For the past few weeks, Daniel "ChuDat" Rodriguez has been in Bolivia for vacation and to visit some local Smash Bros. scenes. He missed Zenith 2014, but he entered a tournament called Project N 1.5 in La Paz, Bolivia at a place called Eufforia Games.
We asked ChuDat a couple of questions about his trip!
How is the Smash scene in Bolivia Compared to the US?
"No one knew about the advanced concepts of Smash Bros and the best people there relied on simple concepts I remember doing in 1999 when Super Smash Bros. for the N64 first came out. They liked rolling, dash attacking, and using other weird options. The best person in Bolivia was unable to make it unfortunately.Their personalities were good. They were all very friendly people and gave me the"Bolivian" treatment while I was down there, which basically means a lot of handshakes and hugs."
Was it a good experience and would you like to travel again to visit more Smash communities?
The experience was amazing! I love travelling and La Paz is definitely one of the coolest places I've ever been to! The tournament experience was great as well! I played this one guy and he reminded me of how it's like to play against people in the US. I would definitely enjoy going again and I'd also enjoy going to other places in the world to play with more amazing people!
Next for ChuDat is either Tipped Off 10 or GUTS3 in September and then The Big House 4 in Michigan on October 4-6, where he will be competing with his teammate Jeffrey "Axe" Williamson.
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