Don’t ever think you guys cant win a tournament with el fuerte. I’ve won 3 tournaments and I live in NY, all in the last 4 months. I’ve gotten 2nd place three times. And I have landed in 3rd place about 9+ times.
It’s gotten to a point where I believe in me and my character soo much, that it bothers me just to get 3rd place, because I expect so much of myself.
Since my tournament wins, it only comes down to a list of things:
Trusting yourself and committing to your actions, Reacting and knowledge, playing patient and smart, and playing with passion, proving to yourself that your not scared. You want to learn how to throw out all emotional attachments to things like getting combo’d, momentum, time on the clock. Things like that dont bother me anymore, when you play with a low tier character…you’ve seen the worst of the worst happen. So now its just familiar. You gotta learn when to be really risky and sly against opponents if they are playing very solid. For example, if someone is holding there space down and reacting to splash…dont be scared to run stop grab from full screen or something like that. Learn how to use their reaction to run to set something up for the long run. If your getting overwhelmed, slow it down and do things you’ll never do, like stand still and just stare at them or walk forward from full screen for a little, or neutral jump, or whiff normals like I do. It kind of makes your movement unpredictable, and then you can go for something slick.
I just dont want you guys to give up, because in the end it’s not worth it. I know how it feels to think its the limitation of the character is the reason why your losing. The character just shows how hard you have to work. I know how it feels to wanna give up and switch. But idk, I just never been a quitter, and when I went back to fuerte. I told myself I dont want people to think things are how they really are, and that im gonna be the one who proves everyone wrong about the character.
Just dont give up guys, less weak-mindedness and more strength and passion. Just be sure you give it all you got, because when you do, you know what you need to improve on. No giving up guys, because a while from now your gonna regret not giving 100% to anything, even if its just a video game, at times, the work ethic you put in reflects on your personality. Just make sure you want to win more than the guy sitting next to you.
Happy Thanksgiving motherfuckers, see you in 2012.
also if you think your feeling nervous in a match, just hit your buttons harder. Your reactions go up, and your fear goes away. Thats what Sanford, Jeron, LuckyD, Chris Hu, etc. Do to feel comfortable in a match. later guys =) LOW TIER NO FEAR