I will be in Korea until December, so it should be ok.
However, this means... I actually have to start practicing seriously...
Right now, as all of you will ask, I am a Masters Protoss player on the NA server... I don't have a Korean account yet, as I don't have my alien registration card yet. (I will get it after the 19th of Sept...) However, I do know some Koreans that have accounts, one is diamond, maybe I'll ask to use his.
I am here for university, so studies will come first. Also, I don't want to spend my study abroad time only playing Starcraft, so I will go drinking and hang out with pretty Korean girls. Essentially, I will practice, but I'm not going to do a grueling practice regimen. If I am good enough to compete with only a few hours of practice a day, so be it. But, as I've heard on SOTG and the "countless" other progamer threads, if you can't do it with a few hours a day, you can't do it at all.
That being said, I will absolutely need to streamline my practice and maximize my efficiency. I'm not sure if I know how to practice yet... I don't have any concrete practice partners yet... So. TL.
If any of you are serious, and want to help me (possibly) qualify for Code A, PM me. I'll add you on Skype, and hopefully we can rock out games and strategy. High Masters/GM would be awesome. I don't care if I lose EVERY game. I need to get better.
Things to do:
Buy a keyboard (T.T I've been playing on my laptop as long as I can remember, and I'm used to my F keys being REALLY close. Right above the numbers. So I'll go shopping this weekend perhaps for a slim keyboard with close F keys. I use a wireless mouse, and I don't think I need a new one.)
I'm at about rank 50 in my division... I want to get top 16 by the end of the month. I'm hovering pretty high on my bonus pool I believe, since I didn't play during Chuseok and the weekend before...
If I get a Korean account... I don't know, I'll plan a new agenda, as that changes things.
After chatting with my friend about trying to qualify for Code A, he told me that I either have to execute the metagame better than anyone else, or break the metagame. I'm planning on breaking it, since i know most of the Koreans will have cleaner, crisper, more refined execution and mechanics. I need to practice new strategies, while being prepared to counter the current metagame. This is my goal.
I'm already experimenting with heavy warp prism use vs Z with varied success depending on how I execute my opener T.T I REALLY need help with PvP. TvP is essentially if I can defend a 1-1-1. And... I don't quite have a grasp on defending the 1-1-1.
Well anyway, study, socialize, practice.
I'll try to be posting in the SC2 Strategy to get help on things I absolutely need help with, but is there a better way to go about refining my play without actually paying for coaching?
(Also, help pick the new TeSPA shirt design!)
You don't have to vote for my design, but if you think it's sexy, go ahead. ^^