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Random thought from Japanese Melee Yoshi player

【ENG】AMAs after GOML 2018

Hi there.I did AMAs on Twitter.

I copyed and pasted all of my answer as follows. Let's go:)

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Q1:Best place you’ve ever had ramen !?
A1:Tatsunoya in Shinjuku

Q2:how long will it take for @lloD74 to become the 2nd best Yoshi player
A2:7 months for sure cuz Next SSBMRANK2018 will come next January and If he used Yoshi in tournament more, there is Yoshi’s icon on his secondary character and then he’s the 2nd best Yoshi player:D

Q3:bk
A3:word

Q4:
- fav Japanese food?
- Fav american food?
- Fav food to eat while listening to jazz?

A4:
- Fav JPN food: Ramen 🍜
- Fav USA food: Steak 🥩
- Fav food to eat while listening to jazz: some bread 🍞 with coffee:)

Q5:2nd cutest melee player? (Besides you)
A5:Plup;)

Q6:What was your best goml moment?
A6:make it to Top8 and join Top8 ceremony.

Q7:what is your proudest win
A7:HBox

Q8:If you must choose 3, what characters do you want in smash 5 ?
A8:Yoshi Yoshi Yoshi

Q9:Do you enjoy fighting falco?
A9:I love fighting with every character cuz I can use Yoshi.

Q10:Second favorite character?
A10:Falco but garbage

Q11:What's your ideal type of woman?
A11:wild and free like a cat:)

Q12:Do you feel like you can be top 10 in the world this year?
A12:I hope so. This is my goal of this year. I’ll do my best for my goal.

Q13:Why did you choose red yoshi?
A13:from Mario RPG, the red essence

Q14:What is your favorite drink?
A14:coffee

Q15:Do you notice any big differences between mid-level players in USA vs Japan?
A15:USA players are really fast but sometimes they’re lacking of neutral game.
Japanese players are the opposite side.

Q16:Why are you so damn beautiful?
A16:Oops

Q17:top 5 favorite games?
A17:
 1: Super Smash Bros. Melee 
 2: Kirby Super Star
 3: Yoshi’s Island
 4: Super Mario Odyssey
 5: Project Diva

Q18:What is your favorite move in melee?
A18:wavedash

Q19:What song would you use if you made a combo video?
A19:Jazz or electronica

Q20:Smash 5 greninja player? :D
A20:Maybe:)

Q21:top 5 coolest characters?
A21:I can’t answer asap sorry;/

Q22:How did it feel to make Hbox lose at his own game? (Aka Timeout)
Where do you put yoshi on the tier list?
A22:heartbreaking. I think 7-10th close to Pikachu and Samus

Q23:Favorite Naruto character?
A23:Tayuya

Q24:Favourite Vocaloid?
A24:hatsune mike :)

Q25:How do you like your eggs cooked?
A25:raw egg is the best.

Q26:what tournaments are you planning on going to next?
A26:EVO and SSC on this August

Q27:Favorite type of ramen?
A27:Jiro kei

Q28:What are you looking forward to most about the new smash game? Are you going to try to play both like with S4/melee
A28:Playing anywhere looks so good.
Maybe try to play both but My first priority is melee now.

Q29:What other games do you play at a top level?
A29:Drummania but not good as top players.

Q30:What are your training sessions like?
A30:checking platform, ground and ledge movements

Q31:Favorite food?
A31:ramen ramen

Q32:What melee character would you omit from the cast if you had to
A32:Falco

Q33:sonic lost world
A33:not yet:/

Q34:do you like kpop
A34:I don’t know much

Q35:DK vs Yoshi matchup overall?
A35:Yoshi 60:40.

Q36:how do you deal with fox uptilt when you're on platforms?
A36:try to catch by fair

Q37:Persona 5?
A37:not yet

Q38:Favourite Canadian food?
A38:Steak at last night was 😊

Q39:If you could beat one of the top 6 consistently, who would you want it to be?
A39:All of them...

Q40:What’s your relationship with your family like? What is their attitude toward your professional gaming goals?
A40:My family always support me and I contact with them when I go some tournaments.

