J-Wittz’s Live Match Coverage: Top 2 Rantoul, IL Battle Road

Hey everybody, it’s J-Wittz here! Since I’m still learning the ins and outs of my new software, I thought I’d do something different for once! What I’ve put together is live commentary across 3 top cut matches that I played at my last Battle Road. Combined with the commentary explaining most of the moves of the game, they should be a great resource for anybody looking into the more complicated aspects of a match. This is my first time doing anything like this, so there’s room for improvement, but let me know what you guys think! Have a great week,

-Josh/J-Wittz

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Reader Interactions

38 replies

  1. Anonymous

    Set Picture is so much better on those Garchomps. That is all :)

    • Anonymous  β†’ Red

      I still have cards for sablock, Luxchomp (one luxray didn’t sell), vilegar, machamp, gyarados, and a few others. I just don’t have cards to have more than one deck built at once now. Next format I should still have plenty to work with, and I’m getting a box of Triumphant for my birthday. I’ll be just fine : )

  2. Kenny Wisdom

    Really enjoyed the video.

    In the future I’d also like to see live action videos, if possible. Just record and then upload it to YouTube, maybe with some annotations or something?

    Good stuff man.

  3. Matthew Tidman

    I made this comment on the YouTube page for the third one, but I absolutely love seeing live action games and wish it were something that Pokemon would pursue for major events. I would love to see anything Nats or higher with the top cuts posted. I wouldn’t really lobby to see other tournaments, though, because while I appreciate transparency in deck building I understand that for some players it’s important to not let opponents see exactly what they’re running in order to maintain that edge.

    @JWittz: What was your camera setup for the match? I thought the 3/4 perspective was pretty good, though the glare was annoying. I’d love to find a way to suspend a camera from the ceiling for games I played.

    • Anonymous  β†’ Matthew

      we just screwed my flip video into a standard tripod standing over the game and angled it downward. This is only the second time we’ve ever done this before, and I’ll definitely look to see if glare is a potential issue in the future

    • Anonymous  β†’ Matthew

      we just screwed my flip video into a standard tripod standing over the game and angled it downward. This is only the second time we’ve ever done this before, and I’ll definitely look to see if glare is a potential issue in the future

  4. Clinton Chan

    Man I would’ve scooped that game as soon as that Chatot G hit the table, no reason that game should have dragged on for 30min in that matchup. Also nice to see you join the all foil SP deck club Josh.

    • Anonymous  β†’ Clinton

      This one actually wasn’t all foil (it is now though : P). I built it at 11:00 pm the night before the tournament, so I didn’t make all the swaps from my all-reverse luxchomp yet. I’ll see you at cities at the top tables : )

  5. Mason

    i couldnt wait till u made a new viid!!!!!!!! im so happy u got ur computorr!!!!!!!!

  6. Profile Deleted

    Some of the j-wittz stuff I enjoyed the most. Really like to watch matches.

  7. Profile Deleted

    Some of the j-wittz stuff I enjoyed the most. Really like to watch matches.

  8. Zachary Slater

    That playmat is so freaking awesome, does your friend accept requests?
    Also, do you play 1 or 2 Q in your Sabelock? I was thinking about 2 since Smeargle and Sableye seem to be pretty abusable cards now, and also in case I ever start with Azelf/One Q is prized.

    • Anonymous  β†’ Zachary

      He just prints mats, you have to get them designed or design them yourself. I just stick to 1 unown Q–I could never get myself to run 2 because Q starts are the devil

      • Zachary Slater  β†’ Anonymous

        Yeah, that’s probably the smarter option. I really wanna run Sablelock for cities, but with so much Machamp and Gyrados in my area sprouting up, I don’t think it’s the right move. If I do, I’ll be sure to tech in BDH instead of Blaziken FB X.

      • Zachary Slater  β†’ Anonymous

        Yeah, that’s probably the smarter option. I really wanna run Sablelock for cities, but with so much Machamp and Gyrados in my area sprouting up, I don’t think it’s the right move. If I do, I’ll be sure to tech in BDH instead of Blaziken FB X.

  9. Collan Baker

    Videos were awesome…just one thing; why…why must everyone use their double colorless to tap their opponents pokemon that they are Dragon rushing?? just say who you’re hitting

        • Collan Baker  β†’ Martin

          How is it convenient to stretch your arm across the table and annoyingly tap someone else’s cards?

          My general rule is; if it’s not your stuff (dice, cards, etc.) don’t touch without permission…unless it’s something like a simple cut.

        • Anonymous  β†’ Collan

          I don’t think I ever physically “tap” the cards unless it’s somebody I know really well. Actually, I’m positive I don’t. I think me and Carver do it here because we’ve just been playtesting it that way.

          For people who have the compulsive motion and can’t control it anymore–just point your cards in the direction of the guy you want to dragon rush, but never touch the cards themselves

  10. Jacob Swiney

    I’m not gonna lie, I absolutely Love watching matches like this. Especially against the best players. I wish they all did something as good as this, J-Wittz. Can’t wait to see more later on!

  11. Joshua Hall

    This is the kind of material that is excellent for anyone playing the game, especially beginners. You can write all day about strategies and how to play, but being able to see everything in person, along with commentary, is that much better.

    I understand the confidentiality some people hold about their decklists at tournaments, but they should do something like this on a big screen at States, Regionals, and Nationals. I’m sure many more people would stay for the whole tournament if they could watch the final match played out for all to see.

  12. Ryan

    The live action really lets you know how a deck works…No one in my area really plays Chenlock or any other form of it, so these videos are very informative. People can explain a strategy over a forum, but live action lets us see dynamic strategy for match-ups and the like. Keep up the quality stuff!

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