ChuDat

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[e][h]Ice Climbers ChuDat
ChuDat at SSC 2017. Photo by Preston Kwan.
Player Information
Name:
Daniel Rodriguez
Birth:
January 16, 1987 (1987-01-16) (age 33)
Country:
Years Active:
2004 - Present
Team:
Crew:
H2YL
Approx. Total Winnings:
$38,357
Alternate IDs:
Chu
Super Smash Bros.
Current Mains:
Kirby
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Current Mains:
Ice Climbers
Secondaries:
Young Link
Pikachu
Fox
Jigglypuff
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Current Mains:
Kirby
Project M
Current Mains:
Kirby
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Current Mains:
Cloud
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Current Mains:
Pokémon Trainer
Secondaries:
Hero
Links
Achievements
Melee
Pound 2
History
2006-??-?? — ????-??-??
2014-05-26 — 2015-06-22
2015-10-10 — 2016-06-27
2016-07-14 — 2017-06-13
2017-06-14 — Present

Daniel "ChuDat" Rodriguez is a top professional level Ice Climbers main who has primarily competed in his home region of Maryland and Virginia, but has also lived and competed in Southern California. ChuDat is a very well traveled player, who has competed all over North America over his long playing career. He is credited with pushing the Ice Climbers metagame in the early days of competition, as few other players played Ice Climbers at that level, let alone at ChuDat's level. His work with Ice Climbers is comparable to Ken's work with Marth. He is currently ranked 23rd in MPGR 2019.

Biography[edit]

ChuDat began competing in local Virginia tournaments with his, at the time, unusual main of Ice Climbers. At one tournament, he met and quickly befriended the members of the crew, Ha Ha You Lose (H2YL) such as Chillindude. He was soon recruited to join the crew. Upon competing and placing third at Tournament Go 6 in California exclusively with Ice Climbers, he became even more recognizable for his unique play with a fairly unrepresented character. After continuing to place very well in locals and majors, ChuDat moved to Southern California to live and compete alongside legendary player Ken and his family, after ChuDat started dating Ken's sister. While living in California, he continued to place extremely well in tournaments, but the price was his friendship with the members of H2YL. He regularly placed second to Ken at various MLG tournaments. His place in Ken's crew didn't last forever, as ChuDat was feeling pushed to the brink in the household, and felt that he couldn't try his best at tournaments against Ken because he would be shunned if he won. He eventually left California and moved back to Virginia, where he reconnected with the members of H2YL.

In 2006, ChuDat was one of several smash players who were sponsored by Carbon, an esports organization that originally focused on Halo.[1][2] It is not known when this sponsorship lapsed, as MLG slowly phased Smash out of its Pro Circuit in 2007. Wife has also asserted that Smash players ultimately benefited very little from the sponsorship.[3]

After a hiatus from Melee, he returned to compete after the release of The Smash Brothers documentary, (which he was heavily featured in) and quickly rose back to one of the top players in his region.

On May 26th, 2014, ChuDat was picked up by Mortality eSports, as their first Smash Bros. player. On June 22, 2015, ChuDat announced that he was no longer part of Mortality.[4] Around the same time, he was let go from his day job. Due to this, he could not afford to attend EVO 2015. Through a crowdfunding campaign by Facebook group Melee Hell (MH) via a GoFundMe page, ChuDat was able to go. At EVO 2015, ChuDat was able to defeat numerous high-caliber players including KirbyKaze, Silent Wolf, Westballz, and HugS. He ultimately qualified for Top 8 at the event, but was knocked out of the tournament by Mango.

Although not attending January 2016's GENESIS 3, ChuDat still gained highly ranked wins, defeating both HugS and Westballz again when they traveled to his home region in early 2016. Then, at Pound 2016, ChuDat placed 17th, where he defeated Axe. A few months later, ChuDat placed 7th at CEO 2016, including wins over Alex19, Gahtzu, and Druggedfox, where he lost in Game 5 to Shroomed.

