I’ve been really getting into StarCraft 2 the past week.Â 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.Â Admittedly, I played SC2 about a tenth as much as I planned when it came out.Â 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.Â I’ve always been a 2v2 player.Â Something about 2v2 sits well with me.Â Â Â 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.Â 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.Â I think I killed 2 of the enemy’s units and ended up being destroyed.Â When the match ended, it announced that I was placed in the PLATINUM LEAGUE.Â Platinum?!Â How?Â 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?Â Rolling with the punches I’ve since queued for a dozen games and lost every single one.Â They’re not even close.Â I queue 2v2’s and I fail there too.Â 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.Â If I were placed in the Silver or maybe even Gold league I can see winning a few matches… maybe.Â But where I stand now I lose every single time.Â Â 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.Â 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.Â I think they need to make a mud league just for me.