It's been quite a while since I've updated my blog, and it's been a hell of a ride since the last post.
Let's start off from where I ended, I just moved into my new apartment down in LA. Freshly retired and starting my new job as CGO of C9, I wasn't entirely sure what I was going to do in my new role yet but I was enthusiastic to start! I started streaming more regularly (doing ranked 5's which I found very enjoyable), started working more with every C9 member of different teams and move in with 2 C9 Hearthstone streamers (TidesofTime/Strifecro). I like both of them very much, was a little hesitant to live with more gamers but I say it was a worthwhile decision.
I remember when the LCS was starting, I was a bit hesitant to watch the games as I felt like it'd be really uncomfortable to watch the team I played with for 2+ years, play without me. I remember already experiencing this when they were in Paris for Allstars. It wasn't really that great of a feeling, but I wanted to see if our team would do well since I hoped they would. Don't get me wrong, I wanted them to falter as well so that I could sate my pride but in the end, I am C9 for life so I want them to do well. Needless to say, they didn't do so hot and were looking at ways to improve before they got relegated. I don't want to go into too much detail about why I started playing for C9 again and as a jungler at that, but shit happens basically and I was thrown back into the team.
We didn't do too hot in the beginning of my return, I believe we went 0-3 or something and were thinking about all the scenarios that would happen. IE possibly replacing people on our challenger team with our main team, to try and get the best possible chance to stay in the LCS since Relegation was slapping us right in the face. I think I had a 2 hour conversation with Jack after we went 0-2 and we were thinking about what to do, I believe I told him to have faith in me and the team to avoid relegation before we start doing doomsday scenarios. I didn't have a ton of faith of making it to worlds since it seemed so grim, but relegation was a thing I was confident we could avoid.
To fast forward a bit, thankfully we skipped relegation and kicked ass in the gauntlet to make it to worlds, and that brings me to where I am now, in Korea. I really didn't think I'd be going to worlds this year, and definitely didn't think I was going to go as a player. It was honestly kind of annoying? I guess, since I didn't plan on being in Korea at all, and it was kind of just thrust on me without and prior preparation and idk, was just unexpected I guess. Still though, it's exciting to be able to compete at the highest level again, and in a different role! Who would've guessed? Hopefully we'll be able to do well at worlds and we're all trying our damn hardest to do well.
So I guess this catches you guys up to the current situation I'm in, I apologize for not putting in a lot of detail but I'm not sure I want to "spill" everything yano? I think this paints a good enough picture for everyone, and I'm sure I'll update you guys again after worlds is done. Please keep cheering for the team and myself, we do really appreciate it.
As for the future and what we'll do with the roster/team? Let's see how we do at worlds before we delve into that!
Take care guys :).
Edit- This post is more to catch people on up that haven't been watching LCS or anything, as a ton of people keep messaging me confused that I'm playing again, etc etc
So if you've been paying attention to the scene, you probably won't learn too much.