Q41:Buddy Rich or Roy Haynes
A41:Buddy Rich

Q42:Do you like Luigi in melee?
A42:yes

Q43:(not melee related but...) favourite kind of music/favourite music artists?
A43:Def Oscar Peterson:)

Q44:What are your thoughts when practicing?
A44:
Daily practice: try to solve my problem and look into new movements
In tournament:checking my movements

Q45:Will you and Axe please beat me up in real life?
A45:maybe?

Q46:where do you think Yoshi will be on the tier list in a year?
A46:Pikachu, Samus and Yoshi are super close imo. so probably 7-10th.

Q47:How would you say yoshi does against floaties like Peach, Puff, and ICs?
A47:Using Top platforms, Eggthrows are really good options against floaties

Q48:Do you like kaijus?
A48:I don’t know much about this:/

Q49:If you could change one thing in melee what would it be? ( i.e. characters, stages, competitive ruleset)
A49:Yoshi can jump out of sheild

Q50:Who is your inspiration?
A50:Axe, Hbox, Armada, Plup, Mang0, Vman, Fumi, Prince(64)

Q51:Favourite bands/songs?
A51:Some vocaloids and Jazz music.

Q52:Favorite anime?
A52:Clannad, Your Lie In Aprils

Q53:Would you go to BAM in future? It's in Melbourne, Australia and is close to Japan 😊 Its a major tournament.
A53:Yes for sure!

Q54:Favourite melee set you've ever played?
A54:vs Mang0 at APEX2015

Q55:how u feel about the peach matchup?
A55:One of the hardest matchup for Yoshi but personally I like this matchup:)

Q56:Favorite smash4 player to watch?
A56:VoiD, Nairo and ESAM

Q57:MU ratio for yoshi vs ganon?
A57:Yoshi 60:40

Q58:Fav movie?
A58:Avengers series, Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms

Q59:Fav jp attraction outside Tokyo?
A59:Hokkaido: for food and nature
Osaka: for food like Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki and more

Q60:Have you ever had ramen from nakiryu?
A60:not yet

Q61:How was your day?
A61:pretty good:)

Q62:When will you be going to @TempoAxe's house again? (Also thanks for saving melee)
A62:This August:)

Q63:if you were to give yoshi any ability in melee, what would you give him?
A63:jump out of shield

Q64:What's your favorite place to travel to?
A64:Canada, Vancouver

Q65:Boobs or butt? Tits or ass?
A65:Sub goal matters

Q66:Which player do you have the hardest time fighting against?
A66:I really believe myself right now so I couldn’t say who is the hardest.
If I said once, I would feel nervous when I play against anyone.

Q67:favorite manga?
A67:Girls Last Tour

Q68:Does Yoshi beat marth?
A68:really close to even imo.

Q69:I'm going to be in Tokyo all summer, what is something you recommend to do/eat? (I've also went last year)
A69:Ramen,soba,udon,tonkatsu, curry,sushi,sukiyaki and syabusyabu

Q70:LOW tier with the best MU against puff?
A70: Mr. Game and Watch maybe

Q71:Your favorite competitive player?
A71:except melee, Japanese Tekken players, Nobi, Yuu and SFV players, Nemo and Tokido

Q72:How do you prepare mentally before a supermajor?
A72:
- Studying opponents who will be playing with me.
- Relaxing by listening music before my matches.

Q73:Are you still planning on moving to Canada?
A73:Yes I have to make money at first so it will take 2 or 3 years for sure

Done. I hope you enjoy these AMAs!

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Thanks

aMSa

【ENG】Impression of GOML 2018

Last weekend I attended GOML 2018. I just wrote about my impression of this tournament.

GOML 2018 is Canadian tournament with about 450 melee players.

As a result, I got 

  • Melee Singles 5th place.
  • Melee Doubles 4th place (with Axe)

Here is my footage.

www.youtube.com

05/18 - Day 1 Funday

I slept really well this time. I can control my sleep schedule and have no jetlag and then went to the venue.

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There are so many setups here.

