|Project M main||Lucario|
|Other Project M
|Sponsor(s)||Golden Guardians, Red Bull, I-Freek Mobile|
|Former sponsor(s)||VGBootCamp, CJ eSports|
|Skill|| Top level |
High level (retired)
Top level (retired)
|Ranking|| SSBMRank 2022: 2nd |
|Winnings|| ~$49,710.25 |
|Real name||Masaya Chikamoto|
|Location||Vancouver, British Columbia|
aMSa (あむさ, aMSa) is a Melee Yoshi player from Hyogo, Japan who is currently residing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and is considered to be one of the best players in the world. He entered the scene in January 2013 and quickly became known as the best Yoshi player in the world after his strong performances at EVO 2013 and Apex 2014, despite only having played seriously for a short amount of time compared to other professionals. aMSa has tournament results and wins that are unprecedented by other Yoshi mains, finishing top 32 at EVO 2013, 2014, and 2015, 9th at Apex 2014, 5th at Apex 2015, and 9th at GENESIS 5.
aMSa is currently ranked 2nd on the SSBMRank 2022 and was formerly ranked 1st on the Japan SSBM Rank 2018. With his victory at The Big House 10, he is also the first ever Yoshi player to win a major Melee tournament.
aMSa was signed by VGBootCamp in May 2014 and stayed on the team for over 9 years. He eventually left on March 30th, 2023, after being signed to the Golden Guardians. In addition, he is also sponsored by Red Bull eSports and was previously signed with CJ eSports, a team founded by CaptainJack.
aMSa is a very technical and punish-heavy player, heavily incorporating double jump cancelling and parrying into his gameplay as Yoshi to escape pressure and create lengthy, damaging combos of his own. He is also dangerous at the ledge; he frequently utilizes the Egg Throw ledge stall to bait bad approaches, is able to ledgedash proficiently, and threatens early KOs by occasionally using ledge-hopped Egg Lays as a mixup. He also makes the most out of Yoshi's otherwise mediocre mobility with his fantastic platform movement and ledge snap tricks, as shown partially in his tech skill video. aMSa also has a large amount of game knowledge; he has compiled a detailed chart of KO percentages for all of Yoshi's smash attacks on every stage, utilizes port mechanics to gain extra frames to escape otherwise guaranteed chain grabs from Sheik, and has very precise aim with Egg Throw and F-air, especially when edgeguarding or extending combos.
aMSa has more even sets against smashers with more familiarity with the Yoshi matchup, especially in Japan. He tends to have more trouble against players with a more patient playstyle who can combat his egg zoning (such as Hungrybox). He has a history of struggling against Captain Falcon players, which he says is one of Yoshi's worst matchups due to the character's true combos out of grab and attacks that break Yoshi's double jump armor at low percents, and Sheik players, another one of Yoshi's worst matchups because of a chain grab to high percents. His more recent matchup opinions are reflected in his Yoshi matchup video.
After taking top 8 in a Japanese tournament using only Yoshi, aMSa piqued the interest of the international scene. He made his international debut at EVO 2013, where he managed to sweep through his pool without losing a set, knocking smashers such as Flow and Codi into losers' bracket and making it to quarterfinals on the winners' side. He then managed to take a game off of Mew2King in the second round of brackets, shocking many spectators, although Mew2King still ended up defeating aMSa 2-1. In losers' bracket, aMSa defeated another notable smasher in Mr. F, achieving a final placement of 25th after losing to DaShizWiz. He later played many other top players in friendlies, including Armada, Axe, and Hungrybox, managing to hold his own in each one (most of his matches went to the last stock); his most notable moment in these matches was when he 4-stocked SilentSpectre, which many other professionals have never achieved, in or out of tournament brackets.
aMSa's performance split the community's opinions on him; some claimed that he had the potential to take top 16 in his next national event, while others claimed that his relatively high placement was the result of a comparatively easy bracket compared to that of many other players. His stellar performance at EVO resulted in smashers voting him in at 77th best in the world on the 2013 SSBM Player Rankings; even there, however, panelists shared split opinions, with several top professional players arguing that he was overrated and would not perform as well in the future.
