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Joseph "Mango" Marquez is an American Fox and Falco main currently playing for Cloud9. Due to his numerous Major tournament wins, he is considered one of the greatest Melee players of all time. He is highly regarded on many regional and national Power Rankings, and was last ranked 11th in MPGR 2022 Summer as well as 1st on The Melee Stats All-Time Top 100.
Mango is a Melee player from Norwalk, California and is famous for being able to play almost any character at a competitive level. He has found tournament success with Falco, Fox, Jigglypuff, Mario, Captain Falcon, Link, and Marth. Because of his innovations and dominance with Jigglypuff from 2007 to 2009, Mango, along with Hungrybox, is generally credited for Jigglypuff's large jump in the Melee tier list, from being tied with Captain Falcon at 6th/7th to 3rd in the subsequent list.
He first became noticed at EVO World 2007 when he was 15, defeating both Mew2King and Ken before falling to HugS in winners finals, then Ken in a rematch in loser's finals, finishing 3rd. He won his first national at Pound 3 at the age of 16, performing the first of his many historic losers bracket runs. This run included victories over Azen, ChuDat, PC Chris, and finally Mew2King in 2 grand finals sets. He cemented himself as the best Melee player after winning Revival of Melee in 2009 over Mew2King.
Between Pound 3 and Revival of Melee, Mango picked up Falco and was winning California tournaments with his Falco, showing that he wasn't winning because of Jigglypuff. At GENESIS, he met the European champion Armada in winners finals and was defeated using Falco. After a quick 3-0 of Hungrybox in losers finals, Mango switched to Puff and won both grand finals sets in one of the greatest grand finals in Melee history. This kicked off the Mango vs Armada rivalry that continues to this day, with Armada holding a lead.
After being banned from the Smash World Forums, Mango and a few other players from his region decided to prank the smash community by sandbagging at tournaments under the alias ScorpionMaster94. Despite originally planning to use either Luigi or Samus, Mango eventually decided upon using Mario.
Scorpion Master's backstory was that he was a prodigious player from Mexico named Joshua Lopez who was prepared to place top 3 at Apex 2010. Despite this claim, Mango only got 25th, losing to Wobbles and Eggz.
He continued to use exclusively his secondaries in tournaments such as Pound V and Revival of Melee 3, falling short of top 8 both times.
The return of Mango
He returned to his Fox and Falco for GENESIS 2, and met Armada in grand finals from losers side. This time, however, Armada would win the tournament 3-2 over Mango's Fox.
After Armada's retirement after Apex 2013, Mango went to Europe with Scar to take on Europe's best at B.E.A.S.T 3. Europe's first big Armada-less tournament proved to be a victory for Mango, though Ice put up a fight, taking a set from him in grand finals. Mango also took Zenith 2013, which had the Five Gods minus the retired Armada present, over Hungrybox after taking out Dr. PeePee and Mew2King in losers.
With the biggest Melee tournament at the time on the main stage of the biggest fighting game tournament, and Armada coming out of retirement, the winner of EVO would be the definitive best player in the world.
Mango cruised to winners semis of his day 2 pool, with only Axe putting up much of a fight. However, Wobbles defeated Mango 1-2, sending him to the losers bracket before top 8. After defeating SFAT 2-1 to make it to top 8, he would not drop another game until the second set of grand finals, defeating Ice, Dr. PeePee, Armada in a highly anticipated matchup, Hungrybox, and the man who put him in losers, Wobbles.
After EVO, he took a hiatus to care for his pregnant girlfriend and to move to Ohio, where he was ranked at the 0 position on the Northeastern Ohio Melee Power Rankings. In his few tournament appearances between EVO and Apex, he mostly played Falcon and Marth
Cloud9 and MLG Anaheim
Mango started off his 2014 MLG Anaheim qualifying campaign by defeating Hax at WHOBO MLG in Texas, granting him a spot at MLG. Even though Hax defeated him in winners finals in Fox dittos, Mango took 2 sets from Hax using Falco in grand finals, both 3-0.
He was picked up by Cloud9 on May 6th, 2014. He had a great start for Cloud9, winning the Canadian MLG qualifier, Get On My Level, which had Mew2King and Hungrybox in attendance. At his next 2 tournaments (SKTAR 3 and Super SWEET), however, he would finish 3rd, losing to Mew2King in losers finals both times.