This venue is the same with EGLX 2018. I feel so happy It's really close to the Toronto Pearson International Airport.
I just played some friendlies Day1. 

05/19 - Day 2 Singles Pools and Doubles

Doubles gonna start 10am. so I and Axe head to the venue around 9am and then we found sleep mode Robot, Mew2King

 

His sleep schedule looks really bad this time but he and Plup win doubles. Congratz :)
I and Axe did well but not enough this time. We lost by Swedish delight/Ice on WSF and llod/Rishi on LSF.
I could do well too. I just need to learn how to play doubles more. This summer I'll plan to go to the AZ so maybe we'll practice doubles too.
Thank you for teaming with me Axe! Eggstatic is so fun!!

My singles gonna start 6pm so I just took a break at the VIP room.

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cupcakes at the VIP room <3


I made it to Top64 and then I played with Legend, JigglyPuff player in Canada.
I remember he beats PewPewU at EGLX2018 I'm ready for JigglyPuff this time.
I think I could do better against Puff more and just study this matchup and then it seems to work fine.

After beating him 3-0, Next opponent was La Luna.
I still remember we met first at EVO2013 in the hotel room but we have never played in tournament. He looks overthinking about Yoshi at this time and then I beat him 3-0 and make it to Top24 on winners side.

My seeding becomes really good from last year. I feel how important getting good seed is. but it let me and Axe play each other on WQFs.

05/20 - Day 3 Melee Singles Top24

I have to play Axe and then I lost 2-3.
That's not bad at all until game 4. FD is basically safe stage but Unfotunately I SDd twice:/
I think I should runback FD or DreamLand looks good at the game 5 but I was afraid of SDs in large stages. but the game was so fun:) 

After losing by Axe, I have to play with Duck for Top8.
This is my first time to play with him in tournament too. And play with Samus reminds me of Genesis 5 vs HugS little bit.
But I'm ready for Samus too. I can barely beat him 3-0.

And then Losers Top8 first match was vs Swedish Delight.
We played EGLX2018 and the game was super close. I think taking a game 2 was really important at that time and beat him 3-1.

I made it to Top6 but my running was finished by losing Mew2King 0-3.
I feel I need more power for running the tournament.

In last year, I always got 9th~17th place but recently I got over Top8 and then Apparently I run out of energy halfway.

It seems my next task for sure.

I watched Axe's running. He beats Mew2King and Zain were super cool!
He is my goal and someday I'd like to play with him on Grand Finals in big tournament!

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Epilogue

Thank you so much for inviting me to GOML2018! I had such a great time.

I really appreciate it. I hope I'll be here next year too:) 

 

By the way, My next big tournament will be EVO2018 and SSC2018.
I attended a lot of tounaments in this year so I need a break little bit and just ready for them. Let's keep going!

If you were interested in support me, Please follow or subscribe my Twitch channnel:)
I'll try to stream my daily melee practice. 

www.twitch.tv

Thanks

aMSa

【ENG】Impression of Smash Summit 6

Last weekend I attended Smash Summit 6. I just wrote about my impression of this tournament.

Smash Summit 6 is kind of invitational tournament with 16 melee players.

  • 2saint: SSBMRANK 100
  • aMSa:  SSBMRANK 24
  • Armada:  SSBMRANK 2
  • Axe:  SSBMRANK 7
  • Ginger:  SSBMRANK 49
  • HugS:  SSBMRANK 23
  • Hungrybox:  SSBMRANK 1
  • Leffen:  SSBMRANK 6
  • Plup:  SSBMRANK 5
  • Mang0:  SSBMRANK 3
  • Mew2King:  SSBMRANK 4
  • n0ne:  SSBMRANK 20
  • SFAT:  SSBMRANK 9
  • Westballz:  SSBMRANK 18
  • Wizzrobe:  SSBMRANK 8
  • Zain:  SSBMRANK 22

As a result, I got 

  • Melee Singles 7th place.
  • Melee Doubles 5th place (with Axe)

Here is my footage.

www.youtube.com

05/01 - Summit .5 vs Jetlag

Maybe this is my first time I had jetlag.

