SFAT kicked off his run with predictable 2-0 victories over Juan “Baja” Miranda and Danny “Snap” Abizeid. However, he faced greater opposition throughout the rest of his pools matches. SFAT managed to beat Thomas “Pappi” Perez 2-1 and John “KoDoRiN” Ko 3-2 in order to advance into top 8.
Though he had some last-game matches in pools, SFAT won his first top 8 sets much more convincingly. Neither Ben Strandmark nor Dawud “Aklo” Rahman managed to take a game off of him. SFAT concluded his I Dair You! run with a 3-2 victory over the West Coast’s highest-seeded player, Jeffrey “Axe” Williamson.
1st at I Dair You! ggs everyone.
Think I fixed some CPU issues too, so thank you to everyone in the chat for the help with that!
Teams tomorrow? 👀
— CLG SFAT (@SFAT) January 25, 2021
Other results from I Dair You! Melee Singles
Axe dipped into the losers bracket early after an unexpected loss to Derek “Aura” Olsen. However, Axe made a deep losers run that led him all the way to 2nd place. He eliminated Duncan “SDJ” Meara 3-0, Avery “Ginger” Wilson 3-2, and Ben 3-2 to reach top 4. From there, Axe had a smoother ride to Grand Finals, as he defeated KoDoRiN and Aklo without dropping a game.
Aklo’s run through pools included close but expected wins against Andrew “Unsure” Bisciglia and Travis “Travioli” Porter. However, the most significant part of his run came in Winners Quarters, where he upset Ginger in a five-game set. Aklo also defeated Aura 3-0 before finishing in 3rd place.
Finally beat my bracket demon, Ginger.
Went from getting 3 stocked game 1 to winning game 5 in a nail biter
Might not be a huge deal but it was super important to me, especially considering my struggle vs falco.
The support in my chat def helped my mentality.
Ty guys ❤️
— Brotherhood | Aklo (@ssbm_aklo) January 24, 2021
Aura had a phenomenal run through pools at I Dair You!, leading him to winners side of top 8. In addition to beating Steven “Blues Clues” Joseph 2-0, Aura upset Isaac “bobby big ballz” P. 2-1 and Axe 3-1. Ultimately, he lost to Aklo and KoDoRiN, finishing in 5th place.
Despite being two of the higher-seeded players at the tournament, Logan “LSD” Dunn and bobby big ballz both suffered upset losses and finished in 17th place. LSD lost to Ben and Unsure. Meanwhile, bobby big ballz lost to Aura and Simon “Spacepigeon” French.