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Light explains why he’s close to being the top Smash Ultimate player

by Michael Gwilliam
Nintendo

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Smash Ultimate pro Paris ‘Light’ Ramirez is one of the best Fox players, and believes he can take the title of greatest player in the world in just one year.

In an exclusive interview with Dexerto, Paris explained that he’s very close to becoming the best player, but has some things he needs to work on to reach that milestone.

“I feel like I’m just a few steps away and I can find that through playing more with people,” Ramirez said. “There’s just three things I need to figure out. These three things are not minor things. These are things that change the tide, I feel like. If I figure these things out, I can go from - I feel like anyone can go from like twentieth to first. I just need to find out what that one thing is. One of those three things, I’m missing it.”

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While he didn't elaborate, Fox specialist Leonardo ‘MKLeo’ Lopez Perez, who was voted Dexerto’s Smash player of the year, has what Ramirez is talking about. Some sort of x-factor that sets him apart from the rest.

“I’m only playing this game competitively, not just because I love it, I’m playing it competitively because I want to be the best player. I’m a competitor at heart and I won’t stop until I’m the best,” he added.

Light’s 2019 was highlighted by strong fourth place finishes at Kongo Saga and Mainstage. At Glitch 7 he finished second overall behind, losing out to Pikachu legend Eric ‘ESAM’ Lew.

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It will be fun for fans to see if Light can figure his game out and rise ahead of superstars such as MKLeo who sees consistent first-place performances at just about every tournament he attends.

Light's first major test of 2020 will be at the year's first super major, Genesis 7. The January 24 event will feature legends such as MKLeo, Samsora, Tweek, Dabuz all battling for the crown.