After competing at the Redbull Proving Grounds Street Fighter V tournament at Ignite gaming lounge, there are some things I’ve learned about myself as a player and what I need to work on for the next competition.
I’ve gotten compliments on my Cammy and also got some advice about how to better use her when it comes to gameplay. Cammy is a close combat character who doesn’t have projectiles to hit opponents from afar, so I have to work my way in to get in some decent combos. However, there are characters that make it hard to do so.
I have a hard time fighting against Dhalsim, Balrog, and Alex, but some of the guys who main these characters told me there are ways to beat these characters with such a fast pace character. I was told to be more patient and just wait for the right time to jump in and put the pressure on the character.
Another thing that I’ve been working on is to have two or three good combos to recycle. Playing online and in the tournament, some fighters would do the same thing over and over because the opponent wouldn’t expect multiple throws or headbutts. I have since practiced the same combos to drill them in my head, including some hidden tricks that I won’t dish out. You’ll just have to play me to find out.
I have also been working on another go-to character to play with. In tournaments, I can’t be a one character player, even though I believe in character loyalty. I am training Abigail and I feel he is ready for the next meet.
Come out to the next Redbull Proving Grounds tournament in Chicago in October to see if you can beat me and move up the ranks. I and my characters will be ready.
Photo credit: Shoryuken.com