Smasher:HugS

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HugS
HugS
Brawl main R.O.B.
Melee main Samus
Other Melee
character
Sheik
Former sponsor(s) Frequency Gaming, Dream Team, Selfless Gaming
Former crews Superfriends
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Top professional
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Semi-professional (retired)
Ranking Super Smash Bros. Melee Summer 2017 SSBMRank: 21st
Winnings Super Smash Bros. Melee ~$6,392.49
Additional info
Real name Hugo Gonzalez
Birth date (age 31)
Location Southern California United States

HugS is an American smasher and widely considered one of the best Melee Samus players in the United States, competing with Plup and Duck. He has been active in the Melee scene since 2004, using a strong work ethic to make his way to the top. HugS takes the competitive Melee scene very seriously, employing a smart style to surprise opponents. He is currently ranked 7th on the SoCal Melee Power Rankings and 21st on the Summer 2017 SSBMRank. He was also invited to participate in the E3 2014-held Super Smash Bros. Invitational tournament to play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, where he used Mega Man.

HugS is widely considered to be the most iconic Melee Samus main, and also played Brawl competitively for a brief two years where he mained R.O.B. for the entire duration. HugS was a significant contender in the MLG 2006 Pro Circuit; he placed in top 8 at MLG Anaheim 2006 and MLG Orlando 2006, upsetting PC Chris early in losers' bracket at the latter tournament. At MLG New York Playoffs 2006, he placed 8th, successfully qualifying for the MLG 2006 singles championships. He eventually placed 8th at MLG Las Vegas 2006, losing to Ken and then to Mew2King. One year later, he placed 2nd at EVO World 2007, narrowly losing to Ken in grand finals. He was picked up by Frequency Gaming on July 3rd, 2014 until their dissolution on February 14th, 2015. On June 2nd, 2016 he was signed to Dream Team. He left the team on December 1st, soon after other members of Dream Team left amid allegations of mispayment. [1].

On December 14th, 2016, he joined Lucky as a member of Selfless Gaming[2]. He left the team on July 7th, 2017[3].

