How did I find out about Splinterlands?

I'm very passionate about blockchain and esports, and discovered Splinterlands while looking at lists/reviews of the most played blockchain games.

I started playing exactly 6 days ago, and it's been a blast ⚔️

What excited me about Splinterlands?

I am a long-time player of Hearthstone and Magic the Gathering (MTG/MTGA). Also, I've been a big fan of Legends of Runeterra, Riot Games's recent entrant to the TCG genre.

Unfortunately, as many of you know, the cards that you earn over time are not technically yours and there's no way of trading cards with others. I always wished there would be a marketplace element to these games.

^my ranking from my last season of Hearthstone before quitting

I've also dabbled in League of Legends, Counterstrike, and Fortnite.

Why am I choosing to start blogging about this?

I know there are many TCG gamers who have similar pain points and are looking for games that are enjoyable, competitive, and have a great community 🙌, while also being able accumulate something of value over time.

I will be writing out my learnings and reflections while I try to achieve the following two goals:

Diamond league and earnings of $20 USD by end of my first month

Champion and earnings of $50 USD by end of my second month

These are tentative goals that I just came up with, but I'm sure I'll be iterating on them as I get more context. They are probably either too ambitious or not quite ambitious enough 😅 What do you all think?

Hopefully my posts will help others, and I know I have a lot to learn from the community. What advice do you have for me as a first week newbie?

Feel free to subscribe and follow my journey! 🚀