This is not the Weekly Match Up Discussion thread or the regular video critique thread, those can be found below:
Welcome to my new weekly series! The Match analysis thread was created for three purposes,
1. To further Greninja's Metagame.
2. To help us and the players we are critiquing through thorough analysis.
3. To analyze the possibilities and options showcased in the critiqued matches.
What Use is Match Analysis for Me?
Match Analysis is a great way to find out what a top player is doing, why a top player is using it, and should you use it. From analyzing matches, you can find new combos, new frame traps or knowledge about a tech or combo. You can learn more about optimal move usage and recovery tactics as well as general MU knowledge. All-in-all, it is extremely helpful.
Another thing that this does is help you develop the fundamentals of analysis. The ability to look at another player and find flaws in their game plan is important. On the flip-side, this also helps you analyze your own play and find out what is wrong. This also equips you with the ability to successfully critique matches that show up in the video thread.
How to Analyze:
There are many points to consider in your analysis, such as:
1: Movement/Movement Options
4: Habits (Good and Bad)
5: MU specific things
6: Interesting tidbits you noticed
7: Greninja specific things
Now, you don't have to cover all of these things. Simply watch the video and focus on one or two sections. As you get better at analysis, push up the amount of categories you analyze.
No overly harsh criticism. Remember, these are real people too, no need to hurt each other's feelings over a game.
No cursing and other generic rules
Critique the match, not the analysis unless specifically asked. Feel free to comment though. Ask the person why they came to that conclusion or where they saw that.