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[e][h]Sheik Fox Plup
Player Information
Name:
Justin McGrath
Born:
(1993-11-26) November 26, 1993 (age 29)
Country:
Years Active:
2009 - Present
Team:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$140,287
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Current Mains:
Sheik
Fox
Former Mains:
Samus
Secondaries:
Luigi
Project M
Current Mains:
Samus
Secondaries:
Meta Knight
Sheik
Zero Suit Samus
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Current Mains:
Rosalina
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Current Mains:
Megaman
Secondaries:
Greninja
Ridley
Links
Achievements
Melee
DreamHack Atlanta 2017 GENESIS 5 Smash World Tour 2021
History
2015-06-30 — Present
2018-05-02 — Present

Justin "Plup" McGrath is a Sheik and Fox player originally from Central Florida, who now lives in Oregon, currently playing for Panda, ranked 7th in MPGR 2022 Summer.

Biography[edit]

Plup originally rose to national fame as "Hungrybox's teammate"; their Samus/Jigglypuff team, "Plupbox", has placed consistently high at national tournaments since 2012. Within two years of his rise to doubles prominence, he proceeded to establish himself as the top American Samus player as well. His black Samus is notable for her smooth platform game and strong punishes.

As a Samus main, Plup showed particular skill in the matchups against Fox, Falco, and Marth, with tournament victories over Colbol, Zhu, Lucky, Hax, Fiction, Westballz, Leffen, Chillindude, Ken, Tai, The Moon and Arc. He is also one of the best Samus vs. Jigglypuff players in the world, having taken games off Hungrybox in tournament and defeating s0ft and Darc in bracket at Apex 2013. He soundly defeated HugS in Samus dittos at both the APEX Salty Suite and Super Smash Sundays 20, putting him among the best in the dittos as well.

On May 18, 2014, Plup was flown to Southern California as part of HugS' "Fraudulent Players Fund" to practice with SoCal players and participate in Super Smash Sundays 20 and a special "Boss Rush". The Boss Rush was a "crew-battle" style tournament where Plup faced four teams of four SoCal players. Though he defeated HugS 2-0 in bracket, he placed just 7th in bracket with a 2-1 loss as Fox against S2J and a 2-0 loss to OkamiBW. In the Boss Rush, he soundly defeated the D, C, and B teams, and took the A team of Lucky, Fiction, S2J, and Westballz down to the final stock, playing Samus the entire time.

Plup's strongest tournament performances in 2014 were 9th place finishes at both 2014 MLG Anaheim—where he lost to KDJ and his teammate Hungrybox but defeated Cactuar, Arc, Zhu, ZeRo, and familiar Florida rival Colbol—and at EVO 2014, where he defeated Lord and DEHF before falling to Armada, and took out Lucky and Hax before losing a close-fought match to Axe.

He began 2015 with an extremely strong 5th place performance at Paragon 2015, where he defeated Westballz and Leffen in winners before falling to Mew2King and losing the rematch with Westballz in losers. This performance made Plup a strong contender for top 8 at Apex 2015, which was two weeks later. However, Plup fell to Swedish Delight's Sheik in Winners Finals of his round 2 pool. He then played Sheik in losers against KJH, losing again; he finished at a dismal 49th, his lowest ever placing at Apex.

Following this defeat, Plup, who had been playing Sheik at locals since late 2014, began co-maining Sheik in earnest. His Sheik received her first regional exposure at Bad Moon Rising, where he placed 2nd using a combination of Samus and Sheik. Since then, he has become a solo Sheik main only using Samus against Ice Climbers players and players he thinks have a hard time against the Samus matchup.

At CEO 2015, Plup nearly defeated both Leffen and Mango with his Sheik, ending the tournament at 7-8th. However, he took his revenge at EVO 2015 three weeks later, defeating both of them, including using Samus against Leffen, on his way to a record 4th place finish at a premier tournament.