Mango would win MLG Anaheim and $5,000. In pools he finished 2nd behind Armada, with his 2 losses being to Armada and, in an upset, a 3-0 victory by Westballz. He would not drop a set in the bracket, defeating Armada in both winners and grand finals 3-2. Armada would avenge himself at CEO 2014 with a 6-1 victory in grand finals. The two would face off again in grand finals at Kings of Cali 4 and again Mango was coming from winners. Armada would win the first set 3-0, but Mango would won the second set 3-1 to claim victory and momentum heading into EVO.
EVO 2014: Back to back EVO champ
With the momentum from Kings of Cali 4, Mango would win EVO 2014, albeit in a less dramatic fashion compared to last year. He defeated Mew2King 2-0 in winners semis and Hungrybox in both winners and grand finals 3-2 to solidify his claim to top Melee player in the world.
Post EVO: The Big House 4
After EVO, Mango took another hiatus. He participated at Smash the Record, but was not seen until a week before The Big House 4, where Mango lost to Armada in an Ohio regional 3-0 in grand finals. At The Big House 4, he made it to top 8 on winners side, defeating Hax with his Falcon and Marth along the way. In winners semis, Mango was 3-0'd by Mew2King's Sheik. In losers, he defeated long time teams partner Lucky 3-2, Armada 3-1, and Leffen 3-1, with another set-clinching 4 stock, to rematch Mew2King in grand finals. In grand finals, he defeated Mew2King's Marth in back-to-back 3-1 sets to win the tournament.
After The Big House 4, he moved back to Norwalk, to reunite full time with Lucky.
Mango started off 2015 by returning to Europe for their Apex qualifier, B.E.A.S.T 5. At B.E.A.S.T 5, he finished 3rd, losing to Armada and Leffen.
At Apex 2015, Mango and Leffen agreed to put $1,000 up if they met in bracket on day 2. The two met in winners semis, with Leffen winning 3-1. Mango would then be eliminated by Armada 0-3 in losers semis, finishing 4th.
In his next tournament, I'm Not Yelling, Mango seemed poised to take the tournament after defeating Armada 3-1 in winner's finals. Armada, however, managed to take the tournament in two 3-1 sets thanks to a character switch to Peach. This was followed up by a disappointing 5th-6th place finish at Sandstorm, losing to two non-Gods (Axe in winners, Westballz in losers).
Mango would claim his first title of 2015 in spectacular fashion at Press Start. After showing up late and getting DQ'd from winners, Mango would run through the losers bracket, with a 6-0 thrashing of Fly Amanita in grand finals being the exclamation point. Among his victims included Axe, Westballz (both of whom defeated him at Sandstorm), Leffen, and Hungrybox. He would then fly down to Australia to participate in Battle Arena Melbourne 7, along with other notable players such as Leffen, S2J, HugS, and Lucky. Mango would win BAM7, defeating Leffen in grand finals by a score of 3-2.
Going into EVO 2015, Mango would participate in CEO 2015 and WTFox, finishing 3rd and 2nd respectively. With a 3rd EVO title at stake, Mango would suffer an upset loss to Plup in winners quarters, 1-2, but would make it to top 8 after defeating Druggedfox 2-0. He had been put into a similar position back at EVO 2013, but unlike EVO 2013, EVO 2015 would end with a loss to Hungrybox 1-2, finishing in 5th-6th place. In the awards ceremony, Mango would throw his medal into the crowd.
Mango would rebound at Paragon Los Angeles 2015, defeating Mew2King in grand finals 3-2, but at HTC Throwdown, he would suffer his worst placement since the Scorpion Master days, finishing 17th-24th, losing to Druggedfox and MacD. He would then fail to defend his The Big House crown at The Big House 5, finishing 4th after losing to Hungrybox in winners semis and Mew2King in losers semis. Mew2King would again defeat Mango at Smash Summit in winners semis, but Mango would make it to grand finals to face Armada, where Armada would win 3-2. 2015 would end at DreamHack Winter 2015, with a 5th-6th place finish, losing to Plup in winners quarters and Westballz in losers quarters.
Mango would finish the year ranked 4th in the SSBM Rankings, failing to finish the year in 1st place for the first time.
Mango would start 2016 with a strong showing at GENESIS 3, after losing to Axe 3-1 on winners quarters, he would proceed to make an impressive losers run, taking sets from Plup, Nintendude, PPMD, Axe, and Hungrybox, only to fall to Armada 3-1 on their second set of grand finals after Mango took a set from him as well, getting the reset.
This trend of 2nd place finishers would continue throughout the first half of 2016, he would fall 2nd to Hungrybox at major tournaments such as Pax Arena 2016 , Battle of the Five Gods, Pound 2016 and EGLX 2016.
