I'm not sure why I decided to write this blog post. Maybe it was boredom or frustration. I don't know. But recently I've been getting very frustrated about esports in the UK. It seems everyone and their mother plays COD or Halo and we have maybe 2 or 3 LANs every year in the entire country.
It's just so frustrating to have a strong passion for a game like this, where there are tournaments in which many thousands of dollars can be won and not have anyone I know share that passion. I've tried to show my friends videos of the amazing crowds at MLG and the GSL but they just won't be won over. In their mind this is a game for needs and they'll go back to their ub3r l33t 360 no scopes thanks.
Who wouldn't be won over by that?
I wish I knew the means to boost esports in the UK because I sure as hell have the will. I think this song sums up my feelings the best:
Now I've had that little rant onto the main subject of this post. Recently I came back from a 5 month break from Starcraft 2, because I was a bit burnt out from it. On coming back, I decided to change to Zerg because I wanted a change of scene, having played Terran for over a year and only managing to get plat. That and I couldn't remember any of my build orders.
From what I've played of Zerg, I'm really enjoying it, though there are so many things in my game I need to improve. At a rough estimate, from around 3 days of playing I'm probably at mid gold level, which is ok but nowhere near where I want to be, which is masters of course (start playing this song now).
I feel I have a lot more potential with Zerg because everything just feels a lot more natural. So when I feel confident to start laddering I have decided to start one of those "Road to Masters" blogs, where I'll just analyse my play and maybe get advice from you guys. I know this was a bit of a ramble, but I've been meaning to make a blog like this for a while.
This generation of gamers is used to seeing tips pop out on their screen all the time, and console games and competition LOL, that's a joke. You'll never win them over because they don't even know what "difficulty" is. They want to play, do something easy, see a lot of explosions and shiny stuff, and feel good about themselves, feel like they've actually achieved something. Try getting one of them into quakelive, taunt him a bit, dare him to win some duels in QL, we'll see what happens. ( It's free so you still have a chance of getting them to play it ).
I feel you bro, I came to the UK to study and expected to see a eSports scene that is somewhat better than my country. However, it is even worse...maybe it's a question of culture? Most people in the UK go to the pub to socialise during the weekends (And watch football of course), you won't hear someone saying 'hey, I'm heading over to X's house to watch some SC2 wanna come?'