ESAM

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[e][h]Pikachu ESAM
Player Information
Name:
Eric Lew
Birth:
November 17, 1992 (1992-11-17) (age 27)
Country:
Team:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$50,558
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Current Mains:
Samus
Secondaries:
Fox
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Current Mains:
Pikachu
Ice Climbers
Project M
Current Mains:
Samus
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Current Mains:
Pikachu
Secondaries:
Mewtwo
Samus
Corrin
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Current Mains:
Pikachu
Secondaries:
Zero Suit Samus
Samus
Links
Achievements
Ultimate
Glitch 7
History
????-??-?? — 2015-06-25
2015-06-26 — Present

Eric "ESAM" Lew is an Ultimate Pikachu main, and formerly a Wii U Pikachu main, from Florida and South Carolina[citation needed] currently playing for Panda Global. While he is a skilled Melee and Project M player, he is best known for his top level play in Brawl, Wii U, and Ultimate. He is also known for being the best Pikachu main in both Wii U and Ultimate. He is ranked as the 17th best Wii U player of all time on the PGR100. In Ultimate he is currently ranked 14th in the PGRU Fall 2019 Power Rankings.

Biography[edit]

Although being critical and joking of his own Melee play, ESAM is still considered one of the best Samuses in his home state of Florida, as well as South Carolina where he also competes fairly frequently. He has tournament wins over strong players such as Westballz, Wobbles, The Moon, dizzkidboogie, Zhu, Javi, Chillindude, and had a relatively close set with PPMD. He was ranked 93rd on Melee It On Me's 2013 SSBM Player Rankings, 100th on the 2014 edition, 81st on the 2015 edition and 68th on the 2016 edition.

ESAM would finally win his first major, doing so at Glitch 7, defeating Suarez, LeoN, Nairo, Tweek, and Light twice. His victory would also coincide with Ash Ketchum's victory at the Manalo Conference in the Pokémon anime, as both are known for using Pikachu.

In July 2020, a video of him saying the n-word in 2014 was posted on Twitter.[1] He apologized.[2]

Results[edit]

