Armada

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[e][h]Peach Fox Armada
Armada at GENESIS 3
Player Information
Name:
Adam Lindgren
Birth:
March 28, 1993 (1993-03-28) (age 25)
Country:
Team:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$281,756
Nicknames:
The Swedish Sniper, The Beast from Sweden, The One True God
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Main:
Peach, Fox
Secondaries:
Young Link
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Main:
Sheik
Project M
Main:
Pit
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Main:
Diddy Kong
Links
Achievements
GENESIS 2 Apex 2012 Apex 2013 EVO 2015 The Big House 5 GENESIS 3 UGC Smash Open GENESIS 4 EVO 2017 Smash 'N' Splash 4 Super Smash Con 2018
History
????-??-?? — 2014-05-22
2014-06-07 — 2014-11-02
????-??-?? — 2014-11-02
2014-11-06 — Present

Adam "Armada" Lindgren (born March 28, 1993) is a Peach and Fox player from Gothenburg, Sweden, currently playing for Alliance. He was ranked 1st on the 2015 and 2016 Melee it on Me SSBM Rankings, as well as 2nd in 2017. He is currently ranked 3rd on MPGR 2018 Summer. Armada is one of the most successful Smashers of all time and is regarded as one of the best players ever. He retired from Melee singles as of September 18, 2018.[1]

Biography[edit]

Armada is not only famous for his tournament success, but also for revolutionizing Peach and taking her character to new limits. His breakout performance at Renaissance of Smash 4 in Europe where he placed fourth and only narrowly losing to Amsah, the best player in Europe at the time, was the beginning of a long era of tournament dominance in both Europe and North America.

Armada made his first appearance in the United States when he traveled to GENESIS, making his mark by placing second, defeating Mew2King in Winner's Bracket, and #1 ranked player Mango in Winner's Finals before falling to Mango in 2 sets of Grand Finals. Armada returned to the US for Pound 4, Apex 2010, and Pound V, placing highly but failing to win any of them. He finally won an American tournament when he attended GENESIS 2, avenging his loss to Mango at the original GENESIS with a 3-2 victory.

After a harsh loss to Hungrybox at Apex 2010, Armada began searching for a possible counter character to Jigglypuff, as the Peach versus Jigglypuff matchup is considered to be highly in Jigglypuff's favor. For this, Armada surprised many by turning to unusual low tier character Young Link. Armada chose Young Link to utilize the characters ground speed and projectiles to out camp Jigglypuff, as well as utilize the character's strong vertical kill moves on floaties. He also picked a rarely seen character to exploit Hungrybox's unfamiliarity with the character and for the initial surprise factor.[2] Armada utilized Young Link to great success for the first time at Pound V, defeating Hungrybox, and continued to use the character against Hungrybox until after EVO 2014.

Armada is famous for his pristine tournament record since his rise to the top, most notably his incredible record in US tournaments from 2011-2013. He is currently regarded as one of the "Five Gods" of Melee. He is also known for holding a five-year winning streak against Mew2King, not losing to him in Melee singles tournaments until SKTAR 3 in 2014.

Armada has competed in Grand Finals at every Apex that he has entered. Facing Hungrybox at Apex 2010 and Apex 2012, and PPMD at Apex 2013 and Apex 2015, placing first at 2012 and 2013.

After Apex 2013, Armada announced his retirement from competitive Melee singles events, although he was persuaded to return to compete in EVO 2013, placing 4th. After one year, Armada announced his return to the competitive Melee scene, entering the B.E.A.S.T 4 Melee singles tournament, and placed 2nd behind Leffen.

Upon his return Armada used primarily Fox in European tournaments (his Fox had rarely been seen in tournament outside of one match in GENESIS Grand Finals against Mango's Jigglypuff[3] ), which led many to believe that he would be dropping Peach in favor of Fox. However, Armada cleared up the rumor by stating it was a community misconception, and that his use and training of his Fox was to compete with top Foxes in the ditto and for possible use against Jigglypuff, and he was not dropping Peach.[4]

Armada earned the moniker "The Swedish Sniper" due to his incredible precision with projectiles.

