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Armada at UGC Smash Open.
Character info
Smash 64 main Captain Falcon
Other Smash 64 characters Yoshi, Luigi
Melee mains Peach, Fox
Other Melee character Sheik, Marth, Falco
Retired Melee character Young Link
Brawl main Sheik
Smash 4 mains Sheik, Diddy Kong
Ultimate main Inkling
Project M main Peach
Other Project M characters Fox, Falco, Captain Falcon
Retired Project M character Pit
Team info
Former sponsor(s) CLASH Tournaments, Play-For-Keeps, Empire Arcadia, Alliance
Former crews Ultimate Gamers of Sweden (UGS)
Rankings and results info
Most recent ranking Super Smash Bros. Melee MPGR 2018: 2nd
Best historical ranking Super Smash Bros. Melee SSBMRank 2016: 1st
Best tournament result Super Smash Bros. 1st / 41 at Smashers Reunion 4
Super Smash Bros. Melee 1st / 1,428 at EVO 2017
Super Smash Bros. Brawl 17th / 292 at GENESIS
Super Smash Bros. 4 4th / 136 at B.E.A.S.T 5
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 17th / 1,017 at The Big House 9
PM Icon.png 1st / 382 at Apex 2014
Winnings Super Smash Bros. Melee ~$296,238.98
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ~$2,057.93
PM Icon.png ~$4,616.29
Personal info
Real name Adam Lindgren
Birth date (age 30)
Location Göteborg, Västra Götalands Län Sweden

Armada is a smasher from Gothenburg, Sweden who mains Peach and Fox in Melee who was formerly ranked 1st on the European Melee Power Rankings and 2nd on the 2018 MPGR. One of the "Five Gods" of Melee, he is widely 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. Since becoming a top level player in 2007, Armada never placed below 5th at a tournament, won a multitude of majors and supermajors, and cultivated a streak over 8 years long in which he did not drop a serious tournament set to a player outside of Melee's upper echelon. His remarkable consistency and numerous periods of dominance lead many to regard Armada as the greatest Melee player of all time.

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 which ended with B.E.A.S.T 4 in 2014.

In 2015, Armada regained 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 include 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 was sponsored by Alliance on November 6th, 2014[1]. On December 12th, 2016, Alliance was spun-off into a player-owned organization by former parent company Twitch[2]. Armada, along with the original Dota 2 members, was given a percentage of the organization.[3] Armada would part ways with Alliance on February 16th, 2024, after more than nine years with the organization.[4]

On September 18th, 2018, Armada retired from Melee singles.[5] However, he still occasionally attends tournament to commentate, starting at the The Big House 8. He also began participating in Ultimate tournaments, maining Inkling. While he didn't enter much tournaments, Armada was a force in early Ultimate, defeating players such as ZD, Chag, ZeRo, Kiwi, and Lemmon, as well as placing 17th out of 273 entrants at Mainstage, 5th out of 153 entrants at DreamHack Winter 2019, and in his most notable performance, 17th out of 1017 entrants at The Big House 9. He was additionally ranked as an Honorable Mention on both the Swedish Power Rankings and the European Smash Rankings. Armada would stop competing in Ultimate after its first year, and has since completely retired from Smash.

Tournament history[edit]

Origin of the name[edit]

In 2004, Armada and his brothers Aniolas and Android entered a Nintendo contest in Gothenburg, Sweden. Each brother ultimately failed in going through the tournament, Armada specifically mentioning that Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 was the hardest game, as he had never played it up to that point. After the tournament him, Aniolas and Android founded The Ultimate Gamers of Sweden or UGS. Aniolas gave the name "Armada" to him and he has used it ever since.

It was rumored that Armada is short for "Action Replay Adam". AR are the 1st 2 letters and 'mada' is Adam backwards. D1 spread that rumor while commentating at Apex 2012. Armada later expressed his hatred for that name calling it "lame".[6]

2007-2008: 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.

2009-2010: 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.

2011-2012: 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 won singles at every tournament he entered, including several US nationals. 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.

2013: Apex 2013, EVO 2013, and Retirement[edit]

Armada later 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.

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.

2014: Return to the scene, Competing in Americas, and Continued Success[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.

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.

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.

2015: EVO 2015 Champion and Post-Dominance[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.

