Now, I don’t mean to complain or moan and whine, China was by far the best thing I’ve ever decided to do, and I would never change that.
Coming back and having over 3 million people purchase Blizzards latest title makes me very happy; however, it has provided somewhat of a rather large challenge for me. Having gotten the game on the 30th of August and started to play it on the 31st, I had –still do- a lot of catching up to do in terms of learning the game, the matchups and so on.
It has proven a little difficult so far, I am about the same skill level, maybe a little less, than when I had played Starcraft II in its Beta phases. Since then however, there have been many patches and I have had to adjust accordingly. Now, why is this so important you may ask? Aside from the obvious I need to know the game enough to cover the scene, but I don’t need to be a top ranked Diamond player for that.
No, it is because I had decided, with much help from my lovely girlfriend RongRong, and a good friend of mine Jon, that I would start my own company revolving around the recent release. What sort of company you may ask? Well, before the beta had even come out, I had decided I wanted to shoutcast (commentate games) but at that time I did not have a good enough computer, etc, in order to do that.
That has changed however, thanks to MSI and Fnatic, and I have decided not only to take up commentating, but to start a legitimate company that focuses on just that. This last week of ‘free time’ you could say, is very important for me to learn as much as I can about the game before myself and my partner, KAGE, begin to cast over exclusive replays from a few professional players (Maka ; ) ).
On top of this, it seems that there are quite a few SC2 events this weekend and I will have to cover them for Fnatic, as well as do research of course ; ) (no I will not be commentating them)
So, even though my family seems pretty upset with me that I did not go away with them for labour day weekend, I do have good reasoning as to why. I also gave up going to Montreal in order to cover WCG Canada because of all of this additional work and ‘studying’ I have to do. I mean, I would have loved to have gone to camp, get away and do some rock climbing (its phenomenal at our camp <3) and I would have loved to have gone to WCG Canada and converse with other Starcraft II fans and see a hopefully great tournament, and MAYBE even have competed.
Alas, my weekend plans are set in stone, and I have a lot of planning and preparation and not to mention work to do!
On a side note, I have updated some more photos to my flickr, so keep checking that out, I will upload Youtube videos tomorrow for everyone (as many as I can, depends how long it takes) and below is a download to all of my replays since coming back to Starcraft II a couple days ago (was rank 2 in my Diamond division yesterday, dropped to about 12th by the end of the night)
Photos from my 39 day trip to China
So now that my plans for starting a Starcraft II based commentating company are out in public, I would encourage everyone to stay tuned to this blog for more details, even if you aren’t familiar with Starcraft II, I would DEFINITELY ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET INTO IT, even if it is just as a spectator, it is very entertaining, more so than most of your mundane mainstream sports like Tennis or Golf..
I hope everyone is doing well, I will update this tomorrow with some videos from China and more!
I do a daily blog, not sure if you guys want me to keep posting them here or not, if so I gladly will : ) But HERE is my blog and previous entries if you are interested