Jeffrey "Axe" Williamson is a top professional Melee player from Arizona playing for Tempo Storm and is widely regarded as the best Pikachu player in the world. He is currently ranked 4th in MPGR 2019.
Axe is considered a top 10 player in the world, and he is credited with bringing Pikachu from a mid-tier character to a top 10 character. In addition to his Pikachu, he also has a Falco, Young Link, and a Marth. Falco is his main secondary, while Young Link is usually used against floaty characters such as the Ice Climbers.
After an impressive 5th place finish at 2014 MLG Anaheim, coming from the open bracket, he was picked up by Mortality eSports as their second Smash player, joining ChuDat. He repeated his 5th place performance at EVO 2014, where he performed a now-legendary 56 second 4-stock against Silent Wolf.
Axe made history when he won Smash Summit 8 beating players such as moky, S2J, Zain, Mango, Leffen, and Wizzrobe (x2). This was his first ever major win in his 10+ year career, as well as the first ever major won by Pikachu in Melee's history.
Recent Notable Wins
Wins over players ranked in MPGR 2019:
|MPGR 2019 Summer||3|
|MPGR 2018 Summer||10|
|SSBMRank 2017 Summer||9|
|SSBMRank 2015 Summer||8|
|SSBMRank 2014 Summer||17|
- 2015-08-27 | Pikachu's last hope: TempoAxe | r/Smashbros AMA by Jared Wynne and Ian J. Barker of Daily Dot Esports
- 2015-02-06 | Apex 2015 - MOR | Axe Interview: "Do I look like Drake?" by Adam Baugh of Esports Heaven at Apex 2015
- 2014-06-22 | Axe Interview at MLG Anaheim: "When I pick Pikachu it just feels right" by Hot_Bid of TL.net at 2014 MLG Anaheim