After being ranked 1st on the 2015 SSBMRank after winning EVO 2015 and several other tournaments, Armada continued his dominance over other Melee competitors during the first half of 2016 with a string of firsts, only failing to win Battle of the Five Gods, Get On My Level 2016, and WTFox 2. At Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo, Armada forfeited on day two due to stomach pains, finishing in 17th. At Get On My Level 2016, Armada placed his lowest since Paragon Orlando 2015, placing 5th.

2016: EVO 2016 and The Big House 6[edit]

EVO 2016 is currently the largest Melee tournament of all time, with Armada in prime position to win his second title after defeating Plup in Winner’s Finals. However, Armada lost in two sets of a Game 10 Grand Finals to Hungrybox in what many consider to be one of the greatest sets of all time, leading Hungrybox to claim his first EVO win.

Resuming his dominance after the loss at Evo, Armada won the next 12 tournaments he entered with the exception of The Big House 6, which Mango won. During this time, Armada was rated 1st on the 2016 SSBMRank.

2017: No Longer the Best[edit]

After a period of dominance from winning GENESIS 4, B.E.A.S.T 7, and Smash Summit Spring 2017, Armada would end up losing Royal Flush to Mango. This is often jokingly attributed to the ‘Mother’s Day Effect,’ which claims that Mango performs best on Mother’s Day. He would also go on to place 3rd at Smash 'N' Splash 3, losing to Hungrybox and Leffen.

Although he would go on to win EVO 2017, defeating Mew2King in Winners Semis and Mango in Winners Finals and Grand Finals, Armada failed to continue his streak of wins. He placed 2nd to Hungrybox at GameTyrant Expo 2017 in a close Game 10 Grand Finals, considered among the best clutches of all time, and 4th at The Big House 7. He notably lost to Plup 1-3 in Winner’s Semis, his first loss to a Sheik player since losing to Amsah at Pound 4 in 2010. Though he defeated Mango 3-1 in Loser’s Quarters, Armada lost in Loser’s Semis 2-3 to Hungrybox. He would also end up placing 3rd at Canada Cup 2017 (losing 0-3 to Leffen and 2-3 to Mew2King) and 2nd at Smash Summit 5, which marked the end of his Summit win streak, losing to Leffen in Winners Semis and Hungrybox in Grand Finals. As a result of Hungrybox's rise and Armada's decline, the 2017 SSBMRank placed him at 2nd to Hungrybox, marking the first time Armada is not ranked 1st in the rankings since 2014.

2018: Second Retirement[edit]

After failing to win Valhalla, GENESIS 5, and Smash Summit 6, Armada won his first 2018 tournament at Battle Arena Melbourne 10, defeating ChuDat 3-1 in grand finals; he subsequently won Smash 'N' Splash 4, DreamHack Summer 2018, and Smash Factor 7. However, in Low Tier City 6, he was knocked into loser's bracket by Leffen during winner's semis, and was eliminated by Hungrybox in loser's finals, placing 3rd. Because of his relative lack of participation in major tournaments, Armada was ranked 3rd on the Summer 2018 MPGR, marking the first time Armada was not within the top 2 since the start of the SSBMRankings.

At EVO 2018, Armada was unexpectedly upset by Swedish Delight in round one of Top 48, sending him into an early Loser's Bracket. Despite this, he was able to defeat Gahtzu, Mew2King, Zain, S2J, Mang0, Hungrybox, and Plup in an incredible Loser's run, before losing to Leffen 3-0 in Grand Finals, placing 2nd. Armada would next emerge triumphant at Super Smash Con 2018, splitting sets with Mew2King 2-3, 3-2 in a grand finals many consider to be among the greatest ever [7]. At Heir 5, Armada did not enter singles, however he and Android defeated Overtriforce and Trif in grand finals, placing 1st.

On September 18th, 2018, Armada announced that he was retiring from Melee singles, saying that he no longer has any fun playing in Singles, and stated that he would not be participating in the next Smash Summit. However, he said that he would still participate in doubles, and would be at The Big House 8. [8] His final ranking in the MPGR was 2nd.

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. He also attended a few Smash 64 tournaments at that time, maining Captain Falcon.

Armada also used to play the Brawl mod Project M. He used to main Pit in version 3.0.2 of Project M, and later mained Peach and 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 Super Smash Bros. 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 and would call Smash 4 his least favourite smash game. Shortly before the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate he began preparing the game by playing Smash 4 again, this time using Corrin, although he did not attend any tournaments during this period.

