Whislt watching Snake eyes take evo and watching RoyalPhlush beast JWong or bluetallcans chow down on Daigo, i felt like i was witnessing something very familiar, the online rushdown style.
One thing which tourney OG players seem to not expect to have to react to, is bravery. Blatantly walking up for a 2nd throw after just letting go of your first throw, or just walking up to an opponent. These tactics are jaw dropping in a tourney, but online they are commonplace, i guess its because its easy to be brave when your sitting in your pants screaming at the screen.
Ive only been to one tourney and i was 15 or so at the time (35 now), can anyone comment on the difficulties of being brave with a crowd judging your every move, or even execution difficulty.
My old friend ( a seasoned tourney play who has beasted daigo and jwong) came to my place to try out hdr online, he watched me play for a bit and i became very tense with him judging my play, my style totally changed (so respect to royal phlush for the manner in which he approached JWong). I then realised that the quirky things i do with my chun which allow me to eek out a win, involve mad bravery. The thing is, i wasnt feeling very brave at all.
Whilst writing this i have come to the conclusion that brave rushdown, is the highest level of yomi, because it is the yomi level most similiar to beginner style…wodyafink?