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I'll probably attend that tourney in october (if its dat blastzone 7), going there with a bunch of smashers all the way from sweden! I haven't decided if I should practice my MK och Samus until then though...Should've mentioned this after the day of the tournament but I was a bit late on reporting this. Apologies.
Came 7th out of 79 entrants at another London tourney last week or so again just using solo MK.
I also entered doubles and TTT2 on the day with TTT2 being the worst result with me just going 0-2 in bracket against the people who came 1st and 4th respectively.
Got sent to losers by Plastic Poptart, a Pit player who used to pretty much school me but I managed to hold my own to an extent. I got too greedy with Up B to try and catch his landing and I got up smashed off the top platform of dreamland but still it was a fun set. MK/Pit seems very spacing and movement heavy, definitely a fun match-up for me next to Falcon or Ness.
Got eliminated by AyyLmao A.K.A the man of many names using Diddy. I've always struggled vs Diddy when I played Bowser and even worse when I play MK. It's just a personal bad match-up of mine but with more experience, I can win it next time. I even stayed over at his place to grind the match-up and we both learnt stuff about each other's characters in the process which was great.
The latter match was recorded and should be getting uploaded to Youtube soon (hopefully). I'll post it in the video thread as soon as its uploaded as I still feel my MK needs more work to get better. Both sets ended in 2-1 victories to my opponents so I can't be too disappointed in the result.
Doubles was a good experience as I got to team up with Bowie, a Roy player on the day. I started to see what kind of stuff MK can do in doubles. We got a nice team combo killing a Pikachu at 50% using Roy Up Throw > MK uair to Up B. The shield pressure those two can convert is really strong.
We had a good ledge trap going on where I would hold jab at the ledge and he would use and f smash to cover rolling onto the stage. It worked really well and I even gimped a Falcon player with jab as he was recovering from smashville by standing at the correct space for jab to clip his up B.
Things I Noted From That Day
Grab game is starting to get a little better. I still occasionally miss dash grabs because I'm just out of reach (MK's arms look like he's gonna grab them but it just misses at times.)
Finally beat the Yoshi player that has been giving me trouble ever since I started playing Smash 4. The pop off was real. I kept reading his approaches with pivot f smashes and ftilts to keep him out and grabbing him when he got scared to approach. The use of Up B OOS on his stuff helped a lot as well.
We don't really have anyone who mains ZSS and does well in this scene. Maybe it does work to my advantage but I want to grind that MU somewhere down the line at some point. Might pick her up as a secondary myself.
But overall still keeping consistent. Two monthlies in a row and both top 8 placements. Can't hate on that. The next one's in October and I'll be training for that one in the meantime. Time to work on footstools, jab locks, movement techniques and up tilt > uair combo percentages.
Yeah that's the tourney. As of right now, I'm not 100% confirmed if I can go to it because of uni and there's a Tekken tourney in Marseilles coming up around that time but I'll see what arrangements I can make to make it to the tourney.I'll probably attend that tourney in october (if its dat blastzone 7), going there with a bunch of smashers all the way from sweden! I haven't decided if I should practice my MK och Samus until then though...
I didn't say that they're easy. I said that Meta Knight does fine. Learning the MU is more likely to be effective than switching characters.That's just not true lol. ZSS is our hardest matchup, and Sheik, Yoshi and Luigi are all draining to play against, especially if you encounter lots of them over a tournament (I would imagine).
But... in the case of Luigi, does that somehow mean that he suffers less hitstun, or it's just that his Nair is super fast?Luigi escapes most of our combos with Nair, and capitalizes from grabs pretty hard. It's not a terrible matchup because our disjoint can a bit difficult for him to get around, but otherwise, he bops on MK quite hard (I experienced this at Smash Factor). Maybe someone else with more experience has a better look at this matchup though.
Pikachu you too want to keep at bay with your disjointed moves, pretty much just not let him grab you and always be aware of his aerials and his landing options (Dair particularly is very tricky). Don't fall for Thunderjolt shenanigans.
As for Lucario, I am not sure. He looks like his spacing game has wider gaps than in Brawl, and his combos are not nearly as reliable, but I haven't played any good Lucario in this game.
Pretty sure nair is just really fast and as for Pika and his hurtboxes:But... in the case of Luigi, does that somehow mean that he suffers less hitstun, or it's just that his Nair is super fast?
The Pika tips are nice, that Neto experience I trust. Do you know if his hurtbox extends when doing QA like it did in Brawl? Haven't been able to test it myself, but for some reason I think I remember watching a Pika get hit by something because of that
LOL the Kirby boards discussed Meta Knight months ago, I'm pretty sure we think it's 45:55 now in Meta's favor. The remainder also probably did months ago.I lurked all character boards and this is our theoretical MU spread
this character is ***. Immaining sheik now.
I assume by she, you specifically meant Peach and Rosalina.If she doesn't beat ZSS or go even with ZSS she is useless.
Go Greninja and abuse his shadow stuff im pretty sure it works on boost kick. Plus Greninja in theory is top 5 looking at the MU spreads i see his mains pump out.
Abuse that stuff before it gets nerfed like Sheik.
Pikachu and Diddy are the only ones who don't get lolstomped by uair combo's in the even bit.Although MK is one of the few well-played characters of mine I haven't taken out in tournament (recently), I'd go with:
-1 or even:
no one else matters (so probably sizable advantage)/I probably wouldn't be able to argue it... I'm sure Greninja (the new pacman) is going to think advantage over you guys, but I doubt it.
Evenish is my way of saying "warionumbah2 would say up air is a stock at 20% (the new brawl pikachu), but could be any side of the equasion IMO"
Every female that isn't Sheik pretty much.I assume by she, you specifically meant Peach and Rosalina.
That was me. I didn't make it out of pools. I haven't played in a while and my matchup knowledge is old and rusty. I did what I could to represent the bat cave but a dedede player took me out. I played that match like garbage. Sorry friendsWell, the match is over. He almost pulled off a bair jab-lock in the first moments of the first match, and closed with a Dimensional Cape read. He won 2-0, and his name is Gemba. Also, Tyrant was commentating that set lol.
Edit: Sorry about the double post.