From Liquipedia Smash Wiki
This Portal overviews players relevant to the competitive history of Super Smash Bros. across its five games and over 20 year history.
- Ken (2003-2018) - A Marth player from SoCal who dominated the tournament scene during the "Golden Age" of Melee, winning nearly every major tournament from 2003 to 2006, a feat which earned him the nickname "The King of Smash". He is ranked #4 on The Melee Stats All-Time Top 100.
- Azen (2002-2016) - A Marth player from Virginia who was Ken's main rival during the "Golden Age" of Melee. His early prominent use of multiple characters earned him the nickname "The Master of Diversity". He is ranked #8 on The Melee Stats All-Time Top 100.
- ChuDat (2004-Present) - An Ice Climbers player from Virginia. He was a member of the H2YL crew and was one of the best players in the world during the "Golden Age" of Melee. His impressive results continued into the 2010s with many high tournament placings and top player wins. He is known for pushing the early Ice Climbers meta and for his iconic "Yayuhzz" pose after defeating opponents. He is ranked #11 on The Melee Stats All-Time Top 100.
- Mew2King (2005-2022) - A Sheik, Marth, and Fox player from New Jersey and one of the Five Gods. he is famous for studying frame data and playing the game at an absurd level of technical skill, earning him the nickname "The Robot". He is often considered to be the greatest Brawl player of all time, winning multiple majors from 2008 to 2011. He has also played at a high level in Project M, Wii U, and Ultimate, and he co-owns Most Valuable Gaming. He is ranked #5 on The Melee Stats All-Time Top 100.
- Mango (2007-Present) - A Falco and Fox player from SoCal and one of the Five Gods. He has been sponsored by Cloud9 since 2014, and is currently both is the youngest and oldest player to have ever won a premier tournament in Melee. He is ranked #1 on The Melee Stats All-Time Top 100.
- Armada (2007-2018) - A Peach and Fox player from Sweden and one of the Five Gods. During his career he won multiple iterations of Melee's most prestigious tournaments, and was known for his intense rivalry with Mango. He was also known for his dominant play in Project M and his precise play with Pit earned him the nickname “The Swedish Sniper”. He is ranked #2 on The Melee Stats All-Time Top 100.
- Hungrybox (2008-Present) - A Jigglypuff player from Florida and one of the Five Gods. Following his win at EVO 2016, he became the only player to be ranked first on the SSBMRank for three consecutive years. He is a player for and co-owner of Team Liquid. He is ranked #3 on The Melee Stats All-Time Top 100.
- PPMD (2009-2016) - A Falco and Marth player from North Carolina and one of the Five Gods. He has always been considered the least powerful of the Gods, having won less major tournaments that his counterparts. He was sponsored by Evil Geniuses before retiring in 2016 due to health issues. He is ranked #7 on The Melee Stats All-Time Top 100.
- Leffen (2010-Present) - A Fox player from Sweden, considered to be one of the best Fox players in the world. In 2015, he became the first player ever to defeat all of the Five Gods in tournament play, a feat that earned him the nickname "The Godslayer". He also became the first player to win a major tournament in the era of the Gods, doing so at B.E.A.S.T. 5. He is ranked #6 on The Melee Stats All-Time Top 100.
- Plup (2009-Present) - A Sheik and Fox player from Florida, considered to be one of the best Sheik players in the world. In 2017, he became the second player to defeat all Five Gods in tournament play, as well as the second player to win a major tournament in the era of the Gods, doing so at GENESIS 5. He is ranked #10 on The Melee Stats All-Time Top 100.
- Axe (2008-Present) - A Pikachu player from Arizona, considered to be the best Pikachu player of all time. In 2019 he won Smash Summit 8 and became the first Pikachu player in Melee history to win a major tournament. He has been sponsored by Tempo Storm since 2015. He is ranked #12 on The Melee Stats All-Time Top 100.
- Wizzrobe (2012-Present) - A Captain Falcon main from Florida. He is known for his unorthodox defensive and patient playstyle. In 2019 he won Smash 'N' Splash 5, becoming the first Captain Falcon player to win a major tournament in the modern era. He is also a highly skilled Yoshi player in 64, having been ranked in the top 10 numerous times. He is ranked #14 on The Melee Stats All-Time Top 100.
- aMSa (2013-Present) - A Yoshi player from Japan. He is well known for pushing the limits of his character, and for wearing Yoshi's red alternate costume, earning him the nickname, "The Red Yoshi". In 2022, he won The Big House 10, becoming the first Yoshi player to win a major tournament in Melee history. He is ranked #21 on The Melee Stats All-Time Top 100.
