Smasher:FOW

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FOW
FOW
FOW (left)
Ultimate main Ness
SSB4 main Ness
Other SSB4
character
Falco
Brawl main Meta Knight
Other Brawl
characters
Ness, Toon Link, Falco
Former crews GREEN TEAM, GameWorks
Skill Super Smash Bros. Brawl Top professional
Super Smash Bros. 4 Top professional
Ranking Super Smash Bros. Brawl 2014 SSBBRank: 25th
Super Smash Bros. 4 Panda Global Rankings 100: 56th
Winnings Super Smash Bros. Brawl ~$751.28
Super Smash Bros. 4 ~$3,054.10
Additional info
Real name Freddie Omar Williams
Birth date (age 23)
Location Henderson, Nevada USA

FOW is an SSB4 Ness player from Henderson, Nevada, and is widely considered the best Smash 4 Ness player of all time. FOW is currently ranked 56th on the Panda Global Rankings 100 and was formerly ranked 2nd on the Las Vegas Power Rankings. He has beaten top players such as Ally, Larry Lurr, VoiD, ANTi, CaptainZack, Marss, ESAM, Elegant, Vinnie, Manny, and Locus, as well as taking ZeRo to game 5.

In SSBB, FOW also played Ness, and was considered the best Ness player in the world, prior to switching to Meta Knight. FOW was formerly ranked 25th on the 2014 SSBBRank.

FOW's tag is derived from his initials: Freddie Omar Williams.

Biography[edit]

SSB4[edit]

FOW began as a really strong player, many considering him to be top 15, or even top 10. He had great placings such as 5th at GENESIS 3, 7th at EVO 2015, 4th at PAX Arena, 2GGT: FOW Saga, 2GGT: Fresh Saga, and 9th at LVL UP EXPO 2016. During this time, he defeated players such as Ally, ANTi, ESAM, Larry Lurr, Mew2King, Vinnie, VoiD, and taking ZeRo to game 5. With all of these results and wins, FOW was ranked 12th on the Panda Global Rankings v1.

FOW started to drop off in the 2nd season, usually attending 1-2 tournaments per month, and most being local Las Vegas tournaments. His placings weren't as good as before, placing 25th at CEO 2016, 33rd at EVO 2016, and after a 4 months hiatus of not attending a major tournament, he placed 17th at 2GGT: ZeRo Saga. Because of this, FOW was absent from the PGR v2.

In the 3rd season starting in 2017, FOW placed 49th at GENESIS 4, and made a return after attending 2GGC: Civil War, where he placed 25th, causing a major upset against Larry Lurr and taking out Luhtie 3-0 after Luhtie defeated ZeRo. FOW then placed 33rd at 2GGC: Greninja Saga, then made an amazing run at 2GGC: Nairo Saga, placing 13th, defeating Rich Brown, Mr. ConCon, Marss, Pugwest, and Locus. These wins and placements got him to be ranked 50th on the PGR v3.

After months of not attending tournaments and not sending anything on social media, FOW announced that he will resume his smash career on Twitter and continues to have streams about Smash 4 and Splatoon.

Playstyle[edit]

FOW's playstyle is centred around his zoning capabilities, enabling him to quickly react to his opponent's options. He is also known for his intensive mindgames, and offensive edge guarding along with being able to consistently read his opponent with the use of PK Thunder.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Smash in Nevada June 13th-14th, 2009 4th 5th Z
GENESIS July 10th-12th, 2009 33rd 9th Z
EVO 2009 July 17th-19th, 2009 13th 4th SK92
Active Gamers September 26th-27th, 2009 13th 3rd SK92
R3 December 19th-20th, 2009 7th 4th SK92
Winter Game Fest VI January 22nd-24th, 2011 3rd 5th Z
GENESIS 2 July 15th-17th, 2011 17th 9th SK92
E4H:Champion October 22nd, 2011 4th 3rd Z
E4S:Champion December 10th, 2011 1st 2nd Z
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 33rd 17th Mekos
Apex 2013 January 11th-13th, 2013 33rd 3rd MJG
E4U:Revenge 3 February 9th-10th, 2013 4th 1st ZeRo
Golden Coast August 17th, 2013 2nd 1st Tyrant
Overflow November 9th, 2013 3rd 2nd Falln
Forest Temple January 11th, 2014 5th 1st ZeRo
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 9th 5th MJG
Fire Temple April 12th, 2014 2nd 1st Lycan
Water Temple June 28th, 2014 2nd 1st Xzax
Shadow Temple August 30th, 2014 2nd 1st SlayerZ
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 4th MJG

