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Mang0 "The Kid" "Scorpion Master"
Mang0 in 2018.jpg
Character info
Melee mains Falco, Fox
Other Melee characters Captain Falcon, Marth
Retired Melee characters Jigglypuff, Mario
Ultimate main Wario
Project M mains Falco, Fox
Other Project M characters Captain Falcon, Mario
Team info
Sponsor(s) Cloud9
Former crews Roundbit, The Blade Breakers, Melee It On Me
Rankings and results info
Most recent ranking Super Smash Bros. Melee SSBMRank 2023: 8th
Best historical ranking Super Smash Bros. Melee SSBMRank 2014: 1st
Best tournament result Super Smash Bros. Melee 1st / 909 at The Big House 9
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 33rd / 260 at Ultimate Nimbus
PM Icon.png 17th / 255 at CEO 2014
Winnings Super Smash Bros. Melee ~$293,628.33
Personal and other info
Real name Joseph Manuel Marquez
Birth date (age 32)
Location Norwalk, California United States

Mang0 (often stylized as Mango or MaNg0, also known as Scorpion Master, The Kid, and The Buster) is a professional Melee player from Norwalk, California who is currently ranked 8th on the SSBMRank 2023, and was formerly ranked at the 0 position on the Northeastern Ohio Melee Power Rankings and 1st on the SoCal Melee Power Rankings. One of the "Five Gods" of Melee, Mang0 is famous for being able to play several characters at a highly competitive level. Breaking onto the scene as a Jigglypuff main, he later found success playing Falco and Fox with strong Marth, Mario, and Captain Falcon secondaries. Because of his innovations and dominance with Jigglypuff from 2007 to 2009, Mang0 is generally credited for Jigglypuff's large jump in the Melee tier list, from ranking 6th and 7th with Captain Falcon to ranking 3rd.

Mang0 is widely considered to be the greatest Falco player of all time, and his Fox is also rated amongst the game's best. Melee It On Me's 2013 SSBMRank and 2014 SSBMRank ranked Mang0 as the #1 Melee player in the world, and he is one of two smashers in history to have won Melee singles at EVO more than once, performing the feat in the 2013 and 2014 installments of the series. A top 6 player for over a decade, Mang0 is widely considered to be one of the greatest Melee players of all time.

Tournament history[edit]

Origin of the name[edit]

Mang0 received his gamertag in the 5th grade while playing the PC first-person shooter Counter-Strike. At a LAN party, he entered his name as "I want a Mango" and his friends have called him "Mango" ever since.

2007-2009: Rise to Fame with Jigglypuff[edit]

Mango punishing Armada's roll with a rest during GENESIS Grand Finals.

Mang0 placed 3rd in Singles at EVO World 2007, defeating many of the best known professional smashers, notably Mew2King in pools. He placed 3rd in singles at Super Champ Combo, again defeating many well-known players. In doubles, he also placed 3rd with his partner Lucky, even beating the team of Ken and Isai.

On February 4th, 2008, Mang0 won Pound 3. After losing in round 1 of the bracket to Silent Wolf, he beat Mathos, Sliq, Cactuar, Forward, Azen, ChuDat, Cort, PC Chris, and Mew2King twice to complete one of the greatest loser's bracket runs of all-time.

By March 8th, 2009, he was considered one of the best active Melee players in the world, having beaten PC Chris, ChuDat, Mew2King, and many other smashers at Revival of Melee in Nanuet, New York, placing 1st.

On July 10th, 2009, Mang0 attended GENESIS by DBR, which had 290 entrants in Melee Singles (Melee's largest tournament ever at the time), where he reached the Winners' Finals and lost 2-3 the first set against Armada, a Peach main regarded as the best player in Europe. After defeating Hungrybox in Losers' Finals 3-0, Mang0 reached Grand Finals against Armada. Mang0 then proceeded to win a very intense and close second set 3-2, and the third set 3-0 to win the tournament.

Revival of Melee 2 was the cause of much debate within the Smash community when Mang0 placed fourth after being double eliminated by Kage The Warrior. However, rumors and uncertainty ended after Mang0 claimed 1st place at Pound 4 (then the largest tournament in Melee history with over 300 entrants) without dropping a set, defeating Hungrybox 3-1 in Grand Finals.

Since his victory at Pound 4, Mang0 was regarded by many to be the world champion of SSBM.

2010: Sandbagging as the Scorpion Master[edit]

After being banned on SmashBoards, Mang0, along with DBR and the rest of his region, decided to prank the rest of the Smash community by creating an alias known as ScorpionMaster94 and sandbag at a number of tournaments. Originally going to use Luigi or Samus, when using his alias, Mango decided to use Mario after soundly defeating fellow SoCal smasher Smoke2Jointz in a money match.

Mang0 and the rest of SoCal created a backstory for his alias, claiming "Scorp" was a prodigy from Mexico named Joshua Lopez who defeated everyone in SoCal and was ready to place Top 3 at Apex 2010. Mang0, however, failed in this endeavor, losing to Wobbles and Eggz and getting an unexpected 25th place at Apex 2010. Mang0 continued to sandbag with other characters, such as Captain Falcon and Marth, in addition to his Mario, convincingly defeating Kage The Warrior 2-0 with Link and Marth at Revival of Melee 3 and receiving 9th place, and placing 17th at Pound V.

2011-2012: Regaining the Lead with Fox[edit]

Mang0's planned revival was GENESIS 2 now maining Fox (along with Falco) instead of Jigglypuff. Despite being upset by Taj in Winners Semis, he was able to fire through Losers Bracket to reach Grand Finals against Armada, defeating Hungrybox 3-0 in Losers Semis and Taj again 2-0 in Losers Finals (Taj forfeited after he was 4 stocked in game 2). After a close and intense set, Mang0 ultimately placed 2nd, losing 2-3 against Armada.

Mang0 secured his position as champion of North America by winning Revival of Melee 4, convincingly defeating Dr. PeePee 3-0 in Winners Finals and 3-1 in Grand Finals.

At Apex 2012, Mang0 fell short of people's expectations and placed 3rd after losing 0-3 to Armada in Winners Finals and 1-3 to Hungrybox in Losers Finals.

After Apex 2012, Mang0 began to regain the dominant lead he held back in 2008. He won IMPULSE, a Canadian national tournament, after defeating PPMD, Hungrybox and Mew2King. Mango continued to defend his victory streak, convincingly defeating Hungrybox in Grand Finals at MELEE-FC10R Legacy and again at The Big House 2, winning both national tournaments without dropping a set. However, he placed 2nd at Kings of Cali, where he unexpectedly lost two sets of Grand Finals to Dr. PeePee 3-2 and 3-1 after defeating him 3-0 in Winners Finals.

2013: EVO Championship and Becoming the Best[edit]

At Apex 2013, Mang0 defeated several notable smashers in Winners bracket such as Nintendude, Vwins, and Eggm, before losing to Mew2King. In Losers bracket, he defeated Vwins again, Hax, and Hungrybox before losing to Mew2King again, placing 4th.

At B.E.A.S.T 3 in Sweden, Mang0 won the tournament after defeating well known European smashers such as Zgetto, Baxon, Overtriforce, and finally Ice in Grand Finals.

At Kings of Cali 2, Mang0 won the tournament without dropping a set, defeating Shroomed 3-1 in Winners Finals and Wobbles 3-0 in Grand Finals.

At NorCal Regionals 2013, Mang0 was upset by PewPewU in Winners Semis. Mang0 reached Grand Finals after defeating Fly Amanita, Westballz, and PewPewU in the Losers Bracket and won a convincing 3-0 first set against Hungrybox (including a 4 stock in game 2), but failed to pull through in the second set, losing 2-3.

At Vindication, Mang0 defeated Mew2King in Winners Finals 3-0, but lost the first set of Grand Finals 1-3. However, he managed to win the second set 3-1, winning the tournament.

