Smasher:Mew2King

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Mew2King "M2K"
Mew2King
Brawl main Meta Knight
Other Brawl
characters
King Dedede, Falco
Melee mains Sheik, Marth, Fox
Other Melee
characters
Peach, Jigglypuff, Captain Falcon, Mewtwo, Roy
Smash 64 main Kirby
Project M mains Mewtwo, Fox, Marth
Other Project M
characters
Mario, Sheik, Falco, Peach
Crew(s) Play-For-Keeps, Empire Arcadia
Former crews vVv Gaming, CLASH Tournaments
Skill Smash 64: Professional
Melee: Top professional
Brawl: Top professional
Project M: Top professional
Additional info
Real name Jason Zimmerman
Birth date February 5, 1989(1989-02-05) (age 25)
Location Southern California United States

Mew2King, commonly known as M2K, is an American smasher from New Jersey who is currently residing in Southern California. He started playing competitively and attending tournaments in 2005 for Melee and 2008 for Brawl, and has worked up a reputation of being one of the best Melee and Brawl players in the world due to his great chaingrabbing, camping, and comboing skills, as well as his extremely technical and intelligent play style, earning him the nickname The Robot. Worldwide, he is widely considered to be the best Melee Sheik and Marth player, one of the top Melee Fox mains, one of the two best Melee Mewtwo players, and one of the best Brawl Meta Knight players. Mew2King was also considered one of the best King Dedede players when he played him shortly after Brawl's release (whom he still uses along with Falco in MK-banned tournaments). He was ranked 3rd on both the discontinued Smash Panel Power Rankings and SSBPD, was ranked 1st on the discontinued North Atlantic Regional Power Rankings, and is currently ranked 1st and 2nd on the Tristate Melee and Brawl Power Rankings, respectively. He is also ranked 15th on the unfinished Smash 64 ELO Rating, and was voted 3rd best player in 2013 by panelists on the 2013 SSBM Player Rankings.

Mew2King was a major threat in Melee's tournament scene in the years before Brawl's release, consistently placing in the money at nationals. In the first few years of Brawl's lifespan, Mew2King dominated the national scene, rarely losing sets in tournaments, and remains one of the best players in both Melee and Brawl to date. During late 2013, after years of not winning a major Melee tournament, Mew2King went on a winning streak where he won almost every singles event he entered, taking sets off of players who he had seldom defeated in that recent time, including Mango, Hungrybox, and PPMD. This is commonly referred to as "The Return of the King."

Mew2King made many important discoveries about Melee on his own by testing several aspects of the game. This includes character weight, falling speed, attack knockback, priority, game physics, and so on. He stores this information here as a repository for Melee statistics, which, to this day, many casual and professional Smashers refer to alike for more information about their character's data and inner workings.

Notable tournament placings[edit]

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Smash 64[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
SWEET X February 9th, 2013 1st
Smashacre Gluttony August 10th, 2013 2nd 3rd Vex Kasrani
Thanks for Playing 3 August 17th, 2013 4th 3rd Bloodpeach
D.D.O.S. September 17th, 2013 1st
WHOBO 5 October 19th-20th, 2013 1st
Smashacre Frostbite December 7th-8th, 2013 1st
Lovely Sunday @ Xanadu Games February 9th, 2014 1st
Polybash XIII March 1st-2nd, 2014 3rd 1st (Split) Fireblaster
Super Smash Sundays East Coast # 1 March 23rd, 2014 2nd
E2C March 30th, 2014 1st 1st Han Solo

Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Gettin' Schooled 2 June 25th-26th, 2005 23rd 22nd PimpUigi
BOMB 4 November 12th, 2005 9th 1st Vidjogamer
MLG New York Opener 2006 April 21st-23rd, 2006 7th 5th Eddie
MLG Dallas 2006 May 19th-20th, 2006 7th 7th NEO
MLG Anaheim 2006 June 23rd-24th, 2006 5th 7th The King
MLG Chicago 2006 July 21st-22nd, 2006 3rd 3rd KoreanDJ
Zero Challenge 2 August 15th-17th, 2006 3rd 4th KoreanDJ
MLG Orlando 2006 August 25th-26th, 2006 5th 3rd Vidjogamer
MLG New York Playoffs 2006 October 13th-14th, 2006 5th 2nd The King
MLG Las Vegas 2006 November 18th, 2006 4th 3rd The King
Cataclysm 3 March 3rd-4th, 2007 1st 1st Isai
MLG Smash Series: Long Island May 5th-6th, 2007 2nd 1st Isai
EVO East May 25th-27th, 2007 1st
Pound 2 June 16th-17th, 2007 2nd 1st PC Chris
MELEE-FC Diamond July 12th-14th, 2007 1st 5th Isai
Zero Challenge 3 July 20th-22nd, 2007 2nd 4th Chu Dat
EVO West July 27th-29th, 2007 1st
EVO World August 24th-26th, 2007 9th
Super Champ Combo September 29th-30th, 2007 1st 4th HugS
Viva La Smashtaclysm November 10th-11th, 2007 4th 2nd Vidjogamer
Pound 3 February 2nd-3rd, 2008 2nd 1st Azen
TGMTSBCO June 7th-8th, 2008 1st 1st Vidjogamer
FAST 1 July 17th–20th, 2008 1st 1st Cort
Event 52 October 18th-19th, 2008 1st 1st Cactuar
Revival of Melee March 7th–8th, 2009 2nd 2nd Jman
HERB1 March 21-22, 2009 1st 3rd Savedge
Apex 2009 May 9th-10th, 2009 2nd 1st Jman
GENESIS July 10th-12th, 2009 5th 1st Jman
HERB2 July 25th-26th, 2009 1st 1st Chu Dat
Tipped Off 5 September 5-6, 2009 2nd 1st Hungrybox
The Tunes Monthlies # 5 December 27th, 2009 1st 1st G$
Pound 4 January 16th–18th, 2010 5th 49th Jman
Apex 2010 August 6th-8th, 2010 3rd 2nd Jman
Revival of Melee 3 November 20th-21st, 2010 2nd 5th Darc
Winter Game Fest VI January 22nd-24th, 2011 5th 1st Dr. PeePee
Pound V February 19th-21st, 2011 5th 1st Armada
B.A.M.F #1 May 14th, 2011 1st 1st lain
Zenith May 28th-29th, 2011 2nd 3rd Hax
GENESIS 2 July 15th-17th, 2011 5th 2nd Dr. PeePee
Sudden Death IV November 5th, 2011 1st 1st Cactuar
Revival of Melee 4 November 19th-20th, 2011 3rd 1st Kage
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 17th 1st Armada
IMPULSE June 30th-July 1st, 2012 4th 5th Toph
Zenith 2012 May 26th-27th, 2012 2nd 1st Jman
Revival of Melee 5 November 17th-18th, 2012 1st 1st Chillindude829
United 1 January 6th, 2013 1st 1st Level 9 Luigi
Apex 2013 January 11th-13th, 2013 3rd 1st Armada
SWEET X February 9th, 2013 1st 1st Carroll
Smash @ Xanadu Monthly - 3/16 March 16th, 2013 1st
SWEET XII March 30th, 2013 1st 3rd NetZero
Smashacre Blaze April 6th, 2013 1st 1st Vex Kasrani
Zenith 2013 June 1st–2nd, 2013 3rd 1st Hax
EVO 2013 July 12th-14th, 2013 5th 1st Hungrybox
The Fall Classic September 14th-15th, 2013 2nd 2nd The Moon
