Smasher:Ice

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Ice is a German smasher located in the Berlin area. He is a major competitor in German tournaments, but has gone international and made strong impacts; his most notable showings were a 7th place finish at EVO 2013 and GENESIS 3 and 3rd at The Big House 6, the latter being his best performance at an international tournament so far. He was considered to be one of the best Melee Sheik mains in the world along with Mew2King, KirbyKaze, and Overtriforce before his switch to Fox. He is known for his prowess in the Fox, Falco, and Sheik matchups, and has taken sets off of top professionals such as Zhu, Hax, Overtriforce, Mango, Westballz, and even Leffen in Fox dittos in tournament. Ice is currently ranked 1st on the German Melee Power Rankings, 3rd on the European Melee Power Rankings, and 13th in the world on the 2016 SSBMRank.

On October 21st 2016, Luminosity Gaming picked up Ice as their first Super Smash Bros. Melee player and second overall Smash player.

Playing style[edit]

Informally known as the "European Mew2King", Ice is one of the top Fox mains in the world, and used to be one of the best Sheik and Marth mains in Europe. Between all of his characters, Ice is extremely smooth and consistent in his tech skill, rarely missing inputs or SDing. As Sheik and Marth, Ice is known for creative and lethal punishes, solid movement, consistent edgeguards, and proficient tech chases and chaingrabs. Ice's Sheik in particular was much more aggressive than those of other Sheik mains, as he frequently opted for dash attack and down tilt reads that would lead into highly damaging strings. As Fox, Ice retains his powerful punishes, edgeguarding, and general aggression, but also showcases his extremely high technical proficiency to the fullest extent, especially with shine and aerial pressure on the opponent's shield. He has also one of the best tech reactions in the game, as pointed out by TheCrimsonBlur at The Big House 6 (he called Ice "The Best Techer in Smash").

