Smasher:Cody Schwab

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Cody Schwab "iBDW"
Character info
Melee main Fox
Other Melee character Sheik
Project M mains Wolf, Fox
Team info
Sponsor(s) Nouns Esports
Former sponsor(s) Mentality Esports, Polar Ace, Panda, Counter Logic Gaming, Eggdog Esports, Coffee Crisp, 69% Apparel
Rankings and results info
Most recent ranking Super Smash Bros. Melee SSBMRank 2023: 1st
Best historical ranking Super Smash Bros. Melee SSBMRank 2023: 1st
Best tournament result Super Smash Bros. Melee 1st / 1011 at The Big House 11
Winnings Super Smash Bros. Melee ~$90,152.84
Personal and other info
Real name Cody Jerome Schwab
Birth date (age 29)
Location Michigan United States

Cody Schwab, formerly known as iBDW, is a Melee smasher from Queens, New York who is currently considered the best Fox player in the world and the best Melee player in the world since 2023. He originally began competing out of curiosity for how far he could progress in late Spring of 2015, but after having difficulty finding practice in person he began grinding on Anther's Ladder, where he quickly rose to the top of the rankings. His play style makes heavy usage of Fox's up-air for juggles, his tilts and mobility for zoning and approaching, and quick out of shield options to create openings or end stocks. He is also famed for his heavy use of fulljumping to find openings and beat out approaches.

He is currently ranked 1st on the SSBMRank 2023, and was formerly ranked 1st on the New York City Melee Power Rankings and 3rd on the SoCal Melee Power Rankings.

In pools of Smash Summit 8, Cody Schwab went 0-3 losing to Zain 1-3, Spud 2-3 and Ginger 1-3, earning himself the bottom seed in main bracket, but once in main bracket he would go on to beat S2J 3-0 before losing to Trif 2-3. In losers, Cody Schwab would beat moky 3-2, Mango 3-1, aMSa 3-0, and Hungrybox 3-1, before finally falling to Wizzrobe 1-3, placing 4th.

In September 2021, after almost a year of exceptionally strong performances online, Cody Schwab would claim his first ever major tournament win at Riptide. He defeated Hungrybox 3-1, and then Plup 3-2 and 3-1 in two back to back sets to win the tournament without dropping a set.

Cody Schwab would later win his first supermajor at Smash Summit 12 in December 2021. He notably defeated Hungrybox 3-1, Leffen 3-2, aMSa 3-1, Zain 3-2, and Mango 3-0 to win the tournament without dropping a set, claiming his first set win over Zain in the process and finally defeating every player that was ranked above him on the 2019 MPGR.

After a series of victories rivaling that of Zain in 2023, Zain, Cody Schwab, and Ludwig organized a first-to-10 match between him and Zain, the winner of which would be automatically given 1st on the SSBMRank 2023 rankings. He defeated Zain 10-7, firmly cementing his place as best in the world.

Cody Schwab was sponsored by Eggdog Esports, an endeavor of YouTube video creator zamsire, for the duration of multiple tournaments, including Battle of BC 5, Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 5, Super Smash Con 2023, and Shine 2023.[1][2][3] In a similar fashion, he was sponsored by Nestlé's Canadian chocolate bar Coffee Crisp for the duration of Get On My Level 2023.[4] For GENESIS X, he was sponsored by 69% Apparel.[5]

After these series of short-term sponsorships, Cody eventually joined fellow New York Fox Aklo on Nouns Esports on March 1st, 2024.[6]


Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]


Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
SSBMRank 2017 December 10th, 2016 - December 10th, 2017 84th FoxHeadSSBM.png
Summer 2018 MPGR December 15th, 2017 - July 1st, 2018 32nd FoxHeadSSBM.png
MPGR 2018 December 15th, 2017 - December 16th, 2018 34th FoxHeadSSBM.png
Summer 2019 MPGR December 17th, 2018 - June 30th, 2019 10th FoxHeadSSBM.png
MPGR 2019 December 17th, 2018 - December 8th, 2019 9th FoxHeadSSBM.png
MPGR Summer 2022 March 1st - July 11th, 2022 2nd FoxHeadSSBM.png
SSBMRank 2022 March 1st - December 18th, 2022 4th FoxHeadSSBM.png
SSBMRank Summer 2023 December 19th, 2022 - July 23rd, 2023 2nd FoxHeadSSBM.png
SSBMRank 2023 December 19th, 2022 - December 17th, 2023 1st FoxHeadSSBM.png