Ultimate[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2020
2020-01-26D14thGENESIS 7Pikachu2 : 3MexicoJokerMkLeo$1,336
2020-01-19C13rdGlitch 8Pikachu1 : 3United StatesMarioDark Wizzy
2019
2019-12-08A11stMango's Birthday BashPikachu3 : 1CanadaRoyMarioBlacktwins13$2,276
2019-11-23E15 - 6thFight For 95Pikachu0 : 2United StatesCloudDiabeo
2019-11-17I39 - 12thDreamHack Atlanta 2019Pikachu2 : 3United StatesFoxLight
2019-10-27E15 - 6thSmash Ultimate Summit 2Zero Suit SamusPikachu1 : 3MexicoMr. Game & WatchMaister$2,168
2019-10-20A11stEGLX 2019: Rising StarsPikachu3 : 0
3 : 0
CanadaPichuMarioBlacktwins13$2,649
2019-10-12I39 - 12thThunder Smash 3Pikachu2 : 3JapanWarioKameme
2019-10-06M313 - 16thThe Big House 9Pikachu1 : 3United StatesR.O.B.WaDi
2019-09-15A11stGlitch 7Pikachu3 : 2United StatesFoxLight$3,523
2019-09-08B12ndDreamHack Montreal 2019Pikachu3 : 0
1 : 3
United StatesZero Suit SamusMarss$2,000
2019-08-25I39 - 12thShine 2019Pikachu1 : 3United StatesWarioTweek$132
2019-08-11I39 - 12thSuper Smash Con 2019Pikachu2 : 3MexicoMr. Game & WatchMaister$135
2019-08-04R725 - 32ndEVO 2019Pikachu0 : 2United StatesLuigiElegant
2019-07-28D14thThunder Smash 2Pikachu2 : 3United StatesOlimarDabuz
2019-07-14Q717 - 24thLow Tier City 70 : 2MexicoJoker
2019-06-30I39 - 12thCEO 2019Pikachu0 : 2United StatesZero Suit SamusMarss
2019-06-15C13rdEnd of The Line 72 : 3United StatesMVD
2019-06-02C13rdDreamHack Dallas 2019JokerPikachuYoshi1 : 3United StatesPeachMuteAce$1,000
2019-05-26E15 - 6thCombo Breaker 2019Pikachu1 : 2United StatesSnakeMVD$129
All Results
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2020
2020-01-26G17 - 8thGENESIS 7ESAMPikachuUnited States
MVDSnakeUnited States
2 : 3United StatesLuigiElegant
United StatesGreninjaStroder
$92
2020-01-19A11stGlitch 8ESAMSnakeUnited States
MVDPikachuUnited States
3 : 0United StatesInklingCosmos
MexicoMr. Game & WatchMaister
2019
2019-12-08B12ndMango's Birthday BashESAMUnited States
PlupUnited States
0 : 3
2 : 3
United StatesANTi
CanadaBlacktwins13
$237
2019-11-17E15 - 6thDreamHack Atlanta 2019ESAMUnited States
MVDUnited States
0 : 3United StatesMarss
United StatesScAtt
2019-10-20A11stEGLX 2019: Rising StarsESAMUnited States
tamimCanada
2 : 3
3 : 0
CanadaVenom
CanadaSmokk
$152
2019-10-06S1533 - 48thThe Big House 9ESAMUnited States
MVDUnited States
0 : 2United StatesFatality
United StatesSonido
2019-09-15C13rdGlitch 7ESAMPikachuUnited States
MVDSnakeUnited States
0 : 3United StatesMarioDark Wizzy
United StatesFoxLight
$66
2019-09-08A11stDreamHack Montreal 2019ESAMUnited States
MarssUnited States
3 : 1CanadaSmokk
CanadaVenom
$300
2019-08-25I39 - 12thShine 2019ESAMUnited States
MVDUnited States
1 : 3United StatesSamsora
United StatesNairo
$132
2019-08-11D14thSuper Smash Con 2019ESAMPikachuUnited States
MVDSnakeUnited States
1 : 3United StatesNessBestNess
United StatesFoxMarioLui$
$2,166
2019-07-14D14thLow Tier City 7ESAMUnited States
MVDUnited States
2 : 3United StatesLui$
United StatesBestNess
2019-06-15A11stEnd of The Line 7ESAMUnited States
MVDUnited States
3 : 2
3 : 1
United StatesElegant
United StatesAvoiD
2019-06-02A11stDreamHack Dallas 2019ESAMUnited States
MVDUnited States
1 : 3
3 : 2
United StatesANTi
United StatesLarry Lurr
$300
2019-05-26A11stCombo Breaker 2019ESAMPikachuUnited States
MVDSnakeUnited States
2 : 3
3 : 2
United StatesMarioLucarioANTi
United StatesSnakePelca
$270
2019-05-19C13rdGet On My Level 2019ESAMPikachuUnited States
MVDSnakeUnited States
2 : 3MexicoJokerMkLeo
MexicoRoyPokémon TrainerSerge!
$172
2019-04-21G17 - 8thPound 2019ESAMUnited States
MVDUnited States
0 : 3United StatesLarry Lurr
CanadaAlly
$34
2019-04-14Q717 - 24th2GG: Prime SagaESAMUnited States
VoiDUnited States
0 : 2United StatesUltimate Razer
United StatesMegafox
2019-03-31B12ndBattle of BC 3ESAMPikachuUnited States
Captain LPichuCanada
2 : 3United StatesPokémon TrainerPandarian
United StatesPeachDaisyCaptainZack
2019-03-24B12ndFull Bloom 5ESAMPikachuUnited States
MVDSnakeUnited States
1 : 3United StatesInklingCosmos
United StatesIkeIce ClimbersMarss
$102
2019-02-24B12ndFrostbite 2019ESAMPikachuUnited States
MVDSnakeUnited States
2 : 3
0 : 3
United StatesYoung LinkTweek
United StatesZero Suit SamusMarss
$588
All Results
vs. Mexico MkLeo
vs. United States of America Dark Wizzy
vs. United States of America Marss
vs. United States of America Nairo
vs. Mexico Bedgar
vs. Mexico Waymas
vs. United States of America Dark Wizzy
vs. United States of America Cosmos
vs. United States of America Stroder
vs. United States of America Mr. E
vs. United States of America RFang
vs. United States of America Dabuz
vs. United States of America Raffi-X
vs. Canada Blacktwins13
vs. United States of America Mossy
vs. United States of America Diabeo
vs. United States of America MuteAce
vs. United States of America ZekeTRP
vs. United States of America fuji
vs. United States of America Light

