Smasher:Abadango

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Abadango (あばだんご) is an SSB4 Mewtwo, Meta Knight, and Bayonetta player from Tokyo, Japan, and is considered the best Mewtwo player in the world, as well as a prominent Meta Knight, Bayonetta, and Rosalina & Luma player. He was originally considered the best Pac-Man player in the world, and a top Wario player before switching to Mewtwo.[1] Abadango is currently ranked 7th on the Panda Global Rankings v2, and 7th on the JAPAN Power Rankings.

In SSBB, Abadango was a Wario player, and was considered the best Wario player in Japan.

On October 8th, 2016, Abadango was signed by Luminosity Gaming.[2]

Tournament history[edit]

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Rise to fame[edit]

Abadango's breakout tournament was Apex 2015. Using the relatively unexplored character of Pac-Man, he quickly became a fan favorite, being dubbed the "Pac-Main" by the community. After losing in winners' finals of his round 2 pool to Mr. R, he ran through losers' bracket, defeating NinjaLink and AeroLink to make it to losers' top 8. In losers' eighths, he faced Dabuz in an infamously campy set that resulted in multiple timeouts and the 2-1 in favor of Dabuz. Abadango finished the tournament at 7th place.


After not attending any other major tournaments for six months, Abadango next appeared at EVO 2015. Having picked up his old Brawl main of Wario to complement his Pac-Man, Abadango swept through his round 1 and round 2 pools to reach top 8, defeating ESAM's Heavy Skull Bash-empowered Pikachu in the process. After losing to ZeRo in winners' semis, he had a rematch with Dabuz in loser's quarters. Abadango won the set 2-0, including a comeback in the second game with a Wario Waft stage spike. In losers' semis, he then had a close set with Mr. R, but ultimately lost 1-2, ending his run at 4th.

Character changes[edit]

After EVO, Abadango made the decision to drop Wario and pick up Meta Knight and Rosalina, which he used to win Umebura 19. With this improved character spread, he entered The Big House 5, and made a deep losers' bracket run after losing to Wizzrobe. He defeated San 2-0, Megafox 3-1, and 6WX 3-0, but was defeated by ANTi 3-2 in loser's eighths, placing 7th at the tournament.

In between The Big House 5 and GENESIS 3, Abadango decided to drop Pac-Man entirely along with Rosalina, opting to solo main Meta Knight for GENESIS 3. This did not work out for him, however, as he lost sets to Zan and Zinoto, placing at an all-time low of 49th.

In February of 2016, Abadango attended Niconico Tokaigi 2016, competing with other top Japanese players and Nairo. He bounced back from his poor placing at GENESIS by winning the tournament, defeating Nairo in grand finals.

Mewtwo and Pound 2016[edit]

Mr.II and Abadango embracing after Abadango's Pound 2016 victory, with aMSa in the background.

In light of the major buffs Mewtwo received in patches 1.1.3 and 1.1.5, Abadango opted to switch mains to Mewtwo, relegating Meta Knight to his secondary. With this new character in his arsenal, Abadango took Pound 2016 in dominant fashion, defeating Dabuz 3-2 in winners' quarters, VoiD 3-0 in winners' semis, Marss 3-1 in winners' finals, and Ally 3-0 in grand finals. This cemented his status as one of the best players in the world.

After Pound, Abadango attended Battle Arena Melbourne 8 where he placed 2nd, losing to Mr. R in grand finals.

Summer of Smash[edit]

In June of 2016, Abadango attended Smash 'N' Splash 2 and CEO 2016, placing 5th and 4th respectively while using primarily Mewtwo. Zinoto notably eliminated him from both tournaments. In July, he attended EVO 2016 where he placed 5th losing to Ally in winners' side and ZeRo in losers. He then attended PPT Summer in Germany and Clutch City Clash in America, which he both won convincingly, defeating Ixis and Samsora respectively in grand finals.

Abadango's next major tournament was Super Smash Con 2016, where he placed 7th. Coming back from an early loss in the Mewtwo ditto against Rich Brown in round 2 pools, he defeated SuperGirlKels 2-0, Trela 2-0, Master Raven 3-0, Saj 3-1, and Ryo 3-2 before finally falling to his rival Ally 3-2 in loser's eighths. Abadango underperformed at Umebura S.A.T., however, placing 13th with losses to Taiheita and Nietono. He then placed 2nd at Umebura 25, losing 3-1 to Kameme in grand finals.

