Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Chicago Weekly Results (12/12/16 - 12/18/16)

As school comes to a close for the semester, we may start to see a large jump in attendance at many weeklies in Chicago! How did this effect the tournaments this week? Check out the weekly results wrap-up to find out!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Chicago Weekly Results (12/5/16 - 12/11/16)

For the second week in a row, MKLeo and Mr. R were in Chicago playing in our weeklies! Was anyone able to defeat them this time? Find out in this week's results wrap-up!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Chicago Weekly Results (11/28/16 - 12/4/16)

The Invasion was back this week! Three international players were in town competing at our weeklies, and they will be back next week as well. Ignition and Poplar this week were probably the toughest weeklies to ever happen in Chicago. How did they go? Check those results + more from this week:

Monday, November 28, 2016

Chicago Weekly Results (11/21/16 - 11/27/16)

With Thanksgiving break this week, many players that haven't been able to attend tournaments due to school were able to make their first appearances in a long while! Ignition this week was one of the biggest, if not the biggest, weeklies we've ever had in Chicago! Check out how all these tournaments went:

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Chicago Weekly Results (11/14/16 - 11/20/16)

This week I debated whether to put Kings of the North V in this weekly results wrap up or not. In the end I decided to include it because I included SMYM 17 when that happened, which was about the same distance from Chicago.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Chicago Weekly Results (11/7/16 - 11/13/16)

Chicago's weekly invasion is on a hiatus right now, but that didn't stop us from hosting all the usual tournaments! Check out how the results went down without any invaders this week.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Chicago Weekly Results (10/31/16 - 11/6/16)

For the first time ever, the Invasion featured two invaders! Panda Global's ESAM and MVD came to Chicago for not only Ignition and Poplar, but also for Midwest Mayhem 5! Check out the results from all the tournaments in the Chicago area this week:

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Chicago Weekly Results (10/24/16 - 10/30/16)

For the third week of Invasion, MVG | dyr came from Florida to compete at three tournaments in Chicago! Was he able to walk away with the bounty, or was Chicago able to defeat him? Check out this week's results from tournaments in the Chicago area!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Chicago Weekly Results (10/17/16 - 10/23/16)

This week the invader was MB | Karna from Texas! Was anyone from Chicago able to take the bounty again this week? Or did Karna run away with all of our money? Check out the weekly results wrap-up to find out!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Chicago Weekly Results (10/10/16 - 10/16/16)

This week was the first week of "The Invasion" series! Events2Compete and Unrivaled Tournaments have teamed up to bring a top player from across the country to compete in both the Ignition and Poplar Creek weeklies every week. If a Chicago player can defeat an invader, they win that player's bounty. For week one, SS | Wadi came from MD/VA. Was Chicago able to defend the house? Or did Wadi walk away with all of our money? Click here to find out!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Chicago Weekly Results (10/2/16 - 10/9/16)

This weekend many of Chicago's best players were in Michigan competing at The Big House 6! How did the rest of the players that stayed home do at local tournaments? Find out in this week's wrap-up!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Chicago Weekly Results (9/26/16 - 10/2/16)

This week the usual Saturday tournaments were cancelled because most players were attending Hidden Bosses 4.0, the Chicago Arcadian tournament! Check out the week's results to see who Chicago's hidden bosses are!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Week of Tournament Reviews Day 7: WIT Gaming!

Today is the last day of my week of tournament reviews! This last review will be of WIT Gaming in Aurora, IL!

Chicago Weekly Results (9/5/16 - 9/11/16)

This week I attended six tournaments in the area! Was I able to win them all? Check out the full results for the week to find out!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Week of Tournament Reviews Day 6: Gorilla Games!

Normally I am traveling to a big regional or national tournament on Saturdays, but yesterday I stayed home to attend another local tournament. Even though this local is the closest one to my house, I've never been to it because of how booked my Saturdays have been. It was nice to have a less stressful Saturday for the first time in a months.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Week of Tournament Reviews Day 5: The Gaming Goat Joliet!

Today's review will end up being fairly short since this tournament was very similar to The Gaming Goat's other tournament on Thursday. If you missed that review you can read about it here.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Week of Tournament Reviews Day 4: The Gaming Goat Geneva!

