Ally is a Canadian former SSBU Snake player with a strong Mario secondary from Montreal, Quebec, who also occasionally resides in Flint, Michigan. He was considered the best Snake player in the world and the best Mario player in Canada before his retirement. Ally is currently ranked 1st on the Montreal Ultimate Power Rankings and unofficially ranked 6th on the Spring 2019 PGRU.
In Smash 4, Ally is a Mario main, and is considered one of the best Smash 4 players in the world, the best Smash 4 Mario player of all time and one of the current two best ones in the world (along with ANTi), and the best Marth player in both Canada and Michigan. His crowning achievement was winning EVO 2016, the largest Smash 4 tournament to date. Ally is formerly ranked 2nd on the Michigan Smash 4 Power Rankings Season 13 and currently 3rd on the Canada Smash Ranking, 1st on both the Montreal and Midwest Smash 4 Power Rankings, and 5th on the Panda Global Rankings 100.
In SSBB, he is a Snake main, and was considered the best Snake player in the world when he was fully active, as well as one of the best Meta Knight players in North America. He is currently ranked 14th on the 2016-2017 SSBBRank, was ranked at the 0 position on the final Quebec Brawl Power Rankings, and 1st on the final Michigan Brawl Power Rankings. He is considered one of the best Brawl players in the world.
Ally is the sixth player to take a set off of ZeRo in Smash 4, and the second to eliminate him, doing so at Get On My Level 2016. In addition, he is the first player to eliminate him at multiple tournaments, achieving this again at Smash 'N' Splash 2, Super Smash Con 2016, and GENESIS 4. Since the onset of Smash 4's final balance patch, 1.1.6, Ally has maintained a positive record on ZeRo, 8-7; his eight wins are the most of any player in Smash 4 history.
Rise to fame
Ally first gained prominence at his first United States tournament, Cataclysm 4, placing 3rd, losing to Mew2King and Azen. He later attended Clash of the Titans IV, placing 2nd, being double eliminated by Mew2King.
Ally would win Apex 2009, defeating Mew2King. Just two months later, at GENESIS, Ally repeat his performance, and took 1st again, double eliminating Mew2King. At EVO 2009, Ally placed 2nd, falling to mikeHAZE and Mew2King. Shortly afterwards, Ally also placed 2nd at S.N.E.S., being double eliminated by ADHD. At Pound 4, Ally placed 3rd. Defeated by Ksizzle, he proceeded to make a lengthy Losers' run, defeating Seibrik, Havok, Shadow, and Ksizzle, before losing to Mew2King. In contrast, Ally defeated Mew2King at WHOBO 2, and placed 1st.
Despite his prior win on Mew2King, Ally placed 2nd at both MLG Orlando 2010 and MLG Columbus 2010, losing to Mew2King both times. Ally then notably attended European tournament Bushido Brawl Impact, placing 2nd. He defeated Kaos and Glutonny, but would ultimately be double eliminated by Glutonny.
Returning to North America, at Apex 2010, Ally would place 5th, losing to Brood, then defeating Anti and RAIN before being eliminated by Mew2King. He was eliminated early at MLG Raleigh 2010, by Havok, placing 17th. Ally placed 8th at MLG DC 2010, falling to ESAM.
At Pound V, Ally took 1st. Following a loss to ESAM, Mew2King would forfeit to him in Losers', and he proceeded to defeat Gnes, ADHD, ESAM, Seibrik, and double eliminate ANTi. He then proceeded to win WHOBO 3, defeating Dojo and UltimateRazer. At GENESIS 2, Ally placed 2nd, initially losing to ADHD, before beating Zex, Gnes, and ADHD, before falling to Mew2King.
At the first tournament of the new year, Apex 2012, currently the largest SSBB tournament of all time, Ally placed 5th. He defeated Brood and UltimateRazer, before losing to Otori and Nietono. Ally repeated his 5th place placement at SKTAR, defeating DKwill, Dabuz, and Mr. R, before losing to ESAM and Vinnie. He would be unable win his third WHOBO tournament, placing 2nd at WHOBO 4. After barely losing to Atomsk early in winners' bracket, he then eliminated Seibrik, Nick Riddle, DKwill, Atomsk, Gnes before falling to ESAM.
