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CaptainJack "CJ"
CaptainJack
SSB4 main Cloud
Melee main Sheik
Other Melee
characters
Dr. Mario, Ganondorf, Donkey Kong
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Top professional
Additional info
Real name Ryota Yoshida (吉田 亮太)
Birth date (age 32)
Location Finland Finland

CaptainJack is an SSBM Sheik player from Japan, who is currently residing in Finland. 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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] He has maintained active interest in going professional.[4]

Tournament history[edit]

Travelling the Globe[edit]

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 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.

CaptainJack then attended Zero Challenge 2, where he placed 7th in Singles, defeating The King, and falling to Ken and ChuDat. He won Doubles with Isai.

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[edit]

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.

Following his marriage, and a commitment to reemergence in the competitive scene, CaptainJack began attending major tournaments in Europe, placing 17th at Kickstart 13, and 49th at B.E.A.S.T 7.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Tournament Go 6 August 21st-22nd, 2004 2nd
MLG San Francisco 2004 September 11th-12th, 2004 1st
MLG New York 2004 October 24th, 2004 3rd
@M February 14th, 2005 1st
Koopa Klaw Tournament February 27th-28th, 2005 1st
Dutch Tournament 10 March 5th-6th, 2005 1st 1st Reffie
Jack Garden Tournament August 20th, 2005 7th
RoofSM January 4th-8th, 2006 1st
XTC3 April 15th-16th, 2006 1st 1st Helios
Zero Challenge 2 August 15th-17th, 2006 7th 1st Isai
JST5 December 2nd-3rd, 2006 2nd 1st Amsah
Epita Smash Arena 2 February 23rd-24th, 2008 2nd 2nd Masashi
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 129th 33rd Kou
Battle Gate Way 5 August 30th, 2014 9th
Eclipse 2 October 21st-23rd, 2016 25th 25th Ryuker
Kickstart 13 November 19th, 2016 17th 5th MISTRRLOVE
B.E.A.S.T 7 February 17th-19th, 2017 49th 25th Vino
Koneistamo 14 April 8th, 2017 1st
Koneistamo 15 May 13th-14th, 2017 1st
Koneistamo 16 August 4th-6th, 2017 2nd

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Umebura 8 September 23rd, 2014 65th[needs citation]?

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Eclipse 2 October 21st-23rd, 2016 65th

Trivia[edit]

  • CaptainJack's tag is derived from the German pop band Captain Jack.
  • CaptainJack is one of the two smashers with a positive record against Armada, 2-0, the other being SilentSpectre, 1-0.

Gameplay videos[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

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