A short intro, I am Sebastiaan Peters currently playing for the AT Gaming Academy under the nickname "EsHKiDA" (Firebow in hebrew according to google link description) and I have made some blogs in the past stating about how hard I would train to become a progamer what I then followed for a day....
30 x 30 means 30 games each day for 30 days. which means 900 games over a month. one week has passed and I DID play all the 210 games for a change. This had a surprising amount of effect on my gameplay. here is a list of things that I started to notice:
-Your gameplay becomes WORSE, if you aren't used to a big amount of playing this is a very likely outcome. the reason why this happened for me was that I started to lose focus and would result in me playing incredibly sloppy.
-You become much more aware of what you don't know and stop assuming the other player is doing a standard build.
-You stop caring about the result of your ladder games. This happened quickly to me since the way how I structured my challenge was that I had to play 30 games before I was allowed to sleep. this way I would find my self in situations where I would rather sleep then win and didn't care if would win since it would contribute to more sleeping time. this admittedly made me leave games earlier when there was still this little chance of winning.
The biggest lesson I have learned from this when it comes down to improving a certain skill is how important it is to keep working at something even if your emotions aren't optimal. with this I mean when you are feeling down, depressed, sleepy or fucked up the best thing is to ignore it and JUST START DOING IT!!!!! even if the result at first is bad, a common theme in my practice is that when I want to quit to click that find match button and after a game or 2 find myself in a zone where I start to feel alot more energized and ready for the remaining games you told yourself that you should play.
The one thing that I didn't expect is how slow the improvement that I made shows up in my gameplay.
So far I have learned a massive amount of ways to get killed or to lose, but not yet to win or fix most problems yet. but I have hope that will come later on and that this will provide a strong foundation when it comes to my knowledge of the game.