Many of you don't know me for my casting but I have been casting the Sonic Starleague since the starting Ro32 which is over 3 months now. 3 Months ago was my first time casting ever. But as a believer in the Brood War scene I was hoping I could join the ranks among the casters if I worked hard and practiced enough.
However after my debut I was informed that TL would most likely employs Brood War's best and have Sayle cast the games. I knew the day was coming and in face was recently informed he will be doing the Ro8 casts and beyond. So today was my final shot at making a name for myself. I put in many hours this week studying TvT and wanting to show a new side to my casting ability.
Well I was robbed of this chance. It's not Sayle's fault, he really is a good caster. But just by having his name out there I lost the 150 viewers I had earned weekly as they switched over to him because he decided to cast on my last day in the spotlight.
So I'm down to ten viewers and an empty chatroom. I'm casting for myself first and foremost, but I don't need to wake up at 6am and do these live if I'm going to be run over. I feel like my opportunity has been squandered and lost all motivation to continue pursuing my cast future. I will continue to cast the games but they will most likely be offline and just sink into my archives.
I guess what ultimately angers me is that our community is happy with ONE guy casting the Sonic Starleague, the TLS, and Gambit's Cup which is all the professional Starcraft available. Again it's not Sayle's fault but the community. I created a feedback thread. If you wanted me to get better and provide the entertainment Sayle does then you failed yourselves by not helping me get their. You failed yourselves by letting one more person get squeezed out of a section of the community.
Now I will continue to bring my news content to TL, but maybe I'm stuck in the LR threads for good. Maybe I don't have a place beyond that. What's sad is I've gotten offers from people who know I'm capable of casting SC2 because I have much knowledge about both games and I continually turned that down even if the opportunity had money in it. I would never sell out on a brand that I believe in.
Ultimately I don't know who to be mad at but I am angry. Maybe in the end I can only blame myself and I have failed myself. All I know is that there still aren't many of us left with the will to take on the responsibilities of Brood War to you guys. Why is it so hard on us then to make i?t