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner Earnings
Syracuse Smash Biweekly #5 September 6th, 2015 9th
We Tech Those November 14th-15th, 2015 9th
Cusetown Beatdown 5 February 20th, 2016 9th
Shots Fired 2 March 5th-6th, 2016 9th 5th Pig
Super Smash Con 2016 August 11th-14th, 2016 33rd
Shine 2016 August 26th-28th, 2016 49th 17th Pig
Smash Valley IV September 10th, 2016 3rd 2nd Swedish Delight
The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 65th 33rd Hungry Pigeon
Cusetown Beatdown @ RetroGameCon 2016 November 5th, 2016 4th 1st DJ Nintendo
No Friendlies 3 December 3rd, 2016 3rd 2nd Ferris
Smash Corner 51 January 4th, 2017 1st 1st 2saint
Apollo January 7th-8th, 2017 13th 9th 2saint
Smash Valley V February 18th, 2017 9th 7th Ferriswheel
Apollo III March 11th, 2017 4th 5th R2DLiu
Shuffle: Battle of the Midwest April 1st-2nd, 2017 3rd 4th Cal
BoroughCon May 26th-27th, 2017 5th 3rd 2saint
Nebs After Dark 68 June 6th, 2017 1st
CEO 2017 June 16th-18th, 2017 13th
Apollo VII July 1st, 2017 9th 3rd 2saint
The Tunes Tuesday 36 July 25th, 2017 1st
Tri-State Invitational August 5th-6th, 2017 9th
Super Smash Con 2017 August 10th-13th, 2017 33rd 9th 2saint
Super AON September 24th, 2017 2nd 1st Animal
The Big House 7 October 6th-8th, 2017 65th 25th Tai
Tipped Off 12 November 11th-12th, 2017 7th 5th Darktooth
Super AON December 9th, 2017 1st 3rd Hax
SCORPIUS January 6th, 2018 17th (DQ) 2nd 2saint
Emerald City 6 January 13th, 2018 13th 2nd 2saint
Pre-Genesis 5 Melee & Marvel January 17th, 2018 5th
GENESIS 5 January 19th-21st, 2018 33rd 33rd 2saint
Nebulous Melee 113 February 10th, 2018 3rd 1st mayb
Smash Valley: Lucky 7 February 17th, 2018 9th 5th mayb
Nebulous Melee 115 February 24th, 2018 2nd 2nd Kalvar
Apollo XII March 10th, 2018 2nd 1st 2saint $165
Maybulous! April 10th, 2018 9th
GEMINI April 14th, 2018 2nd 4th 2saint
Apollo XIII April 28th, 2018 3rd 5th dizzkidboogie $153
Pound Underground May 12th-13th, 2018 7th 7th Vortex $54
Smash 'N' Splash 4 June 1st-3rd, 2018 25th 9th Darktooth
OMEGA II June 16th-17th, 2018 4th 4th 2saint $267
CEO 2018 June 29th-July 1st, 2018 13th 7th 2saint
Apollo XIV July 30th, 2018 2nd $172
Super Smash Con 2018 August 9th-12th, 2018 13th 5th 2saint
The Big House 8 October 5th-7th, 2018 49th 13th 2saint
Fireside Open 2018 December 1st, 2018 1st 1st DJ Nintendo $632
Don't Park on the Grass 2018 December 15th-16th, 2018 9th 3rd Darkatma $54
NYXL Pop-Up! December 22nd, 2018 1st $792
Super Smashed Out IV December 30th, 2018 1st 1st 2saint $240
AGDQ 2019 January 10th, 2019 1st
Fight For Socal 2 January 26th, 2019 2nd 3rd Captain Faceroll
GENESIS 6 February 1st-3rd, 2019 25th 7th Swedish Delight
The Script 2 February 16th-17th, 2019 4th 2nd G$
Phantom 2019 March 2nd-3rd, 2019 1st 1st SFAT
Full Bloom 5 March 23rd-24th, 2019 9th 2nd Rocky
The Scarlet Classic V April 14th, 2019 1st 1st Swedish Delight
Pound 2019 April 19th-21st, 2019 17th 9th 2saint
Papercut May 11th, 2019 1st 1st 100 Grand $244
Smash 'N' Splash 5 May 31st-June 2nd, 2019 9th 4th Rocky
The Kid, the Goat, and the Mang0 June 8th-9th, 2019 33rd 3rd Armada
Smash Summit 8 June 13th-16th, 2019 4th 3rd Hungrybox $2,209
CEO 2019 June 28th-30th, 2019 4th 2nd Plup $231
Friday Night Turnip #125 July 27th-28th, 2019 5th Jisu
Super Smash Con 2019 August 8th-11th, 2019 7th 7th dizzkidboogie $127
Shine 2019 August 23rd-25th, 2019 3rd 2nd Fiction $661
Mainstage September 20th-22nd, 2019 17th 3rd Fiction
The Big House 9 October 4th-6th, 2019 7th 2nd Fiction $272
UCI Esports Conference October 10th, 2019 1st $296
Fight for SoCal 8 October 26th, 2019 2nd
The MMOM Memorial November 9th-10th, 2019 1st 1st 2saint
SteelCraft GG November 30th, 2019 7th Jisu
Melee @ Verdugo West #94: Genabis January 22nd, 2020 2nd
GENESIS 7 January 24th-26th, 2020 13th 5th Fiction $75.29
Saving Mr. Lombardi 2 February 1st, 2020 2nd
Smash Summit 9 February 13th-16th, 2020 5th $4,161