On June 30, 2015, Plup announced that he would be joining Panda Global.[1]

At EVO 2016, Plup had an impressive winner's bracket performance, defeating both Mango and Hungrybox before falling to Armada in winner's finals and Hungrybox again in losers, placing 3rd overall.

At DreamHack Atlanta 2017, Plup finished in first place, defeating Axe, Mew2King, and double-eliminating Hungrybox. In doing so, he became the first non-God to win a tournament with multiple Gods since January 2015, where Leffen defeated Mango and double-eliminated Armada at B.E.A.S.T 5.

At The Big House 7, Plup had a historic win vs Armada in winners semis, making Plup the first ever non-god since Leffen to beat him in a set. He ended up placing 2nd, losing twice to Hungrybox in grand finals.

Plup finished in a historic first place finish at GENESIS 5, defeating Mango, Armada, and double-eliminating Hungrybox. In doing so, Plup became the second non-God to win a premier tournament in the era of the Five Gods, the first being Leffen.

He became a Red Bull athlete on May 2, 2018.[2]

Results[edit]

Melee[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2022
2022-11-06I39 - 12thSmash Summit 14SheikFox1 : 3United StatesFoxiBDW$1,062
2022-10-02B12ndLost Tech CitySheikFox2 : 3United StatesFoxFalcoMango
2022-09-11B12ndRiptide 2022Fox2 : 3
1 : 3
United StatesJigglypuffHungrybox
2022-06-26A11stCEO 2022Sheik3 : 0
3 : 0
United StatesFalcoMagi$1,120
2022-06-03A11st Rollback Rumble: NA West 20Samus3 : 2
3 : 2
United StatesFoxSFAT
2022-05-15B12ndSmash Summit 13Fox2 : 3United StatesFoxiBDW
2022-04-17M313 - 16thGENESIS 8Sheik2 : 3United StatesFalcoGinger
2022-03-29A11st Training Mode Tuesdays #70: West CoastSheikFox2 : 3
3 : 1
United StatesFoxSFAT$225
2022-03-15A11st Training Mode Tuesdays #68: West CoastSheikFox3 : 2
3 : 2
United StatesFoxnull$225
2022-01-30D14th Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 4SheikFox1 : 3CanadaFoxmoky$2,700
2021
2021-12-19A11stSmash World Tour 2021Sheik3 : 1United StatesCaptain FalconWizzrobe$20,000
2021-10-24A11stSWT 2021 North America West Regional FinalsFox3 : 1
3 : 1
United StatesFoxSFAT$1,600
2021-09-12B12ndRiptide 2021Sheik1 : 3United StatesFoxiBDW
2021-07-18D14thSmash Summit 11Sheik1 : 3United StatesFoxMango$15,537
2021-05-09E15 - 6th Summit Champions League - Season 2 Week 4Sheik2 : 3United StatesFoxiBDW$120
2021-05-02A1W Summit Champions League - Season 2 Week 3 - Division 2Sheik3 : 1United StatesPeachKalamazhu$80
2021-04-17A11st Frame Perfect Series 5: ONLINESheik3 : 0NicaraguaCaptain Falconn0ne
2021-04-10A11st LEVO #12 - NASheikFox3 : 0United StatesCaptain FalconGahtzu
2020
2020-11-22Q317 - 20th Smash Summit 100/4Grp. S.
2020-10-31C13 - 4th Slippi Champions League - Season 1 Week 4Sheik1 : 3United StatesMarthZain$400
All Results
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2022
2022-10-02A11stLost Tech CityPlupUnited States
HungryboxUnited States
3 : 1United StatesMango
United StatesSFAT
2022-09-11A11stRiptide 2022PlupFoxUnited States
HungryboxJigglypuffUnited States
3 : 0United StatesSheikDrephen