After landing at Mang0's house, I slept 9 or 10 hrs...:/

Anyway thank you housing me, Mang0.

05/02,03 - Day 0 and Day 1 vs Jetlag 2

Day 0 and Day 1, Unfortunately I still had jetlag...

but getting better and better.

05/04 - Day 2 Doubles

We have doubles this time.

I think I can save my teammatem, Axe more.

Our synergy becomes better but I need to learn how to save my teammmate with Yoshi.

We lost by 2saint / HungryBox and Plup2King, we'll return at the GOML!

05/05 - Day 3 Singles Pools

I have no longer jet lag this time. Just focus on playing.

Singles pool is swiss format.

vs Axe (Pikachu, Falco) SSBMRANK2017 7th

1-3

game 1 was really good but his falco was super fast in game 2.

I feel confused and then dropped 2 more games. Ouch:/

vs HugS (Samus) SSBMRANK2017 23rd

3-1

I changed my strats compared with Genesis 5.

Using Platform more and shield pressure.

I learn alot against Samus. It also works:)

vs HungryBox(Jiggly Puff) SSBMRANK2017 1st

3-2

Finally, I beat him. I can't believe after this match.

Especially, game 3 was crazy. Maybe I take a game with timeout for the first time.

 

Then I finished 2-1 in my pool so I make it out of my pool in winners side.

05/06 - Day 4 Singles Bracket

vs Leffen (Fox) SSBMRANK2017 6th

0-3

I haven't been playing with him after APEX2015.

I feel Leffen is the best fox player in the world.

The opening was terrible every game.

At least I'd like to take a game next time!

vs n0ne(C.Falcon, Ganondorf) SSBMRANK2017 20th

3-2

I feel I lost at that time. That phantom helped me for sure:/

And I need more confidence when I play against C.Falcon.

vs Armada(Peach) SSBMRANK2017 2nd

1-3

I take a game against him for the first time, but not enough.

I need more patient against him and I have to learn how to deal with turnip.

 

I lost Leffen and Armada and then I got 7th place in singles.

Epilogue

Every Summit makes me better and better! Thank you so much for helding such a great event. Keep it up for Next tournament, GOML2018!

If you were interested in support me, Please follow or subscribe my Twitch channnel:)

I'll try to stream my daily melee practice. 

www.twitch.tv

Thanks

aMSa

海外大会Full Bloom4 から得たもの

先週末に開催されたFullBloom4、結果はベスト8入りと好調でした。

英語ですが所感周りはこちらの記事を。日本語ではより突っ込んだとこだけ書いていきます。

大会を通じて得たこと

ヨッシーのステップ戦の可能性

左右にダッシュして移動を繰り返し、絶空を含め間合い調整や後隙狩りを狙うことを自分はステップ戦と呼んでます。絶空やしゃがみを入れるかどうかは人それぞれかも。

現在自分の課題一つにステップ戦が苦手なところがありましたが、今の時点での自分なりの考え方を記載します。

まずダッシュしている以上、そもそもの行動が大きく制限されます。

そして、後隙狩りを基本的に狙うため、発生の遅い選択肢はあまり有効な択とは言えないと思うので、主にヨッシー側がステップ戦でやれることは

・ふんばり置きによるカウンター狙い。ジャンプを二回押すだけ。

ダッシュつかみorダッシュ攻撃

の二点になると思ってます。ただし、ヨッシーのくらい判定がでっかいのでどちらも正直後隙狩りは難しいです。

そこで、例としてフォックスの小ジャンプ空N差し込みをイメージしてもらいたいのですが、あれ自体にリスクをつけるのがステップ戦の理想ではあると思います。

ただあのスピードで突っ込んでくるので、下手に後隙を狩ろうとするとその場回避リフ食らうのがオチ。

そこでフォックスが空Nで差し込んだ後の入れ込み行動を狩る意識をもってステップ戦をすると格段に良くなりました。

もう少し実践でこれは試してみたいと思います。

 