Fall 2016[edit]

Fall 2016 began a string of sub-par placings for Abadango. At his namesake tournament, 2GGT: Abadango Saga, he placed 13th, losing in pools to a relatively unknown Dr. Mario main in B7games. He then lost in bracket to Elegant. At The Big House 6, Abadango tried his new Mega Man pocket pick against ZeRo in winner's quarters, but lost 3-0. He then immediately lost to VoiD 3-1 in losers, finishing at 9th. At Waseda Festival 2016, Abadango also finished in 9th place, losing once again to Taiheita and being eliminated by Todoman.

His placings began to improve once again starting at DNG Kanto Invitational, where Abadango placed 3rd in a round-robin with some of the best smashers in Kanto. He followed this up with a stellar performance at UGC Smash Open, where he defeated ANTi 3-1 in the round of 16, Nairo 3-1 in winners' quarters, and reverse swept ESAM 3-2 in winners' semis. After once again being defeated by ZeRo 3-0 in winner's finals, Abadango crushed ESAM 3-0 in the losers' finals runback, and using his Meta Knight, took ZeRo to a last game, last stock, last hit situation in grand finals before finally being defeated 3-2. He finished the tournament at 2nd place. Abadango then placed first at Hirosuma Tokaigi Qualifiers defeating Atelier 2-1, Ron 2-1, OCEAN 2-0, and Kome 2-1 and 2-0 on his march to victory. One week later at 2GGT: ZeRo Saga Abadango defeated Locus 2-0, and Pugwest 3-1 to make it out of pools. In bracket he defeated Salem 3-1 before falling to Larry Lurr 1-3 in winners quarters. He was then eliminated by Komorikiri 2-3 and finished in 9th place.

2017[edit]

Abadango attended Single Game Championships: Umebura X Single-Chu where he was upset by MasaRotom 1-2. He then made a losers run taking out players such as Yui before being eliminated by Mao 1-2 and finishing at 9th place.

At GENESIS 4, he defeated Light 2-0 to make it into Round 2 pools. In Round 2 pools he defeated Mr. ConCon 2-0 and Ito 2-1 to make it to Top 32 winners side. In top 32 he defeated MVD 3-2 and Tweek 3-1 before losing to Ally 0-3 in winners semis and CaptainZack 2-3 in losers quarters to finish at 5th place.

At Niconico Tokaigi 2017, Abadango made his way to winners finals defeating Hiro 2-1, Shuton 2-1. and Ranai 2-1 before falling to Nairo 0-2. In losers he was eliminated by KEN 1-2 and ultimately finished in 3rd place.

At Frostbite 2017, Abadango was upset by Black Yoshi 0-2 in pools and sent to losers. In losers he defeated Rayquaza07 3-1 and Blacktwins 3-1 before being eliminated by MKLeo 0-3 and finishing in 17th place.

At the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Pro Exhibition, Abadango defeated Koolaid 2-0, and Pugwest 2-1 before falling to Marss 2-3 in Winners finals. In losers finals he defeated Light 3-1 before losing to Marss 1-3 in Grand Finals finishing 2nd.

Abadango's next event would be 2GGC: Civil War. En route to top 32 Abadango defeated Max Ketchum 2-0, AC 2-1, and Elegant 3-1. In top 32 Abadango defeated HIKARU 3-0 before falling to T 2-3 and Marss 1-3 to finish 9th place.

At Kawaii Kon 2017, Abadango defeated Saiki 3-1 to move onto winners finals where he was defeated by VoiD 0-3. In losers finals he defeated Saiki 3-0 before falling to VoiD 1-3 in grand finals finishing 2nd.

Abadango placed 2nd at KSB 2017, losing to MKLeo 1-2 and 0-2 in winners finals and grand finals respectively.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Sun Rise Tournament August 10th-12th, 2012 25th 4th Yukhoe
Apex 2013 January 11th-13th, 2013 33rd 5th Otori
PPT Summer July 22nd-24th, 2016 1st
Super Smash Con 2016 August 11th-14th, 2016 17th 4th Vinnie

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Umebura 8 September 23rd, 2014 2nd
Umebura 10 November 23rd, 2014 49th