Armada was invited to compete in the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 before the release of Ultimate, where he used Samus, Pokémon Trainer, and Kirby to place 4th. After the release of the game and his retirement from Melee singles, he played Ultimate on his stream often, spending the majority of his time using Inkling. Armada's first major Ultimate tournament was to be at Valhalla II, but dropped out because of sickness; his major Ultimate tournament was ultimately GENESIS 6, where he placed 97th. Additionally, Armada was one of the six invitees of the first Smash Ultimate Summit. He placed 9th, with his only two wins being ZD and ZeRo.

Following Summit, Armada did not return to competitive Ultimate until September, where he attended Mainstage and The Big House 9. His performances at the two majors was better than his previous results, and he placed 17th at both tournaments, even defeating notable players such as Chag and Lemmon at the former tournament. His performances at these two majors qualified him for nomination for Smash Ultimate Summit 2, and he was ultimately voted in on the second round; however, he failed to garner a single win at the second Summit and placed 13th. Armada's final tournament, as well as his only European Ultimate tournament, was DreamHack Winter 2019, where he placed 5th; Armada's lack of any other results in Europe was the reason for his exclusion from the European Smash Rankings, and he was ultimately listed as an honorable mention. Since then, Armada has not entered any Smash tournament.

Playing style[edit]

All aspects of Armada's gameplay are well-rounded. He is most notorious, however, for his punishes and edge-guarding. Despite the majority of his career being defined by Peach, who is a relatively slow character with merely average range, he was able to emphasize his amazing positioning and hitbox placement, strong punishes, and insane edge-guard game, particularly on spacies. Picking up Fox further highlighted his excellent neutral game, as he was no longer burdened by Peach's speed problems and could now effectively tackle any previous problem matchups using Fox, such as against other floaty characters (most notably Jigglypuff) and more passive fast-fallers (in the hands of Leffen and later Plup). Armada is not only mechanically strong in Melee, but also has one of the strongest mental games; he is one of the few smashers willing to use the timer against the opponent and play more passively, especially before the Fox era. Even when he started using Fox, Armada was the only one of the top Fox players (himself, Mango, and Leffen) to effectively counter Hungrybox's use of ledge-stalling in EVO 2015 using a balance of aggression and passivity that the other Foxes lacked on either side, 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; he can read almost any situation, knows how and when to save his teammates, can capitalize on team combos, and tends to follow simple gameplans that allow almost any fellow smasher to succeed along with him. He has teamed numerous times with various smashers (mostly Sheik players such as his brothers, Mew2King, and Shroomed), and has netted almost just as many doubles wins as singles. He recruited Snowy as a practice partner for the Jigglypuff matchup, and has flown him out to events such as Summit in order to prepare for facing Hungrybox in bracket.

However, for all of his achievements, Armada is not perfect, and has faltered to other top players several times. He has been noted to have a tendency of being "too optimal" in the neutral game, which lends him to be more predictable (if difficult to approach). His matchup coverage even with his Fox was not ideal, as PPMD's combination of Falco and Marth was reasonably suited to deal with Peach and Fox regardless of Armada's choice. Sheik also became somewhat of a problem during his later years, which ultimately broke his non-top 6 streak. In addition, Armada is heavily reliant on chaingrabs and reacting to approaches when playing Peach against fast-fallers which is why more passive players like Leffen, Swedish Delight, and PPMD have been able to force him off Peach. Armada showed to be 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.

Tournament placings[edit]


Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Smashers Reunion 4 December 26th-29th, 2008 1st

