So I went to a LAN party this weekend, and dominated with Pikachu. I was going up against pretty solid guys who mained Shiek and Falcon.
I haven't seen much of the pro play, but I know Fox and Falcon usually dominate the scene. How does Pikachu hold up?
The characters that dominate the scene are primarily Fox, Falco, Shiek, and Marth, with other characters such as Peach, Jigglypuff, Captain Falcon, and more also being used commonly in tournament.
Pikachu is at the top mid-tier, with plenty of people referring to him as a 'poor man's Fox' because he has similar mobility and kill power/setups, but has some different traits and unique weaknesses
Axe is the best Pikachu player in the world, demonstrating an extremely high skill ceiling for technical/mechanical skills with Pikachu. If you want to check out some Pikachu combos/gameplay I'd definitely look for some tournament VoDs of Axe, he has some awesome tricks up his sleeve with that character.