I wanted to know what you think is more important playing the player as in reads, predictions on their play style or even just straight studying them. For example I think this was best illustrated in the Infiltration vs Diago match where I think that Infiltration had studied and analyzed Diago to his last frame and therefore was able to shut him down completely. At one point of the match it looked as the Diago couldn’t even move as Infiltration was countering every move. On the opposite end there is the mentality of not caring about who the opponent is and simply fighting the character and trusting in your match up knowledge.
Videos for reference:
Playing the player
Playing the character by Jeff Schaeffer
Obviously both are fundamentals that should be learnt but which do you think is more important?