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Fall 2018 (Shine, Big House, Summit Campaign)

The last couple of months have been a whirlwind. In August, I would stare at my calendar and count the number of weeks and days until Smash Ultimate’s release, wondering how I would pass each week… all that time went by like a blur. For one thing, I feel like I didn’t have a September […]

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Summit Voting Incentives

IMPORTANT LINKS: Voting, Discord, Twitch 50+ votes: Netplay/IRL set 100+ votes: Match analysis 200+ votes: Two match analyses + structured feedback 300+ votes: Ironman Match! 500+ votes: Coaching 1000+ votes: Guest on ‘analog’ Please fill out this form if you want to redeem any incentives! You can edit your response later if you get more votes, so […]

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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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Pound

You know that feeling of butterflies in your stomach? I used to get that before every tournament I entered. In 2005, I was still 11 years old and could only go to a few tournaments every year, so each one was a big deal. In the last few years, however, I found myself going to […]

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Shots Fired Intermission

I was going to write a post last night after day 1 of Shots Fired 2, but found myself too tired. It is currently the morning of day 2, I’m ready to go, and lloD is in the shower… so this post will be brief. We’re heading back to the venue soon because lloD is […]

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A Reflection on my tournaments this week

It’s spring break! And as we all know, spring break means more smashing. I got back home about an hour before writing this post. I plan on taking it easy today because Shots Fired 2 is tomorrow! But more on that in a second. Last week I went to Unity 3, a Melee regional in […]

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Tourney Etiquette – Handshakes, Hygiene, Coaching, and more

Sick day gave me some extra time to write, so here’s my first substantive bl0g post! This is partially an expression of my opinion, and partially instructive to people who are either new to the tournament scene or unclear on expect etiquette. I’ve always found the changes in expected etiquette at tournaments to be interesting. […]

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