Ally is a Canadian professional smasher from Quebec who is regarded as one of the best Brawl and Smash 4 players in the world. He is also Holy's younger brother, who he used to almost always team up with for doubles events.
In SSB4, Ally mains Mario and is considered to be the best Mario player in the world, being known for his strong defensive playstyle, amazing DI, being fast at mashing out of grabs, and having a strong combo game, and has showcased strong tournament placings such as a 5th place finish at EVO 2015, a 4th place finish at Paragon Los Angeles 2015, a 2nd place finish at Pound 2016, and tournament victories at Get On My Level 2016 and EVO 2016, the latter being the largest SSB4 and Smash Bros. tournament to date. He also occasionally plays other characters in tournament such as Cloud and Marth. He is currently ranked 1st on both the Montreal Smash 4 Power Rankings and the Michigan Smash 4 Power Rankings.
In Brawl, 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 to 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 being one of the best Captain Falcon players, who he uses in low tier tournaments. 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. He was ranked 8th on the 2014 SSBBRank.
At Get On My Level 2016, Ally became the sixth person to defeat ZeRo in a tournament set in Smash 4, as well as the second person to eliminate him. He is also the first player to take a set off ZeRo and eliminate him in more than one tournament, achieving this at Smash 'N' Splash 2 and Super Smash Con 2016.
Rise to fame
Ally became known for his great 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 two sets of 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.
Super Smash Bros 4
On December 6th, 2014, 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.
In March 2015, Ally won Shots Fired, a national tournament held in Easton, Pennsylvania. Ally lost to 6WX in winners semis in a close, five game set. Ally made it to grand finals on losers side after defeating Max Ketchum 2-0, Mew2King 3-2, and 6WX 3-2 in losers finals. In grand finals, Ally took down Nairo 3-0 to reset the bracket, then 3-2 in the second set. Shots Fired was a notable tournament for Ally because he switched to Diddy Kong frequently when faced with tough opponents.
In October, he attended The Big House 5 where he lost to ANTi's Luigi 1-2 in winners eights and ZeRo 0-3 rampaging through the losers bracket to finish at 13th. 2 weeks later, at MLG World Finals 2015, he lost to ZeRo again 0-3 in winners semis and was eliminated by Nairo 1-3, placing 4th overall.
GENESIS 3 was 2016's first major event. Ally made it to winners quarters in a dominant fashion, beating Xaltis 2-1, SlayerZ 2-0, and Shaky 3-0. He then lost to Ranai (Japan's best player at the time) 1-3 and Nairo 1-3 to end at 9th place.
In March 2016, he won Midwest Mayhem after a bracket reset by Mr. R. At EGLX, he fell to Mew2King 2-3 in winners semis, but later eliminated him in the runback. He placed 2nd at that tournament, losing to Nairo 0-3.
At Get On My Level 2016, Ally placed 1st, going on a winners run beating Mr.E 3-2, ANTi 3-0, MKLeo 3-1, and Larry Lurr 3-1, and also became the second person to eliminate ZeRo after beating him in Grand Finals 3-2, managing to make a three game comeback. A week later, at MomoCon 2016, he was upset by Wrath 0-2 in winners quarterfinals (with a time out in Game 1 and Game 2 ending with less than a minute left). He then made an impressive losers run, beating Fatality 2-0, VoiD 3-1, Mew2King 3-1, LordMix 3-2, and Wrath 3-1 (by switching to Cloud after losing with Mario Game 1), but fell to Nairo 2-3 to finish at 2nd place.
In June 2016, he beat ZeRo again at Smash 'N' Splash 2 by winning both sets of grand finals 3-1 after losing 1-3 to Ned in winners semis.
At EVO 2016, he took the tournament after defeating Abadango 2-1 in winners semis and Kamemushi 3-0 and 3-1 in winners finals and grand finals respectively. At Clutch City Clash, he was double eliminated by Samsora and placed 3rd.
Super Smash Con 2016 was the summer's last major event. There, Ally lost to 6WX 1-2 in phase 2 pools. He made it to top 8 through the losers bracket by beating Frozen 3-1, ZeRo for the 4th time that year (3-1) and MVD 3-1. He then beat Abadango 3-1 but eventually lost to VoiD 1-3 to finish at 5th.
He later travelled to Rio de Janeiro to compete in the eGames Showcase 2016, where he rampaged through the winners bracket uncontested, beating Larry Lurr and MKLeo without dropping a game. In grand finals he faced off again against Larry Lurr and narrowly avoided the bracket reset, beating him 3-2.
On August 18th, 2016, Ally was signed on by Cloud 9 as their second Smash player after Mang0. Later that month, at Endgame, he lost to Mew2King 1-3 in winners semis. He then beat Ned 3-2 and Zinoto 3-0 but lost to ZeRo for the first time that year (1-3) and placed 3rd. At 2GGT: Abadango Saga, he lost to Komorikiri 2-3 in a very close set. After beating Captain Zack 3-1, Elegant 3-0, and Rich Brown 3-1, his run was cut short when Larry Lurr beat him 0-3. Ally placed 4th at that tournament.
At The Big House 6, he was upset in phase 2 pools by WaDi, an up-and-coming Mewtwo main from MD/VA. He beat Pink Fresh 2-0 but then felt ill and decided to drop out from the tournament, ending his run at 25th place.
Canada Cup 2016 was Ally's third encounter with MKLeo in tournament. They met in winners finals, where Ally had the upper hand, but in grand finals, Leo reset the bracket and won the event. All 3 sets went to Game 5 and were very close.