CaptainJack is an SSBM Sheik player from Japan. He was one of the best players in the world during the The "Golden Age" (2004-2008). He travelled around the world, competing in Australia, Europe, and the United States. CaptainJack was formerly considered the best player in Japan, but he became inactive in 2008.
On August 10th, 2014, CaptainJack initially announced his intention to return to the competitive Smash scene, in both SSB4 and SSBM. Despite this, he was unable to commit, as his marriage and personal matters took precedence. On February 29th, 2016, he announced another comeback for both SSBM and SSB4. He has maintained active interest in going professional, and was previously ranked 32nd on the Japan SSBM Rank 2018.
On July 7th, 2019, CaptainJack officially opened CJ eSports, a new Japanese-based esports team focusing on the Super Smash Bros. series.
CaptainJack began competing in Super Smash Bros. at the age of 14, when he played in an "off-kai" (offline meeting between people who met online) round-robin against six other players; to his surprise, he won every match. In 2001, he competed in another round-robin tournament, Japan United Smash Festa Round-Robin 1, which had several notable players. He tied for first place with Keropi-, whom he considered the best 64 player at the time.
Travelling the Globe
CaptainJack made his first appearance in the United States in August of 2004, at Tournament Go 6, placing 2nd, defeating ChuDat and Azen, but was double eliminated by the latter. Later that year, he would attend MLG San Francisco 2004, placing 1st, and defeating both Ken and Isai, then considered two of the best players in the world.
In February of 2005, CaptainJack attended @M in Melbourne, Australia, and defeated Kupo, placing 1st. The next month, he attended Dutch Tournament 10 in the Netherlands, where he defeated Remen, placing 1st, and attaining another international victory. He returned to Japan, to host and participate in Jack Garden Tournament, one of the largest tournaments in Japan, and placed 7th. CaptainJack then won another European tournament at XTC3, defeating Amsah.
In 2008, CaptainJack travelled with Masashi to attend Epita Smash Arena 2. In Singles, he placed 2nd, defeating Nnja, Calle W, and Armada, and was double eliminated by Amsah. He also placed 2nd in Doubles with Masashi, being double eliminated by Strawhat Dahean and Overtriforce.
He would not attend any international tournaments in the years following.
Return from Absence
CaptainJack made his first international appearance in years at Apex 2012, placing 129th in Singles. In Doubles, he placed 33rd with Kou. He also notably played an exhibition match against other Isai, but Isai sandbagged and was easily defeated, much to the crowd's dismay.
In late 2018, CaptainJack would announce plans to start a new esports organization based in Japan with a focus on the Super Smash Bros. series. The esports organization, CJ eSports, officially opened on July 7th, 2019 and it was announced that aMSa, Sanne, and Abu were picked up as the team's first players.