Following that, Ally attended Apex 2013, placing 13th. He fell to Mikeneko early, defeated Pwii, then lost to Dabuz. He would later win IMPULSE 2013, defeating Dabuz. Then, he'd place 9th at SKTAR 2, upset by MVD, and defeated by ESAM.
In 2013, Ally began playing Project M entering Singles at KTAR 8, placing 2nd, defeating Rolex before falling to Mew2King. In Brawl Singles, he placed 4th, defeating Nairo, before losing to Mew2King. He then eliminated Mr.R before losing to Nakat.
At Apex 2014, Ally placed 5th in Brawl Singles. He lost to ZeRo, and then eliminated Seagull Joe and Tyrant, before being eliminated himself by Mew2King. In PM Singles, he placed 7th, losing to Sethlon.
In Brawl Singles at SKTAR 3, Ally placed 5th, defeating Nairo, before once again losing to ESAM. He was then eliminated by ZeRo 0-2 in losers' quarters.
Ally's first recorded SSB4 tournament was Smash Intensifies, which he won, defeating Chrim Foish, HolyNightmare, and Chrim Foish again. In December of 2014, Ally won The Come Up, the Canadian qualifier for Apex 2015, without dropping a single set, defeating Mew2King, Nakat, and DKwill. He was later invited to the CLASH Online Invitational Finals, where he placed 7th, losing to Zucco and ANTi. At the The Flex Zone he defeated Frozen and False in winners before losing to Dabuz in winners finals. In losers finals he defeated False again and then defeated Dabuz in 2 sets of grand finals. At Neo Canadia 5 he defeated Jerm, V115, Poke, and Meekspeedy before barely losing to NAKAT in winners finals. In losers he defeated Chrim Foish and NAKAT twice to win the tournament. At Apex 2015 he lost to Vinnie in pools. In losers he defeated Plup, Zinoto, and Vinnie in a rematch before falling to Nietono and aMSa.
2015 and Early 2016
In March 2015, Ally won Shots Fired, a national tournament held in Easton, Pennsylvania. Ally lost to 6WX in winners semis, but made it to grand finals on losers side after defeating Max Ketchum, Mew2King and 6WX in losers finals. In grand finals, Ally took down Nairo twice and won. He switched to Diddy Kong frequently in this tournament. At LAN WAR X Ally was upset by Red X in winners. In losers bracket he defeated K.I.D. Goggles, Chrim Foish 2-0, Meekspeedy, Red X in a rematch and HolyNightmare twice to win the entire tournament. At Enthusiast Gaming Live he took 2nd place after defeating Blacktwins and Meekspeedy, he lost to Holy twice in grand finals. At Shuffle VII Ally defeated Mister Eric, LOE1 and Zinoto to make grand finals winners side. In grand finals he lost the first set to Zinoto but won the second set to take home 1st place. At Smash 'N' Splash Ally defeated NiTe and Logic before being upset by Wizzrobe in winners semis. In losers he defeated Mister Eric, Shel, Wizzrobe, and ScAtt twice to win the tournament. At EXP 2015 Ally defeated Astro, and Poke to make it to winners finals. He was then defeated by V115 and Poke in a rematch and placed 3rd.
At EVO 2015, Ally placed 5th, after beating StaticManny to advance to Top 8 on the losers side, then defeating ESAM but lost to Mr. R. At Low Tier City 3 Ally defeated Dakpo, Kamicario and Denti before being sent to losers by ZeRo in winners finals. In losers he defeated Zenyou before being eliminated by ZeRo again. At Summit 2015 he defeated Trulliam, Iceninja, SpaceDong, Poke and Holy to take 1st place. At the California national Paragon Los Angeles 2015 Ally defeated Jonny Westside before being sent to losers by Shaky. In losers he defeated Pink Fresh, Z, Dakpo, Zex, Larry Lurr, 6WX and Mr. R before losing to Dabuz and finishing in 4th place. Ally then traveled to Japan for Umebura F.A.T. where he placed 7th after beating Gomamugitya, Umeki, and Nyanko before being eliminated by 9B.
In October, he attended Smashfield weeklies #9 as a pre The Big House 5 tournament. At the weekly he defeated Ksev, MVD, and MJG before losing to ESAM in winners finals. In losers he defeated Abadango and ESAM in both sets of grand finals to win the tournament. At The Big House 5 itself he defeated JJROCKETS to make it into Top 32. In Top 32 he lost to ANTi in winners eights and dropped to losers where he defeated Ryo before losing to ZeRo through the losers bracket to finish at 13th. 2 weeks later, at MLG World Finals 2015, he defeated Demitus to advance into the championship bracket winners side. In bracket he defeated False and Mr. R before lost to ZeRo again in winners semis. In losers he defeated TheReflexWonder before being eliminated by Nairo, placing 4th overall. To finish out the month he won Canada Cup 2015.
