Maryland/Virginia

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Maryland/Virginia, abbreviated as MD/VA, is a Smash region located on the East Coast of the United States. The term includes the U.S. states of Maryland and Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia; some definitions include the states of Delaware and West Virginia (although these states both have very small Smash communities). While most of the region's activity is centered on the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area, which straddles the border between the two states, other centers of activity exist in Richmond and other parts of southern Virginia. Neighboring regions include the Tristate Area (particularly the Philadelphia metro area), North Carolina, and Pittsburgh/Northeast Ohio.

MD/VA has long been one of the busiest and most important Smash regions in the United States. As the home of Azen, ChuDat, Chillin, and more of Melee's most famous old school players, the region was considered one of the strongest in the pre-Brawl era, frequently competing with the Tristate Area and Southern California. Crews like Ha Ha You Lose, Power Underwhelming, and Team Ben hosted many large tournaments, such as Game Over and BOMB 4, that were among the most important grassroots events nationwide, helping to significantly develop the Melee tournament scene. After Brawl's release, as players like Azen became inactive in the community, MD/VA lost of much of its strength relative to the other regions, but was still famous as the home of the Pound series, one of the most important national tournament series of the era. The region's national presence further declined following the failure of Pound V and the collapse of the series. However, it regained its foothold on the national stage with the introduction of the Super Smash Con series in 2015, as well as the return of Pound and the beginning of the Glitch series in 2016; this has given MD/VA the distinction as one of the few regions with more than one supermajor per year. Maryland/Virginia also hosts Xanadu, one of the most famous weekly locals series in the nation, and is the home of VGBootCamp, the largest Smash-dedicated streaming channel.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Globally ranked players[edit]

These MD/VA players were ranked on the Fall 2019 PGRU.

PGRU Rank Name Notes
20 WaDi MewtwoHeadSSBU.pngROBHeadSSBU.png (Virginia) The best Mewtwo and one of the best R.O.B. players in the world. Also ranked 1st on the MD/VA Ultimate Power Rankings and 33rd on the Wi-Fi Warrior Rank v7.

Other top players[edit]

  • Pink Fresh MinMinHeadSSBU.png (Maryland): One of the best Min Min players in the United States. Ranked 2nd on the MD/VA Ultimate Power Rankings.
  • Puppeh PokémonTrainerHeadSSBU.png (Virginia): One of the best Pokémon Trainer players in the world. Ranked 3rd on the MD/VA Ultimate Power Rankings. Formerly ranked 28th on the Spring 2019 PGRU.
  • ZD FoxHeadSSBU.png (Maryland): One of the best Fox players in the world. Ranked 4th on the MD/VA Ultimate Power Rankings. Formerly ranked in "Area 51" on the Spring 2019 PGRU.

Major tournaments hosted[edit]

A list of significant regional and national Ultimate events hosted in Maryland/Virginia; nationals are highlighted in bold.

Name Entrants Date Notes
Launch (Maryland) 183 December 8th, 2018 First Ultimate tournament hosted at Xanadu.
Glitch 6 (Maryland) 551 January 19th-20th, 2019
Pound 2019 (Maryland) 802 April 19th-21st, 2019
Super Smash Con 2019 (Virginia) 2,708 August 8th-11th, 2019 Largest Smash tournament ever hosted in MD/VA.
Glitch 7 - Minus World (Maryland) 566 September 14th-15th, 2019
Glitch 8 - Missingno (Maryland) 729 January 18th-19th, 2020
The Comeback (Maryland) 241 July 31st, 2021
Glitch 8.5 - Konami Code (Maryland) 421 September 24th-26th, 2021
SWT: NA West Ultimate Regional Finals (Maryland) 16 October 9th-10th, 2021
Super Smash Con: Fall Fest (Virginia) 769 October 15th-17th, 2021
SWT: NA East Ultimate Regional Finals (Maryland) 16 November 6th-7th, 2021

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Globally ranked players[edit]

These MD/VA players were ranked on the 2019 MPGR.

MPGR Rank NameNotes
6 Zain MarthHeadSSBM.png (Virginia) Ranked 1st on the MD/VA Melee Power Rankings. Won Shine 2018, GENESIS 7, GENESIS 8, Pound 2022 & Shine 2022
23 ChuDat IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png (Virginia) Known as a major innovator of Ice Climbers' metagame in Melee's early years; still considered to be one of the best Ice Climbers mains today.
59 Jerry FoxHeadSSBM.pngJigglypuffHeadSSBM.png (Maryland)
63 Polish PeachHeadSSBM.png (Maryland)
64 Kevin Maples FoxHeadSSBM.png (Virginia)
77 MoG PeachHeadSSBM.png (Virginia)
79 Cool Lime IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png (Virginia)
80 bobby big ballz FalcoHeadSSBM.png (Maryland) Ranked 2nd on the MD/VA Melee Power Rankings. Currently residing in Texas.

