Saturday, February 19, 2011


My apologies for not posting in forever. I've been quite busy with school and work. We haven't been to any tournaments recently because there were not to go to. However, stay tuned! I've been playing a bit of marvel vs capcom 3, but only for fun. Street fighter will still be my main game. See you guys soon! :)


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tips from Alex Valle and Crizzle/Hiro/Fchamp

Alex Valle: Dhalsim match-up... I don't hesitate... Once you do you start second guessing.

Crizzle: You're mind game is weak. I can kill you if I wanted to. You can dp me all you want but when tournament time comes I will expose you.

I beat Crizzle in Winners Finals for a small casual tournament at Hiro's 3-0. He came back and beat me 3-2 and 3-1 in grand finals. He said he was going to beat me and I gave him that credibility. His Viper baited out a lot of my DP's. One's he didn't punish when I fought him in winner's finals. I proceeded to play the same way during the grand finals, got exposed, and proceeded to play the same way during casuals. Crizzle was a bit frustrated with me. He said, "You're playing the same way. Why should I dumb down my game to play you." I didn't take his comment offensively. I asked, "So what should I do?" He said, "You need to mind fuck (mind game) more. Condition and expose you're opponent. At a tournament, I'd let you do it all day... Jump-ins and random dp's. But when the time counts, I'ma punish you for it and you're gonna lose."

Overall, I need to use my tools better. Conditioning the opponent and adapting better is something I've been working on for a long time. It's going to be hard. Watching my matches during Cross Roads was too random for me (and too many situations where I was lucky). I don't want to be that kind of player.

Don't hesitate and be confident in you're decisions. Just try to not be so reliant on one plan (DP). Have many plans otherwise you will be categorized like I did when playing Crizzle.

Back to fundamentals for me...