lördag 21 juni 2014

DreamHack Summer

Last weekend I went to DreamHack Summer and then right after to my brother. This is the first day that I don't feel tired since. I barely had time to sleep at DreamHack and when I got to my brothers place I fell asleep while reading a goodnight story to his child, at 7 pm... Luckily she fell asleep too :).

Millenium had 4 SC2 players at the event; Dayshi, ForGG, MLord and me. I always like to see them but this time I barely had any time to talk to them. Hope to see them again soon tho :).


Playing


As always DreamHack was a lot of fun. I was working with amazing people and the atmosphere was just as nerdy as I like it! I played in the DreamHack open tournament. As I connected my gear I realized it was super cold at the player area. Luckily Logitech saved my day and gave me a (far too big) hoodie! As you might know I've been working with them for the launch of the mouse I'm currently using, the G502 (https://game-enough.com/). They also made some pretty cool t-shirts that people were walking around with at DreamHack.



First match I played vs SpaceMarine. He is pretty good and I lost 1-2. Then I played vs the zerg player Icy. The first game might have been the worst game I played in 2 years. I don't know what happened to me but I felt terribly lost during the game. I managed to win 2-0 and then I had to face SpaceMarine again to decide who would move on. I won the first game and then we had to take a long break due to internet problems. After that I lost 2 maps and I was out of the tournament. I felt ok with my play vs him, I won the two macro games and lost the 2 base all-ins. I lack scouting sometimes and usually I have to pay for it XD. Will work on that!

After I played my matches I met Tobias from the next generation of SC2 players. He went to DreamHack with his father who is also his 2v2 parther while playing. I must say that parents that are supporting their kids in esports are true inspiration. I hear so many players complaining about the way their parents are judging esports, but there is hope! Tobias also likes to watch the Swedish Championship, and he is one of the reasons why a Swedish stream is so important.


Casting e-sport-SM


Right after my games I was casting the last qualifier of the Swedish Championship. As many of you might know Sase won it. He was a bit dusty but I was happy to have him back. The day after the finals were played. We had to guess who would make it to the finals and my guess came true, ThorZain vs Zanster. I both guessed and hoped to have those two in the finals because Thorzain has been in the top of the Swedish StarCraft Scene for a long time, and I felt that it would be great to see him vs the "new" star Zanster. As always with the spoon Terran the first map took 1.5 hours. After 5 maps Zanster came out as the winner. He was a great winner and I'm very happy for him. With this win he took home a bigger cash prize than Taeja, who won the DreamHack Open tournament, and he didn't have to lose to a champagne bottle!

Casting DreamHack Open for Swedish TV


That the DreamHack Open SC2 tournament is broadcasted on TV is pretty amazing. I got quite a few emails from people who knew nothing about esports or SC2 who thanked us and wanted to know more. This is a really good way to reach people who are not already introduced to the world of esports. I am very thankful to be a part of it!


Oh, and I met a rabbit XD

Challenged by a rabbit!

What's next?


It's Summer in Sweden and I will be traveling a bit, visit my family etc. In a month I will be casting DreamHack Valencia for Swedish TV (from a studio in Stockholm)! My next tournament will probably be the qualifier to the IeSF World Championship that I think will be held in August. 

See you soon and ~Keep smiling ~