Pound Online Online April 24th-26th, 2020 9th
Get On My Line 2020 Online July 18th-19th, 2020 2nd
Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 2 Online July 25th-26th, 2020 3rd $2,750.11
Untitled EC #27 Online September 15th, 2020 1st
Frame Perfect Series 2: ONLINE Online September 19th, 2020 1st
THE CLG MIXUP Online September 26th, 2020 2nd $500
Slippi Champions League - Season 1 Week 1 Online October 11th, 2020 3rd $400
Slippi Champions League - Season 1 Week 2 Online October 18th, 2020 3rd $400
Slippi Champions League - Season 1 Week 3 Online October 25th, 2020 3rd $400
Slippi Champions League - Season 1 Week 4 Online October 31st, 2020 5th $250
Frame Perfect Series 3: ONLINE Online November 7th, 2020 1st
Smash Summit 10 Online Online November 19th-22nd, 2020 3rd $1,842.12
Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 3 Online December 19th-20th, 2020 2nd
Galint Melee Open: Spring Edition Online March 19th-21st, 2021 2nd $801
The Allston Melee Bender Online April 3rd-4th, 2021 7th
Summit Champions League - Season 2 Week 1 Online April 11th, 2021 3rd $160
Pound 2021 Online: Melee EditionOnline June 26th-27th, 2021 1st
Smash Summit 11 July 15th-18th, 2021 5th $9,322.32
Riptide September 10th-12th, 2021 1st 3rd SFAT
SWT: NA East Melee Regional Finals October 30th-31st, 2021 2nd $800
Mainstage 2021 November 12th-14th, 2021 5th
Smash Summit 12 December 9th-12th, 2021 1st $17,066.70
The Nightclub Online S1E2 Online January 12th, 2022 1st
Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 4 Online January 29th-30th, 2022 5th $1,800
The Nightclub VIP: iBDW April 3rd, 2022 2nd $504
GENESIS 8 April 15th-17th, 2022 3rd 9th Fiction
Pound 2022 April 22nd-24th, 2022 9th 4th Fiction
The Function 2 May 7th, 2022 9th
Smash Summit 13 May 12th-15th, 2022 1st $8,898.90
Get On My Level 2022 July 1st-3rd, 2022 5th 1st Jmook $246.50
Double Down 2022 July 8th-10th, 2022 1st
Phantom 2022 July 16th-17th, 2022 1st
The Big House 10 October 7th-9th, 2022 3rd 1st Jmook $2,378
Ludwig Smash Invitational October 21st-23rd, 2022 9th $1,050
Smash Summit 14 November 3rd-6th, 2022 2nd $7,965
Apex 2022 November 18th-20th, 2022 4th 1st Jmook
Galint Melee Open 2022: Fall Edition Online November 26th-28th, 2022 1st
Mainstage 2022 December 2nd-4th, 2022 2nd
Scuffed World Tour December 18th, 2022 7th
Redemption Rumble December 30th-31st, 2022 3rd
GENESIS 9 January 20th-22nd, 2023 2nd 2nd Jmook
The Coinbox #48Online February 8th, 2023 1st $1200
Kill Roy: Volume 6 March 4th, 2023 1st 1st Zamu
The Coinbox #52Online March 7th, 2023 1st $1,200
Collision 2023 March 10th-12th, 2023 3rd 1st Jmook $898
The Coinbox #54Online March 21th, 2023 1st $1,200
MAJOR UPSET April 1st-2nd, 2023 1st $1,700
The Coinbox #56Online April 4th, 2023 1st $1,200
The Coinbox #58Online April 18th, 2023 1st $1,200
Scarlet Classic VIII April 22nd, 2023 1st $1,638
Wisdom Melee May 6th, 2023 1st $523
The Coinbox #61Online May 16th, 2023 1st $2,400
Battle of BC 5 May 19th-21st, 2023 1st 1st Jmook $2,454
The Coinbox #63Online May 31th, 2023 1st $1,200
Tipped Off 14: Resurgence June 3rd-4th, 2023 13th / 344 1st / 79 Jmook
Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 5 July 7th-9th, 2023 3rd / 16 $5,000
Get On My Level 2023 July 21st-23rd, 2023 5th / 764 2nd / 121 Jmook
Super Smash Con 2023 August 10th-13th, 2023 3rd / 860 $946
Shine 2023 August 25th-27th, 2023 1st / 683 5th / 158 Jmook $4,263.65
The Off-Season 2 September 23rd-24th, 2023 2nd / 263 1st / 59 Jmook $5,500
The Big House 11 October 20th-22nd, 2023 1st / 1,011 $3,639.60
Arcamelee 4 November 18th-19th, 2023 1st / 279 1st / 89 Jmook
Santa Paws December 8th-10th, 2023 1st / 127 1st / 23 Jmook $2,877
The Match: The Fight For No. 1 December 15th, 2023 Win
Eggdog Scramble 2 January 13th, 2024 17th / 137
GENESIS X February 16th-18th, 2024 1st / 1,544
Collision 2024 March 15th-17th, 2024 3rd / 494 1st / 85 Jmook ???

