Smasher:Armada

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Armada is a smasher from Sweden who mains Peach and Fox in Melee. Armada is currently ranked 1st on the 2016 SSBMRank and the European Melee Power Rankings and as such is widely considered to be the best Melee player in the world. He is also considered the greatest Peach player of all time, showcasing outstanding skill for many years with a character still considered to be subpar compared to other top tiers. In addition to his legacy as one of the "Five Gods" of Melee, Armada is considered to be one of the two best Melee players of all time (along with Mango). A debate still exists over who is ultimately more deserving of the title[1].

Armada cemented himself as the best European player in 2009, winning SMASH ATTACK and Epita Smash Arena 3, and facing Mango in grand finals at GENESIS, his first American major. In 2011 and 2012, he was considered the best player in the world, as he won GENESIS 2, Apex 2012, and Apex 2013. This was followed by a semi-retirement in 2013 and 2014.

In 2015, Armada retained the title of best player in the world, with major tournament wins including EVO 2015, The Big House 5, and Smash Summit. Armada began 2016 strong by winning GENESIS 3, but soon entered a slump in which he placed some of his lowest placings in a year at Get On My Level 2016 and Battle of the Five Gods and also failed to defend his title at EVO 2016. The latter half of 2016 saw Armada having a much better year, winning Smash Summit 3, DreamHack Winter 2016 and UGC Smash Open, and keeping his 1st place on the 2016 SSBM rankings.

Armada is also known for his domination of doubles events at tournaments when teaming with Mew2King. The Peach/Sheik team was considered the best Melee doubles team in the world from 2011 to 2014, having won nationals such as Pound V, Apex 2012, Apex 2013, SKTAR 3, CEO 2014, and Kings of Cali 4. They are still considered to be one of the best teams in the world, along with PewFat, as they won GENESIS 3 and Smash Summit 3. Armada also dominates doubles events at European tournaments with his younger brother Android, in what is known as the "UGS Team". Their best achievements incude winning The Big House 5 and GENESIS 4 doubles. Armada also used to team with Ice and his brother Aniolas.

Armada also played Project M competitively from 2012-2015, maining Pit. He was one of the best Project M players in the world in the 3.02 era, with his precision with Pit's light arrows earning him the nickname "The Swedish Sniper."

Armada is sponsored by Alliance since November 6th, 2014[2]. On December 12th, 2016, Alliance was spun-off into a player-owned organization by former parent company Twitch[3]. Armada, along with the original Dota 2 members, was given a percentage of the organization.[4]

Tournament history[edit]

Rise to fame[edit]

After a handful of promising performances in locals around his area, Armada surprised the entire European community in July 2007 by claiming 4th place at The Renaissance of Smash 4, his first national, eliminating Faab 3-0 in losers' quarters, and even coming close to knocking Amsah out in losers' semis (who was then considered the best player in Europe by a sizable margin).

Seven months later, at Epita Smash Arena 2 (the largest European tournament at the time), Armada placed 3rd in singles. He lost to Captain Jack in winners' semis, and then eliminated Adam 3-0 in losers' quarters and Masashi 3-1 in losers' semis (including a 4-stock against his Marth in game 4), before losing to Captain Jack 2-4 in losers' finals.

Taking the European crown and debuting in the United States[edit]

In 2009, Armada won his first national, SMASH ATTACK; although he lost to Zgetto 2-4 in winners' finals, he managed to take both sets of grand finals against Zgetto, winning 8-0. He won Epita Smash Arena 3 shortly after without dropping a set, defeating Amsah 4-0 in grand finals. Armada was soon considered the best smasher in Europe. He also attended his first tournament in the United States, GENESIS, in which he won sets against DaShizWiz, Mew2King, and Mango in the winners' bracket, playing undefeated before losing to Mango in both sets of grand finals, placing 2nd in the Melee singles tournament.