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Sky's Smash 4 Invitational November 20th-22nd, 2014 4th 2nd MJG
Double Vegas Down Attack 5 December 22nd, 2014 2nd 2nd MJG
Double Vegas Down Attack 6 January 12th, 2015 2nd 2nd K9
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 17th 2nd MJG
Double Vegas Down Attack 7 February 20th, 2015 2nd
Double Vegas Down Attack 8 March 30th, 2015 3rd 1st Tyrant
Bloodsport s3e9 May 7th, 2015 1st
Double Vegas Down Attack 9 May 18th, 2015 2nd
Double Vegas Down Attack 10 May 30th-31st, 2015 3rd 1st ZeRo
The Blast Zone - Spring 2015 e6 June 12th, 2015 1st 2nd Xero
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 7th Top 16 MJG
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 5th 7th MJG
PAX Arena January 29th-31st, 2016 4th 4th MJG
2GGT: FOW Saga March 26th, 2016 4th 1st Nairo
2GGT: Fresh Saga May 7th, 2016 4th 1st Tyrant
LVL UP EXPO 2016 May 14th-15th, 2016 9th 2nd Tyrant
June Smash Jam 2016 June 11th, 2016 1st 1st Vash
CEO 2016 June 24th-26th, 2016 25th
EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 33rd
Safe On Shield: Filler Episode August 25th, 2016 1st 1st Cleytito
Safe On Shield: A New Challenger October 5th, 2016 1st ? ?
Safe On Shield: 5 Consecutive Hairpins November 7th, 2016 1st 1st Lycan
Safe On Shield: The FR Killer November 16th, 2016 1st 2nd Cleytito
Safe On Shield: The Angel of Usui December 14th, 2016 3rd 1st Twerk
2GGT: ZeRo Saga December 16th-18th, 2016 17th
Safe On Shield: Hot Winds And Furious Driving December 28th, 2016 3rd 1st JK
Safe On Shield: End Of Summer January 11th, 2017 1st 1st JK
Road To Genesis: Second Impact January 18th, 2017 1st
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 49th
2GGC: Civil War March 24th-26th, 2017 25th
2GGC: Greninja Saga May 20th, 2017 33rd 4th Mekos
2GGC: Nairo Saga June 10th-11th, 2017 13th 17th Mekos
EVO 2017 July 14th-16th, 2017 33rd
Smash Masters League: Battle for Vegas March 24th-25th, 2018 49th
Expand Gong 3 April 6th-8th, 2018 2nd 1st Keitaro

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
ADAPT in Las Vegas December 8th, 2018 1st
The BlastZone 12/11/18 December 11th, 2018 1st
Smash It Up December 14th, 2018 1st
The BlastZone 12/18/18 December 18th, 2018 1st
Wednesday Whiffs 12/19 December 19th, 2018 1st
HyperX Esports Arena Holiday Special December 20th, 2018 1st L3 Exo
Smash It Up 2 December 21st, 2018 1st
The BlastZone 12/23/18 December 23rd, 2018 1st
Wednesday Whiffs 12/26 December 26th, 2018 1st
Smash It Up 3 December 28th, 2018 1st
NYE Smash December 31st, 2018 1st ven
The BlastZone 1/1/19 January 1st, 2019 1st
Wednesday Whiffs 01/02 January 2nd, 2019 1st
Smash It Up 4 January 4th, 2019 1st
The BlastZone 1/8/19 January 8th, 2019 1st

False sexual harassment allegations[edit]

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On September 15th 2018, Jennifer Sawtelle, a girl on Twitter who goes by the handle "Luffy No Umi" claimed that in 2016, FOW had done several things to harm her, including making many sexual acts towards her without her consent, making extremely harsh comments towards her such as "No, I only kiss people who I love," and insulting his friends and even his own girlfriend that he allegedly cheated on. As evidence for these claims, Jennifer provided screenshots from a Discord chat that she had with FOW. While FOW confirmed that the screenshots were real, he denied these claims and has said that he "needed to share his side of the story since the screenshots were out of context." [1] [2] [3] The Twitlonger has since been deleted.

On September 20th 2018, Hita, a girl mentioned in Jennifer's tweet, came out and confirmed FOW's statement that the posts were taken out of context. In a Google Document, she said that Jennifer had manipulated the story, adding in stories such as the sexual abuse, and that the sexual relationship between Jennifer and FOW was consensual while confirming FOW's statement that the Discord screenshots were just role play between Luffy No Umi and him. Hita believed that the only reason Jennifer released the screenshots was because she was upset that FOW didn't return his feelings towards her. To support her claim, Hita provided her own Discord screenshots of conversations between her, Jennifer, and FOW, and pointed out specific statements, as well as analyzing the conversation.[4]

During the same day, Sean Lazarus, the head of Shine Con, released his statement, saying that FOW had almost been assaulted over the allegations and that he and FOW tried to reason with Jennifer on releasing the statements. He noted that, initially, her charges had nothing to do with sexual harassment or assault, and that she also agreed to drop the charges, however, she later changed her mind. Another thing he noted was that Jennifer was 18 at the time of her encounter with FOW, while her posts have implied that she was underaged. Lazarus has provided screenshots of a conversation between him and Jennifer which further backs up his statement. [5]

Jennifer's Twitter has since been deactivated in response to the evidence that Hita and Sean sent.

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