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Umebura 11 December 23rd, 2014 9th
Smash 4-Ever #10 January 28th, 2015 5th
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 7th 13th aMSa
Umebura 12 February 8th, 2015 2nd
Cannes Winter Clash February 27th-March 1st, 2015 2nd
Umebura 13 March 15th, 2015 5th
KSB 2015 May 2nd-4th, 2015 9th
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 4th 33rd RAIN
Umebura 19 August 29th, 2015 1st
Umebura F.A.T. September 21st-22nd, 2015 17th
Smashfield Weekly #9 October 1st, 2015 3rd
The Big House 5 October 2nd-4th, 2015 7th 2nd ANTi
Sumabato 6 October 24th, 2015 4th
Umebura Niconico Qualifiers November 29th, 2015 7th
Sumabato Niconico Qualifiers December 26th, 2015 2nd
Umebura Genesis Cup January 11th, 2016 3rd 4th Nyanko
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 49th 3rd Mr.R
Niconico Tokaigi 2016 January 30th-31st, 2016 1st
Umebura 21 February 11th, 2016 9th
TUS Tournament 4 March 20th, 2016 1st
Pound 2016 April 2nd-3rd, 2016 1st 9th Mr.R
Umebura 22 April 24th, 2016 9th
Ignition #28 April 27th, 2016 1st ? NiTe
Midwest Mayhem 2 April 30th, 2016 3rd 2nd iStudying
Battle Arena Melbourne 8 May 13th-15th, 2016 2nd 1st MM
Umebura 23 May 21st, 2016 33rd
Smash 'N' Splash 2 June 11th-12th, 2016 5th 2nd ZeRo
CEO 2016 June 24th-26th, 2016 4th 17th RAIN
Takera's House Tournament July 10th, 2016 2nd
EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 5th
PPT Summer July 22nd-24th, 2016 1st 1st Sodrek
Clutch City Clash August 6th-7th, 2016 1st 4th Samsora
Super Smash Con 2016 August 11th-14th, 2016 7th 5th Vinnie
Umebura S.A.T. August 20th-21st, 2016 13th 13th Dabuz
TSC 4 September 3rd, 2016 3rd
Umebura 25 September 10th, 2016 2nd
2GGT: Abadango Saga September 24th, 2016 13th 3rd Larry Lurr
Mega Smash Mondays 67 September 26th, 2016 5th
Little Big House 2 October 6th, 2016 2nd
The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 9th 17th Sodrek
TUS Tournament 6 October 30th, 2016 1st
Waseda Festival 2016 November 5th, 2016 9th
Umebura 25.5 November 6th, 2016 2nd Kameme
DNG Kanto Invitational November 19th, 2016 3rd
UGC Smash Open December 2nd-4th, 2016 2nd 9th Kameme
Hirosuma Tokaigi Qualifiers December 11th, 2016 1st
2GGT: ZeRo Saga December 16th-18th, 2016 9th 9th Kameme
SGC 2017 January 7th-8th, 2017 9th
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 5th 5th Kameme
Niconico Tokaigi 2017 February 11th-12th, 2017 3rd
Smashfield Weeklies #78 February 23rd, 2017 7th
Frostbite 2017 February 25th-26th, 2017 17th 3rd Kameme
Smash 'N' Chill Weekly #7 February 28th, 2017 2nd
Wednesday Night Fights 2017 Winter Season 1.6 March 22nd, 2017 13th
2GGC: Civil War March 24th-26th, 2017 9th 4th Kameme
Kawaii Kon 2017 April 7th-9th, 2017 2nd 3rd DarkMusician
Toryumon Weekday Tournament x STUDIO SKY #1 April 26th, 2017 5th
Tokyo Game Bar 3 April 30th, 2017 2nd
KSB 2017 May 4th-6th, 2017 2nd
Umebura Japan Major 2017 May 6th-7th, 2017 9th 13th Kameme
Toryumon Weekday Tournament x STUDIO SKY #2 May 10th, 2017 7th
Toryumon Weekday Tournament x STUDIO SKY #3 May 17th, 2017 9th
2GGC: Greninja Saga May 20th, 2017 9th 7th Mr.R
Mega Smash Mondays 98 May 22nd, 2017 2nd
Wednesday Night Fights 2017 Spring Season 2.3 May 24th, 2017 1st
MomoCon 2017 May 26th-28th, 2017 9th 3rd Kameme
UBC Smash 4 Pre-Battle of BC 2 Weekly June 1st-2nd, 2017 1st
Battle of BC 2 June 3rd-4th, 2017 2nd 2nd ANTi
Mega Smash Mondays 24 - The Lose Episode June 5th, 2017 5th
Wednesday Night Fights 2017 Spring Season 2.5 June 7th, 2017 2nd
2GGC: Nairo Saga June 10th-11th, 2017 5th 3rd Kameme
Mega Smash Mondays 100 June 12th, 2017 17th
Wednesday Night Fights 2017 Spring Season 2.6 June 14th, 2017 3rd
CEO 2017 June 16th-18th, 2017 17th

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Battle Gateway 5 August 31st, 2014 17th
Battle GateWay 6 December 14th, 2014 9th
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 273rd
Battle Gateway 8 August 8th, 2015 25th
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 482nd
The Big House 5 October 2nd-4th, 2015 769th
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 769th

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