Surprisingly few (at least within the community) are picking Mitchell as their horse to win this year's competition.
It's as if his (admittedly tepid) performance at the first Kong Off led pundits to quickly write him off as a non-entity.
Let's not forget that Mitchell is one among a minority in the lineup known to be capable of a score exceeding 1.1 million, and that he has played multiple record-breaking games that easily could have: on tape once, in public—and on demand—twice... and all three of which he willingly dropped prematurely just to keep the world record chase alive.
Mitchell's disappointing performance at the first Kong Off was, by all accounts, simply a matter of the man being covered with rust. According to Mitchell, he had not played Donkey Kong in half a year.
But if, this time around, he managed to find the time, energy, and desire to actually get in shape for the tournament, he could put on quite a show.
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