It's like I'm hanging on to nothing
Hello Smogon Community, SPL already started, and I'm pretty much thrilled about the matchups we're soon going to get. This thread will be used to discuss anything BW OU-related, be it teams, trends, players or match-ups, so I hope you share your thoughts whether or not you're playing the tier in the tournament.
- Week 1 Match-ups:
[CRYO] Funkasaurus vs elodin [SCTR]
[CONG]LuckOverSkill vs dice [TYRN]
[SHRK] bluri vs McMeghan [TGRS]
[BIGS] Posho vs Jirachee [RAID]
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- Some thoughts and predictions:
SoulWind vs ZoroDark:
Without a doubt, this will be the highlight of the week, two really good and proven players whose style is rather aggresive, so we're in for a really good one if hax doesn't get in their way. In terms of teams, they usually stick to their own style, which is pretty solid, I'm not expecting anything too otherworldly however, except for a few tricks they will for sure have up their sleeves. The favored one here is most likely SoulWind, as he has a pretty vast knowledge about the metagame, and overall he's the more experienced, involved, consistent, whatever you want to call it player of the two, which in itself, doesn't suppose a huge threat for ZoroDark at all, since he's pretty skilled himself, so this could go really both ways.
Funkasaurus vs Elodin
I was actually expecting Elodin to be playing NU as he was having a good streak during Snake, but that wasn't the case and looks like he is back to the land of Sand and Rain. However it is not going to be a cakewalk as he's facing no other than Funkasaurus, whose presence hasn't been that prominent in the tournament scene, but he's for sure good, as shown in his overall WCoP record and the fact that even after many years without playing the tournament, he was able to pull a 3-0 record in this year's World Cup, showing no signs of rustiness. Elodin is also a pretty experienced BW player himself, so I'm expecting this to be a pretty close match.
LuckOverSkill vs dice
This is probably going to be my favorite match to watch, as both are pretty creative players, with a pretty unique style. They already battled in last year's SPL, but the match was not as good due to the presence of some hax, so I hope it doesn't happen again and we're able to spectate a decent one. Given the Power Rankings and the general opinion about these two players, dice is obviously favored here, and also we haven't seen Luck hold his own against other players in pretty much a while but he manages to perform decently either way, so don't count him out yet.
bluri vs McMeghan
This is an interesting one for sure here, bluri's BW team arsenal vs the McMemes. This is bluri's first SPL in which he will finally be able to prove whether he can hold his own against the best of the best, whereas McMeghan is pretty much a known veteran player, so it is expected that he will be able to find a way to adapt to bluri's common style throughout his preparation, which can result in a threat for the German player. I'm pretty thrilled about this matchup, as well as seeing bluri's overall perfomance through this tournament. Expect a pretty good match here.[/URL]
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