Of course, there were outliers, for example, at Smash Summit 2, after he lost Hungrybox on winners, he proceed to lose to Armada on losers bracket 3-0, ending his run at 4th place.
Mango would finally end his tournament dry streak at DreamHack Austin 2016, where after he lost to Mew2King on winners semifinals, he would take sets from Lucky, Wizzrobe and Mew2King, to face Hungrybox on grand finals, where he double eliminated him 3-1 and 3-2 respectively. Mango was back on the board.
A couple weeks later at Get On My Level 2016, Mango would make another almost-legendary losers run after he lost to Westballz on winners quarters, taking sets from Wizzrobe, Shroomed, Armada, Lucky and Hungrybox, only falling to Leffen 3-1.
At WTFox 2 Mango would take 1st place in a dominant fashion, no sets dropped and double eliminating Armada on winners and grand finals, 3-1 and 3-0 respectively.
2 weeks later, at EVO 2016, the biggest Melee tournament of all time, Mango was one of the favorites if not the favorite to win, after his dominant performance at WTFox 2, however, he would get dropped to losers bracket after he lost to Plup on winners quarters, still, Mango still fought his way through losers bracket, taking sets from Zhu, PewPewU and Mew2King, only to lose against Hungrybox 2-1, ending at 4th place.
A month later at Super Smash Con 2016, he had a strong performance, as he took 1st place by double eliminating Hungrybox, the new EVO Champ.
Mango's last big win of 2016 would occur at The Big House 6, where he would double eliminate Armada in winners semis and grand finals, only losing a set to Armada, when he reset the bracket.
As 2016 came to an end, Mango had a disappointing performance at UGC Smash Open, where he would finish at an underwhelming 13-16th place, getting upset by MikeHaze in winners bracket and then losing to Mew2King in losers bracket.
Mango would be ranked 3rd on the yearly SSBMRank.
Mango finished 1st place at Royal Flush in Melee singles. He won two sets against Armada in grand finals, becoming the first player to defeat him in 2017, later that year he would win Super Smash Con 2017 defeating Mew2King 3-0 in grand finals.
Mango started the year with a rather disappointing performance at GENESIS 5, ending his run at 5th place losing to Plup in winners quarters and Leffen in losers quarters, sadly for Mango, this trend of lackluster results would continue throughout 2018, getting 5th at Low Tier City 6 and EVO 2018, even getting 7th place at tournaments such as Smash Summit 6 and Smash 'N' Splash 4.
Mango would end up getting ranked 6th in the MPGR Summer 2018.
The latter half of 2018 saw considerably better performances from Mango, for example at Shine 2018, The Big House 8 and Smash Summit 7 he got 3rd place and in GameTyrant Expo 2018 he got 2nd, falling only to Hungrybox.
Even though 2018 saw the consistent side of Mango by nearly always being in top 8, he wasn't able to win a major tournament in all the year.
Mango finished the year ranked 5th in the MPGR 2018.
After over 1 year and 9 months, Mango would finally win another major, taking Get On My Level 2019 without dropping a set. He placed in between 2nd and 13th at other tournaments, but at The Big House 9, Mango took 1st place over Zain in a grand finals reset, with both sets going to Game 5. Mango dropped to the losers bracket after a 0-3 loss to Leffen. However, he managed to make his way to grand finals after taking sets over Hungrybox, Fiction, and Leffen in very close sets.
2020 and The Slippi Era
Mango started off the year with two consecutive third place finishes at GENESIS 7 and Smash Summit 9. Things were looking up for the dual spacie main, until COVID-19 shut down the entire world, including all the Melee tournaments. With no way to enter events, Mango began to focus more on his stream from March until June of 2020. Once Project Slippi and Rollback Netcode were released, Melee tournaments began once again. Mango made his online debut at Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 2 with a second place finish, defeating n0ne and iBDW twice before getting double eliminated by Zain. With his fire for Melee reignited, Mango took first place at THE CLG MIXUP a few months later, winning over iBDW and n0ne once again. Mango then won the first week of Slippi Champions League, defeating Zain 3-1. After this, Mango began to underperform at Slippi Champions League compared to his previous results, dropping sets to n0ne and Captain Faceroll. At Smash Summit 10 Online, Mango once again finished in second, again getting double eliminated by Zain. At Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 3, Mango made a monster run, defeating Shroomed, Hungrybox, Axe, Wizzrobe, and iBDW to win the event.
