Despite my earlier whining about being in the Bronze League of the StarCraft 2 (SC2) ladder, it really does mean that you mostly play other bronze leaguers and recently this has meant that I have been winning. Fortunately I played my qualification rounds pre-LAN party and I sucked it up. During the LAN my play improved quite a bit and since the LAN party I am pretty sure that I have lost one 1v1 game while improving my record to 13-8. That only loss was against a zerg player who took advantage of my building mis-placement to run about twelve zerglings in and ruin my economy right away – oops.
Yesterday was a big day in that it was the first time since qualifying I played someone from the Silver League, one step up. The guy was ranked 11th in his league ladder after we played, I don’t know if he was ranked higher previous to that. Anyway, the game took about ten minutes longer (twice as long!) than a bronze league one, but I still won in the end. Yay me – I guess. I am afraid that if I win a few more, it might bump me up a league and I’ll be fighting better players all the time. Not only is this more time consuming but I am at peace with the fact that I like winning more than I like being super challenged. I’d rather be 10-1 with the flexibility to make mistakes and not always be on my A-game vs 5-6 and being “challenged.”
Sometimes the easy win feels good 🙂