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Cashual

PSN: Cansuela
Counterpicks Alien.

Alien player clearly has a better understanding of the match.

Alien still gets hate.

okay

This is so true man. Alien is really, really fucking good and yes I think he needs some adjustments.

However, this idea that Dragon is trash and is totally carried by the character is total bullshit. Dragon baits all kinds of shit, converts every AA into damage (yeah yeah I know Alien has a great AA game, but still) and grinds matchups. Dragon does his homework, makes good reads and picks up on tendencies, has great reactions and conversions and manages resources really well. Time to stop underselling him and upplaying Alien.
 

Tweedy

Noob
This is so true man. Alien is really, really fucking good and yes I think he needs some adjustments.

However, this idea that Dragon is trash and is totally carried by the character is total bullshit. Dragon baits all kinds of shit, converts every AA into damage (yeah yeah I know Alien has a great AA game, but still) and grinds matchups. Dragon does his homework, makes good reads and picks up on tendencies, has great reactions and conversions and manages resources really well. Time to stop underselling him and upplaying Alien.
yeah

It's not like Sonic and Dragon weren't getting top 2 with Cassie and Tanya.

Elite picked a hard match for Tarkatan(whether you believe it's 5-5, 6-4 or whatever), and got outplayed, period.

There's no one causing ridiculous upsets because of Alien.
 

omooba

fear the moobs
elite was hype as fuuuuuck ma god loved every minute. someone should compile all his matches in the tournament
This is so true man. Alien is really, really fucking good and yes I think he needs some adjustments.

However, this idea that Dragon is trash and is totally carried by the character is total bullshit. Dragon baits all kinds of shit, converts every AA into damage (yeah yeah I know Alien has a great AA game, but still) and grinds matchups. Dragon does his homework, makes good reads and picks up on tendencies, has great reactions and conversions and manages resources really well. Time to stop underselling him and upplaying Alien.
hopefully it'll stop after the nerf
 

Saltea Moonspell

"And the mustard, is off the Hotdog" TB.
Just to be clear, I have nothing against Fox or Dragon, both are talented players. Regardless the skill You play to win. Alien is what it is and if nothing changes that's how most tournaments will end. It's not bad thing but it's just ugly.
 

Saltea Moonspell

"And the mustard, is off the Hotdog" TB.
Dragon does his homework, makes good reads and picks up on tendencies, has great reactions and conversions and manages resources really well. Time to stop underselling him and upplaying Alien.
From what I see people are not taking anything away from Dragon. And nobody is upplaying Alien. Alien dose carry player and there is no reason to hide that fact. Dragon is young talented player but will he remain an Alien player after the normalization...will the love for the Rekkas be strong enough to hold the bond ? I hope it will.

@FOREVER EL1TE

From what I saw the mu Flamefist vs Alien is almost even. However because of the Alien specifics and moves properties its hard to punish so You really have to be on point with everything and outplay your opponent in order to win.
 

Colest

Mid-Tier 'Mancer Main
I'm calling bullshit. You must've only watched GFs. This was an incredible Top 8, if you don't agree you're blind. Yes, Acidic vs. Tarkatan, particularly between Fox and Dragon, which we've seen a lot, isn't exactly the hypest set, but there's a lot more to the story than that set.

In the first four games of Top 8 we saw 8 DIFFERENT VARIATIONS. Top 8 saw Ethereal, Dualist, Acidic, Tarkatan, Sun God, Mystic, Shirai Ryu, Dragon's Fire, Flame Fist, Dragon Naginata, Ravenous, Slasher, Spectral, and I believe I'm leaving something out.
Hey that's, like, your opinion man. Shirai Ryu and Mystic are regulars in top 8 so watching them do their thing has lost its allure. Watching Saltface get robbed round after round was the only other memorable thing from this top 8 other than Forever Elite. I'm not a Smash or Marvel player so I don't watch matches for the story.

EDIT: Admittedly I did miss the SylverRye match and he's always hype to watch but it doesn't detract from my opinion that I've seen enough Alien, Takeda, Mileena, and Ermac (and Sonya) in top 8 these last several months to kill my interest. I didn't think it was any secret that MKXL has become the game where pools and top 32/16 is where to find the hype.
 
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SylverRye

Official Loop Kang Main
Congrats elite for playing well under extreme conditions, unlike me lol. Your dualist was amazing. Now, about top 8, elite vs iluusions imo was the most hype set, but almost every single match was hype. We had sf players coming to watch us, full seats with people having to stand, and people screaming and cheering. So no not all of the top 8 was sleeper.

About alien, literally everyone started to complain when alien was picked, casuals, pros, inbetween, it didnt matter. Sonic got booed when he won (which was disrespectful) and he got on the mic to say "i had to use him for that mu, atleast i gave u interesting matches). Thats sad. That character imo is the embodiment of anti hype and it turns everyone off when shes picked. Nrs need to get their dlc balancing under control. First tanya getting booed, now alien.

Unlike others, i dont bash dragon. He sidnt make alien, but nrs need to get this shit under control, its not a good look.
 

LeftOverShark

Tick Throw Specialist
Congrats elite for playing well under extreme conditions, unlike me lol. Your dualist was amazing. Now, about top 8, elite vs iluusions imo was the most hype set, but almost every single match was hype. We had sf players coming to watch us, full seats with people having to stand, and people screaming and cheering. So no not all of the top 8 was sleeper.

About alien, literally everyone started to complain when alien was picked, casuals, pros, inbetween, it didnt matter. Sonic got booed when he won (which was disrespectful) and he got on the mic to say "i had to use him for that mu, atleast i gave u interesting matches). Thats sad. That character imo is the embodiment of anti hype and it turns everyone off when shes picked. Nrs need to get their dlc balancing under control. First tanya getting booed, now alien.

Unlike others, i dont bash dragon. He sidnt make alien, but nrs need to get this shit under control, its not a good look.
Agree, it kind of sucked the hype out of everything. With that being said this tournament has been the most hype tournament I have seen in awhile. So many upsets and a little bit more variety in top 8. Good stuff to all and to Elite!
 
always block low vs Goro.

ALWAYS.

Good stuff man. It would be interesting to record a set vs you elite if you are interested in that.
Yeah we can play a set, I have the mu down with flame fist as I don't like the mu with dualist.
I probably won't play mkx seriously for like a good week or two/three but I'll hit you up when I'm ready.
 

Alright RyRy

Florida Kombat
Premium Supporter
Yeah we can play a set, I have the mu down with flame fist as I don't like the mu with dualist.
I probably won't play mkx seriously for like a good week or two/three but I'll hit you up when I'm ready.
yeah, I understand that FF bodies Goro. I have never played a dualist so it would be interesting. But whenever you are ready just message me.