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner Earnings
Stockholm, Sweden 1 January 4th-7th, 2007 5th 5th Aniolas
Smashers' Reunion 2 March 31st-April 3rd, 2007 4th 4th Aniolas $49
SHVAR 6 April 27th-29th, 2007 2nd 2nd 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
GulNer January 25th-27th, 2008 1st 1st Aniolas
Epita Smash Arena 2 February 23rd-24th, 2008 3rd 5th Aniolas $445
Uppsmash March 27th, 2008 2nd 1st Aniolas
Smashers Reunion 4 December 26th-29th, 2008 2nd 1st Aniolas $371
SMASH ATTACK April 3rd-5th, 2009 1st 3rd Aniolas $748.50
Epita Smash Arena 3 April 11th-12th, 2009 1st 1st Aniolas
GENESIS July 10th-12th, 2009 2nd 7th Aniolas $1,425
STIG July 15th-21st, 2009 1st
SkOnett July 31st-August 2nd, 2009 1st 1st Aniolas
ZEST4 August 29th, 2009 1st 3rd Aniolas
SVAR 8 November 20th-22nd, 2009 1st 1st C
OSTS December 19th-20th, 2009 1st 1st 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 $726
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 $916.66
SKN3 February 11th-13th, 2011 1st 1st Aniolas
Pound V February 19th-21st, 2011 2nd 1st Mew2King $729
Beauty April 15th-17th, 2011 1st 1st Aniolas
Tampora 2 April 29th-May 1st, 2011 1st 1st Aniolas $482
Beauty 2 May 2nd-5th, 2011 1st 1st Aniolas
GENESIS 2 July 15th-17th, 2011 1st 4th Aniolas $3,579
B.E.A.S.T II August 11th-14th, 2011 1st 1st Aniolas $1,333.40
Tampora 3 November 25th-27th, 2011 1st 1st Android $252
Beauty 3 December 2nd-4th, 2011 1st 1st Aniolas
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 1st 1st Mew2King $3,487
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 $2,009
King Funk's Castle II: Måske October 4th-7th, 2012 1st 1st Aniolas $110.94
hf.lan 4 December 1st-2nd, 2012 1st 1st Overtriforce $376.25
Apex 2013 January 11th-13th, 2013 1st 1st Mew2King $3,817
EVO 2013 July 12th-14th, 2013 4th 4th Android $550
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 4th Ice $96
B.E.A.S.T 4 February 12th-16th, 2014 2nd 1st Aniolas $1,272
Avalon III March 8th, 2014 1st 1st Aniolas
Smash Ain't Dead 3 March 15th, 2014 1st $382.37
The Gathering 2014 April 16th-20th, 2014 1st
Smash or DI May 3rd, 2014 1st 1st VA $117.60
Republic of Fighters 3 May 17th-18th, 2014 2nd 1st Ice $851
SKTAR 3 May 31st-June 1st, 2014 4th 1st Mew2King $491
Super SWEET June 7th-8th, 2014 1st 1st Mew2King $945
SSS Lock-In June 14th-15th, 2014 1st 1st Mew2King $478
MLG Anaheim 2014 June 20th-22nd, 2014 2nd 1st Mew2King $3,000
CEO 2014 June 27th-29th, 2014 1st 1st Mew2King $1,884
Kings of Cali 4 July 5th-6th, 2014 2nd 1st Mew2King $562
EVO 2014 July 11th-13th, 2014 3rd 9th Aniolas $970
Gameguys Intergalactic Kegger July 26th-27th, 2014 1st Mew2King
COMEBACK I August 1st-3rd, 2014 1st 2nd C $313.33
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 $600
UM BiWeekly 2 September 28th, 2014 1st
Beachin Biweekly 1 September 30th, 2014 1st 1st KJH
The Big House 4 October 4th-5th, 2014 4th 1st Mew2King $1,083
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 $231
B.E.A.S.T 5 January 9th-11th, 2015 2nd 1st Android $2,207
Paragon Orlando 2015 January 17th-18th, 2015 5th 4th Mew2King $181
SWEET XVII January 24th, 2015 1st 1st Beach $980
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 2nd 2nd Android $3,878
McSmashter 4 February 21st-22nd, 2015 1st 1st I.B $1,149.79
Beauty 10 April 2nd-6th, 2015 1st 1st Android $487
I'm Not Yelling! April 11th-12th, 2015 1st 2nd Shroomed $2,562
Get Smashed at the Foundry 41 April 13th, 2015 17th
MVG Sandstorm April 18th-19th, 2015 1st 2nd Mew2King $1,459
DrømmeLAN 4.5 April 24th-26th, 2015 1st 1st Android
HFLAN Melee Edition May 9th-10th, 2015 1st 1st Zhu $1,175.24
CEO 2015 June 26th-28th, 2015 2nd 1st Shroomed $1,566
FC Smash 15XR: Return July 4th-5th, 2015 3rd 1st Hungrybox $609
WTFox July 10th-11th, 2015 3rd 1st Mew2King $822
