Smasher:SuPeRbOoMfAn

From SmashWiki, the Super Smash Bros. wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

SuperBoomFan (often stylized as SuPeRbOoMfAn) is a world-renowned smasher based in Alberta, Canada who is currently considered the top Smash 64 player in North America. He is by consensus the top Captain Falcon main in the world, on top of being a top Pikachu, Kirby and Fox player, and is notorious for being extremely adept with the entire roster, as seen in his twelve character battles. His teammate of choice is the Mexican player JaimeHR and the international duo is feared as Team Mejor; they took 1st in doubles at Apex 2014 and 2015, Smash of Ages 2015 and GENESIS 3.

SuPeRbOoMfAn's playing style has been described as heavily defensive by Jousuke. His technical skill is considered among the best in the world, and he is extremely knowledgeable of the game's matchups and physics. His spacing skills along with his patience allow him to generally see through an opponent's movements and immediately spot the opening, which he generally punishes with the optimal option. He is known to have incredible situational DI.

Superboom also dabbles in Melee, where he is a Marth and Fox main, but has claimed he does not take the game nearly as seriously as Smash 64. He is currently ranked 3rd on the Edmonton Melee Power Rankings.

On January 17th, 2017, SuPeRbOoMfAn was picked up by Panda Global[1].

History[edit]

SuPeRbOoMfAn began playing Smash 64 online through Kaillera in early 2004, where he practiced with other prominent players such as JaimeHR, Bane, and Dark Link X. He has since developed into one of the best players online, creating Prodigies of Premium Smash along with ECartman and eventually began participating at console tournaments.

His first major tournament win was at GENESIS 2, where he defeated Isai's Luigi 3-1 in winners' finals, and then losing the first set of grand finals to Isai's Yoshi and Jigglypuff 2-3, but still winning the second set 3-2.

He repeated this performance at Apex 2012 six months later, defeating Isai's Link 3-1 in winners' finals, losing the first set of grand finals to Isai 2-3, and then winning the second set 3-1. In the Smash 64 doubles side event, he placed 2nd with JaimeHR, losing to Isai and Nintendude in winners' finals and grand finals.

SuPeRbOoMfAn returned to attend Apex 2013 next year, where he placed 3rd in Smash 64 singles. He defeated players such as Banze and Sensei in winners' bracket, before losing to Kikoushi 1-3 in winners' semis. He defeated JaimeHR 3-0 in losers' quarters and Ruoka Dancho 3-0 in losers' semis. In losers' finals, he was eliminated by Isai's Mario 1-3.

SuPeRbOoMfAn won Smash 64 singles at Zenith 2013, defeating Sensei 3-1 in winners' finals and 3-2 in grand finals. Notably, he played using his keyboard Kirby during the first three games of grand finals, though Sensei ended up with a 2-1 lead. He then switched to the usual controller and won the next two games to close out the set.

At Apex 2014, SuPeRbOoMfAn once again placed 3rd in Smash 64 singles. He played a close set against Moyashi in winners' semis, but ended up losing 2-3. He defeated tacos 3-0 in losers' quarters and Mariguas 3-0 in losers' semis, but lost to Moyashi once again in losers' finals, this time 1-3.

At Zenith 2014, SuPeRbOoMfAn managed to win Smash 64 singles without dropping a game in the bracket. He defeated KeroKeroppi 3-0 in winners' semis, Wizzrobe 3-0 in winners' finals, and KeroKeroppi 3-0 again in grand finals. He also won Smash 64 doubles with The Z, defeating Firo and Nintendude in both winners' finals and grand finals.

In August 2014, SuPeRbOoMfAn traveled to Peru with Mariguas and Herbert Von Karajan to play in their national tournament, where he defeated many of their notable players. In loser's semis, he played Gerson who is widely considered the country's best player, in an infamously campy set, the first match lasting 53 minutes, and won. He was then beaten twice by Marka and ended up in 3rd place, behind the latter and Alvin.

In early January 2015, he participated at Echo 2015 Winter in Ottawa, Ontario, where he took 1st place, defeating many notable Canadian players such as YBOMBB and The Z. He also won the doubles bracket, teaming with Toronto player Fck Vwls, beating The Z & Revan in Winner's finals and Grand Finals.

At Apex 2015, SuPeRbOoMfAn dominated in Smash 64 singles, only dropping two games: one to Wizzrobe and the second to tacos. However, he would go on to sweep the winners bracket and win against tacos in the Grand Finals, solidifying his 1st place in Smash 64 once again. He would also go on to place first in Smash 64 doubles with JaimeHR, defeating very strong teams such as Star King & Killer and tacos & The Z.

In June of 2015 at Smash of Ages 2015, SuPeRbOoMfAn once again dominated Smash 64 singles, this time only dropping one game to tacos in Grand Finals. He defeated players such as Kyle Tree, teammate JaimeHR and Mariguas as well to prevail in the tournament. He also won doubles with JaimeHR without dropping a single game.

