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Husband SSB.jpg
Character info
Melee main Marth
Other Melee characters Sheik, Peach
Team info
Crew(s) Team Ben
Personal info
Real name Kevin Dassing
Birth date (age 39)
Location Maryland United states

Husband is an American Melee player from Maryland who mains Marth. He is one of the two remaining members of Team Ben (along with his friend Wife), one of the premier crews in Maryland in the Golden Age.

He has been competing since January 2004, playing Marth since the game's release, and was considered a top Marth player during the Golden Age. Fitting for their gamertags, he also teamed up with Wife at tournaments, their team being called The Newlyweds. He was also probably most famous for his prowess on the matchup against Peach, often being called a "Peach-slayer." He humorously boasted that "no Peach, under any circumstance, would ever pose a threat to him"; this being due to an absurd amount of practice against Wife's Peach.

Husband's first tournament was Game Over in 2004, where he entered teams but not singles. He immediately picked up the game as a serious commitment, and began improving right away. Husband attended most Major League Gaming tournaments, often more than some tournament directors, and enjoyed travelling long distances to tournaments, often driving more than a dozen hours at a time. He graduated from the West Virginia University, where he studied Sport and Exercise Psychology.

As of present days, he has occasionally entered tournaments around the MD/VA area, and was formerly ranked 18th on the DMV Melee Power Rankings. He has also been more prolific with his commentary than his playing, and he is widely regarded as one of the greatest Smash commentators, with him and Wife having commentated events such as EVO 2015, Apex 2015 and Pound 2016.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
MELEE-FC1 July 9th-10th, 2004 25th
Gettin' Schooled October 14th, 2004 17th 7th Wife
MLG New York 2004 October 24th, 2004 ?
MOAST 3 January 15th-16th, 2005 9th 4th Wife
MLG DC 2005 January 29th-30th, 2005 17th 5th PC Chris
MLG San Francisco 2005 February 26th-27th, 2005 7th 5th Zelgadis
BOMB 3 March 9th, 2005 3rd
Gettin' Schooled 2 June 25th-26th, 2005 9th 15th Wife
MELEE-FC3 July 10th-12th, 2005 13th
MLG Philadelphia 2005 July 28th-31st, 2005 2nd Azen
MLG Nashville 2005 August 27th-28th, 2005 3rd 1st Azen
MLG Seattle 2005 September 10th-11th, 2005 2nd Azen
MLG Los Angeles 2005 October 14th-16th, 2005 9th
BOMB 4 November 12th, 2005 33rd 3rd Wife
MLG Atlanta 2005 November 26th-27th, 2005 5th 2nd Wife
Pound January 28th, 2006 5th 4th Wife
MLG New York 2005 February 25th-26th, 2006 13th
MLG New York Opener 2006 April 21st-23rd, 2006 13th 4th Wife
MLG Dallas 2006 May 19th-20th, 2006 25th 5th Wife
MLG Anaheim 2006 June 23rd-24th, 2006 13th 6th Wife
MLG Chicago 2006 July 21st-22nd, 2006 17th 13th Wife
MLG Orlando 2006 August 26th-27th, 2006 17th 4th Wife
MLG New York Playoffs 2006 October 13th-14th, 2006 8th Wife
MLG Las Vegas 2006 November 18th-19th, 2006 4th Wife
Cataclysm 3 March 3rd-4th, 2007 5th 4th Wife
Show Me Your Moves 7 April 7th, 2007 9th 4th Wife
MLG Long Island 2007 May 5th-6th, 2007 9th 3rd Wife
Pound 2 June 16th-17th, 2007 17th 17th Wife
C3 July Jackpot July 7th, 2007 9th
C3 September September 22nd, 2007 17th 7th Wife
Viva La Smashtaclysm November 10th-11th, 2007 17th 9th Wife
Pound 3 February 2nd-3rd, 2008 49th 25th Wife
Pound 4 January 16th-18th, 2010 49th
CEO 2010 June 5th-6th, 2010 25th 5th darkrain
Revival of Melee 3 November 20th-21st, 2010 33rd
Xanadu: Pearl Edition June 22nd, 2013 17th 3rd Wife
Consult the Helix @ Xanadu Games! March 16th, 2014 9th 4th Wife
Xanadu Legends April 5th, 2014 5th
Fight Pitt IV April 19th, 2014 17th 5th Vanz
SKTAR 3 May 31st-June 1st, 2014 49th 9th Nintendude
S@X 7/26 July 26th, 2014 17th
Carroll Fest 5 August 16th, 2014 13th 9th Nakamaru
S@X 9/2 September 2nd, 2014 13th
S@X 65 October 8th, 2014 3rd
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 257th
Pound 2016 April 2nd-3rd, 2016 49th 25th Wife
Mountain of Dreams 2 March 18th, 2017 9th 5th Wife
The Big House 7 October 6th-8th, 2017 257th 65th Wife
Get On My Level 2018 May 18th-20th, 2018 65th 25th Wife
Super Smash Con 2018 August 9th-12th, 2018 129th 33rd Plank
Almost Heaven September 29th, 2018 3rd Wife
Fall Fracas November 9th, 2019 4th 1st Wife
Netplay for Palestine (amateur bracket)Online May 21st, 2021 1st
Melee @ Xanadu 408Online June 2nd, 2021 17th
East Coast Fridays #163Online June 4th, 2021 13th
East Coast Fridays #165Online June 18th, 2021 17th
East Coast Fridays #170Online July 24th, 2021 7th
East Coast Fridays #171Online July 30th, 2021 2nd

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Cybercon May 31st, 2008 25th 17th Spaghetti


  • Husband and Wes hold the record for the longest known gap between Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament sets for two players (5869 days):
    • The two first fought at MELEE-FC3 on July 12th, 2005, where Husband won the set 2-1.
    • The two finally met again at East Coast Fridays #172 on August 6th, 2021, where Husband won the set 2-0.

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