ANTi is an SSB4 Mario player from Copiague, New York. He is considered one of the best Mario players in the world, alongside Ally. He is well regarded for his extensive character roster, and regularly employs counter-picking in tournament to secure more advantageous match-ups. ANTi is currently ranked 9th on the Panda Global Rankings v2, and 3rd on the New York Smash 4 Power Rankings.
In SSBB, ANTi was a Meta Knight player, and was considered one of the best Meta Knight players in the world, alongside Nairo, ZeRo, Otori, Mew2King, and Edge. He was well known, much like in SSB4, for his significant character pool. ANTi was formerly ranked 11th on the 2014 SSBBRank, and 5th on the Tristate Brawl Power Rankings.
On June 22nd, 2016, both ANTi and Dabuz were signed by Dream Team. On August 22nd, amidst allegations of mispayment, ANTi and Dream Team would part ways. On September 13th, ANTi was signed by Immortals.
On March 26th, 2017, ANTi entered a hiatus from the competitive scene, though maintained that he'd continue to attend some events.
ANTi's tag is derived from a website, the name of which he can't recall.
ANTi's playstyle focuses on his exceptional capability to manifest and maintain pressure situations, being especially proficient at following his opponent's movement, retreating, and defensive options. In doing so, this enables him access to his unique form of aerial and ground based movement pressure, often running circles or tomahawk jumping around his opponents. These pressure microcosms he establishes provides him the ability to pressure his opponents into reacting, allowing him to punish when they overextend. ANTi is adept at following his opponent's aerial drift, allowing him to react and cover landing options, pressure from below, or extend juggling situations. ANTi is very perceptive of airdodge and shield habits, and will exploit them to extend combos, obtain grabs, or kill.
ANTi specialises in utilising Meta Knight's effective tilt game. He will typically string single hits of tilts together, which further combo into different moves, which he determines based on his opponent's percent.
He is reputedly known for having among the best matchup knowledge of all players in Brawl against many characters, such as Olimar and Diddy Kong, to the extent that other top professionals, such as Mew2King and Ally used to study his matches closely to implement his strategies into their own plans during the Brawl days.
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