Summit Champions League
Mango took a small break from competing after his win at Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 2, and entered his first major of the year at Four Loko Fight Night. While he did make it to Winners Side of Top 16, after dropping a close Game 1 with Falco to Kalamazhu, he sandbagged for the rest of the event with Captain Falcon and placed 9th after losing to Kalamazhu and Hungrybox, stating that he wasn't feeling well. At the second season of Summit Champions League, Mango once again won the first week of the event, defeating Ginger, iBDW and Zain. He placed in second in Week 2, and in Week 3, he lost a set to Wizzrobe, marking his first loss to him in his career. During the final week, Mango dropped into losers bracket after losing a game 5 set to Plup, but made a losers bracket run, defeating Ginger, Wizzrobe, moky, iBDW, SFAT, and taking a set off of Zain in Grand Finals before losing to him in the second set, once again finishing in second. Thanks to his performance, Mango qualified for Smash Summit 11, the first in person Melee major in nearly a year and a half.
Smash Summit 11: The Return of Offline
At Smash Summit 11, Mango decided that, despite playing Falco for a majority of quarantine, he would instead be playing Fox for a majority of the event. He went 3-0 in his pool, taking sets off of Hungrybox, moky, and KoDoRiN. In the gauntlet stage, Mango would drop a game 5 set to aMSa. In Winners Quarters of the Final Bracket, Mango would once again drop a set to Plup, getting knocked into losers before Top 8. Mango, once again, would make the losers run of his life, defeating moky, n0ne, iBDW, Plup in the runback, and Hungrybox to make it into Grand Finals once again. For the first time ever, Mango would play a tournament set against Zain playing Fox. Mango would go down 0-2 in the set, but would miraculously reverse 3-0 Zain, beating him twice on Final Destination, something that many considered to be impossible for Fox, and take the first set. Mango and Zain would then proceed to go the distance, going to another game five, last stock scenario for the second set. Mango would clutch it out, winning his first ever Smash Summit event and winning the tournament with the largest prize pool in Melee history. This tournament made Mango the oldest player to win a major at the age of 30. He also is the youngest player to win a major at the age of 16 thanks to Pound 3.
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Recent Notable Wins
Wins over players ranked in MPGR 2022 Summer NA:
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|MPGR 2019 Summer||5|
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|SSBMRank 2017 Summer||3|
|SSBMRank 2015 Summer||3|
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- Genesis WF & GF: (Puff|Falco) vs. (Peach|Fox)
- Genesis 2 GF: (Fox) vs. (Peach)
- Super Sweet WF: (Fox) vs. Peach)
- MLG Anaheim 2014 Pools: (Fox) vs. (Peach)
- MLG Anaheim 2014 GF: (Fox) vs. (Peach)
- Kings of Cali 4 WF: (Fox) vs. (Peach)
- Kings of Cali 4 GF: (Fox) vs. (Peach)
- Kings of Cali 4 Iron Man: (Marth|Mario|Fox|Falcon|Falco) vs. (Fox|Peach|Falco|Marth|Sheik)
- Evo 2013 LS: (Fox) vs. (Peach)
- CEO 2014 GF: (Fox) vs. (Peach)
- Apex 2012 WF: (Fox) vs. Peach)
- Revival of Melee 7 WF: (Fox|Falco) vs. (Sheik|Marth)
- Revival of Melee 7 GF: (Falco) vs. (Sheik|Marth)
- SKTAR 3 LF: (Fox|Falco) vs. (Sheik|Marth)
- GOML LF: (Fox|Falco) vs. (Sheik|Marth)
- Fundraiser Iron Man: (All 26) vs. (Dr. Mario|Mario|Luigi|Bowser|Peach)