Other top players[edit]

  • Azen MarthHeadSSBM.png (Virginia): Known as one of the most innovative Marth mains and one of the best players in the United States when he active in Melee's early years.
  • Bones FalcoHeadSSBM.png (Maryland)
  • DoH PeachHeadSSBM.png (District of Columbia): Known as one of the best old school Peach mains; ranked 100th on the 2015 SSBMRank.
  • Husband MarthHeadSSBM.png (Maryland): Known as one of the best old school Marth mains.
  • Juicebox SheikHeadSSBM.png (Virginia): Ranked 4th on the MD/VA Melee Power Rankings.
  • Milkman FoxHeadSSBM.png (Virginia): Ranked 3rd on the MD/VA Melee Power Rankings. Formerly ranked 92nd on the 2018 MPGR.
  • NEO RoyHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.png (Maryland): Well known as the best Roy player in the world when he was active in the pre-Brawl era.
  • Oro SamusHeadSSBM.png (Maryland): One of the best Samus mains in the world during Melee's early years.
  • Plank SheikHeadSSBM.png (Maryland): Known as the director of the Pound series, one of the most successful national tournament series of all time.
  • SypherPhoenix FoxHeadSSBM.png (Virginia): Ranked 8th on the MD/VA Melee Power Rankings.
  • Tope SheikHeadSSBM.png (Virginia): Currently lives in San Diego, but originally from Virginia; ranked 82nd on the 2014 SSBMRank.
  • Vist LuigiHeadSSBM.png (Maryland): Known as one of the best Luigi players in the United States; ranked 98th on the 2013 SSBMRank.
  • Redd FoxHeadSSBM.png (Virginia): Known as one of the best old school Fox mains. Formerly ranked 65th on the 2017 SSBMRank.

Major tournaments hosted[edit]

A list of significant regional and national Melee events hosted in Maryland/Virginia; nationals are highlighted in bold.

Name Entrants Date Notes
DC Super Smash #1 (Maryland) 40 July 12th, 2003
DC Super Smash #2 (Maryland) 42 September 20th, 2003
BOMB 1 (Maryland) October 25th, 2003
Game Over (Virginia) 85 January 10th, 2004 Known as a clash between the three strongest Smash regions at the time: Maryland/Virginia, Southern California, and New York.
BOMB 2 (Maryland) April 17th, 2004
DC Super Smash #3: Remember Your Roots (Maryland) 30 September 25th, 2004
Gettin' Schooled (Maryland) 63 October 14th, 2004
MLG DC 2005 (Virginia) 97 January 29th-30th, 2005
BOMB 3 (Maryland) ~70 March 9th, 2005
Gettin' Schooled 2 (Maryland) 99 June 25th-26th, 2005
BOMB 4 (Maryland) 105 November 12th, 2005
Pound (Maryland) 55 January 28th, 2006
Pound 2 (Maryland) 201 June 16th-17th, 2007
Pound 3 (Maryland) 224 February 2nd-3rd, 2008 The last Melee national before the release of Brawl.
Pound 4 (Maryland) 347 January 16th-18th, 2010 At the time, the largest Melee tournament ever.
Pound V (Virginia) 243 February 19th-21st, 2011 The tournament generated major controversy after over $10,000 in prize money was lost; tournament director Plank was blacklisted by Smashboards, and the series' collapse led to the decline of MD/VA's presence in the national tournament scene.
Pound V.5 (Maryland) 95 November 9th, 2013 The tournament was held on a much smaller scale than the previous Pound tournaments.
Super Smash Con 2015 (Virginia) 593 August 6th-9th, 2015 A series-wide supermajor; unique for its inclusion of a Smash-related gaming convention, in addition to the tournament itself.
Pound 2016 (Virginia) 933 April 2nd-3rd, 2016 Marked the return of the Pound series, after Plank had paid off the winners of Pound V.
Super Smash Con 2016 (Virginia) 940 August 11th-14th, 2016 A series-wide supermajor. Was MD/VA's largest Melee tournament to date prior to Super Smash Con 2017.
Super Smash Con 2017 (Virginia) 1,092 August 10th-13th, 2017 A series-wide supermajor and MD/VA's largest Melee tournament to date.
Xanadu - End of an Era (Maryland) 162 February 24th-25th, 2018
Pound Underground (Maryland) 216 May 12th-13th, 2018
Super Smash Con 2018 (Maryland) 1,053 August 9th-12th, 2018
The Script - Episode 1: "Race To The Finish" (Maryland) 105 October 13th-14th, 2018
The Script - Episode 2: "Hands Off My Prey" (Maryland) 130 February 16th-17th, 2019
Pound 2019 (Maryland) 451 April 19th-21st, 2019
Super Smash Con 2019 (Virginia) 853 August 8th-11th, 2019
Super Smash Con: Fall Fest (Virginia) 271 October 15th-17th, 2021
SWT: NA West Melee Regional Finals (Maryland) 16 October 23rd-24th, 2021
SWT: NA East Melee Regional Finals (Maryland) 16 October 30th-31st, 2021

Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Globally ranked players[edit]

These MD/VA players were ranked on the Panda Global Rankings 100.

PG ranking Name Notes
26 WaDi Mewtwo's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. (Virginia) Currently one of the three best Mewtwo players in the world.
60 Pink Fresh BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.pngLucasHeadSSB4-U.png (Maryland) One of the best Bayonetta players in the United States.
87 Rags Meta Knight's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. (Virginia) One of the best Meta Knight players in the world.

Other top players[edit]

  • Seagull Joe Sonic's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Diddy Kong's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. (Maryland): One of the best Sonic players in the United States. Formerly ranked 48th on the Panda Global Rankings v1.
  • ZD Fox's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. (Maryland): One of the best Fox players in the United States.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Globally ranked players[edit]

These MD/VA players were ranked on CLASH Tournaments' 2014 SSBBRank.

SSBBRank Name Notes
37 Seagull Joe WolfHeadSSBB.png (Maryland) The best Wolf player in the world. Currently ranked 10th on the 2016-2017 SSBBRank.
49 ChuDat KirbyHeadSSBB.png (Virginia) The best Kirby player in the world.
76 Junebug LucarioHeadSSBB.png (Virginia)
84 Coney KingDededeHeadSSBB.png (Maryland)
88 Lie DiddyKongHeadSSBB.png (Maryland)
92 NEO MarthHeadSSBB.png (Maryland)
97 Pink Fresh LucasHeadSSBB.png (Maryland) One of the best Lucas players in the world.

See also[edit]

Power rankings:

Smashers:

Tournaments: