Isai

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Player Information
Name:
Joel Alvarado
Birth:
March 17, 1985 (1985-03-17) (age 33)
Country:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$20,237
Super Smash Bros.
Main:
Pikachu Pikachu, Fox Fox
Secondaries:
Link Link, Jigglypuff Jigglypuff, Kirby Kirby
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Main:
Captain Falcon Captain Falcon
Secondaries:
Fox Fox, Sheik Sheik, Marth Marth
Links
Achievements
Apex 2014
History
2014-01-25 — 2015-??-??

Joel "Isai" Alvarado (pronounced like Isaiah) is a retired Melee Captain Falcon main from San Jose, California. He is currently considered to be one of the best 64 players despite being known for playing low-tier characters in tournament. Back in the MLG era, he was considered the best Captain Falcon player in the United States, scoring multiple victories over Ken during Ken's prime. An episode of the The Smash Brothers documentary entitled "Don't Get Hit" focused entirely on him.

Biography[edit]

Isai emerged as a contender in the Northern California scene around 2004 along with Ken. He won an early national tournament at MOAST 3 in Dallas, Texas in January 15th-16th, 2005.

In 2005, he traveled with Ken and several other American players to Japan to participate in the Jack Garden Tournament.[1] His final placement in this tournament is unknown.

Isai and Ken's team was called "El Chocolate Diablo". They first teamed in 2004, and they won every tournament they entered until 2006 MLG Chicago, where they lost to the team of Chillindude and Azen. In singles, he frequently got top 8 at MLG events. In 2007, Isai started to lose interest in Melee, and he stopped playing Melee after Super Champ Combo, where him and Ken got 7th in doubles at their final event together.

At the end of 2006 he was ranked 9th on the Smash Panel Power Rankings.

At Apex 2012, he was convinced to play an exhibition on stream versus Captain Jack. In the exhibition, he sandbagged and was quickly defeated.

In 64, Isai is known for his mastery of all of the characters. He won Apex 2014 using exclusively Jigglypuff. He has also achieved 2nd place finishes at Apex 2012 and 2013 using Link (who is last on the 64 tier list) and Mario respectively.

In 2014, Isai was sponsored by CLASH Tournaments.[2] He streamed Super Smash Bros. weekly on their Twitch channel from late-2013 to mid-2015. It is unknown when his contract lapsed.

Isai traveled to Japan for 8th Kanto, but did not compete in the tournament.[3] However, he did complete a 12 character battle with Jouske during his visit, which Jouske won.[4]

64 Results[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2018
2018-02-11Q717 - 24th11th KansaiFox0 : 1JapanYoshibonobono
2017
2017-08-13M313 - 16thSuper Smash Con 2017YoshiDonkey KongSamus0 : 3USAPikachuBarkSanchez$16
2017-07-30B12ndGet On My Level 2017Pikachu0 : 3
2 : 3
MexicoPikachuMariguas$130
2017-06-18F16thSnosa IIISamusLJapanLinkGyaki
2017-02-19A11stB.E.A.S.T 7Link3 : 0
3 : 1
CanadaKirbyRevan
2017-01-22M313 - 16thGENESIS 4JigglypuffMario1 : 3JapanCaptain FalconYu-Kun
2016
2016-08-14C13rdSuper Smash Con 2016LuigiNessYoshiPikachu2 : 3USAYoshiWizzrobe
2016-06-19C13rdSnosa IILinkMarioJigglypuffDonkey Kong2 : 3USAYoshitacos
2016-01-17D14thGENESIS 3FoxPikachu1 : 3JapanJigglypuffWangera$166
2014
2014-01-19A11stApex 2014Jigglypuff3 : 1JapanKirbyPikachuMoyashi$885
2013
2013-01-13B12ndApex 2013Mario3 : 0
1 : 3
JapanKirbyKikoushi$292
2012
2012-01-08B12ndApex 2012Link4 : 3
2 : 4
CanadaCaptain FalconFoxSuPeRbOoMfAn$80
2011
2011-07-17B12ndGENESIS 2YoshiJigglypuff3 : 2
2 : 3
CanadaCaptain FalconFoxPikachuSuPeRbOoMfAn$99
Date Place Event Partner Result Prize
2017
2017-08-13 A11st Super Smash Con 2017 IsaiPikachuUSA
AlvinPikachuPeru
3 : 0 MexicoPikachuJaimeHR
CanadaPikachuSuPeRbOoMfAn
2017-07-30 A11st Get On My Level 2017 IsaiUSA
TR3GTheZCanada
3 : 1 BrazilLorenzo
BrazilKort
2017-06-18 A11st Snosa III IsaiPikachuUSA
GyakiPikachuJapan
3 : 0
3 : 0
JapanPikachuHiyo
JapanKirbyPikachuFukurou
2016
2016-08-14 A11st Super Smash Con 2016 IsaiPikachuUSA
AlvinPikachuPeru
3 : 2 MexicoKirbyJaimeHR
CanadaPikachuSuPeRbOoMfAn
2016-06-19 A33rd Snosa II IsaiUSA
KeroKeroppiUSA
1 : 3 MexicoMariguas
MexicoDext3r
2016-01-17 A33rd GENESIS 3 IsaiUSA
RithBrazil
1 : 3 CanadaThe Z
USAtacos

Melee Results[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2007
2007-09-30S1533 - 48thSuper Champ ComboLUSAAzn Lep
2007-07-22R725 - 32ndZero Challenge 3LUSATang
2007-05-06G17 - 8thMLG Long Island 2007LUSAChillin
2007-03-04M313 - 16thCataclysm 3LUSACactuar
2006
2006-11-19E15 - 6th2006 MLG National Championships0 : 3USAMew2King
2006-10-14F16thMLG New York Playoffs 2006LUSAMew2King$500
2006-08-27D14thMLG Orlando 20062 : 6USAChuDat$500
2006-07-22H18thMLG Chicago 2006LUSAKoreanDJ$125
2006-06-24D14thMLG Anaheim 2006Captain FalconMarth4 : 6USAFoxSheikPC Chris$500
2006-05-20M313 - 16thMLG Dallas 20060 : 3USADope
2006-04-23F16thMLG New York 2006LUSANeo$200
2006-02-26D14th2005 MLG National ChampionshipsSheik1 : 3USAFalcoPC Chris$1,250
2005
2005-11-27D14thMLG Atlanta 2005SheikCaptain FalconFoxMarth1 : 3USAFoxKen$400
2005-07-12D14thMELEE-FC31 : 2USAChuDat
2005-06-26G17 - 8thGettin' Schooled 2
2005-02-27E15 - 6thMLG San Francisco 2005
2005-01-30B12ndMLG Washington D.C. 2005LUSAKen$600
2005-01-16A11stMOAST 3Captain Falcon3 : 2USAMarthKen$1,200
2004
2004-08-22E15 - 6thTournament Go 6Captain Falcon0 : 2USAIce ClimbersChu Dat
2004-07-10C13rdMELEE-FC1
2004-06-19B12ndMLG Chicago 20043 : 2
1 : 3
USAKen

64 Rankings[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
64 League Rankings 2017 11
64 League Rankings 2016 3

Melee Rankings[edit]

RetroSSBMRank[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
RetroSSBMRank 2006 7
RetroSSBMRank 2005 3
RetroSSBMRank 2004 4

External Links[edit]

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