On November 6, 2014, Armada was picked up by Swedish eSports team Alliance, as their first Smash Bros. player. [5]

After finishing 2nd at Apex 2015, using Fox for almost all of top 8, he announced on Twitter that he will be using his Fox more often than his Peach, though he will keep his Peach for certain matchups. [6]

At EVO 2015, Armada took his first premier tournament victory since his un-retirement, defeating Hungrybox in grand finals.

Continuing his success from EVO 2015 Armada won every tournament he attended including The Big House 5, Eclipse and Smash Summit. It wasn't until DreamHack Winter 2015 where he finally fell to Hungrybox for second place.

Ultimately, Melee It On Me and every other voter involved in the SSBM Rank from around the world ranked Armada #1, resulting in a perfect 10. He went 11-0 in sets with the top 7-10 players in the world and thus continuing his inhumane record against everyone outside the top 6 since 2010. He also went positive against every other big 6 member, sporting an overwhelmingly impressive 28-15 and thus bringing his overall set win-percentage in 2015 to 72%. Armada made Grand Finals in every 'Premier' tournament, as well as winning many majors.

Coming off his strongest year ever, Armada continued his success by winning the largest grassroots Melee tournament in history, GENESIS 3, being second to only EVO 2015 in entrants. Thus Armada became the back to back GENESIS champion and is poised for a three-peat.

Following his monumental win at GENESIS 3, Armada didn't compete in the states again until Battle of the Five Gods where he placed an unexpected 3rd - losing to both Hungrybox and Mango.

Armada went out of commission for a while, leaving Hungrybox to go on an absolute tear as he won multiple majors... leaving the question on everyone's mind: who's the best, Armada or Hungrybox? This question wouldn't be answered until Smash Summit 2 - the tournament Armada would make his return to the states. Surprisingly, Armada lost to Mew2King in winners via a shocking 3-0 result but later turned up the heat through losers and 3-0'd Mew2King in the run back, 3-0'd Mango and took two sets from Hungrybox thus winning the tournament and cementing his best in the world status.

However, it soon became clear that Armada's steam was running out and the competition was catching up. He placed an unexpected 5th at Get On My Level 2016 and narrowly lost EVO 2016 to Hungrybox and The Big House 6 to Mango - placing second at both. Although he won smaller events such as Syndicate 2016 and Heir 3 he couldn't quite win the big one. With the year coming to a close and MIOM gearing up for its panellist vote for the rankings, Armada was in a very dangerous position. Having not won a big tournament for quite some time, both Hungrybox and Mango were the favourites to win any event they entered.

It wasn't until Eclipse 2 where Armada not only rekindled his fire but also opened discussion for him reclaiming the #1 spot. He won Eclipse 2 over top talent such as Ice and Leffen, Canada Cup 2016 over Mew2King and Hungrybox and of course Smash Summit 3 - a stacked tournament with some of the best talent in the world. It wouldn't stop there though, Armada also went on to win DreamHack Winter 2016 and thus besting Hungrybox twice in the PAL version of the game.

Finally, Armada placed first in his last singles tournament of 2016, UGC Smash Open - one of the most stacked tournaments of the year. He proceeded through winners, beating Hungrybox 3-2, dropping a set to Mew2King in Grand Finals but winning set two and thus erasing any doubts that he's the best in the world.

He was ranked #1 on MIOM's 2016 Ranking.

Coming off a stellar 2016, Armada's first tournament would be GENESIS 4 - he continued through winners after an incredible comeback on S2J from being down 2-0. He went on to win the set, defeated Mango 3-1 in SF and Mew2King 3-2 which left him sitting handily in Grand Finals. Mango went on a rampage through losers, eliminating Leffen, Hungrybox and Mew2King and ultimately met Armada in Grand Finals in classic GENESIS fashion. However, Armada with a swift 3-0 quickly eliminated Mango and became the first competitor to three-peat a Super Major.

Armada announced his retirement from Melee singles on September 18, 2018. This made him the first out of the Five Gods to retire, sparking a conversation if this is truly the end of the Five Gods era.

