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, 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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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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