There’s a tournament in my area later tonight, and I was thinking of participating. This would be my first one, however, and I have a couple concerns:
Though I have an okay grasp of terminology, and some basic cancels and combos, I’ve never fought anyone considered in the intermediate level or better. The only experience I have is fighting my friends, who are either at my level (basic controls, combos, cancels) or lower.
I still cannot cleanly connect some of my cancels/hit confirm, so when I try to pull some supers, I’m seriously just guessing as to when my c.mk’s (just an example) will hit.
I just recently learned about some techniques, like negative edge, but haven’t been able to practice them. Will this put me at a huge disadvantage?
I know I’m going get my ass handed to me, whether it’s just against random people at the arcade or in a tournament, but I was wondering if this could be a valuable learning experience or if I should just keep practicing instead of “competing.”