Thursday, December 21, 2017

Training Mod Pack - Features and Applications

I'm sure a lot of you have seen the training mode mod pack going around on Twitter, but you may not know exactly what it is capable of. In this video I'm show off some of the things you can do with this mod pack. First we look at the basic features, then we can look at some of the applications.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

How to Make a Plaque to Display your Tournament Badges and Lanyards - Great for a Holiday Gift!

If you are like me, you save and collect all your lanyards and badges from every big tournament you go to. I've seen people that put all their badges on one nail, but once you get more than a few of them on there, they start to overlap so much that you can't really see most of them. In this video I'll show you how to make a plaque to display your lanyards in a way to make them all more visible. This could also be a really good and cheap gift that you could make for a smasher friend for the holidays!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Diddy Kong Bread and Butter Combos Guide


If you are looking for crazy footstool combos, advanced tech, or some new discovery that you've never seen before, then this is not the video for you. Instead, I'm going to go over Diddy's basic bread and butter combos. If you are new to learning Diddy, then this is going to be a good place to start. These are going to be combos and follow ups that you can expect to be using in almost every set. This guide will also be useful to non-Diddy mains that want to learn more about how to avoid or escape some of Diddy's basic set ups.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Analysis: Diddy in Doubles

The current doubles metagame revolves heavily around DLC characters, with most top teams having either a Cloud or a Bayonetta on them. Nowadays it's rare to see Diddys placing well in doubles besides Zero, Zinoto, and MVD, and even MVD usually switches to Cloud for doubles. While Diddy isn't the best doubles character by any means, he is still a valuable teammate when paired with the right partner.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Diddy vs. Luigi Matchup Guide

Luigi has always been considered to be one of Diddy Kong's harder matchups. He can combo Diddy for high damage, he can gimp us with cyclone easily, and his low traction makes it difficult to follow up on banana trips. If you go into a match against Luigi without the proper knowledge, he will take your stocks in the blink of an eye. However, if you are well versed in the matchup, I believe that Diddy actually has an advantage against Luigi.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Diddy Kong Training Mode Tips


Too often I hear people complain that they can't practice because they don't like Wi-Fi or they don't have friends around to play with. This a poor excuse for not practicing; there is a lot you can do by yourself in training mode alone to improve your game.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Diddy Kong Angel Drop In Depth Tutorial



The Angel Drop, or sometimes called the "Banana Slamma," is a ledge trapping technique that Diddy Kong can do to confirm a down air on opponents jumping from the ledge. This technique is powerful, as Diddy's down air is the 5th strongest in the game, and this is one of the few ways for Diddy to get a kill at under 100%.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Chicago Weekly Results (2/6/17 - 2/19/17)

I let these get a week behind again, so this time you get two weeks worth of results!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Chicago Weekly Results (1/30/17 - 2/5/17)

This week we had another Midwest Mayhem tournament! A handful of players from Mexico were in town for that event as well as the Poplar Creek weekly. Check out how all the tournaments for the week went down:

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Chicago Weekly Results (1/23/17 - 1/29/17)

This weekend was Frosty Faustings IX, an annual fighting game tournament in Chicago that featured a $1000 pot bonus for Smash 4! A few competitors from other states came into Chicago a little early for FFIX and competed in some of our weeklies as well. Check out the results to all of these tournaments in this weekly wrap-up:

Monday, January 23, 2017

Chicago Weekly Results (1/9/17 - 1/22/17)

I missed last week's results so this week you get two weeks of results again! This week we had Chicago's Arcadian tournament, Hidden Bosses, in which only players that are not on power rankings could compete at. How did the amateur players fare without top players interfering in their bracket? Find out in this results wrap-up!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Vote for me for the 2GGC: Midwest Mayhem Saga Compendium!

The February saga for 2GGC has been revealed as the Midwest Mayhem Saga! They are allowing any Midwest players opt in to a voting system where the two players with the highest amount of votes on Monday January 16th will be added to the compendium to receive funding to travel to the saga!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Chicago Weekly Results (1/2/17 - 1/8/17)

This week in Chicago we had many invaders from across the country in town for Midwest Mayhem 6! Even at the weeklies we had players from California, Louisiana, New Jersey, and North Carolina in attendance. Find out how all these players stacked up in this week's results wrap-up.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Bootleg Pokemon Keychains

As some people know I've been buying Chinese bootleg Pokemon figures recently and making them into key chains. If anyone is interested in buying any of them, I will be selling them at tournaments for $2 each or 3 for $5. Message me on Twitter or Facebook if you want to buy some. Here is the current list of all of them that I have. I'll take pictures by request so you can see how good or bad they are. Remember that these are Chinese bootlegs so some are actually so bad they are great, others are just bad, and some are actually decent.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Chicago Weekly Results Holiday Special (12/19/16 - 1/1/17)

A lot of the weekly tournaments on Chicago went on a temporary hiatus due to the holidays these past two weeks. However, with everyone in school now on winter break, the tournaments that did happen had very high attendance. Who was able to win some of the largest ever weeklies in Chicago? Find out in this holiday special results wrap-up for the past two weeks!