Recent Notable Wins

Wins over players ranked in PGRU Fall 2019:

Rank 4 - Nairo
Rank 22 - Dark Wizzy
Rank 23 - Cosmos
Rank 31 - Raffi-X
Rank 45 - RFang

Wii U[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2018
2018-11-18E15 - 6thDreamHack Atlanta 2018SamusPikachu0 : 3United StatesSonicWrath$500
2018-10-07B12ndThe Big House 8PikachuSamus1 : 3United StatesCorrinCosmos$562
2018-09-09D14thDreamHack Montreal 2018Pikachu2 : 3United StatesDiddy KongMVD
2018-08-12S1533 - 48thSuper Smash Con 20180 : 2United StatesKonga
2018-08-05M313 - 16thEVO 2018Pikachu1 : 2JapanZero Suit SamusChoco
2018-07-29C13rdLow Tier City 6Pikachu1 : 3United StatesLuigiElegant
2018-07-01S1533 - 48thCEO 20180 : 2United Statestyroy
2018-06-03B12ndDreamHack Austin 2018Pikachu2 : 3
2 : 3
United StatesFoxLarry Lurr$2,000
2018-05-27C13rdCombo Breaker 2018Pikachu2 : 3United StatesBayonettatyroy$156
2018-05-20M313 - 16thGet On My Level 2018Pikachu2 : 3CanadaRyuLocus$17
2018-04-21A11stFlatiron 3Pikachu3 : 2United StatesDiddy KongMVD
2018-03-11C13rdEnthusiast Gaming Live Expo 2018Diddy KongPikachu1 : 3United StatesMewtwoWaDi$729
2018-02-11S3165 - 96thFrostbite 2018DQUnited StatesMorpheus
2018-01-28M313 - 16thEVO Japan 20180 : 2JapanSigma
2018-01-21G17 - 8thGENESIS 5Pikachu0 : 3United StatesZero Suit SamusNairo$130
2017
2017-11-19B12ndSuper FamiCon 2017Pikachu2 : 3United StatesRosalinaDabuz$654
2017-11-04Q717 - 24th2GGC: MKLeo Saga2 : 3JapanKirihara
2017-10-29C13rdToo Hot to HandlePikachuSamus2 : 3United StatesSonicManny$763
2017-10-22E15 - 6thDreamHack Denver 2017Pikachu2 : 3United StatesBayonettaSalem$500
2017-10-08R725 - 32ndThe Big House 7Pikachu1 : 3JapanMewtwoAbadango
All Results
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2018
2018-11-18C13rdDreamHack Atlanta 2018ESAMUnited States
FatalityUnited States
1 : 3United StatesSamsora
United StatesCaptainZack
$50
2018-10-07E15 - 6thThe Big House 8ESAMPikachuUnited States
MVDDiddy KongBayonettaUnited States
1 : 3United StatesSheikVoiD
United StatesNessNAKAT
$35
2018-09-09E15 - 6thDreamHack Montreal 2018ESAMUnited States
MVDUnited States
0 : 2CanadaVenom
CanadaDarkwolf
2018-08-12G17 - 8thSuper Smash Con 2018ESAMUnited States
MVDUnited States
1 : 3United StatesSDX
United StatesLight
$83
2018-07-29C13rdLow Tier City 6ESAMPikachuUnited States
MVDDiddy KongUnited States
2 : 3United StatesNessNAKAT
United StatesCorrinCosmos
2018-07-01E15 - 6thCEO 2018ESAMPikachuUnited States
MVDDiddy KongBayonettaUnited States
0 : 2United StatesNessNAKAT
NetherlandsSheikMr.R
$37
2018-06-03B12ndDreamHack Austin 2018ESAMUnited States