Apex 2014 and the pre-MLG season
aMSa returned to the United States to compete in Apex 2014. Defying all expectations again, he tore through winners' bracket in the first round of pools on the first day, beating Green Ranger 2-0 and ChuDat 2-1 for the winner's position, and defeated Kage in a best-of-5 exhibition match 3-2. The next day, he caused more enormous upsets by defeating Silent Wolf 2-1 and Fly Amanita 2-0, securing a spot in winners' finals of the pool. However, he was then defeated by PPMD in winners' finals and Colbol in losers' finals, resulting in his 9th place finish in the second largest Melee tournament at the time. After the tournament, he once again fought many other professionals in various exhibition matches, managing to take a game off of Tafokints, win best of 3 sets against MattDotZeb and Vish, and win best of 5 sets against SFAT, Westballz, and Mew2King's sandbagging choices. Although he did not perform as well in doubles with fellow Yoshi main V3ctorman, he still garnered an enormous amount of fan support for demonstrating unprecedented levels of play with his character.
aMSa would later attend the Japanese MLG Anaheim 2014 qualifier, Sumabato DX Melee 11, in May. However, he performed very poorly and did not win a single set, being taken out by his training partner Sheik in winners' bracket and then by Shippu in losers' bracket, finishing last at 13th place. This performance did not give him enough MLG points to qualify for the championship bracket, and although he took 2nd at KVO 2014 the day after, he needed to travel out of country again to accumulate enough points.
Two weeks later, aMSa traveled to France to attend Republic of Fighters 3, a 5000 point qualifier. At this tournament, he achieved a first seed in his second round of pools after defeating Däumling and Cyr 2-0, and defeated players such as porc, Trif, and Zgetto in winners' bracket before being knocked into losers by Armada. He then defeated Overtriforce 3-1 in losers' quarters, and knocked out Ice 3-0 in losers' semis (with a 3-stock lead at the end of game 1), before losing to Leffen 2-3 in an incredibly close set in losers' finals that went down to the last stock, to take 3rd place overall in the singles portion of the tournament. Placing 3rd at this tournament allowed him to gather enough points to qualify for the MLG Anaheim 2014 championship bracket. He also teamed with Cyr in doubles and placed 7th.
Summer of Smash 2014
At MLG Anaheim 2014, aMSa didn't do well in his pool; he brought several of his opponents, such as Fiction, Westballz, and ZeRo, to game 5 (often down 2-0 in his favor), but almost always lost in 3-game reversals. Even though the tournament weighed game counts as well as match counts, his stray wins were not enough for him to be seeded any higher than losers' round 1 in the championship bracket. In the championship bracket, he faced S2J first, and won the first two games. However, just like many other players in the championship pools the day before, S2J came back 2-3, knocking aMSa out and into a 17th place finish overall. aMSa also attended CEO 2014, but did not make it out of his bracket pool, losing to PorkChops 2-3 in winners' finals and Wenbo 1-3 in losers' finals of the pool, thus placing 33rd in Melee singles at the tournament. However, he did slightly better in Melee doubles, where he placed 9th with PL.
aMSa made his next appearance at Kings of Cali 4, where he defeated both MacD and Scar 2-0 in the second round of pools, and was seeded first coming out of his pool into the top 32 bracket. He defeated DendyPretendy 3-0 and Ken 3-0, setting up a match between him and Mew2King in winners' quarters. In a shocking upset, after losing the first game, aMSa was able to win the set 3-1. He then lost to Mango 0-3 in winners' semis, and to Lucky 0-3 in losers' quarters, however, resulting in a 5th place finish overall in singles. In doubles, he placed 7th with PL, losing to Westballz and ZeRo 1-3 in losers' top 8.