Ally finished out 2015 with a solid win at Smash INTENSIFIES 2 with wins over Holy twice.
To start out 2016 Ally attended Dismantle 2 where he defeated Ned before upsetted by DKwill. In losers bracket he defeated Zinoto , Vinnie and DKwil before being eliminated by Nairo and finishing 3rd.
GENESIS 3 was 2016's first national. Ally made it to winners quarters in a dominant fashion, beating Xaltis, SlayerZ and Shaky. But then lost to Ranai and Nairo to finish at 9th place. At Frosty Faustings VIII Ally defeated Ned and JJROCKETS to make grand finals winners side. Even though JJROCKETS reset the bracket, Ally still won the tournament.
In February, Ally won Oh, Did I Win? 2 by defeating LOE1, Zinoto and V115. Ally then went to Frostbite taking out JJROCKETS, Ksev, Ned and Zinoto. At Landlocked he was upsetted by Ryuga. In losers he lost to Dabuz ending at 4th place. To end out the month Ally went to Breakout 2 where he defeated Blacktwins and LOE1 before barely losing to Zinoto. In losers he eliminated SETHsational and reset the bracket against Zinoto but lost the second set.
In March 2016, he attended the national tournament Shots Fired 2 where lost to ANTi and finishing in 9th place. He then attended Midwest Mayhem, a bracket reset by Mr. R in grands but Ally won the tournament in the second set. He would then enter OUTFOXX'D where he beat JJROCKETS and Zinoto before falling to Mr. R. In grand finals Ally was defeated by Mr. R and finished in second place. Ally would later travel to Virginia for Pound 2016 where in winners quarters he was sent to losers by VoiD. He was eliminated by Abadango in grand finals. At EGLX, he fell to Mew2King in winners semis. In losers quarters he defeated Mew2king in the runback. He placed 2nd at that tournament by losing to Nairo. At NEW FISH he defeated Dark Wizzy and Marss before falling to Larry Lurr. He was later eliminated by Larry Lurr.
Rise to Fame and becoming the 2nd best
At Get On My Level 2016, Ally placed 1st; he also became the second person in Smash 4 history to eliminate ZeRo, defeating him 3-2 in grand finals. About a month later, he won Smash 'N' Splash 2, double-eliminating ZeRo in grand finals, making him the first player ever to eliminate ZeRo twice. These two wins began an extended period in which he was the only player who could consistently defeat the world's #1 player, and he became one of the closest challengers yet for the title of best in the world.
His most illustrious tournament win came at EVO 2016, he defeated Kamemushi in grand finals and received the title EVO champion. At Clutch City Clash, he was double eliminated by Samsora and placing 3rd.
Super Smash Con 2016 was the summer's last major event. There, Ally losing to 6WX in pools. He made it to top 8 through the losers bracket by beating ZeRo again for the 4th time that year. He then beat Abadango but eventually lost to VoiD 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 Wabz, Larry Lurr and MkLeo without dropping a game. In grand finals he faced off again against Larry Lurr and narrowly avoided the bracket reset, barely beating him.
At Canada Cup 2016, 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.
At LAN WAR X 2016, Ally took the tournament beating Venom, Chrim Foish, and Venom in grand finals. At UGC Smash Open Ally lost to iStudying in pools, he later falling to Nairo and ending his run at 9th place. One week later at Showdown: Battle Royale Ally fell to Mr. R en route to top 8. He was later eliminated by Mr. R again and finishing in 3rd.
Due to Ally's constant success and dominance, he was ranked 2nd on the PGR V2
Early 2017 and continuous dominance
In March of 2017, Ally would attend Super Smash Geek 6, the Midwest Mayhem 8: North American Tour qualifier. He placed 1st, defeating Holy and double eliminating Blacktwins. Travelling to Arizona, Ally attended Rise 2017, placing 1st, defeating Saiki, Luhtie, ANTi, and Elegant. It would serve as a precursor for the following weekend, when he attended 2GGC: Civil War. After defeating Vinnie to make it out of pools in top 96 winners, Ally lost to Locus. He then defeated Zenyou before losing to ESAM's Samus at the beginning of top 32 losers, placing 25th.
