Continuing from my previous post. After finding this hidden underground community of players pursuing intense matches and registering for a nearby tournament held by them, I had no idea about what to expect. The tournament turned out to be nine or ten guys stuffed into a single room playing Brawl all day. There were a couple of players that were only slightly better than me, but for the most part I was beaten up pretty badly. All my “skills” amounted to pretty much nothing against other players with that same drive towards the game. Playing against CPUs and weak players most of the time had not prepared me for entirely new tactics like these. It was very fun, though, and I met a lot of people with various backgrounds, sharing the same interest towards a game that was not designed to be competitive.