I did it!

After a long and difficult journey, I've finally made it into the platinum league!
 
I've been in my gold division for about half a year (yep, pretty long), but after every game I've felt like I'd learned something (that is, if the game hasn't been a complete disaster). I've polished my builds and mechanics and I'm hope I'm ready for more challenging games. 

Also, I've finally given myself the excuse to write my first blog post; I wanted it to be something relevant. 
 
So, during this week's tournament I'll no longer be a gold leaguer :)
 
(Note: If this seems like boasting to you, you're right. This is my blog dammit, I can do whatever I want :))

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Posted by imsh_pl

After a long and difficult journey, I've finally made it into the platinum league!
 
I've been in my gold division for about half a year (yep, pretty long), but after every game I've felt like I'd learned something (that is, if the game hasn't been a complete disaster). I've polished my builds and mechanics and I'm hope I'm ready for more challenging games. 

Also, I've finally given myself the excuse to write my first blog post; I wanted it to be something relevant. 
 
So, during this week's tournament I'll no longer be a gold leaguer :)
 
(Note: If this seems like boasting to you, you're right. This is my blog dammit, I can do whatever I want :))

Posted by Harbinger_Of_Hippos

 I do believe congratulations are in order. 
... Congratulations.

Posted by Azteck

It's been over 6 months since Starcraft 2 was released? Goddamn time flies.

Posted by csl316

Congrats, I started in bronze and have been sitting in gold since the fall.  Haven't played in a while, since moving up seemed like such an epic journey.
 
I'm platinum in 3v3, but it's not the same!

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Posted by imsh_pl
@Azteck: Yeah, I was pretty surprised how fast it does myself :)
Posted by Jazz2

I'm happy for you man! Moving up a league is a huge acomplishment! I'm still grinding it out in gold :(

Edited by Ben_H

 Congrats!
 
Hopefully I will be joining the club soon.  I have only played mid-high platinums for my last 10-15 or so games and have won more than half so hopefully I'll be moved up one of the next times I ladder.  If only I had time to play... :(  
 
Edit: was just looking at the GB ladder thingy on SC2ranks and you also have a really good win percentage (Over 54%, like me).  Good stuff.  You'll probably be in diamond if you can keep that up.

Posted by Titl

Congrats man.  

Platinum is way better than gold,
 i am currently mid-plat. and there is a huge "skill-hump" for me.

Posted by GunslingerPanda

Grats, duder. Good to hear.

Posted by Thule

Congrats imsh!
Looks like you're actually higher rated than me now. 
Enjoy it while it lasts! :P

Posted by Skytylz

Congrats!  I made it into gold and pretty much quit playing, I watch almost every day though.  It's really stressful playing!!

Posted by imsh_pl
@Thule: Thanks, buddy.
 
See you on the tournament :)
Posted by onimonkii

congratulations man, i haven't even been able to crawl up into silver yet, but i'll keep trying! 
 
people moving up in ranks is great to hear about. it really shows you can do it, instead of someone with like 20 games played being leagues above you because he did real well in placement but hasn't played since like august and would probably have dropped hard by now.

Posted by Shibbxyz

Awesome man! 
If you keep at it you could get put straight into diamond as well 

Posted by MauveForest

I got plat a couple weeks ago too after being in gold since the game came out. It was a great feeling. I felt it justified all the time I spent playing.  
 
Congratulations dude.

Posted by StarvingGamer

Almost enough to inspire me to really start grinding my way deeper into Diamond... almost.

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Posted by Aus_azn
@Skytylz said:
" Congrats!  I made it into gold and pretty much quit playing, I watch almost every day though.  It's really stressful playing!! "
I heard from a friend that you can get demoted if you don't play enough...
Posted by Skytylz
@Aus_azn: I'm like 2 in my division and have like 30 more wins than losses, but I play a game now and then.
Posted by csl316
@onimonkii: Yeah, it renews hope when you see someone else succeed.  I'm kind of inspired to go on a marathon tonight.
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Edited by Thule
@Aus_azn said:

" @Skytylz said:

" Congrats!  I made it into gold and pretty much quit playing, I watch almost every day though.  It's really stressful playing!! "
I heard from a friend that you can get demoted if you don't play enough... "
Your friend is wrong, if you're in a certain division you'll stay there, even if you stop playing. You can only get demoted if you start losing a ton of games to people in the same league(or lower) as you.(and who have a similar or lower MMR)
Posted by audiosnag

Congrats dude thats awesome.

Posted by Ben_H

I did it too!!!!!  I just crushed a Diamond Zerg and got promoted into 5th place in a Platinum division.  WOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
 
That zerg was gimmicky as hell.  Constant  baneling and hydra drops so I decided to go kill him.  He probably could have recovered had he not place every single overlord at the front of his base so I supply blocked him into oblivion.

Posted by csl316
@Ben_H: congrats
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Posted by imsh_pl
@Ben_H: Congrats man :)