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[e][h]Samus HugS
Player Information
Hugo Gonzalez
January 21, 1986 (1986-01-21) (age 34)
Approx. Total Winnings:
Alternate IDs:
Huggies, Huggles
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mii Gunner
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 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 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]



2020-02-01R329 - 32ndSaving Mr. Lombardi 2Samus1 : 2United StatesFalcoSquid
2020-01-26S3165 - 96thGENESIS 70 : 2United StatesPrince Abu
2019-12-08Q717 - 24thMango's Birthday BashLUnited StatesLucky
2019-11-17Q717 - 24thDreamHack Atlanta 20192 : 3United StatesVoo
2019-10-06S1533 - 48thThe Big House 9Samus1 : 3United StatesMarthTai
2019-09-22M313 - 16thMainstageSamus1 : 3United StatesDr. MarioFranz
2019-09-15Q717 - 24thSmash Camp: End of SummerLUnited StatesAura
2019-09-08D14thDreamHack Montreal 2019Samus0 : 3NicaraguaCaptain Falconn0ne$400
2019-08-25S1533 - 48thShine 2019Samus1 : 3United StatesFoxMikeHaze
2019-08-11S1533 - 48thSuper Smash Con 20190 : 2United StatesRishi
2019-07-21E15 - 6thDefend The North 2019Samus0 : 3United StatesJigglypuff2saint
2019-07-14Q717 - 24thLow Tier City 70 : 2United StatesSDJ
2019-06-30R725 - 32ndCEO 20190 : 2United Statesprof
2019-06-09R725 - 32ndThe Kid, the Goat, and the Mango0 : 3MexicoChango
2019-06-02A11stDreamHack Dallas 2019Samus3 : 1United StatesFalcoMagi$2,500
2019-03-31R725 - 32ndBattle of BC 3Samus1 : 3United StatesPeachAura
2019-03-24M313 - 16thFull Bloom 5Samus0 : 3United StatesJigglypuffMichael
2019-03-17E15 - 6thFight For Socal 4Samus0 : 3United StatesFoxFiction
2019-02-03M313 - 16thGENESIS 6Samus1 : 3United StatesSamusDuck
2019-01-26I39 - 12thFight For Socal 2Samus1 : 3United StatesFalcoRocky
All Results
2018-06-17I39 - 12thAmaterasu #2HUGOJapan
0 : 2JapanLuka
2018-05-06G17 - 8thSmash Summit 6HugSSamusUnited States
ZainMarthUnited States
0 : 3JapanYoshiaMSa
United StatesPikachuAxe
2017-12-17G17 - 8thThe Holiday Bash Smash InvitationalHugSUnited States
DuckUnited States
0 : 3Nicaraguan0ne
United StatesWestballz
2017-03-05G17 - 8thSmash Summit - Spring 2017HugSSamusUnited States
ChuDatIce ClimbersUnited States
0 : 3United StatesFoxSFAT
United StatesMarthPewPewU
2016-03-26C13rdOUTFOXX'DHugSUnited States
Captain FacerollUnited States
2 : 3United Statestm
United StatesKJH
2016-01-24E15 - 6thSuper Smash Sundays 40HugSUnited States
KenUnited States
0 : 2United StatesCaptain Faceroll
United StatesPsychoMidget
2016-01-10D14thSuper Smash Sundays 39HugSUnited States
MikeHazeUnited States
1 : 2United StatesMacD
United StatesAlan
2015-12-13C13rdSuper Smash Sundays 38HugSUnited States
MacDUnited States
2 : 3United StatesKira
United StatesCDK
2015-08-30B12ndPAX Prime 2015HugSSamusUnited States
Mew2KingSheikFoxUnited States
0 : 3SwedenFoxLeffen
United StatesPeachMacD
2015-05-10M313 - 16thPress StartHugSUnited States
FictionUnited States
1 : 2United StatesEastCoastJeff
United StatesOkamiBW
2015-04-19S1533 - 48thSandstormHugSUnited States
MangoUnited States
2015-02-01S1533 - 48thApex 2015HugsUnited States
Alex19United States
LUnited StatesGahtzu
United StatesWizzrobe
2015-01-18E15 - 6thParagon 2015HugSUnited States
LuckyUnited States
0 : 2SwedenLeffen
United StatesMacD
2015-01-04E15 - 6thSWEET PrologueHugSUnited States
MikeHazeUnited States
LUnited StatesFrootloop
United StatesORLY
2014-12-21B12ndSuper Smash Sundays 30HugSUnited States
LuckyUnited States
3 : 2
1 : 3
United StatesS2J
United StatesFiction
2014-10-05M313 - 16thThe Big House 4HugSSamusUnited States
LuckyFoxUnited States
0 : 2United StatesCaptain FalconDarkrain
United StatesFalcoWestballz
2014-06-01I39 - 12thSKTAR 3HugSUnited States
ChillindudeUnited States
LUnited StatesDJ Nintendo
United StatesThe Moon
2014-05-25I39 - 12thPat's House 2HugSUnited States
KenUnited States
1 : 2United StatesAxe
United StatesOkamiBW
2014-03-02D14thSoCal Regionals 2014HugSUnited States
KBJUnited States
2 : 3United StatesAxe
United StatesOkamiBW
2006-10-14I19thMLG New York Playoffs 2006HugSUnited States
EddieUnited States
3 : 6United StatesPC Chris
United StatesWes
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


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

Broadcast talent[edit]

Date Tier Tournament Position
2020-02-16 A2Major Smash Summit 9 Commentator
2019-06-16 A2Major Smash Summit 8 Commentator
2016-11-13 A8Undefined Smash the Record 2016 Commentator