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Hylian "Hylian88"
SSB4 mains Shulk, Bowser Jr., Pac-Man
Brawl mains Ice Climbers, Mr. Game & Watch
Other Brawl
Melee main Fox
Other Melee
Project M main Ice Climbers
Other Project M
Lucario, Link
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee High level
Super Smash Bros. Brawl High level (retired)
PM Icon.png High level
Additional info
Real name Jordan Fruin
Birth date (age 34)
Location St. Louis, Missouri USA

Hylian, also known as Hylian88, is a Missouri smasher who has been playing competitively since 2003. He originally lived in Texas. He is an administrator for SmashBoards, and a member of the Project M Development Team.

Tournament history[edit]


Hylian entered the competitive scene with Melee in 2003. Originally a Marth main, he switched to Fox and Samus soon after in 2004. He frequently attended tournaments in the Texas scene before retiring from Melee in 2009 to focus on Brawl. In 2014, he began to play again, and practices with Darkatma.


Hylian was a top Brawl player from 2008-2010, taking tournament sets off notable players such as Tyrant, Dojo, Lain and others. He brought the Ice Climbers inescapable grab combos to attention in Texas after his 1st place finish with them at the large Texas tournament, HOBO 4. He is known for being the first player to use their standing infinites in tournament, and for developing their footstool chain grabs after Texas banned Ice Climbers from using infinite chaingrabs in tournament play. While more known for his Ice Climbers, he originally mained Mr. Game & Watch, and saw much success with the character.

Project M[edit]

Hylian entered the Project M scene during 2.1's release as a Link main. Showcasing various tricks the character could do, he was often ranked the best Link main by people until 2.6, when others started seeing success with the character. Soon after entering the scene, he joined the Project M Development Team as a play-tester. His main focus is balance testing and he contributes to many characters, with Ice Climbers being his main focus of development.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
HOBO 2 April 12th, 2008 7th
HOBO 4 May 3rd, 2008 1st
FAST 1 July 17th-20th, 2008 9th 4th G$
Clash of the Titans IV February 7th-8th, 2009 65th 9th OmegaBlackMage
WHOBO 1 April 10th-12th, 2009 13th 7th Sethlon
Apex 2009 May 9th-10th, 2009 25th 13th Dojo
GENESIS July 10th-12th, 2009 25th
WHOBO 2 April 2nd-4th, 2010 17th 9th Jerm
School is in Session 3 September 11th, 2010 5th 9th AlphaZealot
MLG Dallas 2010 November 5th-7th, 2010 33rd 17th Poltergust
Pound V February 19th-21st, 2011 25th 25th Cook
WHOBO 3 March 18th-20th, 2011 25th

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
MELEE-FC Diamond July 12th-14th, 2007 193rd
Apex 2009 May 9th-10th, 2009 13th 9th Kosmos
Toasted Ravs 6 January 17th, 2015 17th
TRavs 7 March 21st, 2015 9th
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 242nd
CoMoMo 6 August 8th, 2015 7th

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
SKTAR 3 May 31st-June 1st, 2014 13th Sethlon

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Riptide September 10th-12th, 2021 257th