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The Competition Won’t Trust Roy

Let me ask, first of all, can I (even you) be surprised this is a topic? Of course not! You shouldn’t be surprised at all. He had a good start for the first couple of months after his DLC release but, since then, that’s as popular as he’s ever gotten. But from my experience with many players, this is the pattern I’ve analyzed: If a character shows an insufficient amount of promise in tournaments (aka won’t guarantee “easy money”) then they’re not with it. 

I’ve brought this to your attention not just because I main Roy, but because he’s extremely underestimated in the competitive scene. I’ve done some research on many recent tournament results, and here’s the gist of what the roster looks like:

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Here is a list of the combined top 16 usage results from some of the most recent worthy tournaments (nationally and internationally)
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Continuation of the list of the combined top 16 usage results from some of the most recent worthy tournaments (nationally and internationally)

 

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Characters who weren’t used. Actually a bit shocked at this list.. Oh hey, isn’t that Roy?

 

 

Although this list proves that the game is very well balanced when compared to it’s successors, most won’t know how capable Roy is because they would rather jump on someone who’s proven to show more promise. And so, that’s where I come in. I have a point to prove and always have since Super Smash Bros. Melee: Roy (Nor I) shouldn’t be underestimated. This is going to be one hell of a year.

Sm4sh Competitive Progress [Video]

Here goes one of the matches at the latest tournament I’ve attended. As you will be able to tell, there’s a lot of work to be done. But I’m glad I got to get it streamed, Sonic has been one of my more ‘frustrating’ matchups as of lately. But I’ve realized why. I was given some feedback by others on some tips that will keep my meta-game under control when I’m going through a lot of pressure. Even though I lost this match, I was sent to loser’s bracket and started to perform better. Beating a great player like Vivi (he has an amazing Lucario). So it’s all a matter of learning from the mistakes and making it up on the next fight. And that’s the moral for today! Keep pushing!

Sm4sh Vlog Series “Smash Bros. Qualified”

It’s here. The beginning of my new Smash Bros. Vlog Series debuted today. Take a peek if you have some minutes to spare. If you enjoy what you see and find yourself interested in more, stay tuned. I will let it speak for itself mostly, but here’s a small description to get you started:

On Episode 1 of Smash Bros. Qualified, Harry (tag name Blaze) shares a little about himself and his lifestyle. The competitive player gives some insight on his history with the Super Smash Bros. franchise, how he got where he is today and where he’s looking to go next.

Smash Bros. Qualified is a documentary/video blog following a competitive player of Super Smash Bros. on his road to success.