In 2010, Armada attended Pound 4, which was his second tournament in the US. He was upset by SilentSpectre in winners' bracket, losing 0-2, though he managed to eliminate Hax, Plank, Lucky, and Mew2King in losers' bracket before being eliminated by Amsah 1-3 in losers' semis, placing 4th in the Melee singles tournament. Later that year, he placed 2nd in Melee singles at Apex 2010, defeating Axe and Zhu in winners' bracket before losing to Hungrybox in winners' semis, and then eliminating PPMD and Mew2King in losers' bracket before losing to Hungrybox 0-3 in grand finals. That year, he also won Epita Smash Arena 4 and Smash Needs You.

Period of dominance[edit]

In 2011, Armada won B.E.A.S.T without dropping a set, once again defeating Amsah 4-0 in grand finals. At Pound V, he started using Young Link as a counter to Hungrybox's Jigglypuff, and the result was defeating Hungrybox 2-0 in winners' bracket. He also defeated PPMD in winners' finals, but lost to PPMD in both sets of grand finals to take 2nd place in Melee singles. Later that year, Armada won his first major tournament in the US, GENESIS 2, where he defeated Mango 3-2 in grand finals. This was the start of a nearly two year long period in which Armada consistently won all of the major nationals in the US that he entered. He also won B.E.A.S.T II, once again not dropping a single set, and defeating Ice 4-0 in grand finals.

In 2012, Armada won Melee singles at Apex 2012, and also won Melee doubles with Mew2King. He defeated top professionals such as Shroomed, PPMD, Mango, and Hungrybox. At Smashers' Reunion: Melee Grande, he defeated PPMD in winners' finals, lost the first set of grand finals against him, and then won an extremely close second set 4-3. Armada then defended his titles in 2013, winning Melee singles at Apex 2013 by defeating Silent Wolf, Wobbles, KirbyKaze, Hungrybox, and PPMD once again in grand finals. He also won Melee doubles with Mew2King by defeating Aza and Javi, Shroomed and PewPewU, and Hungrybox and Plup in grand finals.

Retirement[edit]

After Apex 2013, Armada announced his retirement from competitive Melee singles events, although he did return to compete in EVO 2013, where he placed 4th, losing to PPMD 0-2 in winners' bracket and being eliminated by Mango 0-2 in losers' semis.

Return to the scene[edit]

After one year, Armada announced his return to the competitive Melee scene, and entered the B.E.A.S.T 4 Melee singles tournament, placing 2nd behind Leffen. At this point, Armada started using a lot of Fox in singles, alongside his Peach. Armada had previously used Fox sparingly in tournaments, including against Zgetto in winners' finals at SMASH ATTACK, Mango in the second set of grand finals at GENESIS, and in doubles against Hax and Hungrybox at GENESIS. In an interview with Armada at Avalon III, Armada stated that he would be using Fox primarily against Jigglypuff and in the Fox ditto in the future, the matchups he claimed to have the most trouble with using Peach. In the same interview, he also stated that he would be attending major tournaments in the US once again to try and regain his throne, confirming that he was fully active in the scene once again.

After winning various tournaments around Europe using a combination of Fox and Peach, Armada attended Republic of Fighters 3, a 5000 point MLG Anaheim 2014 qualifier, in May. He teamed with Ice and won Melee doubles over Leffen and Fuzzyness. In Melee singles, he defeated Professor Pro 2-0 and aMSa 3-0 to make it to winners' finals against Leffen, where he won 3-0 in Fox dittos (including a low percent 3-stock in game 3). However, in grand finals, Leffen came back and won 6-0 against Armada's Fox, taking the tournament over Armada. Due to this loss, Armada stated that his Fox was not ready for events in the summer, and that he would likely not use him in singles until next year. He reverted to using Peach against Fox again, subsequently managing to defeat top Fox players in tournament, such as Mango. Despite having claimed to be using Fox against Jigglypuff, Armada also proceeded to use Young Link against Hungrybox, and initially continued to do very well with him, winning their set in pool play at MLG Anaheim 2014 3-0, and also taking two sets off of Hungrybox's Fox primarily using Young Link at CEO 2014.

