k rein asked me to do a critique of the top 5 players in sg.
now, the following is purely my personal opinion.
to me, there’re really only 2 players who are “top”, so here are my critiques:
jovian: erm nothing much to critique actually… but perhaps it would be good to start sticking to a character and just working on him/her. after all, SBO doesn’t allow for character change. maybe when he’s run through the roster, he should find someone to stick to.
strengths: technically strong, is aware of frames and punishment, good movement, good yomi, good adaptability, patient
weaknesses: too much character changing
rein: i think he’s very good with nm, but imo, there are only so many things you can do with nm. bring all that ring awareness/positioning to a character like asta, and that’d be devastating. i also noticed that sometimes he risks too much to set up stuff.
strengths: good ring awareness/positioning, good yomi, good adaptability, interesting setups
weaknesses: nightmare has too many character weaknesses, ppl are getting used to his setups, takes too much damage sometimes to set up an RO/mixup, needs to punish more.
and that’s it! my 2 would-be SBO participants. let’s hope one of us in soul sg strikes toto, eh?