mindset

The Burden of Winning and a Sustainable Mindset

I’m currently on the plane to Chicago for Eden and thought this would be a good time to plunk out some of my recent thoughts. Last time I wrote about my recent competitive experiences on the bl0g, I mentioned that I ran into a “fun-block” at Olympus that I felt hindered my performance. As a […]

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misc

How I Got Into [Competitive] Smash

Happy birthday! Today, Super Smash Bros. Melee turns fifteen years old. And Smash for Wii U turns two years old. I thought this was a fitting occasion to talk a bit about how I got involved with competitive smash in the first place. I’ll also briefly reminisce about my smash career before you probably heard […]

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tourney

Thoughts on Olympus

Olympus took place over Halloween weekend. It was primarily a Project:M major, but also featured a great deal of Melee and Sm4sh talent. It was my first big tournament since SmashCon, and I had high expectations for myself. I couldn’t find a Melee teams partner, so I decided to take a leap and enter PM, […]

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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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melee, mindset, tourney

Catching Up: EVO2016

Originally titled “Much Has Happened in the Last Four Months,” I was going to talk about… the last four months. I ended up writing 3400 words on EVO, so I’m going to leave it at that, for now. Enjoy! My last post was about Prime, which in my mind was a big turning point for […]

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melee, mindset, tourney

My Performance at Prime

Yesterday was Prime, a Melee regional hosted at Xanadu. It was organized by my friend Scott, aka TheTantalus, to be a huge melee event, comparable to what Glitch was for sm4sh. For one reason or another, that didn’t happen. The competition was stiff, but the number of entrants was below 80. That said, it was […]

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melee

My 2016 Melee Tier List (v2.0)

The final product with brief notes:   I made a tier list about a month ago while procrastinating on finals, and posted it to Reddit. A fair amount of discussion ensued, which I really appreciated. I thought a lot about the placings of every character, and this is the result. I promised an in-depth discussion […]

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