I believe the proper notation here is considering it was a perfect
(There, that’s better. Can’t show weakness…)
“A brawl is surely brewing!”
Cuphead (SirHandsome) VS Quinn (Bob199)
THE RESULTS: (4-2)
Fake Checkmates…1 (forgot about creator and destroyer… luckily he didn’t have it!)
I can feel it. Almost to the top.
Leontes vs. @ThreeHeadedMonkey
Leontes wins, 4-2.
Some hero plays from 3HM in his two wins. I had a known FDB in hand and throughout the whole set I had been 100% aggro in DF; I think I played K, Throw in G1, and then K, K, Throw early on in G2. When I went into DF the third time, I didn’t think he’d let me raw FDB, so I backed off and tried to Dodge and got legit grabbed by an 8. I would have stolen that game had my FDB landed, excellent read.
In the vs. , I was actually winning for a majority of the match. I got him down to 19 and lost 100% of combats, and he clawed back to a victory. Very well played.
Brought out the fish and did fish things.
I’ve been doing pretty well stealing games from lately, lmao.
Xiba vs @Caralad
did many throws to counter Giant Grown. In the middle game changed into dragon form and attack many times and luckily had no block in hand at this moment. A risk move to use Final dragon buster (As as throw) and counter low speed throw so combo into another A to give huge damage. In the late game, hit back and let hp 8-6. So close but final dicision is Q vs throw so gg in the first round.
Almost no face card in hand and final hp is 5-28. J counter same speed J gg.
After losing one game, I thought which character I would choose to counter but my brain didn’t work that time so continue ! A long time match and 's TR didn’t give him more hp.
This game was so fast. take big damage at first and then it’s time. In dragon form did so much damage with three Ks! So lucky.
When came out I say damn. I don’t like this guy because lose many games against him (human control). I know his attack speed is fast so I choose block or dodge when in normal form and Q or dodge in dragon form and it works. After matck I know he has only face card and As in hand almost all time. So bad for zane!
Ggs mate. And thanks for watching @MR75. So I enter top 8 in SS V? It’s my first time to join the tournament. A good start always means something! Finally I would thank all you guys who played with me and taught me. I know it’s just beginning and a long hard way is ahead. I’m ready!
flagrantangles (Tellah) wins 4-1 vs @ArthurWynne (Eileen the Crow)
I had pretty good draws and that helps a lot. Collecting all 4 aces silently is PRUY GUD, especially when you get to combo into three of them from a 6 attack. That said, I got a good lead and then started bleeding it away with some wild throws. I managed to close it out but Arthur was doing work!
I was never quite able to get off the ground here. I almost got in but a joker stopped me dead in my tracks.
Did you know that doing a lot of damage off a combat win is really detrimental to characters who don’t have a lot of life?
Arthur pointed it out later, but I think I only lost a single combat in this round. Avoiding TPoS twice is really good for your health.
I had weirdly bad draws during this MU but was able to clutch it out. The power of spaghetti is real.
I had to bring back the #GwenMeta my friends.
“This match is going to get red hot!!”
Cuphead (SirHandsome) VS Max (mysticjuicer)
THE RESULTS: (4-3)
1 HP Comebacks… 0 (weird to have a full Gloria set with no comebacks)
Near-Instant Losses, Even with Two Jokers in Hand…1 (Midori wasn’t messing around)
Checkmates to End the Set…1 (shoulda been one turn earlier, but slipped up)
Bob199 : variable
[A stack of papers are sitting on the desk before ye. This photo was among them.]
Thanks, @Bob199! Good luck in the rest of the tournament!
Ye Oni is quite resilient, and ye other characters are quite polished, as well! In this match I discovered that there are many improvements I could make to my game, and I appreciate the lesson! I hope to play ye again sometime!
Rhetorical Q:When’s part six…?
enters Dragon Form
“I am awake.”
I thought I had reached the top, but there was more to ascend. Sixteen… seventeen… eighteen…
Leontes wins, 4-1.
I had Shax’s number throughout this set, and we had a long and satisfying Yomi discussion afterwards about my play and what I’ve been trying to do these last few months. Honestly it’s a lot of playing/watching actual fighting games and learning a lot of theoretical concepts from @MadKing that are helping me a lot. I won’t go into detail just yet, let’s see how high I can climb.
