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Two experienced competitive Super Smash Bros. players analyze and break down the unspoken psychological framework of the competitive scene.

Two experienced competitive Super Smash Bros. players analyze and break down the unspoken psychological framework of the competitive scene.
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United States

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Two experienced competitive Super Smash Bros. players analyze and break down the unspoken psychological framework of the competitive scene.

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English


Episodes

3-6: Tilt

5/24/2019
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This week, our fearless duo talk about what tilt is, what causes it, and how we can address it to evolve into better versions of ourselves. However, when they get to talking about getting through tilt as a competitor, tensions arise as AV and Peon disagree on a pivotal talking point.

Duration:01:20:50

3-5: The Traveler

5/10/2019
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Join AV and Peon on their journey in breaking down the experience of traveling to other regions! Along the way, they highlight the pros and cons of competitive environments, the variety of regional subcultures, and the Prometheus principle. What's that?

Duration:01:15:43

3-4: Crossing the Plateau

5/3/2019
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As we move past the early days of Smash Ultimate, AV and Peon approach the concept of the dreaded plateau. In this episode, they talk about figuring out whether you're in one, learning how to move past them, and avoiding them in the future.

Duration:01:02:37

3-3: The "Low" Tier Hero ft. Maister

4/25/2019
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This week, we are joined by Maister, one of Mexico's best players and the best Game & Watch player in the world. He joins AV and Peon to talk about pushing the metagame of an unpopular character, staying positive through adversity, and proving to the world that tiers are meant to be broken.

Duration:01:08:43

3-2: Patch 3.0 and Joker

4/18/2019
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Nintendo pulls a fast one on AV and Peon, releasing the patch with almost no warning! In this episode, the duo goes over their first impressions of Joker, balance changes, new content, and the patch's overall implications for Smash Ultimate's future.

Duration:01:20:27

3-1: Smashing Tournament Nerves ft. PhD Louie

4/11/2019
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In the season 3 premiere, AV and Peon discuss mental health with PhD Louie, a veteran of the Smash scene and studied academic. Dr. Louie goes into depth about how to calm tournament nerves and offers many practical solutions to some of the most difficult parts of playing the game competitively.

Duration:01:21:33

2-15: The State of the Ultimate Address

3/29/2019
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In true finale fashion, AV and Peon take on addressing the Smash community about the developments in the first quarter of Smash Ultimate. Join them as they talk about how characters, players, and techniques have developed, in addition to some of the things they have been thinking about lately.

Duration:01:19:07

2-14: Victory

3/21/2019
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This week, AV and Peon talk about what victories mean for your progress as a competitor, how to go about contextualizing them, and what to do when you think you've won it all.

Duration:01:07:46

2-13: Community Building

3/14/2019
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In another solo mission, AV provides insight into how his dedication for serving the community supplied the motivation for creating a Smash Bros. podcast. Through the narrative, he takes us through his growth as a leader in the Smash community, giving some important perspective on what it takes to raise a community from the ground up.

Duration:00:39:10

2-12: The Ultimate Summit

3/7/2019
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The very first Smash Ultimate Summit is happening this weekend! AV and Peon discuss the history of Summit, their expectations for the event, and what it means for competitive Smash Ultimate.

Duration:01:10:10

2-11: The Pursuit of Happiness

2/28/2019
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This week, Peon flies solo, questioning whether or not it's healthy to look for fulfillment outside of traditional day to day life. In this fireside chat, we learn about his struggles, why we look for meaning outside of our main occupation, and how Beyond the Metagame came to be.

Duration:00:44:11

2-10: Fundamentals

2/22/2019
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AV and Peon host a crash course on the mystical concept of fundamentals to give you a clear path on what they are and how to improve them.

Duration:00:53:28

2-9: Ego Trip

2/14/2019
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Is ego affecting your ability to improve at Smash? AV and Peon get to the bottom of how an unchecked ego can hinder growth in all areas of the Smash community.

Duration:01:04:56

2-8: Genesis Stories and Ultimate 2.0

2/7/2019
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This week, AV and Peon retell their Genesis stories, discuss about what they took away from the experience, and break down what the recent patch means for you as a player and competitor.

Duration:01:12:27

2-7: The Unbreakable Mind ft. Sports Psychologist Steve

1/31/2019
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This week we are joined by Sports Psychologist Steve, an industry professional known for his ability to connect his foundations in applied psychology with his gaming domain knowledge. In true BTM fashion, AV and Peon pick his brain to formulate the ultimate mentality.

Duration:01:29:13

2-6: Progress Check

1/24/2019
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AV and Peon take a step back to acknowledge their progress as Ultimate competitors, wrangling with their biggest roadblocks to improving before Genesis 6.

Duration:00:56:48

2-5: Character Crisis

1/17/2019
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This week, AV becomes Peon's psychiatrist, talking him through his character crisis. Through this journey, they provide the framework for choosing a main and what should motivate this incredibly critical decision.

Duration:00:59:25

2-B1: The Crossover Episode ft. The Smash Bros. Cast

1/15/2019
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What's this, a crossover episode? Enjoy our rebroadcast of our appearance on the Smash Bros. Cast where we talk with N64Josh and NightCrawlr about jumping into the competitive scene.

Duration:01:23:30

2-4: Elite Smash and You

1/3/2019
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Does Elite Smash or GSP matter? AV and Peon explore this topic in this week's episode to figure out the things we can take away from this controversial Smash Ultimate feature.

Duration:01:09:28

2-3: The Comfort Zone

12/28/2018
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This week, AV and Peon explore their personal comfort zones to learn about their origins, how to break out of them, and how to apply these strategies as a person and player.

Duration:01:09:07