The following week, aMSa attended EVO 2014, and won a local tournament at Press Start Gaming Center shortly before the main event started, defeating Ice 2-0, G$, and Ice again 3-2 for the 1st place finish. Like the previous year, he swept through his round 1 pools without dropping a set, then defeated Tai in the second round bracket before losing to PewPewU's Fox 0-2. In losers', aMSa defeated Lambchops and Swedish Delight before losing to S2J again, ending his tournament at 17th place overall.
aMSa first attended the Apex Qualifier Battle Gate Way 6 in December 2014, where he placed 2nd, losing to Sobameshi in Winner's semis before defeating the likes of K.F, Kounotori, Flash and Sobameshi in a rematch before being defeated by Shippu in Grand Finals. He did not attend any other Apex Qualifiers or major tournaments until Apex 2015.
At Apex, aMSa swept through his round 1 pool, getting 1st seed with no difficulty. In R2 Pools, he defeated top players such as Laudandus to make it into Top 48 bracket in Winner's side. There, he defeated Fly Amanita once again 2-0 before falling to Leffen 0-2. aMSa then made an amazing loser's bracket run, defeating Zhu 2-0, Lucky 2-1, and SFAT 2-0 to make Top 8, surpassing even his previous year's performance. In Top 8, he defeated KirbyKaze 3-1 before falling to Mango in a last stock, game 5 position 2-3 to end his run at 5th place, the highest placing competitor outside of the Top 6, at the biggest Melee tournament at the time, cementing his status as one of the best current players in the world.
aMSa entered Genesis 5 in January of 2018. Here, he had a duo of upsets against top 10 players. First was SFAT, whom he delivered a 3-0. Second was Wizzrobe, the #1 ranked Captain Falcon player in the world, whom he had never taken a game off of in the past. Previously at Smash Summit 5, he placed last after losing to Wizzrobe. Between tournaments, he practiced with Gucci to hone his skills against the character. At G5, he was able to employ these strategies, and successfully defeated Wizzrobe 3-2 in a last game, last stock situation on aMSa's signature counterpick stage Yoshi's Story. He then advanced to Winners Quarters, where he faced Hungrybox, who sent aMSa to losers' bracket with a relatively close 3-0. In losers, he faced HugS for a spot in Top 8. HugS won the first two games, and aMSa followed up winning the following two. This led to a last game on Dreamland, which came down to the last stock, with less than thirty seconds remaining. After being pressured to the ledge, aMSa missed the timing on his Egg Throw stalling and fell, ending his run at an impressive 9th place.
At EGLX 2018, aMSa went on one of the best tournament runs of his career. He started out the run by beating Prince Abu Narrowly in pools, with the end score being 2-1. He would go on to lose to SFAT in winners round one 0-3. Going to losers bracket this early can present the problem of a longer, more challenging bracket, but aMSa would manage to upset Swedish Delight 3-2, Ice 3-2, and Axe 3-0 to get into top 8 at the event. Once in top 8, aMSa would proceed to upset Crush 3-2, and Mew2King 3-1. He would end his run by losing to Wizzrobe 0-3, placing 4th at the event, only being outplaced by Wizzrobe, Plup, and Hungrybox.
Other Smash games
While aMSa is not known to play Brawl, he did play the Brawl mod Project M for some time. He initially started with Yoshi, as he did in Melee, but later decided not to play Yoshi competitively. He stated that he wanted to treat Project M as its own unique game rather than another Melee title, and also explained that certain key aspects of Yoshi didn't resemble those of his Melee appearance (parrying, for example.) Thus, aMSa used Lucario instead, and was considered one of the best PM Lucario mains in the world. He exhibits mastery over Lucario's many complex movement options and combos that not many other Lucario mains utilize in their playstyles even to this day, and was frequently the highest-placing Lucario player in several large regional and international Project M tournaments.
With Yoshi, aMSa placed 65th at Apex 2014 in Project M singles, barely failing to make it out of his bracket pool. He later made his debut with Lucario at NINJA4, where he placed 2nd; he lost to Kaito in winners' semis, then defeated Shippu, Katiwari, and Opinthin to make it to Grand Finals against Kaito, where he lost again. He placed 2nd again at Republic of Fighters 3; he lost again in winners' semis, this time to Zen 1-3, then defeated Yomi 3-0, Clade 3-0, and Zen 3-1 in a rematch, then lost to Professor Pro 0-3 in Grand Finals.