I got to play vs. again, and they were both dominant games. FDB and dQ are extremely oppressive, and if you can navigate the early game well enough, you have a decent hand and WAY more burst damage than he does. That’s actually the reason I vastly prefer over ; I don’t like nickle and diming my opponents with lots of face-card reveals. I’d rather be a grappler that plays undodgeable reversals that hit like a truck, or find ways to hit confirm aces against greedier opponents. You get a life lead in this matchup, then teh dagron bullies the bull.
The last game was an absolute heartbreaker. I was doing okay in the early game but Shax started picking me apart, landing a near lethal combo that set me to 5 HP but more importantly put him to 2 cards in hand. He had 25 left, and I had a hand of TTT; I powered it up for Aces as I needed a button to push that beats normal/throw.
I drew a Block, and slammed it down. His Crimson Passion was blocked, and I was alive for another turn.
Now 5 card hand against 3 card hand, I thought the following:
He will Throw my Blodge. If that’s the case, I can hit confirm my Aces from a 5 attack for exact lethal. I don’t think he has a Joker with that hand size.
Knowing that I could just play Aces, he might Dodge into lethal. This also seems reasonable from Shax, so my read on him is that he will Dodge or Throw. I COULD Throw to beat both sides of this, but there is still some % that he could Attack, so I’m firmly thinking I should Attack/Blodge at this point to beat that range.
I decide to play the thing that will win me the game if it connects (as Throwing his Dodge would not accomplish that, and neither will Dodging an attack).
I lay down the 5. He lays down… a 6?!
“dude please have the T” I say. “do you have a joker?!”
He throws down a 7*, desperately trying to draw for an answer.
“NOT LIKE THIS, NOOOOOO” I cry.
5 attack hit confirms for lethal into AA. He thought I would Throw, and he didn’t have a great attack to lead with, so he went with what he could. GGs, end of set.
Great games as always Shax. I will continue to try to be the most unreadable in the game.
flagrantangles wins 4-2 versus @Bob199
Bob had my number for these first two games and navigated pretty smoothly to the end where he murdered me. On the plus side, I had a perfect success rate with gold bursts and navigating the mixup after ace powerups.
It was a bit closer here but I sat on my aces and expected them to be respected too much. Classic me mistake.
Here I’m getting into the groove and I’m starting to feel out how Bob plays TD turns which is mostly DP. I navigate it okay and undercut one of them with Cycloid Revolution. The following one undoes me but my hand is delightful and I just use aces and TD until Valerie doesn’t have HP left.
I was a little flummoxed by this CP. I may not be super familiar with this matchup, but it’s never felt bad to me from the Geiger side. I don’t really think it’s strongly favored one way or another but I suppose Geiger does have to play pretty differently than usual. Anywho, I navigate this game pretty handily. I get thrown twice and hit with a Queen but otherwise am not guard crushed or FA’ed. Cycloid Revolution does WORK. Also, TD helps me find lethal through a joker in the form of a ballsy 5 poke into Time Spiral Hurricane.
Zane is a butt but Geiger has answers to meaties and can get a fair amount off a cross up. The early game was a bit rough. I kept trying to prevent being thrown and Bob was just attacking me. OOPS. Eventually I acquire aces and kings and just generally bully Zane until he dies.
We go to block city in the beginning and then I get a decent hand by powering up for Aces. I have a joker and 2 kings as well. So far as I’m concerned, I kinda have to offload this before it’s victimized by C&D. I get the knockdown with a callout throw which I combo into Flash Gear and then I crossup with a 3 into another Flash Gear. And then I go for the crossup 5 into nothing because I respect the facedown, which is, in fact, a joker. I power up for an ace and then put up TD. I lead with Time Spiral Hurricane and beat his throw. I then combo into J and another TSH for lethal. Having all 4 aces is quite potent.
GGs Bob199! The last time I played you I got STOMPED so I’m happy I was able to defeat you this time around.
Leading with not Quince is doing wonders for me not playing MU’s that make me want to die. Hehehe.
Fluff 4-1 @vengefulpickle
I lose one combat and yet still end at 1/3 hp.
I win no combats. Perfect averted due to Do as Told. 0% mirror winrate maintained.
Just run over her with amazing hands.
Troq threatens Beast Unleashed, I throw him three times in a row for lethal while at 50hp.
I chain 5 SotF turns to burst him down from full.
Cool, same Winners Finals as last year.
I approve of this post solely for use of the term “block city”.
It’s my preferred vacation spot! The summers are marvelous.
Yomi is a flat circle.
Just like planet Earth.
Feel like another all Gloria game?
Also, Winners was vs Iam. You were outhealed in semis.