Skill drop out of the blue


#1

Has anyone else ever experienced a huge skill drop out of the blue? The past few days I’ve been doing pretty well, playing regularly and maintaining an average of 2200pp. Yet today I find myself losing match after match and I’ve dropped down all the way to 1300pp, I just can’t figure out what I’m doing so differently that’s causing me to lose so much, I’m losing to people I know I’d usually beat.

Has anyone else every experienced this, if so how did you go about finding out what you were doing that was costing you so many games?


#2

take a break, play another game, do something else and then come back.


#3

Watch your replays and see where you went wrong. Stop playing for a little bit. This happened to me before but then I realized my stick was broken…


#4

Happened to me the last couple of days actually. Friday I was playing awful, losing a ton of points and couldn’t figure out why. Saturday I was the complete opposite, I barely lost any matches and won back the PP I’d lost Friday (and more). Some days it seems like I should just avoid SF completely if I play badly, the more I get frustrated at my poor performance then the worse I play. Maybe it’s the same for you.


#5

After watching some videos I think it’s because I try to play more offensively and it blows up in my face
although I’m not sure if that’s entirely it. Hopefully I’ll play better today by aknowledging that.


#6

Happens all the time. Sometimes you just have bad days.


#7

it happens. taking a week off, i went from 3700pp to 2800pp. either the rust caught up with me or there was a big influx of good players after the pc ae2012 patch. i see some regulars i play with had comparative losses too so i suspect the latter.


#8

I’ve somewhat recovered at 1800pp, still pretty annoyed though I feel I was doing much better before.


#9

Happens to me a lot, I just stopped giving a shit about PP a while back. I just pay other characters when I free fall down PP.


#10

This, you gotta look at replays. The pros (sports, e-sports, any competition) always look at replays and learn from them. Otherwise you’ll be assuming things without some type of facts to back it up.