Dan Salvato, previously known as Internet Explorer, is a former professional smasher from New Jersey. He was known as one of the best Melee Link players in the United States, and was also considered one of the best Project M Link players in the world. He is known for his high technical precision and development of a new Link metagame. He was one of the founding members of Rutgers Maylay as an undergraduate. Salvato was also a developer on the Project M Development Team and he is currently the lead developer of 20XX Tournament Edition.
Dan Salvato retired from playing Smash in 2015, though he has infrequently attended tournaments for Melee since, still using Link; he has since continued to work on 20XX Tournament Edition, adding in additional features such as Universal Controller Fix.
Outside of Smash, he is best known as the creator of Doki Doki Literature Club!, a 2017 visual novel that quickly gained mass popularity upon release.