Author: Z2G

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Nairo Defeats ZeRo at MLG

Team Liquid | Nairo defeats TSM | ZeRo at MLG’s World Championship in New Orleans, ending ZeRo’s undefeated tournament record. After a close 3-2 set in Nairo’s favor, Nairo reset the bracket to defeat both ZeRo’s Sheik and Diddy Kong 3-1. The final game was a two stock...

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The Big House 5 Smash 4 Top 32 Stats

Every Smash 4 major is better than the last. The Big House 5 was no exception.  The top 32 had the best loser’s bracket comeback in the history of Smash 4 and it ranks among the greatest loser’s bracket runs in Smash Bros history.  This was also the...

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The State of Sm4sh: August Edition

Welcome to the August edition of The State of Sm4sh. This past month of results has some surprising figures (Luigi Hype) and may be showing the rise of some underutilized characters in the Smash 4 meta game. As the goal of this series is to track changes in...

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Paragon 2015 Key Matchups

With ZeRo no longer going to Paragon, the gates to first place open up drastically. At every Smash 4 major so far, second place has been different each time. Dabuz placed second at Apex, Nairo at CEO, Mr. R at Evo, and ESAM at Super Smash Con. These...

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Play by Play in Depth Analysis: ESAM Vs Zero at Super Smash Con

This set is being called the greatest competitive set since Smash 4’s release. Before this game, no player had taken more than one game off ZeRo at a major, and at his last major, Evo, he didn’t drop a game. ESAM showed cracks in ZeRo’s undefeated armor and...

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The State of Sm4sh: July Edition

The State of Sm4sh is a series I started back in January looking at character usage and placement across a wide area of play. The goal of this series is to note changes in character use and ability to place highly over a long period of time as...

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Evo 2015 Top 32 Data

Evo 2015’s record breaking Smash 4 tournament is over. The top thirty two held some surprising, and some not so surprising results considering it was the 1.08/9 patch era. The statistics should help in forming future debates on character, stage and regional discussion in regards to Smash 4’s...

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Z2G’s Preferred Ruleset

We have released our conglomerate ruleset that we recommend for most tournaments to use. While it’s a strong ruleset, our individual rulesets and reasoning for them vary. Below are the areas that I disagree with with my full reasoning or rules on the recommended ruleset I wish to further...

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Sets to Watch Before Evo

The following sets all have important implications going into Evo. With over a thousand players going it’s impossible to get a 100% read on how current important matches will effect the results of Evo, but the four sets I’ve indicated here give a solid read on how players...