Smasher:ANTi

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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.

He is the 8th player to take a set off of ZeRo, the 4th to eliminate him, and the 2nd to defeat him in a Best of 5, without losing a single game, doing so at WNF 2.5.

On June 22nd, 2016, both ANTi and Dabuz were signed by Dream Team.[1] On August 22nd, amidst allegations of mispayment, ANTi and Dream Team would part ways.[2][3] On September 13th, ANTi was signed by Immortals.[4]

On March 26th, 2017, ANTi entered a hiatus from the competitive scene, though maintained that he'd continue to attend some events.[5] He also claimed that he would no longer be maining Mario, and would return with a new character.[6] On April 18th, 2017, ANTi revealed that he would be maining Sheik.[7]

Tag origin[edit]

ANTi's tag is derived from a website, the name of which he can't recall.[8]

Playstyle[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

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.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

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.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 257th
PAX Arena January 29th-31st, 2016 25th
Smash the Record 2016 November 11th-14th, 2016 5th PB&J

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
POLY BRAWL 1 November 1st, 2008 2nd 2nd blackanese
S.W.R Event V January 3rd, 2009 17th 3rd Ether
Road To Viridian City January 31st, 2009 13th 2nd ADHD
G.I.M.P.E.D. 1 February 21st, 2009 9th 5th ADHD
Clash of the Titans IV February 7th-8th, 2009 17th (forfeit) 17th Yes
Road To Viridian City 2 March 7th, 2009 9th 9th Izumi
Poly Brawl 2 April 11th, 2009 2nd 2nd ADHD
Viridian City #3 April 18th, 2009 2nd 5th ADHD
Apex 2009 May 9th-10th, 2009 4th 4th Judge
Viridian City #4 June 20th, 2009 1st 1st Ksizzle
S.N.E.S. August 21st-23rd, 2009 3rd Hunger
Viridian City 5 August 29th, 2009 ? 3rd Basic Sausage
Gauntlet October 3rd, 2009 3rd 2nd Basic Sausage
Viridian City #6 October 24th, 2009 4th 1st Ally
Poly Brawl is Back November 28th, 2009 3rd 1st Ally
Viridian City #7 February 27th, 2010 4th Cable
Apex 2010 August 6th-8th, 2010 9th 13th CO18
KTAR 3 September 25th, 2010 2nd
MLG DC 2010 October 15th-17th, 2010 11th 1st Nairo
Viridian City #8 October 23rd, 2010 3rd 1st ADHD
Poly Brawl 5 November 24th-27th, 2010 3rd 1st Ally
KTAR 4 January 15th, 2011 5th 1st Gnes
Uprise of Long Island January 22nd, 2011 3rd 1st John Numbers
Viridian City #9 January 29th, 2011 3rd 2nd Nairo
Pound V February 19th-21st, 2011 2nd 1st Mew2King
Uprise of Long Island #2 April 16th, 2011 1st 2nd Vinnie
KTAR 5 May 21st, 2011 2nd 1st Ally
Uprise of Long Island #4 May 28th, 2011 3rd 1st ADHD
Uprise of Long Island #5 June 18th, 2011 1st 1st ADHD
Elite Four Johto: Champion July 9th, 2011 2nd 1st Mew2King
GENESIS 2 July 15th-17th, 2011 9th Dekar
L.I.R.R. July 30th, 2011 2nd 1st Mew2King
KTAR 6 August 14th, 2011 2nd 1st Mew2King
Concentrate II October 30th, 2011 2nd Salem
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 2nd Mew2King
Uprise of Long Island #7 March 3rd, 2012 2nd 1st Dabuz
Uprise #10 June 9th, 2012 2nd 1st Nairo
SKTAR July 14th-15th, 2012 4th 3rd Boss
L.I.R.R. 2 July 28th, 2012 1st 1st Vinnie
Uprise 11 December 29th, 2012 3rd 2nd ZeRo
Collision VI January 5th, 2013 1st 2nd Mew2King
Apex 2013 January 11th-13th, 2013 5th 17th ChuDat
CROSSFIRE 3 October 5th, 2013 9th 1st Nairo
KTAR 8 December 28th, 2013 5th 1st Ally
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 2nd Ally
Super Smash Sundays East Coast #1 March 23rd, 2014 2nd
Get On My Level 2016 May 20th-22nd, 2016 3rd
Super Smash Con 2016 August 11th-14th, 2016 4th 5th Mike Haze