MVDUnited States
0 : 3
1 : 3
United StatesLarry Lurr
United StatesSamsora
$150
2018-05-27A11stCombo Breaker 2018ESAMUnited States
MVDUnited States
3 : 2United StatesNed
United Statestyroy
2018-05-20D14thGet On My Level 2018ESAMPikachuUnited States
MVDDiddy KongUnited States
1 : 3MexicoCloudMKLeo
CanadaBayonettaMistake
$93
2018-04-21A11stFlatiron 3ESAMUnited States
MVDUnited States
3 : 1
3 : 2
United StatesBestNess
United StatesFroZn
2018-03-11B12ndEnthusiast Gaming Live Expo 2018ESAMPikachuUnited States
MVDDiddy KongUnited States
0 : 3
0 : 3
CanadaBayonettaMistake
United StatesPeachSamsora
$146
2018-02-11I39 - 12thFrostbite 2018ESAMUnited States
MVDUnited States
0 : 2CanadaMistake
United StatesSamsora
2018-01-21B12ndGENESIS 5ESAMPikachuUnited States
MVDDiddy KongUnited States
1 : 3MexicoCloudMKLeo
MexicoSheikJavi
$296
2017
2017-11-19E15 - 6thSuper FamiCon 2017ESAMUnited States
MekosUnited States
1 : 3United StatesANTi
United StatesWaDi
$42
2017-11-04G17 - 8th2GGC: MKLeo SagaESAMUnited States
MVDUnited States
0 : 2JapanKEN
JapanTsu
2017-10-29B12ndToo Hot to HandleESAMUnited States
MVDUnited States
3 : 0
0 : 3
United StatesCaptainZack
United StatesMattyG
$290
2017-10-22A11stDreamHack Denver 2017ESAMPikachuUnited States
MVDDiddy KongUnited States
3 : 0
3 : 1
JapanBayonettaAbadango
United StatesFoxLarry Lurr
2017-10-08E15 - 6thThe Big House 7ESAMPikachuUnited States
MVDDiddy KongUnited States
2 : 3United StatesBayonettaCaptainZack
CanadaBayonettaMistake
$64
2017-10-01G17 - 8thGameTyrant Expo 2017ESAMUnited States
MVDUnited States
2 : 3United StatesMarss
United StatesZinoto
$25
2017-09-10D14thDreamHack Montreal 2017ESAMUnited States
MVDUnited States
1 : 3CanadaBlacktwins13
CanadaDarkAura
All Results
vs. United States of America Wrath
vs. United States of America Tweek
vs. United States of America Samsora
vs. United States of America Cosmos
vs. United States of America Tweek
vs. United States of America Cosmos
vs. United States of America Tweek
vs. United States of America Salem
vs. United States of America Runes
vs. United States of America yeti
vs. United States of America CaptainZack
vs. United States of America Samsora
vs. United States of America Crump
vs. United States of America Dabuz
vs. United States of America Tyroy
vs. Canada Jayy
vs. United States of America Larry Lurr
vs. United States of America Larry Lurr
vs. United States of America Samsora
vs. United States of America ANTi

Recent Notable Wins

Wins over players ranked in PGR v5:

Rank 2 - Tweek
Rank 5 - Salem
Rank 6 - Mistake
Rank 9 - CaptainZack
Rank 12 - Samsora
Rank 39 - Tyroy

