Smasher:ANTi

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ANTi is a professional smasher from New York.

In Brawl, he mains Meta Knight and is widely considered among the top five Meta Knight mains in the United States, as well as one of the best in the world. He is well-known for using a variety of characters at a professional level such as Snake, Falco, and Marth. He is ranked 11th on the 2014 SSBBRank and was ranked 5th on the Tristate Brawl Power Rankings.

ANTi is one of the best Smash 4 players in the world, as shown by his multiple top 8 placings at national tournaments, such as 1st at CEO 2016, 2nd at The Big House 6, 4th at the The Big House 5 and 7th at Get On My Level 2016 and 2GGT: ZeRo Saga. Although he mainly plays Mario and Cloud, he uses many more characters at top level such as Zero Suit Samus, Diddy Kong, Sheik, and Meta Knight to secure a matchup advantage against his opponents, which has made him known as the "counterpick master" in the Smash 4 community. ANTi is currently ranked 9th on the Panda Global Rankings and 3rd on the New York Smash 4 Power Rankings.

ANTi is the 8th player to take a tournament set off ZeRo in Smash 4, the 4th to eliminate him, and the 2nd to beat him in a best of 5 without losing a single game (after Mew2King).

On September 13th, 2016, ANTi joined the eSports team Immortals as their first Smash player[1].

Playing style[edit]

ANTi's playstyle usually focuses around exploiting the weaknesses of his opponent in the specific character matchup. In Brawl, he likes to utilize Meta Knight's effective tilt game; he makes special use of the combo forward tilt hit 1 → down tilt → X, where X is either a dash grab, a down smash (usually at lower percentages), Mach Tornado, or a forward aerial. In SSB4, ANTi has great mastery and creativity with Mario's combo game; while his punish game is not as deadly as fellow Mario main Zenyou, he is very well known for his consistency when leading Mario's moves into the other, and his positional pressure using rolls, though he sometimes has more trouble when KOing the opponent unlike fellow Mario main, Ally.

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. 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

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

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. 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

Trivia[edit]

ANTi's legendary entrance at CEO 2016.
  • ANTi is seen as one of the most brash and charismatic Smashers (as evidenced by his CEO 2016 entrance and popoffs). He is also considered something of a troll on social media. For example he and fellow Mario main Ally have jokingly claimed that Mario is not "a top 10 character", despite their great success in tournaments.
  • ANTi is a fan of other fighting games, and is known to enter Street Fighter events.
    • He famously defeated Street Fighter player LOWTI3RGOD in an online set (including a perfect round), after the latter claimed that no Smash player could ever beat him in Street Fighter. The video ANTi tweeted went viral in both the Smash and FGC communities, as it reached over 14,000 likes and 6,000 retweets.

Gameplay videos[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

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