対Mang0 (Falco) で得たこと

Mang0のファルコ見て感じたことをつらつらと書いていきます。彼から得るものは非常に多かった。

①台周りの精度が異常

ヨシストでやってるときにこりゃ台ステきついなと思わされました。

エッジキャンセルができるシチュエーション、対戦相手のベクトル変更、難易度の高いファルコの台絶空の精度、どれも高水準。

あらゆる状況が下意識(他所では心的イメージともいわれる)に入ってるからこそ次の展開に向けて行動できていると感じました。

※「下意識」について詳細あまりイメージできない方は一度「意識・下意識・セルフイメージ」あたりのワードで検索すると出てくるメンタルマネージメントのお話をご参考ください。

 

②小ジャンプ空後置きの使い方

Mang0はこれを多様してきますが、ある理屈に気づきました。小ジャンプ空後置きは単純にそこだけ切り取ると1つのファルコの強みだけど、彼が多様する理由の1つに
「小ジャンプすかし着地リフするくらいなら小ジャンプ空後からリフ、もしくはブラスターリフした方が強い」

という意志のもと行なっているように感じました。

ファルコが小ジャンプすかし着地する時はどうしてもリスクを背負います。そこを狩るために自分はよくヨッシーで小ジャンプ空後置き等で対処してましたが、Mang0は

中距離から接近する場合:小ジャンプブラスターリフ

近距離から接近する場合:小ジャンプ空後リフ

をやってきてたので、こちらの空後でどちらもつぶすことができず苦戦を強いられました。世のファルコ使いは覚えておくといいかも。Mang0のただの透かし着地、そういえば全然見なかった気がしますが、後で動画振り返ってここは確認します。

 

③防御テクニック

床受け身はもちろん、ベクトル変更ミス少なすぎる。この辺も下意識の部分でしょうか。

 

まだまだ細かいところあるけど全部文字にすると下手に形を作っちゃうのでこの辺で。何かしら参考になるかもしれません。ではでは。

 

【ENG】Impression of Full Bloom 4

Hello, I'm aMSa. Japanese No.1 Super Smash Bros. Melee Red Yoshi player.

I attended Full Bloom 4 this weekend! I just wrote about my impression of this tournament:)

What is Full Bloom 4?

According to Tempo Vro's tweet, This tournament is such a high level tournament.

  • 47 Top 100 Players
  • 7 Top 10 Players
  • 354 Singles Entrants

Maybe second hardest tournament on this year right now.

and It also has Smash Summit 6 Qualifiers.

Unfortunately, I and Axe can't atttend doubles. but I got a cough at this time so

I was dead if I attended doubles at this time.

As a result, I got 

  • Melee Singles 7th place.

I got better and better! Here is my footage.

Full Bloom 4 aMSa - YouTube

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Singles

just write about per matches.

vs MikeHaze (Fox) SSBMRANK2017 25th 

2-0

I played friendlies couple of times with him but recently We didn't play at the tournament.

I learn a lot about vs Fox this time it works.

vs PewPewU (Fox) SSBMRANK2017 21st

3-0

Finally beat my demon, PewPewU's Fox.

Once We played MLG 2014. He used Marth at that time and I barely won 3-2.

but I met with him second time(maybe at EVO2014 or EVO2015), he used Fox and I can't do anything about him. SSC2016 too.

but I really take my time to study about PewPewU's fox, and won.

This victory was giant step for me.

vs Mang0 (Falco) SSBMRANK2017 3rd

2-3

It was such a close game!

I did my best but he proved himself.

I noticed his platform movement is crazy good so after third game I tried to use Final Destination.

Generally, Final Destination is considered bad stage for Yoshi.

but I don't think so cuz Yoshi's neutral game becomes worse though, combo game and edgeguard becomes better.

It works. but I have to do something more at last moment.

I'll beat him next time.

vs AbesentPage (Sheik, Fox) SSBMRANK2017 74th

3-1

Once I played with him at EVO2017. He used Fox though, he used Sheik this time.

I was grabbed couple of times so If he learned chain grab, the situation might be changed.

And then I make it to Top8!

vs Wizzrobe(C.Falcon) SSBMRANK2017 8th

0-3

Ouch.