- Apex 2013 L11: (Fox|Falco) vs. (Sheik|Marth)
- Apex 2014 LF: (Falco|Puff) vs. (Sheik|Fox|Marth)
- Super SWEET LF: (Falco) vs. (Sheik|Marth)
- Pound 5.5 WF: (Falcon) vs. (Sheik)
- Pound 5.5 GF: (Falco) vs. (Sheik|Marth)
- Vindication GF: (Falco) vs. (Marth|Sheik)
- Fight Pitt 4 WF: (Falco) vs. (Marth)
- Fight Pitt 3 GF: (Fox) vs. (Marth)
- Zenith 2013 WS: (Falco) vs. (Marth|Sheik)
- Evo 2014 WS: (Marth) vs. (Fox)
- CEO 2014 WS: (Fox) vs. (Sheik|Marth)
- MLG Anaheim 2014 WS: (Fox) vs. (Falco|Marth)
- SKTAR 3 WF: (Fox) vs. (Falco)
- Kings of Cali WF: (Falco) vs. (Falco|Marth)
- Apex 2014 WS: (Fox|Falco) vs. (Falco)
- Zenith 2013 LS: (Fox) vs. (Falco)
- Impulse 2012 WF: (Falco) vs. (Falco)
- Winter Game Fest GF: (Falcon|Falco) vs. (Falco)
- Evo 2013 LF: (Fox) vs. (Puff)
- Evo 2014 WF: (Fox) vs. (Puff)
- Evo 2014 GF: (Fox) vs. (Puff)
- Revival of Melee 7 WQF: (Fox) vs. (Puff)
- GOML GF: (Fox) vs. (Puff)
- Zenith 2013 GF: (Fox) vs. (Puff)
- MLG Anaheim 2014 Pools: (Fox) vs. Puff)
- Genesis 2 LS: (Fox) vs. (Puff)
- Apex 2012 LF: (Fox) vs. (Puff)
- Apex 2013 L10: (Fox) vs. (Puff)
- Apex 2014 QF: (Fox) vs. (Puff)
- Pound 4: (Puff) vs. (Puff)
- 2017-05-14 | Royal Flush 2017 at
- 2016-10-09 | The Big House 6 at
- 2016-08-26 | Shine 2016 at
- 2016-07-03 | TheCrimsonBlur]] of [[Team OXY]] at WTFox 2 by [[
- 2016-05-08 | TheCrimsonBlur]] of [[Team OXY]] at DreamHack Austin 2016 by [[
- 2016-04-03 | prog]] at Pound 2016 by [[
- 2015-12-17 | HyperX by
- 2015-09-09 | Toph]] of [[Melee It On Me]] at Paragon Los Angeles 2015 by [[
- 2015-04-13 | D1]] of ShowdownGG at I'm Not Yelling! by [[
- 2015-01-22 | MikeHaggar]] of [[VGBootCamp]] at B.E.A.S.T 5 by [[
- 2014-10-10 | Scar]] of [[Melee It On Me]] at The Big House 4 by [[
- 2014-07-17 | Toronto Joe]] of [[Even Matchup Gaming]] at EVO 2014 by [[
- 2014-07-11 | Azubu at EVO 2014 by
- 2014-07-10 | TheCrimsonBlur]] of [[Team OXY]] at Kings of Cali 4 by [[
- 2014-07-10 | ZeRo]] of [[CLASH Tournaments]] by [[
- 2014-06-24 | Slasher of onGamers at 2014 MLG Anaheim by
- 2014-06-16 | peanuts of [[Team Liquid]] by
- 2014-06-10 | Scar]] of [[Melee It On Me]] at Super SWEET by [[
- 2014-06-02 | prog]] of [[VGBootCamp]] at SKTAR 3 by [[
- 2014-05-12 | Toph]] of [[Melee It On Me]] at Get On My Level 2014 by [[
- 2013-07-31 | Nintendo Enthusiast by
- 2013-07-19 | Hold Back to Block at EVO 2013 by
- 2013-07-14 | GameSpot Esports at EVO 2013 by
- 2013-06-19 | prog]] of [[CLASH Tournaments]] at IMPULSE 2013 by [[
- 2013-06-04 | Unknown522]] of [[CLASH Tournaments]] at Zenith 2013 by [[
- 2013-06-03 | Scar]] of [[CLASH Tournaments]] at Zenith 2013 by [[
- 2009-06-29 | PB&J and Fezz]] of RX Gaming by [[
- 2009-03-10 | Revival of Melee at
- 2009-03-10 | Revival of Melee at
- 2020-04-16 | c0rnflake by
- 2020-02-03 | c0rnflake by
- 2017-07-29 | Steven Eugene by
- 2017-05-15 | Steven Eugene by
- 2016-04-18 | Steven Eugene by
- 2015-01-05 | SigMa by
- 2012-10-24 | SigMa by
- Mango played Starcraft II during his off time and was a Masters league player.
- Mango is infamous for his accidental self-destructs.
- Mango is a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles due to the movie Rocky.
- Mango has a tattoo of Fox on one arm and Falco on the other.
- Mango is a father.
- Mango received his gamertag in the 5th grade while playing the PC first-person shooter Counter-Strike. He entered his name as "I want Mangos" and which shortened to just Mango.
- anokh1994 (2018-03-16). "The Top 100 Melee Players of All-Time: The Final Five". Retrieved 2018-06-03.
- Smashboards Northeastern Ohio Melee Rankings