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[e][h]Sheik Fox Plup
Player Information
Name:
Justin McGrath
Country:
Team:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$78,749
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Main:
Sheik
Fox
Secondaries:
Samus
Luigi
Project M
Main:
Samus
Secondaries:
Meta Knight
Sheik
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Main:
Rosalina
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Main:
Megaman
Secondaries:
Greninja
Ridley
Links
Achievements
Melee
DreamHack Atlanta 2017 GENESIS 5
History
2015-06-30 — Present
2018-05-02 — Present

Justin "Plup" McGrath is a Sheik and Fox player from Central Florida currently playing for Panda Global, ranked 7th on MPGR 2019 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 its smooth platform game and strong punishes.

Plup is particularly good against spacies 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. Puff player 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 4 teams of 4 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 its 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]

Recent Majors[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2019
2019-10-06I39 - 12thThe Big House 9SheikFox0 : 3USAFoxFiction$90
2019-08-25Q717 - 24thShine 2019DQUSAKevin Maples
2019-08-11Q717 - 24thSuper Smash Con 2019Samus0 : 3USAPikachuAxe
2019-06-30E15 - 6thCEO 2019SheikFox2 : 3USACaptain FalconWizzrobe$99
2019-06-16G17 - 8thSmash Summit 8Sheik1 : 3USAMarthZain
2019-06-02E15 - 6thSmash 'N' Splash 5Sheik2 : 3SwedenFoxLeffen
2019-05-19I39 - 12thGet On My Level 2019Fox1 : 3CanadaFoxmoky
2019-04-21C13rdPound 2019Fox1 : 3USAJigglypuffHungrybox$811
2019-02-03C13rdGENESIS 6Sheik2 : 3USAPikachuAxe
2018
2018-11-18I39 - 12thSmash Summit 7FoxSheik0 : 3JapanYoshiaMSa$567
2018-10-07B12ndThe Big House 8Fox1 : 3USAJigglypuffHungrybox$2,064
2018-08-26D14thShine 2018Fox1 : 3USAJigglypuffHungrybox
2018-08-05C13rdEVO 2018Sheik0 : 3SwedenFoxArmada$1,353
2018-07-01B12ndCEO 2018FoxSheik3 : 2
0 : 3
USAJigglypuffHungrybox$880
2018-05-20B12ndGet On My Level 2018Fox2 : 3USAJigglypuffHungrybox$701
2018-05-06E15 - 6thSmash Summit 6SheikFox0 : 3SwedenFoxArmada$990
2018-04-07B12ndNoods Noods Noods: Oakland EditionFox1 : 3
1 : 3
USAJigglypuffHungrybox$1,164
2018-03-11B12ndEnthusiast Gaming Live Expo 2018Fox1 : 3USAJigglypuffHungrybox$1,054
2018-01-21A11stGENESIS 5Fox0 : 3
3 : 2
USAJigglypuffHungrybox$6,125
2017
2017-11-05E15 - 6thSmash Summit 5Sheik1 : 3USAFoxMango$3,769
All Results
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2019
2019-10-06A11stThe Big House 9PlupFoxUSA
Mew2KingSheikUSA
1 : 3
3 : 1
USAFoxFiction
USAFoxiBDW
$748
2019-08-25A11stShine 2019PlupFoxUSA
Mew2KingSheikUSA
3 : 1USAFoxFiction
USAFoxiBDW
$2,710
2019-08-11B12ndSuper Smash Con 2019PlupFoxUSA
Mew2KingSheikUSA
3 : 0
0 : 3
USAFoxSFAT
USAMarthPewPewU
$2,132
2019-06-16B12ndSmash Summit 8PlupFoxUSA
ZainMarthUSA
3 : 2
0 : 3
USAFalcoMango
USACaptain FalconS2J
2019-06-02C13rdSmash 'N' Splash 5PlupFoxUSA
Mew2KingSheikUSA
1 : 3USACaptain FalconS2J
USASheikShroomed
2019-05-19D14thGet On My Level 2019PlupFoxUSA
WizzrobeCaptain FalconUSA
2 : 3USACaptain FalconS2J
USASheikShroomed
$44
2019-04-21A11stPound 2019PlupFoxUSA
Mew2KingSheikUSA
3 : 2USAMarthPewPewU
USAFoxSFAT
$372
2019-02-03C13rdGENESIS 6PlupFoxUSA
Mew2KingSheikUSA
1 : 3USAFoxSFAT
USAMarthPewPewU
2018
2018-11-18A11stSmash Summit 7PlupFoxUSA
Mew2KingMarthSheikUSA
3 : 1USAJigglypuffHungrybox
USAIce ClimbersBananas
$3,125
2018-10-07C13rdThe Big House 8PlupFoxUSA
WestballzFalcoUSA
1 : 3USAIce ClimbersChuDat
USAJigglypuffHungrybox
$382
2018-08-26B12ndShine 2018PlupFoxUSA
Swedish DelightSheikUSA
2 : 3
2 : 3
USAFoxSFAT
USAMarthPewPewU
2018-07-01A11stCEO 2018PlupFoxUSA
Mew2KingMarthUSA
3 : 0USAJigglypuffHungrybox
USAPeachmayb
$430
2018-05-20A11stGet On My Level 2018PlupFoxUSA
Mew2KingSheikUSA
3 : 0GermanyFoxIce
USASheikSwedish Delight
$309
2018-05-06C13rdSmash Summit 6PlupFoxUSA
Mew2KingSheikUSA
0 : 3SwedenFoxArmada
SwedenFoxLeffen
$483
2018-03-11A11stEnthusiast Gaming Live Expo 2018PlupFoxUSA
Mew2KingSheikUSA
3 : 2USAFoxSFAT
USAMarthPewPewU
$282
2018-01-21A11stGENESIS 5PlupFoxUSA
Mew2KingMarthSheikUSA
3 : 1USAJigglypuffHungrybox
USAIce ClimbersChuDat
$1,575
2017
2017-11-05B12ndSmash Summit 5PlupFoxUSA
Mew2KingSheikMarthFoxUSA
0 : 3
1 : 3
SwedenFoxArmada
SwedenFoxLeffen
$2,187
2017-10-08E15 - 6thThe Big House 7PlupFoxUSA
Mew2KingSheikFoxUSA
2 : 3USAJigglypuffHungrybox
USAIce ClimbersChuDat
$164
2017-10-01C13rdGameTyrant Expo 2017PlupFoxUSA
Mew2KingSheikMarthUSA
1 : 3SwedenSheikAndroid
SwedenPeachArmada
$130
2017-08-27D14thShine 2017PlupFoxUSA
Swedish DelightSheikUSA
1 : 3SwedenFoxLeffen
GermanyFoxIce
All Results

