Crush

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[e][h]Fox Crush
Player Information
Name:
Jack Hoyt
Country:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$11,972
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Current Mains:
Fox
Links
History
2016-11-23 — 2017-12-26

Jack "Crush" Hoyt is a Melee Fox main from Massachusetts who is currently ranked 1st on the New England Power Rankings and ranked 17th in MPGR 2018. He stopped attending tournaments after Get On My Level 2018 and disappeared from social media. He reportedly stopped playing to focus on school, and despite his hiatus he managed to be ranked 17th overall in 2018 on the MPGR 2018.

Biography[edit]

On November 23, 2016 it was announced that he now plays for EndGameTV.[1] He parted ways with EndGameTV on December 26, 2017.[2]

Playing style[edit]

Crush is a highly savvy and technical Fox-user, distinguished by his "footsies"-based approach to the neutral game, to the degree that his gameplay resembles that of more traditional fighting games. After jumping, Crush tends to be very choosy about where he lands, typically drifting far enough away from the opponent to make his drills, back-airs and nairs safe. When he approaches, he is calculated, typically going for wavedash forward down-tilts or running shines (relatively safe options with a good reward); he is quick to pick up the cadence of his opponent to justify going for riskier options like SHFFL'd aerials and dash attacks. He is very good at finding precise grabs on whiffs and at using spotdodge judiciously to stay safe from being grabbed himself. Crush's dash dance and out-of-shield game are overlooked aspects of his repertoire, as he is more than capable of waveshining out-of-shield and also utilizing his dash back to stay clear of his adversary's threat ranges.

The core suite of Crush's skills give him a natural resilience to the more common options that are typically seen in the current meta: that is to say, Crush's move choice and aerial drift allow him to consistently circumvent any would-be crouch cancel retaliation; they also put him at distances where he is essentially always safe from the opponent's out-of-shield options (e.g., shield grab or nair out-of-shield).

The most recognizable traits that Crush is known for:

  • Laser lands for quicker platform movement.
  • Empty land up-tilts (and down-tilts).
  • Clean intangible ledgedashes.
  • Jab cancels into turn-around up-tilts.
  • Waveshining out-of-shield.
  • Shield-drop or short hop drilling onto the opponent's shield, but drifting so as to land outside of shield-grab range.
  • Wavelanding back to distort cadence and spacing.
  • Picking good times to spotdodge, often finding correct moments to use it to circumvent shine-grabs and float-cancelled aerial-to-grab strings.
  • Occasionally going for side-b out of shield to escape the corner.

Results[edit]

