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Character info
Melee main Peach
Brawl mains Diddy Kong, Donkey Kong
Team info
Crew(s) Power Underwhelming
Personal and other info
Real name Chris Brown
Location Ohio United States

AlphaZealot is a professional smasher from Ohio who joined SmashBoards in 2003. He began playing in, and helping run, Smash tournaments in 2004 and has since staffed over 100 different competitive gaming events.

In 2009, AlphaZealot was the tournament director for AllisBrawl helping design and operate one of the first online ladder platforms in esports. He oversaw operations of the quarterly AiB playoffs played online using a beta online version of the tournament software Tio. AlphaZealot then directed the operation of the first bracketed online tournaments ever held for Smash Brothers (64 players in the Playoffs).

In 2010, he became the tournament director for Brawl on the MLG Pro Circuit and would later serve in the same role for Halo Reach, King of Fighters XII, Soul Calibur V, and Mortal Kombat 9. AlphaZealot's last event with Major League Gaming was in Raleigh in August, 2012.

On July 27th, 2012, AlphaZealot was inducted into the inaugural SmashBoards Hall of Fame for his work as a tournament organizer.

On November 27th, 2012, AlphaZealot, through his company Xyelot LLC, purchased and its related assets from Major League Gaming Inc. That same year he began working for The Pokémon Company International operating the video game championships and designing monthly online tournaments. As of 2020 he was TPCi’s senior manager for premier events, esports, and broadcasting and his team operates the annual Pokémon world championships for several titles including the TCG, video game, and Pokken Tournament.

In 2020, Allston Melee ranked AlphaZealot as 5th on the top 10 list of Melee Tournament Organizers of all time.

In 2021, AlphaZealot, as executive producer and managing partner for Metagame Documentary, was a finalist for esports video production team, esports video content piece, and winner of esports video content series.

On June 1st, 2023, AlphaZealot stepped down as the owner of SmashBoards. His company Xyelot, LLC sold SmashBoards to Equistellar Media, Inc, a company owned by Warchamp7 which will serve as the business entity for SmashBoards and SquidBoards going forward.


Competitive Smash[edit]

AlphaZealot's competitive debut was at Bomb 1 in Potomac, Maryland. He had begun his competitive career months earlier when close friend and Smash mentor The Muffin King began teaching him the game. Much of his early competitive history is marred by early tournament exits, usually foregoing doubles and occasionally leaving singles in the middle of a tournament.

MLG Feature Writer[edit]

AlphaZealot began his writing career with Major League Gaming in 2005. Since then he has released dozens of articles covering the competitive community through interviews, post event wrap ups, and informative pieces.

One Handed Smash[edit]

In 2005, AlphaZealot learned to play Smash one handed while training with ChuDat. After weeks of practice he eventually created the only existing guide to one handed Smash. He plays money matches with ChuDat a few times a year, with each match being a battle for 'best in the world' status at one handed Smash. Each match is Peach (AlphaZealot) versus Marth (Chudat) in a best of 3 on Final Destination.

  • Bomb 4: AlphaZealot lost 1-2
  • MLG Chicago: AlphaZealot won 2-1
  • CCX (September): AlphaZealot lost 2-0
  • C3 (February): AlphaZealot lost 2-1

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
BOMB 2 April 17th, 2004 13th 7th Kiraki
CP tourney 2 August 2004 6th
CP tourney 1 November 2004 5th
BurningFirst's 1st Tournament September 2004 5th
MLG DC 2005 January 29th-30th, 2005 49th
BOMB 3 March 9th, 2005 13th 5th KM
Gettin' Schooled 2 June 25th-26th, 2005 23rd
BOMB 4 November 12th, 2005 69th 17th Kiraki
CCX August 2006 17th 5th Vist
CCX September 2006 9th 5th Vist
NOD3 September 2006 5th Vist
BurningFirst's 2nd Tournament September 2006 9th
CoK 2 October 2006 17th 17th Overswarm
Show Me Your Moves 6 November 4th, 2006 33rd 17th Overswarm
FoB2 December 2006 25th 13th
C3 December 2006 9th 5th Vist
C3 February 2007 25th 17th Hova
Farmingdale May 2007 65th
MELEE-FC Diamond July 10th, 2007 169th 33rd Overswarm
Super Champ Combo September 29th-30th, 2007 112th Scamp

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
C3 March 22nd, 2008 33rd 7th G-regulate
Season Beatings III October 18th, 2008 3rd
Hyper Viper Beam November 8th, 2008 9th 5th JV3x3
Lancaster Landmaster December 5th, 2008 2nd 1st Quivo
Critical Hit 4.5 December 13th, 2008 13th 7th DMBrandon
ChuDat's Xmas Biweekly December 20th, 2008 5th Forte
Clowsui's New Years Bash January 3rd, 2009 3rd 2nd Quivo
Midwest Circuit Championship January 17th, 2009 4th 5th Kel
Smashing the Cove January 23rd, 2009 1st 1st Quivo
Clash of the Titans 4 February 7th, 2009 49th 49th Quivo
Love's Last Stand February 21st, 2009 1st 2nd Kel
Wings & Brew I: Smokin BBQ February 28th, 2009 2nd 3rd Quivo
Lucario is Pawsome! March 6th, 2009 3rd 5th Kel
C3: Virginia March 21st, 2009 4th 3rd Forte
C4 Galore April 11th, 2009 5th 9th Bowyer
GENESIS July 10th-12th, 2009 65th
EVO 2009 July 17th-19th, 2009 13th
Pound 4 January 16th-18th, 2010 17th 9th Y.b.M.
School is in Session 3 September 11th, 2010 9th 9th Hylian
School is in Session 6 September 3rd-4th, 2011 9th
VENGEANCE April 7th, 2012 13th 13th Legan

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