My Journey Up The Starcraft 2 Ladder

Every journey starts with a single step, or in this case a single league placement game, but as usual I have been placed into Bronze with the rest of the retar….. future bright shining stars. This shouldn’t be a surprise through, I might have had the game for years but I can’t say I have ever really sat down and “learned” how to actually play or looked at trying to be competitive.

However last year I was enthralled (more then usual) during the Starcraft2 Tournament series held at Blizzcon and it just got me so excited for the game. To add to my excitement, a local group called E-tek will be holding a small Starcraft 2 tournament after their eight team League of Legends tournament was such a success last year (Good job, guys!). All of this has got me really eager to get competitive and learn the metagame of Starcraft 2.

So with a twinkle in my eye and a strange amount of misplaced confidence I fired up the game in time and joined the first Season of 2014 (SEA Region). I played 10 games this evening, with a win loss ratio of 6 to 4. I feel it was a good start, considering I’m still learning a lot of aspects about the game and I feel that coming in within the top 25 on the ladder was a good entry point… even if it will all have changed when I log in next!

I’m not going to go in any deep thoughts or explanations of the games I have won or lost  this evening because it’s getting quite late and I need my beauty sleep. Don’t despair though! Anyone who is interested in watching the matches can download the SC2 replays from my Dropbox. Please don’t hold back if you know why I sucked in any of my replays. I understand that I have a long way to go to reach my goals and that constructive criticism is a great tool for improving performance.

I have a goal of reaching Gold League by the end of the first season of 2014. Not unreasonable at all is it….. is it???

Next time, I’ll actually talk about my Starcraft 2 games in a post about Starcraft 2! Stay tuned…

Some Journey information

  • Race of Choice : Terran
  • SEA Region – Bronze League – Raszagal Dixie Division
  • Starcraft2 Replays (.SC2Replay Files)
  • Starcraft2 Group: Join the Gravity Gaming Online community (another one of my 2014 Projects I am working). Currently a small online community I am trying to grow.