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Shuffle: Battle of the Midwest April 1st-2nd, 2017 17th
U of R Monthly 10 May 4th, 2017 2nd
CGC 2017 May 6th-7th, 2017 9th 5th Sven

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
The Box: Lunch Box 18Online January 26th, 2022 513th


  • When he was younger, his Xbox tag was "iBDoiNWorK" which he then shortened to iBDW upon coming into the competitive Smash scene. He confirmed that it stood for nothing, and he usually preferred for people to refer to him by his name, Cody. He officially changed his tag to his real name, Cody Schwab, following GENESIS 9.
  • Cody Schwab is colorblind, being a protanope (absence of red retinal photoreceptors, making him unable to see red and several shades of other colors).
    • Despite having trouble distinguishing between green and red Fox, Cody mains green Fox instead of white or blue (either color would guarantee he can distinguish himself from his opponent in Fox dittos)
  • Cody Schwab has defeated all of the 2019 MPGR top 8 in offline sets, defeating Mango, aMSa, and Hungrybox at Smash Summit 8, Leffen at Shine 2019, Wizzrobe at Smash Summit 9, Axe at Smash Summit 11, Plup at Riptide, and Zain at Smash Summit 12.
  • Cody Schwab is the first solo Fox player to be ranked number 1 in the entirety of Melee's history.

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