Melee[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2018
2018-06-03M313 - 16thDreamHack Austin 2018Samus0 : 3United StatesMarthArc
2018-04-21S1533 - 48thFlatiron 30 : 2United StatesARMY
2017
2017-09-10I39 - 12thDreamHack Montreal 20171 : 3CanadaRyan Ford
2016
2016-11-13S3165 - 96thSmash the Record 20160 : 2United StatesBigRick
2016-09-25E15 - 6thThe Smash HouseSamus1 : 3United StatesFoxDruggedfox
2016-08-14M313 - 16thSuper Smash Con 2016Samus1 : 3JapanYoshiaMSa
2016-06-19D14thLow Tier City 4SamusFox0 : 3United StatesCaptain FalconWizzrobe$566
2016-05-08Q717 - 24thDreamHack Austin 20161 : 2United StatesMojo
2016-04-24M313 - 16thSmash Summit 2Samus1 : 3United StatesSheikShroomed$259
2016-02-21I39 - 12thB.E.A.S.T 6Samus2 : 3NetherlandsSheikAmsah
2016-01-17S3165 - 96thGENESIS 31 : 2United StatesKa-Master
2016-01-10I39 - 12thSuper Smash Sundays 39SamusFox0 : 2United StatesSamusHugS
2015
2015-11-21E15 - 6thFrame Perfect SeriesSamusFox0 : 3United StatesFoxMarthColbol$14
2015-11-08E15 - 6thTipped Off 11SamusFox1 : 3MexicoFoxSheikJavi$252
2015-10-04R725 - 32ndThe Big House 5SamusFox1 : 3United StatesFalcoSheikZhu
2015-09-06Q717 - 24thParagon Los Angeles 20150 : 2United StatesColbol
2014
2014-09-21M313 - 16thTipped Off 101 : 2United StatesIori
2014-01-19S1648 - 64thApex 2014LUnited StatesKoreanDJ
2013
2013-01-13S1533 - 48thApex 2013Samus1 : 2CanadaSheikDiakonos
2009
2009-12-20I39 - 12thWinterfest 2009
All Results
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2019
2019-07-14M313 - 16thLow Tier City 7ESAMUnited States
BoeyUnited States
0 : 2United StatesTuesday
United StatesGolden
2018
2018-05-27D14thCombo Breaker 2018ESAMUnited States
JoeyUnited States
0 : 3United StatesScythe
United StatesSago
2017
2017-10-22M313 - 16thDreamHack Denver 2017ESAMUnited States
JoeyUnited States
0 : 2United StatesKittyMW
United Statespatcake
2017-09-10D14thDreamHack Montreal 2017ESAMSamusUnited States
dizzkidboogieIce ClimbersUnited States
1 : 3CanadaFoxRyan Ford
CanadaGanondorfKage
2017-04-30E15 - 6thDreamHack Austin 2017ESAMSamusUnited States
HungryboxJigglypuffUnited States
1 : 3United StatesFoxSFAT
United StatesFoxMango
2017-01-07E15 - 6thSmash Conference LXIXESAMUnited States
HungryboxUnited States
1 : 2United StatesWizzrobe
United StatesKPAN
2016
2016-10-09Q717 - 24thThe Big House 6ESAMUnited States
KageCanada
0 : 2United StatesDJ Nintendo
United StatesThe Moon
2016-09-25D14thThe Smash HouseESAMUnited States
Flamin RoyUnited States
LUnited StatesKPAN
United StatesHarriet
2016-06-19B12ndLow Tier City 4ESAMSamusUnited States
HungryboxJigglypuffUnited States
3 : 1
1 : 3
United StatesFoxMango
United StatesFoxLucky
$156
2016-04-24G17 - 8thSmash Summit 2ESAMSamusUnited States
IceFoxGermany
1 : 3United StatesSheikShroomed
United StatesFalcoWestballz
2015
2015-11-08Q717 - 24thTipped Off 11ESAMUnited States
JunebugUnited States
0 : 2United StatesFlamin Roy
United StatesGreenmario
2014
2014-06-29D14thCEO 2014ESAMSamusUnited States
ZeRoFoxChile
0 : 2United StatesFoxChillindude
United StatesIce ClimbersChuDat
All Results

Recent Notable Wins

Wins over players ranked in SSBMRank 2015:

Rank 8 - Westballz
Rank 29 - Zhu
Rank 32 - Wobbles
Rank 78 - lloD
Rank 84 - dizzkidboogie
Rank 90 - Tai