- Zain (2015-Present) - A Marth main from Virginia, considered to be the one of the best Marth players in the world. He is one of the most dominant players in the post-Five Gods era, winning several major events since 2018, including Shine 2018, GENESIS 7, and GENESIS 8. He is well known for his extremely technical and consistent playstyle, often being compared to Armada. He is ranked #9 on The Melee Stats All-Time Top 100.
- Cody Schwab (2015-Present) - A Fox player from New York. He rose to prominence during the COVID-19 online era. He became the first player since Armada to win back-to-back Smash Summits, doing so at Smash Summit 12 and Smash Summit 13. He is ranked #22 on The Melee Stats All-Time Top 100.
- Jmook (2016-Present) - A Sheik player from New York. He is famous for re-introducing Sheik to the top levels of competitive Melee. He also became Zain's main rival during Melee's post-lockdown era. He is currently sponsored by FlyQuest.
- MkLeo (2014-Present) - MkLeo is one of the first prodigies to appear in the Wii U competitive scene, able to beat ZeRo at 2GGT at just age 15. He reached rank #1 on Wii U’s final PGR, winning many Wii U supermajors such as GENESIS 4, GENESIS 5, and the 2GG Championship. MkLeo is the undisputed best Ultimate player in the world having been ranked #1 four times on PGRU and UltRank. Following EVO 2019 and Super Smash Con 2019, MkLeo became known for his clutch factor as part of “The Legend of Game 4 MkLeo”, reverse three stocking his opponents 3-2 at numerous tournaments after being down 0-2. MkLeo won over 25 major tournaments in Ultimate, including the 2021 SWT Championship and the Ludwig Smash Invitational. He is signed to Luminosity alongside his close rival Tweek.
- Tweek (2014-Present) - Tweek is an American multi-character specialist who has been a longtime rival of MkLeo across the titles of Wii U and Ultimate. Tweek was ranked #2 on Wii U’s final PGR and has maintained a Top 10 ranking throughout Ultimate’s PGRU and UltRank. His close, spectacular sets with MkLeo are heralded as some of the best in Smash history, some of which include his wins at 2GGC MkLeo Saga and Smash Ultimate Summit 3. Tweek documents his journey as a competitor on his podcast Tweek Talks together with Charles, Pink Fresh, and Hazmatt. In 2023, he was signed to Luminosity alongside MkLeo.
- あcola (2022-Present) - あcola is a Japanese Steve prodigy who had emerged alongside Sparg0 as a contender for Ultimate’s best player in its post-lockdown era. After rising the leaderboards on the online ladder Smashmate, あcola quickly became Japan’s best player offline, winning the supermajors Kagaribi 7, Kagaribi 9, and MaesumaTOP#10. Together with Onin, あcola revolutionized Steve’s meta with high-pressure, bait-and-punish set ups. While playing for ZETA DIVISION, あcola has won many international majors as well, such as Smash Ultimate Summit 6.
- Sparg0 (2019-Present) - Sparg0 is a Mexican Cloud prodigy who plays for FaZe Clan, described by MkLeo as “Ultimate’s next best player”. Sparg0 emerged as an unbeatable WiFi warrior in online tournaments during lockdowns, transferring that success to offline American tournaments after lockdown. Using his bold and aggressive playstyle, Sparg0 placed in the Top 3 of every in-person major he attended since summer of 2021 to 2022, winning many supermajors such as Collision 2022, Mainstage 2022 and Battle of BC 5.
- Miya (2022-Present) - ミーヤー is a Japanese Mr. Game & Watch prodigy who became one of the best players in the world during the post-lockdown era, who plays for FENNEL. He rose up the leaderboards on the online ladder Smashmate, becoming the number 2 in Japan behind あcola, winning several supermajors and majors including Kagaribi 11 and MaesumaTOP#11, as well as international major Rise 'N Grind 2023.
- Light (2016-Present) - Light is an American Fox main in Ultimate and Wii U who plays for Moist Esports. Known for his high-pressure rushdown and fast-paced sets, commentators have given him the nickname “The Protagonist” of Ultimate. He won MomoCon 2022.
- Dabuz (2009-Present) - Dabuz is an American Rosalina & Luma player for Team Liquid. He is one of the oldest top players still active, known for his studious personality, defensive playstyle, and strong ability to multitask puppet characters. He won Wii U’s most prestigious tournament, 2GGC Civil War. Dabuz has been ranked top 10 in every iteration of the PGR and PGRU and is considered one of the best players of all time across titles.
