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:
$12,176
Alternate IDs:
Hugo
Nicknames:
Huggies, Huggles
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Main:
Samus
Secondaries:
Sheik
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Main:
Wolf
Secondaries:
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 23rd on MPGR 2018.

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
2019-03-24M313 - 16thFull Bloom 5Samus0 : 3USAJigglypuffMichael
2019-02-03M313 - 16thGENESIS 6Samus1 : 3USASamusDuck
2018
2018-12-16S3165 - 96thDon't Park on the Grass 2018DQUSANav
2018-08-05Q717 - 24thEVO 2018Samus0 : 2USAMarthPewPewU
2018-07-01M313 - 16thCEO 2018Samus1 : 3USAIce ClimbersARMY
2018-05-20Q717 - 24thGet On My Level 20180 : 3USALa Luna
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
2017-10-01M313 - 16thGameTyrant Expo 2017SamusSamus1 : 3USACaptain FalconFalcoWestballz$300
2017-07-30I39 - 12thGet On My Level 2017Samus0 : 3CanadaSheikKirbyKaze$45
2017-07-16S1533 - 48thEVO 20170 : 2USAMacD
2017-06-04E15 - 6thBattle of BC 2Samus0 : 3USAJigglypuffPrince Abu
2017-04-30M313 - 16thDreamHack Austin 20172 : 3USALaudandus
2017-04-16E15 - 6thCEO DreamlandSamus0 : 3USAJigglypuffHungrybox$166
2017-03-25Q717 - 24thFull Bloom 3Samus0 : 3USASheikDrephen
2017-01-22Q717 - 24thGENESIS 4Samus0 : 3USACaptain FalconS2J$75
2016
2016-12-18S1533 - 48thDon't Park on the GrassSamus0 : 3USAJigglypuffPrince Abu
2016-06-26R725 - 32ndCEO 20160 : 2USAGahtzu
All Results
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2017
2017-12-17G17 - 8thThe Holiday Bash Smash InvitationalHugSUSA
DuckUSA
0 : 3Nicaraguan0ne
USAWestballz
All Results

Recent Notable Wins

Wins over players ranked in MPGR 2018:

Rank 42 - Captain Smuckers
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
2019-03-31S1549 - 64thBattle of BC 30 : 2CanadabSM
2019-03-03S3197 - 128thUltimate Nimbus0 : 2USAPATTI
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
This player has no results.
No VODs on record


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]