Only a few days after his Top 8 placing at CEO 2016, Root Gaming closed it's Smash division, thus parting ways with ChuDat. One month later on July 14th, 2016, it was announced that Chu would become a part of the VGBootCamp Pro Team.[5] He left the team on June 13, 2017.[6]

At Heir 3 in August of 2016 ChuDat made history by becoming the first Ice Climbers player in recorded history to take a tournament match from Armada. Armada previously had a completely spotless record versus all Ice Climbers players, playing the highly advantaged Peach vs Ice Climbers matchup, until ChuDat took Game 1 of their Winners Quarters set on Final Destination.

On June 14, 2017, it was announced that Chu joined Team Liquid.[7]

Results[edit]

Melee[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2020
2020-01-26S1533 - 48thGENESIS 7Ice Climbers2 : 3United StatesSamusTheSWOOPER
2019
2019-09-22M313 - 16thMainstageIce Climbers1 : 3United StatesFalcoGinger
2019-08-25D14thShine 2019Ice Climbers1 : 3United StatesFoxiBDW$462
2019-08-11I39 - 12thSuper Smash Con 2019Ice ClimbersJigglypuff0 : 3United StatesCaptain FalconS2J$42
2019-08-03B12ndEVO 2019: Melee Side EventIce Climbers0 : 3United StatesJigglypuffHungrybox$390
2019-06-09I39 - 12thThe Kid, the Goat, and the MangoIce Climbers0 : 3United StatesMarthPewPewU
2019-06-02M313 - 16thSmash 'N' Splash 5Ice Climbers1 : 3United StatesMarthShroomed
2019-04-21G17 - 8thPound 2019Ice Climbers2 : 3United StatesCaptain FalconS2J$135
2019-02-03Q717 - 24thGENESIS 6Ice Climbers1 : 3United StatesFoxFatGoku
2018
2018-11-18C13rdDreamHack Atlanta 2018Ice ClimbersFox0 : 3United StatesCaptain FalconS2J$1,000
2018-11-11M313 - 16thThe Mango: Homecoming0 : 3United StatesS2J
2018-10-07M313 - 16thThe Big House 8Ice Climbers2 : 3United StatesFoxAbsentPage
2018-08-26M313 - 16thShine 2018Ice ClimbersYoung LinkFox1 : 3United StatesPeachSwedish Delight
2018-08-12S3165 - 96thSuper Smash Con 20181 : 2United States42nd
2018-08-05R725 - 32ndEVO 20180 : 2United StatesMikeHaze
2018-07-15A11stLighthouseIce Climbers3 : 1GermanyFoxIce$308
2018-07-08C13rdSuperbou 2Ice Climbers2 : 3United KingdomFoxProfessor Pro$92
2018-06-03D14thDreamHack Austin 2018Ice Climbers2 : 3United StatesIce ClimbersBananas$700
2018-05-20B12ndBattle Arena Melbourne 10Ice ClimbersJigglypuff1 : 3SwedenPeachFoxArmada$273
2018-05-13M313 - 16th*Pound* UndergroundIce Climbers1 : 3United StatesFoxMilkMan
All Results
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2020
2020-01-26M313 - 16thGENESIS 7ChuDatUnited States
WestballzUnited States
0 : 3United StatesNut
United StatesVavez
2019
2019-09-22D14thMainstageChuDatIce ClimbersUnited States
HungryboxJigglypuffUnited States
2 : 3United StatesCaptain FalconS2J
United StatesSheikShroomed
2019-08-25R725 - 32ndShine 2019ChuDatUnited States
Level 9 CPU
1 : 3United StatesHDHR
United StatesJ$keev
2019-08-11C13rdSuper Smash Con 2019ChuDatIce ClimbersUnited States
HungryboxJigglypuffUnited States