Ice used to have a lackluster neutral game compared to other top players, and performed poorly against top professional players of lesser-played characters because he did not know how to properly punish them. For example, he was defeated twice by s0ft's Jigglypuff at Apex 2014, showing a lack of knowledge of how to properly punish Rest with Sheik. He also could not take a game from aMSa's Yoshi at Republic of Fighters 3 due to his failure to combat Yoshi's egg camping and DI away from his combos. However, after picking up Fox and addressing various issues in his gameplay, including his matchup problems, these upsets have been minimized, shown by Ice defeating aMSa 2-1 in Grand Finals at a Xanadu event two years later.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
SMASH ATTACK April 3rd-5th, 2009 17th
Epita Smash Arena 3 April 11th-12th, 2009 9th 4th Remen
Super Lion 4 August 7th-9th, 2009 7th 5th Luma
Berlin Calling April 2nd-4th, 2010 4th 7th Luma
ZEST5 May 1st, 2010 5th 5th Baxon
B.E.A.S.T January 7th-9th, 2011 3rd 4th Luma
B.E.A.S.T II August 11th-14th, 2011 2nd 2nd Fuzzyness
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 33rd 13th Amsah
Epita Smash Arena 5 April 20th-23rd, 2012 2nd 1st Armada
Smashers' Reunion: Melee Grande July 13th-15th, 2012 4th 1st Armada
OSmash #2 August 3rd-5th, 2012 1st 1st Z
King Funk's Castle II: Måske October 4th-7th, 2012 4th 2nd Leffen
hf.lan 4 December 1st-2nd, 2012 4th
Apex 2013 January 11th-13th, 2013 25th 5th Leffen
B.E.A.S.T 3 April 3rd-7th, 2013 2nd 3rd Fuzzyness
hf.lan 5 June 1st-2nd, 2013 1st 1st Remen
EVO 2013 July 12th-14th, 2013 7th 5th Leffen
Republic of Fighters #2 September 14th-15th, 2013 1st 1st Overtriforce
Avalon I October 5th, 2013 1st 1st Remen
OSmash#3 October 25th-27th, 2013 1st 1st .tea
Avalon II November 9th, 2013 1st 1st Remen
hf.lan 6 December 14th-15th, 2013 1st 1st Leffen
Apex 2014 January 17-19th, 2014 9th 4th Armada
B.E.A.S.T 4 February 12th-16th, 2014 3rd 2nd Leffen
Smash Ain't Dead 3 March 15th, 2014 2nd
OSmash#4 April 18th-20th, 2014 1st 1st Sixx
Republic of Fighters 3 May 17th-18th, 2014 4th 1st Armada
EVO 2014 July 11th-13th, 2014 33rd 3rd Leffen
SUPER Brawl in Berlin August 15th-17th, 2014 1st 1st reaper
OMD#3 August 30th-31st, 2014 1st 1st quiKsilver
Hit & Stun Tournament 2 September 6th-7th, 2014 2nd 2nd Leffen
No Birds Allowed October 3rd-5th, 2014 1st 1st Sixx
DrommeLAN 4.0 November 7th-9th, 2014 5th 2nd Leffen
Avalon VI November 29th, 2014 3rd 2nd Adam
B.E.A.S.T 5 January 9th-11th, 2015 4th 2nd Leffen
Super Nebulous 2 January 24th, 2015 3rd 3rd Swedish Delight
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 13th 3rd Leffen
JST7 May 23rd-24th, 2015 1st 2nd Amsah
Avalon IX June 13th, 2015 1st 1st Nintendude
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 9th 2nd Armada
Heir II the Throne August 14th-16th, 2015 7th 2nd Leffen
How Dair You September 4th, 2015 1st 1st SchlimmShady
DreamHack London 2015 September 19th-20th, 2015 3rd
Helix September 26th-27th, 2015 3rd 1st Armada
The Big House 5 October 2nd-4th, 2015 9th
Tipped Off 11 November 7th-8th, 2015 13th 1st Nintendude
Eclipse November 14th-15th, 2015 5th 2nd Leffen
DreamHack Winter 2015 November 26th-29th, 2015 9th 5th Leffen
DG Winter December 5th-6th, 2015 1st 1st SchlimmShady
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 7th
Kickstart 6 February 14th, 2016 2nd 4th SchlimmShady
B.E.A.S.T 6 February 19th-21st, 2016 4th 1st Leffen
Battle of the Five Gods March 17th-19th, 2016 18th
Smash Summit 2 April 21st-24th, 2016 9th 7th ESAM
Get On My Level 2016 May 20th-22nd, 2016 9th
DreamHack Summer 2016 June 18th-19th, 2016 2nd
Super Smash Sundays 48 July 10th, 2016 1st 3rd HugS
EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 17th
Clutch City Clash August 6th-7th, 2016 5th
Smash @ Xanadu 8/10 August 10th, 2016 1st
Super Smash Con 2016 August 11th-14th, 2016 13th 1st Mew2King
Heir 3 August 19th-21st, 2016 17th 2nd Professor Pro
Syndicate 2016 September 10th-11th, 2016 3rd 3rd reaper
Kickstart 11 September 17th, 2016 1st 3rd Professor Pro
The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 3rd 3rd MacD
Kickstart 12 October 15th-16th, 2016 1st 1st Mahie
Eclipse 2 October 21st-23rd, 2016 2nd 2nd Leffen
The Den #1 November 12th-13th, 2016 1st 1st Kellner
DreamHack Winter 2016 November 24th-27th, 2016 7th
UGC Smash Open December 2nd-4th, 2016 9th 2nd Leffen
Eden December 10th-11th, 2016 2nd 1st Professor Pro
Don't Park on the Grass December 17th-18th, 2016 7th 2nd Leffen
SWEET XXV January 14th, 2017 1st 1st Duck
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 25th 2nd Leffen
B.E.A.S.T 7 February 17th-19th, 2017 3rd 2nd Leffen
Smash Summit Spring 2017 March 2nd-5th, 2017 9th 2nd Leffen
Full Bloom 3 March 25th, 2017 9th 5th Leffen
Royal Flush May 12th-14th, 2017 17th 2nd Leffen

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
B.E.A.S.T 4 February 12th-16th, 2014 7th
Smash Ain't Dead 3 March 15th, 2014 4th
OSmash#4 April 18th-20th, 2014 3rd
SUPER Brawl in Berlin August 15th-17th, 2014 2nd
OMD#3 August 30th-31st, 2014 1st
Hit & Stun Tournament 2 September 6th-7th, 2014 3rd
No Birds Allowed October 3rd-5th, 2014 1st

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