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By alice 'ali' lew
Jan 3, 2009 03:21

Just a personal reflection on the last few years with SK.Ladies

I've led this team for the last 6 years, going on 7. these last 3 years, we've had to go through roster changes, replacing 2 veterans with 2 new recruits, and battle our way back to being at the top of our game. Being an American based team, it has always been hard to distinguish whether we were at the top of the female chain or at the bottom.

It's common knowledge that the North American female scene can be said to be obsolete. With no real competitive female teams, SK ladies have always took much pride in competing with the best North America has to offer, often playing against top tier players and teams. Although the teams goal is ultimately to be the best, and not just the best female team, we have always supported the female community with high hopes that more females would show their faces in this male dominated scene.

With the departure of 2 veterans from the SK ladies team, it only makes room for 2 new faces. One is a girl named benita, who has been on the team for the last 2 years but was unable to play at ESWC because she was under 16 at the time. The other is yet to be decided but our search for a new 5th continues and we are getting closer to a decision which we will announce shortly after we decide. :)

As said before, the North American female scene is so small! It has not been difficult to find girls with potential that were interested in joining but it has been heartbreaking to have to weed out the stronger of the group from the rest, and crush some dreams in the mean time.

The departure of potter and jane might come as a suprise to some but it was inevitable to the team especially after a couple incidents that occured during this past summer. In regards to jane who had just graduated, she had decided she no longer had the same love for the game as she did before. People grow up, things change, and shit happens. We know she'll be so successful in her life and wish her the best of luck.

Potter on the other hand, found a new home with PMS where she will be joined by missharvey and 3 others. Though a little bittersweet, I can only wish them the best of luck and hope that we will meet each other in the finals this coming ESWC.

We've planned a bootcamp at the new steelseries office in chicago during the end of this month so stay tuned for pictures, vids, and blogs!



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