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Character info
Melee main Luigi
Other Melee characters Falco, Captain Falcon, Fox
Project M main Luigi
Other Project M characters Mewtwo, Ganondorf
Team info
Crew(s) Knights
Former crews Blackcraft Gaming
Personal and other info
Real name Stephen Abate
Birth date (age 35)
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States

Abate is a smasher from Pittsburgh and originally from New Jersey who mains Luigi in Melee. Originally a Falco player, he began using Luigi when he counterpicked him against Forward. After taking inspiration from fellow Pittsburgh Luigi player, Vudujin, he has made Luigi his main character.

Abate has taken sets off of top smashers, including Westballz, Axe, Duck, DruggedFox, S2J, Mike Haze, Hax, n0ne, and Cactuar. His best result was at The Big House 5 (the 5th largest Melee tournament of all time) where he placed 7th. He is currently considered one of the best Melee Luigi players in the world along with Ka-Master and Eddy Mexico.

Abate was formerly ranked 2nd on the Pittsburgh Melee Power Rankings and 63rd on the 2018 MPGR.

On Dec. 1st, 2017, Abate was sponsored by Knights, becoming their first Smasher and first player overall.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Zenith 2011 May 28th-29th, 2011 13th 9th GSO
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 65th
Apex 2013 January 11th-13th, 2013 49th 65th GSO
Zenith 2013 June 1st-2nd, 2013 7th 17th Vudujin
KTAR 7 July 6th-7th, 2013 4th 2nd OTG
Pound V.5 November 9th, 2013 4th 5th Green Ranger
SWEET XIII January 11th, 2014 2nd 3rd The Lake
Y-Town Throwdown I February 8th, 2014 2nd 1st Mango
Revival of Melee 7 March 8th-9th, 2014 9th 17th GSO
Fight Pitt IV April 19th, 2014 9th 3rd Green Ranger
Scenic City July 26th, 2014 1st 1st s0ft
Viva La Laser August 8th, 2014 1st
The Shape of Melee to Come 5 September 27th, 2014 3rd 3rd 4%
The Big House 4 October 4th-5th, 2014 17th 17th KirbyKaze
Fight Pitt V November 1st-2nd, 2014 3rd 2nd Green Ranger
S@X 98 May 20th, 2015 1st
Midwest Championships 2015 May 29th, 2015 1st
Scenic City Smash IV June 6th, 2015 3rd
CEO 2015 June 26th-28th, 2015 13th 11th Vudujin
Mayhem 20 September 12th, 2015 7th 2nd MikeHaze
Super Smash Sundays 32 September 13th, 2015 7th 2nd Eddy Mexico
The Big House 5 October 2nd-4th, 2015 7th
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 25th 17th Vudujin
PGH NEOH Arcadian January 30th, 2016 2nd 2nd Beanwolf
Kickstart 6 February 14th, 2016 4th 2nd Professor Pro
B.E.A.S.T 6 February 19th-21st, 2016 9th 5th Blayd
Fight Pitt VI April 16th-17th, 2016 7th 4th Borp
Super Smash Con 2016 August 11th-14th, 2016 17th 13th PGH Carroll
200 BPM September 3rd, 2016 4th 1st dizzkidboogie
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 25th 17th Eddy Mexico
King of the Springs 2 February 14th, 2017 1st 1st Iori
Smash Valley V February 18th, 2017 7th 1st Lucky
Smashville 6 June 10th, 2017 5th 1st Colbol
Get On My Level 2017 July 28th-30th, 2017 17th 9th n0ne
Man on a Ledge 173 September 8th, 2017 1st 1st Vudujin
The Big House 7 October 6th-8th, 2017 65th 25th PGH Carroll
KSU Smash Presents: REDACTED December 2nd, 2017 1st 1st Colbol
GENESIS 5 January 19th-21st, 2018 25th 49th Qerb
Smash Valley: Lucky 7 February 17th, 2018 17th 2nd Lucky
Full Bloom 4 March 24th-25th, 2018 33rd 33rd Dr. Greenthumb
Fight Pitt 8 April 7th, 2018 7th 7th Green Ranger
Aegis April 21st, 2018 4th 5th Majersk
Smashville 7 June 16th, 2018 7th 1st n0ne
Homecooked June 22nd, 2018 2nd 1st Dr. Greenthumb
That Damn Move September 22nd, 2018 2nd 1st lloD
An Exercise in Formality November 17th, 2018 2nd 3rd Majersk
ROOM 49: The Lost Tournament January 12th, 2019 3rd MF Greenthumb
A Close 2-0 February 9th, 2019 3rd 2nd Dr. Greenthumb
HOMECOOKED2 July 27th, 2019 2nd MF Greenthumb
The Big House 9 October 4th-6th, 2019 33rd MF Greenthumb

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
The Big House 4 October 4th-5th, 2014 49th 5th KOKingpin
Midwest Championships 2015 May 29th, 2015 3rd
Scenic City Smash IV June 6th, 2015 2nd
B.E.A.S.T 6 February 19th-21st, 2016 2nd
King of the Springs 2 February 14th, 2017 13th

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
A Close 2-0 February 9th, 2019 17th


  • By placing 7th at Zenith 2013, Abate became the first Luigi main to make it into Top 8 at a national Melee tournament.
  • Abate's rise is documented in Sam DeGregorio's 2016 documentary Steel City Smash.

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