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Brawl mains Ice Climbers, Zero Suit Samus
Melee main Ice Climbers
Other Melee
Crew(s) TeamScape
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Professional
Additional info
Real name Richard Cappel
Birth date (age 34)
Location Sacramento, California United States

Delphiki is a professional Ice Climbers player from Sacramento, CA, and a member of the crews TeamScape and Nova. He has traveled and competed up and down the West Coast numerous times competing in Melee. His tournament results consistently place him among the top 30% of Smashers on the West Coast. In Brawl, he continues to main the Ice Climbers, with the addition of Zero Suit Samus. Delphiki was ranked 16th on the NorCal Melee Power Rankings, and 2nd on the Sacramento Melee Power Rankings.


Delphiki has written a guide on competitive smash play which focuses on the fluidity and nature of the metagame. It explains the nature of the metagame as related to characters, tournament rules, the community, and the individual player. He has also created a guide to playing the Ice Climbers at a competitive level, featured on

In addition to guides, Delphiki also maintains a blog on All is Brawl which covers Smash theory among other topics.

Most tournaments in the Sacramento community were organized or co-organized by Delphiki. In addition to local tournaments, Delphiki was a staff member at Super Champ Combo, and has aided TOs at a number of other major tournaments, including OC3 (for which he aided with funding), and the NorCal Ultimate Biweekly.

Delphiki is an administrator at nealdt's AllisBrawl.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Tyde's Manly Smashfest V February 27th, 2007 4th
GENESIS July 10th-12th, 2009 127th
Kings of Cali 4 July 5th-6th, 2014 17th 9th Catnip
Do You Fox Wit It? November 15th-16th, 2014 25th 13th Mikkuz
Super Nebulous 3 April 25th-26th, 2015 25th 17th Warwick Foe
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 186th
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 193rd 97th DRGN
The Golden Bair 4 April 3rd, 2016 5th
SSS: Blood For Blood October 15th, 2016 25th
Cafe Colonial Finale November 13th, 2018 17th

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
AxisGaming August 30, 2008 65th

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