Recently I picked up SC:BW again after watching some Artosis and Tasteless stream. I totally forgot about the game and I had my hands busy with work and other things.
Anyway here's what happened in the past years:
after quitting as a progamer I started my poker career, which went way better than expected.
I was very successful at poker, more than I thought I would, and even though it went well I wanted to switch to a more longterm lifeplan.
I tried different stuff along the way and learned a lot, and in the end I ended up becoming an entrepreneur and now I have a few businesses with my best friend, who is also an ex progamer and esports team manager. Business is also going really well, I don't make as much money as poker as of now but future looks bright for our company.
I think all the experience from competitive gaming and playing tournaments really taught us a lot about life and how to handle problems and setbacks. I am blessed I was able to be part of all that and live the eSports experience to the fullest.
A couple years ago in gym I had a vein explode in my head and I was operated for aneurysm. I basically could have died or become retarded (well, some people think I always was ).
I had my head opened and had a difficult brain surgery, which in the end was successful.
I still had to stay 1 month in hospital under intensive care. I was forced to shit in my bed in hospital and had constant headaches and dizzyness, but trust me it feels good to be alive after being so close to losing it all.
I have not 100% recovered and I am not sure I ever will, but it's good enough to live normally, being able to work and play games. So now I started playing SC:BW again and Magic the Gathering.
Playing and watching Starcraft really brings back good feelings, and I'm also planning to stream a bit, maybe every day, after I'm done with work. Anyone who whish to do so, you can come by to say hi and tell me how terrible I became at Starcraft. That would be very appreciated
BTW I paid my karma by playing Terran in SC2, so I feel no shame a-moving with Protoss again See you in the next days!