By Cohen "Basty" Johnston
The Launceston practice tournament for Tassie Fighter Con 2 recently came to a close, with a round robin to top 8 event for Smash 4 Singles
1st. Gerald (Little Mac)
2nd. SS| Chins (Mario, Olimar)
3rd. Gand Laf (Link, Ganondorf)
Gerald’s first tournament win of the year was a good one, only dropping 3 games the entire tournament. Chins managed to get some good wins in bracket after losses to Paulacanad_ and Basty in the group stages. Gand Laf managed to get third as MaxKING had left, and beating Tezz game 5 in a Ganondorf vs Bowser match.
After Gerald’s solid form dropped off for a bit, Gerald needed to get some more wins to show he was still a threat. His win here, while without Trucks and Kharn, was a very impressive one and showed that he is still able to fight with the best of the best. Expect Gerald to place highly in the coming few tournaments before TFC2
Most Improved: SS | Basty
After a shocking performance last week, and an consistent low placings, Basty managed to bounce back with a solid 4th place finish. With my first win over Chins in a very long time( and nearly pulling it off again in a game 5 set), a game 3 set over Tezz and a 2-1 and a 2-0 over Paulacanad_, things are looking up. Expect high performances in the future
Gone Missing: Paulacanad_
Devenport’s best player had high hopes going into the tournament. A second place finish at MAICON 2016 gave the impression that Paula was going to have top placing performances whenever he next came to Launceston. However, after making it to the playoffs, he proceeded to lose a 2-1 set to Chins and a 2-0 set to Basty. His performance at future events more than likely won’t have as high of expectations now.