Salem

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[e][h]Bayonetta Salem
Salem at GENESIS 4
Player Information
Name:
Saleem Akiel Young
Birth:
August 1, 1994 (1994-08-01) (age 23)
Location:
Florida
Country:
Team:
Team Liquid
Most Valuable Gaming
Approx. Total Winnings:
$42,392
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Main:
Zero Suit Samus Zero Suit Samus
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Main:
Bayonetta Bayonetta
Secondaries:
Samus Samus, Lucina Lucina, Greninja Greninja
Links
Achievements
EVO 2017 DreamHack Atlanta 2017 Smash 4 Boot Camp
History
2013-05-16 — 2016-10-08
2016-10-08 — Present
2018-02-09 — Present


Saleem "Salem" Akiel Young is a Wii U Bayonetta player from Florida, USA. He is ranked 2nd in the world on the Panda Global Rankings Version 4. He is considered one of the best Bayonetta mains in the world along with Mistake and CaptainZack.

Biography[edit]

At Apex 2013, Salem made one of the biggest wins of his career when he unexpectedly took the tournament. He defeated top players such as MikeHaze, Mr.R, Otori, Dojo, Mikeneko, and Mew2King in both winners and grand finals. His grand finals set versus Mew2King is known as the best Brawl set of all time.[citation needed] He had never won a tournament prior to Apex 2013.

On May 16, 2013, Salem was sponsored by CLASH Tournaments.[1]

At EVO 2017 Salem won his first ever major tournament in Smash 4. After being sent to the losers bracket by Larry Lurr in winners semi-finals he went on to beat KEN, Tweek, Larry Lurr and then had a 10 game set versus ZeRo to take the tournament, crowning himself as the EVO 2017 champion.

Salem was signed by Most Valuable Gaming on October 8th, 2016.[2]. On February 9th, 2018, it was announced that he joined Team Liquid.[3]

Recent Major Wii U Results[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2018
2018-03-25I39 - 12thSML: Battle for VegasBayonetta2 : 3USACaptain FalconFatality
2018-02-11D14thFrostbite 2018Bayonetta1 : 3USABayonettaTweek$864
2018-01-21C13rdGENESIS 5Bayonetta0 : 3CanadaBayonettaMistake$654
2018-01-14I19 - 10thPAX Arena at Pax South 2018Bayonetta0 : 3USAZero Suit SamusMarss
2017
2017-12-10A11stSmash 4 Boot CampBayonetta3 : 0
3 : 2
USABowserZero Suit SamusCorrinDiddy KongNairo
2017-12-03C13rd2GG ChampionshipBayonetta1 : 3ChileDiddy KongZeRo$5,000
2017-11-04I39 - 12th2GGC: MKLeo SagaBayonetta2 : 3JapanMewtwoAbadango
2017-10-15A11st2GGC: Fire Emblem SagaBayonetta3 : 2USADiddy KongZero Suit SamusNairo$3,755
2017-10-08E15 - 6thThe Big House 7Bayonetta1 : 3ChileDiddy KongZeRo$256
2017-10-01I39 - 12thGameTyrant Expo 2017Bayonetta1 : 3ChileDiddy KongZeRo$600
2017-09-04C13rdPAX Arena at PAX West 2017Bayonetta2 : 3USADiddy KongNairo$1,500
2017-08-27D14thShine 2017Bayonetta0 : 3USACloudTweek
2017-08-20G17 - 8th2GGC: SCR SagaBayonettaGreninja2 : 3CanadaBayonettaMistake$120
2017-08-13G17 - 8thSuper Smash Con 2017Bayonetta0 : 3CanadaBayonettaMistake$229
2017-07-23A11stDreamHack Atlanta 2017Bayonetta3 : 2
3 : 1
USASheikVoiD$4,700
2017-07-16A11stEVO 2017Bayonetta3 : 2
3 : 2
ChileDiddy KongZeRo$9,048
2017-06-18G17 - 8thCEO 2017Bayonetta2 : 3MexicoCloudCorrinMKLeo$121
2017-06-11B12nd2GGC: Nairo SagaBayonetta2 : 3ChileDiddy KongZeRo$3,970
2017-05-28G17 - 8thMomoCon 2017Bayonetta2 : 3USACaptain FalconFatality$117
2017-04-16Q717 - 24thCEO Dreamland2 : 3USAANTi
All Results
Date Place Event Partner Result Prize
2017
2017-11-04 A59 - 12th 2GGC: MKLeo Saga SalemUSA
komorikiriJapan
0 : 2 JapanKEN
JapanTsu
2017-10-15 A33rd 2GGC: Fire Emblem Saga SalemUSA
RyugaUSA
0 : 3 USASamsora
CanadaMistake
$88.40
2017-06-11 A59 - 12th 2GGC: Nairo Saga SalemUSA
AllyCanada
1 : 2 USATweek
USASamsora
2017-03-26 A57 - 8th 2GGC: Civil War SalemBayonettaUSA
Mew2KingCloudUSA
1 : 3 JapanMeta KnightAbadango
JapanSheikKameme
$76.60
2017-02-26 A22nd Frostbite 2017 SalemBayonettaLucinaUSA
RyugaCorrinUSA
0 : 3
0 : 3
CanadaMarioAlly
MexicoCloudMKLeo
$182
All Results

Brawl Results[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2017
2017-08-13C13rdSuper Smash Con 2017Zero Suit Samus2 : 3USAMeta KnightNairo$273
2017-04-16C13rdCEO DreamlandZero Suit Samus1 : 3USAMeta KnightNairo$81
2013
2013-01-13A11stApex 2013Zero Suit Samus3 : 2USAMeta KnightMew2King$3,285
2012
2012-01-08S1533 - 48thApex 2012LNetherlandsMr. R

Wii U Rankings[edit]

Panda Global Rankings[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
PGR v4 2
PGR v3 11
PGR v2 13

New Jersey Power Rankings[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
July - December 2016 3
January - June 2016 5

Central Florida Power Rankings[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
Spring 2017 2

References[edit]