United StatesPikachuAxe
2022-04-17A11stGENESIS 8PlupFoxUnited States
aMSaYoshiJapan
3 : 2United StatesFoxRalph
United StatesPeachDarkatma
2021
2021-12-20A11stSmash the Scene #12PlupUnited States
OatyUnited States
3 : 0Puerto RicoKata
Puerto RicoExcel Zero
$14
2021-09-12A11stRiptide 2021PlupFoxUnited States
HungryboxJigglypuffUnited States
3 : 0United StatesCaptain FalconWizzrobe
United StatesCaptain FalconGahtzu
2021-07-11B12nd Rollback Rumble: THE BIG ONE - NA EastPlupFoxUnited States
OatyPeachUnited States
3 : 2
1 : 3
CanadaFoxmoky
United StatesFoxiBDW
2020
2020-01-26A11stGENESIS 7PlupFoxUnited States
Mew2KingSheikUnited States
1 : 3
3 : 2
United StatesMarthPewPewU
United StatesFoxSFAT
$952
2019
2019-12-08A11stMango's Birthday BashPlupFoxUnited States
MangoFalcoUnited States
1 : 3
3 : 0
United StatesMarthZain
United StatesJigglypuffHungrybox
$474
2019-10-06A11stThe Big House 9PlupFoxUnited States
Mew2KingSheikUnited States
1 : 3
3 : 1
United StatesFoxFiction
United StatesFoxiBDW
$748
2019-08-25A11stShine 2019PlupFoxUnited States
Mew2KingSheikUnited States
3 : 1United StatesFoxFiction
United StatesFoxiBDW
$552
2019-08-11B12ndSuper Smash Con 2019PlupFoxUnited States
Mew2KingSheikUnited States
3 : 0
0 : 3
United StatesFoxSFAT
United StatesMarthPewPewU
$330
2019-06-29B12ndCEO 2019PlupUnited States
iBDWUnited States
0 : 3United StatesSFAT
United StatesPewPewU
2019-06-16B12ndSmash Summit 8PlupFoxUnited States
ZainMarthUnited States
3 : 2
0 : 3
United StatesFalcoMango
United StatesCaptain FalconS2J
$658
2019-06-02C13rdSmash 'N' Splash 5PlupFoxUnited States
Mew2KingSheikUnited States
1 : 3United StatesCaptain FalconS2J
United StatesSheikShroomed
2019-05-19D14thGet On My Level 2019PlupFoxUnited States
WizzrobeCaptain FalconUnited States
2 : 3United StatesCaptain FalconS2J
United StatesSheikShroomed
$44
2019-04-28A11stCome To Papa 3PlupUnited States
ZainUnited States
3 : 0United StatesWevans
United StatesCrim
2019-04-21A11stPound 2019PlupFoxUnited States
Mew2KingSheikUnited States
3 : 2United StatesMarthPewPewU
United StatesFoxSFAT
$372
2019-02-03C13rdGENESIS 6PlupFoxUnited States
Mew2KingSheikUnited States
1 : 3United StatesFoxSFAT
United StatesMarthPewPewU
2018
2018-11-18A11stSmash Summit 7PlupFoxUnited States
Mew2KingMarthSheikUnited States
3 : 1United StatesJigglypuffHungrybox
United StatesIce ClimbersBananas
$3,125
2018-10-07C13rdThe Big House 8PlupFoxUnited States
WestballzFalcoUnited States
1 : 3United StatesIce ClimbersChuDat
United StatesJigglypuffHungrybox
$382
All Results
vs. United States iBDW  /
vs. United Kingdom Professor Pro  /
vs. Sweden Leffen  /
vs. United States Zain  /
vs. United States Jflex  /
vs. United States Wizzrobe  /
vs. United States Mango  /
vs. United States Hungrybox  /
vs. United States Mango  /
vs. Japan aMSa  /
vs. United States Magi  /
vs. United States Hungrybox  /
vs. United States Hungrybox  /
vs. United States S2J  /
vs. United States lloD  /
vs. United States Skerzo  /
vs. United States Redd  /
vs. United States Magi  /
vs. United States Chem  /
vs. United States Panda  /

