Smasher:Cactuar

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Cactuar "Cactus"
Cactuar
Melee mains Fox, Marth
Crew(s) Splyce, Smash Practice
Former crews Melee It On Me, The Smash Affiliates, The Mini-Bosses, Melee20XX
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Top professional
Ranking Super Smash Bros. Melee 2016 SSBMRank: 60th
Additional info
Real name Charles Meighen
Birth date (age 30)
Location Northern California United States

Cactuar or less commonly Cactus is an American smasher who mains Fox and Marth in Melee. He is currently ranked 60th on the 2016 SSBMRank and 8th on the NorCal Melee Power Rankings, and was formerly ranked 5th on the Tristate Melee Power Rankings.

On May 11th, 2017, Cactuar was signed by Splyce as their Super Smash Bros. Melee coach.[1]

Gameplay and tournament activity[edit]

An ex-Marth main, Cactuar is now one of the top Fox players in the region. He picked up Fox in 2008 for use in teams and eventually made the switch for singles as well. His smash roots are split between Northern NJ, where he was recruited by the crew "The Smash Affiliates" (TSA), and Philadelphia, where he went to Drexel University. At Drexel, he played with Pakman, who was familiar with the competitive scene and encouraged him to go to competitions in the Tri-State and MD/VA areas.

Cactuar eventually became a training partner for Mew2King, who lived 20 minutes outside of Philadelphia. Mew2King was determined to become the best Marth, and having a Marth training partner to practice the Marth ditto with became invaluable experience for his ultimate goal of overtaking Ken. The two eventually started teaming, having great success at local tournaments as well as on the national level. Cactuar eventually started taking breaks from the competitive scene, and recommended that Jman take his place.

Now living in NorCal, Cactuar drifts in and out of the competitive scene, but is always ready to provide advice to anyone who asks for it, whether they are a fresh face to the competitive scene or a top 5 player. He is known for providing solid analysis of player styles, insight into player vs player manipulation, and tips on strengthening both the foundations of play ability and the necessary mindset to play competitively.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
MELEE-FC6 July 13th-15th, 2006 57th
SMASHTALITY 2 October 21st, 2006 5th ? ?
Cataclysm 3 March 3rd-4th, 2007 7th
MLG Long Island 2007 May 5th-6th, 2007 17th 4th KoreanDJ
EVO East May 25th-27th, 2007 3rd
SMASHTALITY III June 2nd-3rd, 2007 7th 5th ?
Pound 2 June 16th-17th, 2007 33rd
MELEE-FC Diamond July 12th-14th, 2007 57th
Zero Challenge 3 July 20th-22nd, 2007 13th 13th Vidjogamer
EVO World 2007 August 24th-26th, 2007 13th
C3 September September 22nd, 2007 5th 5th Sensei
Super Champ Combo September 29th-30th, 2007 33rd 9th Bob$
Viva La Smashtaclysm November 10th-11th, 2007 25th
Pound 3 February 2nd-3rd, 2008 13th 7th Eggz
Smashpocalypse March 22nd, 2008 3rd 1st Mew2King
Clash of the Titans III May 31st-June 1st, 2008 3rd 1st Mew2King
TGMTSBCO June 7th-8th, 2008 7th 5th Eggz
Smashtality IV August 16th-17th, 2008 2nd 7th Scar
Event 52: Kansas October 18th-19th, 2008 2nd 1st Mew2King
Smashpocalypse VI December 13th, 2008 1st Mew2King
Revival of Melee March 7th-8th, 2009 9th 9th DaShizWiz
Apex 2009 May 9th-10th, 2009 5th 7th Scar
GENESIS July 10th-12th, 2009 17th 4th Darkrain
Revival of Melee 2 November 21st-22nd, 2009 7th 4th Hungrybox
Pound 4 January 16th-18th, 2010 25th 9th Reno
Apex 2010 August 6th-8th, 2010 25th 13th Tag$
Pound V February 19th-21st, 2011 7th 13th Eggm
Zenith 2011 May 28th-29th, 2011 9th Eggm
Revival of Melee 4 November 19th-20th, 2011 9th 5th Reno
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 49th 17th DoH
Zenith 2012 May 26th-27th, 2012 5th DoH
Revival of Melee 5 November 17th-18th, 2012 9th 3rd KirbyKaze
Apex 2013 January 11th-13th, 2013 33rd 25th Reno
Zenith 2013 June 1st-2nd, 2013 33rd 5th Reno
Pound V.5 November 9th, 2013 5th 4th DoH
Revival of Melee 6 November 16th-17th, 2013 17th 5th Reno
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 65th 17th Reno
Revival of Melee 7 March 8th-9th, 2014 13th 9th Zhu
NeoNebulous 7 March 29th, 2014 9th 3rd Zhu
Fight Pitt IV April 19th, 2014 5th
SKTAR 3 May 31st-June 1st, 2014 17th 13th Zhu
MLG Anaheim 2014 June 20th-22nd, 2014 29th
EVO 2014 July 11th-13th, 2014 49th 25th Zhu
Zenith 2014 August 2nd-3rd, 2014 13th 3rd Zhu
The Big House 4 October 4th-5th, 2014 33rd 9th Zhu
KTAR XI November 22nd, 2014 4th 25th
Paragon Orlando 2015 January 17th-18th, 2015 13th 9th Zhu
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 17th
Super Nebulous 3 April 25th-26th, 2015 7th 5th Zhu
Press Start May 9th-10th, 2015 17th 5th Reno
CEO 2015 June 26th-28th, 2015 33rd 5th Zhu
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 49th
Super Smash Con August 6th-9th, 2015 17th 17th Zhu
Nebulous Prime 1 August 14th-16th, 2015 4th 5th Reno
PAX Prime 2015 August 38th-30th, 2015 9th 4th Zhu
HTC Throwdown September 19th, 2015 9th 25th Zhu
The Big House 5 October 2nd-4th, 2015 17th 9th Zhu
Smash the Record 2015 October 23rd-25th, 2015 9th
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 33rd 17th Zhu
EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 25th
NorCal Loves Teams September 10th, 2016 9th 4th Reno
SSS: Blood For Blood October 15th, 2016 17th 5th Nintendude
Norcal Validated January 14th, 2017 17th
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 65th 17th Zhu
Norcal Validated 2 February 11th, 2017 5th 2nd Reno
Royal Flush May 12th-14th, 2017 13th 9th Reno
Get Smashed 123 June 20th, 2017 3rd
EVO 2017 July 14th-16th, 2017 49th
Shine 2017 August 25th-27th, 2017 65th 13th Reno
BattleGateWay 18 November 3rd, 2017 3rd

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
KTAR XI November 22nd, 2014 3rd UltimaScout

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Chu's Biweekly March 1st, 2008 5th 3rd Eggm
Beyond the Limit 2 November 14th, 2009 13th 5th Beat

Trivia[edit]

  • Commentators often comment on Cactuar's resemblance to Canadian actor Keanu Reeves, jokingly referring to him as Neo or Keanu.

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