If you go into a Tournament, thinking the first Poker superstar you come up against is going to bust you out, then just don't bother playing, It is the wrong mindset to enter a game with because you are already defeated in your own mind.
True there are better players than you, but every dog has it's day and Today just might be yours, There have been some games I have played where I had no knowledge of any of my opponents other than they were all League Winners and runners up, Tournaments with 150+ players and I have not lasted more than a couple of hours, Others I managed to Final Table and make the money, I have Played in Regional Tournaments and Qualified for the Nationals.
But I don't let that go to my head,
We had a young lad in our League that did exactly the same and although he busted out on the very first hand in the National game he actually thought he was better than anyone else in the Pub game and when we had a new player join, he came up against this Big-headed, over confident National Bust out Champion and he even told the new guy, " I hope you realise who you are up against, I'm a National Finalist." The new guy busted him and we had the greatest laugh at any game,
Being over confident is a sure path to defeat and disaster. just as playing Poker Scared of your opponents and playing with money you cannot afford to lose (scared money) being comfortable in the knowledge that this game is not going to break you, and every player there is just like yourself hoping to play their best and last just long enough to make the FT is enough for me.