The Break Smash Weekly #01 October 4th, 2013 1st
The Big House 3 October 12th-13th, 2013 1st 1st Hungrybox
The Break Smash Weekly #02 October 25th, 2013 1st
Youmacon 2013 November 1st-3rd, 2013 1st 1st Nakat
The Break Smash Weekly #03 November 8th, 2013 1st
Pound V.5 November 9th, 2013 1st 1st Mango
Smash Brothers University 2.0 November 10th, 2013 1st 1st G$
Revival of Melee 6 November 16th-17th, 2013 1st 1st Hungrybox
Fight Pitt III November 23rd, 2013 1st 1st VaNz
Collision VII November 30th, 2013 1st 1st Xzax
The Break Smash Weekly #05 December 6th, 2013 1st
Smashacre Frostbite December 7th-8th, 2013 1st 1st Hax
Kings of Cali 3 December 14th-15th, 2013 1st 1st Lucky
FORTE December 21st-22nd, 2013 1st 1st DoH
KTAR 8 December 28th, 2013 1st 1st PB&J
Smash Factor 2 January 3rd-5th, 2014 1st
McSmashter 3 January 11th-12th, 2014 1st 2nd Weon-X
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 2nd 1st Hax
Kumite in Tennessee 2014 January 24th-26th, 2014 1st 1st Flow
L@DU 2 February 1st, 2014 1st 1st UltimaScout
S.L.Y.M.I. 3 February 8th, 2014 1st 1st Velocity
Lovely Sunday @ Xanadu Games February 9th, 2014 1st
Juice Monthly Circuit Melee Event #1 February 15th, 2014 1st 1st DJ Nintendo
Smash Mode Sundays # 2 February 16th, 2014 1st 1st Hax
Shuffle V February 22nd-23rd, 2014 1st 1st Hungrybox
Polybash XIII March 1st-2nd, 2014 1st 1st Vwins
Game Over 3/4 March 4th, 2014 1st
Smashing Grounds 3 March 6th, 2014 1st
Revival of Melee 7 March 8th-9th, 2014 2nd 1st Hax
Collision 9 March 15th, 2014 1st 1st ZeRo
Smash Mode Sundays 5 March 16th, 2014 1st 1st ZeRo
Game Over 3/18 March 18th, 2014 1st
Smashing Grounds 5 March 20th, 2014 1st
The Break Smash Weekly #11 March 21st, 2014 1st
KTAR 9 March 22nd, 2014 1st 1st ZeRo
Super Smash Sundays East Coast # 1 March 23rd, 2014 1st
EXPosure 8 March 29th, 2014 1st 2nd Oro?!
E2C March 30th, 2014 1st 1st Azzucips
Oklahoma Invitational April 5th, 2014 1st 1st Strong Bad
Smash Brothers University 2.5 April 12th-13th, 2014 1st 2nd PB&J
Fight Pitt IV April 19th, 2014 2nd 1st Mango
Fighters' Edge April 26th-27th, 2014 1st
Northwest Majors VI May 2nd-4th, 2014 1st 1st Bladewise
Smash @ Xanadu Tuesday 5/6 May 6th, 2014 1st
Get On My Level 2014 May 10th-11th, 2014 3rd 1st Hungrybox
Otafest: Assault II May 16th-18th, 2014 1st 1st Alphicans
Pat's House 2 May 24th-25th, 2014 1st 1st Hungrybox
SKTAR 3 May 31st-June 1st, 2014 2nd 1st Armada
Super SWEET June 7th-8th, 2014 2nd 1st Armada
UGC Biweekly #11 June 14th, 2014 1st
SSS Lock-In June 14th-15th, 2014 2nd 1st Armada
MLG Anaheim 2014 June 20th-22nd, 2014 3rd 1st Armada
CEO 2014 June 27th-29th, 2014 4th 1st Armada
Kings of Cali 4 July 5th-6th, 2014 3rd 1st Armada
EVO 2014 July 11th-13th, 2014 5th 2nd Hax

Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
X.E.S.T.I.C.L.E. April 19th, 2008 2nd 2nd Velocity
Critical Hit 3 July 5th, 2008 1st 2nd Velocity
FAST 1 July 17th-20th, 2008 1st 1st Cort
Viridian City January 31st, 2009 1st 5th Bum
Clash of the Titans IV February 7th-8th, 2009 1st 1st Lee Martin
G.I.M.P.E.D. 1 February 21st, 2009 1st 1st NinjaLink
WHOBO April 10th-12th, 2009 1st 1st Inui
Apex 2009 May 9th-10th, 2009 2nd 1st Ally
SCSA West Coast Circuit #4 May 30th, 2009 1st 1st Fiction
TourneyPlay #2 June 6th-7th, 2009 3rd 1st Fiction
Smash In Nevada June 13th-14th, 2009 1st 1st DieSuperFly
GENESIS July 10th-12th, 2009 2nd 1st Fiction
EVO 2009 July 17th-19th, 2009 1st 1st Ally
No Maps! August 8th, 2009 1st 1st Inui
S.N.E.S. August 21st-23rd, 2009 3rd 1st Ally
Active Gamers September 26th-27th, 2009 1st 1st Tyrant
TourneyPlay #3 October 16th-18th, 2009 1st 3rd Havok
Viridian City #6 October 24th, 2009 2nd 2nd Tyrant
Pound 4 January 16th-18th, 2010 2nd 1st Ally
TourneyPlay #4 February 12th-14th, 2010 1st 1st DEHF
Viridian City #7 February 27th, 2010 3rd 1st Ally
WHOBO 2 April 2nd-4th, 2010 2nd 1st Ally
MLG Orlando 2010 April 16th-18th, 2010 1st 1st Ally
TourneyPlay #5 May 8th-9th, 2010 1st 1st Fiction
MLG Columbus 2010 June 4th-6th, 2010 1st 1st Ally
Apex 2010 August 6th-8th, 2010 3rd 1st Lee Martin
MLG Raleigh 2010 August 27th-29th, 2010 1st 1st Ally
MLG DC 2010 October 15th-17th, 2010 3rd 2nd Ally
Adventures of the Prima Vista December 10th-11th, 2010 1st 1st Inui
KTAR 4 January 15th, 2011 1st 2nd Inui
Winter Game Fest VI January 22nd-23rd, 2011 1st 1st Lee Martin
Pound V February 19th-21st, 2011 9th 1st Anti
B.A.M.F #1 May 14th, 2011 1st 1st lain
KTAR 5 May 21st, 2011 4th 2nd Lie
Clash of the Titans 5 June 25th-26th, 2011 2nd 2nd ADHD
GENESIS 2 July 15th-17th, 2011 1st 1st Ally
KTAR 6 August 14th, 2011 5th 1st Anti
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 13th 2nd Anti
IMPULSE (MK-banned) June 30th-July 1st, 2012 N/A 5th Meekspeedy
SKTAR July 14th-15th, 2012 9th 1st Trela
Sun Rise Tournament August 10th-12th, 2012 7th 17th Vinnie
XSmash December 22nd, 2012 2nd 2nd Fatal
United 1 January 6th, 2013 N/A 2nd Vinnie
Apex 2013 January 11th-13th, 2013 2nd 2nd Ally
SWEET X February 9th, 2013 2nd 1st Ally
SWEET XII March 30th, 2013 1st
Smash Factor 2013 (Mexico) July 19th-21st, 2013 1st 1st Wonf
WHOBO 5 (MK-banned) October 19th-20th, 2013 17th 4th Mekos
Youmacon 2013 November 1st-3rd, 2013 1st 3rd RJ
Fight Pitt III November 23rd, 2013 1st
Collision VII November 30th, 2013 1st 2nd Seagull Joe
Smashacre Frostbite December 7th-8th, 2013 1st
KTAR 8 December 28th, 2013 1st 5th Shaky
Smash Factor 2 January 3rd-5th, 2014 2nd 1st ZeRo
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 4th 7th Lee Martin
Lovely Sunday @ Xanadu Games February 9th, 2014 1st
Shuffle V February 22nd-23rd, 2014 3rd 2nd MJG
Polybash XIII March 1st-2nd, 2014 1st 2nd Chibo
Collision 9 March 15th, 2014 3rd 1st Nairo
KTAR 9 March 22nd, 2014 2nd 5th Inui
Super Smash Sundays East Coast # 1 March 23rd, 2014 1st
E2C March 30th, 2014 1st
Oklahoma Invitational April 5th, 2014 1st
Smash Brothers University 2.5 April 12th-13th, 2014 2nd
Northwest Majors VI May 2nd-4th, 2014 1st
Smash @ Xanadu Tuesday 5/6 May 6th, 2014 1st
Get On My Level 2014 May 10th-11th, 2014 1st 1st Nakat
Otafest: Assault II May 16th-18th, 2014 1st 1st Alphicans
SKTAR 3 May 31st-June 1st, 2014 2nd Ally
UGC Biweekly #11 June 14th, 2014 1st

