Panda Global

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Panda Global
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Location United States
Owners Alan Bunney (SamuraiPanda)
David Wu (Mashumaro)
Player manager Bassem Dahdouh (Bear)
Sponsors/Partners
Other games
  • Guilty Gear Xrd
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
  • Heroes of the Storm
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Splatoon
  • Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3
  • Ultra Street Fighter IV

Panda Global (PG) is a professional eSports organization based in the United States. It was co-founded by Alan Bunney (SamuraiPanda) and David Wu (Mashumaro) in June 2015 as a player centric organization looking to help their players' careers, facilitate their goals, and promote the growth of the eSports scenes they participate in.

Panda Global entered the world of Smash on June 24th, 2015 with the sponsorship of Florida Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Smash 4 top players ESAM and MVD as well as Villager main SS[1]. On June 30th, Panda Global took their first step in Super Smash Bros. Melee by signing the Florida-based Sheik player Plup[2]. On November 2nd, Panda Global signed the EVO 2013 Melee runner-up Wobbles. [3]. On June 22nd, 2016, they picked up Ryu main Trela[4]. On June 30th, Alpharad joined the team as their content director[5].

On May 7th, 2016, Panda Global picked up Dom, Zan, and suar as a newly-formed subteam called PG Stats which specialises in Smash 4 statistics[6]. They are responsible for the Panda Global Rankings, a biannual list that ranks the Top 50 Smash 4 players in the world. Tetra, juddy[7], Giant[8], and Spike were later added to the PG Stats team, although Tetra later left.

In January 2017, following SS and Trela's departure from the organization, Panda Global added SoCal's best Mewtwo main Rich Brown to their Smash 4 team and expanded into Super Smash Bros. by picking up SuPeRbOoMfAn, the best player in North America and the second best player in the world according to the 64 League Rankings.

Current smashers[edit]

Pro smashers[edit]

ID Name Game Main(s) Join Date
United States ESAM Eric Lew Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
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2015-06-24
United States MVD Jestise Negron Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
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2015-06-24
United States Plup Justin McGrath Super Smash Bros. Melee SheikHeadSSBM.png 2015-06-30
United States Wobbles Robert Wright Super Smash Bros. Melee IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png 2015-11-02
Canada SuPeRbOoMfAn Daniel Hoyt Super Smash Bros. CaptainFalconHeadSSB.png PikachuHeadSSB.png KirbyHeadSSB.png 2017-01-17

Other smashers[edit]

  • USA suar SheikHeadSSB4-U.png (PG Stats director, joined May 7th, 2016)
  • USA Alpharad VillagerHeadSSB4-U.pngBayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png (content director, joined June 30th, 2016)
  • USA Bear BowserHeadSSB4-U.png (team manager, tournament director, FGC manager)
  • USA Zan ToonLinkHeadSSB4-U.png (PG Stats analyst, joined May 7th, 2016)
  • Canada juddy (PG Stats statistician, joined June 2nd, 2016)
  • USA Spike (PG Stats designer)
  • USA Dom VillagerHeadSSB4-U.pngSheikHeadSSB4-U.png (PG Stats writer, joined May 7th, 2016)
  • USA fyazko (content creator, joined June 2nd, 2016)
  • USA Keith (lead graphics artist, project manager)

Former smashers[edit]

Pro smashers[edit]

ID Name Game Main(s) Join Date Leave Date
United States SS Shane Bruce Super Smash Bros. for Wii U VillagerHeadSSB4-U.pngNessHeadSSB4-U.png 2015-06-24 2017-01-02
United States Trela Alberto Miliziano Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
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2016-06-22 2017-01-02
United States Rich Brown Rich Brown Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
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2017-01-17 2017-10-17

Other smashers[edit]

  • France Tetra CaptainFalconHeadSSB4-U.pngCloudHeadSSB4-U.png (PG Stats, joined June 2nd, 2016)

Other famous players[edit]

  • Steven Delgado (Coach Steve) Injustice 2, UMvC3, PT
  • Raynel Hidalgo (RayRay) UMvC3
  • Kyohei Lehr (MarlinPie) GGXrd
  • Alexandre Dub-Bilodeau (Hayatei) MKXL, Injustice 2
  • Bryant Benzing (Kitana Prime) MKXL, Injustice 2
  • Victor Woodley (Punk) SFV
  • Jachin Harte (SKD) BBCF
  • Stephen Stafford (Speedkicks) Tekken 7
  • Evan Towne (Rocketek) Splatoon

PG Key[edit]

PG Key is an online tournament series organized by PG and directed by Bear. Each entry is a qualifier dedicated to a major offline tournament, with the winner being flown out as an honorary player temporarily sponsored by the organization.

Tournament Date Entrants Winner Runner-up
Key to The PG House September 8th-18th, 2016 1994 USA Wrath NA
Netherlands Mr.R EU
USA Raffi-X NA
Netherlands Badr EU
PG Key to GENESIS 4 January 1st-5th, 2017 986 USA Cosmos* USA Wrath*
PG Key to Frostbite 2017 February 12th-17th, 2017 740 USA Cosmos* USA Zage
PG Key to 2GGC: Civil War March 5th-8th, 2017 620 USA Sonido USA CaptainZack
PG Key to Midwest Mayhem 8 March 18th-30th, 2017 450 Dominican Republic Sonix* USA lapis lazuli*
  • Cosmos and Wrath were both unable to attend, so the key was passed down to the 3rd place finisher, Koolaid.
  • Cosmos was unable to attend, so the key was passed down to the runner-up, Zage.
  • Sonix and lapis lazuli both declined their keys, so it was passed down to the 3rd place finisher, Locus.

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