Despite being some of the closest weeklies to me, I've never attended either of The Gaming Goat's Smash 4 weeklies before. This week I'm changing that and attending both their weekly in Geneva and Joliet. Today I review the Geneva event!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Week of Tournament Reviews Day 3: Ignition!

Unfortunately I was unable to attend the Ignition weekly last night. However, since this is a tournament I usually go to, I'm going to write a review anyways. This review will be based on the many times I have attended Ignition and not one night.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Week of Tournament Reviews Day 2: Poplar Creek Bowl!

Yesterday was the second day in my tournament every day for a week challenge. Despite being a tournament that I already attend every week, I am still going to write my daily review. Since I'm already a regular at Poplar Creek, this review will be based on all of my times at Poplar Creek and not just one day like my review of Mixup Mondays was.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Week of Tournament Reviews Day 1: Mixup Mondays!

After making a lot of the weekly tournament results pages for Chicago, I realized that at this point in time I haven't even been to half of the tournaments in the area. I wanted to change that and create something similar to my old List of the Best Weekly Tournaments in Chicago because that list is now horribly out of date. However, instead of doing a top five list I decided that I would go to one of the tournaments every day for the entire week and write a review of my experiences at each venue. Day one took me out to Dekalb, IL for Mixup Mondays!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Chicago Weekly Results (8/29/16 - 9/4/16)

We had another big week for tournaments in Chicago. There was weekly tournaments going on every day, and this week we also had SMYM 17, which featured a $1,000 pot bonus! Check out who all the winners for the week are:

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Chicago Weekly Results (8/22/16 - 8/28/16)

We had 11 tournaments going on this week in Chicago! Check out who the winners were and see the brackets here:

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Chicago Weekly Results (8/15/16 - 8/21/16)

This week Chicago hosted one of its largest and toughest tournaments of all time: Endgame! In order to prepare for Endgame we saw a lot of players attending locals in the week before. Check out the results to those as well as Endgame's results!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Chicago Weekly Results (8/8/16 - 8/14/16)

While many of Chicago's players were away at Smash Con this weekend, there were still just as many tournaments as ever going on in and around the city! Check out the results from the week!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Chicago Weekly Results (8/1/16 - 8/7/16)

I've missed two weeks of these posts since I was out of town on a Smash road trip so I didn't get around to checking all the results. I'm back this week now so these should be consistent again!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Chicago Weekly Results (7/11/16 - 7/17/16)

With many of Chicago's best players away at EVO competing this weekend, the brackets were sure to be full of surprised. Congrats to everyone who won in Chicago this weekend!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Chicago Weekly Results (6/27/16 - 7/3/16)

There are so many tournaments happening in Chicago right now that I wanted to compile all of the results in one spot so people can more easily see who is doing well within our scene. I've provided links to all the brackets and listed everyone who received payouts during the week. If I am missing a tournament please let me know and I will add it in!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Learning to Learn: 4 Resources That Have Helped Me Improve

One thing that I've always found fascinating within Smash is how every player will improve at drastically different rates. I've seen people that have played the game for years and are still stuck at the level that they had always been at, and I've seen people explode onto the scene and start to win tournaments within months of starting to compete. Some people tend to think that some people that start winning rapidly like that were born with some natural talent to win. I think this couldn't be further from the truth. Nobody was born to play Smash, it doesn't work that way. The reason some people see rapid improvement is because they are better at learning. This ability to learn isn't innate, it is a learned skill itself.

Although teaching somebody how to learn is a very difficult, I've found many different books, articles, videos and more throughout my years competing that have personally helped me in my quest to becoming really good at Smash. I wanted to share with everyone a few of my favorite things that I have saved and watched or read countless times that have helped me immensely. I recommend going through these at your own pace and coming back to revisit some of the ideas as you've learned more and gotten better as a player. No matter how many times I come back to these, I feel like I've always gotten something new out of them. I hope that these help you as much as they have helped me.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

JJROCKETS' Weekly Wrap Up - 03/28/16 - 04/03/16

I haven't written anything on here in a long while, but I wanted to get back into it. I decided I would start a weekly wrap up series where I cover how I did at every tournament I went to that week and talk about the tournaments for a bit. Hopefully I can stay consistent in writing these! Comment if you like these and want to see more or if you have anything else you'd like to see me write about!