Melee[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2019
2019-06-15A11stCold Hard Smash 6Fox3 : 2United StatesFoxHax$$441
2018
2018-05-20I39 - 12thGet On My Level 2018Fox2 : 3United StatesSheikSwedish Delight$35
2018-04-28E15 - 6thHouse of Paign 18Fox2 : 3United StatesFoxSyrox$33
2018-04-21D14thFlatiron 3Fox1 : 3United StatesMarthPewPewU
2018-04-15A11stThe Scarlet Classic IVFox1 : 3
3 : 1
United StatesFoxAbsentPage
2018-04-14A11stGEMINIFox3 : 0United StatesFoxiBDW
2018-03-25Q717 - 24thFull Bloom 4Fox2 : 3United StatesCaptain FalconWizzrobe
2018-03-11G17 - 8thEnthusiast Gaming Live Expo 2018Fox2 : 3JapanYoshiaMSa$105
2018-03-03A11stMMOM Bi-Monthly #11Fox3 : 0United StatesFoxSlox
2018-02-03C13rdThe Gang Hosts a Melee TournamentFox2 : 3United StatesCaptain FalconCaptain Smuckers
2018-01-21I39 - 12thGENESIS 5Fox0 : 3United StatesPikachuAxe$122
2017
2017-12-17A11stThe Holiday Bash Smash InvitationalFox3 : 0
3 : 1
United StatesFoxSFAT$4,000
2017-12-03D14thPat's House 3Fox2 : 3United StatesMarthZain
2017-11-05I39 - 12thSmash Summit 5Fox0 : 3United StatesCaptain FalconWizzrobe$1,675
2017-10-29B12ndToo Hot to HandleFox0 : 3United StatesJigglypuffHungrybox$900
2017-10-14A11stSuper Rubicon 2Fox1 : 3
3 : 1
NicaraguaCaptain Falconn0ne$373
2017-10-08I39 - 12thThe Big House 7Fox1 : 3United StatesFalcoMango$152
2017-10-01R725 - 32ndGameTyrant Expo 20170 : 3SwedenLeffen
2017-09-23B12ndScenic City 2017Fox2 : 3
1 : 3
United StatesSamusHugS$210
2017-09-09A11stEmerald City VFox3 : 1United StatesPeachBladewise
All Results
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2018
2018-04-28B12ndHouse of Paign 18CrushUnited States
KJHUnited States
2 : 3United StatesAbsentPage
United StatesMichael
$15
2018-04-15A11stThe Scarlet Classic IVCrushUnited States
AbsentPageUnited States
3 : 2United StatesSwedish Delight
United Statesmayb
2018-04-14E15 - 6thGEMINICrushUnited States
JflexUnited States
0 : 3United StatesKaeon
United StatesDarktooth
2018-03-25D14thFull Bloom 4CrushFoxUnited States
Ryan FordFoxCanada
0 : 3United StatesJigglypuffHungrybox
United StatesIce ClimbersChuDat
$64
2018-03-11E15 - 6thEnthusiast Gaming Live Expo 2018CrushFoxUnited States
Swedish DelightSheikUnited States
0 : 3United StatesFoxSFAT
United StatesMarthPewPewU
$35
2018-03-03A11stMMOM Bi-Monthly #11CrushUnited States
SloxUnited States
3 : 1United StatesKalvar
United StatesRich Boi Rich
2018-01-21Q717 - 24thGENESIS 5CrushUnited States
KJHUnited States
1 : 2United StatesKen
United StatesSanti
2017
2017-12-17G17 - 8thThe Holiday Bash Smash InvitationalCrushUnited States
KJHUnited States
0 : 3United StatesS2J
United StatesScar
2017-12-03B12ndPat's House 3CrushFoxPeachUnited States
KJHFoxFalcoUnited States
0 : 3United StatesFoxSFAT
United StatesMarthPewPewU
2017-11-05G17 - 8thSmash Summit 5CrushFoxPeachUnited States
HaxFoxUnited States
0 : 3United StatesPikachuAxe
JapanYoshiaMSa
2017-10-29A11stToo Hot to HandleCrushUnited States
PlupUnited States
3 : 0
3 : 1
United StatesCrunch
United StatesHungrybox
$500
2017-10-14C13rdSuper Rubicon 2CrushUnited States
Prince AbuUnited States
0 : 3United StatesNox
United StatesEggy
2017-10-08G17 - 8thThe Big House 7CrushFoxUnited States
MacDPeachUnited States
2 : 3United StatesPeachlloD
United StatesMarthRishi
$82
2017-10-01E15 - 6thGameTyrant Expo 2017CrushFoxUnited States
MacDPeachUnited States
0 : 3United StatesJigglypuffHungrybox
United StatesIce ClimbersChuDat
$50
2017-09-23A11stScenic City 2017CrushUnited States
HTUnited States
3 : 1United StatesAustintacious
United StatesKPAN
$87
2017-09-09A11stEmerald City VCrushUnited States
Captain SmuckersUnited States
3 : 1United StatesBladewise
United StatesKa-Master
2017-08-27E15 - 6thShine 2017CrushFoxUnited States
MacDPeachUnited States
1 : 3SwedenFoxLeffen
GermanyFoxIce
2017-08-13E15 - 6thSuper Smash Con 2017CrushUnited States
ColbolUnited States
2 : 3United StatesSwedish Delight
United StatesMikeHaze
$117
2017-07-30I39 - 12thGet On My Level 2017CrushFoxUnited States
HaxFoxUnited States
1 : 2United StatesIce ClimbersNintendude
United StatesPeachMafia
2017-07-23G17 - 8thDreamHack Atlanta 2017CrushUnited States
ZosoUnited States
0 : 2United StatesHomeMadeWaffles
United StatesSFAT
All Results

Recent Notable Wins

Wins over players ranked in MPGR 2018:

Rank 38 - Hax$
Rank 49 - 2saint
Rank 50 - Slox

Rankings[edit]

Melee[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Crush once won fourteen Dragon Duels.[3]

References[edit]