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Finally picked this up and it's been a blast. Pretty much exclusively played 2v2 with a friend so far but am planning on trying out ranked soon. I assume pro controller is the way to go for competitive? Motion is really fun but it definitely feels like I'm losing a lot of time on inputs
It seems there can be competitive players using motion controls:

https://youtu.be/-GTDDoM2o_k
https://youtu.be/zJkHMnvHerY
https://youtu.be/7nvJWHhit8Q?t=20m24s サンド, BLUE, Raygio use Motion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKoh2chgC3Y リーバルトルネード!, ネホソハホリ ninjara, ぼろんじ ninjara  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HicrvjOKvtw ナーチアリテイ・F5 (2:33) sen (24:50)
https://youtu.be/3nQN-u-rSFk (1:08:59) むらいしんじゃ Kid Cobra, エニグマちゃん_ŇT
https://youtu.be/Yf_161PnLYM (35:33) Blue うソダムしばり ミチノフソフソ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1HfTaXObHw

For example Purunga won the Tokyo Grand Prix and he is a Thumbs Up user and i would say he did so against high level rivals:

https://youtu.be/4jGTIoWWoU8?t=2h37m14s

Same goes for Junia:
https://youtu.be/egZPTd5hX7k?t=1h51m4s

The skill ceiling in ARMS gets a bit higher when using motion controls. Fighting games using the molds stablished by Street Fighter (2D) and Virtua Fighter (3D) tend to incorporate long string of inputs as a way to increase execution demands in high level play. Since these doesn't exist in ARMS as it has a more straight forward move set, the execution demand comes in the form of motion controls. Just imagine the amount of preasure in high level play that is required from a player that executes a more complex motion than just pressing a button.
 
Played a little last night, was good fun to be back into it (been a while) and pretty exciting to see an event. Only had time to reach rank 8 but will try some more tonight.
 
Here's the video for ARMS Japan Grand Prix Tournament:

https://youtu.be/tjk2vd8gFE4?t=2h18m

The ceremony for the finals starts at 2 hours 18 minutes. However, the previous part of the video is super interesting still, because it decides the last spot in the final bracket.

Before the finals, suggest looking at this fight of day 2:

https://youtu.be/tjk2vd8gFE4?t=55m

DNAMan vs Ninjara, it's a very special fight. Althought not the final fight of day 2 this fought would have probably decided the winner of that tournament.
 
This was a gathering organized by Youtuber "Porunga" (ポルンガ) with more than 200 members of the Japanese ARMS community of varied skill levels. More than a 100 matches were fought, with the highlight been the match between the Japan Grand Prix champion "Pega" against the DNAMan expert "Uron" (うろん). Here's a link to that fight at 09:54 minutes:

https://youtu.be/k5m7cABGuSQ?t=9h53m36s

The video is more than 10 hours long so there might be other encounters for ARMS followers that might capture their attention.
 
im sincerely glad someone enjoys these videos. Here are some compilations of interesting matches:

Cojora:

ARMS Japan Grand Prix Tokyo:

Uron:
Watched them all. Good stuff. Are these high level players? I saw second Min-Min in the first video, and AkiGames from the last video using Ram-rams. For myself, I find it difficult to win against competent people with auto targeting arms that you can't steer. Feel like it helps immensely to have Arms with good control, and/or area of effect, to best make reads and set up traps.

I'm not very knowledgeable about high level Arms play though. Maybe I just don't know how to properly use Ram-rams. Those two Ram-ram users from the vids lost their games. They tried making several punishes with a ram-ram, but the hits frequently failed to land. I'm not aware if there's a way to influence the arm to change it's trajectory in any way to try and catch an opponents evasive action.

Anyway, I'm very excited for the EVO ARMS tournament this weekened. Hoping to see some great matches! Gonna be cheering for my fellow Min-Min players.
 
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Watched them all. Good stuff. Are these high level players? I saw second Min-Min in the first video, and AkiGames from the last video using Ram-rams. For myself, I find it difficult to win against competent people with auto targeting arms that you can't steer. Feel like it helps immensely to have Arms with good control, and/or area of effect, to best make reads and set up traps.

Anyway, I'm very excited for the EVO ARMS tournament this weekened. Hoping to see some great matches! Gonna be cheering for my fellow Min-Min players.
Well i would say they are competent players. Don't know if you realized but the players in those videos are using the Thumbs Up Grip which is the Motion Controls method.

It's sort of a philosofical stance, ARMS is what it is because it was conceived from the goal to create a motion controlled fighting game, so it's purest from of play is when it's played in that way.

Talking about the fighters in those videos and EVO, out of them, Cojora reached top 8 and ranked 7th. He lost a very close match:


A shame since that 1 vascillation he made at the last moment could have end up in a sure victory... had he made 1 single punch.
 
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This is a pleasure because it's so rare and interesting:


i say is interesting not just because we can see 2 expereinced ARMS players having some good matches in an atypical way, but also what it means in terms of interfaces and videogame control methods.

It's kind of funny to think about that we basically have had 3Dimensional controllers since the Wii days yet the industry never did much with the concept. Seeing this applied to a very traditional genre such as fighting games and with good results it's kind of dream like.

Of course these days we have VR and the controls for these headsets took of were the Wii left of yet still there's nothing quite like ARMS in the sense that is applied to a very traditional genre like a fighter. Also the setup is a bit more flexible: no need to strap a mask to the face and the controls work with athletic gesturing or with subtle movements while maintaining precision in both scenarios.

Now all we need is all importatnt ARMS tournaments adopt a "Free" control bracket as well as a dedicated Thumbs Up Grip branch to properly show of the game.
 
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i think this is a very sweet video for a multitude of reasons:


It's a friendly gathering that took place ater Japan EVO featuring ARMS Players from Japan, Europe and America. It's quite interesting to see how wide is the age range of players in the competitive ARMS community.

Some nice matches, healthy atmosphere and overall good fun time to enjoy.
 
Another post EVO Japan video featuring friendly matches of a gathering of players that participated in the tournament:


i think it's worth the time to see these 3 matches, specially the last one. Good level play with Dr. Coyle, Twintelle, DNAMan and Kid Cobra.
 
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