Nintendude

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[e][h]Marth Ice Climbers Nintendude
Player Information
Name:
Michael Brancato
Country:
Years Active:
2007,
2010 - Present
Approx. Total Winnings:
$6,493
Super Smash Bros.
Current Mains:
Fox
Former Mains:
Mario
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Current Mains:
Marth
Ice Climbers
Secondaries:
Peach
Project M
Current Mains:
Mr. Game & Watch
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Current Mains:
Zero Suit Samus
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Current Mains:
Greninja
Links
History
2014-05-30 — 2015-02-11
2015-08-24 — 2015-12-02
2015-12-02 — 2017-10-19

Michael "Nintendude" Brancato is a Melee player from Westchester County, New York who currently lives in San Francisco, California. He was named the 46th best Melee player of all time by Melee Stats,[1] and peaked at 17th on SSBMRank 2016.

Biography[edit]

Nintendude is considered to be one of the best Melee Ice Climbers players in the world, having defeated top 10 ranked players such as Mango, Mew2King, Plup, Axe, SFAT, and Shroomed. He rose to prominence in 2015-2016, achieving a string of top-8s including at Genesis 3, and peaked at 17th on the 2016 SSBMRank. Nintendude was signed by Splyce (then known as FolloweSports.com) along with MacD on August 24, 2015.[2] On March 3, 2018, Splyce announced their departure from Melee, losing Nintendude and MacD in the process.[3] In April 2018, Nintendude announced that he would be switching his focus to Marth and he stopped competing in large tournaments as frequently.[4]

Nintendude is known for his multi-game prowess. He was a notable competitor in 64, peaking at #37 on the 64 League Rankings. He was considered to be one of, if not the best Mario players in North America between before ultimately dropping the character for Fox in 2016. In Project M he notably pioneered Mr. Game & Watch, putting the character on the map in April 2014 after a remarkable 2nd place run at Civil War VI and several Xanadu performances including the infamous "Double 9" on ChuDat.[5] He served as the initial inspiration for other top Game & Watch players to follow such as MrLz and Dakpo. Nintendude further cemented his legacy as a multi-game talent at Super Smash Con 2017, where he placed 3rd in the Smash Masters exhibition event, defeating ChuDat and narrowly losing to ZeRo in a tiebreaker.

Tournament Organization[edit]

Nintendude is also one of the most prominent tournament organizers in the Smash community. In addition to being a staff member of Apex from 2010 until 2015, he administered the Smash @ Clarendon tournament series in Arlington, VA, and has served as Tournament Director for Super Smash Con (2015-present), PAX Prime 2015, Royal Flush, Pound 2016, Pound 2019, and SWT 2021 Championships. In 2011, he became the first community moderator on the previously abandoned /r/smashbros subreddit, of which he was the community's first advocate[6], growing it from several hundred subscribers to tens of thousands.

Results[edit]