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 1st 2nd Ice $11,214
Sentenced to Smash 2 August 9th, 2015 1st
Heir II the Throne August 14th-16th, 2015 1st 1st Android $1,330
Sentenced to Smash 4 September 13th, 2015 1st 1st Android
DreamHack London 2015 September 19th-20th, 2015 1st $10,000
Helix September 26th-27th, 2015 1st 1st Ice $1,084
The Big House 5 October 2nd-4th, 2015 1st 1st Android $8,726
Gaston October 16th-18th, 2015 1st 1st Android $595
Smash Summit November 5th-8th, 2015 1st 2nd Mew2King $12,050
Eclipse November 14th-15th, 2015 1st 3rd Android $4,131
DreamHack Winter 2015 November 26th-29th, 2015 2nd 3rd Android $5,500
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 1st 1st Mew2King $12,925
Kickstart 5 January 24th, 2016 2nd 1st Android
B.E.A.S.T 6 February 19th-21st, 2016 1st 2nd Android $2,123
Michigan Summit March 5th, 2016 1st 1st Prince Abu
SWEET XXIII March 12th, 2016 1st 1st Prince Abu $1,156
Battle of the Five Gods March 17th-19th, 2016 3rd $3,000
Smash Summit 2 April 21st-24th, 2016 1st 1st Mew2King $10,010
Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo April 29th-May 1st, 2016 17th (Forfeit) 1st Mew2King $418
Get On My Level 2016 May 20th-22nd, 2016 5th 4th Shroomed $421
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 $2,074
EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 2nd $4,744
Heir 3 August 19th-21st, 2016 1st 1st Android $2,909
Syndicate 2016 September 10th-11th, 2016 1st 1st Android
The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 2nd 2nd Android $3,772
Eclipse 2 October 21st-23rd, 2016 1st 1st Android
Canada Cup 2016 October 28th-30th, 2016 1st 1st Mew2King $2,132
Smash Summit 3 November 3rd-6th, 2016 1st 1st Mew2King $9,023
DreamHack Winter 2016 November 24th-27th, 2016 1st $15,000
UGC Smash Open December 2nd-4th, 2016 1st 3rd Android $7,448
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 1st 1st Android $10,425
B.E.A.S.T 7 February 17th-19th, 2017 1st 1st Android $2,312
Smash Summit Spring 2017 March 2nd-5th, 2017 1st 1st Mew2King $21,130
Frame Perfect Series 2 March 18th-19th, 2017 1st Mew2King $110
HFLAN Melee Edition 2017 April 15th-16th, 2017 1st 1st Android $1,803
DreamHack Austin 2017 April 28th-30th, 2017 3rd Android
SWEET 28 May 6th, 2017 1st 1st Android $629
Smash @ Study Hall 6 May 8th, 2017 7th
Royal Flush May 12th-14th, 2017 2nd 1st Android $2,097
Mission Complete 5 May 27th, 2017 1st 1st Android
Smash 'N' Splash 3 June 2nd-4th, 2017 3rd 1st Android $3,098
DreamHack Summer 2017 June 16th-18th, 2017 1st $4,700
EVO 2017 July 14th-16th, 2017 1st $8,610
FUSE July 16th, 2017 2nd Android
Heir 4 August 17th-21st, 2017 1st Android $460
Syndicate 2017 September 23rd-24th, 2017 1st 1st Android $1,070.36
GameTyrant Expo 2017 September 29th-October 1st, 2017 2nd 1st Android $6,450
The Big House 7 October 6th-8th, 2017 4th 1st Android $2,529.60
Canada Cup 2017 October 28th-30th, 2017 3rd 2nd Android
Smash Summit 5 November 2nd-5th, 2017 2nd 1st Leffen $18,201.44
DreamHack Winter 2017 December 2nd-3rd, 2017 1st 1st Android $4,700
Valhalla January 4th-8th, 2018 2nd 1st Android
GENESIS 5 January 19th-21st, 2018 4th 3rd Android $1,050
Smash Summit 6 May 3rd-6th, 2018 2nd 1st Leffen $5,572
Battle Arena Melbourne 10 May 18th-20th, 2018 1st 2nd Dreadtech $810
Smash 'N' Splash 4 June 1st-3rd, 2018 1st 2nd Android $6,218
DreamHack Summer 2018 June 16th-18th, 2018 1st 1st Android $2,700
Smash Factor 7 July 20th-22nd, 2018 1st 1st n0ne
Low Tier City 6 July 27th-29th, 2018 3rd 1st Android
EVO 2018 August 3rd-5th, 2018 2nd $2,706
Super Smash Con 2018 August 9th-12th, 2018 1st 2nd Android $5.226.50
Heir 5 August 17th-19th, 2018 1st Android
The Big House 8 October 5th-7th, 2018 5th Android $127
GENESIS 6 January 1st-3rd, 2019 5th Android
The Kid, the Goat, and the Mang0 June 8th-9th, 2019 3rd iBDW

