This is my first Blog entry so bear with me. My name is Chris Overton and I am looking to become the first African American Pro Starcraft II player. I live in Raleigh, NC and I have been playing SC2 for a little over a year now (a couple of days after the actual release of the game) but previous to this... I have NO RTS or even PC gaming experience for that matter. The last PC game I played was Diablo II and that only required a mouse and VERY rarely, the occasional tap of 1-4 to heal up. I'm going to be completely honest as well, the only reason I bought the game was because of HD and Husky. They should both be compensated for me buying this game because their casting got me into the game. Watched them on youtube, and I believe the first game I seen was TLO vs Nazgul on Metalopolis (you know... the one with all the nukes). So basically I thought the game was cool as shit after seeing that so I decided to buy it.
When I first started, I was your average campaign player who thought terran was awesome because they beat everything in the campaign mode with ease (well.... at least on casual). I played the campaign all the way through an finished it on casual and then jumped directly into multiplayer. I started by playing all 30(? not sure how many there were but I know I played all of them..lol) practice league matches and I actually thought I was a boss. I won a little less than half of my games that I played and I still remember my very first game. I played against a protoss player on Novice Metalopolis AND STOMPED HIM. lol. The guy went mass 1 base blink stalker and I went mass 1 base marine and smashed the guy because he ran up to the side of my base thinking he could blink up but had no vision so he sat his stalkers there and I just killed them.. then he left. After the practice league though, I did what your typical noobie would do. I played the placement matches, went 0-5, and got dumped into bronze. Had been there all the way up until season 2. I would say about 2-3 weeks before season 2 started, I switched to protoss. Protoss (this is just my opinion of the race from a lower league standpoint) was very easy. I did the same build against everyone I played and won almost every game. The build I did was one that I copied from an insane A.I bot and never realized that it was just a simple 3 gate robo.
But anyways... When Season 2 started, I got into silver league. Had been there until mid-July at which point I just got sick of being there because I never won a game. Silver league was worse then bronze to me because it seemed like EVERYONE I played cheesed every game. So around July 16th, I got demoted to bronze league again. This is where my skill jump happened. I started playing more frequently and I had various people tell me that I was playing at a platinum level (which I never believed them and still dont believe them) because I started beating my friends who were platinum and having very close games with diamond league friends. Then about a week before season 3 started, I began to check the leagues of my opponents after each game. Sure enough, I was playing high gold and platinum players on ladder (even played a couple of diamonds) and I was actually beating them. I also started streaming my gameplay around this time as well. The day season 3 started, I go on and played my placement match and lost, but was promoted from bronze to gold league.
This is where my story starts. From here on out, I am going to be blogging my results daily and share what I've managed to learn. Starting Sunday (September 4th, 2011) I am going to be playing between 20-40 games on ladder daily so i can get as much experience as possible. Depending on he time of day, i will stream a majority of the ladder games I play. I have decided I am going to become Pro one day, but just realized earlier that nobody started out being a Pro. My goal is to be in the top 32 of the next MLG Raleigh event in 2012. So i decided to start this blog (Training Day) so I can show my progression in gameplay. Thanks for reading and be sure to check back Sunday and everyday after to see whats new.