Melee[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2022
2022-08-25G17 - 8thNightlife1 : 3United StatesCactuar
2022-05-18B12ndThe Nightclub - Season 3 Episode 62 : 3United States2saint$158
2021
2021-12-12E15 - 6thSmash Summit 12 - VIP BracketMarth0 : 3United StatesFoxLucky
2021-10-17Q717 - 24thSuper Smash Con: Fall Fest2 : 3United StatesBones
2021-06-27S1549 - 64th Pound 2021 OnlineMarth2 : 3United StatesJigglypuffDawson
2020
2020-07-26Q717 - 24th Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 2Marth0 : 3United StatesMarthRishi
2020-07-19R725 - 32nd Get On My Line 20200 : 2United StatesReeve
2020-07-12Q717 - 24th Rona Rumble: LACS Qualifier #21 : 3United StatesJoyboy
2020-01-26S3197 - 128thGENESIS 71 : 2United StatesFendrickLamar
2019
2019-10-06S1533 - 48thThe Big House 9MarthIce Climbers0 : 3CanadaCaptain FalconMatteo
2019-08-11M313 - 16thSuper Smash Con 2019Marth0 : 3JapanYoshiaMSa
2019-02-03R725 - 32ndGENESIS 6MarthIce Climbers0 : 3United StatesSamusHugS
2018
2018-12-08Q717 - 24thWombo Combo: 10 Year AnniversaryMarth1 : 3United StatesCaptain FalconZeo
2018-08-12S1533 - 48thSuper Smash Con 20180 : 2United StatesAbsentPage
2018-08-05Q717 - 24thEVO 2018Ice Climbers1 : 2United StatesSamusDuck
2018-07-22C13rdSmash Factor 7MarthIce Climbers1 : 3NicaraguaCaptain Falconn0ne
2018-05-27I39 - 12thCombo Breaker 2018Marth0 : 3United StatesFalcoGinger
2018-03-03Q717 - 24thGator Games #30 : 2United StatesNMW
2018-01-21S3165 - 96thGENESIS 50 : 2United StatesTai
2017
2017-12-09D14thSSS Blood For Blood 2Ice Climbers1 : 3United StatesFalcoFoxWestballz$144
All Results
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2021
2021-03-12I39 - 12th Rollback Rumble: NA West VINintendudeUnited States
dizzkidboogieUnited States
0 : 3United StatesFunRock
United StatesEvan
2020
2020-01-26S1533 - 48thGENESIS 7NintendudeUnited States
QerbUnited States
0 : 2United Statesjarrod
United StatesSami
2019
2019-11-09A11stMelee @ The Made RemixNintendudeUnited States
RalphUnited States
3 : 0United StatesAzusa
United StatesVitari
2019-02-03Q717 - 24thGENESIS 6NintendudeUnited States
KevbotUnited States
0 : 2United StatesWestballz
Canadamoky
2018
2018-12-08E15 - 6thWombo Combo: 10 Year AnniversaryNintendudeUnited States
DarkatmaUnited States
2 : 3CanadaRyan Ford
United StatesSpark
2018-08-04M313 - 16thEVO 2018NintendudeUnited States
HomeMadeWafflesUnited States
LUnited StatesTank
United StatesJohn Wick
2018-07-22R725 - 32ndSmash Factor 7NintendudeUnited States
PalcoMexico
1 : 2MexicoDASH
MexicoJov
2018-05-27B12ndCombo Breaker 2018NintendudeUnited States
Swedish DelightUnited States
1 : 3
0 : 3
United StatesAbsentPage
United StatesS2J
2018-03-03E15 - 6thGator Games #3NintendudeUnited States
Captain JackJapan
0 : 3United StatesL
United StatesPewPewU
2018-02-03B12ndGator Games #2NintendudeUnited States
RalphUnited States
3 : 0
1 : 3
United StatesNMW
United StatesCactuar
$24
2018-01-21I39 - 12thGENESIS 5NintendudeUnited States
KageCanada
2 : 3United StatesS2J
United StatesShroomed
2017
2017-12-17B12ndThe Holiday Bash Smash InvitationalNintendudeMarthUnited States
SFATFoxUnited States
0 : 3United StatesSheikShroomed
United StatesMarthPewPewU
2017-12-09G17 - 8thSSS Blood For Blood 2NintendudeUnited States
CactuarUnited States
1 : 2United Statesdizzkidboogie
United StatesKevbot
2017-10-08Q717 - 24thThe Big House 7NintendudeUnited States
ColbolUnited States
1 : 2United StatesWestballz
United StatesSyrox
2017-09-23M313 - 16thNorcal Validated 4NintendudeUnited States
ZorcNorway
1 : 2United StatesRymo
United StatesYoshi
2017-08-27R725 - 32ndShine 2017NintendudeUnited States
ZhuUnited States
0 : 3United StatesHT
United Statesmayb
2017-07-30G17 - 8thGet On My Level 2017NintendudeIce ClimbersJigglypuffUnited States
MafiaPeachUnited States
0 : 3United StatesPeachMacD
CanadaSheikKirbyKaze
$22
2017-04-16G17 - 8thCEO DreamlandNintendudeJigglypuffUnited States
SyroxFoxUnited States
0 : 3United StatesSheikSwedish Delight
United StatesFoxSlox
2017-03-11C13rdThe Golden Bair 6NintendudeUnited States
RalphUnited States
1 : 3United StatesAzusa
United Statessilentspectre
2017-02-19Q717 - 24thB.E.A.S.T 7NintendudeUnited States
LuigoSweden
1 : 2GermanyMISTRRLOVE
NorwayImperfeCt
All Results
vs. United States Dawson  /
vs. United States Rishi  /
vs. United States SDJ  /
vs. Canada Matteo  /
vs. Japan aMSa  /
vs. United States Drephen  /
vs. United States Polish  /
vs. United States HugS  /
vs. United States Magi  /
vs. United States Ka-Master  /
vs. United States Gahtzu  /
vs. United States Kevbot  /
vs. United States Wavebringer  /
vs. United States Kalamazhu  /
vs. United States Zeo  /
vs. United States 2saint  /
vs. United States Duck  /
vs. United States Wizzrobe  /
vs. Nicaragua n0ne  /
vs. Mexico Bimbo  /