I did better compared with EGLX2018. but I have to take a game on Game1 or Game2.

I still need to improve vs C.Falcon matchup though, Just focus on him more.

Epilogue

Making it to Top8 looks pretty good current my status.

Thank you so much for inviting me to Full Bloom 4! And Full Bloom4 staff!

I'd like to talk and play with you guys more though, I got a cough....

Basically I played friendlies more especially local players when I was Invited tournament, but I can't do anything for a cough and need a break a lot of times:/

I'd like to apologize to you.

 

Anyway, Keep it up for Next tournament... Maybe... Summit?:)

If you were interested in support me, Please follow or subscribe my Twitch channnel:)

I'll try to stream my daily melee practice. 

Thanks

aMSa

【ENG】Impression of EGLX2018 by aMSa

Last weekend I attended EGLX2018. I just wrote about my impression of this tournament with my broken english

EGLX2018 is kind of Gaming Expo in Toronto.

There are kind of Indies game, VR game, Nintendo switch booth, goods, cosplay and more.

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The Box looks pretty good!

But this tournament level was very high level.

15 players out of SSBMRANK 2017 Top30 players attended this tornament.

As a result, I got 

  • Melee Singles 4th place.
  • Melee Doubles 3rd place (with Axe)

I think this is one of my top place I have ever gotten. Here is my footage.

www.youtube.com

Doubles

This is the second time I've teamed with Axe,Team Eggstatic(aMSa/Axe).

And we beat Wizzrobe / Prince Abu and SFAT / PewPewU!

This is really big step for us because everyone know PewFat is one of top teams right now.

We lost by PewFat in Losers Finals and we still have some challenge though(especially me), I believe Eggstatic will become better and better.

Thank you Axe for teaming with me again! Let's keep it up:)

Singles

just write about per matches.

vs PrinceAbu (JigglyPuff) SSBMRANK2017 43rd 

2-1

He is second best Jigglypuff.

I'm good at this matchup though, game 2 last stock, I really worried about rest too much and then I drop a game:/

By the way, using top platform looks pretty good for Yoshi against floaties.

vs SFAT (Fox) SSBMRANK2017 9th

0-3

This match is very impressive. He is very skillful in tactics.

He always got my first stock at first and had an advantage.

vs SwedishDelight (Sheik) SSBMRANK2017 16th

3-2

This is my first time I've played with him in tournament.

*This is my second time I've played with him in tournament.

 

Barely I beat him but last situation I was almost dead.

I should reflect for a while about vs Sheik matchup.

vs Ice (Fox) SSBMRANK2017 28th

3-2

Recently he was sponsored by RedBull.

In this match and vs Crush, My edgeguard was really good. Please check it.

vs Axe(Pikachu, Young Link) SSBMRANK2017 7th

3-0

He is best Pikachu player, doubles partner, one of my best friend and my goal.

We had to play for Top8. That was sad but I can keep my head.

Once I studyed about pikachu matchup in Japan though, I noticed he was not like usual.

The strongest memory was that I talked about this before going back to the hotel.

and then he said "No Johns" with smiling.

He is such a nice guy and thank you for treating me to pizza:)

vs Crush(Fox) SSBMRANK2017 15th

3-2

I think he's one of the smartest fox player. Once I tweeted he'll be top 10 player.

and we always became last game situation and fun to play with him.

I studyed him before Day2-Day3 Top8 and I think it helps me little bit.

vs Mew2King(Sheik) SSBMRANK2017 4th

3-1

One of Five Gods. My lifetime record is

EVO2013 1-2

KoC4 3-1

BoBC2 1-3

but this time I beat him again. Using top platform and Nair looks good at that time.

vs Wizzrobe(C.Falcon) SSBMRANK2017 8th

0-3

One of the best Falcon.

once I beat him at Genesis5. but I'm not ready for him at that time.

I figured out this matchup though, I can't controll myself.

I should play more C.Falcon.

Epilogue

My goal of this year is Top10 player in this world.

