esports, melee, mindset, tourney

SSC 2018

Like I mentioned in my last post, there was too much to say to combine both EVO and SSC into one write-up, so here is part two of the August chronicles. I was feeling pretty good off my EVO performance. I’d taken the Monday after off from work in order to have a low-key travel day […]

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esports, melee, mindset, tourney

EVO 2018

I skimmed through my post on EVO 2017 before writing this and boy are there a lot of parallels. Just goes to show that our habits as players and people tend to repeat themselves, and we can always learn from our past experiences. I’m going to try and make a better habit of reading through my […]

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melee, mindset

A Note on “Baseline”

Over the last year and a half I’ve found myself taken with the idea of “improving my baseline.” The goal would be to have a “baseline” strong enough to avoid ever being upset in bracket. For the most part, I actually got really close to this goal – if you look at wins and losses […]

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Uncategorized

Rishi’s Tenets of Improvement – H1 2018

Hello. It’s been a little while since a post like this. But here I am, and I’m going to cut right to the chase. As you regular readers may recall from “Resting from Results”, I have struggled a bit with my journey in the competitive smash world. A lot has happened over the last several months. In short, […]

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esports

I Am A Free Agent

Hello everyone! As the title indicates, I am now a free agent. I’ll get all the basics out of the way, and then talk a bit more about my where my journey as an ~esports guy~ is taking me. First of all, VGBC and I are parting on amicable terms. My priorities, as well as […]

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smash5

The EEEve of Smash Switch

I wanted to put down my thoughts on smash as a franchise and what I’m looking for in smash 5 before the news tomorrow permanently changes our outlook. Because it will, one way or another. This post is partially self-reflective, partially looking forward at Smash 5. Look out for the bullets for important points. I […]

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melee, mindset, misc

Resting from Results

I’m re-prioritizing. Throughout 2017, I worked my ass off to become a top player. I pushed the Marth meta a great deal and became one of the most consistent top players. My goal for the spring of 2017 was to maintain the high level of play I demonstrated at Genesis 4, where I defeated Swedish […]

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