At CEO 2014, aMSa placed 9th in Project M singles; he made it out of his pool on the winners' side, but lost to ZeRo and TheReflexWonder afterward. He also placed 7th in Project M doubles with DJ Nintendo.
aMSa was also a participant in the Super Smash Bros. Invitational at E3 2014, and was one of two international participants (along with ZeRo). Even with Yoshi unavailable for selection, he reached the four-way finals round using Olimar. He had the same score but less percent than ZeRo after the match ended, but it did not grant him the win under the Invitational rules; he was subsequently eliminated by popular vote in favor of ZeRo to take 3rd place overall. After the game's release, he picked up Greninja, and consistently places well in Smash 4 tournaments, placing 9th at Apex 2015, which included a 2-0 victory over Ally and close 1-2 loss to MVD, as well as defeating Boss, Nick Riddle, Rich Brown, and J.Miller in Round 2 pools. He also has a Yoshi secondary, but does not play him as often, as he is afraid that the dissimilarities between Yoshi's incarnations in Melee and Smash 4 will hinder his gameplay with both of them. After participating in EVO Japan 2018, he announced that he would be retiring from Smash 4.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
|Tournament||Date||1v1 placement||2v2 placement||Partner||Earnings|
|NINJA1||January 12th-13th, 2013||5th||2nd||Jiro|
|NINJA2||March 29th-31st, 2013||4th||5th||KNOL|
|Sumabato DX Melee 8||May 5th, 2013||4th||—||—|
|Battle Gateway 1||June 29th, 2013||2nd||—||—|
|EVO 2013||July 12th-14th, 2013||25th||—||Sheik|
|NINJA3||September 21st-23rd, 2013||9th||3rd||Sheik|
|Sumabato DX Melee 10||December 22nd, 2013||1st||—||—|
|Apex 2014||January 17th-19th, 2014||9th||65th||V3ctorman|
|NINJA4||March 28th-30th, 2014||—||2nd||ずんだ|
|Sumabato DX Melee 11||May 4th, 2014||13th||—||—|
|KVO 2014||May 5th, 2014||2nd||—||—|
|Republic of Fighters 3||May 17th-18th 2014||3rd||7th||Cyr|
|Battle Gateway 4||June 14th, 2014||7th||—||—|
|MLG Anaheim 2014||June 20th-22nd, 2014||17th||25th||PL|
|CEO 2014||June 27th-29th, 2014||33rd||9th||PL|
|Kings of Cali 4||July 5th-6th, 2014||5th||7th||PL|
|Prinnys Path to EVO||July 9th, 2014||1st||—||—|
|PSG Tournament||July 10th, 2014||1st||—||—|
|EVO 2014||July 11th-13th, 2014||17th||33rd||PL|
|Sumabato DX 29||August 16th, 2014||4th||—||—|
|Sumabato DX Melee 12||August 24th, 2014||2nd||—||—|
|Battle Gate Way 5||August 31st, 2014||4th||—||—|
|NINJA5||September 13th, 2014||2nd||—||—|
|Battle Gate Way 6||December 13th-14th, 2014||2nd||—||—|
|Sumabato DX Melee 13||December 27th-28th, 2014||1st||1st||Botan|
|Apex 2015||January 31st-February 1st, 2015||5th||—||—|
|Battle Gateway 7||March 3rd, 2015||2nd||—||—|
|KSB 2015||May 2nd-4th, 2015||2nd||—||—|
|EVO 2015||July 17th-19th, 2015||25th||—||—|
|Battle Gate Way 8||August 9th, 2015||5th||—||—|
|CrazyHand 2015||August 14th-15th, 2015||2nd||2nd||Eggplant|
