First of all, who am I? I’ve been playing Smash since 64 and was active in the competitive community when Brawl released. I was a TO (Tournament Organizer) in college and also entered my fair share of tournaments, even winning one. Smash 4 released at about the time I got married and I decided to take a break from the scene. Now, with Ultimate’s release, I’ve found my passion for Smash rekindled and I have been attending tournaments, playing online, voraciously consuming Smash videos on YouTube and writing about all things Smash. I concede that I am not a pro-player, but this is not a guide on how to become a pro-player, this is a guide on how to level-up your Smash skill and accomplish your own personal goals in Smash and in life.