Previously, we at toptier advised you to sort your opponents into player archetypes. Using archetypes allows you to structure your observations and plan ahead, both of which will help you to adapt more quickly and become a more formidable player. If you’re been looking for a way to get started, Stephen “Sajam” Lyon has the perfect suggestion: look to Magic: The Gathering.
In a recent video, Lyon breaks down three M:tG archetypes and explains how they relate to the Fighting Game Community. Pegging your opponent as a Timmy, a Johnny, or a Spike is a good first step towards understanding how they play. This method can also help you to understand your own strengths and weaknesses. Watch the full video below, then follow Lyon on Twitter, Twitch, and YouTube for more awesome FGC content.