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
KTAR 8 December 28th, 2013 9th
Super Smash Sundays East Coast #1 March 23rd, 2014 5th

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Collision XI January 3rd, 2015 1st
CLASH Online Invitational Finals January 11th, 2015 2nd
Shots Fired February 28th-March 1st, 2015 3rd Max Ketchum
CEO 2015 June 26th-28th, 2015 13th 1st Mr. R
EVO 2015 July 17th-18th, 2015 Top 16 ZeRo
The Big House 5 October 2nd-4th, 2015 4th 2nd Abadango
Smash the Record 2015 October 23rd-25th, 2015 9th
KTAR XIV November 7th, 2015 3rd Angel Cortes
E2C20 November 28th, 2015 2nd 1st ZeRo
2GGT: ESAM Saga January 9th, 2016 1st Xzax
PAX Arena January 29th-31st, 2016 5th 1st Mew2King
Nebulous Prime Sm4sh #26 February 7th, 2016 1st 1st Dill
Winter Brawl X February 26th-28th, 2016 2nd
Shots Fired 2 March 5th-6th, 2016 7th 2nd Mr. R
Do or DI March 11th-13th, 2016 2nd 1st Hyuga
Final Round 19 March 18th-20th, 2016 1st
OUTFOXX'D March 26th, 2016 5th 2nd Mew2King
Canada Cup Vancouver May 13th-15th, 2016 1st 1st Big D
Battle of BC May 14th, 2016 1st 1st Big D
Get On My Level 2016 May 20th-22nd, 2016 7th 1st Ally
Wednesday Night Fights 2.5 June 8th, 2016 1st
CEO 2016 June 24th-26th, 2016 1st 2nd Larry Lurr
EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 33rd
Super Smash Con 2016 August 11th-14th, 2016 13th 4th Ally
Shine 2016 August 26th-28th, 2016 17th 1st Mew2King
Wednesday Night Fights 3.7 September 14th-15th, 2016 1st
2GGT: Abadango Saga September 24th, 2016 9th 5th VoiD
The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 2nd 5th Kameme
SoCal Regionals 2016 October 14th-16th, 2016 1st
Olympus October 28th-30th, 2016 4th 3rd Larry Lurr
Smash the Record 2016 November 11th-14th, 2016 13th 1st Nairo
Smashdown World November 26th-27th, 2016 2nd 2nd Mr. R
UGC Smash Open December 2nd-4th, 2016 13th 5th Larry Lurr
2GGT: ZeRo Saga December 16th-18th, 2016 7th
Kumite in Tennessee 2017 January 6th-8th, 2017 2nd 1st Dabuz
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 9th 3rd Salem
Winter Brawl 11 February 17th-19th, 2017 1st
MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Pro Exhibition March 4th, 2017 7th
PAX Arena at PAX East 2017 March 12th, 2017 7th
Rise 2017 March 18th-19th, 2017 3rd 1st JK
Wednesday Night Fights 2017 Winter Season 1.6 March 22nd, 2017 9th
2GGC: Civil War March 24th-26th, 2017 25th 5th Larry Lurr
CEO Dreamland April 14th-16th, 2017 13th 5th Fatality
Smash Factor Toluca April 29th-30th, 2017 7th 3rd NAKAT
Royal Flush May 12th-14th, 2017 13th 3rd Zinoto
2GGC: Greninja Saga May 20th, 2017 4th 3rd Edge

Trivia[edit]

ANTi's legendary entrance at CEO 2016.
  • ANTi is recognised for his vibrant and brash personality, most evidenced by his social media presence, and in his CEO 2016 Top 8 entrance.[9]
  • He is prominent for introducing several trademark phrases and memes to the scene. For instance, he and fellow Mario player Ally jokingly claim that Mario is not a good character, despite their prominent tournament success. His usage of phrases such as "lavish", and "OD" have become fairly common throughout the community, as is his usage of "Jims", to derogatorily refer to those in the community without social etiquette.
  • ANTi is frequently known to enter Street Fighter events, and to pay close attention to their scene.
    • He famously defeated Street Fighter player LOWTI3RGOD in an online set, including a perfect round, after the latter claimed that a Smash player would never beat him in Street Fighter.[10]

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

References[edit]

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