DJ Nintendo is a former Dominican-American Melee Fox main from New York City who currently resides in Bronx, New York. He has been playing Melee competitively since 2002, making him one of, if not, the longest continuously active players. He almost exclusively teams with La Luna in doubles tournaments, and their team is known as ""Grab n'Go". He is known for being proficient with most of the characters in Melee and is considered to be one of the best Bowser players in the world alongside WarriorKnight, along with having a solid Pikachu, Mario, and Samus. He is also known for having some of the most consistent survival DI in the world. DJ Nintendo was previosly ranked 8th on the New York City Power Rankings and 76th on the 2017 SSBMRank.
DJ Nintendo was widely known as the "voice" of the East Coast Melee scene, a role similar to that of HomeMadeWaffles on the West Coast, as he commentated on tournament livestreams. Being bilingual, DJ Nintendo casted in Spanish for Pound 2016's Melee singles top 8 simulcast, alongside n0ne. DJ Nintendo was considered to be a mentor or "sensei", helping players improve their games with his advice. Some of his notable "students", such as Jman and The Moon, have reached widespread notoriety in the Smash community thanks to his coaching.
In addition to his commentary, DJ Nintendo uses an overt vocabulary during matches.
Rumors circulated as early as 2010 in the New York City Smash scene that DJ Nintendo had a history of coming on to girls and messaging them in an inappropriate manner. On July 3rd, 2020, Aliylian came forth on Twitter with sexual harassment allegations against DJ Nintendo, alleging that he tried to groom her from 2016-2017.
In response, DJ Nintendo posted a Twitlonger that claimed to "reflect" on the situation outlined by Aliylian . He stated that the exchanges did happen and did not deny it, but dismissed the allegations as her "finding" their conversation offensive. His response was largely panned by the community for not only not being an actual apology, but for attempting to distract from the allegations levied against him by constantly bringing up the contributions he had made in the past. DJ Nintendo, along with many others exposed for sexual misconduct during this time, was soon permanently banned from attending events in the Smash community.