Recent Major Results[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2018
2018-08-12A11stSuper Smash Con 2018Peach2 : 3
3 : 2
USAMarthMew2King$4,738
2018-08-05B12ndEVO 2018FoxPeach0 : 3SwedenFoxLeffen$2,708
2018-07-29C13rdLow Tier City 6Fox2 : 3USAJigglypuffHungrybox
2018-06-03A11stSmash 'N' Splash 4Fox3 : 1
3 : 1
USAJigglypuffHungrybox$5,696
2018-05-06B12ndSmash Summit 6PeachFox1 : 3USAMarthMew2King$3,961
2018-01-21D14thGENESIS 5Fox1 : 3SwedenFoxLeffen$735
2017
2017-11-05B12ndSmash Summit 5Fox2 : 3USAJigglypuffHungrybox$15,076
2017-10-29C13rdCanada Cup 2017Peach2 : 3USAMarthMew2King
2017-10-08D14thThe Big House 7Fox2 : 3USAJigglypuffHungrybox$1,217
2017-10-01B12ndGameTyrant Expo 2017Fox2 : 3
2 : 3
USAJigglypuffHungrybox$6,000
2017-07-16A11stEVO 2017Peach3 : 1USAFoxMango$8,610
2017-06-04C13rdSmash 'N' Splash 3Fox1 : 3SwedenFoxLeffen$2,022
2017-05-14B12ndRoyal Flush 2017Peach2 : 3
2 : 3
USAFoxMarthMango$1,662
2017-04-16A11stHFLAN Melee Edition 2017Peach3 : 1USAIce ClimbersChuDat$1,485
2017-03-05A11stSmash Summit - Spring 2017Fox3 : 1USAJigglypuffHungrybox$18,005
2017-02-19A11stB.E.A.S.T 7Fox3 : 2SwedenFoxLeffen
2017-01-22A11stGENESIS 4Peach3 : 0USAFoxMango$8,520
2016
2016-12-04A11stUGC Smash OpenPeach1 : 3
3 : 1
USAMarthMew2King$6,992
2016-11-27A11stDreamHack Winter 2016Fox3 : 1USAJigglypuffHungrybox$15,000
2016-11-06A11stSmash Summit 3Fox3 : 2USAJigglypuffHungrybox$7,563
All Results
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2018
2018-10-07E15 - 6thThe Big House 8ArmadaPeachSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
1 : 3USAFoxPlup
USAFalcoWestballz
$516
2018-08-19A11stHeir 5ArmadaPeachSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
3 : 1SpainPeachTrif
SpainSheikOvertriforce
2018-08-12B12ndSuper Smash Con 2018ArmadaFoxSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
1 : 3USAMarthPewPewU
USAFoxSFAT
$448
2018-07-29A11stLow Tier City 6ArmadaFoxSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
3 : 0USASheikhamyojo
USAPeachBunk
2018-06-03B12ndSmash 'N' Splash 4ArmadaPeachFoxSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
2 : 3
0 : 3
USAFoxSFAT
USAMarthPewPewU
$522
2018-05-06A11stSmash Summit 6ArmadaPeachSweden
LeffenFoxSweden
3 : 2
3 : 0
USAFoxSFAT
USAFalcoMango
$1,611
2018-01-21C13rdGENESIS 5ArmadaFoxSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
2 : 3USAJigglypuffHungrybox
USAIce ClimbersChuDat
$315
2017
2017-11-05A11stSmash Summit 5ArmadaFoxSweden
LeffenFoxSweden
3 : 0
3 : 1
USASheikMarthFoxMew2King
USAFoxPlup
$3,125
2017-10-29B12ndCanada Cup 2017ArmadaSweden
AndroidSweden
3 : 0
2 : 3
SwedenLeffen
USAMew2King
2017-10-08A11stThe Big House 7ArmadaFoxPeachSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
3 : 1USAFoxSFAT
USAMarthPewPewU
$1,312
2017-10-01A11stGameTyrant Expo 2017ArmadaFoxPeachSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
3 : 1
3 : 1
USAFoxSFAT
USAMarthPewPewU
$450
2017-08-20A11stHeir 4ArmadaFoxSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
3 : 1United KingdomFoxProfessor Pro
NetherlandsSheikAmsah
$460
2017-07-16B12ndGenesis FUSE Doubles Circuit FinalsArmadaFoxSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
2 : 3USAMarthPewPewU
USAFoxSFAT
$450
2017-06-04A11stSmash 'N' Splash 3ArmadaFoxSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
1 : 3
3 : 2
USAFoxSFAT
USAMarthPewPewU
$1,076
2017-05-14A11stRoyal FlushArmadaFoxSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
3 : 1
3 : 2
SwedenFoxLeffen
GermanyFoxIce
$435
2017-04-30C13rdDreamHack Austin 2017ArmadaPeachSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
2 : 3USAFoxSFAT
USAFoxMango
2017-04-16A11stHFLAN Melee Edition 2017ArmadaPeachSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
3 : 0USAFoxChillindude
USAIce ClimbersChuDat
$318
2017-03-05A11stSmash Summit - Spring 2017ArmadaPeachFoxSweden
Mew2KingSheikUSA
3 : 1
3 : 2
SwedenFoxLeffen
GermanyFoxIce
$3,125
2017-02-19A11stB.E.A.S.T 7ArmadaPeachSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
1 : 3
3 : 0
GermanyFoxIce
SwedenFoxLeffen
2017-01-22A11stGENESIS 4ArmadaPeachFoxSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
3 : 1
3 : 2
SwedenFoxLeffen
GermanyFoxIce
$1,905
All Results
vs. United States of America Mew2King
vs. United States of America Mew2King
vs. United States of America Hungrybox
vs. United States of America PewPewU
vs. Japan aMSa
vs. United States of America La Luna
vs. Sweden Leffen
vs. United States of America Plup
vs. United States of America Hungrybox
vs. United States of America Mango
vs. United States of America S2J
vs. United States of America Zain
vs. United States of America Mew2King
vs. United States of America Swedish Delight
vs. Finland Levingy
vs. United States of America Hungrybox
vs. United States of America ARMY
vs. United States of America Mango
vs. Sweden Leffen
vs. Nicaragua n0ne

