Hyuga (pronounced "he-you-ga") is a Mexican smasher who mains Toon Link in Brawl and Smash 4. He is known as one of the best Brawl Toon Link players in the world along with MJG. In Smash 4, h is currently considered to be one of the best Toon Link players in the world along with Sigma and was widely considered to be the best Smash 4 Toon Link player in the world prior to his hiatus, with results many other Toon Link players have yet to match such as 9th at GENESIS 3, 5th at CEO 2016, and 25th at EVO 2016, and has wins over top players such as Nairo, Ally, MkLeo, ANTi, Zinoto, Pink Fresh, ESAM, and 6WX, as well as having very close sets against top players such as Larry Lurr and Tweek. He is currently ranked 22nd on the Panda Global Rankings and 2nd on the Mexico City Power Rankings.
As one of the most renowned players in Mexico since the Brawl days, he quickly gained notoriety shortly after the launch of Smash 4 by winning various tournaments nationwide, both online and offline by using his old Brawl main.
He stayed unbeaten for the rest of 2014, until he finally lost a local tournament to Leo. During early 2015, Hyuga got 2nd place at The Arena, the first Mexican Smash 4 major, losing to Leo at both Winner's Finals and Grand Finals and sparking a strong competitive rivalry which would continue through nowadays. Since then, he has consistently placed 2nd at every national major he has gone to, only ever dropping sets to Leo (typically at both Winner's Finals and Grand Finals), except for Smash Factor 4, Summer Warfare, Thunderstruck and True Combo, where he was beaten in Loser's Finals by Mr. R, Javi, Wonf and Vinnie, respectively.
On November 2015, at CGX, another Mexican major held at Monterrey City, Hyuga was the first player to take a set from Leo since the start of 2015, when he beat him 3-2 in Winner's Finals; however, Leo would face Hyuga again at Grand Finals, resetting the bracket, forcing a second set and ultimately taking yet another tournament from Hyuga in the closest set they have ever had (a score of 3-2, in favor of Leo).
He had a very notable performance at CEO 2016. He eliminated Nairo from the tournament to advance into top 16. He then defeated ScAtt, making a reverse 3-0 comeback after being down 2 games. He went on to 3-0 NAKAT and False before losing to Zinoto 1-3, placing 5th.
After a long hiatus from Smash 4 since the incident at EVO 2016 (placing 25th at singles), he returned to play Smash 4, with his first tournament appearance being Hail VIII: The Return of the Heroe of the Wind, placing 1st in singles and doubles with BryanZ. After that he continued to attend locals and regional tournaments in his region, with top 8 at many of them, such as 2nd at Tijuana at War and 4th at The Arena 2017 and Smash Factor Toluca.
Accusation of sexual harassment
At EVO 2016, Hyuga lost his sponsorship with VGBootCamp due to allegations of sexual harassment towards a fellow smasher/streamer, VikkiKitty. Consequentially, Hyuga has been banned from playing in any US, Brazilian, or Australian tournament (as well as Shine and GUTS tournaments) for a full year. Hyuga wrote a response explaining his side of the story, adding that he would be retiring from competitive Smash. Later, he announced that he and Vikki had worked things out and that he would consider returning in the future, though he would accept all consequences and punishment for his actions.
In October 2016, he declared that his comeback in the Smash 4 competitive scene will happen in January 2017, which occurred at Hail Smash VIII: The Return of the Hero of the Wind. He began tweeting again after several months of social media inactivity.
Ads keep SmashWiki independent and free :)