BladedSnake is a SoulCalibur (and Tekken) player from Philippines with strong reputation in the region and beyond. Among other placings, he won REV Major in 2019 and we were able to get spot of his staple Siegfried gameplay during SCWB SouthEast Asia exhibition, where he took 2nd place.
If you had to introduce yourself in three sentences to some SoulCalibur player who didn’t know you, what would you say?
- Hi, I’m BladedSnake. I’m a SoulCalibur and Tekken player from the Philippines!
- I also play other fighting games, LoL, RPGs and a few FPS games.
- I love Ramen and all sorts of noodles.
What is the origin or meaning of your nickname?
I was thinking up a “cool” name to represent my Tekken Tag 2 Team of Bryan Fury-Yoshimitsu, so i mixed Bryan’s snake theme moves and Yoshimitsu’s sword theme. Blades and snakes for everybody!
How did it happened you end up playing fighting games?
For fighting games, I really loved doing combos. When I performed my very first aerial rave in Marvel vs Street Fighter I was hooked. Competitively, I started in the arcades and tried to pull off the combos on people. Plus I kinda hated losing so i kept playing.
Who do you main in SC6 and why?
My main is Siegfried.
I wasn’t really interested on playing the game on release because the last SOUL game I played was SOULBLADE. But my friends were playing it during our TEKKEN sessions. I was going to pick Voldo but somebody already wanted to. So, to add diversity, I picked my SOULBLADE character, Siegfried.
What is your opinion regarding SC6?
I think the game is in a great spot right now. There is a fair balance between playing neutral, aggressive or defensive. You are also not punished
so much for making a mistake (not counting ring outs lol). With good practice and effort, any player can get into the game and have fun.
Also, I love the character creation but it could be better.
If you could change one single thing about SC6 what would that be?
Honestly, there’s a lot but the biggest problem I have with the game are characters with safe launchers. If we’re able to at least get a plus frame
punish on each of those I’d be happy.
What you consider to be your greatest SC6 achievement and why?
Winning REV Major 2019. It was a pretty big tournament locally and the competition was hot. I got to fight strong local players and there were a few foreign competitors as well. I wasn’t feeling confident coming to this event because I got demoted multiple times on ranked mode preparing for the tournament. Good thing I tried my best and didn’t mess up.
One other contender would be representing Philippines in SoulCalibur Without Borders where i got 2nd place. Just proud to put my country on the map 🙂
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Hard work can only get you so far on your own. But working hard with your local community lets you transcend the stage of history!