Kage the Warrior

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Player Information
Name:
Roustane Benzeguir
Birth:
October 29, 1985 (1985-10-29) (age 33)
Location:
Montreal, Quebec
Country:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$5,453
Alternate IDs:
Kage
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Main:
Ganondorf
Secondaries:
Captain Falcon
Fox
Falco
Project M
Main:
Ganondorf
Secondaries:
Captain Falcon
Links
History
2016-07-29 — 2017-06-18
2018-02-18 — 2019-01-20

Roustane "Kage the Warrior" Benzeguir is a player from Montreal, Quebec who is one of the best players in Canada. He is also considered to be the best Ganondorf player in the world. He is currently ranked 46th on SSBMRank 2017. He remains the highest ranking Ganondorf main and the fourth highest ranked Canadian player behind n0ne, KirbyKaze, and Ryan Ford respectively.

Biography[edit]

Kage first rose to fame in the community when he beat Mango twice at Revival of Melee 2, who at the time was unanimously considered the best player in the world. Kage beat Mango's Falco and Captain Falcon in Winner's bracket, and after Kage was sent to Loser's bracket by Hungrybox, he beat Mango once again, beating his Falco and Jigglypuff. Since then he has been an active participant both in Canada, and the United States, frequently placing well. Another notable performance was Apex 2014, where Kage defeated both Westballz and SFAT, who were considered to be Top 20 players in the world. Kage was one of sixteen players to attend Smash Summit, being one of the six players voted in by fan donation, being unofficially sponsored by Facebook group Melee Hell.

After EVO 2016, Kage announced his intentions to move away from being a Ganondorf main, focusing moreso on playing Fox, Falco and his already established Captain Falcon, using Ganondorf on a case-by-case basis.[1] However he has since renounced a character switch and has stuck with Ganon in both locals and nationals.

On July 29th, 2016, Kage was signed by Synthetik as their first Smash player.[2]. He announced he was a free agent on June 18, 2017.[3] He joined Mirage on February 18, 2018.[4] He left the team, and became a free agent on January 20, 2019.[5]

Kage began offering melee training sessions for $25 CAD in July of 2017. [6]

Results[edit]

Melee[edit]