He recently went to Japan for Kanto 2015, losing a close match vs. Moyashi to finish 5th-8th (single elimination) after winning vs. Takuro~.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
At Melee's End December 15th-16th, 2007 1st
SFU 6 April 19th-20th, 2008 1st 1st Unityole
SFU Tri-Smash 2 January 3rd, 2009 1st 1st Dynamism
Tourney Play #4 February 12th-14th, 2010 2nd 1st Kefit
GENESIS 2 July 15th-17th, 2011 1st
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 1st 2nd JaimeHR
Apex 2013 January 11th-13th, 2013 3rd
SWEET XII March 30th, 2013 1st
Zenith 2013 June 1st-2nd, 2013 1st
STYC4 August 24th-25th, 2013 1st
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 3rd 1st JaimeHR
Zenith 2014 August 2nd-3rd, 2014 1st 1st The Z
FGX 2014 August 9th-10th, 2014 1st
Tacna 2014 August 27th, 2014 3rd
COA VI November 1st, 2014 1st
ECHO 2015 Winter January 10th, 2015 1st 1st Fck Vwls
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st 2015 1st 1st JaimeHR
Smash of Ages 2015 June 6th, 2015 1st 1st JaimeHR
Smash @ Xanadu August 5th, 2015 1st
Super Smash Con 2015 August 6th-9th, 2015 1st 1st tacos
Operation Desert Smash August 29th, 2015 1st 1st JaimeHR
Kanto 2015 September 20th, 2015 5th
TCEG Con 2015 October 9th-12th, 2015 1st
Hitstun 3 December 12th, 2015 1st 1st Fireblaster
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 2nd 1st JaimeHR
Smash @ Xanadu Mondays 1/25 January 25th, 2016 1st
Pound 2016 April 2nd-3rd, 2016 1st 1st tacos
Darkhouse 1 April 4th, 2016 1st
S@LT #26 April 5th, 2016 1st
Get On My Level 2016 May 20th-22nd, 2016 1st 1st Nintendude
SFS #22 June 15th, 2016 1st
SFS #23 June 17th, 2016 2nd
Snosa 2016 June 18th-19th, 2016 1st 1st JaimeHR
Darkhouse 12 August 10th, 2016 1st
Super Smash Con 2016 August 11th-14th, 2016 1st 2nd JaimeHR
Shine 2016 August 26th-28th, 2016 1st 1st tacos
Operation Desert Smash II September 9th-11th, 2016 1st 1st JaimeHR
SuperBoomed October 22nd-23rd, 2016 3rd 1st Firo
Bloomington Bi-Weekly November 10th, 2016 1st 1st Lou Sanus
Boss Battle 2 November 12th-13th, 2016 1st 1st Fireblaster
Don't Park on the Grass December 17th-18th, 2016 1st 1st Wizzrobe
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd 2017 2nd 1st JaimeHR

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
At Melee's End December 15th-16th, 2007 7th
SFU 6 April 19th-20th, 2008 5th 4th Meta
CAST4 November 22nd-23rd, 2008 9th 5th Killlock
SFU Tri-Smash 2 January 3rd, 2009 7th 3rd FalseFalco
GENESIS July 10th-12th, 2009 97th
Tourney Play #3 October 17th, 2009 9th
Tourney Play #4 February 12th-14th, 2010 9th
GENESIS 2 July 15th-17th, 2011 129th 61st 1XTC
Smash Till You Crash 4 August 24th-25th, 2013 4th
FGX 2014 August 9th-10th, 2014 1st
Smash @ Xanadu Wednesdays 1/27 January 27th, 2016 9th

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
SFU Tri-Smash 2 January 3rd, 2009 1st 1st liverymen
GENESIS July 10th-12th, 2009 97th
Tourney Play #3 October 16th-18th, 2009 7th 5th Deva
Tourney Play #4 February 12th-14th, 2010 7th 5th Praxis
GENESIS 2 July 15th-17th, 2011 49th 13th KillLock

Controversies[edit]

Peru National Tournament[edit]

While at Tacna 2014, a Hyrule Castle-only tournament, SuPeRbOoMfAn played in an infamously campy set against Gerson in loser's semis. Gerson offered to play on Dream Land, which SuPeRbOoMfAn refused due to the tournament rules stating that Hyrule is the only legal stage. They finished the rest of the set on Hyrule in 2 faster, albeit still campy matches, and Boom was the victor. It is theorized he wanted to prove something to the Peruvians about their stage. The ruleset of the tournament stated that the player in the lead is not required to approach the other player in a camping situation. Gerson was warned multiple times throughout the first match that he needed to approach SuPeRbOoMfAn since Gerson was losing in percent and stock count. When SuPeRbOoMfAn was warned for not approaching Gerson in subsequent matches when he was at a disadvantage, he argued he deserves as much time as Gerson took during the first match. Some call SuPeRbOoMfAn's behaviour unsportsmanlike and claim he has left a bad impression of the North American scene in South America. Roughly 6 months later, Peru had their first Dreamland only tournament with Gerson finishing first.

FalcoMaster3000[edit]

Hoyt had resided in Fort Saskatchewan for many years, being remotely active in the local Melee scene before moving to Fredericton, New Brunswick until November 2014, when he unexpectedly moved back to Edmonton. Upon his return, he entered his weekly with the tag FalcoMaster3000, wearing a balaclava with sunglasses, and surprised everyone with his skill in the game, effectively taking 1st place using a combination of Marth, Falco and Fox. He did not speak once during the entire tournament. Although he has never publicly stated to be the mysterious figure, profile matches and a combination of coincidences result in the general consensus that he was indeed the masked smasher. The video covering the incident went viral and has been viewed over 260,000 times as of late March 2016.

Trivia[edit]

  • In Smash 64, SuPeRbOoMfAn holds a positive record against every smasher he has played in tournament, with the exception of Moyashi (0-3), Marka (0-2), wario (1-2), and Kikoushi (0-1).
    • He is also one of the only two smashers in North America to have a positive record against Isai (6-3), the other being Wizzrobe (1-0).
  • His Kirby maining alter ego is known as GodMasterKirby or GMK.
  • SuPeRbOoMfAn occasionally plays using the keyboard and uses the name KeyboardKing when doing so.
  • SuPeRbOoMfAn frequently enters local Melee tournaments using the alias DildoKing.
  • SuPeRbOoMfAn also speedruns the Crash Bandicoot series, and currently holds the world record for Crash 2 100%.

Gameplay videos[edit]

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]