- Glutonny (2009-Present) - Glutonny is a French Wario player active in Ultimate, Wii U, and Brawl. Alongside Mr. R and Bloom4Eva, Glutonny is a mainstay of Europe’s Smash scene, and has been ranked #1 in Europe throughout Ultimate’s lifespan. He plays for Solary and is MkLeo’s training partner.
- zackray (2017-Present) - zackray emerged Japan's first prodigy in Ultimate, maining Pit, R.O.B., and Joker, and counter-picking numerous other characters. He has won many tournaments in Japan and the United States, including Big House 9 and Kagaribi 5. He plays for DetonatioN FocusMe.
- Riddles (2018-Present) - Riddles is a Canadian Kazuya and Terry main who plays for Team Liquid. He is known for his devastating pressure and punish game, granting him the ability to close out stocks in very little time. He won Collision 2023 and is ranked #9 on UltRank 2022.
- Tea (2015-Present) - Tea is a Japanese Pac-Man main, known for his intricate set-ups and bait & punish playstyle. He is the first Ultimate player to win majors in all three main competitive territories: Europe, Japan and North America. He won the supermajor Temple: Hermès Edition and plays for ZETA DIVISION.
- Shuton (2015-Present) - Shuton is an Ultimate Pyra & Mythra main, and former Wii U Olimar main. Together with Tea, ProtoBanham, Yoshidora, and Miya, he is one of the most consistent players in Japan. He won EVO Japan 2020 and plays for SunSister.
- Marss (2016-Present) - Marss is an American Zero Suit Samus player in Ultimate and Wii U. Known for his self-described “read-heavy” playstyle, Marss advances his pressure through tricky movement and unorthodox setups. Marss won GENESIS 7, and has a widely-followed YouTube channel.
- Kola (2016-Present) - Kola is an American Roy main, previously known as Salt One in Wii U. He has a highly offensive playstyle, which increases in intensity over the course of a set. He closely rivals Riddles and won CEO 2021. Player for Moist Esports.
- ProtoBanham (2017-Present) - ProtoBanham is a Japanese Lucina and Min Min main, known for his graceful neutral and playstyle surrounding wavelands. ProtoBanham uniquely interrupts set-play by swapping between Lucina and Min Min over the course of a set. He won Double Down 2022 on the day he was signed to Crazy Raccoon.
- VoiD (2016-Present) - VoiD is an American Sheik main. In Wii U, he was consistently ranked in the top ten of the PGR throughout the game's lifespan, notably winning Smash 'N' Splash 4. He is great at mastering the early metas of platform fighters, earning him the title “The King of Games”.
- ESAM (2008-Present) - ESAM is an American Pikachu main in Brawl, Wii U, and Ultimate. In Melee, he repeatedly appeared on the SSBMRank. In Wii U, he was ranked #17 on the PGR100. In Ultimate, he won Glitch 7 and 8.5.
- Samsora (2015-2021) - Samsora is an American Peach player. In Wii U, Samsora was ranked #22 on the PGR100. Samsora was a top Ultimate player, winning Shine 2019, as well as being ranked as high as #2 on the PGRU.
Wii U / Brawl
- ZeRo (2012-2020) - ZeRo is a Chilean Wii U Diddy Kong and Brawl Meta Knight player. Before his retirement and post-retirement controversy, he was the best Wii U player of all time on the PGR100, winning 23 majors and supermajors throughout his career. ZeRo was also a top Brawl player, having been ranked #3 on the closing 2014 SSBBRank. From 2014-2015, ZeRo had a 56 tournament win streak, including EVO 2015.
- Nairo (2009-2020) - Nairo is an American Ultimate Palutena, Wii U Zero Suit Samus, and Brawl Meta Knight player. He was the first ever person to take a tournament over ZeRo at MLG World Finals 2015, and is known for his rushdown playstyle. He was tied with 9B for #1 in Brawl on the closing 2014 SSBBRank and is #2 on Wii U’s PGR100.
- Ally (2009-2019) - Ally is a Canadian Wii U Mario and Brawl Snake player. He was one of ZeRo's major rivals in Wii U, even winning EVO 2016. He also briefly competed in Ultimate and won Pound 2019 before his ban.
- Salem (2012-2021) - Salem is a American Ultimate Snake and Hero, Wii U Bayonetta, and Brawl Zero Suit Samus. He won Apex 2013 and EVO 2017 before his ban in 2021.
- 9B (2010-2017) - 9B is a retired Wii U Bayonetta and Brawl Ice Climbers. He was tied with Nairo for #1 in Brawl on the closing 2014 SSBBRank and was the organizer for Japan’s Sumabato tournaments.