Mango (also known as Scorpion Master) is a world-renowned Melee player from Norwalk, California currently ranked #1 on the SoCal Melee Power Rankings. Mango is famous for being able to play almost any character at a competitive level, making significant impacts at tournaments with Fox, Falco, Jigglypuff, Mario, Captain Falcon, and Marth. Because of his innovations and dominance with Jigglypuff from 2007 to 2009, Mango is generally credited for Jigglypuff's large jump in the Melee tier list, from ranking 6th and 7th with Captain Falcon to ranking 3rd.
Currently, Mango is widely considered to be the preeminent Fox player as well as one of 2 best Falco players in the world. Since his victory at EVO 2013, Mango is considered the undisputed world champion of Super Smash Bros. Melee.
 Origin of the Name
Mango received his gamertag in the 5th grade while playing the PC first-person shooter Counter-Strike. He entered his name as "I want Mangos" and became known as Mango since that day.
 Rise to Fame
Mango placed 3rd in Singles at EVO World 2007, defeating many of the best known professional smashers. He placed 3rd in singles at Super Champ Combo, again defeating many well-known players. In doubles, he also placed 3rd with his partner Lucky, even beating the team of Ken and Isai.
By March 8th 2008, he was considered one of the best active Melee players in the world, having beaten PC Chris, Chu Dat, Mew2King, and many other smashers at Revival of Melee in Nanuet, New York, placing 1st.
On July 12th, 2009, Mango attended GENESIS by DBR, which had 290 entrants in Melee Singles (Melee's largest tournament ever at the time), where he reached the Winners' Finals and lost 2-3 the first set against Armada, a Peach main regarded as the best player in Europe. After defeating Hungrybox in Losers' Finals 3-0, Mango reached Grand Finals against Armada. Mango then preceded to win a very intense and close second set 3-2, and the third set 3-0 to win the tournament.
Revival of Melee 2 was the cause of much debate within the smash community when Mango placed fourth losing to Kage The Warrior. However, rumors and uncertainty ended after Mango claimed 1st place at Pound 4 (then the largest tournament in Melee history with over 300 entrants) without dropping a set, defeating Hungrybox 3-1 in Grand Finals.
Since his victory at Pound 4, Mango was regarded by many to be the world champion of SSBM.
 Scorpion Master
After being banned on Smash World Forums, Mango, along with DBR and the rest of his region, decided to prank the rest of the Smash community by creating an alias known as ScorpionMaster94 and sandbag at a number of tournaments. Originally going to use Luigi or Samus, when using his alias, Mango decided to use Mario after soundly defeating fellow SoCal smasher Smoke2Jointz in a money match.
Mango and the rest of SoCal created a backstory for his alias, claiming "Scorp" was a prodigy from Mexico named Joshua Lopez who defeated everyone in SoCal and was ready to place Top 3 at Apex 2010. Mango, however, would fail in this endeavor, losing to Wobbles and Eggz and getting an unexpected 25th place at Apex 2010. Mango would continue to sandbag with other characters such as Captain Falcon and Marth in addition to his Mario, convincingly defeating Kage The Warrior 2-0 with Link and Marth at Revival of Melee 3 and receiving 9th place, and 17th place at Pound V.
 Regaining the Lead
Mango's planned revival was Genesis 2. Although upsetted by Taj in Winners Semis, he was able to fire through Losers Bracket to reach Grand Finals against Armada, defeating Hungrybox 3-0 in Losers Semis and Taj again 2-0 in Losers Finals (Taj forfeited after he was 4 stocked in game 2). After a close and intense set, Mango ultimately placed 2nd, losing 2-3 against Armada.
Mango secured his position as champion of North America by winning Revival of Melee 4, convincingly defeating Dr. Peepee 3-0 in Winners Finals and 3-1 in Grand Finals.
At Apex 2012, Mango fell short of people's expectations and placed 3rd after losing 3-0 to Armada in Winners Finals and 3-1 to Hungrybox in Losers Finals.
After Apex 2012, Mango began to regain the dominant lead he held back in 2008. He won Impulse, a Canadian national tournament, after defeating Dr. Peepee, Hungrybox and Mew2King. Mango continued to defend his victory streak, convincingly defeating Hungrybox in Grand Finals at MELEE-FC10R Legacy and again at The Big House 2, winning both national tournaments without dropping a set.
At Apex 2013, Mango defeated several notable smashers in Winners bracket such as Nintendude, Vwins, and Eggm, before losing to Mew2King. In Losers bracket, he defeated Vwins again, Hax, and Hungrybox before losing to Mew2King, placing 4th.
 Road to EVO 2K13
At B.E.A.S.T. 3 in Sweden, Mango won the tournament after defeating well known European smashers such Zgetto, Baxon, Overtriforce and finally Ice in Grand Finals.
At Kings of Cali 2, Mango won the tournament without dropping a set, defeating Shroomed 3-1 in Winners Finals and Wobbles 3-0 in Grand Finals.
At NorCal Regionals 2013, Mango was upsetted by PewPewU in Top 8 Winners Semis. Mango reached Grand Finals after defeating Westballz and PewPewU in the Losers Bracket and won a convincing 3-0 first set against Hungrybox (including a 4 stock in game 2) but failed to pull through in the second set, losing 2-3.
At Vindication, Mango defeated Mew2King in Winners Finals 3-0, but lost the first set of Grand Finals 1-3. However, he managed to win the second set 3-1, winning the tournament.
Zenith 2013 was a significant tournament, with all 4 top players in the United States present for the first time since Apex 2013 as well as being a road to EVO qualifier. Mango was put in the Losers Bracket by Mew2King after losing Winners Semis 1-3. He defeated DaShizWiz 2-0 in Losers Quarters, Dr. Peepee 3-1 in Losers Semis and Mew2King 3-1 in Losers Finals before reaching Grand Finals against Hungrybox. Mango won the tournament after defeating Hungrybox in 2 sets, both 3-1.
At IMPULSE 2013 in Toronto, Mango claimed 1st place without dropping a game, defeating Unknown522 3-0 in both Winners and Grand Finals. Mango also took 1st in Melee Doubles (teaming with Unknown522) and 1st in Project M Singles.
 EVO 2K13
With 696 entrants, EVO 2013 is the largest and most significant Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament of all time. With his victory at Zenith 2013, Mango was the number one seed and successfully advanced from his pool in day one, cruising into the Winners' Quarters pool without dropping a game.
On day two, Mango then proceeded to the Winners' Semis pool after defeating Axe 2-1. In Winners' Semis, Mango was put in the Losers' Bracket after losing 1-2 to Wobbles. Mango then cemented his place in the Top 8 after defeating SFAT 2-1.
Mango began EVO finals in the Losers' Bracket. He defeated Ice 2-0 and Dr. Peepee 2-0 before reaching Losers' Semis against Armada. In a highly anticipated match, Mango defeated Armada 2-0 to reach Losers' Finals against Hungrybox. After defeating Hungrybox 2-0, Mango reached Grand Finals against Wobbles. Mango then defeated Wobbles in 2 sets, 3-0 and 3-1 to become the champion of EVO 2013.
Since this dominating victory, Mango is now considered the undisputed world champion of Super Smash Bros. Melee.
 Melee singles tournament placings
Note: This is not a list of every tournament that Mango has attended; it is a chronological list of the most significant tournaments, as determined by number of participants, prize money and prestige.
 Gameplay videos