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Forward on tour right after SMYM 7
Character info
Melee mains Falco, Fox
Other Melee characters Sheik, Marth
Brawl mains Ike, Meta Knight
Other Brawl character Pit
Retired Brawl character Snake
Rankings and results info
Winnings Super Smash Bros. Melee ~$5,731.35
Personal and other info
Real name Sean Benner
Birth date (age 36)
Location Mesa, Arizona United states

Forward is an SSBM Falco player from Arizona, who at his prime, was one of the top Falco players in the world. Forward was a notable influence on the Falco metagame, and traces of his style can be seen in nearly every top Falco player, most notable is his creation of the aerial shine into platform waveland combo starter.

His name is derived from Falco's side special, the Falco Phantasm. His tendency to SD with the move prompted him to name himself after it.

Beginning in March of 2006, Forward embarked on a five month tour of the United States. Starting with Cataclysm 3, he traveled from tournament to tournament, all across the United States. He placed 5th at Cataclysm 3, with players such as KoreanDJ, Mew2King, and PC Chris in attendance. Forward then made his way to Virginia, winning Fight Club, beating ChuDat, Husband, Wes, and Plank, he then proceeded to ride that momentum to Tennessee where he won Innsomnia V, and then to Illinois where he won SMYM 7 as well.

He is famous for the combo video "Forward's C.O.C.K" (Combos On Colorado Kids), produced by Chap.

At OC3, Forward gave his controller to Bombsoldier, and announced his retirement, though he still attends tournaments on occasion.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
MOAST 3 January 15th-16th, 2005 7th
MELEE-FC3 July 10th-12th, 2005 25th
Champ Combo: NorCal Edition April 8th, 2006 5th 2nd Taj
MLG Dallas 2006 May 19th-20th, 2006 25th 9th Taj
MLG Anaheim 2006 June 23rd-24th, 2006 17th 3rd Taj
Zero Challenge 2 August 15th-17th, 2006 13th 7th Taj
NorCal Tournament October 28th, 2006 2nd 2nd Taj
Cataclysm 3 March 3rd-4th, 2007 5th 3rd ChuDat
Fight Club March 17th, 2007 1st 1st ChuDat
INNsomnia V March 30th, 2007 1st 3rd Darkrain
Show Me Your Moves 7 April 7th, 2007 1st
Arizona T5 April 14th, 2007 1st 1st Taj
NorCal Biweekly feat. Forward May 5th, 2007 1st 2nd Zelgadis
EVO East May 25th-27th, 2007 5th
DA/EA Bi-Weekly 6/1 June 1st, 2007 1st 9th D1
SMASHTALITY III June 2nd-3rd, 2007 3rd 2nd Mew2King
Killa Fleet Biweekly 6/8 June 8th, 2007 1st 3rd Cactuar
Pound 2 June 16th-17th, 2007 9th 4th Taj
LTEC2 July 7th, 2007 2nd 1st DaShizWiz
MELEE-FC Diamond July 12th-14th, 2007 25th 13th Taj
Zero Challenge 3 July 20th-22nd, 2007 9th 17th Drephen
Super Champ Combo September 29th-30th, 2007 7th 9th S-Royal
Southern Arizona Smash Tournament 2 October 13th, 2007 2nd
Pound 3 February 2nd-3rd, 2008 9th 2nd Mango
Mango Juice March 21st, 2009 5th 3rd Zhu
Pat's House November 14th-15th, 2009 13th 5th Light
Smash the Target January 3rd, 2014 9th Taj
Southwestern Justice 2 February 22nd, 2014 2nd 3rd Jetfour
MVG Sandstorm April 18th-19th, 2015 17th 4th Axe
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 49th
Rewired 2015 November 14th-15th, 2015 1st 1st Silly Kyle
Salty Juan's 3 October 8th-9th, 2016 2nd 1st Light
Rewired 2016 November 19th-21st, 2016 5th 9th Silly Kyle
Battlefield 10: 7 Days to GENESIS January 14th, 2017 2nd Taj
Boss Rush: Shroomed February 11th, 2017 2nd Medz
Boss Rush: The Moon September 16th, 2017 2nd La Luna
Esports Arizona: Talking Stick Resort October 21st, 2017 2nd Tai
Boss Rush: Mexico October 28th, 2017 2nd Eddy Mexico
Avengers: Infinite Melee April 27th-28th, 2018 4th
Esports Arizona: Talking Stick Resort 4 June 23rd, 2018 4th Taj
Runback 2018 July 14th-15th, 2018 33rd 5th Taj
Smash Camp 2019 January 5th-6th, 2019 25th (DQ) 5th Silly Kyle

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
UCLA VI: A New Hope May 18th, 2008 9th 17th Jonny6
AzOneTwoStep June 14th-15th, 2008 2nd ? ?
Tucson Smash Tri-weekly June 28th, 2008 1st 1st EoW
Seasons Beatings III October 18th, 2008 2nd
Atomic Comics Mesa December 6th, 2008 1st
People Mover April 26th, 2009 4th 1st Jard
Raising Phoenix January 2nd, 2010 4th 4th DarkShifter

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Salty Juan's 3 October 8th-9th, 2016 33rd 9th Medz
Rewired 2016 November 19th-21st, 2016 ? 9th Silly Kyle

Gameplay videos[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]