0 : 3United StatesFoxPlup
United StatesSheikMew2King
$938
2019-06-09A11stThe Kid, the Goat, and the MangoChuDatUnited States
Swedish DelightUnited States
3 : 1
3 : 0
United StatesVavez
United StatesNut
2019-06-02E15 - 6thSmash 'N' Splash 5ChuDatIce ClimbersUnited States
HungryboxJigglypuffUnited States
2 : 3United StatesCaptain FalconS2J
United StatesSheikShroomed
2019-04-21C13rdPound 2019ChuDatIce ClimbersUnited States
HungryboxJigglypuffUnited States
0 : 3United StatesMarthPewPewU
United StatesFoxSFAT
$139
2019-02-03B12ndGENESIS 6ChuDatIce ClimbersUnited States
HungryboxJigglypuffUnited States
0 : 3
0 : 3
United StatesFoxSFAT
United StatesMarthPewPewU
2018
2018-11-11D14thThe Mango: HomecomingChuDatUnited States
WestballzUnited States
0 : 3United StatesNut
United StatesVavez
$70
2018-10-07B12ndThe Big House 8ChuDatIce ClimbersUnited States
HungryboxJigglypuffUnited States
0 : 3United StatesFoxSFAT
United StatesMarthPewPewU
$510
2018-08-26D14thShine 2018ChuDatIce ClimbersUnited States
HungryboxJigglypuffUnited States
1 : 3United StatesFoxSFAT
United StatesMarthPewPewU
2018-08-12M313 - 16thSuper Smash Con 2018ChuDatIce ClimbersUnited States
RishiMarthUnited States
0 : 2United StatesSheikReno
United StatesFoxLucky
2018-07-15C13rdLighthouseChuDatIce ClimbersUnited States
XardovFoxSpain
2 : 3GermanyFoxIce
GermanyDr. MarioSchlimmShady
$22
2018-07-08A11stSuperbou 2ChuDatIce ClimbersUnited States
Professor ProFoxUnited Kingdom
3 : 1GermanyFoxIce
GermanyDr. MarioSchlimmShady
$357
2018-06-03C13rdDreamHack Austin 2018ChuDatIce ClimbersUnited States
Ka-MasterLuigiUnited States
1 : 3United StatesFoxDJ Nintendo
United StatesMarthLa Luna
$50
2018-05-20A11stBattle Arena Melbourne 10ChuDatUnited States
NoxusAustralia
2 : 3
3 : 1
Australiadreadtech
SwedenArmada
$185
2018-05-13B12nd*Pound* UndergroundChuDatIce ClimbersUnited States
hatMarthUnited States
2 : 3United StatesFoxDarktooth
United StatesFoxKaeon
2018-04-01A11stRespawn 6ChuDatIce ClimbersUnited States
IceFoxGermany
3 : 1GermanyPeachKellner
GermanyJigglypuffPrinz
$118
2018-03-25B12ndFull Bloom 4ChuDatIce ClimbersUnited States
HungryboxJigglypuffUnited States
3 : 2
2 : 3
United StatesFoxSFAT
United StatesMarthPewPewU
$160
2018-02-25B12ndXanadu: End of an EraChuDatIce ClimbersUnited States
ChillindudeFoxUnited States
0 : 3United StatesPeachlloD
United StatesFoxMilkMan
$56
All Results

Recent Notable Wins

Wins over players ranked in MPGR 2018:

Rank 10 - Axe
Rank 12 - SFAT
Rank 13 - Swedish Delight
Rank 15 - PewPewU
Rank 27 - Gahtzu
Rank 28 - Fiction
Rank 32 - La Luna
Rank 42 - Captain Smuckers
Rank 43 - MikeHaze
Rank 52 - moky

Ultimate[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2019
2019-09-22S3165 - 96thMainstage0 : 2United StatesKlaatu
2019-08-25S63129 - 192ndShine 20191 : 2United StatesDuffy
2019-02-03S127257 - 384thGENESIS 61 : 2United StatesWhaleSaver99
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
This player has no results.
No VODs on record


