Forum:I might be joining my first tournament, anybody wanna help me refine my technique?

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I never been to a tournament before and it just happens to be a three hour drive from my house. I don't think the drivers will approve though. While I'm waiting, does anybody wanna be some practica? Stridentgear 01:08, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Well, from my limited tourney experience (only been to APEX) I can only tell you to make sure you are calmed down before going into a match. Take a jog, comment on cool things your opponent does or funny things you see, take a nap(if possible) just to get rid of adrenaline, etc. And make sure you get planty of food. Bring chips or something if its a drawn out tourney. I could play you right now, if you want. Good luck! What tourney is it? JtM =^] (talk) 02:40, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
Always go into every match positive and thinking you are going to win, even when you're losing

never give up. --Gannonbanned (talk) 14:30, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

It's a tournament in Orlando. And don't worry about the positive thinking, in my mind I am the best Ike in the world. And i'd probably never starve myself, so I might bring like Breakfast, snack, Lunch, snack, and Dinner in a bag. It might go on for awhile. Also, we can play. I'm ready for any input.Stridentgear 20:30, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Be confident without being cocky. Miles (talk) 20:40, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

I got this.Stridentgear 20:47, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

If you're still waiting, you could get some practice from me too. What's your FC? - GalaxiaD Talk 21:43, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

2235-2273-0162.I got time, it's not like I have a big test that's gonna surprise me tomorrow. Ha. What's yours? Stridentgear 23:43, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

4038-7385-7852. Though I might be late. - GalaxiaD Talk 01:49, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

1)Warm up before you go.

2)Practice your main to the fullest.

3)Always assume that there's a bigger fish. Train as if you're the worst player ever.

4)Finally, set goals. What minimum place do you aim for? Gradually raise your expectations.L33t Silvie I see wat u did thar... 00:47, 20 May 2009 (UTC)


2)I know every character has their weaknesses, some more than others, and don't forget to shield. check

3)Prepare for the worst, hope for the best. check

4)I don't play to play, I play to win. check

So all that's left is just to get better. I need to fight some really good people. Those level 9 CPUs are going soft on me. A fatal mistake. Stridentgear 01:11, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

I can only play on weekends, but my grandparents are coming in this weekend, so I may not be able to get to the Wii at all. My FC's on my page if you want a sparring buddy, however.L33t Silvie I see wat u did thar... 02:10, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

The best advice I can give someone before their first tournament is to throw out all notions you have of "fair" and "cheep." Play to win, absolutely to win. Not to have fun, not to make sure your opponents have fun, but to win. Obviously, don't break any rules, but don't create fake rules that you think make the game more interesting. While there are some top matches that are quite interesting to watch, others are pretty boring as one player combos and locks down the other for the whole game. But guess what? That player won. Clarinet Hawk (talk · contributions) 14:57, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the advice. If you have any "cheep" moves to show me, I will be glad to see how to play "fair." Stridentgear 00:10, 23 May 2009 (UTC)