So I was thinking.........how should I enter tournament?


#1

So I was thinking…how should I enter tournaments?

I’ve always wanted to ask SRK’ers what exactly is there mind set when going into a tourney? Are you the “do the best I can” type of player, or “I’m gonna win this tourney” kinda mind set? My question to you is when you enter the tourney how’d you do w/the mind set you had going into the tourney? For me when I 1st started getting better I was the hot headed scrub “I’m gonna win this tourney”. Now I’m more calm about it and I just play to exceed my skill. How bout you???


#2

I just take each opponent on his or her (HAHAHA) own merit. I never look at the brackets or anything to prepare, I just show up when they call me and get to work.

N


#3

I usually just have the “I’ll try my best” mindset


#4

i lose i die.

or

i lose i cry.

;[

bronson.


#5

Really???


#6

I always go in with the mindset of “do better than the last tournament”. I figure, as long as there is steady improvement, I have nothing to worry about. It has worked great for me so far.


#7

The mindset is play your best and win.

You lose, you learn. Get better, live to battle another day.

Plain and simple.

I also find beating my nerves is the hardest thing. I get so fuckin tweaked out at these things, and I’m usually such a relaxed guy.


#8

I never enter anything unless I know I can go toe to toe with the top players there.
If I can’t, it means I don’t know the game well enough, and I need to keep practicing.


#9

Just Play And Enjoy the Game.


#10

nice topic. good to see your alive fifty.


#11

Yea I’m still here homie. What’s the deal w/ya?


#12

Pretty much what everyone else said goes for me, too. Except when all those things are running through my mind there’s also,

“OH FUCK”

And I have to remind myself not to be lazy with execution.


#13

Play to win.

All the comments here are nice but when you lose or get knocked out of the first round it feels like shit.


#14

Whenever I enter a tournament I just tell myself this:

“FUCK SHIT UP.”

After that I’m usually good to go.


#15

Anyone ever drink a beer before a game and ‘power up’. :rofl:


#16

yes losing is not an option. especially when you are a top player like myself, you cant have random losses at all bc of the general gaming public.

bronson.


#17

I just like to play, win or lose. I’m just excited to find competition in something that I like to do, especially since I was into 2d games since I was a kid and couldn’t find anyone except for 2 other kids that lived in the same small town as I did.

One thing I always wondered is how in the hell you guys afford to go to these bigger competitions? I mean airfare, room and board…HOW? I’d be broke after the plane ticket.


#18

I go in with the “here’s an opertunity to improve” mind set.


#19

That’s coo. To answer the guys post I just try and go w/a group of people. I see @Insane lee.


#20

You’ve gotta want competition enough to pay for it.