|CrazyHand Winter 2015||December 26th-27th, 2015||5th||2nd||Sanne|
|Battle Gateway 9||January 24th, 2016||4th||—||—|
|Battle Gateway 10||March 26, 2016||7th||—||—|
|Pound 2016||April 2nd-3rd, 2016||13th||33rd||Toph|
|KSB 2016||April 29th-May 1st, 2016||1st||—||—|
|Battle Gateway 11||June 23rd, 2016||5th||—||—|
|S@X 162||August 10th, 2016||2nd||—||—|
|Super Smash Con 2016||August 11th-14th, 2016||9th||17th||Mr.II|
|Battle Gateway 12||September 4th, 2016||2nd||—||—|
|Battle Gateway 13||November 6th, 2016||1st||—||—|
|Chubu 5||December 6th, 2016||5th||5th||Watch|
|Nirai Kanai||December 10th, 2016||1st||1st||Shuta|
|Battle Gateway 14||January 8th, 2017||2nd||—||—|
|Shulla-bra IX||February 26th, 2017||2nd||1st||Gucci|
|Battle Gateway 15||March 5th, 2017||1st||—||—|
|MasterHand 24||March 11th, 2017||1st||1st||Nanashi|
|KSB 2017||May 4th-6th, 2017||4th||—||—|
|Battle Gateway 16||May 28th, 2017||1st||—||—|
|UBC Melee Pre-Battle of BC 2 Weekly||June 1st, 2017||1st||—||—|
|Battle of BC 2||June 3rd-4th, 2017||7th||9th||Rustin|
|Battle Gateway 17||July 8th, 2017||3rd||—||—|
|EVO 2017||July 14th-15th, 2017||17th||—||—|
|GTX Pre-Party||September 28th, 2017||2nd||—||—|
|GameTyrant Expo 2017||September 29th-October 1st, 2017||9th||—||—|
|SPC 74||October 3rd, 2017||2nd||—||—|
|The Big House 7||October 6th-8th, 2017||13th||25th||Sanne|
|Smash Summit 5||November 2nd-5th, 2017||13th||3rd||Axe||$837.58|
|Poi Poundaz||January 6th, 2018||5th||1st||S2J||$36|
|GENESIS 5||January 19th-21st, 2018||9th||17th||Sanne||$122|
|Battle GateWay 19||February 11th, 2018||2nd||—||—|
|EGLX 2018||March 9th-11th, 2018||4th||3rd||Axe||$544|
|Full Bloom 4||March 24th-25th, 2018||7th||—||—||$86|
|Chubu 8||April 27th, 2018||1st||1st||Sanne|
|Smash Summit 6||May 3rd-6th, 2018||7th||5th||Axe||$660.30|
|Get On My Level 2018||May 18th-20th, 2018||5th||4th||Axe||$179.60|
|Amaterasu 2||June 17th, 2018||1st||1st||Sanne|
|Battle GateWay 21||July 22nd, 2018||1st||—||—|
|EVO 2018||August 3rd-5th, 2018||33rd||4th||Sanne|
|Super Smash Con 2018||August 9th-12th, 2018||5th||17th||Sanne||$315.90|
|Smash Summit 7||November 15th-18th, 2018||5th||4th||Axe||$2,552|
|Battle GateWay ~Sunshine~||December 2nd, 2018||2nd||—||—|
|GENESIS 6||February 1st-3rd, 2019||4th||25th||Sanne|
|Battle GateWay 24||February 9th, 2019||—||4th||Gucci|
|Phoenix Blue 2||February 22nd-24th, 2019||2nd||1st||nebbii|
|Get On My Level 2019||May 17th-19th, 2019||9th||2nd||Axe|
|Smash 'N' Splash 5||May 31st-June 2nd, 2019||5th||—||—|
|Smash Summit 8||June 13th-17th, 2019||7th||5th||Axe||$1,104|
|Battle Gate Way 26||June 23rd, 2019||3rd||—||—|
|Super Smash Con 2019||August 8th-11th, 2019||5th||4th||Axe||$255.90|
|Smash Camp: End of Summer||September 14th-15th, 2019||7th||—||—|
|Mainstage||September 20th-22nd, 2019||4th||5th||Axe|
|GENESIS 7||January 24th-26th, 2020||9th||13th||Sanne||$150.58|
|Smash Summit 9||February 13th-16th, 2020||9th||—||—||$1,387|
