I would like to participate in the #poecomp hardcore race by @mattclarke. Well, the game itself is quite new to me. Because of that, basically starting with Hardcore is quite frightening but whatever. :D We will see what happens. I have only a few hours in it but I have played a lot of Diablo II! Loved that game. I have to add that even though I haven't played much with this, I have heard quite a lot about its mechanics since it came out. So it won't be completely new to me.
In the last 10 years, I played a few online games among the top few percent of players(like LoL, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm) and based on my experience, games almost always need the same thing to get ahead of others. I hope the same mindset and learning methods will apply to PoE too and I can improve a lot in a short period of time.
Good luck to everyone involved and thanks again for the opportunity to participate in this competition! :)