Tournament placings

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
MLG Los Angeles 2004 September 25th-26th, 2004 9th 9th Gabe
MOAST 3 January 16th, 2005 25th 9th Fear
MLG San Francisco 2005 February 26th-27th, 2005 9th 4th Oro
Gettin' Schooled 2 June 25th-26th, 2005 17th 9th Oro
MELEE-FC3 July 10th-12th, 2005 17th 13th The GERM
MLG Las Vegas 2005 August 12th-14th, 2005 9th 7th Omar
MLG Los Angeles 2005 October 14th-16th, 2005 9th 7th Omar
Champ Combo: Yayuhzzz edition March 25th, 2006 4th 4th Omar
Champ Combo: NorCal edition April 8th, 2006 9th 3rd Omar
MLG New York Opener 2006 April 21st-23rd, 2006 13th 13th
MLG Dallas 2006 May 19th-21st, 2006 13th 17th Omar
MLG Anaheim 2006 June 23rd-25th, 2006 7th 13th Omar
MLG Chicago 2006 July 21st-22nd, 2006 13th 13th Eddie
Zero Challenge 2 August 15th-17th, 2006 17th 5th Omar
MLG Orlando 2006 August 25th-27th, 2006 7th 8th Helios
MLG New York Playoffs 2006 October 13th-15th, 2006 8th 9th Eddie
NorCal Tournament 2 October 28th, 2006 3rd 3rd Omar
MLG Las Vegas 2006 November 17th-19th, 2006 8th
Zero Challenge 3 July 20th-22nd, 2007 9th
EVO West July 27th-29th, 2007 5th
EVO World 2007 August 24th-26th, 2007 2nd
Super Champ Combo September 29th-30th, 2007 9th 4th Mew2King
Pound 3 February 2nd-3rd, 2008 9th 41st Tope
UCLA Monthlies V: Melee Strikes Back March 1st, 2008 1st
Mango Juice March 21st, 2009 7th
SCSA West Coast Circuit #2 January 31st, 2009 9th
Active Gamers September 26th-27th, 2009 2nd 5th MacD
Pat's House November 14th-15th, 2009 13th
Pound 4 January 16th-18th, 2010 49th 17th Silent Wolf
Nice Shot Hugo March 27th, 2010 4th 1st Lucky
Good Shit German July 24th-25th, 2010 5th 3rd Lucky
Revival of Melee 3 November 20th-21st, 2010 9th
Don't Go Down There Jeff December 18th, 2010 9th 9th Bob$
Winter Game Fest VI January 22nd–23rd, 2011 5th
GENESIS 2 July 15th-17th, 2011 25th 33rd Sung
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 49th 33rd Javi
EVO 2013 July 12th-14th, 2013 49th
LanHammer 2013 August 17th-18th, 2013 17th
Kings of Cali 3 December 14th-15th, 2013 17th 5th Ken
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 17th
SoCal Regionals 2014 February 28th-March 2nd, 2014 4th Matt
The Next Episode March 22nd-23rd, 2014 13th
Super Smash Sundays 5-18-2014 May 18th, 2014 4th 4th Plup
Pat's House 2 May 24th-25th, 2014 17th 9th Ken
SKTAR 3 May 31st-June 1st, 2014 17th 9th Chillin
SSS Lock-In June 14th-15th, 2014 5th
MLG Anaheim 2014 June 20th-22nd, 2014 45th
Kings of Cali 4 July 5th-6th, 2014 13th
EVO 2014 July 11th-13th, 2014 49th
Mayhem August 9th, 2014 5th
Smash the Record August 22nd-25th, 2014 5th
Mayhem September 6th, 2014 5th 2nd Lucky
The Big House 4 October 4th-5th, 2014 33rd 13th Lucky
Do You Fox Wit It? November 15th-16th, 2014 17th
Super Smash Sundays 29 December 7th, 2014 7th 1st Lucky
Super Smash Sundays 30 December 21st, 2014 7th 2nd Lucky
SWEET Prologue January 3rd-4th, 2015 2nd 5th Mike Haze
Paragon Orlando 2015 January 17th-18th, 2015 13th 5th Lucky
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 25th 33rd Alex19
SHFFL Up and Deal February 21st-February 22nd, 2015 3rd
Mayhem March 2015 March 14th, 2015 1st
Mayhem April 2015 April 4th, 2015 4th
I'm Not Yelling! April 11th-12th, 2015 13th
MVG Sandstorm April 18th-19th, 2015 9th 33rd Mango
Mayhem May 2015 May 2nd, 2015 4th 3rd Reno
Press Start May 9th-10th, 2015 9th 13th Fiction
My B May 17th, 2015 3rd 5th Joey
BAM7 May 24th, 2015 5th 13th Unreon
Mayhem June 2015 June 6th, 2015 3rd 2nd S2J
CEO 2015 June 26th-28th, 2015 13th
Mayhem July 2015 July 11th, 2015 2nd
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 9th
