Category Archives: Tournament Announcement

Konoha Seishin – amiibo Tournament Announcement

Konoha Seishin is a reoccurring Spirits tournament with multiple stages, held on March 1st and streamed on my personal twitch. This tournament will begin with all amiibo split into 8 groups for a round-robin. The top 2 of each group, 16 amiibo, will move on to a Swiss stage. After the Swiss stage, we will finish off with the top 8 moving on to a standard double elimination bracket.

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Metagames are hard to solve

“Torture the data, and it will confess to anything.” –Ronald Coase, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics

D.A.T.A.S.T.R.E.A.M. #01 began with the idea that we were trying to see if we could find a solution to how strong the Super Armor and Slow Super Armor secondary Spirits seem to be in the early Spirits meta. However, as the above quote demonstrates, we have to be careful with how we analyze the data as, how we cut it up can paint very different pictures.

Come with me on a journey as we look at the results of D.A.T.A.S.T.R.E.A.M. #01 and see what we can learn. The data is, indeed, instructive, but it is far from definitive.

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The method to the madness

“‘Data! Data! Data!’ he cried impatiently. ‘I can’t make bricks without clay.'” -Sherlock Holmes in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

This is one of my favorite quotes in the Sherlock Holmes library because it perfectly encapsulates what makes him a good detective. He waits for data to make his judgement and he’s amazing at analyzing that data dispassionately. Once he’s looked at that data, he then amends any previous conclusion he’s held based on the new evidence without any angst over having to change his mind.

Humans, by our nature, are kind of terrible at waiting for data to come in, analyzing it dispassionately, and changing our minds from our initial conclusions. This is why the scientific method was developed and I’m going to discuss how YOU can apply it to your Amiibo training and how we as a community can apply it to the metagame overall.

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Make like a pretzel and get S.A.L.T.I…. again!

Those who participated in the Seasonal Amiibo League Team Invitational’s first season learned two things:

  1. Planning for doubles is different than planning for a 1-on-1 match
  2. Splice really works hard to make his acronyms spell stuff. Too hard

Well, we may be entering the new, Ultimate meta but those two items are still true! So, if you’re interested in learning about the strange world of Amiibo doubles, why don’t you just keep on reading and find out how to enter S.A.L.T.I.- Season 02!
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Squad Strike amiibo Tournament (Entries Open)

We’ve got a new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament approaching! We host our tournaments online, and if you don’t know how to participate in those, check out our guide. Here’s all the rules and details you’ll need to know.

  • Send in 3 amiibo for a Squad Strike tournament. All characters allowed.
  • Hosted on December 14th. Entries due the night before. Send .bin files to dominicforte123@gmail.com.
  • Vanilla amiibo only! No spirits, equipment, or special effects.
  • Stages will be random Battlefield form.
  • No Final Smash Meter, Items, or Rage.
  • Double elimination rules.

The tournament will be streamed here. This is one of the first Smash Ultimate amiibo tournaments (and the first Squad Strike tourney), so be sure to enter! Please note that this isn’t an “official” Amiibo Dojo tournament: we’ll have one of those coming up really soon!