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Zenith 2012 May 26-27, 2012 9th
SWEET X February 9th, 2013 1st
Winter Brawl 7 February 23rd-24th, 2013 1st
Smash @ Xanadu Monthly - 3/16 March 16th, 2013 2nd 1st Nintendude
SWEET XII March 30th, 2013 1st
Zenith 2013 June 1st-2nd, 2013 5th
The Big House 3 October 12th-13th, 2013 4th 1st Hungrybox
The Break Smash Weekly #03 November 8th, 2013 1st
Pound V.5 November 9th, 2013 1st
Smash Brothers University 2.0 November 10th, 2013 1st 1st Rolex
Fight Pitt III November 23rd, 2013 1st
Smashacre Frostbite December 7th-8th, 2013 1st 1st Chibo
FORTE December 21st-22nd, 2013 1st 1st Sethlon
KTAR 8 December 28th, 2013 1st
McSmashter 3 January 11th-12th, 2014 1st
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 2nd
Kumite in Tennessee 2014 January 24th-26th, 2014 1st 1st PB&J
L@DU 2 February 1st, 2014 1st
S.L.Y.M.I. 3 February 8th, 2014 1st 1st Velocity
Lovely Sunday @ Xanadu Games February 9th, 2014 1st
Juice Monthly Circuit Melee Event #1 February 15th, 2014 1st
Shuffle V February 22nd-23rd, 2014 1st 2nd Strong Bad
Polybash XIII March 1st-2nd, 2014 1st 1st Ally
Smashing Grounds 3 March 6th, 2014 1st
Collision 9 March 15th, 2014 1st
Smashing Grounds 5 March 20th, 2014 1st
KTAR 9 March 22nd, 2014 1st 1st Rolex
Super Smash Sundays East Coast # 1 March 23rd, 2014 1st
EXPosure 8 March 29th, 2014 1st 1st Rat
E2C March 30th, 2014 1st 2nd Level 9 Mario
Oklahoma Invitational April 5th, 2014 1st 1st Denti
Smash @ Pew! Pew! 4/7/14 April 7th, 2014 1st
Smash Brothers University 2.5 April 12th-13th, 2014 1st 1st Rolex
Fighters' Edge April 26th-27th, 2014 1st
Northwest Majors VI May 2nd-4th, 2014 1st
Smash @ Xanadu Tuesday 5/6 May 6th, 2014 1st
Otafest: Assault II May 16th-18th, 2014 1st 1st Zigzagoon
SKTAR 3 May 31st-June 1st, 2014 2nd 2nd Armada
Super SWEET June 7th-8th, 2014 2nd
UGC Biweekly #11 June 14th, 2014 1st
CEO 2014 June 27th-29th, 2014 3rd 2nd ZeRo

