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Two experienced competitive Super Smash Bros. players analyze and break down the unspoken psychological framework of the competitive scene.

Beyond the Metagame: A Smash Bros. Podcast Abhi Vaidyanatha, Dane Hartog

    • Video Games
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Two experienced competitive Super Smash Bros. players analyze and break down the unspoken psychological framework of the competitive scene.

    6-1: Some Guy Named Steve

    6-1: Some Guy Named Steve

    AV and Peon wake up from their collective fever dream and realize that Steve from Minecraft has in fact been confirmed for Smash. Suspending their disbelief, they address this wild addition to the already stacked roster.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    5-16: The Art of Confidence ft. Coach Zeke

    5-16: The Art of Confidence ft. Coach Zeke

    Coach Zeke, the legendary coach behind many top players' rise to prominence, comes on the show to teach AV and Peon a thing or two. Listen to the trifecta talk about the journey from expert to master, key aspects holding your play back mentally, and how to approach re-contextualizing coping mechanisms.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    5-15: Why We Smash 2

    5-15: Why We Smash 2

    In the season finale, AV and Peon revisit the original premise of Beyond the Metagame. The two reflect on the benefits of pursuing competitive Smash as a hobby and explore what is preventing many community members from leveraging these lessons learned.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    5-14: Patch 8.1 and Small Battlefield

    5-14: Patch 8.1 and Small Battlefield

    Out of nowhere, the Smash community has been blessed with a new stage, upgraded online functionality, and updates to Elite Smash requirements. Listen to the BTM hosts interpret what these changes mean for the online Smash scene!

    • 1 hr 20 min
    5-13: Pandemic Sitrep

    5-13: Pandemic Sitrep

    As the dust slowly settles around our changed world, AV and Peon ponder the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic on competitive Smash, training routines, and their main characters.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    5-12: Patch 8.0 and Min Min

    5-12: Patch 8.0 and Min Min

    With AV and Peon having a few weeks to take in the patch, the fearless duo are ready to share their opinions on Sakurai's recent shake-up. Tune in to hear their thoughts on Min Min, character buffs, and Peon's new dangerous hobby!

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Blue Raines ,

Amazing show, and here’s why you should watch it

This show is great, and there are 5 star reviews but here’s why I and so many others love it. The audio quality is on point and they talk about very interesting topics. The pacing could be a little faster in my opinion but I do love their personality and it doesn’t bother me too much. Look at the catalogue and choose a topic that interests you, there are tons of episode and tons of seasons.

Klas the claws ,

Love this podcast

You guys are amazing you kept me up to date and helped me figure out matchups thanks I love you guys. Thanks for improving my mental game. Peon how is Hellen doing in your basement with Michelle Obama and, what did you do with the leather guy on the Ceiling? See you Saturday

aceboogieBBG ,

Great podcast

I am new to the smash game and really enjoy the deep discussions of peon and AV! I look forward to the podcast dropping each week and can’t get enough of the s&m talk. Speaking of the edge of pain and pleasure, I’m taking part in my first ever tournament this weekend with the BTM community and am expecting a thorough spanking! Keep up the good work :)

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