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[e][h]Sheik Fox Plup
Player Information
Name:
Justin McGrath
Country:
Team:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$93,733
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 8th in MPGR 2019.

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.

As a Samus main, Plup showed particular skill in the matchups 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]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2020
2020-02-16B12ndSmash Summit 9Fox3 : 1
1 : 3
United StatesJigglypuffHungrybox$13,178
2020-01-26R725 - 32ndGENESIS 7Fox2 : 3United StatesIce ClimbersARMY
2019
2019-12-08G17 - 8thMango's Birthday BashFox1 : 3United StatesJigglypuffHungrybox$142
2019-10-06I39 - 12thThe Big House 9SheikFox0 : 3United StatesFoxFiction$90
2019-08-25Q717 - 24thShine 2019DQUnited StatesKevin Maples
2019-08-11Q717 - 24thSuper Smash Con 2019Samus0 : 3United StatesPikachuAxe
2019-06-30E15 - 6thCEO 2019SheikFox2 : 3United StatesCaptain FalconWizzrobe$99
2019-06-16G17 - 8thSmash Summit 8Sheik1 : 3United StatesMarthZain$1,104
2019-06-02E15 - 6thSmash 'N' Splash 5Sheik2 : 3SwedenFoxLeffen
2019-05-19I39 - 12thGet On My Level 2019Fox1 : 3CanadaFoxmoky
2019-04-21C13rdPound 2019Fox1 : 3United StatesJigglypuffHungrybox$811
2019-02-03C13rdGENESIS 6Sheik2 : 3United StatesPikachuAxe
2018
2018-11-18I39 - 12thSmash Summit 7FoxSheik0 : 3JapanYoshiaMSa$567
2018-10-07B12ndThe Big House 8Fox1 : 3United StatesJigglypuffHungrybox$2,064
2018-08-26D14thShine 2018Fox1 : 3United StatesJigglypuffHungrybox
2018-08-05C13rdEVO 2018Sheik0 : 3SwedenFoxArmada$1,353
2018-07-01B12ndCEO 2018FoxSheik3 : 2
0 : 3
United StatesJigglypuffHungrybox$880
2018-06-03A11stDreamHack Austin 2018Sheik3 : 1United StatesMarthLa Luna$4,700
2018-05-20B12ndGet On My Level 2018Fox2 : 3
1 : 3
United StatesJigglypuffHungrybox$701
2018-05-06E15 - 6thSmash Summit 6SheikFox0 : 3SwedenFoxArmada$990
All Results
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
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
$2,710
2019-08-11B12ndSuper Smash Con 2019PlupFoxUnited States
Mew2KingSheikUnited States
3 : 0
0 : 3
United StatesFoxSFAT
United StatesMarthPewPewU
$2,132
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
2018-08-26B12ndShine 2018PlupFoxUnited States
Swedish DelightSheikUnited States
2 : 3
2 : 3
United StatesFoxSFAT
United StatesMarthPewPewU
2018-07-01A11stCEO 2018PlupFoxUnited States
Mew2KingMarthUnited States
3 : 0United StatesJigglypuffHungrybox
United StatesPeachmayb
$430
2018-06-03A11stDreamHack Austin 2018PlupJigglypuffFoxUnited States
MikeHazeFoxUnited States
3 : 2United StatesMarthDJ Nintendo
United StatesFoxLa Luna
$250
2018-05-20A11stGet On My Level 2018PlupFoxUnited States
Mew2KingSheikUnited States
3 : 0GermanyFoxIce
United StatesSheikSwedish Delight
$309
2018-05-06C13rdSmash Summit 6PlupFoxUnited States
Mew2KingSheikUnited States
0 : 3SwedenFoxArmada
SwedenFoxLeffen
$483
2018-04-21A11stAegisPlupFoxUnited States
CalFoxUnited States
3 : 1CanadaFoxRyan Ford
CanadaFoxMoky
2018-03-11A11stEnthusiast Gaming Live Expo 2018PlupFoxUnited States
Mew2KingSheikUnited States
3 : 2United StatesFoxSFAT
United StatesMarthPewPewU
$282
All Results
vs. United States of America Hungrybox
vs. United States of America Mango
vs. United States of America Hungrybox
vs. United States of America Zain
vs. United States of America Axe
vs. United States of America Mango
vs. United States of America Hungrybox
vs. United States of America Magi
vs. United States of America Shroomed
vs. United States of America Hax$
vs. United States of America Axe
vs. United States of America PewPewU
vs. United States of America Rocky
vs. United States of America Hungrybox
vs. United States of America Swedish Delight
vs. United States of America Fiction
vs. Nicaragua n0ne
vs. United States of America Jakenshaken
vs. United States of America SFAT
vs. United States of America Rishi

Recent Notable Wins

Wins over players ranked in MPGR 2019:

Rank 1 - Hungrybox
Rank 3 - Mango
Rank 4 - Axe
Rank 6 - Zain
Rank 30 - Shroomed
Rank 43 - Magi
Rank 92 - Rocky

Ultimate[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2020
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 3LUnited StatesNemesis
2019-04-21S3165 - 96thPound 20191 : 2United StatesTension
2019-03-10M313 - 16thSmash Ultimate SummitGreninja0 : 3SwedenPokémon TrainerLeffen$743
2019-02-24S1549 - 64thFrostbite 2019Greninja1 : 3United StatesWolffalse
2019-02-03S1549 - 64thGENESIS 6Megaman2 : 3United StatesMarioZenyou
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
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

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
2014-01-19M313 - 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

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]

Combo Videos[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]