that. If I try to keep a drone alive or kill a probe, I’ll forget to fill my gas or throw down the pool at the right time. It is going to take some more work, so I am going to keep working on this specifically.
I will be off the next two days. I’m going to put two week’s worth of days off together so I can help a friend move. I will be back playing on Tuesday night and will resume the stream that I didn’t do yesterday or today. I just wanted to focus on laddering (when I wasn’t watching tournaments) and sometimes having people talking about and to me is distracting. It’ll all be back up on Tuesday night, so until then, Goodnight and GLHF.