I'm proud of myself cuz I can beat Top10 players and higher ranked players in this year.

Thanks to the experiences of Smash Summit 5, I could totally changed my mind about Melee. And My coach, Kaito makes me better.

Thank you so much for inviting me to EGLX. I really enjoyed this event!

Keep it up for Next tournament, FullBloom4!

If you were interested in support me, Please follow or subscribe my Twitch channnel:)

I'll try to stream my daily melee practice. 

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Thanks

aMSa

EGLX2018 スマブラDX部門振り返り

お久しぶりです。aMSa(あむさ)です。

今回ひょんなことから2018/3/9-3/11の期間、カナダのトロントで開催される「EGLX2018」という大会に招待いただきました。

現地カナダより、思ったこと感じたことログにしていきます。

 

EGLX2018とは?

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「EGLX2018」は2018/3/9-3/11の期間にカナダのトロントで開催されるゲームエキスポです。会場はインディーズやVRゲームのブース、Nintendo Canada(?)と思われるSwitchのブース、キャラクターグッズ販売、コスプレ等々盛沢山。

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スマブラDXの壇上。スマブラマークの箱がおしゃれ。

しかし大会のレベルは非常に高く、世界ランクTop10のうち6名が参加し、Top30以内も15名となってます。

シングルス・タブルスの対戦結果

先に結果を記載すると、シングルスは4位、ダブルスはAxeピカチュウと組んで3位と過去の成績と照らし合わせても好成績といえる結果を残すことができました。

ハイライト動画も上がっていたので忙しい方はこちらからどうぞ。

www.youtube.com

フル動画のアーカイブはこちら。上がTop8まで。下がTop8です。

www.twitch.tv

www.twitch.tv

では主にシングルスについて、それぞれ振り返っていきます。

シングルス振り返り

vs PrinceAbu (プリン) SSBMRANK2017 43位

2-1 で勝利

全2プリンと言われる彼。当たるのは2回目だけどHungryBox以外のプリンには今勝てる気しかしないので、実力でごり押しました。2ゲーム目は撃墜されるオプションを把握しきれてなかったのはちょっと勿体ないところ。眠るを意識しすぎてますね。

vs SFAT (フォックス) SSBMRANK2017 9位

0-3で敗北

この試合見てもらうと、一ストック目で全て勝負が決まってます。

細かいところは色々あるものの、常にビハインドの状況にさせられ、ストックリードのうちにダメージを稼がれる、SFATの試合運びの上手さに正直やられました。

逆にこういう試合運びは常に意識したいところで、自分もストックリード状況作った時にはヨッシーの横強や空上で大体のキャラがダウンしてくれる20-30%のダメージを与えることを一番意識しています。

vs SwedishDelight (シーク) SSBMRANK2017 16位

3-2で勝利

世界ランク18位のシーク使い。大会で当たるのは初めてです。

結果的には勝てたものの、最後のシチュエーションは相手の判断ミスに救われました。

対シークはまだまだ詰められるところ多いので一度整理整頓したいところ。

vs Ice (フォックス) SSBMRANK2017 28位

3-2で勝利

最近レッドブルにスポンサーを受けたドイツのフォックス使い。昨年はあまり大会に参加していなかったのでランキングこそ自分(現在24位)より低いものの、実力は折り紙付きです。

このカードふつうにやってたら負けてたのですが、実は「能ある鷹は爪を隠す戦法」が効いてました。

実は直前のSFATとやる前にIceからフリー対戦を申し込まれました。

俺は彼と大会で当たる可能性があることをトーナメント表から把握していましたが、直後にフォックス戦を控えていたこともあったのでフリーの申し込みを引き受けました。ただ、普通にやると癖を見抜かれてしまい、ヨッシー対策的な面でも不利になると考えました。

