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 60 different competitive gaming events. 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 Smashboards.com and its related assets from Major League Gaming Inc.
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
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
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.