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. However, almost two months later, he would be picked up by Panda, and is currently their Creative Director. He currently has the most subscribers of any Smash content creator, with over 2 million as of December 2020.