WiZEGEMiNi is a fascinating one, we got to talk to him and understand how he prepares for tournaments
Brandon "WiZEGEMiNi" Jeremy is a Mortal Kombat 1 player from El Paso, US. He was notable in Mortal Kombat 11 with a 17th place at EVO 2019. He also competed and did well at Kombat Cup: Road to LCQ, Caged Vendetta's, The Kolosseum, and others.
In MK1, he made top 24 at East Coast Throwdown 2023 and is in various tournaments.
WiZEGEMiNi is also a musician and you can check him out on Spotify and Twitch.
DF: How does the typical day go for you?
WiZEGEMiNi: I wake up at early hours of the day to get to work. Once work is done around 4pm i come home feed myself and my dog and then hop on MK.
DF: Do you ever get nervous on the day of a tournament? If so, how do you deal with the nerves?
WiZEGEMiNi: I used to get really nervous when i played in tournaments online but after a long time of just playing in them i no longer feel that. Offline its more excitement than nerves.
DF: Do you have any pre-tournament rituals, like a special shirt, or some other thing that helps you prepare for the day ahead?
WiZEGEMiNi: Gotta make sure I have my caffiene ready, lol
DF: What’s your routine on the night before a big tournament?
WiZEGEMiNi: TRY to get some sleep, lol.
DF: Do you have a favourite pre-tournament meal? If so, what is it? And if you don’t have one, what would you imagine you’d want as one?
WiZEGEMiNi: Food before tourney always has to be light so u dont get any type of sleepy, so maybe like a sub or sandwich.
DF: Do you prefer to practice during the day or at night, and what are the benefits of your preferred time slot?
WiZEGEMiNi: I personally am playing practice mode the entire time i'm on the game unless my friends want to run games.
DF: How do you practice before tournaments, does your practice emphasis change just before an event?
WiZEGEMiNi: I'll usually try to butter up on all my combos and punishes depending on matchups I'll be running into.
DF: If you lose in tournament, what is your go-to activity to help you get back up?
WiZEGEMiNi: Take a break and remind myself theres always more ways to improve.
DF: What side are you on this debate: Fans should not come up to a player who just lost for a photo or an autograph? Why do you think so?
WiZEGEMiNi: You gotta give the player at least an hour to recover morale and spirits after a loss, nobody wants to take pictures unhappy.
DF: What tips would you give anyone on the best way to prepare for a tournament?
WiZEGEMiNi: Practice makes perfect and to also play in exhibitions to prepare for bracket like play Then we have these questions about life outside the game.