Zenith 2013 was a significant tournament, with all 4 top players in the United States present for the first time since Apex 2013 as well as being a road to EVO qualifier. Mang0 was put in the Losers Bracket by Mew2King after losing Winners Semis 1-3. He defeated DaShizWiz 2-0 in Losers Quarters, PPMD 3-1 in Losers Semis, and Mew2King 3-1 in Losers Finals before reaching Grand Finals against Hungrybox. Mang0 won the tournament after defeating Hungrybox in 2 sets, both 3-1.

At IMPULSE 2013 in Toronto, Mango claimed 1st place without dropping a game, defeating Unknown522 3-0 in both Winners and Grand Finals. Mang0 also took 1st in Melee Doubles (teaming with Unknown522) and 1st in Project M Singles.

Mango after winning EVO 2013.

With 709 entrants, EVO 2013 was the largest Melee tournament in a year. With his victory at Zenith 2013, Mang0 was the number one seed and successfully advanced from his pool in day one, cruising into the Winners' Quarters pool without dropping a game.

On day two, Mang0 then proceeded to the Winners Semis pool after defeating Axe 2-1. In Winners Semis, Mang0 was put in the Losers Bracket after losing 1-2 to Wobbles. Mang0 then cemented his place in the Top 8 after defeating SFAT 2-1.

Mang0 began EVO finals in the Losers Bracket. He defeated Ice 2-0 and Dr. PeePee 2-0 before reaching Losers Semis against Armada. In a highly anticipated match, Mang0 defeated Armada 2-0 to reach Losers Finals against Hungrybox. After defeating Hungrybox 2-0, Mang0 reached Grand Finals against Wobbles. Mang0 then defeated Wobbles in 2 sets, 3-0 and 3-1 to become the champion of EVO 2013. This, along with his run at Pound 3, is considered one of the best loser's bracket runs of all-time.

After winning EVO 2013 and with the birth of his son, Mang0 announced that he would be taking a small hiatus from competitive Melee. During this period he entered tournaments primarily with secondary characters, including placing 2nd at LANHAMMER 2013 with Marth and 2nd at Pound V.5 with Marth and Captain Falcon.

At Fight Pitt 3, Mang0's Fox defeated Mew2King's Marth 3-2 in Winners Finals. However, Mew2King managed to take 2 sets from Mango in Grand Finals to win the tournament, both sets 3-1.

2014: Continued Dominance and Second EVO Championship[edit]

At Apex 2014, Mang0 beat Fiction 2-0 in Winners Quarters but was defeated 1-3 by PPMD in Winners Semis. He then defeated Hungrybox in Losers Quarters 2-0 to reach Losers Semis against Leffen, the preeminent Fox player in Europe. Mang0 defeated Leffen in a riveting 3-2 set (including a 4-stock in game 5). Mang0 ultimately lost to Mew2King 1-3 in Losers Finals and placed 3rd.

Mango after winning MLG Anaheim 2014.

Revival of Melee 7 marked Mang0's return to competitive Melee. Mang0 won the tournament without dropping a set, defeating Hungrybox 3-0 in winners' quarters, Darrell 3-0 in winners' semis and Mew2King 3-2 in winners' finals and 3-1 in Grand Finals. This was also the third time Mang0 has claimed a ROM title.

At Fight Pitt IV, Mang0 faced off against Mew2King in winner's finals and won 3-2. In Grand Finals, Mew2King won the first set 3-2, but Mang0 prevailed in the second set, winning 3-0. In the final set, Mang0's Falco was able to defeat Mew2King's Marth on Final Destination in two consecutive games, a remarkable feat considering Mew2King's mastery of the Space Animal match-up on that stage.

At WHOBO MLG, Mang0 was upset by Hax 1-3 in winners' finals. Mang0 went on to defeat Hax in two sets of grand finals 6-0 using Falco to win the tournament and successfully qualify for MLG Anaheim 2014.

On May 6th, 2014, Cloud9 announced that they had signed Mang0 to lead their fighting games division. Mang0's first tournament under this new sponsor was Get On My Level 2014, where he took 1st place, defeating Kage 2-0, KirbyKaze and Mew2King 3-0, and Hungrybox 3-2 in grand finals for the title. However, at subsequent tournaments, Mang0 did not perform as well. At SKTAR 3, he lost to PPMD 1-3 in winners' finals, and then was eliminated by Mew2King 1-3 in losers' finals, finishing at 3rd place overall. At Super SWEET, he was defeated by Armada 2-3 in winners' finals then eliminated by Mew2King 1-3 once again in loser's finals, with the last match being a 4-stock against him on Pokémon Stadium.

MLG Anaheim 2014 was notable for having one of the largest prize pools in Smash history at $15,000. Mang0 defeated PPMD in winners' semis 3-2 and Armada in winners' finals and grand finals, both sets 3-2, to claim first place.

Mang0 later attended CEO 2014, where he managed to defeat Mew2King 2-0 and Armada 3-1 to secure a spot in grand finals. However, CEO proved not to be a repeat of MLG Anaheim, as Armada came back in grand finals to win two sets over Mang0, 0-3 and 1-3, to take the tournament.

At Kings of Cali 4, Mang0 defeated MacD, Fiction, and aMSa 3-0 before reaching winners' finals against Armada, where he won 3-1. He lost the first set of grand finals 0-3 to Armada, but still won the second set 3-1, placing 1st overall in singles at the tournament.

EVO 2014 had a total of 970 entrants for Melee, surpassing the record set by EVO 2013 and becoming the largest Melee tournament for over six months. In the winners' quarters pool, he defeated Axe 2-1 to make it into the top 8 via winners' bracket. He then defeated Mew2King 2-0, and Hungrybox 3-2 in both winners' finals and grand finals, to take first place.

This victory allowed Mang0 to become the first player to win Melee singles at EVO more than once.

In October of 2014, Mang0 attended The Big House 4, one of the biggest tournaments of the year. In Top 32, Mango beat The Moon 2-0 and Hax 3-1 to make Top 8. In Winners Semis, he lost 3-0 to Mew2King's Sheik. In the Loser's Bracket, he defeated his best friend Lucky 3-2, Armada 3-1, and Leffen 3-1 to reach Grand Finals versus Mew2King. Mango defeated Mew2King's Marth 3-1 in both sets of Grand Finals to claim first place. Due to this victory along with his victories at MLG Anaheim 2014 and EVO 2014, Mang0 was considered by many to be the world champion of Melee at the time.

2015: "The Buster"[edit]

Mang0 began 2015 by traveling to Sweden for B.E.A.S.T. 5. He beat Ice 3-0 in Winners Semis to advance to Winner's Finals, where he lost to Leffen 3-2, the first time Leffen had beaten him. Mang0 then quickly lost to Armada 3-0 to place a disappointing 3rd place.

Mang0's appearance at the Apex tournament in February of 2015 was largely the role of an avenger after Leffen's highly anticipated and convincing 5-0 game win against Chillin. In response to Chillin's loss, Mang0 challenged Leffen claiming: "[If] we meet in bracket, we're putting one thousand on it." Leffen immediately accepted and would go on to defeat Mang0's Falco with Fox in a series of hard fought matches that ended with a 3-1 game score in Leffen's favor. After the defeat, Mang0 defeated Yoshi main aMSa in a close 5 game set 3-2 in loser's quarters before losing to Armada 0-3 in loser's semis, netting 4th place. He also coined the "Buster" meme, claiming that he "went out like a buster" after losing to Leffen and Armada.

After his performance at Apex, Mang0 did not enter another major tournament until I'm Not Yelling in April. After reaching Top 8, Mang0 got his revenge on Leffen, beating him 3-1 and then beat Armada's Fox 3-1 as well to advance to Grand Finals. However, Armada switched to Peach and won both sets of Grand Finals by a score of 3-1.

A week later at MVG Sandstorm, Mang0 had one of the worst tournaments of his career. He lost 3-2 to Axe in Winner's Semis and 3-1 to Westballz for 5th place.

At Press Start in May, Mang0 was DQ'd from the Winner's Bracket after failing to show up to his match on time. In the Loser's Bracket, he beat Jace, Westballz, Hax, Leffen, Shroomed, Lucky, Hungrybox, Axe, and Fly Amanita twice to complete yet another amazing Loser's bracket run. He rode this momentum to win at Battle Arena Melbourne 7 in Australia, where he defeated Leffen in Winner's and Grand Finals by a score of 3-2.

