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Ultimate mains Mario, Joker
SSB4 main Mario
Brawl main Marth
Melee mains Peach, Marth
Project M main Peach
Sponsor(s) Panda
Former sponsor(s) Tourney Locator
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Pro-amateur
Super Smash Bros. 4 Pro-amateur
PM Icon.png Pro-amateur
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Pro-amateur
Additional info
Real name Jacob Rabon IV
Birth date (age 27)
Location Los Angeles, California USA

Alpharad, or simply Alpha, is a smasher from Norman, Oklahoma, who is currently residing in Los Angeles, California, who was put on the map by his series of Super Smash Bros. 4 montages on YouTube entitled How to Play 101, as well as Story for Glory, Challenge Mode, and other series featuring a variety of games. He, along with YouTuber MagicScrumpy, helped develop the Melee mod Silly Melee, which changes every character to have unique moveset changes, along with the addition of new stages. He used to be part of the Smash streaming crew Tourney Locator, until he left on May 4, 2016.[1] However, almost two months later, he would be picked up by Panda,[2] and is currently their Creative Director.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Smash @ DZ #33 March 22nd, 2015 9th

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Smash @ DZ #18 November 9th, 2014 9th
Smash @ DZ #19 November 16th, 2014 9th
Smash @ DZ #22 December 21st, 2014 9th
Smash @ DZ #26 January 18th, 2015 17th
Smash @ DZ #30 (Allstar) February 22nd, 2015 7th
Smash @ DZ #32 March 15th, 2015 13th
Smash @ DZ #33 March 22nd, 2015 7th
OHSNAP 7 May 12th, 2015 13th Mart
Moorenado 9 June 10th, 2015 9th
Moorenado 12 July 11th, 2015 4th Dad
Moorenado 17 August 15th, 2015 5th

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Smash @ DZ #22 December 21st, 2014 7th 4th Trash
Sonic Storm 13 April 3rd, 2015 5th
OHSNAP 7 May 12th, 2015 5th Zeroic
Sonic Storm 20 June 13th, 2015 7th
Low Tier City 3 August 1st-2nd, 2015 9th Jtails
Sonic Storm 45 February 12th, 2016 13th 3rd Deezus
Super Bit Wars 4 February 20th-21st, 2016 17th Dakpo
No Man's Land March 18th, 2017 9th Deezus

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Frostbite 2019 February 22nd-24th, 2019 65th Miloni
Low Tier City 7 July 12th-14th, 2019 97th JoSniffy


  • Occasionally, Alpharad will not take local tournaments seriously, using characters such as Wario-Man during bracket matches or partnering with a random person for doubles matches. He also uploaded a video of him at a tournament playing by himself as Wario-Man in doubles.
  • Alpharad is the first Smash Bros. YouTuber to reach 1 million subscribers (although he has branched out to playing other games), achieving the feat on November 22, 2018.
  • Alpharad started a second Let's Play channel, along with fellow YouTuber Dad as Heck, called Friends Without Benefits. The channel has since added three more YouTubers known as Weegee Plays, Deezus, and Major Duncan, and has reached over 150,000 subscribers.
    • However, on August 21st, 2018, Alpharad announced that he was going to leave Friends Without Benefits, saying he no longer felt that he fit in; he did one more Let's Play with each member of the group before leaving.[3]
  • Alpharad currently has four channels including his main channel, the others being Alpharad Gold (formerly Alpharad Plus and then Alpharad Deluxe), in which he uploads content that is typically unedited; Alpharad Replay, which is used as a stream archive; and Not Alpharad, in which he uploads very short comedy videos and snippets of his life as well as clips from his videos on his other channels.

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