Brawl[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2015
2015-08-09B12ndSuper Smash ConPikachuZero Suit SamusBowser0 : 3United StatesMeta KnightMew2King
2014
2014-06-01C13rdSKTAR 3Pikachu1 : 3United StatesMeta KnightNairo$116
2014-01-19C13rdApex 2014Ice ClimbersPikachu0 : 3ChileMeta KnightZeRo$695
2013
2013-08-04G17 - 8thSKTAR 2LChileZeRo
2013-01-13M313 - 16thApex 2013LNetherlandsMr.R
2012
2012-07-15B12ndSKTARPikachuIce Climbers0 : 3United StatesMeta KnightNairo$308
2012-01-08D14thApex 2012Ice ClimbersPikachu0 : 3JapanOlimarNietono$640
2011
2011-07-17I39 - 12thGENESIS 2LUnited Stateszex$25
2010
2010-06-06G17 - 8thMLG Columbus 2010LUnited StatesDojo
2010-04-18D14thMLG Orlando 2010LUnited StatesTyrant$700
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2015
2015-08-09M313 - 16thSuper Smash ConESAMUnited States
MVDUnited States
LBlindbeard
Cheesewhiz
vs. United States of America Mew2King
vs. United States of America Nairo
vs. United States of America Mew2King
vs. United States of America MVD
vs. United States of America Nairo
vs. Japan 9B
vs. Canada Ally
vs. Chile ZeRo
vs. United States of America Nairo
vs. Chile ZeRo
vs. United States of America Nairo
vs. United States of America Vinnie
vs. United States of America Nairo
vs. Japan Nietono
vs. Japan Kakera
vs. United States of America Razer
vs. Japan Otori


Project M[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2017
2017-06-26Q717 - 24thSMASHADELPHIA 20172 : 3United StatesSatoshi
2015
2015-11-21D14thFrame Perfect Series1 : 2United StatesMrLz$20
2015-11-08E15 - 6thTipped Off 11SamusPikachu0 : 3United StatesGanondorfJunebug$144
2014
2014-09-21E15 - 6thTipped Off 10Samus1 : 2United StatesMeta KnightPlup$50
2014-06-29I39 - 12thCEO 2014LUnited StatesNick Riddle
2014-06-01D14thSKTAR 3SamusPikachu0 : 3United StatesMewtwoMew2King$201
2014-01-19I39 - 12thApex 2014SamusDonkey Kong0 : 2United StatesRoySethlon
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2017
2017-06-26I39 - 12thSMASHADELPHIA 2017ESAMUnited States
PixelUnited States
0 : 2United StatesDingo
United StatesE2xD
2014
2014-09-21B12ndTipped Off 10ESAMUnited States
MVDUnited States
1 : 0
0 : 1
United StatesWizzrobe
United StatesPlup
$45


Rankings[edit]

Ultimate[edit]

PGRU[edit]

Ranking SeriesRank
Fall 201914
Spring 201916

OrionRank[edit]

Ranking SeriesRank
20208
201914
Six Months In18

Wii U[edit]

Panda Global Rankings[edit]

Ranking SeriesRank
PGR10017
PGR v521
PGR v421
PGR v318
PGR v227
PGR v114

OrionRank[edit]

Ranking SeriesRank
201824
201715
201616

South Florida[edit]

Ranking SeriesRank
2018 Season 12
Summer 20171
Q2 20171
Winter 20171
Winter 20161

Melee[edit]

SSBMRank[edit]

Ranking SeriesRank
SSBMRank 201668
SSBMRank 201581
SSBMRank 2014100
SSBMRank 201393

South Florida[edit]

Ranking SeriesRank
Summer 20154

Brawl[edit]

RetroSSBBRank[edit]

Ranking SeriesRank
20146
201320
20124
201113
20109

References[edit]

  1. Technicals (2020-07-30). "ESAM saying the N-word". Retrieved 2020-07-07.
  2. ESAM. "ESAM statement". Retrieved 2020-07-07.