Influence on tournament rules
KishPrime has been a major contributor to the defining of tournament standards for many years. He brought the neutral stage list and advanced slobs counterpicks into the Midwest from the East Coast, while slightly revising them and pushing for an open stage list for counterpicks. Stage bans were developed in the context of these discussions in the Midwest. His MELEE-FC ruleset was considered the best of its day, and was used at MLG with a slightly changed ban rule, which soon returned to a permanent stage strike. The MLG rules were generally considered to be the national standard until it was disbanded.
He also helped to define the crew rules first devised by KishSquared into what they are today. He first proposed for crew counterpicks that allowed for a stage selection by the entering player, while allowing a character change in response.
Influence on Jigglypuff
While KishPrime was one of the first Jigglypuff mains in tournament play, he actually contributed very little. AOB was far more widely known at the time due to the abundance of his videos, and performed better for much of KishPrime's earliest playing days. His most notable contribution was the introduction of the rising pound recovery, which is cited by AOB in his video PuffStuff, one of the most watched Jigglypuff videos of all time.
His style was dubbed by Neo "air camping," and it is quite fitting. It is a constant use of the Wall of Pain, utilizing both distance and spacing to keep away from the opponent while using her multiple jumps to stay airborne. Few Jigglypuff players seek to emulate this style, so it is not a huge influence on the scene.
KishPrime's doubles play briefly gained notoriety after KishWho?'s 4th place finish at the 2005 MLG National Championships, and served as a template for team rest setups for many players thereafter. During the Golden Era, KishPrime was one of the best Jigglypuff players, along with Zulu (Texas), AOB, The King, KillaOR, Anden, and Snex.
He participated in the Smash Panel Power Rankings project from its inception to its close, and was one of the three who led the panel after the retirement of Chillin. Though it came the closest to true national rankings of any other such project, it was finally disbanded after backlash from the community demonstrated that the effort was not appreciated.
After this effort, KishPrime fought for the establishment of regional power rankings, which are now successfully run in many areas of the country. He personally ran the Midwest Power Rankings for some time before passing them on.
KishPrime was a longtime moderator of the Midwest regional forum. The National Circuit project was started by KishPrime in March of 2007, after a successful launch of the Midwest Circuit in Fall of 2006, as regions around the country begin to form their own circuits following the vacuum that MLG has left. Many other circuits sprung up out of this initiative.
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