Reappearing in the United States for the Summer of 2014[edit]

Armada's first tournament in the United States since EVO 2013 was SKTAR 3, where he placed 4th in Melee singles, losing to PPMD 1-2 in winners' semis and then beating Westballz 2-0 in losers' quarters before being eliminated by Mew2King 1-2 in losers' semis. However, at Super SWEET the next week, Armada managed to beat Mew2King 3-1 in winners' semis, Mango 3-2 in winners' finals, and Mew2King 3-1 in grand finals, winning the tournament. He proceeded to take 1st place at SSS Lock-In, defeating Mew2King 3-1 once again in grand finals. At all three of these tournaments, Armada won Melee doubles with Mew2King in a dominant fashion, only dropping one set.

Having qualified for the championship bracket at MLG Anaheim 2014 due to his strong placements at Republic of Fighters 3 and SKTAR 3, Armada managed to defeat every player in his pool without dropping a set. He beat Mew2King 3-0 in winners' semis, but lost to Mango 2-3 in winners' finals. After eliminating Mew2King 3-2 in losers' finals, he once again lost to Mango 2-3 in grand finals, taking 2nd place at the tournament. Armada later attended CEO 2014, where he beat Hungrybox 2-1 in winners' semis, and lost to Mango 1-3 in winners' finals. After eliminating Hungrybox 3-0 in losers' finals, he managed to win both sets of grand finals against Mango (3-0 and 3-1) to take 1st place at the tournament.

Armada's next tournament was Kings of Cali 4, where he defeated Lucky and Fly Amanita 3-0 before reaching winners' finals against Mango, where he lost 1-3. He eliminated Mew2King 3-0 in losers' finals, and took the first set of grand finals against Mango 3-0, though still lost the second set 1-3, placing 2nd overall in singles at the tournament. CEO 2014 and Kings of Cali 4 also extended Armada and Mew2King's dominance in Melee doubles events.

At EVO 2014, Armada defeated Plup and Fly Amanita 2-0 in the winners' quarters pool to make it into the top 8 from winners' bracket. However, in winners' semis, he lost to Hungrybox 1-2. He eliminated Axe 2-1 in losers' quarters and PPMD 2-0 in losers' semis, but lost to Hungrybox again in losers' finals, this time 2-3, placing 3rd overall at the tournament.

Post-Summer 2014[edit]

Armada's first tournament in Europe since Republic of Fighters 3 was COMEBACK I. At this tournament, he defeated Dev 3-0 in winners' semis to make it to a highly anticipated match against Leffen in winners' finals. He ended up winning this set 3-1. In grand finals, he defeated Leffen again, this time 3-2, winning Melee singles at the tournament. In Melee doubles, he placed 2nd with C, losing to Android & Zoler 2-3 in winners' semis, then defeating them 3-2 in a rematch in losers' finals, and losing to Leffen & Beat 1-3 in grand finals.

Later that month, enough funds were raised for Armada and Lucky to attend Shadowloo Showdown V, an Australian national tournament. At this tournament, Armada convincingly won both Melee singles and Melee doubles, defeating Dekar 3-0, Lucky 3-1, and Lucky 3-0 to win singles, and teaming with Syke to take doubles over Lucky and Skeletom.

One week later, Armada attended Hit & Stun Tournament 2 in Spain, and won Melee singles without dropping a game, defeating Overtriforce, Leffen, and Ice. He teamed with Trif in Melee doubles and defeated Strawhat Dahean & Overtriforce 3-0 and Leffen & Ice 3-2 to make it to grand finals, where they lost the first set to Leffen and Ice 2-3, but still took the second set 3-1.

In late September, Armada traveled to the United States once again, primarily to attend The Big House 4, a very large national tournament in Michigan featuring competition from all other North America and Europe. During the first week of his stay, Armada won both singles and doubles at The Shape of Melee to Come 5, convincingly defeating Mango 3-1 in winners' finals and 3-0 in grand finals to win singles.

