HugS

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[e][h]Samus HugS
Player Information
Name:
Hugo Gonzalez
Birth:
January 21, 1986 (1986-01-21) (age 33)
Country:
Team:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$12,575
Alternate IDs:
Hugo
Nicknames:
Huggies, Huggles
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Main:
Samus
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Main:
Mii Gunner
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 50th on MPGR 2019 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]

Results[edit]

Melee[edit]

Recent Majors[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2019
2019-10-06S1533 - 48thThe Big House 9Samus1 : 3USAMarthTai
2019-09-22M313 - 16thMainstageSamus1 : 3USADr. MarioFranz
2019-08-25S1533 - 48thShine 2019Samus1 : 3USAFoxMikeHaze
2019-08-11S1533 - 48thSuper Smash Con 20190 : 2USARishi
2019-07-14Q717 - 24thLow Tier City 70 : 2USASDJ
2019-06-30R725 - 32ndCEO 20190 : 2USAprof
2019-03-24M313 - 16thFull Bloom 5Samus0 : 3USAJigglypuffMichael
2019-02-03M313 - 16thGENESIS 6Samus1 : 3USASamusDuck
2018
2018-10-07Q717 - 24thThe Big House 8Samus1 : 3USAMarthZain
2018-08-26Q717 - 24thShine 2018Samus0 : 3USAIce ClimbersChuDat
2018-08-05Q717 - 24thEVO 2018Samus0 : 2USAMarthPewPewU
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$52
2018-01-21G17 - 8thGENESIS 5Samus0 : 3USAFoxLucky$245
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
2015-05-10M313 - 16thPress StartHugSUSA
FictionUSA
1 : 2USAEastCoastJeff
USAOkamiBW
2015-04-19S1533 - 48thSandstormHugSUSA
MangoUSA
LO.G.
Slick
2015-02-01S1533 - 48thApex 2015HugsUSA
Alex19USA
LUSAGahtzu
USAWizzrobe
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

Wins over players ranked in MPGR 2018:

Rank 31 - Ryan Ford
Rank 34 - iBDW
Rank 42 - Captain Smuckers
Rank 43 - MikeHaze
Rank 54 - Squid
Rank 65 - Nintendude
Rank 69 - FatGoku
Rank 75 - Darkatma
Rank 85 - Legend
Rank 88 - Jakenshaken
Rank 97 - Magi

Ultimate[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2019
2019-10-13E15 - 6thSEA Major 2019Mii Gunner0 : 3PhilippinesNessPSI Force
2019-03-31S1549 - 64thBattle of BC 30 : 2CanadabSM
2019-03-03S3197 - 128thUltimate Nimbus0 : 2USAPATTI
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
This player has no results.


Broadcast talent[edit]

Date Tier Tournament Position
2019
2019-06-16 A2Major Smash Summit 8 Commentator
2016
2016-11-13 A8Undefined Smash the Record 2016 Commentator

Melee Rankings[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2015[edit]

2013[edit]

References[edit]