Though he seemed poised for a repeat of 2013 and 2014, where he had a bad winter but a dominating summer, this would not turn out to be the case. At CEO 2015, Shroomed's Sheik defeated Mang0's Fox 2-0 in Winner's Quarters. He narrowly defeated MacD 2-1 to make Top 8. The next day, he won a close nailbiter set against Plup's Sheik 3-2, then beat Hungrybox and Westballz 3-1 before losing to Armada 3-1 for a 3rd place finish.

One week before EVO, Mang0 attended WTFox. After beating Wizzrobe 3-1 to make Top 8, he lost to Armada by a score of 3-1. In the Loser's Bracket, he defeated Westballz 3-0, Mew2King 3-2, and Armada in a dramatic 3-2 set before being swiftly 3-0'd by Leffen to finish in 2nd place.

EVO 2015 became the second largest Melee tournament of all time, with 1869 entrants. Mang0 was knocked into the losers bracket in winners quarters by Plup's Sheik 1-2 in a rematch from CEO 2015, causing a major upset. He beat DruggedFox 2-0 to make it into top 8, then beat ChuDat 2-0 to face Hungrybox in losers quarters. Hungrybox ended up winning over Mango 2-1, ending Mango's EVO run at 5th place, meaning a new EVO champion would be crowned, which ended up being Armada.

At Paragon Los Angeles 2015, Mang0 placed first over players such as Mew2King, Hungrybox, Leffen, Plup, Axe, and Westballz. Notably, he used Falco for matchups that had caused trouble for his Fox in previous months, namely, Sheik, Marth, and Pikachu. However, a few weeks later, Mango had a catastrophic performance at HTC Throwdown, losing to DruggedFox and MacD for 17th place.

At The Big House 5, Mang0 reached Top 8 by defeating Abate 3-0. He lost to Hungrybox 3-1, beat Westballz 3-1, then lost to Mew2King by a score of 3-0 to get 4th place. He failed to defend his Big House title.

After this, Mang0 fully committed to playing only Falco. At Smash Summit, he lost to Mew2King in Winners Semis by a score of 3-0 before beating Shroomed, Plup, and Mew2King, all by a score of 3-1. He then lost to Armada in a close 3-2 set to get 2nd place.

At Dreamhack Winter 2015 however, he lost to Plup 3-2 and Westballz 3-0 to place 5th and cement 2015 as one of Mango's worst years in Smash.

2016: GENESIS 3 and the Second Place Master[edit]

The first major tournament of 2016, Genesis 3 marked the revival of one of the most prolific tournament series in Smash history. Mang0 came into the tournament as an underdog, as he failed to place above 3rd at any supermajor in 2015. He was upset in winners quarters by Axe 3-1 before defeating Plup 3-1 in the losers bracket to qualify for Top 8. Mang0 then proceeded to win the next 10 games he played, running through Nintendude 3-0, PPMD 3-0, and getting his revenge on Axe 3-0. He then defeated Hungrybox 3-2 to qualify for Grand Finals against Armada. Mango crushed Armada in the Fox ditto in the first two games, prompting Armada to switch to Peach before Mang0 won the first set of Grand Finals 3-1. Mang0 lost the 2nd set 3-1, placing the highest he had in any super major for over a year at 2nd.

As 2016 wore on, Mang0 continued to consistently place better than in 2015 but major tournament victories still eluded him, thanks in part to the recent dominance of Hungrybox. Mang0 placed 2nd to Hungrybox at PAX Arena, Battle of the Five Gods, Pound 2016, Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo, and Low Tier City 4, and defeated him once in between, taking two sets to win DreamHack Austin 2016. He added another silver medal to his collection at Get On My Level 2016, where he defeated Hungrybox in Loser's Finals but lost in Grand Finals 3-1 to Leffen.

At WTFox 2, Mang0 breezed through bracket playing only Marth before playing Wizzrobe in winner's semis where he won in a close game 5 set 3-2. He then faced Armada in winner's finals, where he once again brought out a Marth pick for the Final Destination match before winning the set 3-1. He then faced Armada in Grand Finals, where he cleanly swept Armada 3-0 to win his first tournament with Armada present since The Big House 4.

EVO 2016 became the largest Melee tournament of all time, with 2,372 entrants. Mang0 swiftly breeze through the bracket until he encountered Plup where Mango was defeated 2-1. Crusing through the losers bracket, Mang0 was able to swiftly 2-0 Zhu and managed to enter top 8 losers side. In top 8 losers side at the largest Melee tournament of all time, Mango was able to take down PewPewU at 2-1 and Mew2King 2-1. After his wins against Mew2King and PewPewU, Mang0's losers run fell short as Hungrybox, who grew very dominant throughout early 2016, defeated Mango 2-1, placing Mango at 4th.

Mang0 entered The Big House 6 and swept through the entire bracket (with exception to a very close battle in winners quarters against The Moon, who he beat 3-2) up to the winners side of Top 8, where he defeated Armada 3-2 and Ice 3-0 to qualify for Grand Finals. He faced Armada once again in Grand Finals. Despite Armada resetting the bracket 3-1, he ended up winning 3-2, with very close games in both sets of Grand Finals, and once again taking the title of champion of The Big House.

2017: From Temporary Decline to Resurgence[edit]

Mango winning Royal Flush, ending Armada's 7-month winning spree.

Mang0 competed at GENESIS 4. He swept through pools and Top 32, 2-0ing and 3-0ing all players he faced (with the exception of Hungrybox, whom Mango surpassed with a 3-1 victory in winner's quarters). In top 8 however, he lost against Armada 3-1 and he confronted against his rival, Leffen. In a spectacular comeback, he beat Leffen 3-2, Hungrybox 3-1, and Mew2King 3-1 to move on to Grand Finals where he faced Armada once again. Nonetheless, he lost in Grand Finals against Armada in an anti-climatic, 3-0 finish.

After GENESIS, Mang0's performance had notably declined throughout January to May 2017 due to his random losses and inconsistent placings. In Smash Summit Spring 2017, Mang made an embarrassing 9th place finish. Mang0 started out beating Ice 3-0, but he dropped to losers bracket when he lost to Plup in a 3-0 fashion. In the losers bracket, Mang0 lost to Axe 3-1 and finally, losing to ChuDat 3-2. At Frame Perfect Series 2, Mang0 made a devastating loss in top 32 where he was defeated by Drunksloth in a 3-0 fashion. In the losers bracket, he made a reverse 3-0 against King Momo but he was defeated by Kels 3-1, ending his losers run at 13th place. At Smash Rivalries, Mango made a clutch win against PewPewU 3-2 but lost once again to ChuDat in winners and to Axe 3-1 in losers. In DreamHack Austin 2017, Mang0 swept through pools and defeated Duck 3-2 and Leffen 3-0. However, for the third time, Mang0 lost to ChuDat by 3-1 and was sent to losers where he lost to Mew2King 3-1, ending his run at 4th place.

After his embarrassing losses against ChuDat and his inconsistent placings throughout early 2017, Mang0 made his resurgence by winning Royal Flush on Mother's Day. Mango started off strong in pools by 2-0ing players he met at pools. After pools, he swept through top 32 winners by 3-0ing Mafia and La Luna. In winner's quarters, he quickly took down MikeHaze 3-0 but lost to Armada in a close 3-2 in winner's semis. Pursuing retaliation, he made it to Grand Finals as he reverse 3-0 Shroomed, 3-0 Druggedfox, and 3-1 Hungrybox. Mango and Armada made a rematch once again in Grand Finals. Despite Armada's dominance, Mang0 ended up winning 3-2 twice, with very close games in both sets in Grand Finals, obtaining the title as the champion of Royal Flush. Mang0 also notably finished Armada's 7-month winning spree, in which Armada won every tournament he entered since The Big House 6, which he had also lost to Mang0.

