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Duck "Poor Duck"
Melee main Samus
Project M main Squirtle
Sponsor(s) Phoenix1
Former crews Denial eSports, Melee It On Me
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Top professional
Ranking Super Smash Bros. Melee 2017 SSBMRank: 14th
Winnings Super Smash Bros. Melee ~$6,119.65
Additional info
Real name James Ma
Birth date (age 26)
Location Ann Arbor, Michigan United States

Duck is a Samus main from Ann Arbor, Michigan who is considered to be one of the best Samus players in the world, along with Plup and HugS, with wins against other top players such as Leffen and Westballz under his belt. He is known for his safe and calculated style of play, getting 5th at The Big House and beating HugS, in pools at Kings of Cali 3. He also managed to take two sets off of KirbyKaze, at SWEET XIV and The Come Up 2014, as well as eliminating Leffen from DreamHack Winter 2015. He placed 13th at EVO 2015 and 9th at The Big House 5. His most notable performance was DreamHack Winter 2015 where he placed 5th and defeated SFAT, Wizzrobe, Leffen, and MacD. Duck is currently ranked 1st on the Michigan Melee Power Rankings and 14th on the 2017 SSBMRank.

On August 15, 2016, Duck was signed onto Denial eSports, but left on January 5th, 2017.

On April 11, 2017, Duck was signed by Phoenix1.[1]

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
SWEET III November 13th, 2010 5th 4th Kail
Show Me Your Moves 12 March 5th, 2011 7th
BAMF1 May 14th, 2011 2nd 2nd Juggleguy
The Big House October 22nd, 2011 5th
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 9th Teczero
MELEE-FC10R Legacy August 12th-14th, 2012 13th 9th Prince Abu
The Big House 2 October 6th-7th, 2012 13th
The Big House 3 October 12-13th, 2013 17th 17th Moose
Kings of Cali 3 December 14th-15th, 2013 17th
Shuffle V February 22nd-23rd, 2014 7th 5th Moose
Fight Pitt IV April 19th, 2014 3rd 7th Nintendude
The Beach House 7 May 3rd, 2014 1st 2nd Moose
Get On My Level 2014 May 10th-11th, 2014 5th 5th Prince Abu
SKTAR 3 May 31st-June 1st, 2014 33rd 13th Prince Abu
Super SWEET June 7th-8th, 2014 5th 4th Prince Abu
MLG Anaheim 2014 June 20th-22nd, 2014 45th
EVO 2014 July 11th-13th, 2014 33rd 13th Swedish Delight
Carroll Fest 5 August 16th, 2014 3rd 3rd Moose
The Shape of Melee to Come 5 September 27th, 2014 4th 1st Armada
The Big House 4 October 4th-5th, 2014 25th 33rd Darrell
Fight Pitt V November 1st-2nd, 2014 4th 3rd Prince Abu
The Come Up December 6th-7th, 2014 3rd 3rd Kalamazhu
SWEET Prologue January 3rd-4th, 2015 3rd 3rd Prince Abu
GVGP 3 January 18th, 2015 1st
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 33rd 17th Darkatma
SWEET XVIII February 21st, 2015 1st 1st Prince Abu
SWEET XIX March 14th, 2015 1st 2nd KJH
No Man's LAN 10 March 15th, 2015 2nd 3rd KJH
SWEET XX April 4th, 2015 1st 1st KJH
Enthusiast Gaming Live May 16th-17th, 2015 2nd 4th KJH
Combo Breaker 2015 May 22nd-24th, 2015 2nd
Get On My Level 2015 May 30th-31st, 2015 5th 4th Prince Abu
FC Smash 15XR: Return July 4th-5th, 2015 9th 5th Prince Abu
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 13th 13th Prince Abu
Super Smash Con 2015 August 6th-9th, 2015 97th 7th Prince Abu
Beachin Biweekly 22 September 26th, 2015 2nd 1st KJH
The Big House 5 October 2nd-4th, 2015 9th Prince Abu
Canada Cup 2015 October 30th-November 1st, 2015 2nd
DreamHack Winter 2015 November 26th-29th, 2015 5th 9th Moose
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 13th 9th KJH
Frosty Faustings VIII January 22nd-23rd, 2016 3rd 2nd KJH
Frostbite February 13th, 2016 3rd 2nd KJH
Rubicon 7 February 27th, 2016 3rd 3rd KJH
SWEET XXIII March 12th, 2016 2nd 2nd KJH
Pound 2016 April 2nd-3rd, 2016 13th 17th KJH
Frame One April 9th-10th, 2016 5th 2nd Colbol
Fight Pitt VI April 16th-17th, 2016 3rd 1st Colbol
Smash Summit 2 April 21st-24th, 2016 9th 7th Silent Wolf
Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo April 29th-May 1st, 2016 5th 3rd Mango
DreamHack Austin 2016 May 6th-8th, 2016 9th
Combo Breaker 2016 June 4th, 2016 1st
Smash 'N' Splash 2 June 11th-12th, 2016 9th 4th SFAT
WTFox 2 July 1st-3rd, 2016 7th 5th Prince Abu
EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 9th 13th Prince Abu
Endgame August 20th-21st, 2016 2nd 5th Vro
Shine 2016 August 26-28, 2016 9th
Show Me Your Moves 17 September 3rd, 2016 1st 1st Prince Abu
A Smash Hit 2 October 1st, 2016 4th
The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 13th 13th Prince Abu
Canada Cup 2016 October 28th-30th, 2016 9th
Smash Summit 3 November 3rd-6th, 2016 7th 7th Axe
UGC Smash Open December 2nd-4th, 2016 17th 9th Prince Abu
Apollo January 7th-8th, 2017 3rd 3rd Swedish Delight
SWEET XXV January 14th, 2017 3rd 1st Ice
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 17th
Smash Valley V February 18th, 2017 7th 3rd KJH
Boss Rush: Duck March 11th, 2017 2nd 2nd Violence
No Man's Lan 12 March 18th-19th, 2017 1st 2nd KJH
Full Bloom 3 March 25th, 2017 2nd 9th Prince Abu
Smash Rivalries April 8th-9th, 2017 13th 7th Druggedfox
CEO Dreamland April 14th-16th, 2017 9th
DreamHack Austin 2017 April 28th-30th, 2017 17th
SWEET XXVIII May 6th, 2017 2nd 2nd Prince Abu
Runback 2017 May 20th-21st, 2017 4th 5th Silly Kyle
Combo Breaker 2017 May 26th-28th, 2017 1st
Smash 'N' Splash 3 June 2nd-4th, 2017 9th
Saints Gaming Live June 10th-11th, 2017 5th 3rd Prince Abu
EVO 2017 July 14th-16th, 2017 13th
Shine 2017 August 25th-27th, 2017 25th
Showdown: Battle Royale 2 September 23rd-24th, 2017 1st
Corner Pressure VI September 30th, 2017 1st
The Big House 7 October 6th-8th, 2017 17th
Canada Cup 2017 October 28th-30th, 2017 9th
Pat's House 3 December 2nd-3rd, 2017 1st
The Holiday Bash Smash Invitational December 15th-17th, 2017 7th 7th HugS
SWEET 29 January 13th, 2018 2nd 1st KJH
GENESIS 5 January 19th-21st, 2018 13th
Smash Valley: Lucky 7 February 17th, 2018 4th

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
SWEET III November 13th, 2010 3rd

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Fight Pitt V November 1st-2nd, 2014 2nd

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
The Big House 4 October 4th-5th, 2014 65th
GVGP 5 September 19th, 2015 2nd


  • Duck has a winning record against Leffen 3-1.

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