In Tweek’s most recent results, dating back to the latter half of 2017, there’s a distinct upshift in his overall placings. Since he first dabbled in the Bayo waters at The Big House 7, Tweek has gone on to win four major events with Bayonetta, including the supermajor this weekend: 2GG: Hyrule Saga.
In fact, Tweek’s switch is almost directly in response to Salem’s winning streak over his Cloud. Salem’s Bayonetta eliminated Tweek four times last year and since that time Tweek’s gone 2-0 in the mirror match up and beat him solidly. At Hyrule Saga, Tweek put on quite the performance, handily beating a number of strong opponents throughout the weekend.
With MKLeo bowing out early losing once on Saturday to Japanese Dedede player Zaki, and after managing to reach to reach top eight through the losers bracket, falling to Captain Zack’s Bayonetta in losers quarterfinals. The players who made it through had a rough time dealing with Tweek’s precise Bayonetta spacing.
It’s Tweek’s fourth win of the year, moving into first in the 2GG standings. He continues to improve and more importantly, consistently show up and play a strong game. The number one of the world is still very much up for grabs, and Tweek could be the next player to step into the limelight
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MKLeo entered the day as the prohibitive favorite to win the tournament among a crowded field of names, and the result is a disappointing effort against Japanese King Dedede main Zaki, sends him to fight out of the losers bracket. MKLeo starts in losers round two, and Zaki moves into a potential match up with California Fox main Charlie.
Zaki clearly had a feeling for how MKLeo wanted to approach with Cloud. The use of the ledge and double-jump with a fast fall neutral-air, maximizing King Dedede’s giant hitbox. The defensive play gave MKLeo issues in getting hits. Anytime MKLeo tried to get in it fed right into Zaki’s gameplan.
In similar fashion to other Japanese players (“T” the Link main), Zaki’s a low-tier main that uses his character unlike any player in the United States. Zaki makes King Dedede look fast by not wasting movement. The constant movement coming out his tough for opponents to handle, especially when his directional input is top notch. The crowd was on his side and he delivered a huge upset on day one.
Elegant and Stroder in Grand Finals
Elegant, the California-native Luigi main, teaming with Arizona’s Guillermo “Stroder” A. Martinez Jr., otherwise known as the US’s best Greeninja player. The synergy is evident when watching these two trade off blows and display a keen sense of spacing. With one match left to go, we’ll see if the pressure gets to them.
Wins over Kamememe and Abadango, Mr. R and NAKAT, amd a winners finals slam over Marss and Light. Impressive display of teamwork from one of the most unlikelist teams to reach this point, shocking the bracket and three stage wins away from a title.
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