Recent Notable Wins

Wins over players ranked in MPGR 2019:

Rank 13 - SFAT
Rank 49 - Drephen
Rank 66 - Tai

64[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2018
2018-07-22A11stSmash Factor 73 : 0MexicoLengüitas
2018-01-21S757 - 64thGENESIS 50/4Grp. S.
2017
2017-08-27G17 - 8thShine 2017Fox1 : 3United StatesYoshiFireblaster
2017-08-13S1533 - 48thSuper Smash Con 20172/2Grp. S.
2017-04-16I39 - 12thCEO Dreamland0 : 2United StatesSKG
2017-02-19G17 - 8thB.E.A.S.T 7Fox0 : 3United KingdomPikachuJam$9
2017-01-22R725 - 32ndGENESIS 4Fox0 : 2United StatesCaptain Falconcobr
2016
2016-12-18G17 - 8thDon't Park on the GrassFox1 : 3United StatesPikachuHero Pie
2016-08-28E15 - 6thShine 2016Fox0 : 3United StatesYoshiFireblaster$54
2016-08-14S1533 - 48thSuper Smash Con 20161 : 2United StatesNTA
2016-05-22M313 - 16thGet On My Level 20160 : 2CanadaDerek
2016-01-17R725 - 32ndGENESIS 30 : 2BrazilKort
2014
2014-08-03E15 - 6thZenith 2014MarioPikachu0 : 2CanadaFoxThe Z$27
2014-01-19M313 - 16thApex 2014LUnited KingdomJam
2013
2013-06-02D14thZenith 2013Pikachu1 : 3United StatesKirbyPikachuA$$28
2013-01-13I39 - 12thApex 2013Mario1 : 2United StatesPikachuKefit
2012
2012-01-08E15 - 6thApex 2012MarioPikachu2 : 3MexicoSamusCaptain FalconFoxJaimeHR$12
2010
2010-08-08B12ndApex 2010LUnited StatesSensei$33
All Results
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2018
2018-08-12G17 - 8thSuper Smash Con 2018NintendudeUnited States
KeroKeroppiUnited States
1 : 3JapanWangera
JapanShizuku
$18
2017
2017-08-13I39 - 12thSuper Smash Con 2017NintendudeUnited States
FiroUnited States
0 : 2PeruJose
MexicoMariguas
2017-07-30C13rdGet On My Level 2017NintendudeUnited States
FireblasterUnited States
0 : 3BrazilLorenzo
BrazilKort
2017-04-16B12ndCEO DreamlandNintendudeMarioUnited States
BarkSanchezPikachuUnited States
2 : 3United StatesMarioNTA
PeruPikachuAlvin
$30
2017-01-22G17 - 8thGENESIS 4NintendudeMarioUnited States
JoshiPikachuPeru
2 : 3PeruPikachuAlvin
United StatesKirbyBard
2016
2016-12-18B12ndDon't Park on the GrassNintendudeMarioFoxUnited States
FireblasterPikachuUnited States
0 : 3United StatesYoshiWizzrobe
CanadaJigglypuffSuPeRbOoMfAn
2016-08-28B12ndShine 2016NintendudeMarioUnited States
FireblasterPikachuUnited States
0 : 3CanadaLinkDonkey KongLuigiSuPeRbOoMfAn
United StatesKirbyPikachuLuigitacos
$50
2016-08-14G17 - 8thSuper Smash Con 2016NintendudeUnited States
FiroUnited States
1 : 3ChileShalaka
United StatesFireblaster
2016-04-03B12ndPound 2016NintendudeMarioUnited States
FiroNessUnited States
1 : 3United StatesJigglypuffCaptain FalconMariotacos
CanadaKirbyLuigiCaptain FalconSuPeRbOoMfAn
$75
2016-01-17E15 - 6thGENESIS 3NintendudeUnited States
FireblasterUnited States
0 : 3JapanWangera
Japanwario
2014
2014-08-03B12ndZenith 2014NintendudeUnited States
FiroUnited States
LCanadaSuPeRbOoMfAn
CanadaThe Z
$42
2012
2012-01-08A11stApex 2012NintendudeMarioUnited States
IsaiLuigiUnited States
3 : 2CanadaLuigiSuPeRbOoMfAn
MexicoKirbyJaimeHR
$24
All Results
vs. United States Fireblaster  /
vs. United States Wizzrobe  /
vs. Mexico Mariguas  /
vs. United States BarkSanchez  /
vs. United States Marbles  /
vs. United States Fenlet  /
vs. United Kingdom Jam  /
vs. United States BarkSanchez  /
vs. United States cobr  /
vs. Canada TR3GTheZ  /
vs. United States Madrush21  /
vs. United States Fireblaster  /
vs. United States Dajjal  /
vs. United States tyhiggz  /
vs. United States tacos  /
vs. Canada TR3GTheZ  /
vs. Canada The Z  /
vs. United States Stranded  /
vs. Canada SuPeRbOoMfAn  /
vs. United States Fireblaster  /