|Battlegateway #30||February 29th, 2020||1st||—||—|
|Smash Summit 11||July 15th-18th, 2021||9th||—||—||$3,107.44|
|SWT: East Asia Melee Regional Finals||November 13th-14th, 2021||1st||—||—|
|Smash Summit 12||December 9th-12th, 2021||5th||—||—|
|Smash World Tour 2021 Championships||December 17th-19th, 2021||5th||—||—||$2,000|
|GENESIS 8||April 15th-17th, 2022||5th||1st||Plup|
|Pound 2022||April 22nd-24th, 2022||3rd||—||—|
|Battle of BC 4||June 10th-12th, 2022||4th||2nd||moky|
|Get On My Level 2022||July 1st-3rd, 2022||9th||2nd||Duck|
|Double Down 2022||July 8th-10th, 2022||2nd||—||—|
|Battlegateway #34||July 22nd, 2022||1st||—||—|
|Fête 2||July 29th-31st, 2022||1st||7th||nagaimo||$1,980|
|Lost Tech City 2022||September 30th-October 2nd, 2022||4th||3rd||Axe|
|The Big House 10||October 7th-9th, 2022||1st||4th||SluG||$7,135|
|The Off-Season||October 15th-16th, 2022||1st||—||—||$10,000|
|Ludwig Smash Invitational||October 21st-23rd, 2022||7th||—||—||$2,100|
|Smash Summit 14||November 3rd-6th, 2022||3rd||—||—||$6,372|
|The Truth: Lest We Forget||November 11th, 2022||1st||3rd||Ding Hing|
|The Nightclub S5E7||November 16th, 2022||1st||—||—||$614|
|Apex 2022 Melee Pre-Local||November 17th, 2022||1st||—||—|
|Apex 2022||November 18th-20th, 2022||1st||2nd||Axe|
|Novembair 2022||November 26th, 2022||1st||—||—|
|Mainstage 2022||December 2nd-4th, 2022||3rd||—||—|
|The Truth: Christmas Shakshouka||December 16th, 2022||1st||—||—|
|Scuffed World Tour||December 18th, 2022||1st||—||—|
|GENESIS 9||January 20th-22nd, 2023||9th||3rd||Mango||$187.95|
|LVL UP EXPO 2023||February 17th-19th, 2023||1st||—||—||$2,000|
|Collision 2023||March 10th-12th, 2023||13th||2nd||Axe|
|Daddy's Den X Supreme||March 18th-19th, 2023||1st||—||—||$2,456|
|MAJOR UPSET||April 1st-2nd, 2023||3rd||2nd||Axe||$550|
|DreamHack San Diego 2023||April 7th-9th, 2023||1st||1st||Axe||$1,750|
|SFU Melee Biweekly #8||April 15th, 2023||1st||—||—|
|The Come Up 2023||April 22nd, 2023||2nd||—||—|
|Battle of BC 5||May 19th-21st, 2023||2nd||2nd||Axe||$1,227|
|Tournament||Date||1v1 placement||2v2 placement||Partner|
|Apex 2014||January 17th-19th, 2014||65th||—||—|
|NINJA4||March 28th-30th, 2014||2nd||—||—|
|Republic of Fighters 3||May 17th-18th, 2014||2nd||—||—|
|CEO 2014||June 27th-29th, 2014||9th||7th||DJ Nintendo|
|Umebura 4.5||July 21st, 2014||3rd||—||—|
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
|Tournament||Date||1v1 placement||2v2 placement||Partner|
|Super Smash Bros. Invitational||June 10th, 2014||3rd||—||—|
|Pre-KVO 2015||December 27th, 2014||25th||—||—|
|Apex 2015||January 30th-February 1st, 2015||9th||13th||Abadango|
|KSB 2015||May 2nd-4th, 2015||9th||—||—|
|EVO 2015||July 17th-19th, 2015||33rd||Top 16||Mr.II|
|Pre-KVO 2016||December 19th, 2015||25th||—||—|
|Pound 2016||April 2nd-3rd, 2016||65th||7th||Mr.II|
|KSB 2016||April 29th-May 1st, 2016||49th||—||—|
|Super Smash Con 2016||August 11th-14th, 2016||129th||25th||Mr.II|