In April, Ally first won Welcome to the Oven defeating Blacktwins in both winners and grand finals.
At Midwest Mayhem 8, Ally solidly made top 8 winners after defeating Ksev, Shel, and JK. In top 8, he beat Locus but lost to Zinoto badly in winners finals. He was then eliminated by ZeRo in losers finals, placing 3rd.
At DreamHack Austin 2017, Ally defeated everyone he faced in pools. Then in top 32 winners, he defeated Karna and CaptainZack each to make top 8 winners side. In top 8, he defeated ZeRo in winners semis but lost to MkLeo in winners finals. He then lost to ZeRo in a rematch in losers finals, placing 3rd.
At MomoCon 2017, Ally made it out of pools in top 48 winners side. After barely defeating Wrath though, he lost to Kameme in winners quarters. After qualifying for losers top 8 by defeating Komorikiri dominantly, he then lost to VoiD, placing 7th.
At Smash 'N' Splash 3, Ally easily made top 8 winners, defeating Blacktwins and Mr.E. He then barely defeated Mr. R in winners semis and ZeRo solidly in winners finals. However, in grand finals, Ally lost to ZeRo twice, placing 2nd, which ended his streak of winning Smash 'N' Splash tournaments.
Ally ended up getting ranked 5th on the PGR v3.
Falling from grace
Ally would again place outside top 8 at 2GGC: SCR Saga, losing to MkLeo and CaptainZack, placing 9th. At Shine 2017, he lost to MkLeo in winners quarters (notably counterpicking Diddy Kong game 2), he entered top 8 losers side after barely defeating Mistake. He defeated Komorikiri solidly, but lost to Salem (again counterpicking Diddy Kong game 4) in losers quarters, placing 5th.
Ally was invited to PAX Arena at PAX West 2017, where he defeated everyone in his round robin pool except ZeRo whom he lost to, to be seeded in winners quarters of the final bracket. After defeating ANTi solidly, he barely lost to Nairo and Salem, placing 4th.
Ally would later go on to The Big House 7 where he defeated Marss 2-0 in pools. In top 32, he narrowly lost to Mr.R putting him in where he defeated MattyG 3-0, Mr E 3-1, and komorikiri 3-2. In top 8, he had to play Marss again but lose 3-1 ending his run at 7th place.
A month later, Ally attended Canada Cup 2017, Ally cruised through pools and top 32 in a dominant fashion where he didn't drop a game. In top 8 however, he lost to Larry Lurr and Lima 0-3 ending his run at 5th place.
Ally's last tournament of the season was 2GG Championship where he defeated Tweek 3-0 and WaDi 3-1, but lost to VoiD allowing him to Qualify for the Playoff group. Although he managed to defeat Nairo 3-1, he lost to Salem 0-3, Dabuz 1-3, and Elegant 2-3 placing 9th.
Due to his declining results, Ally was ranked 14th on the PGR V4 which was a far cry from his former seasons.
At EGLX 2018, Ally solidly cruised through pools without dropping a game. And in top 32, he successfully defeated ANTi and upsetted Mr.R 3-1 allowing him to qualify for top 8 winners. However, he was defeated by Tweek 1-3 and Mistake 0-3 placing 5th.
Ally later attended Smash Masters League: Battle for Vegas where he lost to Brosinex 0-2 in pools. He defeated Technicals 3-0 and Konga 3-2 before falling to Fatality 1-3 ending his run at 13th place.
His next national was Smash 'N' Splash 4 where he lost to BONK! early in pools. However, he made an impressive losers run defeating Chag 3-0, Gackt 3-1, CaptainZack 3-2, and Mistake 3-2 before narroly falling to Rags 2-3 ending his run at 13th place.
Ally failed to achieve a single top 8 at a major event for the 5th season resulting in him getting 33rd on the PGR V5. Ally also stated that he didn't care that much about trying to get a high placing on the PGR due to the release of Smash Ultimate.
The rest of Smash 4
Ally's first tournament for the final season was Showdown: Battle Royale 3, he cruised solidly through pools without dropping a game and defeated Darkshad 3-1, however he lost to CaptainZack 0-3. He managed to defeat Infinity in a close 3-2 set allowing him to qualify to top 8 losers. However he lost to Samsora 1-3 placing 7th.
