Hey everyone! This is the fifth Player of the Week post here on Pokkén Arena.
This series aims to feature a different member of the community each week. We'll include information about the player like their region, accomplishments, best sets, and more. We hope you enjoy!
For the fifth Player of the Week feature, we wanted to highlight the Singapore player Enigma!
Enigma is a proficient Gardevoir main from Singapore who has been around since the beginning of Pokkén. Her journey started when her father downloaded the Pokkén Tournament demo in 2016. After trying it out, she had a lot of fun with it and ended up getting Pokkén for the Wii U.
Prior to Pokkén, Enigma had no fighting game experience. When selecting which character should be her first, Gengar popped up because he looked cool. Then, she decided to use Pikachu to get through The Ferrum League, Pokkén's story mode. Later, she unlocked Shadow Mewtwo and mained him for the general stretch of her Wii U days, with Gardevoir as a secondary.
Nowadays, Enigma says that she mains Gardevoir, with Pikachu Libre and Mewtwo as secondaries. She also says she plays Shadow Mewtwo, Braixen, Lucario, Darkrai, Suicune, and Chandelure. Quite a jack of all trades it seems!
Enigma was a netplay warrior for the entirety of her Wii U Pokkén career. She later discovered the r/PokkenGame weeklies and eventually dipped her toes into the community in late August 2017. Enigma then found the Australian Pokkén community in February 2018, and it was one of the first times she felt a true sense of belonging.
After branching out, she always assumed she was the only competitive Pokkén player in Singapore, until another player named Bryan reached out to her. They met up once and came to the conclusion that they were the only players that played Pokkén, so they decided to form a local community in Singapore with the two of them as the leaders. Eventually, a player named Joseph appeared, who also had ties with the Smash community. Nowadays, there is a consistent core group of Pokkén players in Singapore that show up to every meetup!
After some time, Bryan and Joseph handled the offline tournaments, while Enigma lead the online ones. Enigma and the rest of the crew still continue to grow their local scene and welcome anyone to come and join!
- Enigma and her family lived in Texas for about 6 years.
- She competed for 5 years in a state-wide academic competition called PSIA. She got 1st, 2nd and 5th in science, art memory, and math.
- Courses she's currently taking include English, Chinese, Math, Additional Math, Chemistry, Physics, Elect-Literature, Social Studies, and full history.
- She considers herself a bookworm and enjoys reading a lot. She's currently re-reading Game of Thrones for the 4th time!
- Enigma enjoys drawing, mainly preferring the use of pencil and paper. She enjoys drawing Pokémon and is currently practicing drawing people.
- Bowling is her extra-curricular activity.
- Her family has moved three times in the last 8 years.
- The 2018 Pokémon Japan Championships was Enigma's first offline major, where she placed 4th.
- She recently won GameStart 2018!
- Enigma is well-known in the Singapore Pokkén community for being the "character crisis person".
- You can follow Enigma on Twitter or Instagram, and her Discord tag is Enigma#7527.
Special thanks to Jetsplit for editing this post!