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iBDW comments on the evolution of the Fox matchup in Super Smash Bros. Melee

Smash Summit Nine is well underway, pitting most of the best Super Smash Bros. Melee in the world against each other in very small brackets, which is usually where viewers get to see some of the most high-level play for each character in the game. 

However, after losing to losing a match against Zain Naghmi’s Marth, Cody “iBDW” Schwab brought up the fact that there are matchups in the nearly two-decade-old game that are still evolving at a rapid pace. 

Zain has become the best Marth player in the world and is turning matchups that are usually considered neutral or even bad for his character into winnable games purely based on how hard he practices against them. After that specific loss in pools where Zain lost a close game one and then proceeded to 3-1 iBDW in progressively more one-sided games, the Fox player talked about his thoughts on the matchup. 

“I just don’t think it’s worth it,” iBDW said. “I think I need to pick up another character for it. It’s not worth it to keep doing it [the matchup.]”

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