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Smashers Reunion 4 December 26th-29th, 2008 1st 2nd Aniolas
SMASH ATTACK April 3rd-5th, 2009 1st
GENESIS July 10th-12th, 2009 17th
Pound 4 January 16th-18th, 2010 49th 49th Aniolas

Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
DrommeLAN 4.0 November 7th-9th, 2014 2nd
Avalon VI November 29th, 2014 2nd
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. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner Earnings
Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 June 12th, 2018 4th
GENESIS 6 February 1st-3rd, 2019 97th
Smash Ultimate Summit March 8th-10th, 2019 9th $1,297.93
Mainstage September 20th-22nd, 2019 17th
The Big House 9 October 4th-6th, 2019 17th 17th Plup
Smash Ultimate Summit 2 October 24th-27th, 2019 13th $650
DreamHack Winter 2019 November 29th-December 2nd, 2019 5th $110

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner Earnings
King Funk's Castle II: Måske October 4th-7th, 2012 1st 2nd Aniolas $108.80
B.E.A.S.T 3 April 3rd-7th, 2013 1st
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 1st $2,075
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 $100
Super SWEET June 7th-8th, 2014 1st $350
CEO 2014 June 27th-29th, 2014 5th 4th Hungrybox $40
COMEBACK I August 1st-3rd, 2014 1st $91.79
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 $83
DrømmeLAN 4.0 November 7th-9th, 2014 1st
B.E.A.S.T 5 January 9th-11th, 2015 3rd $93
McSmashter 4 February 21st-22nd, 2015 1st 5th n0ne $1,480
MVG Sandstorm April 18th-19th, 2015 1st Mew2King
DrømmeLAN 4.5 All-Star April 24th-26th, 2015 2nd
HFLAN Melee Edition May 9th-10th, 2015 1st
WTFox July 10th-11th, 2015 1st Mew2King
Helix September 26th-27th, 2015 1st $138
Gaston October 16th-18th, 2015 1st $56.70


  • In Melee, Armada holds positive records against every smasher he has played with the exception of CaptainJack (0-2) and SilentSpectre (0-1).
    • Over 9 years later, it was discovered that Armada's set with SilentSpectre was played with a launch rate of 0.9 instead of the standard 1.0.
  • Armada has 10 siblings, including fellow smashers Aniolas and Android. He is the fifth oldest in his family, and his youngest sibling was born in 2010.
  • Armada formerly held the record of earning the highest payout of any Smash tournament, having earned $18,006.80 from Smash Summit Spring 2017.
  • 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 and Hungrybox are the only two players that have won more than $300,000 in a select Smash title, being Melee.
  • Armada was formerly the only Smash player to have won four consecutive iterations of a major tournament series, with victories at the first four Smash Summit events. This has since been matched by Hungrybox's four consecutive wins at CEO 2016 through CEO 2019.
  • Armada did not lose a Melee set to a player outside the Summer 2018 MPGR top 6 and PPMD from 2010 when Amsah beat him at Pound 4 to 2018 when Swedish Delight beat him at EVO 2018.
    • Upon Leffen defeating every god, some began to call Leffen the "sixth god" having ended the streak in which only the gods themselves could defeat each other consistently. Leffen was added to the "big six" (along with Plup after both winning DreamHack Atlanta 2017 and beating Armada at The Big House 7) as a marker of their skill being on par with the rest of the Gods.
  • Armada's lowest placing in Melee tournaments (excluding forfeits and sandbagging) is 5th at Get On My Level 2016 and Paragon Orlando 2015.
  • Armada's hatred for Jigglypuff goes as far back as the Pokémon Anime, where Armada finds her very annoying when she sings or draws on people's faces.
  • Armada used to have a part-time job as a substitute teacher during his first retirement from Melee.
  • Armada is the target of the Alex19-created meme of "Android is my brudder", mocking Armada's Swedish accent.
  • Armada has revealed who is his favorite player(s) for every Smash game: Prince for Smash 64, Plup and n0ne for Melee, Mr.R for Brawl, Professor Pro for Project M, ZeRo for Smash 4, and MkLeo for Ultimate.


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Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]