Regaining your composure during a close set is one of the hardest things to do at the highest level of competition. With all eyes on you–with money and prestige on the line–coming back from that mental brink can be almost impossible. In the latest episode from Last Stock Legends, the crew document the case of how putting on headphones and immersing yourself in an album can leave you jamming your way to victory.
The set in question is the Losers’ Finals of The Big House 3, where Super Smash Bros. Melee gods Hungrybox and PPMD battled for third place and their relative positions within the Melee pantheon. It was a southern showdown that had played out over several events, with Hungrybox taking the initial wins until PPMD finally cracked the Jigglypuff/Falco match-up, resulting in a series of wins for the doctor. So, with a convincing loss in game 1 of Losers’ Finals, Hungrybox was at the precipice of this mental break.
Delving into his pocket, he pulled out his headphones, whacked on “Yeezus” by Kanye West and the rest is now history. Delivered from the perspective of Hungrybox, as well as from commentators Scar and Toph, the three recount the rest of this historic set and how heavily amping yourself up can effect both you and your opponent’s performance over the course of a long set.
Source: Last Stock Legends