そこで鍵となるいくつかの戦法をあえて使わず、嘘の癖を仕込むことにしました。

3~4つほどありますが、そのうちの一つでわかりやすいのが復帰阻止の空前です。

動画を見るとたくさん当たってるのがわかると思うので是非確認してみてください。

意地汚くみえますが、これは勝つか負けるかの大会です。手の内をフリー対戦ですべてさらけ出して負けるほうが勿体ないし情けないと自分は考えます。

結果ギリギリ勝利。

vs Axe(ピカチュウこどもリンク、ファルコ) SSBMRANK2017 7位

3-0で勝利

全一ピカチュウ使い。中堅キャラを使い世界ランク7位まで上り詰めている、自分の目標とするプレイヤーであり、親友のAxeとでかい大会で初めて当たりました。しかもTop8の座をかけて。

このとき頭は比較的冷静でした。実は過去にAxeと当たる可能性があった際に、東北仙台の地で一日ピカチュウ対策に時間を費やしたことがありました。ピカチュウは基本的に差し込みが空Nのみなことを把握していたので、そこに反確を取りに行く戦法が活きてきます。

また、明らかにAxeの調子が悪かったのも相まって結果的に3-0で勝利しました。

後に会話すると、確かに本人は調子が悪かったと言っていたものの、直後に

「No Johns(言い訳はしないよ)」

と笑顔で話していたのが印象的でした。ここでTop8入りを決めます。

vs Crush(フォックス) SSBMRANK2017 15位

3-2で勝利。

昨年からノリにのっている賢いフォックス。毎回当たる度に彼とはいい勝負になるから面白い。

Axeと戦ったのが二日目、Crushと戦うのが三日目の夕方だったので対策のための時間は十分でした。

そして自分の手元のメモに残したのは

  1. 絶空下強、絶空上強あたりをわりと差し込みでいれてくる
  2. ファイヤー復帰ばっかりだからどっかでつぶそう
  3. 大ジャンプは空後や空上でつぶす
  4. たまごうみの後のレバガチャが早い

の4点です。

動画を見ると、これらに対して自分がどういう動きでかみ合わせたのかがわかると思います。特に1番、2番、4番は効果的だった。

vs Mew2King(シーク) SSBMRANK2017 4位

3-1で勝利

もしかすると世界一知名度があるスマブラプレイヤーかもしれません。世界ランク4位で五神と呼ばれるプレイヤーの一人、Mew2Kingと当たりました。

彼とは1年に一回くらいのペースで大会で当たってまして、過去戦績は

EVO2013 1-2で敗北

KoC4 3-1で勝利

BoBC2 1-3で敗北

という感じでしたが、今回も二回目の勝利を挙げることができました。

救われたのはMew2Kingがぶっぱなしを基本的にしてこないプレイヤーなので、自分からラインを詰めたりガードさせる展開が多くなり、手数で勝利できた感じです。

また、こっちが空Nを置いているのにガードを解いて暴れてきたりしてたので、やや彼の反応速度の衰えを勝手に感じてます。

そういったプレイヤーに対する解をしっかり用意できていてよかった。

vs Wizzrobe(C.ファルコン) SSBMRANK2017 8位

0-3で敗北。

世界ランク8位の全一ファルコン使い。以前は3-2でギリギリ勝てたものの、今回は何で負けたか明確でした。もう少し対ファルコンの情報の整理が必要かな。

最後に

大会のレベルに対して、過去最高の成績を収めることができた点は素直に喜べます。

今年は「世界ランクTop10入り」を目指していますが、現状のTop10のうち4人に白星をつけられたことは明らかな成果なので誇りに思います。

また、試合までのコンディションの持って行き方のおさらいができたことや新たな課題を発見したことにより、さらに成長できそうです。

コーチのカイトさんや練習に付き合ってくれるたくさんの国内スマブラDX勢と共にまだまだ成長していくので、引き続き応援よろしくお願いします!

また、普段ツイッターで主に行動しているのでよろしければ是非フォローお願いします。

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次のブログネタとしては「試合までのコンディションの持って行き方」の明文化を行いたいな~と思ってますが他にもネタがたまってるので今月中にできるだけアウトプットできるように努力します。

ちょっとブログ等のアウトプット頻度が落ちてきてたのでここら辺で一気に出していきたいな~。

それでは次回は二週間後のFullBloom4で暴れてくるので宜しくお願いします。