Since Royal Flush, Mang0 had maintained his consistency throughout 2017 like his notable placement at EVO 2017. EVO 2017, despite the decrease amount of entrants in comparison to its predecessor, is still one of the biggest Melee tournaments of all time, at 1428 entrants. In this tournament, Mango swiftly cruise throughout pools and top 32 winners while able to 2-0 Swedish Delight and 2-1 Prince Abu. In top 8 winner's semis, he knocked the previous EVO Champion, Hungrybox, into losers in a 2-1 victory. Nevertheless, Mang0 wasn't able to pass through winner's finals as his rival, Armada, was able to swiftly 3-0 Mango out of winners. Pursuing retaliation once again, he made it to Grand Finals as he eliminated Hungrybox 3-2. Mang0 and Armada made a rematch once again in Grand Finals. Unlike their previous rematch at Royal Flush, where their matches were extremely close, EVO's Grand Finals was merely lopsided to Armada's favor as Mang0 was stumped by Armada's strong dominance. Losing to Armada 3-1, Mang0 placed 2nd at EVO 2017.

Super Smash Con 2017 was held once again in 2017. Mang0 finished phase 1 and phase 2 pools, defeating Crush 3-1. Throughout winners, he first faced Axe; after taking a game against Axe, Mang0 and Axe did the unexpected and switched from their mains to their secondaries: Mang0 as Mario and Axe as Young Link. In a close match, Axe's Young Link clutched the game against the former Scorpion Master. After Axe took the game, the two competitors switched back to their mains where Mang0 defeated Axe in a close 3-2. Riding the winners bracket into top 8, Mang0 defeated Mew2King 3-1, Plup 3-2 and made it to Grand Finals. During Grand Finals, Mang0 swiftly 3-0 Mew2King and was declared as the champion of Super Smash Con 2017, maintaining his title from the previous year.

At Shine 2017, Mang0 swept through top 96 and defeated Captain Smuckers 3-0, PewPewU 3-2, and finally defeated ChuDat 3-1, heading to top 8 winners. In top 8 winners, Mang0 defeated Plup 3-0 but lost to Hungrybox 3-1, forcing Mango to be sent to losers. In loser's finals, Mang0 made a convincing 3-0 against S2J. On Grand Finals, Mang0 was defeated by Hungrybox in a close 3-2 set. Unable to reset Grand Finals and losing to Hungrybox, Mang0 secured his placement at 2nd.

During top 32 winners of DreamHack Denver 2017, Mango defeated NMW 3-0, and ChuDat 3-1. Into top 8, Mango defeated Axe 3-1 while losing one game as Mario. However, Mang0 lost to Hungrybox 3-2 and was sent to losers bracket. In Loser's Finals, Mang0 defeated Axe 3-0 while getting vengeance with Mario in the set. In Grand Finals, Hungrybox defeated Mango 3-1, securing Mang0's spot as 2nd place.

The Big House 7 was a profound tournament in 2017. In top 64, Mang0 was capable to run through winners while able to defeat Professor Pro and Shroomed but was quickly stopped by Leffen with a 3-0 loss. Throughout loser's top 16, Mang0 eliminated Crush 3-1 and Wizzrobe 3-1. After Mango had defeated Wizzrobe, the two "Non-Gods", Leffen and Plup, were able to defeat Hungrybox and Armada. The latter, Plup, became the second person to defeat all "Gods", with Plup beating Armada 3-1, earning his status as a "God-Slayer". This marks the first tournament ever where there is not one single "God" at Winner's Finals since the Era of the Five Gods (with Leffen and Plup, the God-Slayers, earning their spots in Winner's Finals by eliminating the four competing Gods). Coincidentally, all of the "Gods" with the exception of PPMD (who is currently inactive), made it in and competed against each other in top 6 loser's bracket. Mang0 unfortunately lost to Armada 3-1 in losers' quarters, securing a 5th place finish.

2018: Inconsistency against Top Players and Slight Decline[edit]

At GENESIS 5, Mang0 breezed through most of Top 32, before falling to Plup 2-3 in Winners Quarter-Final. He then preceded to eliminate Wizzrobe and Axe before losing to Leffen 2-3, placing 5th. His next tournament was The Mango, a tournament that he had helped organize; despite this, Mang0 chose to sandbag and played Captain Falcon, losing to Kalamazhu and Glitch, placing 17th. Mango then went to Full Bloom 4, where he blew through top 32, defeating Duck and aMSa, before being destroyed by Leffen 3-0. He then preceded to eliminate SFAT, Wizzrobe, and win his dominant rematch with Leffen 3-0 to make it to Grand Finals, where he lost to Hungrybox 3-1, placing 2nd.

For the sixth time in a row, Mang0 was invited to Smash Summit 6. During pools, Mang0 pulled off an impressive run by defeating everyone in his pool, including Armada and Hungrybox with Falco (the first time either had lost a full set to Falco in years), while making it to the winner's side of bracket. However, Mang0 then lost to Zain 2-3 and, later, to Hungrybox 3-1, placing 7th. In doubles, Mango teamed with SFAT, defeating n0ne/Wizzrobe, Mew2King/Plup, and Armada/Leffen to make it to Grand Finals. However, they were then double-eliminated by Armada/Leffen 2-3 and 3-0, placing 2nd.

At Smash 'N' Splash 4, Mang0 swept through his pool and most of Top 64 until he was sent to Loser's Bracket by Mew2King 2-3. In Loser's, he defeated Wizzrobe before losing to Zain 0-3, placing 7th. At his next tournament, Low Tier City 6, Mang0 was upset by ARMY 2-3 in Top 64. He then preceded to defeat Tai and AbsentPage 3-1 and 3-0, respectively, before losing to Armada 1-3, placing 5th. Mang0 similarly placed 5th at EVO 2018, making it to Winner's Top 8 but losing to both Plup and Armada 0-2. Despite his consistent results, Mang0 was inconsistent against top players; furthermore, he had only made it to Grand Finals once at that point, while failing to win a tournament. As such, Mang0 dropped to 6th on the first Melee PGR.

At Super Smash Con 2018, Mang0 lost to Flipsy in Phase 2. He then subsequently dropped out of the tournament, citing that he was too tired, and placed 65th; not only did he fail to defend his title from last year, but it was also his lowest placement to date. This caused a lot of backlash from his fans, who threatened to unsubscribe from his Twitch channel; Mang0 then proceeded to say that he had spent a lot of time streaming and taking care of a family, while telling the haters that "they couldn't make it in sandals." [1] Thankfully, Mang0 was able to perform significantly better at Shine 2018. In Top 8, Mang0 was able to defeat Plup's Fox 3-1 before losing to Zain 2-3 and Hungrybox 0-3, placing 3rd.

Mang0's next tournament was The Big House 8, where he stormed through to Winner's Top 8 without dropping a game. In Winner's Semis he met Leffen; there they had a close and intense set, but Mang0 ultimately triumphed 3-1. Mang0 advanced to face Hungrybox in Winner's Finals and lost 0-3, notably bringing out his Fox for the first time in tournament since he had met Hungrybox seven months earlier at Full Bloom 4. He then played Plup in Loser's Finals, switching back to Falco, but fell 0-3 once more. Losing 0-6 to MPGR's #1 and #2 players, Mango was out at 3rd, ending his legacy of even-numbered Big House victories.

2019: Breaking the Dry Streak and Further Inconsistency[edit]

At GENESIS 6, Mang0 was upset in pools by Magi, but managed to make a big loser's run until being 3-0'd by aMSa, placing 5th. His next tournament was Pound 2019, where he finally beat Hungrybox again, and proceeded to beat Plup in Winner's Finals to enter Grand Finals through winner's, looking poised to finally take a major after over a year. However, he lost 2 heartbreaking sets to Hungrybox in Grands to get 2nd.

At Get On My Level 2019, despite nearly losing to Swedish Delight early, he pulled out in a Game 5 last hit set, proceed to 3-0 SFAT, then dominated Leffen in Winner's Finals 3-0, including a 4-stock game 1. Again, Mang0 found himself in Grands. This time, he dispatched of his adversary Axe convincingly, 3-stocking him in Game 5 to claim his first major victory in almost 2 years.

