After just beating a player with an ELO of 726 I have just reached Platinum for the first time, and I would like to thank everyone on the forum for getting me there.
Although this is no big deal to the big guns out there, for me this is massive.
I started playing 2.5 years ago around the same time Maxoscity starting posting videos as Silverhammer & I set myself the goal back then of reaching Platinum. It has been a fun but very hard struggle.
I have been slow to progress going up a rank but then getting knocked back down 3 ranks. I have had 15 game losses in a row along with 18 wins in a row.
I am only a mere fire fighter from London & thought I could never make Platinum, however I read the forum every day & most importantly I have studied every video & comment ever posted. I even have piles & piles of notes that I have made from forum members which became my building blocks to climb the ranks.
With new videos being added all the time from the likes of Napoleon1ER, OuweSok, Maxoscity & Groundbob to name but a few I watched them over & over trying to get into the players minds.
My breakthrough came after watching OuweSoks first video where Darthremark made numerous comments in a forum post. I studied these comments (which GaryLShelton said were worth paying for- I agree) & it was then that it all started to make sense to me.
So once again I would like to thank every contributor to the forum for all the fantastic videos & posts.
Anyone can make Platinum if I can, so good luck to all the hundreds of players who are climbing & falling down the ladder with me.