Smasher:Hyuga

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For the American smasher formerly known as "Hyuga", see Dr. Z.
Hyuga "Huggies, Rey de Plata"
Hyuga
SSB4 main Toon Link
Other SSB4
character
Diddy Kong
Brawl main Toon Link
Other Brawl
character
Meta Knight
Former crews Haven eSports, Smash Factor, ITH, VGBootCamp
Skill Super Smash Bros. Brawl Top professional (retired)
Super Smash Bros. 4 Top professional
Ranking Super Smash Bros. 4 Mexico City Power Rankings: 2nd
Additional info
Real name Cristian Medina
Birth date (age 25)
Location Estado de México, Mexico Mexico

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, ESAM, Kirihara, Zinoto, ANTi, and falln, as well as having very close sets against top players such as Larry Lurr and Tweek. He is currently ranked 5th on the Mexico City Power Rankings and was formerly ranked 22nd on the Panda Global Rankings.

Tournament history[edit]

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Smash 4[edit]

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).

On January 2016, at GENESIS 3, Hyuga took a set from Nairo, beating him 2-0 and sending him to the losers bracket. He placed 9th in singles and 7th in doubles with Dabuz as his partner.

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. At Smash Factor 6, Hyuga made it to round one of pools and qualified for top 128. However, he lost to Rox 2-0 and was sent to losers bracket and had to face Anti to get into top 32. He lost 2-1 against him, placing him at 33rd, which marks as Hyuga's lowest tournament placing since EVO 2016.

Tournament placings[edit]

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Smash Factor 3 August 1st-3rd, 2014 4th

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Smash Factor 4 July 24th-26th, 2015 3rd 2nd Richi
Smash @ Tier3 - Vol. 2 August 23rd, 2015 2nd 2nd raM
Smash @ Tier3 - Vol. 3 September 26th, 2015 2nd
Smash Pendiente II October 7th, 2015 1st
Thunderstruck 3 October 16th-18th, 2015 3rd
Smash Pendiente IV October 21st, 2015 1st
Smash @ Tier3 - Vol. 4 October 24th, 2015 2nd 2nd Serge
Smash Pendiente VI November 4th, 2015 2nd
Smash Pendiente VIII November 18th, 2015 3rd
Smash Pendiente IX November 25th, 2015 1st
Smash @ Tier3 - Vol. 5 November 28th, 2015 3rd
Smash Pendiente X December 2nd, 2015 1st
Smash Pendiente XI December 9th, 2015 1st 2nd Richi
Smash Pendiente XII December 16th, 2015 2nd 2nd BryanZ
TNT December 21st, 2015 2nd
Smash Pendiente XIII December 23rd, 2015 1st 1st Richi
Smash Pendiente XIV January 7th, 2016 2nd 2nd MkLeo
Time To Tip The Scales January 9th, 2016 2nd
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 9th 7th Dabuz
Smash Pendiente XVII January 28th, 2016 2nd 2nd Richi
Smash Pendiente XVIII February 4th, 2016 3rd 2nd Richi
TGC 6 February 6th, 2016 Top 8 1st Dabuz
Smash Pendiente XVI January 21st, 2016 1st 2nd Richi
Smash Pendiente XXI February 25th, 2016 1st
Smash Haven 29 March 3rd, 2016 2nd
Shots Fired 2 March 5th-6th, 2016 13th
Smash @ Xanadu Tuesdays 3/8 March 8th, 2016 1st
Smash Haven 30 March 10th, 2016 1st
Do or DI March 11th-13th, 2016 4th 1st ANTi
Smash @ Xanadu Tuesdays 3/15 March 15th, 2016 3rd
Ignition #22 March 16th, 2016 1st
Midwest Mayhem March 19th, 2016 4th 3rd Mr.R
The Arena 2016 March 25th-27th, 2016 2nd ? ?
Pound 2016 April 2nd-3rd, 2016 9th 3rd Dabuz
ConComics 2016 April 16th-17th, 2016 2nd
Hail Smash III May 28th-29th, 2016 3rd
2GGT: Mexico Saga June 4th, 2016 4th 4th Zan
Shockwave Plano 85 June 8th, 2016 1st
Low Tier City 4 June 18th-19th, 2016 3rd 5th Mook
CEO 2016 June 24th-26th, 2016 5th 7th Dabuz
Midwest Mayhem 4 July 9th, 2016 2nd
EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 25th
Hail Smash VIII: The Return of the Heroe of the Wind January 14th, 2017 1st 1st BryanZ
The Middle 1 January 18th, 2017 2nd
Smash Pendiente 68 January 19th, 2017 1st 2nd Cloudy
The Middle 2 January 25th, 2017 1st
Smash Pendiente 69 January 26th, 2017 5th
Tijuana at War February 25th-26th, 2017 2nd 1st Wonf
Smash Pendiente 76 March 16, 2017 5th 1st CloudY
Smash Pendiente 77 March 23, 2017 1st 2nd CloudY
The Arena 2017 April 8th-9th, 2017 4th 4th BryanZ
Smash Factor Toluca April 29th-30th, 2017 4th
Smash Pendiente 82 May 11th, 2017 3rd 3rd BryanZ
Smash Pendiente 83 May 18th, 2017 7th 2nd BryanZ
Smash Pendiente 85 June 1st, 2017 1st
Smash Pendiente 86 June 8th, 2017 2nd 2nd BryanZ
Smash Pendiente 87 June 15th, 2017 1st 2nd BryanZ
Hail Smash IX June 24th, 2017 2nd 13th BryanZ
Smash Pendiente 89 June 29th, 2017 4th 2nd BryanZ
Smash Pendiente 90 July 6th, 2017 4th 2nd BryanZ
Smash Pendiente 91 July 13th, 2017 5th
Smash Pendiente 92 July 20th, 2017 2nd 2nd BryanZ
Smash Pendiente 93 July 27th, 2017 7th 1st BryanZ
Smash Factor 6 August 4th-6th, 2017 33rd 5th BryanZ

Sexual harassment allegations[edit]

At EVO 2016, Hyuga lost his sponsorship with VGBootCamp due to allegations of sexual harassment towards a fellow smasher and streamer VikkiKitty.[1][2] In response, it was later announced that Hyuga was banned from taking part in any American tournaments for a full year, with both the Brazilian and Australian tournament scenes also banning him.[3] Hyuga wrote a response explaining his side of the story, adding that he would be retiring from competitive Smash.[4] He later announced that he and Vikki had discussed the incident, and that he would consider returning to Smash in the future, though he would still accept all consequences and punishment for his actions.[5]

In October 2016, Hyuga declared his comeback in the Smash 4 competitive scene in January 2017, which occurred at Hail Smash VIII: The Return of the Hero of the Wind. He also began tweeting again after several months of inactivity. Ultimately, following EVO 2017, his ban has since been lifted.

Trivia[edit]

  • At CEO 2016, Hyuga entered the top 8 wrestling ring dressed as El Santo, the famous luchador. [1] He also used an in-game tag bearing his name.
  • Hyuga was the second non-American member of the VGBootCamp crew (though he lost his sponsorship). The first was aMSa.

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