Recent Notable Wins

Wins over players ranked in MPGR 2022 Summer NA:

Rank 1 - Zain
Rank 3 - Jmook
Rank 4 - Hungrybox
Rank 6 - aMSa
Rank 8 - lloD
Rank 10 - KoDoRiN
Rank 11 - Mang0
Rank 16 - S2J
Rank 21 - Magi
Rank 23 - SFAT
Rank 25 - null
Rank 28 - Smashdaddy
Rank 31 - Soonsay
Rank 33 - Skerzo
Rank 34 - Salt
Rank 35 - bobby big ballz
Rank 37 - Jflex
Rank 38 - Chem
Rank 44 - Frenzy
Rank 48 - Panda
Rank 49 - Eddy Mexico
Rank 50 - Professor Pro

Ultimate[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2022
2022-09-11S3197 - 128thRiptide 20220 : 2United StatesZen
2022-06-26S3165 - 96thCEO 20221 : 2United StatesWonderBread
2020
2020-04-30G17 - 8th BUK CAKES INVITATIONAL #1DQMexicoMkLeo
2020-04-26S1549 - 64th Pound OnlineMegaman1 : 2United StatesLuigiGamingHI9x9
2020-04-18R725 - 32nd The Quarantine Series: April MinorMegamanMii Brawler1 : 3BelgiumSonicSuperStriker
2020-03-29M313 - 16th The Quarantine Series: Opening InvitationalMegamanGreninjaRidley0 : 3United StatesMarioANTi$100
2020-02-23S3165 - 96thFrostbite 20200 : 2JapanRaito
2020-01-26S1549 - 64thGENESIS 7Ridley2 : 3United StatesSnakeMegamanScAtt
2019
2019-10-06Q717 - 24thThe Big House 9Megaman1 : 3United StatesPokémon TrainerTweek
2019-08-25S63129 - 192ndShine 2019DQUnited StatesAkito
2019-08-11S1549 - 64thSuper Smash Con 2019Ridley1 : 2United StatesWolfLarry Lurr
2019-08-04Q717 - 24thEVO 2019Megaman1 : 2JapanOlimarShuton
2019-06-30S3165 - 96thCEO 20190 : 2United StatesMr E
2019-06-02S1581 - 96thSmash 'N' Splash 50 : 2United StatesMudomo
2019-05-19Q717 - 24thGet On My Level 2019Megaman1 : 3United StatesPichuVoiD
2019-04-28S3197 - 128thCome To Papa 3DQUnited StatesNemesis
2019-04-21S3165 - 96thPound 20191 : 2United StatesTension
2019-03-10M313 - 16thSmash Ultimate SummitGreninja0 : 3SwedenPokémon TrainerLeffen$778
2019-02-24S1549 - 64thFrostbite 2019Greninja1 : 3United StatesWolffalse
2019-02-03S1549 - 64thGENESIS 6Megaman2 : 3United StatesMarioZenyou
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2022
2022-10-02E15 - 6thLost Tech CityPlupUnited States
MarssUnited States
2 : 3MexicoMaister
MexicoSkyjay
2020
2020-02-23S1533 - 48thFrostbite 2020PlupUnited States
CometUnited States
1 : 2United StatesStroder Ame
United StatesRFang
2019
2019-12-08B12ndMango's Birthday BashPlupUnited States
ESAMUnited States
0 : 3
2 : 3
United StatesANTi
CanadaBlacktwins13
$237
2019-10-06Q717 - 24thThe Big House 9PlupUnited States
ArmadaSweden
0 : 2United StatesFatality
United StatesSonido
2019-02-24Q717 - 24thFrostbite 2019PlupMegamanUnited States
Mew2KingLucinaUnited States
0 : 2MexicoSamusJoker
MexicoYoshiMeme
vs. United States Nairo  /
vs. Belgium SuperStriker  /
vs. United States JustTheIce  /
vs. United States Samsora  /
vs. United States ANTi  /
vs. United States Larry Lurr  /
vs. United States Kola  /
vs. United States ScAtt  /
vs. Mexico Joker  /
vs. United States Salem  /
vs. Mexico Meme  /
vs. United States Larry Lurr  /
vs. United States Fatality  /
vs. Japan Shuton  /
vs. Japan Seven  /
vs. Japan ProtoBanham  /
vs. United States MVD  /
vs. United States ZD  /
vs. Japan Gackt  /
vs. United States VoiD  /