Recent Notable Melee Wins[edit]

Wins over players ranked in SSBMRank 2017:

Rank 1 - Hungrybox
Rank 3 - Mango
Rank 4 - Mew2King
Rank 5 - Plup
Rank 6 - Leffen
Rank 7 - Axe
Rank 9 - SFAT
Rank 10 - S2J
Rank 11 - ChuDat
Rank 17 - Lucky
Rank 19 - La Luna
Rank 20 - n0ne
Rank 21 - PewPewU
Rank 22 - Zain
Rank 23 - HugS
Rank 24 - aMSa
Rank 35 - Nintendude
Rank 40 - Santi
Rank 41 - Professor Pro
Rank 43 - Gahtzu
Rank 44 - Android
Rank 53 - ARMY
Rank 61 - Spark
Rank 80 - Tai
Rank 88 - Darktooth

Melee Rankings[edit]

SSBMRank[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
MPGR 2018 Summer 3
SSBMRank 2017 2
SSBMRank 2017 Summer 1
SSBMRank 2016 1
SSBMRank 2015 1
SSBMRank 2015 Summer 1
SSBMRank 2014 2
SSBMRank 2014 Summer 4
SSBMRank 2013 2

RetroSSBMRank[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
RetroSSBMRank 2012 1
RetroSSBMRank 2011 1
RetroSSBMRank 2010 3
RetroSSBMRank 2009 2

H.E.I.R Rankings[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
HEIR Rankings Spring 2018 1

Europe Rankings[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
SmashRanking.eu January 2017 1
SmashRanking.eu July 2016 2
SmashRanking.eu June 2016 1
SmashRanking.eu May 2016 1
SmashRanking.eu April 2016 1
SmashRanking.eu February 2016 1
SmashRanking.eu January 2016 1
SmashRanking.eu December 2015 1
SmashRanking.eu November 2015 1
SmashRanking.eu October 2015 1
SmashRanking.eu September 2015 1

Sweden Rankings[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
September 2017 1
Gothenburg Spring 2017 1
Gothenburg Q4 2016 1

Matches[edit]

Singles[edit]

Vs. Mang0[edit]

Vs. Hungrybox[edit]

Vs. Mew2King[edit]

Vs. PPMD[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2015[edit]

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

2011[edit]

2010[edit]

2009[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Armada retires from Melee singles
  2. "Armada (Fox) vs. Mango (Jigglypuff)". TheWaffle77. 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2015-01-16.
  3. "Player Profile: Armada (Smash Brothers)". Major League Gaming. 2014-07-18. Retrieved 2015-01-16.
  4. "Armada Joins Alliance". thealliance.gg. 2014-11-06. Retrieved 2014-11-06.
  5. Armada explaining the future of his Peach