melee

UCF

Hey guys. This is a pretty challenging time for the Melee community and I want to address all the issues at hand, but to avoid losing focus in an overly long bl0g post, I’m going to focus on UCF for now. Plus I wanted to respond to the UCF issue in a medium that allows […]

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melee, mindset, tourney

EVO 2017 (And Everything Before)

EVO will always hold a special place in my heart. 2015 was the year I decided to start really focusing my energy on improving in Melee and striving toward becoming a top player, and EVO 2015 was my first out-of-region tournament ever. Despite having entered tournaments since 2005, I only entered tournaments in MD/VA. With […]

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esports, melee

Brief Musings as Summer Begins

This post will provide brief thoughts on a few topics. I wrote it today on the plane back from AZ. It’s a quickie. Here goes. VGBC | Rishi: First things first – I have officially changed my tag from “SmashG0D” to just my first name: Rishi. It rhymes with “Fishy.” Tell your friends, spam it […]

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melee, mindset

My 2017 Goals

They say you should always strive toward the top. I always used to gear my decisions toward reaching #1, but a brief conversation with Ice last year led me on a path to believing that may not be the best way to improve. Ice suggested setting frequent, achievable goals, rather than playing for years and […]

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melee, mindset, tourney

Genesis 4

What an electric start to 2017 this tournament was! I usually organize these posts in loose chronological order, and sprinkle the content with digressions. This post won’t be any different. I’m always open to criticism on the format of these posts, but for the most part, it seems that people are happy to read from […]

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esports, melee, mindset

SSBMRank 2016

Brief context for anyone out of the loop: at the end of every year, the list of the world’s top 100 Melee player comes out. It is decided upon by a group of over 50 panelists, and the list is released over the course of three week. Here are spots 70-61, released on the day […]

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melee, mindset, tourney

Catching Up: Post-EVO and SSC2016

I meant to cover these topics in the aforementioned “Much Has Happened in the Last Four Months” post, but that was before my bit on EVO turned into a novella. So, as promised, here is the second arc of the 2016 summer of smash (and Rivals)! Post-EVO To be honest, the weeks after EVO and […]

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