Originally Posted by MtlTom
That Marvel finals was a really good set. It was really interesting to see how Tokido used his team with a lot of Lvl 1 X-Factor and not being afraid to burn the meter with his other characters besides Phoenix. It's like the complete opposite of what we've been seeing.
I'm tuning into the AE finals right now. If any of you guys are on, hop on to IRC.
EDIT: We're not in the chat anymore
Yeah, it was good stuff. Tokido was actually doing that over a month ago in Europe (Lvl1 Xfactor burn). And Justin was doing it too. This is just the first major in the U.S. since then, I think. It really only works with Wolverine for a number of reasons:
1) No other character is able to kill off another character in Level 1 X-Factor that quickly (leaving tons of X-Factor for the next character) AND
2) Pull off several 50/50 mixups in a row at super speed on the next incoming character (which could potentially lead to a second dead character)
That's why you don't see many other characters utilizing the level 1. And, of course, it's applicability and usefulness is dependent on your opponent's team composition. He is pretty unique in his willingness to use meter on his Phoenix team, though. That's been sort of a trademark strat for him.
I was really really cheering for Mike Ross at the end there. Amazing work he put in this weekend.