At The Big House 4, Armada defeated Darkrain 2-0 to make it into the top 32 bracket, where he defeated SFAT 2-0 and Westballz 3-1 to make it to winners' semis against Leffen, in which he lost a very close set 2-3. After defeating Hax 3-1 in losers' quarters, he was eliminated by Mango 1-3 in losers' semis, placing 4th in Melee singles. He continued his and Mew2King's winning streaks in Melee doubles by defeating DoH & Colbol 3-0 and Hungrybox & Plup 3-1 and 3-0 to take 1st place in Melee doubles.

He left Play-For-Keeps and Deadly Alliance simultaneously on November 2nd, 2014, the same day that ZeRo resigned from CLASH Tournaments. On November 6th, Swedish team Alliance announced that they were signing him and entering the Smash arena.

EVO 2015[edit]

EVO 2015 had a total of 1,869 entrants for Melee, surpassing the record set by EVO 2014 and becoming one of the largest Melee tournaments of all time. In winners quarters pool, Armada defeated Silent Wolf 2-1 and PewPewU 2-0, to make it into the top 8 via winners' bracket. In the top 8 winners bracket, Armada defeated Hungrybox 2-1 in winners semis and PPMD 3-0 in winners finals. He then once again defeated Hungrybox 3-2 on grand finals, to take 1st place.

Other Smash games[edit]

During 2008 and 2009, Armada occasionally entered Brawl tournaments, primarily using Sheik. He won Brawl singles at SMASH ATTACK and placed 17th in Brawl singles at GENESIS, though he never made any large impacts in the Brawl scene and has not played Brawl competitively since.

Armada also plays the Brawl mod, Project M. He used to main Pit in version 3.0.2 of Project M, and currently mains Fox in version 3.5 of the mod. He was considered the premier Pit main in the world during his debut, making full use of his character's aerial combos, followups, and edgeguarding, and infamously disrupting recoveries with Palutena's Arrow, and is still considered one of the two best Pit mains along with ZeRo. Armada won Project M singles at Apex 2014 and proceeded to win Project M tournaments without dropping a single set for four months, until Professor Pro took a set off of him in winners finals at Smash or DI (though Armada still won two sets of grand finals). He defeated a large number of Melee and Brawl professionals in tournament with his Project M Pit, taking sets off of Mew2King, DEHF, Mango, and others. SKTAR 3 was the first Project M tournament that Armada failed to win, placing 5th after losing to Emukiller and ESAM.

When Smash 4 first came out, Armada played the game briefly to earn a small amount of winnings outside of Melee and Project M. As with many players on release, he picked up Diddy Kong, and quickly became one of the best Diddy players in Sweden. He consistently got top 4 in Smash 4 tournaments with Diddy, despite not investing much time into the game. After some time passed, Armada stopped entering tournaments; DrømmeLAN 4.5 was his last major Smash 4 tournament, where he did not enter singles. He has not entered any majors since then.

Playing style[edit]

All aspects of Armada's gameplay are well-rounded. He is most notorious, however, for his punishes and edge-guarding. With Peach, whom he has mained for years, he emphasizes amazing positioning and hitbox placement (decimating most non-top 6 players and consistently playing on par with PPMD's Marth, who is widely regarded as a bad matchup for Peach), strong punishes (capitalizing on the first hit that he lands), and an insane edge-guard game, particularly on spacies. All of this has carried over to his Fox, a much more recent pick-up, where he implements the tools that Peach does not have, such as Fox's shine spike, unparalleled movement and attack speed, and consistent KO options (showcased in his set against Leffen at Paragon Orlando 2015, where he 4 and 3 stocked Leffen in two back to back games in the Fox ditto). Armada is not only mechanically strong in Melee, but also has one of the strongest mental games. This is well demonstrated in his matches versus Hungrybox, where Armada was the only one of the top Fox players (himself, Mango, and Leffen) to effectively counter Hungrybox's use of ledge-stalling at EVO 2015, and single-handedly made Hungrybox completely abandon the tactic altogether in subsequent matches. Because of his mental fortitude, he does not lapse as easily as the other Gods, leading to very consistent tournament results. Armada also possesses an amazing understanding of doubles play, teaming numerous times with Sheik players (his brothers, Mew2King, and Shroomed), and netting almost just as many doubles wins as singles. While Peach is still the usual choice in many matchups for Armada, Fox is more of a niche character pick, often reserved for specific player matchups, such as Hungrybox, Leffen, and PPMD (although he generally counterpicks PPMD's Falco with his Peach).

