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[e][h]Samus HugS
Player Information
Hugo Gonzalez
January 21, 1986 (1986-01-21) (age 32)
Approx. Total Winnings:
Alternate IDs:
Huggies, Huggles
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Samus Samus
Sheik Sheik
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 SSBMRank 2017.


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]

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$57
2018-01-21G17 - 8thGENESIS 5Samus0 : 3USAFoxLucky$245
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
2017-04-16E15 - 6thCEO DreamlandSamus0 : 3USAJigglypuffHungrybox$166
2017-03-25Q717 - 24thFull Bloom 3Samus0 : 3USASheikDrephen
2017-03-05M313 - 16thSmash Summit - Spring 2017Samus0 : 3USAFoxMango$514
2017-01-22Q717 - 24thGENESIS 4Samus0 : 3USACaptain FalconS2J$75
2016-12-18S1533 - 48thDon't Park on the GrassSamus0 : 3USAJigglypuffPrince Abu
2016-12-04R725 - 32ndUGC Smash Open2 : 3USAKels
2016-10-09S1533 - 48thThe Big House 6Samus1 : 2USACaptain FalconWizzrobe
All Results
Date Place Event Partner Result Prize
2018-05-06 A57 - 8th Smash Summit 6 HugSSamusUSA
0 : 3 JapanYoshiaMSa
2015-01-18 A55 - 6th Paragon 2015 HugSUSA
0 : 2 SwedenLeffen
2014-10-05 A513 - 16th The Big House 4 HugSSamusUSA
0 : 2 USACaptain FalconDarkrain
2014-06-01 A59 - 12th SKTAR 3 HugSUSA
L USADJ Nintendo
USAThe Moon
All Results

Melee Rankings[edit]


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


Ranking Series Rank
RetroSSBMRank 2008 8

SoCal Power Rankings[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
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