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Darkshad "Darkshad The Legend"
SSB4 main Ryu
Other SSB4
Cloud, Shulk
Crew(s) Events2Compete
Skill Super Smash Bros. 4 Top professional
Ranking Super Smash Bros. 4 Panda Global Rankings v2: 44th (X-Factor: +7)
Additional info
Real name Orion Wolf
Birth date (age 19)
Location Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Darkshad, is an SSB4 Ryu player from Cincinnati, Ohio who competed in his first tournament in January of 2016.

Darkshad's diligence and commitment to improving has resulted with him, in just over a year's time, going from being an unknown wifi Shulk to earning the rank of 44th on the Panda Global Rankings v2, 7th on the Midwest Smash 4 Power Rankings, and 2nd on the Ohio Smash 4 Power Rankings. In 2017 Shad has been very active: attending tournaments through-out the USA, including several Saga's and Genesis in California, CEO, EVO, SmashCon, GameTyrantExpo and large regionals through-out the Midwest such as Smash & Splash and the Mayheim events.

During 2017 Darkshad has taken sets off of several "top caliber" players such as Ally, and Seagull Joe at 2017 Smash Con, CaptainZack and Cosmos at Climax 2 in Toledo, Ohio, Pugwest, Mr.E, Pink Fresh, at Glitch 3, and Locus, MVD, ZeRo and Nairo at GameTyrantExpo 2017. In 2016 Shad took sets off of Larry Lurr, Abadango, MkLeo, Zinoto, Tweek, Samsora, MVD, and Ned. In the last two years this is 7 set wins over Top 10 PG players.

The highlight of Shads play to date in 2017, has been improved consistency and a clear "step-up" in performance versus a year ago. Finishing 7th at GameTyrantExpo by beating both ZeRo and Nairo, 9th at 2017 Smash and Splash, 13th at 2017 SmashCon, a respectable 33rd at CEO, 49th at Genesis, and a marginal 65th at both Civil War and EVO, highlight 2017 "major tourney" performance. Regional performance has virtually always resulted in a top 10 finish with wins in Indy, Louisville, Cincinnati, Toledo, and respectable performance (top 10) at Mayheim events in Chicago, and a 3rd place finish at Glitch 3 to name but a few.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Rebirth IV January 9th, 2016 17th
Landlocked February 20th, 2016 33rd
AL Smash 20 March 10th, 2016 1st
Shuffle VIII March 12th, 2016 9th
AL Smash 21 March 17th, 2016 1st
Barrel Bash March 19th, 2016 2nd 7th Marsh
OUTFOXX'D March 26th, 2016 9th Lightshad
Gotta Smash'em All! April 2nd, 2016 1st
Midwest Mayhem 2 April 30th, 2016 5th
Deluge May 14th, 2016 13th 17th Sai
Button Check 5 - The Hunt for the Witch May 21st, 2016 2nd 2nd Absol
BSS X SOS Midwest Battle Royal May 28th, 2016 4th
Koronbasu: Version red June 18th, 2016 1st 3rd Level 9 Cloud
WTFox 2 July 1st-3rd, 2016 7th 9th EMPEROR Eevee
Midwest Mayhem 4 July 9th-10th, 2016 7th
EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 385th
Smash for the Summer July 30th, 2016 2nd 4th Lightshad
AL Smash 39 August 4th, 2016 1st
Rebirth VIII August 6th, 2016 7th 25th Lightshad
Super Smash Con 2016 August 11th-14st, 2016 65th 65th Ice
Endgame August 20th-21st, 2016 7th
Show Me Your Moves 17 September 3rd, 2016 4th 2nd Tyroy
Zero Fox Given September 17th, 2016 5th 7th Renegade
The Proving Ground September 24th, 2016 7th 5th EMPEROR Eevee
Little Big House 2 October 6th, 2016 17th
The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 65th 13th Renegade
Double Barreled October 22nd, 2016 1st 1st Sells
Midwest Mayhem 5 November 5th, 2016 25th 9th Miloni
Kings of the North V November 19th-20th, 2016 3rd 7th EMPEROR Eevee
UGC Smash Open December 2nd-4th, 2016 9th
FNSD 26 December 9th, 2016 17th
Showdown: Battle Royale December 10th-11th, 2016 7th 5th Day
Midwest Mayhem 6: SoCal Invasion January 7th, 2017 13th 9th Akiro
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 49th 65th Lightshad
Kingslayer 2 January 28th, 2017 7th 7th xane
2GGC: Midwest Mayhem Saga February 11th, 2017 13th 17th Ned
Freezing Point: A Prelude to Frostbite February 24th, 2017 2nd
Frostbite 2017 February 25th-26th, 2017 33rd 13th xane
BSG Presents: Barrel Bash II March 11th, 2017 1st 7th xane
Master Hand Monthly #10 March 18th, 2017 2nd
2GGC: Civil War March 24th-26th, 2017 65th 65th Lightshad
Shuffle: Battle of the Midwest April 1st-2nd, 2017 4th
Midwest Mayhem 8: North American Tour April 8th, 2017 17th 4th 8BitMan
Miami University Smash Open April 15th, 2017 1st
Master Hand Monthly #11 April 29th, 2017 2nd
Glitch 3 May 6th, 2017 3rd 1st 6WX
Bourbon State Gaming: Barrel Roll May 13th, 2017 2nd
OUTFOXX'D AGAIN May 20th, 2017 9th 1st 6WX
AllMid Smash for the State May 27th, 2017 1st 1st Sells
Smash 'N' Splash 3 June 2nd-4th, 2017 9th 5th 8BitMan
CEO 2017 June 16th-18th, 2017 33rd
ALSmash76 June 22, 2017 1st
Climax 2 June 24,2017 1st
BigALJune June 29,2017 1st
Midwest Mayhem 9: Old vs New July 1st, 2017 9th
Indianapolis Impact July 8,2017 1st 2nd Mysterica
EVO 2017 July 14th-16th, 2017 65th
BigAl July July 27, 2017 1st
Master Hand Monthly #12 July 29,2017 5th 1st Mysterica
Bourbon State Gaming: Old Fashioned August 5, 2017 1st
Super Smash Con 2017 August 10th-13th, 2017 13th 49th Stephmicky
Master Hand Monthly #13 August 26th, 2017 4th
Show Me Your Moves 18 September 9, 2017 3rd 2nd Mysterica
Master Hand Monthly #14 September 16th, 2017 4th 1st Mystearica
Friday Night Smash Delight #58: A Mini Showdown September 22nd-23rd, 2017 7th
Showdown: Battle Royale 2 September 23rd-24th, 2017 13th 5th 6WX
GameTyrant Expo 2017 September 29th-October 1st, 2017 7th
Little Big House 3 October 5th, 2017 5th
The Big House 7 October 6th-8th, 2017 49th 33rd 8BitMan
Bourbon State Gaming: Double Barreled II October 21st, 2017 1st 1st Mystearica
Master Hand Monthly #15: Halloween Edition October 28th, 2017 1st 2nd Mystearica
Super FamiCon 2017 November 18, 2017 13th 1st Light
Midwest Mayhem 10 November 25th, 2017 33rd 5th StardusT


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