Today I ran an impromptu netplay tournament called Absolutely Pissed Off. It had 10 entrants, and some interesting results:
1st: ProviderOfSouls 2nd: BoastingToast 3rd: EIREXE 4th: Sorzan 5th: Lord Ape / Rubbermaid 7th: Flick / Squeachu 9th: Lalzu / Mr. Misfire
Obviously this was a huge upset: ProviderOfSouls had no results before this tourney, and so he was seeded last. However, his Pinocchio was able to beat Lalzu, EIREXE, Rubbermaid and BoastingToast to take the tourney. Not only does this mean that ProviderOfSouls is a new top player to watch out for in future tournies, it's also the first time BoastingToast has ever lost a tournament. Future tournies are definitely going to be interesting now.
sidenote: this is the best tourney result by a solo Donkey main
This has led me to seriously question the future of Shrek SuperSlam as an online competitive game. Pinocchio's main strength is that his combos are fairly low apm to execute, which means that on netplay he has an extraordinary advantage over most of the cast. I will be interested to see if anybody finds a counter to this by Slamtober.
I doubt there's no counters to Pinocchio's shenanigans in the entire game. It's a shame that he benefits from being played online, but I doubt this tourney signals the death of online S3. Maybe I'm just being optimistic though.