However, at Smash 'N' Splash 5, Mang0 was sent to loser's early by aMSa again, and was 3-1'd by Leffen in top 8 loser's, getting just 7th. His next tournament was Smash Summit 8, where he looked strong in pools, emerging 3-0 and the 1st seed after swiss, notably defeating former demon Zain as well as Plup. However, he was immediately sent to loser's by Axe, where he was defeated by rising star iBDW, placing him 9th, his first finish outside of top 8 since Smash Summit Spring 2017. Despite a major victory, his continued inconsistency had him repeat his previous ranking at 5th on the Summer 2019 Melee PGR.

Mang0's summer would prove equally disappointing. At Low Tier City 7, Mang0 would fall to his old demon Zain again, before being eliminated in 4th by Hungrybox. At Super Smash Con 2019, Mang0 would lose again to Zain, pitting him against his new demon aMSa. After losing games 1 and 3, he switched to Fox to win game 4, but was defeated in game 5, giving him his 3rd loss to aMSa this year and placing him at 9th, outside of top 8 yet again. At Smash Camp: End of Summer, Mang0 lost to Zain for the 3rd tournament in a row, before being dispatched by Spark, getting 5th place. Then, at arguably his most disappointing tournament this year, Mang0 would lose to ARMY at Mainstage, and would be beaten by his long time friend Lucky for the first time ever in tournament, getting just 13th. At this point, Mango looked like a shell of his former self, having failed to win, or even place top 3, all summer and losing to a multitude of different players and characters.

Going into The Big House 9, Mang0 was seeded just 6th due to his paltry recent results. He started strong, defeating Fiction before losing to Leffen in Winner's Semis, pitting him against Hungrybox for 5th. However, Mang0 shocked the world by coming out strong, 3-1'ing the #1 player and eliminating Hungrybox at 5th. Next, he faced Fiction in a runback from Winner's, and although Fiction looked strong, being up 2-1, Mang0 took game 4 and narrowly won a nail-biter game 5 set where he made an amazing comeback. In Loser's Finals, he again faced Leffen, who also went up 2-1 before Mang0 narrowly won game 4 and then pulled away in game 5 to reach Grands against his demon Zain. There, in 2 back-and-forth game 5 sets, Mango pulled out the victory, breaking the dry spell and claiming his 4th Big House in an emphatic fashion.

At Rising Stars at EGLX 2019, Mang0 would lose to n0ne in Winner's, marking his first loss to a Captain Falcon player in over a decade. He was subsequently eliminated by Hungrybox for 5th. However, at Mango's Birthday Bash, his own birthday tournament, Mang0 would come out swinging, defeating n0ne, Zain, the red-hot Hax, and then Hungrybox without dropping a set, taking his 3rd major. On the 2019 Melee PGR Mang0 was ranked 3rd, barely edged out of 2nd by Leffen, whose consistency across the entire year was valued slightly higher than Mango's peaks.

2020: The Switch to Online Play[edit]

At GENESIS 7, Mang0 defeated his 2019 demon aMSa as well as Leffen before losing to Zain, and was eliminated by Hungrybox for 3rd place. Mang0's final in-person tournament of the year was Smash Summit 9, where he dropped sets to Hungrybox and Plup to again finish 3rd. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the suspension of in-person tournaments, Mang0 continued to enter Melee events via netplay, which was greatly augmented in June via the introduction of Project Slippi's rollback netcode. The resulting improvements to online play led an air of legitimacy to online tournaments, leading Mango and other top players to grind seriously for the chance to win them. Zain emerged as Mang0's primary rival for online dominance, and outside of tournaments the two would grind on their respective streams, often playing each other for Twitch subscriptions using mains and secondaries.

Mang0 closed out the year by dominantly winning Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 3, dropping only 3 games the entire tournament. Despite the absence of any formal rankings for the year due to the pandemic and the lack of consensus regarding the legitimacy of online play, the end of 2020 saw Mang0 and Zain widely considered to be the top 2 North American players.


With Fox, Mang0 is known for his excellent neutral game, featuring incredible dash-dancing, aggressive running shine cross-ups, and running shield mix-ups. With Falco, Mang0 is known for creativity, excellent use of crouch cancels and shine out-of-shield to start combos and an unparalleled ability to dominate otherwise amazing players when the crowd is behind him. Mango is known for having world-class DI, great recovery, as well as reading and reacting to his opponent's poor choices.

Mang0 is also capable of playing many characters at a very high level, including Mario, Jigglypuff, Falcon, and Marth. He often has demonstrated (and pointed out himself) that his Jigglypuff in particular still influences his usage of aerial movement with his other characters in tournament, such as in this moment during GOML 2016. Mango will play Falcon occasionally for styling or when playing a ditto match. An infamous set where he played Falcon and Marth against Hax, who had recently changed to Fox, was in Winner's Quarterfinals at The Big House 4. Mango won the set 3-1 and had a notably memetic play where he walked up slowly and down smashed for a KO. After that, he closed out the last two games of the set with Marth, which he rarely used in tournaments at the time.

However, Mang0's performance can be wildly inconsistent, as seen with his 17th placing at HTC Throwdown. His unorthodox and usually unsafe approach to the game has led to several upsets from lower ranked players, such as Westballz, MacD, DruggedFox, Axe, Hax, and Wobbles. He has since worked on mixing in defense and zoning along with his signature aggressive style, which had seen some success against Hungrybox and Armada.


Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]


Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
SSBMRank 2013 January - November 2013 1st FoxHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png
Summer 2014 SSBMRank January - May 2014 2nd FalcoHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
SSBMRank 2014 January - October 2014 1st FoxHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png
Summer 2015 SSBMRank January - July 2015 3rd FoxHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png
SSBMRank 2015 January - November 2015 4th FalcoHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
SSBMRank 2016 January 15th - December 4th, 2016 3rd FoxHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png
Summer 2017 SSBMRank December 10th, 2016 - June 18th, 2017 3rd FalcoHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png
SSBMRank 2017 December 10th, 2016 - December 10th, 2017 3rd FalcoHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.pngMarioHeadSSBM.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
Summer 2018 MPGR December 15th, 2017 - July 1st, 2018 6th FalcoHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
MPGR 2018 December 15th, 2017 - December 16th, 2018 5th FalcoHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
Summer 2019 MPGR December 17th, 2018 - June 30th, 2019 5th FalcoHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
MPGR 2019 December 17th, 2018 - December 8th, 2019 3rd FalcoHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
MPGR Summer 2022 March 1st - July 11th, 2022 11th FalcoHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
SSBMRank 2022 March 1st - December 18th, 2022 3rd FalcoHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
SSBMRank Summer 2023 December 19th, 2022 - July 23rd, 2023 6th FalcoHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.pngDrMarioHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png
SSBMRank 2023 December 19th, 2022 - December 17th, 2023 8th FalcoHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.pngDrMarioHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner Earnings
Pomona Tournament 2/4 February 4th, 2007 7th 1st HugS
Westminster Biweekly 2/17 February 17th, 2007 13th 3rd Lucky
Just Smash 3 February 24th, 2007 2nd 1st DSF
Westminster Biweekly 3/3 March 3rd, 2007 2nd 4th Lucky
UCLA Monthlies II March 24th, 2007 9th 4th Lucky
Super Smash Royale III April 28th, 2007 5th 5th Lucky
UCLA Monthlies III May 26th, 2007 4th 7th Lucky
Zero Challenge 3 July 20th-22nd, 2007 25th 5th Lucky
EVO West July 27th-29th, 2007 7th
EVO World 2007 August 24th-26th, 2007 3rd $1,000
Super Champ Combo September 29th-30th, 2007 3rd 3rd Lucky $400
Southern Arizona Smash Tournament 2 October 13th, 2007 1st 1st Lucky
UCLA Monthlies IV: The Return December 1st, 2007 1st (Split) 1st Lucky $240
SoCal Best of 2007 December 29th, 2007 1st (Split) 1st Lucky
UCSD Winter Smash II January 12th-13th, 2008 1st 1st Lucky $876
Pound 3 February 2nd-3rd, 2008 1st 2nd Forward
UCLA Monthlies V: Melee Strikes Back March 1st, 2008 5th 1st Lucky
Triweekly XIX June 1st, 2008 1st 1st Tofu
UCLA VII: Avalanche November 9th, 2008 1st 2nd Romeo
SCSA West Coast Circuit December 6th, 2008 1st 1st PsychoMidget $132
West Coast Smash League December 20th-21st, 2008 1st 1st PsychoMidget
SCSA West Coast Circuit #2 January 31st, 2009 1st 1st Lucky $175
Quakfest 14: It's Dark And Effing Cold February 7th, 2009 1st 5th P
UCLA Revival February 15th, 2009 1st 2nd Tofu
Revival of Melee March 7th-8th, 2009 1st 1st PC Chris $675
Mango Juice March 21st, 2009 1st 1st Lucky $717
SCSA West Coast Circuit #3 March 28th, 2009 1st 1st Soid $105
CGC @ SFSU VII April 4th, 2009 1st 1st Lucky $147
Smashpocalypse VII April 18th, 2009 1st 4th JFox
Mass Madness 15 April 18th-19th, 2009 2nd 2nd G$
Event 52: MWC May 23rd-24th, 2009 1st 1st G$ $675
SCSA West Coast Circuit #4 May 30th, 2009 1st 1st Lucky $249
Mass Madness 16: Mango Madness June 13th-14th, 2009 1st 1st G$
Gigabits Freedom to Melee June 27th, 2009 1st 1st Lucky
GENESIS July 10th-12th, 2009 1st 3rd Lucky $2,280
SMYM 10 August 1st, 2009 1st 1st G$
S.N.E.S. August 21st-23rd, 2009 1st 1st Darc
Active Gamers September 26th-27th, 2009 1st 1st Lucky $1,000
CGC @ SFSU XII October 10th, 2009 1st 7th Lucky $150
Pat's House November 14th-15th, 2009 1st 1st G$ $932
Revival of Melee 2 November 21st-22nd, 2009 4th 1st Lucky $80
Winterfest December 18th-20th, 2009 1st 1st G$ $637
Pound 4 January 16th-18th, 2010 1st 1st Lucky
SCSA West Coast Circuit #5 January 30th, 2010 1st 2nd Alex19
2GG Presents: Champ's Biweekly February 27th, 2010 1st 1st Alex19
NCT & 2GG Presents: Nice Shot Hugo March 27th, 2010 33rd 7th Alex19
TourneyPlay #5 May 8th-9th, 2010 2nd 3rd Alex19 $78
Grev Monthly IX June 27th-28th, 2010 1st 1st PsychoMidget $96
Grev Monthly X July 17th, 2010 2nd 1st PsychoMidget $52
Good Shit German July 24th, 2010 2nd 2nd Alex19 $252
Apex 2010 August 6th-8th, 2010 25th 1st Lucky
Revival of Melee 3 November 20th-21st, 2010 9th 1st Lucky
2GG Battle Frontier December 11th, 2010 1st ? ?
Don't Go Down There Jeff December 18th-19th, 2010 5th 1st Lucky
Winter Game Fest VI January 22nd-23rd, 2011 2nd 2nd Alex19 $300
Pound V February 19th-21st, 2011 17th 2nd G$
2GG Tatsumaki IV March 26th, 2011 2nd 2nd Alex19
2GG 1.4 May 7th, 2011 1st 1st Lucky
Zenith 2011 May 28th-29th, 2011 2nd G$
Grev Monthly XIV July 2nd, 2011 1st
GENESIS 2 July 15th-17th, 2011 2nd 1st Lucky $1,698
No Johns Bi-weekly September 3rd, 2011 3rd 1st milktea
Battle Arena Melbourne 3 October 2nd, 2011 1st 1st Redact
Sudden Death IV November 5th, 2011 2nd 2nd Hazz $84
Revival of Melee 4 November 19th-20th, 2011 1st 2nd G$ $1,100
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 3rd 4th G$ $804
UCSB: Another Melee Tournament May 12th, 2012 1st 2nd Westballz
IMPULSE June 30th-July 1st, 2012 1st 1st PPMD $383
Rule 6: NorCal Regional July 29th, 2012 1st 2nd Lucky $450
MELEE-FC10R Legacy August 12th-14th, 2012 1st 1st DoH $1,000
Rule 6 August August 25th, 2012 1st 1st SFAT $135
O.X.Y: The Documentary?! September 23rd, 2012 1st $69
The Big House 2 October 6th-7th, 2012 1st 1st SFAT $684
Kings of Cali November 10th, 2012 2nd 1st Lucky $228
Rule 6 January January 6th, 2013 1st 1st S2J $147
Apex 2013 January 11th-13th, 2013 4th 4th DoH $392
SWEET IX: Winter Opener January 19th, 2013 1st 1st Slarty $303
B.E.A.S.T 3 April 3rd-7th, 2013 1st 1st Scar $4,450
Kings of Cali 2 April 13th-14th, 2013 1st 2nd Scar $432
NorCal Regionals 2013 April 26th, 2013 2nd 1st Scar $146
Vindication May 11th, 2013 1st 2nd S2J $461
Zenith 2013 June 1st-2nd, 2013 1st 4th Scar $630
IMPULSE 2013 June 15th-16th, 2013 1st 1st Unknown522 $393
EVO 2013 July 12th-14th, 2013 1st 2nd Lucky $3,205
Super Smash Sundays 1 August 11th, 2013 1st 1st Tafokints $264
LanHammer 2013 August 17th-18th, 2013 2nd $450
Super Smash Sundays 3 September 8th, 2013 5th 3rd Scar
The Shape of Melee to Come 2 September 14th, 2013 1st 1st Juggleguy
Pound V.5 November 9th, 2013 2nd 1st Mew2King $285
Fight Pitt III November 23rd, 2013 2nd 3rd Lauren $330
The Shape of Melee to Come 3 December 21st, 2013 5th 2nd Lauren $36
SWEET XIII January 11th, 2014 1st 1st Carroll $454
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 3rd 2nd Lucky $1,152
Y-Town Throwdown I February 8th, 2014 1st 1st Abate $506
Goast House March March 2nd, 2014 2nd 2nd Lauren
Revival of Melee 7 March 8th-9th, 2014 1st 5th Hazz $847
Fight Pitt IV April 19th, 2014 1st 1st Mew2King $696
WHOBO MLG May 3rd-4th, 2014 1st 1st Hax $306
Get On My Level 2014 May 10th-11th, 2014 1st 2nd Toph $1,091
