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[e][h]Samus HugS
Player Information
Hugo Gonzalez
January 21, 1986 (age 37)
Years Active:
2005 - 2020
Huggies, Huggles
Approx. Total Winnings:
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Current Mains:
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Current Mains:
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Current Mains:
Mii Gunner
2006-??-?? — ????-??-??
2014-07-03 — 2015-02-14
2016-06-01 — 2016-12-01
2016-12-14 — 2017-07-07
2018-01-12 — 2023-05-23

Hugo "HugS" Gonzalez is the premiere Samus main and long-playing competitor in his home region of Southern California. He was ranked 46th in MPGR 2019.


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 1, 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] He parted ways with Dignitas on May 23, 2023.[9]



Recent Notable Wins

Wins over players ranked in MPGR 2019:

Rank 80 - bobby big ballz


Broadcast talent[edit]

DateTierTournamentPositionPartner List
2023-08-13MajorSuper Smash Con 2023Super Smash Con 2023Commentator
2023-06-18NationalWavedash 2023Wavedash 2023Commentator
2023-05-21MajorBattle of BC 5Battle of BC 5Battle of BC 5Commentator
2023-02-19No TierLVL UP EXPO 2023LVL UP EXPO 2023LVL UP EXPO 2023Commentator
2023-01-22PremierGENESIS 9GENESIS 9GENESIS 9Commentator
2022-12-04MajorMainstage 2022Mainstage 2022Commentator
2022-10-23PremierLudwig Smash InvitationalLudwig Smash InvitationalCommentator
2022-08-07NationalWavedash 2022Wavedash 2022Wavedash 2022Commentator
2022-07-03MajorGet On My Level 2022Get On My Level 2022Commentator
2022-05-15MajorSmash Summit 13Smash Summit 13Commentator
2022-05-07NationalThe Function 2The Function 2The Function 2Commentator
2021-12-12MajorSmash Summit 12Smash Summit 12Commentator
2021-11-14MajorMainstage 2021Mainstage 2021Commentator
2021-07-18MajorSmash Summit 11Smash Summit 11Commentator
2021-05-21No TierNetplay for PalestineCommentator
2021-01-24No TierSlime's Commentator InvitationalSlime's Commentator InvitationalCommentator
2020-11-22MajorSmash Summit 10 OnlineSmash Summit 10 OnlineCommentator
2020-02-16MajorSmash Summit 9Smash Summit 9Commentator
2019-06-16MajorSmash Summit 8Smash Summit 8Commentator
2016-11-13No TierSmash the Record 2016Smash the Record 2016Commentator