HugS

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[e][h]Samus HugS
Player Information
Name:
Hugo Gonzalez
Birth:
January 21, 1986 (1986-01-21) (age 32)
Country:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$9,391
Alternate IDs:
Hugo
Nicknames:
Huggies, Huggles
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Main:
Samus
Secondaries:
Sheik
Links
History
2006-??-?? — ????-??-??
2014-07-03 — 2015-02-14
2016-06-01 — 2016-12-01
2016-12-14 — 2017-07-07
2018-01-12 — Present

Hugo "HugS" Gonzalez is the premiere Samus main and long-playing competitor in his home region of Southern California. He is currently ranked 15th on MPGR 2018 Summer.

Biography[edit]

HugS has been a competitor in the scene since its early days, and had a fierce rivalry with old-school champion Ken. While attending a fest that was being held at Ken's house, HugS was beaten by Ken's younger sister, prompting him to buckle down and train in hopes to one day be able to defeat Ken.

HugS quickly began climbing the rankings in his home state as well the entire United States, with impressive placings at both independently run tournaments and majors such as the 2006 MLG Pro Circuit, EVO West 2007, and EVO World 2007, and was soon considered one of the best players in the country. He even secured one of eight spots at the 2006 MLG Las Vegas Finals, based upon points earned from the previous tournaments in the circuit.

In 2006, HugS 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]

HugS continued to compete in an era of dwindling numbers, but returned in full force upon the rebirth of competitive Melee. He was partly credited for this rebirth due to his appearance in the 9 part documentary series, The Smash Brothers, in which he recalled the early days of competitive Smash.

HugS is known for his rivalry in the early days with Wes and Oro in competition to see who the best Samus main was at the time. At the time a very unpopular character, these three traded sets back and forth in an attempt to be seen as the premier Samus in the country.

He played for Dream Team from June 1st, 2016 to December 1, 2016.[4][5] On December 14, 2016, he was signed by Selfless Gaming.[6] His contract lapsed on July 7, 2017.[7] He joined Team Dignitas on January 12, 2018 as their first ever Smash player.[8]

Recent Major Results[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2018
2018-10-07Q717 - 24thThe Big House 8Samus1 : 3USAMarthZain
2018-08-26Q717 - 24thShine 2018Samus0 : 3USAIce ClimbersChuDat
2018-08-05Q717 - 24thEVO 20180 : 2USAPewPewU
2018-07-29I39 - 12thLow Tier City 6Samus0 : 3USAFoxLucky
2018-07-01M313 - 16thCEO 2018Samus1 : 3USAIce ClimbersARMY
2018-06-03M313 - 16thSmash 'N' Splash 4Samus0 : 3USACaptain FalconWizzrobe
2018-05-20Q717 - 24thGet On My Level 20180 : 3USALa Luna
2018-05-06M313 - 16thSmash Summit 6Samus2 : 3USAFoxSFAT$220
2018-04-21I39 - 12thFlatiron 32 : 3USAZain
2018-03-25I39 - 12thFull Bloom 4Samus1 : 3USAFoxSFAT
2018-03-11I39 - 12thEnthusiast Gaming Live Expo 2018Samus2 : 3CanadaFoxSheikRyan Ford$53
2018-01-21G17 - 8thGENESIS 5Samus0 : 3USAFoxLucky$245
2017
2017-10-08S1533 - 48thThe Big House 7Samus1 : 3USACaptain FalconWizzrobe
2017-10-01M313 - 16thGameTyrant Expo 2017SamusSamus1 : 3USACaptain FalconFalcoWestballz$300
2017-08-27M313 - 16thShine 2017Samus1 : 3USACaptain FalconS2J
2017-08-13Q717 - 24thSuper Smash Con 2017Samus0 : 3USAIce ClimbersChuDat
2017-07-30I39 - 12thGet On My Level 2017Samus0 : 3CanadaSheikKirbyKaze$45
2017-07-16S1533 - 48thEVO 20170 : 2USAMacD
2017-05-14Q717 - 24thRoyal Flush 2017Samus0 : 3USAPeachMafia
2017-04-30M313 - 16thDreamHack Austin 20172 : 3USALaudandus
All Results
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2018
2018-05-06G17 - 8thSmash Summit 6HugSSamusUSA
ZainMarthUSA
0 : 3JapanYoshiaMSa
USAPikachuAxe
2017
2017-12-17G17 - 8thThe Holiday Bash Smash InvitationalHugSUSA
DuckUSA
0 : 3Nicaraguan0ne
USAWestballz
2017-03-05G17 - 8thSmash Summit - Spring 2017HugSSamusUSA
ChuDatIce ClimbersUSA
0 : 3USAFoxSFAT
USAMarthPewPewU
2015
2015-04-19S1533 - 48thSandstormHugSUSA
MangoUSA
LZZZZZZZZO.G.
ZZZZZZZZSlick
2015-01-18E15 - 6thParagon 2015HugSUSA
LuckyUSA
0 : 2SwedenLeffen
USAMacD
2014
2014-10-05M313 - 16thThe Big House 4HugSSamusUSA
LuckyFoxUSA
0 : 2USACaptain FalconDarkrain
USAFalcoWestballz
2014-06-01I39 - 12thSKTAR 3HugSUSA
ChillindudeUSA
LUSADJ Nintendo
USAThe Moon
2014-05-25I39 - 12thPat's House 2HugSUSA
KenUSA
1 : 2USAAxe
USAOkamiBW
2006
2006-10-14I19thMLG New York Playoffs 2006HugSUSA
EddieUSA
3 : 6USAPC Chris
USAWes
All Results

Recent Notable Wins[edit]

Wins over players ranked in SSBMRank 2017:

Rank 14 - Duck
Rank 16 - Swedish Delight
Rank 18 - Westballz
Rank 19 - La Luna
Rank 20 - n0ne
Rank 21 - PewPewU
Rank 22 - Zain
Rank 24 - aMSa
Rank 25 - MikeHaze
Rank 30 - Colbol
Rank 33 - Syrox
Rank 34 - KJH
Rank 49 - Ginger
Rank 51 - Kels
Rank 61 - Spark
Rank 62 - Ka-Master
Rank 74 - AbsentPage
Rank 96 - Moky

Melee Rankings[edit]

SSBMRank[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
MPGR 2018 Summer 15
SSBMRank 2017 23
SSBMRank 2017 Summer 21
SSBMRank 2016 38
SSBMRank 2015 20
SSBMRank 2015 Summer 19
SSBMRank 2014 37
SSBMRank 2013 47

RetroSSBMRank[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
RetroSSBMRank 2008 8

SoCal Power Rankings[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
September 14, 2018 7
April 13, 2018 5
October 26, 2017 6
May 10, 2017 7
October 2, 2016 8
April 18, 2016 6
November 29, 2015 6
May 13, 2015 6
Sep 1, 2014 7

Interviews[edit]

2015[edit]

2013[edit]

References[edit]