Recent Notable Wins

Wins over players ranked in 64 League Rankings 2016:

Rank 59 - Jimmy Joe

Project M[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2015
2015-11-08Q717 - 24thTipped Off 110 : 2United StatesJFyst
2015-09-06R725 - 32ndParagon Los Angeles 20150 : 2United StatesiPunchKidsz
2014
2014-01-19S1549 - 64thApex 2014LMexicoJaimeHR
2013
2013-02-23D14thXanadu Games Harlem Shake Edition0 : 3United StatesEli
2012
2012-10-07D14thThe Big House 2LUnited StatesHungrybox
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2015
2015-11-08D14thTipped Off 11NintendudeMr. Game & WatchUnited States
JunebugDiddy KongUnited States
2 : 3United StatesMarthThe Moon
United StatesIkeDJ Nintendo
$55
2015-09-06I39 - 12thParagon Los Angeles 2015NintendudeUnited States
Seagull JoeUnited States
LUnited StatesFrozen
United StatesStereoKiDD
2014
2014-10-05G17 - 8thThe Big House 4NintendudeUnited States
OracleUnited States
0 : 2United StatesOro?!
United StatesRipple
No VODs on record


Ultimate[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2019
2019-10-06S63193 - 256thThe Big House 90 : 2United StatesAdorable Knight
2019-08-11S127257 - 384thSuper Smash Con 20191 : 2United StatesLeeT
2019-02-03S127257 - 384thGENESIS 61 : 2United StatesApa~
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
This player has no results.
No VODs on record


Rankings[edit]

Melee[edit]

64[edit]

64 League Rankings[edit]

Ranking SeriesRank
201756
201637

Matches[edit]

References[edit]