Smasher:Fly Amanita

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Fly Amanita
Fly amanita 2.png
Melee main Ice Climbers
Other Melee
Project M main King Dedede
Other Project M
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Top level (retired)
PM Icon.png Top level (retired)
Additional info
Real name Jeremy Westfahl
Location Claremont, California United States

Fly Amanita is an American smasher who mains Ice Climbers with a strong Sheik secondary in Melee, and is considered to be one of the best Ice Climbers players in the world, along with ChuDat, Nintendude, dizzkidboogie, and Wobbles. Fly Amanita was formerly ranked 30th on the 2015 SSBMRank and 1st on the SoCal Melee Power Rankings. He went on hiatus to focus on his math doctorate and has since unofficially retired, citing a lack of interest in competing.

At EVO 2014, Fly Amanita managed to place 7th in Melee singles. He defeated Ice 2-1 and Nintendude 2-0 in the winners' quarters pool before losing to Armada 0-2, and then defeated Chillin 2-0 in the losers' bracket to make into the top 8 bracket from losers'. In losers' top 8, he brought PPMD down to the last stock of game 3, but eventually lost 1-2. Fly Amanita's best placing ever was at Press Start placing 2nd losing 6-0 to Mango.

Fly Amanita is also a former member of the Project M Backroom, having assisted in the new redesign of the Ice Climbers. Despite this, he does not use the Ice Climbers in Project M tournaments, but rather uses King Dedede instead. He is considered one of the best King Dedede players in the world, and placed 5th at Apex 2014's Project M event using only him. He was formerly ranked 2nd on the SoCal Project M Power Rankings.


Fly Amanita has been well-known to not be proficient at wobbling, which somewhat limits his punishes at the highest level. This is because in a tournament setting, he typically cannot react to landing a grab quickly enough and will mess up the wobble timing, whereas he can continue his punish more organically with hand-off combos, which are ironically much more difficult technically than wobbling. However, he will refuse to enter majors that ban wobbling out of principle, notably not attending The Big House 4.

To compensate for this, Fly Amanita developed strong fundamentals and a unique, unusual approach to the Ice Climbers' otherwise lackluster neutral game. At the beginning of his career, he built his game plan around completely shutting down his opponent's options, but has since developed a more well-rounded playstyle[1]. His Sopo is also known to be one of the best in the world, famously clutching out a win against Silent Wolf at Kings of Cali 3.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
SCSA West Coast Circuit December 6th, 2008 7th 13th Nate
Mango Juice March 21st, 2009 25th Azn Lep
GENESIS July 10th-12th, 2009 25th
Active Gamers September 26th-27th, 2009 5th 4th Julian
Pat's House November 14th-15th, 2009 25th
R3 December 19th-20th, 2009 17th 3rd Replicate
Good Shit German July 24th-25th, 2010 7th 5th Replicate
Don't Go Down There Jeff December 18th-20th, 2010 5th 13th Azn Lep
Winter Game Fest VI January 22nd-23rd, 2011 3rd
GENESIS 2 July 15th-17th, 2011 13th
The Big House 2 October 6th-7th, 2012 3rd 5th Nintendude
Kings of Cali November 10th, 2012 5th 13th ROFL
Kings of Cali 2 April 13th-14th, 2013 5th 5th Shroomed
NorCal Regionals 2013 April 26th-28th, 2013 5th
EVO 2013 July 12th-14th, 2013 17th
LanHammer 2013 August 17th-18th, 2013 3rd
Kings of Cali 3 December 14th-15th, 2013 2nd
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 17th
SoCal Regionals 2014 February 28th-March 2nd, 2014 9th
The Next Episode March 22nd-23rd, 2014 1st
Pat's House 2 May 24th-25th, 2014 3rd 7th Eddy Mexico
SSS Lock-In June 14th-15th, 2014 3rd
MLG Anaheim 2014 June 20th-22nd, 2014 29th
Kings of Cali 4 July 5th-6th, 2014 5th
EVO 2014 July 11th-13th, 2014 7th
Zenith 2014 August 2nd-3rd, 2014 9th
Do You Fox Wit It? November 15th-16th, 2014 5th
Super Smash Sundays 29 December 7th, 2014 5th
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 17th
I'm Not Yelling! April 11th-12th, 2015 9th
Press Start May 10th-11th, 2015 2nd
Mayhem June 2015 June 6th, 2015 5th
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 17th
Paragon Los Angeles 2015 September 5th-6th, 2015 17th
The Big House 5 October 2nd-4th, 2015 33rd
Tipped Off 11 November 7th, 2015 9th
Mayhem 26 April 23rd, 2016 5th
Super Smash Sundays 44 May 15th, 2016 3rd
Super Smash Sundays 47 July 3rd, 2016 4th
EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 49th
Claremont College Paid Weekly 3/22/17 March 22nd, 2017 1st

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Low Tier City July 27th-28th, 2013 2nd 4th Oro?!
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 5th
Super Smash Sundays 2-16-2014 February 16th, 2014 2nd
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 17th

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
AxisGaming August 30, 2008 17th
SCSA West Coast Circuit December 6th, 2008 5th 4th Hall
GENESIS July 10th-12th, 2009 49th