Ally would later go on to attend EVO 2018. In pools, he upsetted komorikiri 2-0 and defeated JK 2-1. In top 32 winners, he lost to Mistake 0-2. He then defeated Salem 2-1 in an extremely close set but lost to Elegant 0-2 ending his run at 13th place.
Ally then had an awe-inspiring run at DreamHack Montreal 2018. He cruised through pools without dropping a game and only lost one game in top 32 to Mistake. Ally then defeated MVD in a dominant 3-0 fashion in winners semies. In winners finals, Ally lost to Larry Lurr in an extremely close 3-2 set. Ally then had to play MVD again in losers finals where he won 3-1. In Grand Finals, he lost to Larry Lurr 0-3 ending his incredible run at 2nd place.
Ally's final Smash 4 tournament was Canada Cup 2018. After cruising through pools, he had two very close sets with ANTi and THUNDER. Although Ally managed to defeat the ladder, he lost to ANTi. He defeated Jayy in a dominant 3-0 allowing him to qualify to top 8 losers. Ally lost to Mr E's Lucina 1-3 ending his run at 7th place.
Ally came into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate by returning to being a Snake main from Brawl. He won a weekly over Smokk, defeating his Ganondorf 3-1.
Ally attended Super Splat Bros and made top 8 winners side after defeating Fatality in a close 3-2. He lost to VoiD 2-3 in winner semis but went through losers, defeating Xzax 3-0 and Trevonte 3-1 before losing to Larry Lurr 1-3, placing 3rd.
On July 4th, 2019, Ally retired from Smash Bros. tournament play following increased scrutiny towards his former relationship with CaptainZack. This relationship had previously been a subject of discussion in March 2019 via allegations made by tamim, but at the time, CaptainZack apparently had access to the Twitter account of tamim and deleted the initial set of allegations, later adding that "nothing ever happened even close to that" when asked about the possibility of him and Ally having had a sexual relationship. On June 29th, however, CaptainZack tweeted and later deleted a photo of him holding a postcard up to his face with "Tamim was telling the truth." written on it. At the time of their relationship, CaptainZack was 16 years old. Ally, born 1991, is over 10 years older than him.
However, a month later, a Twitter account that goes by "The Truth" with the username "@SmashBrosTruth" stated that CaptainZack was the one who forced Ally into the relationship, and that he had blackmailed Ally to drop a few sets. Hours later, CaptainZack confirmed the latter half.
Following Ally's retirement, Panda Global's PG Stats team announced an internal evaluation, with the possibility of removing him from the upcoming PGRU. While it was eventually decided that he would be given a place on the PGRU, they opted to omit him from the X-Factor survey, list only his ranking and placement without a player card or blurb, and skip over him on the PGRU SmashCenter podcast on Twitch. At the same time, the Harassment Task Force announced that a statement had been delivered to tournament organizers advising a lifetime ban from competition for Ally. The degree to which this ban applies, however, is controversial. At least one prominent tournament organizer, AmiiboKing313, claimed to have not been notified of any lifetime ban.
Ally's playstyle is characterized through decisive smart decision-making and a tendency to take risks, which allow him to clutch out a game or make a comeback.
In Smash 4, he played Mario and was well known for his consistent punish and defensive/aggressive options that allowed him to take control of a match. He was adept for catching onto an opponent's habits, allowing him to read air dodges and dominate his opponent through hard reads. This is mostly exemplified through his match against ZeRo, the undisputed best player in the world where he dissected the neutral game and downloaded his opponent. Besides his prowess in the neutral, Ally also was well known for his repeated usage of Mario's up smash multiple times in a row due to it being extremely safe. This characteristic of the move allowed Ally to play very risky for a kill, yet still remained unscathed while getting into his opponent's head.
In Ultimate, Ally reprised his old main Snake and used Mario as a secondary. With Snake, Ally played aggressively and placed grenades in positions which would allow him a combo opportunity or a situation where Ally could take control. His clutch factor still remained with Snake's forward aerial to annihilate his opponents' stock with a single read. Along with this, he also utilized Snake's powerful up tilt to secure kills, in semblance to his Mario up smash habit in Smash 4. With Mario, he more so plays the same as in Smash 4, however does not repeatedly use Mario's up smash constantly due to the move being not as safe.