I’ve been really getting into StarCraft 2 the past week. I watched the NASL grand finals, never miss a Day9.tv daily, and watch streams on a regular basis on the second monitor while playing. Admittedly, I played SC2 about a tenth as much as I planned when it came out. Some RL crap last summer, going off to a new college, and the release of so many other games really put SC2 on the back burner. I’ve always been a 2v2 player. Something about 2v2 sits well with me. Today I decided it was the day to play some 1v1 and see where I can land in the ladder.
I queued up as Zerg (my favorite) and began my placement match. I was feeling good about my timing and where I was at for having not played a 1v1 in so, so long… when suddenly not even 8 min in I was obliterated. I think I killed 2 of the enemy’s units and ended up being destroyed. When the match ended, it announced that I was placed in the PLATINUM LEAGUE. Platinum?! How? I got into Diamond 2v2 in season 1 and I know I’m not horrible at the game but how on earth does it take a crushing defeat and give me PLATINUM league? Rolling with the punches I’ve since queued for a dozen games and lost every single one. They’re not even close. I queue 2v2′s and I fail there too. I may have been really, really good at Warcraft 3 and pretty good at SC1, but SC2 just kicks my noob pants.
The placement match thing must be broken. If I were placed in the Silver or maybe even Gold league I can see winning a few matches… maybe. But where I stand now I lose every single time. It really gets me down and makes me want to stop playing entirely until ~July 18th when season 3 starts up and ladders are reset. Maybe then I can completely throw the match by drone rushing my opponent with my starting drones or something.
So until then, I sit at having won zero games in the past 30 weeks of SC2. I think they need to make a mud league just for me.