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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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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esports, melee, mindset, tourney

Beyond the Summit

NOTE: This is the first post I’m releasing alongside the launch of my Patreon page. I’ll be keeping it simple. All content on supersmash.blog will remain free for everyone. The Patreon is just for people who want to help support my writing and incentivize me to write more. You can find details on https://www.patreon.com/supersmashblog. PREFACE: I’ve […]

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melee, mindset

Penultimate 2017 Story Arc

I see this year as being comprised of five parts. Part 1: The Rise. As 2017 Smash kicked off (in December 2016), I found myself skyrocketing in skills and placements. I started off with a respectable performance at Eden, and then surpassed expectations significantly as Genesis 4. I was really proud of how far I’d […]

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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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