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Character info
Melee main Captain Falcon
Project M main Captain Falcon
Other Project M characters Falco, Wolf, Fox
Team info
Former sponsor(s) LowLandLions
Personal and other info
Real name Jaap van der Zee
Birth date (age 32)
Location Groningen The Netherlands

Jeapie (pronounced "Yaw Pee") is a Dutch Melee Captain Falcon player from Groningen, The Netherlands, who was considered to be the best Falcon main in Europe. He is currently ranked 4th on the Dutch Melee Power Rankings and 18th on the European Melee Power Rankings; he was also formerly ranked in the C Tier on MPGRContenders Europe.

Playing style[edit]

Jeapie is known for his technical and flashy way of playing and is credited as one of the first European players to heavily incorporate shield platform dropping in his game. He is also known for his prowess against Sheik; although Sheik is traditionally considered a difficult matchup for Captain Falcon, he frequently manages to overcome high-level Sheik players. This was particularly made apparent at Republic of Fighters 3, where he made top 8 in a top 32 bracket that pitted him exclusively against Sheik players. At this point he boasts wins over all notable Sheik mains in Europe, including Android, Amsah, and Overtriforce.


Jeapie first started playing Super Smash Bros. Melee upon the game’s PAL release in 2002. In 2006 he started playing competitively, but it wasn’t until 2008 that he entered his first tournament: at X-TC 4 in Almere, he ended up placing 13th. He gradually established himself as one of the better Dutch players, doing well at several locals and placing 13th at his first international tournament, Berlin Calling (April 2010), where a set against fellow Falcon main Pamaro generated a lot of hype [1]. He would go on to place 9th at ZEST5 and B.E.A.S.T (Sweden) and 7th at OSTS: Saber, before hitting his stride during 2012’s Haags Kwartiertje tournament series, losing grand finals at HK1 to Zgetto and winning HK2 over Remen. He did however reach a low point at HK5 in May 2012, where he got 7th place after a surprising loss to Enig. After this tournament, he decided to take a break from the game, citing diminished enjoyment.

Jeapie fortunately got his passion for the game back and attended hf.lan 5 in Paris (June 2013), coming back strong at a 5th place. He went on to never place outside top 8 while attending major events such as B.E.A.S.T 4, Republic of Fighters 3 and Avalon I through IV. In June 2014, he was picked up for a sponsorship by LowLandLions [2].

