Closer look at Smash player NMEZEX

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  An Anthony West NMEZEX interview pro gamer in the Wii U Smash 4 game. He currently lives in California and competes in the west coast region. Zex is known as one of the best Shiek players in North America and that makes him a scary foe for almost anyone in the scene. The NME in his name stands for EnemyGG…

Leffen is not a God.

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Since the dawn of mankind, humanity has expressed itself in many different ways. In many societies throughout history, people expressed themselves through the concepts of religions and their gods, beings from another realm who don’t play by our rules. Some of these gods make their own rules and dictate humanity as a whole. Some of those creatures are benevolent, some…

The Big House 5: The quick, the strong, and the rest

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The Big House 5 match time analysis The best way to get insight into a player is to watch their matches.  You can really get a feel for how they play, how aggressive they are, how effective their attack choices are, who is defensive and who takes chances.  However, after watching a match, you can’t possibly comprehend all the minute…

The Big House 5 stat collection

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The Big House 5   Better late than never we’re back with some Smash 4 stats from The Big House 5!   Time to take a look at how ZeRo changed up some things with his loser’s bracket run and how play has changed in general since EVO and Paragon.       Character Wins   Character Games Won Percentage…

Paragon LA 2015 Stats Roundup

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Paragon LA 2015 Stat Roundup   The ZeRo-less tournament: The best of the rest       Stage Times Selected Percentage Smashville 14 35.9 Town and City 7 17.9 Battlefield 6 15.4 Final Destination 4 10.3 Lylat Cruise 2 5.1 Duck Hunt 2 5.1 Dreamland 2 5.1 Omega Jungle Hijinxs 1 2.6 Omega Gaur Plains 1 2.6     Once…

The Resurrection of the King: how M2K shut Leffen down and reclaimed his Melee throne at PAX

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Last week’s PAX Prime held the newest episode of a great Melee rivalry: the one between Jason “Mew2king” Zimmerman (abbreviated M2K) and William “Leffen” Hjelte. The last time they faced each other, at Super Smash Con, Leffen comfortably beat M2K in both the Winner’s Bracket Final and the Grand Finals (3-0 and 3-1 respectively). This time, however, Zimmerman wasn’t going…

EVO 2015 Statistics Series 3: Stat Dump and Wrap-up

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I started this series with the intention of collecting and analyzing a set of statistics.  After undertaking to collect these stats I realized that some of them are wonderful, providing glorious insight into players and the game itself, while others are near meaningless, filled with variables, and have little to offer.  Not wanting to bombard people with statistics with no…

EVO 2015 Statistics Series 2: Outliers, "Sports stats", and what stats mean

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In an effort to have a concrete basis for comparing players, I started an initiative to compile certain statistics on the top players, in order to compare and contrast them. While this proves fruitful for a great many defined things, this also leaves you with an abundance of data that only sort of works. Data that can’t particularly be specific…