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Mac Nation Power Ranking v4

Each season, many Little Macs accross the world fight to represent our character in bracket and strive to make great plays in tournament. Here, we take the 10 best of those playe...

Cagt - January 17, 2018
A Small List of Tips for General Improvement

I often get asked for tips on how to improve and while there's no one-size-fits-all answer, there are some things one can do that in general result in consistent improvement. For t...

AC - January 15, 2018
Smash 4 BootCamp, Esports, and Las Vegas

There is a huge push by casinos, local companies, Esports teams, and the city, itself, for Las Vegas to become an Esports destination in 2018. Esports arenas are popping up or open...

ShockSmash - January 15, 2018
Which Character Matches Your Personality?

I'm an advocate of representing yourself through your character in fighting games. It's easier to push through the slumps, nerfs, and hard matchups when you have a connection to yo...

Trobaire - January 12, 2018
A look at the ES4PC Circuit Standings, Invitational, and Deflagration.

Introduction:Throughout the last 6 months, the qualification events for the European Smash 4 Pro Circuit have been held across Europe, and with February 10th the season will come t...

TCL Tales - January 10, 2018
Fantasy Smash 4: Create or Join a League, and Draft the Ultimate Crew!

We've all been there. You see that one really, really talented free agent that you can't believe is still a free agent, and you're like, "Man, I can't believe he's still a free a...

Cloudhead - December 27, 2017
Analyzing Results/Discussing Meta of Singles Doubles

  New video! I take a look at data collected to show how characters have done at major tournaments since the release of the final DLC characters along with the placings for...

Co-op - December 22, 2017
[Lab Project] An analysis on Fox's Dthrow followups

Project no.22: An analysis on Fox's Dthrow followups Provided by the Fox Discord Lab Team IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that there are hyperlinks to examples and demonstrations...

Fox Lab Team - December 21, 2017
Kick-Punch-Block Interview with BSD | Elegant: Luigi, Top Player Stress, and Doubles Meta

  Today I sat down with Beefy Smash Doods own Elegant and we talk about his trials as a Luigi player, his rise to top 15, top player stress, and cloud in doubles. Make sur...

Co-op - December 19, 2017
Dual Threat: Picking Up a Second Game

So, you're already a SSB4 player. However, you've surely heard of the other Smash games. So, why not give them a try? I can tell you firsthand (as someone who played all SSB4 up un...

CTQ - December 12, 2017
15 lessons learned

My name is Steve Shockey, and I’m the host of “Beyond Beta Podcast,” a show that goes behind-the-scenes to look at video game culture. In the podcast, I explore t...

ShockSmash - December 6, 2017
Personas in Smash

How do Persona's Affect Tournament Performance?  A persona is a character and/or personality one tends to portray in a certain setting. Everyone has a persona they use. You m...

Dunban - December 4, 2017
Analyzing 2GG Championship Pools

Hey guys! I've got a video looking at the statistics between each player within the pools at the 2GG Championship going on this weekend. If you're wondering what the players recor...

Co-op - November 30, 2017
How to get the Training Mode Mod

For the most recent source, please refer to the Google Doc with the full details on the Smash 4 Training Mode Mod.  Hello and welcome to my tutorial on getting Jugeeya’...

Proctavia - November 28, 2017
Game and Watch Bucket Guide: Competitive Tricks and Counterplay

Hello there. You may or may not have seen my previous guide on "The Ins and Outs of G&W bucket". That guide and video was mostly about how the move actually worked. This guide...

Wood - November 26, 2017
Smash 4 - Ganondorf: Bair Showcase

Ganondorf's Bair in my opinion is Ganondorfs best move and the better you are at abusing it, the better your Ganondorf is going to be overall. It's frame 10, safe on shield an...

MGK - November 15, 2017
Smash 4 - Ganondorf: Dair Showcase

Ganondorf's Dair is a very high risk, high reward sort of move. It kills off stage at 10 + % and can lead into footstool combos. It has amazing disjoint and has abusable auto ...

MGK - November 12, 2017
Smash 4 - Ganondorf: Throws Showcase

Ganondorf's Throw game is decent, it's mainly used at low - mid % with Down throw, Forward throw for a quick 13% and positioning, Back throw is the best at killing and Up thro...

MGK - November 11, 2017
The Importance (or Lack Thereof) of Relative Reaction Time

Folk knowledge in unavoidable in any community. One such piece of folk knowledge in the Smash community -- and presumably most competitive gaming communities -- revolves around the...

Vermanubis - October 30, 2017
The Ins-and-Outs of Game and Watch Bucket

I think there is some confusion about G&W bucket that needs to be addressed since no commentators seem to know how it works. Bucket has it's own KBG and BKB stats, it does NOT...

Wood - October 26, 2017
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