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
X-TC4 May 10th, 2008 13th
ZEST4 August 29th, 2009 17th 7th Fernandez
OSTS: Alliance December 19th, 2009 13th 5th Fernandez
Berlin Calling April 2nd-4th, 2010 13th 7th Fernandez
ZEST5 May 1st, 2010 9th 5th Fernandez
B.E.A.S.T January 7th-9th, 2011 9th 9th Pamaro
OSTS: Saber July 2nd, 2011 7th 5th Fernandez
HK1 January 14th, 2012 2nd 4th Fernandez
HK2 February 18th, 2012 1st 2nd Fernandez
HK3 March 24th, 2012 4th 3rd Marc
HK5 May 19th, 2012 7th 3rd Marc
B.E.A.S.T 3 April 3rd-7th, 2013 5th 4th Adam
hf.lan 5 June 1st-2nd, 2013 5th 2nd Faab
Avalon I October 5th, 2013 4th 5th Marc
Avalon II November 9th, 2013 5th 7th Easy
B.E.A.S.T 4 February 12th-15th, 2014 7th 13th Ace
Avalon III March 8th, 2014 4th 7th Rebaz
Republic of Fighters 3 May 17th-18th, 2014 7th 5th Baxon
Avalon IV July 12th, 2014 7th 5th Fernandez
RSDxMelee July 26th, 2014 1st 2nd Adam
Hall of Melee 5 August 16th, 2014 2nd 2nd Ace
Avalon V September 6th, 2014 3rd 3rd Remen
Schuurfest 2 October 12th, 2014 1st 1st Mindtrick
DrommeLAN 4.0 November 7th-9th, 2014 5th 5th Overtriforce
Avalon VI November 29th, 2014 5th 3rd Overtriforce
B.E.A.S.T 5 January 9th-11th, 2015 9th 9th Amsah
Avalon VII January 31st, 2015 3rd 2nd Reaper
Avalon VIII April 4th, 2015 5th
Super Nebulous 3 April 25th-26th, 2015 7th 17th n0ne
Smash Corner 8 April 29th, 2015 5th 2nd Dizzkidboogie
BLUE FISH May 2nd, 2015 3rd 2nd Lucky
JST7 May 23rd-24th, 2015 4th 1st Professor Pro
Avalon IX June 13th, 2015 5th 3rd Professor Pro
Heir II the Throne August 14th-16th, 2015 13th 3rd Overtriforce
Avalon X September 5th, 2015 2nd 4th $tjin
Avalon M October 3rd, 2015 5th 1st Amsah
DreamHack Winter 2015 November 26th-29th, 2015 25th 9th Amsah
Avalon M-II January 9th, 2016 5th 1st Professor Pro
Avalon M-III March 5th, 2016 5th 25th (DQ'ed) JP
South Coast Regionals 10 April 23rd, 2016 7th 2nd Fuzzyness
Avalon M-IV May 7th, 2016 1st 4th JP
Avalon M-V July 2nd, 2016 3rd 5th Ser
Hyperfocus July 23rd, 2016 4th 3rd Fernandez
Heir 3 August 19th-21st, 2016 13th 5th Amsah
Syndicate 2016 September 10th-11th, 2016 9th 5th Avalancer
Mission Complete #3 October 22nd, 2016 2nd 5th Ace
Avalon M-VI November 5th, 2016 5th 5th Avalancer
Dutch Ranking Smash December 3rd, 2016 4th 2nd Avalancer
DG Winter 2016 December 17th-18th, 2016 3rd 2nd Reaper
Avalon M-VII January 4th, 2017 3rd 2nd Avalancer
Get Stomped On #1 January 21st, 2017 3rd (DQ) 1st Ace
B.E.A.S.T 7 February 17th-19th, 2017 13th 4th Amsah
Dutch Comic Con 2017 March 25th, 2017 3rd
Hyperfocus 2 April 22nd, 2017 1st 1st Atlas
DSEA Spring May 13th, 2017 3rd 2nd Avalancer
Mission Complete 5 May 27th, 2017 7th 3rd Avalancer
Heir 4 August 17th-21st, 2017 13th 17th Avalancer
Syndicate 2017 September 23rd-24th, 2017 17th 5th Avalancer
Asterion X Hyperfocus September 30th, 2017 1st 2nd Fernandez
TSEA Link October 7th, 2017 1st 1st Avalancer
Sector Z November 12th, 2017 3rd 2nd Avalancer
DreamHack Rotterdam October 18th-20th, 2019 13th 5th TURBOFOX!!! ;D
Valhalla OnlineOnline January 30th-31st, 2021 13th
The UpsetOnline February 27th-28th, 2021 9th 5th Skills
Phoenix Blue OnlineOnline March 26th-28th, 2021 17th 9th nebbii
Regen OnlineOnline April 24th-25th, 2021 25th 5th nebbii
Smash Sauna OnlineOnline May 21st-23rd, 2021 33rd 7th nebbii

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Avalon III March 8th, 2014 17th
B.E.A.S.T 4 February 12th-15th, 2014 13th
B.E.A.S.T 5 January 9th-11th, 2015 5th
Heir II the Throne August 14th-16th, 2015 3rd
Heir 3 August 19th-21st, 2016 17th
Get Stomped On #1 January 21st, 2017 2nd 1st FoutNL
Get Stomped On! 4 April 15th, 2017 1st 2nd Albino_Penguin
SuperPharmaSmash 2 August 4th-6th, 2017 5th 1st Xtal
Syndicate 2017 September 23rd-24th, 2017 9th

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
GGWP: Ultimate January 12th, 2019 25th 25th Mr. J's


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