However, for all of his achievements, Armada is not perfect, and has faltered to the other top 6 players before. He has been noted to have a tendency of being too optimal in the neutral game, which still has a counter-play that the other five players have successfuly pulled off. Armada is also considerably less consistent with Fox if he is not playing particularly well, which has, at worst, led to a dropped game against Bizzarro Flame's Ganondorf at I'm Not Yelling!. Mango and Leffen have also exploited this, particularly in GENESIS 3 and Battle of the Five Gods for Mango and Get On My Level 2016 for Leffen, where Armada's Peach was eventually forced out, and while his Peach is more consistent, it usually cannot perform at the same peak as his Fox.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Smashers' Reunion 2 March 31st-April 3rd, 2007 4th 4th Aniolas
The Renaissance of Smash 4 July 3rd-6th, 2007 4th 4th Aniolas
Smashers' Reunion 3 August 7th-10th, 2007 1st 1st Aniolas
XsMASh December 14th-16th, 2007 2nd 3rd Aniolas
Epita Smash Arena 2 February 23rd-24th, 2008 3rd 5th Aniolas
SMASH ATTACK April 3rd-5th, 2009 1st 3rd Aniolas
Epita Smash Arena 3 April 11th-12th, 2009 1st 1st Aniolas
GENESIS July 10th-12th, 2009 2nd 7th Aniolas
ZEST4 August 29th, 2009 1st 3rd Aniolas
Pound 4 January 16th-18th, 2010 4th 5th Aniolas
Berlin Calling April 2nd-4th, 2010 1st 1st Aniolas
ZEST5 April 30th-May 1st, 2010 1st 1st Aniolas
Epita Smash Arena 4 June 26th-27th, 2010 1st 1st Aniolas
STIIG July 13th-20th, 2010 1st 1st Aniolas
The Tunes Monthlies # 8 July 31st, 2010 1st 2nd Aniolas
Apex 2010 August 6th-8th, 2010 2nd 3rd Aniolas
Smash Needs You August 10th-12th, 2010 1st 1st Aniolas
SKN2 October 8th-10th, 2010 1st 1st Aniolas
B.E.A.S.T January 7th-9th, 2011 1st 1st Aniolas
SKN3 February 11th-13th, 2011 1st 1st Aniolas
Pound V February 19th-21st, 2011 2nd 1st Mew2King
Tampora 2 April 29th-May 1st, 2011 1st 1st Aniolas
GENESIS 2 July 15th-17th, 2011 1st 4th Aniolas
B.E.A.S.T II August 11th-14th, 2011 1st 1st Aniolas
Tampora 3 November 25th-27th, 2011 1st 1st Android
Beauty 3 December 2nd-4th, 2011 1st 1st Aniolas
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 1st 1st Mew2King
Gamers Meetup STHLM February 18th-19th, 2012 1st 2nd Aniolas
Epita Smash Arena 5 April 20th-23rd, 2012 1st 1st Ice
Haags Kwartiertje 6 June 16th, 2012 1st 1st Faab
Smashers' Reunion: Melee Grande July 13th-15th, 2012 1st 1st Ice
King Funk's Castle II: Måske‎ October 4th-7th, 2012 1st 1st Aniolas
hf.lan 4 December 1st-2nd, 2012 1st 1st Overtriforce
Apex 2013 January 11th-13th, 2013 1st 1st Mew2King
EVO 2013 July 12th-14th, 2013 4th 4th Android
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 4th Ice
B.E.A.S.T 4 February 12th-16th, 2014 2nd 1st Aniolas
Avalon III March 8th, 2014 1st 1st Aniolas
Smash Ain't Dead 3 March 15th, 2014 1st
Smash or DI May 3rd, 2014 1st 1st VA
Republic of Fighters 3 May 17th-18th, 2014 2nd 1st Ice
SKTAR 3 May 31st-June 1st, 2014 4th 1st Mew2King
Super SWEET June 7th-8th, 2014 1st 1st Mew2King
SSS Lock-In June 14th-15th, 2014 1st 1st Mew2King
MLG Anaheim 2014 June 20th-22th, 2014 2nd 1st Mew2King
CEO 2014 June 27th-29th, 2014 1st 1st Mew2King
Kings of Cali 4 July 5th-6th, 2014 2nd 1st Mew2King
EVO 2014 July 11th-13th, 2014 3rd 9th Aniolas
Gameguys Intergalactic Kegger July 26th-27th, 2014 1st Mew2King
COMEBACK I August 1st-3rd, 2014 1st 2nd C
MUST 1 August 15th-17th, 2014 1st 1st Lolex
Shadowloo Showdown V August 29th-31st, 2014 1st 1st Syke
Hit & Stun Tournament 2 September 6th-7th, 2014 1st 1st Trif
Beauty 8 September 12th-14th, 2014 1st 2nd Aniolas
The Shape of Melee to Come 5 September 27th, 2014 1st 1st Duck
The Big House 4 October 4th-5th, 2014 4th 1st Mew2King
Justice 4 October 11th, 2014 1st 1st Hax
Arenan I October 17th-19th, 2014 1st 1st Dev
DrømmeLAN 4.0 November 7th-9th, 2014 1st 1st Android
Avalon VI November 29th, 2014 1st 1st Marc
Beauty 9 December 5th-7th, 2014 1st 1st Android
B.E.A.S.T 5 January 9th-11th, 2015 2nd 1st Android
Paragon Orlando 2015 January 17th-18th, 2015 5th 4th Mew2King
SWEET XVII January 24th, 2015 1st 1st Beach
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 2nd 2nd Android
McSmashter 4 February 21st-22nd, 2015 1st 1st I.B
Beauty 10 April 2nd-6th, 2015 1st 1st Android
I'm Not Yelling! April 11th-12th, 2015 1st 2nd Shroomed
MVG Sandstorm April 18th-19th, 2015 1st 2nd Mew2King
DrømmeLAN 4.5 April 24th-26th, 2015 1st 1st Android
HFLAN Melee Edition May 9th-10th, 2015 1st 1st Zhu
CEO 2015 June 26th-28th, 2015 2nd 1st Shroomed
FC Smash 15XR: Return July 4th-5th, 2015 3rd 1st Hungrybox
WTFox July 10th-11th, 2015 3rd 1st Mew2King
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 1st 2nd Ice
Sentenced to Smash 2 August 9th, 2015 1st
Heir II the Throne August 14th-16th, 2015 1st 1st Android
Sentenced to Smash 4 September 13th, 2015 1st 1st Android
DreamHack London 2015 September 19th-20th, 2015 1st
Helix September 26th-27th, 2015 1st 1st Ice
The Big House 5 October 2nd-4th, 2015 1st 1st Android
Gaston October 16th-18th, 2015 1st 1st Android
Smash Summit November 5th-8th, 2015 1st 2nd Mew2King
Eclipse November 14th-15th, 2015 1st 3rd Android
DreamHack Winter 2015 November 26th-29th, 2015 2nd 3rd Android
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 1st 1st Mew2King
Kickstart 5 January 24th, 2016 2nd 1st Android
B.E.A.S.T 6 February 19th-21st, 2016 1st 2nd Android
Michigan Summit March 5th, 2016 1st 1st Prince Abu
SWEET XXIII March 12th, 2016 1st 1st Prince Abu
Battle of the Five Gods March 17th-19th, 2016 3rd
Smash Summit 2 April 21st-24th, 2016 1st 1st Mew2King
Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo April 29th-May 1st, 2016 17th (Forfeit) 1st Mew2King
Get On My Level 2016 May 20th-22nd, 2016 5th 4th Shroomed
Sentenced to Smash 16 June 12th, 2016 1st 1st Android
Sentenced to Smash 17 June 26th, 2016 1st
WTFox 2 July 1st-3rd, 2016 2nd 1st Mew2King
EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 2nd
Heir 3 August 19th-21st, 2016 1st 1st Android
Syndicate 2016 September 10th-11th, 2016 1st 1st Android
The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 2nd 2nd Android
Eclipse 2 October 21st-23rd, 2016 1st 1st Android
Canada Cup 2016 October 28th-30th, 2016 1st 1st Mew2King
Smash Summit 3 November 3rd-6th, 2016 1st 1st Mew2King
DreamHack Winter 2016 November 24th-27th, 2016 1st
UGC Smash Open December 2nd-4th, 2016 1st 3rd Android
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 1st 1st Android
B.E.A.S.T 7 February 17th-19th, 2017 1st 1st Android