Recent Notable Wins

Wins over players ranked in PGRU Spring 2019:

Rank 17 - MVD
Rank 22 - Salem

Project M[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2017
2017-05-21A11stRunback 2017Meta Knight3 : 2United StatesLinkBlue
2015
2015-09-06I39 - 12thParagon Los Angeles 2015Samus1 : 2United StatesLucarioiPunchKidsz
2015-06-14B12ndSmash 'N' SplashSamusMeta Knight0 : 3United StatesFoxMew2King$545
2014
2014-10-05Q717 - 24thThe Big House 41 : 2United StatesSeibrik
2014-09-21D14thTipped Off 10SamusIvysaur0 : 3United StatesMewtwoMaster Raven$100
2014-06-29I39 - 12thCEO 2014LUnited StatesDEHF
2014-04-26B12ndFear The Green Missile1 : 3
2 : 3
United StatesWizzrobe$120
2014-01-19M313 - 16thApex 2014LUnited StatesESAM
2013
2013-12-15D14thTipped Off 9LUnited StatesHungrybox$41
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2019
2019-06-02G17 - 8thSmash 'N' Splash 5PlupUnited States
JunebugUnited States
1 : 3United StatesIvayne
FrancePoilu
2017
2017-06-04A11stSmash 'N' Splash 3PlupMeta KnightSamusUnited States
JunebugDiddy KongUnited States
1 : 3
3 : 1
United KingdomSnakeProfessor Pro
United StatesWolfSwitch
$304
2017-05-21A11stRunback 2017PlupUnited States
WestballzUnited States
3 : 0United StatesSilly Kyle
United StatesHF Neon
2015
2015-06-14B12ndSmash 'N' SplashPlupUnited States
WizzrobeUnited States
2 : 3CanadaAlly
United StatesMew2King
$106
2014
2014-10-05B12ndThe Big House 4PlupMeta KnightUnited States
WizzrobeSonicUnited States
0 : 3ChileFoxZeRo
United StatesMarioMew2King
$135
2014-09-21A11stTipped Off 10PlupUnited States
WizzrobeUnited States
0 : 1
1 : 0
United StatesESAM
United StatesMVD
$90
vs. United States iPunchKidsz  /
vs. United States Oracle  /
vs. United States Mew2King  /
vs. United States Junebug  /
vs. United States Mew2King  /
vs. United States Junebug  /
vs. United States Sago  /
vs. United States Master Raven  /
vs. United States ESAM  /
vs. United States Mew2King  /
vs. United States Hungrybox  /
vs. United States Internet Explorer  /

Recent Notable Wins

Wins over players ranked in PMRank 2016:

Rank 48 - Blue

Wii U[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2016
2016-08-20S3165 - 96thUnrivaledDQUnited StatesSkopkin
2015
2015-02-01S1533 - 48thApex 2015LCanadaAlly
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2015
2015-06-14C13rdSmash 'N' SplashPlupPikachuUnited States
WizzrobeSheikUnited States
1 : 3United StatesMarioPeachBoScotty
United StatesOlimarGreenBeast
$81
2015-02-01M313 - 16thApex 2015PlupUnited States
WizzrobeUnited States
LUnited StatesTyrant
United StatesNairo
No VODs on record


Rankings[edit]

Melee[edit]

Ultimate[edit]

OrionRank[edit]

Ranking SeriesRank
NA January 2019 - March 202066

Combo Videos[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]