Happy spring time LAN party goers! Gnat here, as of this moment I am enjoying some earl grey tea and soaking up the new year. I thought I'd take a few minutes to write up a post in recognition of the Starcraft scene's Sean "Day" Plott, who recently was recognized by PC Gamer as "Gamer of the Year".
I will be totally honest here, this is the first "Gamer of the Year" recognition by PC Gamer that I can get behind (bless all of their little editorial hearts). If you play Starcraft, you are probably very familiar with Day's work (or maybe his brother, Tasteless), but perhaps you are not. For those who do not know him, I'll give you the quick run down!
Day is a genuine gaming community man. I realize there are a whole ton of posers out there, but Day has the "geek cred" to back it all up; and it shows. From veteran pro-gamer to commentator hosting his own daily show and MC'ing tournaments worldwide. Day has helped shape the landscape for competitive gaming and has been what I'd call a true ambassador of Starcraft and e-sports for North America.
Like many of us on this site, Day started out as your average gamer. He took his passion to the next level and went very active in the Starcraft: Broodwar pro-scene where he competed for years and made a name for himself; qualifying for the World Cyber Games USA finals 7 times, the WCG Grand Finals 3 times, and winning the WCG Pan American Championship in 2007.
In Starcraft 2, Day is a top rated diamond player as random and now hosts his own commentary show, Day Daily, which content has accumulated millions upon millions of views. I am an avid watcher of the Daily and I can recommend it wholeheartedly as one of the best resources for learning how to play Starcraft genuinely well, and to simply have an enjoyable time watching the game.
So lets hear it for Mr.Day! I'm sure we'll hear of him plenty in the future, and I'm certainly looking forward to it.
You can keep updated with all of Day's happenings at:
Unofficial Fansite: http://day9fan.com
Blip.tv Day Daily Episode Archive: http://day9tv.blip.tv