A New Hope May 24th, 2014 1st 1st Beegs
SKTAR 3 May 31st-June 1st, 2014 3rd 2nd PPMD $284
Super SWEET June 7th-8th, 2014 3rd 2nd Scar $240
MLG Anaheim 2014 June 20th-22nd, 2014 1st 2nd Lucky $5,000
CEO 2014 June 27th-29th, 2014 2nd $548
Kings of Cali 4 July 5th-6th, 2014 1st 3rd Scar $930
EVO 2014 July 11th-13th, 2014 1st 7th Lucky $5,820
Carroll Fest 5 August 16th, 2014 1st 1st Juggleguy $463
Smash the Record August 22nd-25th, 2014 3rd 2nd Colbol
The Shape of Melee to Come 5 September 27th, 2014 2nd $200
The Big House 4 October 4th-5th, 2014 1st 9th Scar $2,280
Super Smash Sundays 28 October 26th, 2014 33rd
Do You Fox Wit It? November 15th-16th, 2014 2nd Lucky
B.E.A.S.T 5 January 9th-11th, 2015 3rd 3rd Baxon $594
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 4th 5th Lucky $1,807
Mayhem April 2015 April 4th, 2015 1st $440
I'm Not Yelling! April 11th-12th, 2015 2nd 4th Lucky $1,187
MVG Sandstorm April 18th-19th, 2015 5th 33rd HugS $173
Mayhem May 2015 May 2nd, 2015 1st $335
Press Start May 9th-10th, 2015 1st 3rd Lucky $2,500
Battle Arena Melbourne 7 May 24th, 2015 1st 9th Meredy $1,866
Mayhem June 2015 June 6th, 2015 2nd $352.50
CEO 2015 June 26th-28th, 2015 3rd 5th S2J $783
WTFox July 10th-11th, 2015 2nd 2nd Leffen $610
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 5th 9th Lucky $373
Paragon Los Angeles 2015 September 5th-6th, 2015 1st $2,988
HTC Throwdown September 19th, 2015 17th 4th Lucky
The Big House 5 October 2nd-4th, 2015 4th 65th Alex19 $1,453
Smash Summit November 5th-8th, 2015 2nd 3rd Lucky $5,927
DreamHack Winter 2015 November 26th-29th, 2015 5th 4th S2J $600
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 2nd 129th S2J $4,376
PAX Arena January 29th-31st, 2016 2nd 3rd S2J $875
Battle of the Five Gods March 17th-19th, 2016 2nd $5,000
Pound 2016 April 2nd-3rd, 2016 2nd $3,499
Smash Summit 2 April 20th-24th, 2016 4th 3rd S2J $1,944
Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo April 29th-May 1st, 2016 2nd 3rd Duck $1,506
DreamHack Austin 2016 May 5th-May 8th, 2016 1st $4,700
Get On My Level 2016 May 20th-22nd, 2016 2nd 2nd Lucky $1,539
Low Tier City 4 June 18th-19th, 2016 2nd 1st Lucky $1,273
WTFox 2 July 1st-3rd, 2016 1st $4,081
EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 4th $948
Clutch City Clash August 6th-7th, 2016 3rd $558
Super Smash Con 2016 August 11th-14th, 2016 1st 2nd S2J $5,170
Shine 2016 August 26th-28th, 2016 3rd $994
The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 1st $6,252
Smash Summit 3 November 3rd-6th, 2016 4th 4th S2J $1,620
DreamHack Winter 2016 November 24th-27th, 2016 4th $1,500
UGC Smash Open December 2nd-4th, 2016 13th $89
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 2nd $3,408
Smash Summit Spring 2017 March 2nd-5th, 2017 9th 3rd Lucky $1,028
Frame Perfect Series 2 March 17th-19th, 2017 13th
Smash Rivalries April 8th-9th, 2017 7th 1st Lucky $100
DreamHack Austin 2017 April 28th-30th, 2017 4th 1st SFAT $700
Royal Flush May 12th-14th, 2017 1st 9th Lucky $3,324
Smash 'N' Splash 3 June 2nd-4th, 2017 5th $674
EVO 2017 July 14th-16th, 2017 2nd $2,870
Super Smash Con 2017 August 10th-13th, 2017 1st $4,914
Shine 2017 August 25th-27th, 2017 2nd 2nd Mew2King $2,312
The Big House 7 October 6th-8th, 2017 5th $761
DreamHack Denver 2017 October 20th-22nd, 2017 2nd $2,000
Smash Summit 5 November 2nd-5th, 2017 4th 5th S2J $6,281.85
Super FamiCon 2017 November 17th-19th, 2017 7th 2nd n0ne
GENESIS 5 January 19th-21st, 2018 5th $367
The Mango March 18th, 2018 17th
Full Bloom 4 March 24th-25th, 2018 2nd $1,085
Smash Summit 6 May 3rd-6th, 2018 7th 2nd SFAT $660
Smash 'N' Splash 4 June 1st-3rd, 2018 7th 3rd Mew2King $356
Low Tier City 6 July 27th-29th, 2018 5th $155.70
EVO 2018 August 3rd-5th, 2018 5th $270.60
Super Smash Con 2018 August 9th-12th, 2018 65th
Shine 2018 August 24th-26th, 2018 3rd $909.47
The Big House 8 October 5th-7th, 2018 3rd $1,238.40
GameTyrant Expo 2018 November 2nd-4th, 2018 2nd $1,500
The Mang0: Homecoming November 10th-11th, 2018 65th
Smash Summit 7 November 15th-18th, 2018 3rd 5th Leffen $6,149
GENESIS 6 February 1st-3rd, 2019 5th $556.50
Pound 2019 April 19th-21st, 2019 2nd $1,623
Get On My Level 2019 May 17th-19th, 2019 1st $2,520
Smash 'N' Splash 5 May 31st-June 2nd, 2019 7th $334.50
Smash Summit 8 June 13th-17th, 2019 9th 1st S2J $789
Low Tier City 7 July 12th-14th, 2019 4th
Super Smash Con 2019 August 8th-11th, 2019 9th $42
Smash Camp: End of Summer September 14th-15th, 2019 5th
Mainstage September 20th-22nd, 2019 13th
The Big House 9 October 4th-6th, 2019 1st $3,636
Rising Stars at EGLX 2019 October 18th-20th, 2019 5th $500.50
Mango's Birthday Bash December 7th-8th, 2019 1st 1st Plup $3,000
GENESIS 7 January 24th-26th, 2020 3rd 9th Lucky $494
Smash Summit 9 February 13th-16th, 2020 3rd $9,016
Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 2Online July 25th-26th, 2020 2nd $4,000.16
THE CLG MIXUPOnline September 26th, 2020 1st $800
Slippi Champions League - Season 1 Week 1Online October 11th, 2020 1st $1,600
Slippi Champions League - Season 1 Week 2Online October 18th, 2020 3rd $400
Slippi Champions League - Season 1 Week 3Online October 25th, 2020 5th $250
Slippi Champions League - Season 1 Week 4Online October 31st, 2020 5th $250
Smash Summit 10 OnlineOnline November 19th-22nd, 2020 2nd $2,302.65
Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 3Online December 19th-20th, 2020 1st $8,250.34
Four Loko Fight NightOnline March 6th-7th, 2021 9th
Summit Champions League - Season 2 Week 1Online April 11th, 2021 1st $640
Summit Champions League - Season 2 Week 2Online April 18th, 2021 2nd $320
Summit Champions League - Season 2 Week 3Online May 2nd, 2021 3rd $160
Summit Champions League - Season 2 Week 4Online May 9th, 2021 2nd $1,000
Netplay for PalestineOnline May 21st, 2021 7th null
Smash Summit 11 July 15th-18th, 2021 1st $46,611.60
Smash Summit 12 December 9th-12th, 2021 2nd $8,533.35
Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 4 Online January 29th-30th, 2022 2nd $5,400
GENESIS 8 April 15th-17th, 2022 9th $232.80
Pound 2022 April 22nd-24th, 2022 13th
Smash Summit 13 May 12th-15th, 2022 9th $593.26
Get On My Level 2022 July 1st-3rd, 2022 5th $191.40
Phantom 2022 July 16th-17th, 2022 3rd
Wavedash 2022 August 6th-7th, 2022 4th $393.75
Super Smash Con 2022 August 11th-14th, 2022 1st $3,208
Shine 2022 August 26th-28th, 2022 5th $356
Lost Tech City 2022 September 30th-October 2nd, 2022 1st 2nd SFAT
The Big House 10 October 7th-9th, 2022 2nd $3,964
Ludwig Smash Invitational October 21st-23rd, 2022 7th $2,100
Smash Summit 14 November 3rd-6th, 2022 1st $15,930
Mainstage 2022 December 2nd-4th, 2022 1st
Scuffed World Tour December 18th, 2022 3rd
GENESIS 9 January 20th-22nd, 2023 97th 3rd aMSa
Battle of BC 5 May 19th-21st, 2023 9th
Tipped Off 14: Resurgence June 3rd-4th, 2023 2nd / 344 $1,029
Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 5 July 7th-9th, 2023 5th / 16 $3,000
Get On My Level 2023 July 21st-23rd, 2023 2nd / 764
Smash Factor X July 28th-30th, 2023 7th / 137
Super Smash Con 2023 August 10th-13th, 2023 5th / 860
The Off-Season 2 September 23rd-24th, 2023 5th / 263
The Big House 11 October 20th-22nd, 2023 3rd / 1,011
GENESIS X February 16th-18th, 2024 9th / 1,544
Full Bloom 2024 February 24th-25th, 2024 5th / 351 ???
Collision 2024 March 15th-17th, 2024 5th / 494 ???
Battle of BC 6 March 29th-31st, 2024 5th / 398 ???
Pat's House 4 April 27th-28th, 2024 2nd / 307 ???
Get On My Level X May 17th-19th, 2024 4th / 770 ???
Tipped Off 15: Connected June 15th-16th, 2024 1st / 513 ???