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
King Funk's Castle II: Måske‎ October 4th-7th, 2012 1st 2nd Aniolas
B.E.A.S.T 3 April 3rd-7th, 2013 1st
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 1st
B.E.A.S.T 4 February 12th-16th, 2014 1st
Avalon III March 8th, 2014 1st
Smash Ain't Dead 3 March 15th, 2014 1st
Smash or DI May 3rd, 2014 1st
SKTAR 3 May 31st-June 1st, 2014 5th 2nd Mew2King
Super SWEET June 7th-8th, 2014 1st
CEO 2014 June 27th-29th, 2014 5th 4th Hungrybox
COMEBACK I August 1st-3rd, 2014 1st
MUST 1 August 15th-17th, 2014 1st
Shadowloo Showdown V August 29th-31st, 2014 1st 1st Dreadtech
Hit & Stun Tournament 2 September 6th-7th, 2014 1st
Beauty 8 September 12th-14th, 2014 1st 1st Professor Pro
The Big House 4 October 4th-5th, 2014 7th 5th Professor Pro
DrømmeLAN 4.0 November 7th-9th, 2014 1st
B.E.A.S.T 5 January 9th-11th, 2015 3rd
McSmashter 4 February 21st-22nd, 2015 1st 5th n0ne
MVG Sandstorm April 18th-19th, 2015 1st Mew2King
HFLAN Melee Edition May 9th-10th, 2015 1st
DrømmeLAN 4.5 All-Star April 24th-26th, 2015 2nd
WTFox July 10th-11th, 2015 1st Mew2King
Helix September 26th-27th, 2015 1st
Gaston October 16th-18th, 2015 1st

