i recently signed up for something similar to the kombat kup series for mk, but for injustice 2. the tournament begins four days after release. i have a serious goal of becoming one of a game's best players and I'm hoping it's this one, but i've never even participated in anything competitive. i understand games like this are not as difficult as Street Fighter or Tekken, but at the same time, i have a bit of anxiety seeing how im good at creating decent and rewarding combos,(injustice is one of the easiest games to combo in) but my average fighting game skills (footsies, meaties, cancels etc) are not at the same level. i feel like i have low chances of winning regardless, but what can i do to at least have a fighting chance at this tournament?
i ask this question for me and all players who are not ridiculously good when we first got into the competitive scene. i don't really care for winning, i just look at this as my first step on a road to becoming a professional player.
in all honesty, i've watched every video, and read every discussion I could to better my knowledge of frame data and rules that all fighting games share. so what can I do to be better at applying this stuff more vigorously to my playstyle? (i always feel like the answer is just practice, but t the same time i feel like there is more to it than that)
(on a final note I signed up for a GameStop tournament. where if i win i get my copy of injustice early and some extra things to go along with it that are not included in the preorders, but im not as worried about that cause honestly i doubt anyone good'll show up to local events)