Brawl[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2017
2017-08-13Q717 - 24thSuper Smash Con 2017LJapanKameme
2016
2016-09-25A11stGlitch 23 : 0
3 : 0
United StatesSeagull Joe$88
2014
2014-06-01S1533 - 48thSKTAR 3LOblivion
2013
2013-01-13S1533 - 48thApex 2013LUnited StatesTyrant
2010
2010-08-08Q717 - 24thApex 2010LUnited StatesGnes
2010-04-18Q717 - 24thMLG Orlando 2010LUnited StatesLeeMartin
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2016
2016-08-14I39 - 12thSuper Smash Con 2016ChuDatUnited States
AtomskUnited States
0 : 2United StatesLingling
United StatesPelca
2015
2015-02-01E15 - 6thApex 2015ChudatUnited States
ChiboUnited States
LUnited StatesMJG
United StatesFOW
$10
No VODs on record


Project M[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2018
2018-07-15D14thLighthousePikachuKirby1 : 3AustriaR.O.B.Timi$52
2014
2014-06-29D14thCEO 2014Kirby0 : 2United StatesMewtwoMew2King$133
2014-06-01G17 - 8thSKTAR 3Kirby1 : 2United StatesSnakeRolex$63
2014-01-19S1533 - 48thApex 2014LUnited StatesAxe
2012
2012-05-27B12ndZenith 2012PikachuToon Link0 : 3United StatesJigglypuffHungrybox
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2018
2018-07-15A11stLighthouseChuDatKirbyUnited States
PoiluLucarioFrance
3 : 0AustriaR.O.B.FoxTimi
CanadaWarioMorKs
$55
2015
2015-09-06S1533 - 48thParagon Los Angeles 2015ChuDatUnited States
Big DCanada
LUnited StatesMaddox
United StatesZesty
vs. Austria Timi
vs. Spain Trif
vs. Canada MorKs
vs. Austria Timi
vs. United States Mew2King
vs. United States Rolex
vs. United States Zhime
vs. United States Seibrik
vs. United States Taj
vs. United States Hungrybox
vs. United States RyokoYaksa
vs. United States Hungrybox
vs. United States JCaesar
vs. United States Gunblade


Wii U[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2016
2016-06-26S63129 - 192ndCEO 2016LUnited StatesBlank
2016-03-19R725 - 32ndMidwest Mayhem0 : 2United StatesTaka
2015
2015-09-06S1549 - 64thParagon Los Angeles 2015LCanadaBig D
2015-02-01R725 - 32ndApex 2015LUnited StatesNinjaLink
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2018
2018-06-03S1533 - 48thDreamHack Austin 2018ChuDatUnited States
SlothUnited States
LUnited StatesDippinFlash
Chubbs
2017
2017-05-06G17 - 8thGlitch 3ChuDatUnited States
PuppehUnited States
0 : 2United StatesUtopianRay
United StatesRalphie
2017-04-30Q717 - 24thDreamHack Austin 2017ChuDatUnited States
xI JediMind IxUnited States
0 : 2United StatesDragonite
United StatesCrump
2015
2015-02-01R725 - 32ndApex 2015ChuDatUnited States
Larry LurrUnited States
LUnited StatesTearbear
United StatesXzax
No VODs on record


64[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2014
2014-01-19R725 - 32ndApex 2014LUnited StatesStar King
2010
2010-08-08M313 - 16thApex 2010LUnited StatesVudujin
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
This player has no results.


Rankings[edit]

Melee[edit]

Brawl[edit]

SSBBRank[edit]

Ranking SeriesRank
201449

Project M[edit]

MD/VA[edit]

Ranking SeriesRank
September 20142
July 20144
Spring 20141

Notable Matches[edit]

2017[edit]

2016[edit]

2015[edit]

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

2006[edit]

2005[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2017[edit]

2015[edit]

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

References[edit]