Recent Notable Wins

Wins over players ranked in MPGR 2018:

Rank 7 - Zain
Rank 8 - Wizzrobe
Rank 9 - aMSa
Rank 11 - S2J
Rank 15 - PewPewU
Rank 16 - n0ne
Rank 23 - HugS
Rank 25 - KJH
Rank 26 - Rishi
Rank 32 - La Luna
Rank 35 - Trif
Rank 40 - Ginger
Rank 49 - 2saint
Rank 55 - Jerry
Rank 61 - Drunksloth
Rank 68 - 42nd
Rank 75 - Darkatma
Rank 88 - Jakenshaken
Rank 95 - Iceman


Ultimate[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2019
2019-10-06Q717 - 24thThe Big House 9Megaman1 : 3USAPokémon TrainerTweek
2019-08-25S63129 - 192ndShine 2019DQUSAAkito
2019-08-11S1549 - 64thSuper Smash Con 2019Ridley1 : 2USAWolfLarry Lurr
2019-08-04Q717 - 24thEVO 2019Megaman1 : 2JapanOlimarShuton
2019-06-30S3165 - 96thCEO 20190 : 2USAMr E
2019-06-02S1581 - 96thSmash 'N' Splash 50 : 2USAMudomo
2019-05-19Q717 - 24thGet On My Level 2019Megaman1 : 3USAPichuVoiD
2019-04-28S3197 - 128thCome To Papa 3LUSANemesis
2019-04-21S3165 - 96thPound 20191 : 2USATension
2019-03-10M313 - 16thSmash Ultimate SummitGreninja0 : 3SwedenPokémon TrainerLeffen$743
2019-02-24S1549 - 64thFrostbite 2019Greninja1 : 3USAWolffalse
2019-02-03S1549 - 64thGENESIS 6Megaman2 : 3USAMarioZenyou
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2019
2019-10-06Q717 - 24thThe Big House 9PlupUSA
ArmadaSweden
0 : 2USAFatality
USASonido
2019-02-24Q717 - 24thFrostbite 2019PlupMegamanUSA
Mew2KingLucinaUSA
0 : 2MexicoSamusJoker
MexicoYoshiMeme

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 : 2USALinkBlue
2015
2015-09-06I39 - 12thParagon Los Angeles 2015Samus1 : 2USALucarioiPunchKidsz
2015-06-14B12ndSmash 'N' SplashSamusMeta Knight0 : 3USAFoxMew2King$545
2014
2014-10-05Q717 - 24thThe Big House 41 : 2USASeibrik
2014-09-21D14thTipped Off 10SamusIvysaur0 : 3USAMewtwoMaster Raven$100
2014-06-29I39 - 12thCEO 2014LUSADEHF
2014-01-19M313 - 16thApex 2014LUSAESAM
2013
2013-12-15D14thTipped Off 9LUSAHungrybox$41
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2019
2019-06-02G17 - 8thSmash 'N' Splash 5PlupUSA
JunebugUSA
1 : 3USAIvayne
FrancePoilu
2017
2017-06-04A11stSmash 'N' Splash 3PlupMeta KnightSamusUSA
JunebugDiddy KongUSA
1 : 3
3 : 1
United KingdomSnakeProfessor Pro
USAWolfSwitch
$304
2017-05-21A11stRunback 2017PlupUSA
WestballzUSA
3 : 0USASilly Kyle
USAHF Neon
2015
2015-06-14B12ndSmash 'N' SplashPlupUSA
WizzrobeUSA
2 : 3CanadaAlly
USAMew2King
$106
2014
2014-10-05B12ndThe Big House 4PlupMeta KnightUSA
WizzrobeSonicUSA
0 : 3ChileFoxZeRo
USAMarioMew2King
$135
2014-09-21A11stTipped Off 10PlupUSA
WizzrobeUSA
0 : 1
1 : 0
USAESAM
USAMVD
$90

Recent Notable Wins

Wins over players ranked in PMRank 2016:

Rank 48 - Blue

Melee Rankings[edit]

SSBMRank[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
MPGR 2019 Summer 7
MPGR 2018 4
MPGR 2018 Summer 2
SSBMRank 2017 5
SSBMRank 2017 Summer 6
SSBMRank 2016 6
SSBMRank 2015 7
SSBMRank 2015 Summer 7
SSBMRank 2014 16
SSBMRank 2014 Summer 23
SSBMRank 2013 27

Central Florida Power Rankings[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
Winter 2016 - 2017 2
Fall 2016 1
Winter 2015 1

Combo Videos[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]