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
SMASH ATTACK April 3rd-5th, 2009 1st
GENESIS July 10th-12th, 2009 17th

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
DrommeLAN 4.0 November 7th-9th, 2014 2nd

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Beauty 9 December 5th-7th, 2014 2nd
B.E.A.S.T 5 January 9th-11th, 2015 4th
DrømmeLAN 4.5 April 24th-26th, 2015 3rd Smasher89

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Smasher' Reunion 4 December 26, 2008 1st

Trivia[edit]

  • In Melee, Armada holds positive records against every smasher he has played with the exception of CaptainJack (0-2) and SilentSpectre (0-1).
    • Armada is also the only smasher to have a positive record against Mango (22-18).
  • Armada has 10 siblings, including fellow smashers Aniolas and Android.
  • Armada received the largest prize check in a Melee tournament with a total of $15,000 at DreamHack Winter 2016, surpassing the previous record of $14,232 at EVO 2016, which was held by Hungrybox.
  • Armada is a pioneer of what has come to be known as the "Armada Shine." This Melee tech involves dropping below the ledge as Fox, sometimes very deep, in order to shine-spike a Fox or Falco during the vulnerability frames of their up special. (Armada credits the development of this technique to KJH.
  • Armada is the only Smash player to earn over $200,000 in a respective game in the series, being Melee.
  • Armada is the only Smash player to have won three consecutive iterations of a national tournament series, with victories at Smash Summit, Smash Summit 2 and Smash Summit 3, as well as GENESIS 2, GENESIS 3 and GENESIS 4.
  • Armada has yet to lose a Melee set to a player outside the 2016 SSBMRank top 5 and PPMD since 2010 when Amsah beat him at Pound 4.

Gameplay videos[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

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