Kage the Warrior

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Player Information
Name:
Roustane Benzeguir
Birth:
October 29, 1985 (1985-10-29) (age 32)
Location:
Montreal, Quebec
Country:
Team:
Mirage
Approx. Total Winnings:
$5,320
Alternate IDs:
Kage
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Main:
Ganondorf Ganondorf
Secondaries:
Captain Falcon Captain Falcon, Fox Fox, Falco Falco
Project M
Main:
Ganondorf Ganondorf
Secondaries:
Captain Falcon Captain Falcon
Links
History
2016-07-29 — 2017-06-18
2018-02-18 — Present

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]

Kage began offering melee training sessions for $25 CAD in July of 2017. [4]

Recent Major Results[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2018
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
2014-01-19R725 - 32ndApex 2014Ganondorf1 : 2USAFoxColbol
2013
2013-10-13I39 - 12thThe Big House 3Ganondorf0 : 2USAMarthPewPewU
2013-01-13Q717 - 24thApex 2013Ganondorf0 : 2USADr MarioShroomed
All Results
Date Place Event Partner Result Prize
2018
2018-05-20 A55 - 6th Get On My Level 2018 KageGanondorfCanada
LegendJigglypuffCanada
1 : 3 USAPikachuAxe
JapanYoshiaMSa
$38.42
2017
2017-10-29 A44th Canada Cup 2017 KageCanada
Weon-XChile
1 : 3 CanadaRyan Ford
CanadaTrulliam
2017-10-08 A59 - 12th The Big House 7 KageCanada
JamrunCanada
0 : 2 USAHungrybox
USAChuDat
2015
2015-10-04 B717 - 24th The Big House 5 KageGanondorfCanada
KirbyKazeSheikCanada
1 : 2 USAFoxCactuar
USAFoxZhu
All Results

Melee Rankings[edit]

SSBMRank[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
SSBMRank 2017 46
SSBMRank 2016 70
SSBMRank 2015 44
SSBMRank 2014 45
SSBMRank 2013 34

Montreal[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
Montreal Melee Spring 2018 2
Montreal Melee Fall 2017 1
Montreal Melee Spring 2017 1
Montreal Melee End of 2016 1
Montreal Melee End of 2015 2
Montreal Melee Winter 2015 3
Montreal Melee Spring 2014 4

Project M Rankings[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
Montreal Project M Fall 2016 3
Montreal Project M End of 2015 4
Montreal Project M Summer 2015 3

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 the Warrior (2017-07-03). "Kage offering training sessions". twitter.com. Retrieved 2017-08-03.