Felt like doing a big write up for many of the players to look out for that will likely be attending SA's SXC Major. Feel free to point out any threats I have left off as my knowledge of interstate players is limited beyond those who have played in interstate competition.
See first page first post for giant wall of text. Bijou
shoutouts to bijou for getting every top 8 player in his analysis!
Did an updated version of Bijou's post, the VIC section was the easiest to do.
Jaice Best rank: #1 in QLD (equal 1st) Current Rank: #1 in QLD (equal 1st) Best result: 1st / 44 Best character(s): Rosalina & Luma Notable wins: Jezmo, Skry (Apollo), Archaze, Fool, Luminescent, Shitashi Previous major results: None
Considered the best Rosalina in Australia by many and one of Queensland’s top players he is expected to go deep in this major. Has not travelled interstate for a tournament to my knowledge so it will be interesting to see where he stands. The only one in his home state that can touch him is Jezmo.
Jezmo Best Rank: #1 in QLD (outright) Current Rank: #1 in QLD (equal 1st) Best Result: 1st / 53 Best character(s): Diddy, Captain Falcon, Pikachu, Luigi Notable wins: Jaice, Skry (Apollo), Archaze, Fool, Luminescent, Shitashi Previous major results: None
A favourite for many to win the entire tournament; considered to be the best player in the whole country right now by some (although it is hard to say how good he really is due to not leaving QLD yet). His skill at the game is incredible high and he can pick up pretty much any character in the roster and be tough with them. Diddy is probably his ‘best’ character, but can change to any other and be just as devastating.
Kira Best Rank: #2 in NSW Current Rank: #2 in NSW Best Result: 1st / 32 Best character(s): Zero Suit Samus, Rosalina Notable wins: M, RandySavage, Waveguider, Jei, Atilla, V, Extra, Ignis, JonCheee Previous major results: 1st at DI Another Day, 3rd Town & Sydney, 5th BAM
Has a very good track record in previous major events. Her Zero Suit is one of the most dangerous in the country and also has a good Roslina to fall back on if she needs a match up change. Her performance in Perth was especially good; however she did end up with an amazing bracket run after some other top threats got knocked out in upsets. If things fall her way she can easily take this event.
M (Ricky) Best Rank: #3 in NSW Current Rank: #3 in NSW Best Result: 1st / 40 Best character(s): Palutena, Sonic Notable wins: RandySavage, Scarpian, Ateyo, Ignis, Xettman, Dean, Previous major results: 2nd DI Another Day, 5th Town & Sydney, 13th at BAM
Hands down the best Palutena in Australia, though can swap to Sonic if he needs to. For those who don’t have a lot of Palutena experience he will be an extremely tough opponent, but even for those who know how to play him he is still very solid.
Atyeo Best Rank: None Current Rank: None Best Result: 1st / 16 Best character(s): Fox Notable wins: RandySavage, Scarpian, Atilla, V, Tibs, Dean Previous major results: 2nd at BAM, 7th Town & Sydney
Had a fantastic run during BAM, providing one of the most exciting Smash 4 grand final matches ever against V. Many would consider him to be the best Fox main in Australia. Will be a big threat if he comes psyched up.
Waveguider Best Rank: #1 in ACT Current Rank: #1 in ACT Best Result: 1st / 57 Best character(s): Wii Fit Trainer Notable wins: Skry (Apollo), Ateyo, M, Kira, Ignis, Extra, Shaya, Ghostbone, Rhyno Previous major results: 1st at Town & Sydney, 5th at BAM
Unconfirmed if he will be attending or not, but if he does he will be a red hot favourite to go all the way and win a trip to compete in the USA. Considered one of the top players in the country, he is an absolute beast at the game and the best Wii Fit Trainer in Australia if not the world.
Ghostbone Best Rank: #1 in SA Current Rank: #1 in SA Best Result: 1st / 56 Best character(s): Metaknight, Diddy, Sheik Notable wins: Nikes, Boozer, Tibs Previous major results: 9th at BAM
One of the players that SA are counting on to get a result for them in their own state. Has vastly improved since his BAM performance and has been dominating the SA scene for the last 6 months. Could be a contender to take out 1st place especially with a home ground advantage.
Nikes Best Rank: #2 in SA Current Rank: #2 in SA Best Result: 1st / 30 Best character(s): Yoshi Notable wins: Empire, Brush, Con, Extra Previous major results: 17th at BAM
Hyped early as a strong player of note after his performance during Miles Warehouse 2, he has remained a very solid player going forward and is considered one of the best Yoshi players in Australia. Would have likely been dominating his scene if not for Ghostbone who seems to have his measure for now. With so many strong players entering this tournament he may escape from Ghostbone’s hold and run rampant against the interstate threats coming in. Can potentially win the whole tournament if things fall into place for him.