So as we gear up for the tournament in just a few days here lets take a look towards some storylines for SuperCon.
1. Mew2King vs. DEHF
With Mew2King coming off his first Brawl tournament in pretty much forever without a 1st place finish to show for it will he bounce back with a win? And what about the man himself, DEHF, he not only beat M2K at Apex but went on to win the tournament. Can he defend his title and post back to back wins heading into MLG Raleigh?
While 99% of smashers would be thrilled with a 5th place finish, AiB celebirty Ally is not one of those. Its a finish below his normal standards and this is a guy who takes loses pretty hard. Will he bring it back with a force in Colorado?
3. How will the bonus money for using only mid tier characters down impact the tournament?
There has never been a smash tournament that has put bonus money into the pot trying to throw the mid tiers down a bone. Taking the players that rocked the characters that were not at the peak of the tier list and tried to reward them for their efforts. But how will it impact things? Might you see Ally playing Falcon or other top players use this as an occasion to break out their lower tiered characters? Will the old guard of tried and true real lower tier mains represent and have one of their own take down the bonus? I know Hug's samus will have his eye on the prize for Melee, but with other strong players playing characters like Gannon and Luigi we will see if he can. And Axe certainly has his eye on it for Brawl. How will it all go down? Only time will tell.
*For the Record you may switch within this group, but if at any time in singles you use a character not on this list you become ineligible.*
Samus, Dr. Mario, Ganondorf, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Mario
Link, Pikachu, Young Link, Roy, Zelda, Game and Watch
Ness, Yoshi, Bowser, Mewtwo, Kirby, Pichu
Pit, Toon Link, ZSS, Kirby, ROB, DK, Peach, Fox, Luigi, Wolf, Sheik, Pokemon Trainer, Sonic, Ness, Bowser
Lucas, Ike, Yoshi, Mario, Falcon, Samus, Jigglypuff, Zelda, Link, Gannon
4. What is the Melee Tournament going to look like and how is the evolution of the metagame going to be on display?
Last, but certainly not least, is Melee. Its incredibly interesting to see the Melee scene and metagame continue to evolve and progress this far into the games life cycle. And especially coming off a massive tournament the week before where I am sure everyone got loads of smash in, how will this be on display at Supercon? Will big names represent? Will it impact character choices? Will we see some progression in play styles?
Its all going down in Denver Colorado August 13th-14th, with the AiB BBQ/Pool hang-out on Sunday the 15th.