Super Smash Sundays 31 August 2nd, 2015 5th
Super Smash Con August 6th-9th, 2015 9th
PAX Prime 2015 August 28th-30th, 2015 5th 2nd Mew2King
Paragon Los Angeles 2015 September 5th-6th, 2015 13th
Mayhem September 2015 September 12th, 2015 5th
Super Smash Sundays 32 September 13th, 2015 5th
HTC Throwdown September 19th, 2015 13th
Super Smash Sundays 33 September 27th, 2015 4th
The Big House 5 October 2nd-4th, 2015 33rd
Mayhem October 2015 October 17th, 2015 9th
Smash the Record 2015 October 23rd-25th, 2015 5th
Super Smash Sundays 36 November 15th, 2015 5th
DreamHack Winter 2015 November 28th-29th, 2015 13th
Super Smash Sundays 38 December 13th, 2015 4th
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 17th
Frostbite February 13th, 2016 2nd 3rd Anther
Smash @ Xanadu Wednesdays 2/17 February 17th, 2016 4th
Battle of the Five Gods March 17th-19th, 2016 17th
OUTFOXX'D March 26th, 2016 7th 3rd Captain Faceroll
Smash @ Xanadu Wednesdays 3/30 March 30th, 2016 3rd
Pound 2016 April 2nd-3rd, 2016 33rd
Frame One April 9th-10th, 2016 4th 5th Axe
Fight Pitt VI April 16th-17th, 2016 5th
Get On My Level 2016 May 20th-22nd, 2016 13th
Rubicon 11 June 18th, 2016 2nd 3rd Vro
CEO 2016 June 24th-26nd, 2016 25th
EVO 2016 July 15th-17nd, 2016 129th
Smash Factor 5 July 29-31st, 2016 2nd
Super Smash Con 2016 August 11th-14th, 2016 33rd
Super Smash Sundays 51 August 21st, 2016 3rd
Shine 2016 August 26th-28th, 2016 17th
NorCal Loves Teams September 10th, 2016 9th
Dairly Beloved September 17th, 2016 7th
Super Smash Sundays 53 September 25th, 2016 5th
The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 33rd
Trail Gaming League 10 October 15th, 2016 2nd
Olympus October 28th-30th, 2016 7th
Smash the Record 2016 November 11th-14th, 2016 13th
Battlegrounds 3 November 19th, 2016 1st
UGC Smash Open December 2nd-4th, 2016 25th
Don't Park on the Grass December 17th-18th, 2016 33rd
Smash @ Power 9 #14 December 22nd, 2016 2nd
Wednesday Night Fights 2016 New Years Week Edition December 28th, 2016 2nd
Smash @ Power 9 #15 December 29th, 2016 1st
Wednesday Night Fights 2017 Offseason 1.1 January 4th, 2017 2nd
Smash @ Power 9 #16 January 5th, 2017 2nd
Friday Night Turnip 35 January 13th, 2017 4th
The Road to GENESIS January 14th, 2017 2nd
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 17th
Socal Colosseum #8: V-Cancel Day February 18th, 2017 7th
Smash Summit Spring 2017 March 2nd-5th, 2017 13th 7th ChuDat
CEO Dreamland April 14th-16th, 2017 5th
Flatiron 2 April 22nd, 2017 4th
DreamHack Austin 2017 April 28th-30th, 2017 13th
Bridgetown Blitz May 6th, 2017 4th
Royal Flush May 12th-14th, 2017 17th
The Bigger Balc May 27th-28th, 2017 5th
Battle of BC 2 June 3rd-4th, 2017 5th
Smash @ Power 9 #39 July 6th, 2017 5th
GENESIS: RED July 9th, 2017 9th
EVO 2017 July 14th-15th, 2017 33rd
Low Tier City 5 August 5th-6th, 2017 3rd
Super Smash Con 2017 August 10th-13th, 2017 17th
Shine 2017 August 25th-27th, 2017 13th
DreamHack Montreal 2017 September 8th-10th, 2017 5th
Smash the Record 2017 September 14th-17th, 2017 5th
GameTyrant Expo 2017 September 29th-October 1st, 2017 13th
The Big House 7 October 6th-8th, 2017 33rd

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Super Smash Bros. Invitational June 10th, 2014 9th

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
AxisGaming August 30, 2008 33rd
GENESIS July 10th-12th, 2009 65th 33rd Edrees
EVO 2009 July 17th-19th, 2009 25th

External links

  • https://twitter.com/HugS86/status/804383691329847296
  • https://twitter.com/HugS86/status/809127439414620160
  • https://twitter.com/HugS86/status/883404087013789696
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