Ally (also known as Axis) is a Canadian professional smasher from Quebec, Canada, known as one of the best Brawl players in the world. He is currently ranked at the 0 position on the Quebec Brawl Power Rankings and was formerly ranked 1st on the Michigan Brawl Power Rankings. Ally mains Snake and Meta Knight, but also plays other characters, such as Wario, Ice Climbers, and Captain Falcon. Although he did not initially consider himself to be a Meta Knight main, his Meta Knight has seen increased usage in tournaments, and has been considered by most to be a main along with Snake since late 2010.
He is considered to be the best Snake player in the world, due his extremely good prediction, ridiculous DI, and being extremely fast at mashing out of grabs as some of his qualities. Ally is also considered to be among the top five Meta Knight players in North America. His strategies using Snake are unique, and he has stated that, "I've made all of [my strategies] from my mind. All the setups are from me. I haven’t seen any Snake use his projectiles and mines like [I have]". Ally is also known for having one of the best Captain Falcons, who he uses in low tier tournaments. Ally is also considered to be one of the top two Project M Ike mains in the world, along with Metroid.
Rise to fame
Ally became known for his solid Snake play when he entered his first tournament in the United States, Cataclysm 4. He placed 3rd, losing to only Mew2King and Azen. He later attended Clash of the Titans IV, losing to Mew2King once again in both winners' finals and grand finals.
At Apex 2009, Ally claimed his first victory over Mew2King, defeating him 3-1 in grand finals to win the tournament. At GENESIS two months later, Ally repeated this and took 1st place once again, defeating Mew2King 3-1 in two consecutive sets of grand finals. At EVO 2009, Ally lost to mikeHAZE in winners' semis, but came back and defeated him 3-1 in losers' finals. In grand finals, he lost to Mew2King 0-3, placing 2nd. Ally also placed 2nd at S.N.E.S., losing to ADHD in grand finals.
2010 and the MLG Pro Circuit
At Pound 4, Ally lost to Ksizzle in winners' bracket. He then made a run through losers' bracket, defeating Seibrik, Havoc, Shadow, and Ksizzle in a rematch in losers' semis. He lost to Mew2King in losers' finals, finishing at 3rd place. Ally then defeated Mew2King in grand finals at WHOBO 2, winning the tournament. However, Ally lost to Mew2King in grand finals of both MLG Orlando 2010 and MLG Columbus 2010, placing 2nd at both. He was eliminated early in losers' bracket by Havok at MLG Raleigh 2010, placing 17th. Lastly, Ally placed 8th at MLG DC 2010, losing to ESAM 1-2 in losers' top 8.
Ally notably attended the European tournament Bushido Brawl Impact in the summer of 2010, where he defeated Kaos 2-1 in winners' semis and Glutonny 3-0 in winners' finals, but lost to Glutonny 1-3 in the first set of grand finals and 2-3 in the second set, placing 2nd. Later, at Apex 2010, Ally lost to Brood 0-2 in winners' bracket, then defeated Anti 2-0 and RAIN 2-0 in losers' bracket before being eliminated by Mew2King 0-2 in losers' quarters, placing 5th.
At MLG Dallas 2010, the final tournament of the MLG 2010 circuit, Ally's ranking points from the previous tournaments in the circuit placed him as first seed in the championship bracket. He made it to losers' semis, where he lost to Tyrant, placing 4th.
2011 to 2013
At Pound V, Ally lost to ESAM 1-2 in winners' bracket. After Mew2King forfeited to him, he then made a long run through losers' bracket, defeating Gnes, ADHD 2-1, ESAM 2-1 in a rematch, and Seibrik 3-0 in losers' finals. He then defeated Anti 3-1 and 3-0 in the first and second sets of grand finals, respectively, to win the tournament. He then proceeded to win WHOBO 3, defeating Dojo 3-1 in winners' finals and UltimateRazer 3-1 in grand finals. At GENESIS 2, Ally lost to ADHD 1-3 in winners' semis, then eliminated Zex 3-0 in losers' quarters, Gnes 3-1 in losers' semis, and ADHD 3-1 in a rematch in losers' finals. He lost to Mew2King 1-3 in grand finals, placing 2nd.
Ally placed 5th at Apex 2012, which is currently the largest Brawl tournament of all time. He defeated Brood 2-0 and UltimateRazer in winners' bracket, before losing to Otori 0-3 in winners' semis. In losers' quarters, he was eliminated by Nietono 1-2. At SKTAR, Ally defeated Will, Dabuz, and Mr. R 2-0 in winners' bracket, before losing to ESAM 1-2 in winners' semis. He was eliminated by Vinnie 1-2 in losers' quarters, placing 5th once again. At WHOBO 4, Ally lost to Atomsk 1-2 early in winners' bracket, then eliminated Seibrik, Nick Riddle, Will, and Atomsk 3-0 in a rematch in losers' semis. In losers' finals, he eliminated Gnes 3-0 to make it to grand finals, where he lost to ESAM 1-3, placing 2nd.
Ally lost to Mikeneko 1-2 early in winners' bracket at Apex 2013, and then eliminated Pwii, but lost to Dabuz 0-2, placing 13th after a short run. He won IMPULSE 2013, losing to Dabuz 1-3 in the first set of grand finals, but still winning the second set 3-0. Ally was upset by MVD 1-2 in winners' bracket at SKTAR 2, and then lost to ESAM 1-2, placing 9th.
Brawl and Project M Present
Ally picked up the Brawl mod Project M in late 2013, entering Project M singles at KTAR 8 and placing 2nd, defeating Rolex 3-2 in losers' finals and losing to Mew2King 2-3 in grand finals. In Brawl singles at said tournament, he defeated Nairo 2-0 before losing to Mew2King 1-2 in winners' semis. He eliminated Mr. R 2-1 in losers' quarters, then lost to Nakat 1-2 in losers' semis, placing 4th.
At Apex 2014, Ally placed 5th in Brawl singles. He lost to ZeRo in winners' bracket, then eliminated Seagull Joe and Tyrant 2-0 in losers' bracket before being eliminated by Mew2King 1-2 in loser's quarters. He managed to make it into top 8 in Project M singles, losing to Sethlon 0-2 in losers' top 8.
In Brawl singles at SKTAR 3, Ally defeated Nairo 2-0 in winners' bracket before losing to ESAM 1-2 once again in winners' semis, in a match that went down to the last 5 seconds of the final match. He was eliminated by ZeRo 0-2 in losers' quarters, placing 5th. In Project M singles, he placed 17th.
Ally remains one of the best Brawl players in the world.
Super Smash Bros 4
On December 6th, Ally won The Come Up, the Canadian qualifier for Apex 2015, without dropping a single set, defeating Mew2King in winners semis 3-1, Nakat in winners finals 3-1, and Will in grand finals in an extremely close 3-2 win to take the entire tournament.
Notable tournament placings
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U