Smasher:A Rookie

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A Rookie
A Rookie during his set against Silent Wolf at Kings of Cali 3.
Melee main Mario
Other Melee
Crew(s) SFS
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Top professional (banned from Pensacola and Louisiana events)
Additional info
Real name Albert Suafa
Birth date (age 30)
Location Pensacola, Florida USA

A Rookie is a SSBM Mario player from Southern California, currently residing in Pensacola, Florida. He is considered the best Mario player in the world, and remains one of the only prominent Mario players. He is currently ranked 1st on the Pensacola Melee Power Rankings, and was formerly ranked 24th on the SoCal Melee Power Rankings. He has taken sets of off Redd, Kalvar, Squid, Alex19, NMW, Lucky, Kira, Wobbles, Tafokints, Porkchops, Captain Faceroll and Rudolph.


On July 2nd, 2020, a former tournament organizer known as Sheik shared her account of why she left the Smash community. She claimed that A Rookie began to make uncomfortably romantic advances towards her after just a short time of knowing her. One day, after seeing a photo of her at the beach, A Rookie sent her an unsolicited, sexually explicit photo of himself. The co-owners of her tournament series refused to ban him for this offense, resulting in her leaving the scene.[1]

A Rookie would soon make a response to her statement, arguing that he made advances because he thought Sheik reciprocated interest in him. He also claimed that she had sent the beach picture directly to him with a winking emoji, leading him to "really... [think] she was into it" and send the explicit photo.[2]

Sheik later made a final statement that disproved the last point, stating that the photo she posted was on her public Snapchat story and not for only him to see.[3]

On July 3rd, 2020, the Pensacola Melee community indefinitely banned A Rookie from their regional events. They cited the aforementioned misconduct situation, as well as his dismissive and belittling attitude towards serious community issues, as reasons for his ban.[4](dead link) The Louisiana Melee community would follow suit, banning him from all online events and in-person events upon being resumed. [5].

On October 8th, 2021, A Rookie posted screenshots of him making a secondary account called "Ayy Rooks Apology" since Sheik had blocked A Rookie prior to posting her 1st twitlonger. As A Rookie's name suggested, he DM'd Sheik via Twitter and she met him with no response to his message, just a block.[6]

On November 10th, 2021, A Rookie would follow up with a final video addressing why he was banned from tournaments.[7]

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
GENESIS July 10th-12th, 2009 65th
2GG Battle Frontier December 13th, 2010 ?
Kings of Cali 2 April 13th-14th, 2013 7th Manacloud
Kings of Cali 3 December 14th-15th, 2013 25th 9th Manacloud
SoCal Regionals 2014 February 28th-March 2nd, 2014 13th 17th Khepri
The Next Episode March 22nd-23rd, 2014 33rd
Kings of Cali 4 July 5th-6th, 2014 17th 9th dayman
EVO 2014 July 11th-13th, 2014 65th 33rd J666
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 49th
I'm Not Yelling! April 11th-12th, 2015 65th 9th J666
Press Start May 9th-10th, 2015 17th 13th J666
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 65th 65th soju
CEO 2016 June 24th-26th, 2016 25th 25th DP's Mario
Come to Papa 2 October 22nd-23rd, 2016 9th 7th Aly
Smash the Record 2016 November 11th-14th, 2016 25th 7th Oppa
Smash Conference LXIX January 7th, 2017 17th 5th Dingo
Tampa Never Sleeps 7 February 25th-26th, 2017 7th
Frame Perfect Series 2 March 18th-19th, 2017 13th 3rd The Moon
CEO Dreamland April 14th-16th, 2017 33rd
Function(2) May 6th, 2017 9th 9th Green Mario
The Bigger Balc May 27th-28th, 2017 7th
CEO 2017 June 16th-18th, 2017 13th
Function(3) July 8th, 2017 7th 5th Green Mario
DreamHack Atlanta 2017 July 21st-23rd, 2017 33rd
Training Mode Tuesdays #25 September 26th, 2017 5th
Smash at Power 9 #50 September 28th, 2017 3rd
The Big House 7 October 6th-8th, 2017 129th 49th Wreck
Tipped Off 12 November 11th-12th, 2017 9th 9th DP's Mario
Golden Daze November 17th-19th, 2017 1st 1st Oppa
The Last Smash at Power 9 December 28th, 2017 3rd 2nd KoopaTroopa895
National Melee Arcadian March 11th, 2018 5th 17th Wreck
Hidden Power March 2018 March 17th, 2018 2nd 3rd Sam
Low Tier City 6 July 27th-29th, 2018 17th
EVO 2018 August 3rd-5th, 2018 33rd 13th J666
DreamHack Atlanta 2018 November 16th-18th, 2018 25th 9th unchosen
GENESIS 6 February 1st-3rd, 2019 65th 65th Pimp Jong Illest
Vortex Monthly #1 February 9th, 2019 3rd
Come to Papa 3 April 27th-28th, 2019 17th
Nimbus #44 May 2nd, 2019 9th
The Second National Melee Arcadian May 5th, 2019 17th 25th J666
MomoCon 2019 May 23rd-26th, 2019 9th
CEO 2019 June 28th-30th, 2019 33rd
Shine 2019 August 23rd-25th, 2019 33rd 33rd Palika
Fanaticon: Super Robot Rumble October 5th-6th, 2019 2nd
DreamHack Atlanta 2019 November 15th-17th, 2019 9th 13th Logan
Sono Con X New Challenger Approaching December 14th-15th, 2019 1st
Tampa Never Sleeps 8 January 18th-19th, 2020 5th
Sweet Revenge #12 February 8th, 2020 1st 1st Logan
CEO Dreamland 2020 March 13th-15th, 2020 17th
Pound Online April 24th-26th, 2020 33rd
The Freedom SeriesOnline January 16th, 2022 9th

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Coffee Boys 10 January 15th, 2017 7th
The Bigger Balc May 27th-28th, 2017 33rd J666
Golden Daze November 17th-19th, 2017 2nd
Baited 2 April 28th, 2018 5th


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