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
The Big House 2 October 6th-7th, 2012 2nd
B.E.A.S.T 3 April 3rd-7th, 2013 2nd
IMPULSE 2013 June 15th-16th, 2013 1st
Pound V.5 November 9th, 2013 3rd
WHOBO MLG May 3rd-4th, 2014 3rd
SKTAR 3 May 31st-June 1st, 2014 33rd
Super SWEET June 7th-8th, 2014 5th
CEO 2014 June 27th-29th, 2014 17th
The Big House 4 October 4th-5th, 2014 33rd
B.E.A.S.T 5 January 9th-11th, 2015 1st
Battle Arena Melbourne 7 May 22nd-24th, 2015 2nd
Low Tier City 4 June 18th-19th, 2016 9th Lucky

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Get On My Level 2014 May 10th-11th, 2014 25th

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 June 12th, 2018 4th
GENESIS 6 February 1st-3rd, 2019 193rd
Ultimate Nimbus March 3rd, 2019 33rd
Smash Ultimate Summit March 8th-10th, 2019 13th
Low Tide City 2021 October 1st-3rd, 2021 513th

Controversy and public image[edit]

Despite being known as one of the most skilled Melee players ever, and a consistent crowd favorite, Mango has been the center of a handful of controversial situations earlier on in his career. Such situations usually concern his divisive style of humor, or the sometimes abrasive and brief delivery of comments and criticism to others.

The most notorious example of this is his reddit AMA created after his EVO 2013 win. Many observers criticized Mango's responses for lacking substance, as well as proper grammar, and the thread exploded when Hungrybox wrote a lengthy comment criticizing Mango's allegedly poor treatment and respect of him. Mango's response became one of the most downvoted reddit comments of all time, and following the AMA, many criticized Mango for creating a negative image of Melee and being a poor representative of the community.

However, Mango would later take part in a follow-up interview with Hungrybox conducted by Melee It On Me, where they cleared up their misunderstandings. Additionally, after Mango established himself as a popular Twitch streamer, he has since been seen more favorably by both outside observers and individuals in the Melee community who disliked him in the past, due to his improved conduct compared to his 2007-2013 self. Both Hungrybox and Mango himself have established as late as April 2019 on their respective Twitch streams that they no longer have any animosity towards each other.

During the EVO 2015 awards ceremony, Mango threw his fifth place medal into the crowd, and gave a thumbs-down as Hungrybox received his second-place medal, causing many spectators to boo him. While some argue that his medal-throwing was unsportsmanlike, and done out of Mango's disappointment at not capturing first place, others believe that the gesture was done out of respect for his fans. Mango has since thrown his medal several more times at major tournaments, including after placing 1st at Get On My Level 2019.


  • Mango is the only player to have competed at every Smash Summit for Melee. Despite this fact, Mango was unable to win any of the Summits until Smash Summit 11 in 2021, almost 6 years after the tournament’s creation.
  • Mango's son, born October 14th, 2013, has his middle name taken from Mango's gamertag; his full name is Joseph Mango Marquez. He is also referred to as "Jojo".
  • At HTC Throwdown, Mango placed 17th. This was his lowest placing at a national since he had sandbagged as Scorpion Master over 5 years earlier. He was upset by Druggedfox and MacD, who both beat him 2-1. Due to this poor placement, he jokingly insists that he only flew to San Francisco that weekend specifically to guest star in episode 5 of the "Scar and Toph Show", and smashers used various nicknames for Mango such as "Mango17" (in reference to Alex19) or simply threw around the number whenever his HTC Throwdown placement is mentioned or alluded to in a Twitch broadcast.
    • At UGC Smash Open, he placed 13th, losing to MikeHaze and getting eliminated by Mew2King
    • MVG Sandstorm, EVO 2015, and DreamHack Winter 2015 marked his next worst placements at 5th each, losing to Axe 2-3 and Westballz 1-3 at MVG Sandstorm, losing to Plup 1-2 and Hungrybox 1-2 at EVO 2015, and losing to Plup 2-3 and Westballz 0-3 at DreamHack Winter 2015.
      • These relatively poor performances in 2015 and 2016 have elicited the term "buster", which is usually used in the Smash community to describe someone who has underperformed at any given event (severely or otherwise). Mango once famously said at Apex 2015: "Life is this crazy, mystical thing, and sometimes, you just go out like a buster." One of Mango's Twitch subscription emotes uses the face of Buster, the bunny from the cartoon Arthur, wearing a pair of sunglasses to reference the term (coincidentally, the emote was also created the week before Apex 2015 began).
  • Mango has a well-known penchant for throwing objects (most commonly medals) at tournament crowds during awards ceremonies.
    • From 2013 to 2015, Mango has thrown something towards the crowd at EVO.
      • He threw his shirt in 2013 after beating Armada in losers semis.
      • He threw his hat in 2014 after beating Hungrybox in grand finals.
      • He threw his 5th place medal in 2015 right after receiving it during the awards ceremony, which he did not initially show up for.
    • At GENESIS 4, he threw his 2nd place medal towards the crowd right after receiving it during the award ceremony.
    • At GOML 2019, he threw his 1st place medal towards the crowd.
    • At Low Tier City 7, he threw his 4th place medal towards the crowd.
    • At GENESIS 7, he threw his 3rd place medal towards the crowd.
    • At Phantom 2022, he threw his 3rd place medal towards the crowd.
  • Mango is well-known for disliking the Fox mirror match in Melee, instead using primarily Falco against Fox players. However, after losing losers finals of CEO 2015 against Armada due to losing the first game in Fox dittos and not being well versed in the Falco/Peach matchup, he eventually decided to learn how to fight other Fox players with his own Fox, and has since defeated Armada in the Fox ditto at WTFox in losers finals, GENESIS 3 in grand finals, and Battle of the Five Gods (albeit only in the first game in the first case). In terms of Fox ditto games, he leads against Armada (8-3) between CEO 2015 and WTFOX 2.
    • In relation to these victories, Mango has popularized the use of the title "master", not using it to actually describe his mastery at any particular thing, but rather to denote something he has done before or to boost his confidence in doing that action; in this case, it would be Fox dittos, in which he would call himself the "Fox ditto master" despite still disliking the matchup. Mango sometimes jokingly claims he is the "shield drop master."
  • Mango stated that the reason he decided to main Jigglypuff is because he was inspired from watching The King's combo videos.
  • Mango lost $1,000 in a match against Leffen at winners' semis of Apex 2015, tying for the biggest loss of money in a single set, alongside SFAT and Tian. Mango would go on to lose a $1,000 bet against Leffen, on a losers quarter-finals set at The Kid, the Goat, the Mang0, between Lucky and Swedish Delight, where Mango bet on Lucky.
  • Curiously, Mango won every Melee singles tournament falling on Mother's Day weekend that he played in from 2011-2017, those tournaments being 2GG 1.4 (2011), UCSB: Another Melee Tournament (2012), Vindication (2013), Get On My Level 2014, Press Start (2015), DreamHack Austin 2016, and Royal Flush (2017).
  • While Mango has never entered Smash 4 tournaments, he did make a notable guest appearance at 2GGC: Civil War.
  • Mango is both the youngest player and the oldest player to win a major Melee tournament: Pound 3 at 16 years and 2 months old, and Tipped Off 15: Connected at 32 years and 7 months old.
  • Mango is the only player alongside Hungrybox to have won a major Melee tournament in three different decades (Pound 3 in 2008, Pound 4 in 2010, and Smash Summit 11 in 2021).
  • Throughout his entire career, Mango has never missed Top 8 for more than three Melee tournaments he attended in a row until 2022 (9th at GENESIS 8, 13th at Pound 2022, 9th at Smash Summit 13).

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