|TSC Tokaigi Qualifiers||December 23rd, 2016||13th||—||—|
|Shulla-bra IX||February 26th, 2017||13th||—||—|
|UBC Smash 4 Pre-Battle of BC 2 Weekly||June 1st-2nd, 2017||4th||—||—|
|Battle of BC 2||June 3rd-4th, 2017||33rd||—||—|
|EVO 2017||July 14th-16th, 2017||65th||—||—|
|Toryumon Weekday Tournament x STUDIO SKY #9||August 16th, 2017||25th||—||—|
|GameTyrant Expo 2017||September 30th-31st, 2017||49th||—||—|
|The Big House 7||October 6th-8th, 2017||65th||25th||Raito|
|GENESIS 5||January 19th-21st, 2018||—||65th||Hungrybox|
|EVO Japan 2018||January 26th-28th, 2018||65th||—||—|
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
|Tournament||Date||1v1 placement||2v2 placement||Partner|
|Umebura 8||September 23rd, 2014||9th||—||—|
|Sumabato 0||October 25th, 2014||7th||—||—|
Super Smash Bros.
|Tournament||Date||1v1 placement||2v2 placement||Partner|
|Kanto 2017||July 8th, 2017||33rd||—||—|
- In the Apex 2014 "Salty Suite", aMSa faced off against DJ Nintendo's Bowser in the "Battle of the Dinos" and won 3-0. When asked to give a statement before the match, aMSa replied "I play to win," repeating said statement after he won. This phrase, commonly deliberately misconstrued as "I pray to win" (due to the "l" sound being pronounced like "r" in Japanese), has become a meme in the Smash community associated with aMSa, with his fans using the statement to cheer him on during tournaments or on streams.
- At Republic of Fighters 3, aMSa played throughout most of the tournament using the tag "IPTW", referencing this phrase.
- Due to the similarities of his gamertag with Amsah, aMSa played a best of 5 "grudge match" in friendlies at Pound 2016, with Amsah narrowly winning 3 to 2.
- aMSa has defeated 5 of the members of the 2018 MPGR top 6 (all but Armada), defeating Mew2King at Kings of Cali 4, Plup at GameTyrant Expo 2017, Hungrybox at Smash Summit 6, Mango at GENESIS 6, and Leffen at Pound 2022.
- aMSa is the first non-American member of the VGBootCamp crew.
- Like Mew2King, he has also been one of the few players to be sponsored by three organizations at the same time. He has simultaneously been sponsored by VGBootCamp, CJ eSports and Red Bull in the past, and is currently sponsored by Golden Guardians, Red Bull, and I-Freek Mobile.
- aMSa served as a playtester for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, alongside fellow competitive players 9B, Ranai, Earth, and Kakera.
- aMSa is the oldest player to win a major Melee tournament, winning Scuffed World Tour at 31 years, 1 month, and 22 days old.
- The Red Essence - A Yoshi tech skill video by aMSa
- Fly Amanita (Ice Climbers) vs. aMSa (Yoshi)
- Apex 2014 - aMSa vs GC Silent Wolf - SSBM
- Overtriforce vs. VGBC.aMSa (Yoshi) - Losers Q.F.
- KoC 4 - VGBC | aMSa (Yoshi) Vs. P4K EMP | Mew2King (Sheik, Fox) SSBM Winners Quarters - Melee
- Apex 2015 - VGBC | aMSa (Greninja) Vs. Boreal_Ally (Mario) - SSB4