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How to face a Bayonetta (Mindset)

In the past, my encounters with Bayonetta have been irritating. Her seemingly unending combos get in your head, and you can't ever find an opening to deal any decent damage. As som...

Kdawn - May 19, 2017
Attributes and Character References

Halogen here. You may have seen my various attribute and character references on Twitter, as well as possibly from a thread on Smashboards. This blogpost is identical that post, bu...

Halogen - May 18, 2017
Personal opinions on the state of the SSB4 meta, and why I'm optimistic about Dr. Mario

If you know who I am, you're probably aware of my analytical drivel about Ganon and Dr. Mario in Smash Bros for Wii-U. My current competitive focus is on Dr. Mario, who I believe i...

A2ZOMG - May 18, 2017
A Player Is Not without Honor Except in His Own Town (The Hometown Effect)

My Twitter, if you feel like getting updates on new blogs and other things: twitter.com/VermanubisJesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, a...

Vermanubis - May 17, 2017
How to Practice Commentating

Anything worth being good at takes much practice to do so. Below I’ll detail just a few ways that you can practice your commentary and improve! As with all of my content, my ...

Halogen - May 17, 2017
A Beginner's Guide to Beating Bayonetta

Bayonetta is widely regarded as either 1st or 2nd best in the game. Her devastating combos, threat of Witch Time, and powerful kill moves yield a quite threatening offense. She doe...

CTQ - May 16, 2017
Using the Sm4sh Calculator and applying results in-game

Link to the calculator: http://rubendal.github.io/Sm4sh-Calculator/ Sometimes math and terms of the game can intimidate players on trying to use the calculator, this post is for y...

Ruben - May 15, 2017
On the Legality of Lylat and a Recommendation for a New Stage List

Lylat, as many people probably know, is one of the stages most commonly brought up when talking about stage list alterations. Many people simply do not like this stage due to its b...

Blank - May 15, 2017
How to Adapt

In my "Getting Good" guide, I briefly went over the concept of adapting, and how it's a crucial part of improving as a player. Well I'm here to go over it in more details. What...

Cagt - May 14, 2017
Getting Good

Yes, you read the title right - I’m here to tell you how to git gud. However, there is something you need to know before you read this guide: There is no one way to be good...

Cagt - May 13, 2017
Getting Sponsored

Hey guys! Let me get to the heart of the subject: joining/getting picked up by a professional team/organization, and getting sponsored in the world of eSports (more specifically S...

Cagt - May 13, 2017
Growing on Twitter

Hey guys! If you don't know me, my name's Cagt, and I'm a Smash 4 Little Mac player. I made this post in the New England Smash 4 Facebook group, and thought I'd share it with you ...

Cagt - May 13, 2017
Memorandum Magi #1 (The Warlock's Memo)

My name is Vermanubis and I'm considered (for some reason) one of the top 3 (worst) Ganons in the cosmos.Truth be told, I've never really been a "student" of Smash. At least, not u...

Vermanubis - May 10, 2017
The Midwest Spirit: A Different Community

While the rest of the US Smash 4 scene was debating over the legality of Delfino Plaza and Halberd, I spent my time at tournaments that thought "Peach's Castle 64" was a good compe...

Colinies - May 9, 2017
A Beginner's Guide to Beating Cloud

Cloud. Some call him the easiest to play character in the game, some say he’s overrated, some say he should be nerfed. Whatever you think, you’ll certainly run across C...

CTQ - May 8, 2017
The Lines Aren't Going to Read Between Themselves [Smash Grammar Pt.2]

This is a single section from a short series of essays on how to improve. The goal behind these essays is to demonstrate that the process of improvement is multifaceted, defin...

Vermanubis - May 7, 2017
Commentary for Beginners

If you’re reading this than you may be interested in starting to commentate, or improve your understanding of fundamentals. Regardless, this particular writing is geared towa...

Halogen - May 7, 2017
[Lab Project 20] Explaining Side Special- Fox Illusion

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that there are hyperlinks to examples and demonstrations for visualisation purposes, so be sure to click on them. This is a big article with a LOT o...

Fox Lab Team - May 6, 2017
Purposeful Play in a Leaky Liferaft

 This is a single section from a short series of essays on how to improve. The goal behind these essays is to demonstrate that the process of improvement is multifaceted,...

Vermanubis - May 6, 2017
Umebura Japan Major 2017 Preview: The Largest International SSB4 Tournament Ever

May 6th-7th. Umebura brings you largest Japan tournament of all time and the largest international SSB4 tournament. Because of Golden Week happening in Japan over the past week, ...

BSTIK - May 5, 2017
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