Training: Making the Most out of a Tournament

Because I’ve had no time to write something and I want to put something up, here’s a post about making the most out of a tournament. This applies not just to Smash, but to any game you’re attending tournaments for!

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The premise of this article stems from new players who want to get involved, but do not really know what they should be doing at a tournament.

1. Enter the tournament!

Alright, this seems to be kind of silly, but I have seen a bunch of players who will make the drive to a venue and then not enter the tournament. When I ask players why they do this, they usually say they aren’t ready to play in a tournament environment and would like to improve to a certain level before doing so. It may seem like a waste of money to enter, but I recommend entering regardless because of the experience you get from playing people who will be playing their hardest. This also gives you a feel for how to play a tournament set (stage striking, counter-picking) and allows you to get feedback, which leads me to my…

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