Living in Mississippi, there is hardly any E-Sports unless it's maybe Super Smash Brothers Melee or Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. I started playing Super Smash Brothers Melee competitively back roughly in 2016. My brother had gotten me into competitive melee after I had walked in his room and saw him playing Super Smash Brothers Melee (SSBM). After taking curiosity, I sat down and he put me against the CPU in the 20XX hack set at level 5 because I was a causal Smash 4 player at the time and thought, "this should be pretty easy." Being that it was the 20XX CPUs that were modified to play more like competitive human players, I was destroyed and my brother was just laughing hysterically almost because I was not aware of what the CPU was doing. From that day on, I'd go to learn the competitive techniques, go through about 6 different mains, and play until 2019. I started playing UMK3 competitively in 2018. I would start as a Classic Sub-Zero main. At the time, the online scene was going pretty decently. The online scene was eventually killed, due to drama that occurred that I was never really aware of because I was only 12 years old at the time. Online matches would be severely scarce unless it was NWO or Shapeshifter which I enjoyed playing on the times I would randomly hop on Kaillera and they would be there. I would then go through a few mains to end up gaining Human Smoke which most people put him roughly at #2 on the tier list. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the online scene picked up a lot. I got to play a lot of teams with players such as Shapeshifter, NWO, Tehdrewsus, Cienfuegos, HERO_COMBO, Black Blade, etc. Also, Fightcade had picked up giving me more opportunities to play people like Shock and summoning.