Smasher:Bizzarro Flame

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Bizzarro Flame "Bizz"
Bizzarro Flame
SSB4 main Ganondorf
Melee main Ganondorf
Other Melee
character
Captain Falcon
Project M main Ganondorf
Sponsor(s) Kyoto eSports
Former sponsor(s) Team YP
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Top professional
Additional info
Real name Jason Yoon
Location San Francisco, California USA

Bizzarro Flame (aka Bizz) is a smasher from La Cañada Flintridge, California currently residing in San Francisco who mains Ganondorf in Melee, and is considered the second best Ganondorf main in the world behind Kage. He first became recognized for his technical gameplay after releasing the Ganondorf tech skill video Ganon on Ice in 2010, and has since then become a solid tournament threat.

He was formerly ranked 98th on the 2015 SSBMRank, 11th on the NorCal Melee Power Rankings, and 18th on the SoCal Melee Power Rankings. He has found good tournament success, taking sets off of even notable Sheik players such as Laijin, and bringing sets against top professionals such as Colbol and Leffen close. At I'm Not Yelling!, Bizzarro Flame took a game off of Armada's Fox, forcing him to counterpick Peach.

On February 2nd, 2016, Bizzarro Flame announced his retirement from competitive Smash and resignation from Team YP in order to focus on his career as an attorney. 24 days after his retirement, however, he announced on Twitter he would return to competitive Smash, after quitting his job and moving in with his fiancée in San Francisco. On May 28th, 2017, Bizzarro Flame was signed in by Kyoto eSports, alongside Redd and ALP. On January 14th, 2018, Bizzarro revealed in a YouTube video that he signed another one-year contract with them.

Playing style[edit]

Bizzarro Flame has as an extremely flashy playstyle that revolves around brutal punishes, chaingrabs, and tricky movement, and frequently "disrespecting" opponents with excessive and sub-optimal moves. In addition to his advanced tech, Bizz has also become closely associated with the use of Ganondorf's rarely used up-tilt. His flashy playstyle has led to many infamous moments at tournaments; in particular, he landed four down aerials against Laijin's Sheik in the first game of their pools set at EVO 2013 and finished off the stock with just an up aerial and forward aerial, plus a gratuitous Wizard's Foot spike after Laijin's recovery came up short, and he also landed five down aerials and a forward aerial against Strain's Fox in the second game of their set at Kings of Cali 4, before finishing off his stock by covering his recovery with an up tilt.

However, such a playstyle has also slightly held Bizzarro Flame back, as against stronger players, his commitment to less optimal approaches and movement can lead to him immediately losing the neutral game. Additionally, he struggles against defensive players, as they can often exploit Ganondorf's inherent weaknesses to camping, and prevent him from landing any attacks that could convert to a punish.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
GENESIS 2 July 15th-17th, 2011 25th 33rd Little England
Winter Game Fest VII January 14th-15th, 2012 7th
Kings of Cali 2 April 13th-14th, 2013 25th 13th Nawnscents
NorCal Regionals 2013 April 26th-28th, 2013 25th
EVO 2013 July 12th-14th, 2013 65th
LanHammer 2013 August 17th-18th, 2013 9th
The Next Episode March 22nd-23rd, 2014 13th
MLG Anaheim 2014 June 20th-22nd, 2014 37th
Kings of Cali 4 July 5th-6th, 2014 9th 9th MYL
EVO 2014 July 11th-13th, 2014 65th 33rd Obey
The Big House 4 October 4th-5th, 2014 33rd 33rd Eikelmann
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 49th 25th Green Ranger
I'm Not Yelling! April 11th-12th, 2015 25th
CEO 2015 June 26th-28th, 2015 33rd
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 97th 7th Kage
Paragon Los Angeles 2015 September 5th-6th, 2015 49th
HTC Throwdown September 19th, 2015 33rd 17th Mr. Brandandorf
Super Smash Sundays 37 November 29th, 2015 3rd
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 97th
NorCal Regionals 2016 March 25th-27th, 2016 2nd
Pound 2016 April 2nd-3rd, 2016 33rd
Super Smash Sundays 49 July 31st, 2016 7th
ARLO 3 August 20th-21st, 2016 33rd (DQ'd) 5th Junebug
SoCal Colosseum 7 January 28th, 2017 9th
Super Smash Sundays 55 January 29th, 2016 25th
Socal Colosseum #8: V-Cancel Day February 18th, 2017 5th
The Bigger Balc May 27th-28th, 2017 49th
Super Smash Sundays 59 June 4th, 2017 2nd
EVO 2017 July 14th-15th, 2017 129th
Big Blue Is Legal July 29th, 2017 2nd
Super Smash Sundays 61 August 13th, 2017 25th 7th Killer Queen
Shine 2017 August 25th-27th, 2017 49th
Super Smash Sundays 62 September 10th, 2017 17th (DQ'd) 9th Killer Queen
GameTyrant Expo 2017 September 29th-October 1st, 2017 49th
Noods Noods Noods: Melee Edition January 27th, 2018 17th
EGLX 2018 March 9th-11th, 2018 33rd
The Mango March 18th, 2018 33rd
Smash 'N' Splash 4 June 1st-3rd, 2018 25th
The Even Bigger Balc July 6th-8th, 2018 13th
EVO 2018 August 3rd-5th, 2018 65th
Shine 2018 August 24th-26th, 2018 65th

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
ARLO 3 August 20th-21st, 2016 9th dad

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Come on and Ban 6 February 12th, 2015 17th
Come on and Ban 13 April 2nd, 2015 33rd
Come on and Ban 14 April 9th, 2015 33rd
Come on and Ban 15 April 16th, 2015 33rd 5th PewPewTwo
CEO 2015 June 26th-28th, 2015 193rd
2GGC: Civil War March 24th-26th, 2017 385th
CEO Dreamland April 14th-16th, 2017 193rd
2GGC: Greninja Saga May 20th, 2017 193rd

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Hollywood Action Tuesdays 52 February 5th, 2019 17th
Hollywood Action Tuesdays 54 February 19th, 2019 33rd

Trivia[edit]

  • At Apex 2015, Bizzarro Flame played a $100 money match against Eikelmann in VGBootCamp's Salty Suite, where he won 3-0. Originally, his opponent was Kage, but due to sickness, he was not able to attend. He and Kage finally had their set at EVO 2015, where he lost 0-5. Despite his Salty Suite match, however, he would team up with him in doubles. They ended up getting 7th place.

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