Recent Majors[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2019
2019-10-06Q717 - 24thThe Big House 9Ganondorf0 : 3USAMarthForrest
2019-08-11S1533 - 48thSuper Smash Con 2019Ganondorf1 : 2USAFoxSFAT
2018
2018-08-26S3165 - 96thShine 20180 : 2USAPanda
2018-05-20Q717 - 24thGet On My Level 2018Ganondorf0 : 3USASheikShroomed
2018-03-11Q717 - 24thEnthusiast Gaming Live Expo 20182 : 3USAMikeHaze
2018-01-21S1549 - 64thGENESIS 5Ganondorf1 : 3USASheikDarkatma
2017
2017-10-29E15 - 6thCanada Cup 2017Ganondorf0 : 3USASheikMew2King
2017-10-08Q717 - 24thThe Big House 71 : 3USACrush
2017-07-30R725 - 32ndGet On My Level 20171 : 3USAGinger
2017-07-16S1549 - 64thEVO 2017LUSAHax
2016
2016-10-30M313 - 16thCanada Cup 20161 : 2CanadaCoffeeblack
2016-10-23E15 - 6thEclipse 2Ganondorf0 : 3SwedenFoxLeffen
2016-10-09S1549 - 64thThe Big House 6GanondorfCaptain Falcon0 : 2USAMarthIceman
2016-08-28S1533 - 48thShine 20160 : 3USAPrince Abu
2016-07-17S3165 - 96thEVO 2016LUSATai
2016-05-22R725 - 32ndGet On My Level 20162 : 3USANintendude
2015
2015-11-08M313 - 16thSmash SummitGanondorfCaptain Falcon0 : 3USASheikShroomed$329
2015-10-04R725 - 32ndThe Big House 5Ganondorf1 : 3USAFalcoWestballz
2015-07-19S3165 - 96thEVO 2015Ganondorf0 : 2JapanYoshiaMSa
2014
2014-05-11I39 - 12thGet On My Level 2014Ganondorf1 : 2ChileFoxWeon-X
All Results
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2019
2019-10-06S1533 - 48thThe Big House 9KageCanada
TokageCanada
0 : 2USAWizP
USApolear
2018
2018-08-26I39 - 12thShine 2018KageGanondorfCanada
LegendJigglypuffCanada
2 : 3USAFoxDarktooth
USAPeachKalamazhu
2018-05-20E15 - 6thGet On My Level 2018KageGanondorfCanada
LegendJigglypuffCanada
1 : 3USAPikachuAxe
JapanYoshiaMSa
$38
2018-03-11I39 - 12thEnthusiast Gaming Live Expo 2018KageCanada
LegendCanada
0 : 2CanadaTrulliam
CanadaRyan Ford
2018-01-21I39 - 12thGENESIS 5KageCanada
NintendudeUSA
2 : 3USAS2J
USAShroomed
2017
2017-10-29D14thCanada Cup 2017KageCanada
Weon-XChile
1 : 3CanadaRyan Ford
CanadaTrulliam
2017-10-08I39 - 12thThe Big House 7KageCanada
JamrunCanada
0 : 2USAHungrybox
USAChuDat
2017-07-30E15 - 6thGet On My Level 2017KageGanondorfCanada
Ryan FordFoxCanada
0 : 3USAJigglypuffHungrybox
USAFoxWestballz
$44
2016
2016-10-30C13rdCanada Cup 2016KageGanondorfCanada
Prince AbuJigglypuffUSA
1 : 3CanadaFalcoTrulliam
CanadaFoxRyan Ford
$28
2016-10-23M313 - 16thEclipse 2KageCanada
ToaNorway
1 : 3SwedenCalle W
NorwayImperfeCt
2016-10-09Q717 - 24thThe Big House 6KageCanada
ESAMUSA
0 : 2USADJ Nintendo
USAThe Moon
2016-08-28G17 - 8thShine 2016KageGanondorfCanada
AxePikachuUSA
1 : 3USAFoxSilent Wolf
United KingdomFoxProfessor Pro
$63
2016-05-22M313 - 16thGet On My Level 2016KageCanada
Weon-XChile
1 : 2USAPrince Abu
USASwedish Delight
2015
2015-11-08E15 - 6thSmash SummitKageGanondorfCanada
AxePikachuUSA
1 : 2USASheikShroomed
USACaptain FalconS2J
2015-10-04Q717 - 24thThe Big House 5KageGanondorfCanada
KirbyKazeSheikCanada
1 : 2USAFoxCactuar
USAFoxZhu
2014
2014-05-11E15 - 6thGet On My Level 2014KageGanondorfCanada
LokiGanondorfJapan
1 : 2USAFoxDJ Nintendo
CanadaJigglypuffSauc3
$13
2012
2012-07-01B12ndIMPULSEKageGanondorfCanada
HungryboxJigglypuffUSA
0 : 3
2 : 3
USAFalcoDr. PeePee
USAFoxMango
$51
2011
2011-11-20A11stRevival of Melee 4KageGanondorfCanada
Mew2KingFoxSheikUSA
2 : 3
3 : 2
USAFalcoMarthG$
USAFoxJigglypuffMango
2010
2010-11-21Q717 - 24thRevival of Melee 3KageCanada
Tag
LUSADarc
USAMew2King
2009
2009-11-22G17 - 8thRevival of Melee 2KageGanondorfCanada
PKMVodkaJigglypuffCanada
0 : 2USAJigglypuffHungrybox
USAFoxCaptain FalconCactuar
All Results

Recent Notable Wins

Wins over players ranked in MPGR 2018:

Rank 19 - Bananas
Rank 37 - Kalamazhu
Rank 97 - Magi


Project M[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2016
2016-03-13M313 - 16thFrozen Phoenix0 : 2CanadaCoffeeblack
2015
2015-11-29E15 - 6thSmash Intensifies 2GanondorfCaptain Falcon0 : 3USAIkeDJ Nintendo$37
2014
2014-01-19S1549 - 64thApex 2014LUSANeon
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2016
2016-05-29S1533 - 48thThe Big BalcKageUSA
FroFrostyUSA
1 : 2USAJaggedCole
USABrother Rob
2016-03-13E15 - 6thFrozen PhoenixKageCanada
chesterr01Canada
0 : 3USAYata!
USALain
$21


Rankings[edit]

Melee[edit]

Project M[edit]

Interviews[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Kage the Warrior (2016-07-17). "Kage switching off of Ganon". twitter.com. Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  2. Kage joins Synthetik Gaming
  3. Kage announces he is a free agent
  4. Kage joins Mirage
  5. Kage no longer with Mirage
  6. Kage the Warrior (2017-07-03). "Kage offering training sessions". twitter.com. Retrieved 2017-08-03.