Controversies[edit]

Intentional forfeiting, match-throwing, and splitting[edit]

Much of the controversy focused on three bracket manipulation infractions in Brawl tournaments:

  1. At MLG DC 2010, after losing to ADHD in the loser's finals, he accepted a $500 compensation from ADHD[1]. In response, MLG banned both players from the 2010 MLG finals under the grounds of "forfeiting or conspiring to manipulate Rankings or Brackets."
  2. In May of 2011, Mew2King, ADHD, and Anti all received yellow cards under the Unity infraction system for bracket manipulation in response to a situation at KTAR 5. Mew2King had forfeited to Anti in the Winners' Semifinals, defeated Dabuz in Losers' Quarters, then forfeited to ADHD in Losers' Semis. All of the players besides Dabuz agreed to split their winnings afterwards.
  3. At GENESIS 2 (July, 2011), Mew2King received a red card under the Unity infraction system for "intentional under-performance" by choosing Ganondorf in a pool match against Sade and allowing himself to lose, after dominating the rest of his pool with his usual Meta Knight.

In response to some of these splitting controversies, Mew2King has stated that he was in a poor mood during the tournament sets, or that he agreed to split because splitting was extremely common at the time, and believed that splitting money was considered being a nice person (he states that he did not know about MLG's rule that splitting was illegal).

Revival of Melee 5[edit]

After some time without major controversy, Mew2King caused a significant stir-up at Revival of Melee 5's Melee singles event. Assuming that Dave's modified stupid rule was in effect, as it was with most other tournaments during that year, he counterpicked Final Destination, a stage he had already won on, for his game 5 against Unknown522 in Winners' Semis. After M2K won the match, Unknown expressed his skepticism to the TO, Alukard, who ruled that game 5 was to be replayed. Unknown proceeded to win the replay, leading to the following chain of events:

  1. Mew2King forfeits from the tournament.
  2. He later re-enters the tournament after some convincing from Hax.
  3. KirbyKaze throws Winners' Finals against Unknown, and M2K and Unknown agree to split publicly.
  4. Unknown refuses to play his main in Grand Finals and M2K wins the tournament, causing backlash from the community.

While this controversy started with Mew2King's mistake in his stage counterpick, it is not considered entirely his fault. Many place the majority of the blame on Alukard for forcing the players to replay the match, and some on Unknown for not checking the rule until after the game.

Public image since 2013[edit]

CLASH Tournaments, a Tristate located gaming team, sponsored Mew2King in around a time when his actions were particularly infamous among the community, mostly in the form of various, embarrassing "Mew2King stories", almost all of which were fabricated or relied on incorrectly reported information; a particularly notable instance of the latter occurred during Mew2King's trip to Japan, where false and unsubstantiated information about his visit and his character during the visit were reported by multiple bloggers. After sponsorship, the public's view of his attitude has improved dramatically, making him a much more respectable figure in the community than he had been before. Many players cite to have found a new faith or respect for him after air time on CLASH Tournament's stream of Collision VI on January 5th, where he commentated two exhibition sets at the end of the tournament with fellow caster Keitaro. Many newer players in the community have also said that unlike most other top-ranked smashers, he is willing to take the time to play friendlies with anyone, even the weaker players, despite being requested to do so frequently. He has also helped players of all levels improve their technique, including top professionals such as Hax and Armada, and publicizes their accomplishments. His tournament placements since then have also gone up, especially in Melee.

Mew2King, in response to the rumors and criticism that he has received, has also been actively working to improve his personality, taking in feedback while also admitting flaws that he had displayed in the past[2].

Trivia[edit]

  • Mew2King, being a very technical player, was initially an outspoken critic of Brawl, claiming that it lacked many of the elements that made Melee a fun game to play[3]. Later, he saw Brawl as an opportunity to get ahead of the curve, and began playing Brawl competitively as well. During some time from 2008-2009, he was considered the undisputed top player for both games.
  • Mew2King has stated that he finds Melee more enjoyable than Brawl mainly because of the technical aspects of the game when compared to Brawl. Certain aspects of Brawl's mechanics contribute to his "love-hate relationship" regarding it, and he particularly voices his dislike of the Ice Climbers[4], claiming they "ruin" the game. On The Big House 3's livestream, he stated that he was thinking about quitting Brawl in favor of continuing Melee as well as pursuing the goal of being the best Smash 4 player. He still attends various Brawl tournaments, but much less compared to when the game had first come out.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. http://www.reddit.com/r/smashbros/comments/28yc4u/clearing_up_and_possibly_changing_my_smash_wiki/
  2. http://www.reddit.com/r/smashbros/comments/27hj87/what_can_i_do_to_improve_as_a_person_and_other
  3. M2K has played Brawl - Super Smash Bros. Melee Message Board for GameCube - GameFAQs
  4. http://www.reddit.com/r/smashbros/comments/1rluq5/ctemp_mew2kings_ama_and_lots_of_other_stuff/cdoltp5