I had fun, but holy ****, there were numerous problems with the tournament that MUST be fix.
I like to start off with when melee teams started around 1pm or so. I'm glad that we got the issue of making sure that teams got to play first round and bracket was seeded. That was fine. However, I didn't pay for my teams entry fee. I tried paying for my teams entry fee, but I had SOMEHOW paid. So essentially, I got to enter teams bracket for free. I felt obligated to try to explain that I hadn't pay for teams, but I'll take entering teams for free. I'm not going to argue paying money for teams.
Second problem was that I think EVERYONE THAT ENTERED MELEE SINGLES can agree upon was that bracket started way to late. You DO NOT have 10 pools of 5, and 1 pool of 3, if I recall correctly. I believe the more reasonable way to do it would of been 7 pools of 7 or 8 people. You DO NOT mess up have one odd pool of 3 people and top two make it out for many, MANY reasons. The most inexcusable thing that happen when pools were finished, was the fact that melee singles bracket started at 8:17 precisely. I had to start the bracket. The T.O. is someone who should have pools running at the most efficient and fastest way possible. If pools start at 4pm, THEY START AT 4PM. Pools (in this case) should of taken AT MAX a hour and a half. After that, bracket should start asap with all of the pool data gathered. This would of meant bracket would of started around 5:30 or 6:00.
When started at 8:17, it needed to be ran asap to make sure we finished before midnight. I would of liked if we finished somewhere around 8:30 or 9:00. This would been nice, and we could of all gone and hang out as a group to the closest restaurant before seeing each other again. The T.O. must also make sure bracket runs as smoothly as possible. There were MANY moments were bracket matches weren't played because no one was enforcing them. One hilarious thing was that during my set with Kels, Cookiemonster (This is how I believe you spell your name) said to Kels that they needed to play their 1st round bracket match.
I WAS PLAYING MY THIRD ROUND OF BRACKET WITH KELS, AND COOKIEMONSTER NEEDED TO PLAY HIS FIRST ROUND WITH KELS. I was in disbelief. What if cookiemonster won? I don't care if cookiemonster is the best or worst player ever. It's just the possibility that he could of won. That would of caused just a massive amount, no, A HUGE **** TON OF PROBLEMS that just baffles me.
I was curious about ORLY playing in the amateur bracket. I don't believe that base on ORLY's skill level compare to the players there should of been in that bracket. However, he only played Ness, for some odd reason, that seemed to be okay with the T.O. That's not the problem. THE PROBLEM IS THAT HE GOT TO WINNERS FINALS, AND THEN GOT DQ! Why you may ask? The other players felt as if he wasn't of proper skill level too be in the bracket. I agreed with them. He's been playing for at least 5 or so years. You DO NOT decide to DQ someone in winners finals because of that reason. You made the mistake of letting him enter bracket.
This just raises even more questions. What happens to the people ORLY faced? Should you redo the bracket? The list goes on.
Orly did nothing wrong. He is a smash fanatic. However, this could of been avoided by looking at how long these players have been playing for, and register them into the bracket, perhaps cap it at 32 of the least skilled players. This would been great for those players to feel like they have a chance to do well, and win a tournament (we have all been there).
There are more problems that happen at this tournament that I can't recall at the moment that happen at this tournament, but this SHOULD NEVER BE RUN LIKE THIS AGAIN.
If there is a SMYM15, I recommend the one person that should be in charge is me. I would purposefully not enter bracket to make sure **** gets ran on time. I'm not afraid to dq anyone, regardless of skill level. If your late to your tournament match, you will be DQ. Everyone should be given a set amount of time to arrive at their next match (10 minutes max) to use the bathroom, have a smoke, whatever they need to do to get ready. Being late to a tournament match is not only unfair to the person who should up on time to their match, but to others involved in the tournament, and spectators who just want to watch grand finals. I know how to run a tournament. If anyone else objects, I would like the next SMYM.
Now onto my tournament experience besides of the flaws presented here.
I like to say thank you SO MUCH RAT for housing Wisconsin. Your kindness will not be forgotten. I very much so enjoyed being well rested and being woken up with dunkin donuts and coffee. AWESOME SAUCE! I very much enjoyed being destroyed by your Squirtle. It was pretty clear that was my first time facing him. I just love trying to adapt to him while laughing my but off at the same time.
Thanks again MUNDUNGU for the drive. I know that it's a pain to drive that much (not that I've actually drived), but you must of felt exhausted and sleepy after that tournament experience. I'm glad you got enough energy to do that. Also, even though I believe that I could of done much better in teams, I tried my best. I'll even admit that I had "some fun." Thanks for asking me to team with ya.
Shoutouts to Black Hayate and Frootloop for representing Wisconsin as well. We tried our best, and that's all we can really ask for.
I had a blast playing against ya KELLY. I've always tried my best, every time I've faced you, and I have never beaten you. I'm very happy that you won. You deserved it after that excellent performance in bracket. I also enjoyed Pikachu dittos with you as well in p.m. Hopefully our paths will cross again.
Good games for the people I played in melee pools: ORLY, Arty, Fluxwolf, Master PPV, and the jigglypuff player. I like to say sorry to jigglypuff player, as you didn't get my best game. I was in disbelief when there ANOTHER person added to my pool of five, compared to the pool of 3. If we play again, I will show you my best.
For P.M. pools peeps: K.O. kingpin, gooey, and Viperboy. I gave it my best every match, and every stock. Good games.
For the other people I played in melee bracket:
Gooey: Good games. I believe that you seemed a bit rusty compared to last year.
Arty: Good games. Very smart player. I need to go sheik to exploit your characters weakness. If I could L cancel downair with fox, I would honestly play fox against you.
Jace: Good games. I simply got outplayed. There were a couple tomahawk grabs I was not expecting at all. Also, the hit of neutral air pressure got me off guard quite a bit.Good stuff.
As far as yelling and screaming, I'll always do that. It was fun doing that during P.M., considering I know very little about the game. I don't like certain mechanics or characters of the game, as I believe it needs a lot, I mean A LOT of time to develop. That's my personal opinion about the game.
However.........if there is one particular thing I would remember about the P.M. bracket with one particular character known as Zero Suit Samus. It would have to be the combo where she stunned dk in the face, and proceeded to tigerknee DIVEKICK!!!!! (Good **** Oro)
As far as my smash career, I'm consider myself retire. I had one hell of road. I simply can't keep up with foxes potential as a character at a higher level. I wish that I would of started playing sheik from the very beginning, but I just love fox too much. Now, I'll be practicing SF4AE, UMVC3, and I'm going to start playing KOF13. Hopefully I'll be able to make it to Evo top 8. If I start to practice now, it may not be this year, but I can certain try for next years Evo. And who knows! Maybe I can scrub out a bracket match to top 8
Never underestimate your opponent, and never give up.