The next summer, he took 7th place at MELEE-FC3, a tournament that at the time was considered to have most talent ever assembled in one place, out of 186 entrants.
Before Brawl's release, DSF was ranked 4th on the SoCal Melee Power Rankings. He was also formerly ranked 3rd and 5th on the SoCal Brawl and Project M Power Rankings, respectively.
DSF was considered one of the best Brawl players when the game first came out. His unique techniques and unpredictable play style made him an incredibly tough opponent to face. DSF no longer travels out-of-state for tournaments but still attends locals in California.