Smasher:JK

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JK
JK
SSB4 main Bayonetta
Former sponsor(s) Yatta Gaming
Former crews A2
Skill Super Smash Bros. 4 Top professional (retired)
Additional info
Real name Jacob Johnson
Birth date (age 21)
Location Las Vegas, Nevada USA

JK was a Smash 4 Bayonetta main from Las Vegas, who was considered one of the best Bayonetta players in the world prior to his initial retirement. He was ranked 1st on the Las Vegas Smash 4 Power Rankings and was formerly ranked 37th on the Panda Global Rankings v4. He has set wins on top players such as Salem, VoiD, Abadango, Marss, ESAM, Manny, Mr.E, Zinoto, NAKAT, and Kameme.

Although JK does not currently live in Southern California, he frequently participated in Smash events there, such as MSM, WNF, and the 2GGT/2GGC Saga. As such, he was formerly ranked at the 5.5 position on the SoCal Smash 4 Power Rankings for the impact he made while visiting there.

JK was formerly sponsored by Yatta Gaming. He left on November 16th, 2017.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Super Smash Con 2017 August 10th-13th, 2017 33rd

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
2GGT: FOW Saga March 26th, 2016 25th
Rise 2016 April 16th-17th, 2016 4th 4th Edgar
2GGT: Fresh Saga May 7th, 2016 17th
LVL UP EXPO 2016 May 14th-15th, 2016 13th
2GGT: Mexico Saga June 6th, 2016 33rd
PSG Classic 2016 July 13th, 2016 5th
EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 129th
2GGT: KTAR Saga July 23rd, 2016 33rd
The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 33rd 49th Dragonite
2GG: Pay It Forward October 29th, 2016 2nd
Hero to ZeRo (online) November 5th-7th, 2016 4th
Battle on the Strip November 12th-20th, 2016 3rd
LanDiego State 6 November 12th, 2016 3rd
Mega Smash Mondays 74 November 14th, 2016 3rd
Wednesday Night Fights 4.4 November 23rd, 2016 5th
Mega Smash Mondays 76 November 28th, 2016 1st
Wednesday Night Fights 4.5 November 30th, 2016 1st
Falcon Punch Fridays 2.2 December 2nd, 2016 2nd
Mega Smash Mondays 77 December 5th, 2016 3rd
Wednesday Night Fights 4.6 December 7th, 2016 2nd
Mega Smash Mondays 78 December 12th, 2016 3rd
2GGT: ZeRo Saga December 16th-18th, 2016 17th 25th Lycan
2GGC: GENESIS Saga January 14th, 2017 7th 5th ImHip
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 33rd 33rd Lycan
For Glory Friday @ Gameworks January 27th, 2017 1st
2GGC: Midwest Mayhem Saga February 11th, 2017 33rd 4th ImHip
Rise 2017 March 18th-19th, 2017 4th 1st ANTi
Wednesday Night Fights 2017 Winter Season 1.6 March 22nd, 2017 9th
2GGC: Civil War March 24th-26th, 2017 129th 25th ImHip
Midwest Mayhem 8: North American Tour April 8th, 2017 9th 3rd lapis lazuli
Fisticuffs 3.0 April 29th, 2017 1st 1st Mellow
2GGC: Greninja Saga May 20th, 2017 33rd 9th ImHip
2GGC: Nairo Saga June 10th-11th, 2017 17th 17th ImHip
Who's Your Pappy #8 June 25th, 2017 2nd 1st BestNess
4th Annual PSG Classic July 12th, 2017 2nd
Summer School July 13th, 2017 7th
EVO 2017 July 14th-16th, 2017 9th
Kingslayer 4 August 5th, 2017 3rd 1st dyr
Super Smash Con 2017 August 10th-13th, 2017 33rd 5th Larry Lurr
Weds Night Fights 2017 Summer Season 3.3 August 16th, 2017 2nd
Shine 2017 August 25th-27th, 2017 17th 9th Salem
GameTyrant Expo 2017 September 29th-October 1st, 2017 13th 9th Larry Lurr
Clutch City Clash 2 October 28th-29th, 2017 2nd 1st Ned
2GGC: MkLeo Saga November 4th, 2017 25th 7th Ned
Downtown Throwdown 9 November 25th, 2017 2nd 1st Stroder
Smash It Up 108 June 15th, 2018 1st
Smash 4 Mondays - 6/18/18 June 18th, 2018 1st
EVO 2018 August 3rd-5th, 2018 25th

Controversy[edit]

Alleged attempt of vehicular homicide[1][edit]

On November 25th, 2017, JK was reported by a large group of fellow smashers, including Charliedaking, S2H, Technicals and others, to have tried to run them over with his vehicle. According to Technicals, they were coming out of a local tournament in Las Vegas when JK invited them to have dinner at a restaurant. After they declined his invitation and went for a walk, JK tried to run them over while they were still in the parking lot, with two of the people barely avoiding him. After this, the group of smashers went to confront JK, who allegedly admitted he tried to hit them on purpose, and that he did not care if he or anyone else died. Due to this series of events, JK was banned from attending most tournaments in Las Vegas until further notice.

On November 26th of the same year, a day after the incident had occurred, JK issued an apology.[2] In this apology, he explains that he suffers from multiple mental illnesses which may have caused him to commit this act. He also states that he is seeking psychiatric help for his mental illnesses.

On November 27th, one day later, Sean Laz, another tournament organizer at Las Vegas tournaments reviewed the situation. After deeming JK's apology insufficient, due to it not truly apologizing to the parties involved in the incident, Sean confirmed JK's indefinite ban from Las Vegas tournaments until he could prove he was mentally rehabilitated[3]. That same day, JK announced that he would be leaving the Smash scene to find his passion.[4] He also stated that once he was rehabilitated, he would return to the scene when the community felt comfortable with him attending tournaments again.[5]

On June 9th, 2018, multiple members of the Las Vegas "Backroom" and many tournament organizers held a meeting to adjudge whether JK was fit to return to Las Vegas tournaments. All parties involved in this meeting unanimously voted to lift the ban inflicted upon JK.[6][7]

Second ban and death threats[edit]

Sometime mid-September 2018, JK was banned a second time by the Las Vegas tournament organizers. The ban was never announced and was kept in private between JK and the tournament organizers, who agreed that another public announcement would further harm his mental well-being. Details of the ban's purpose were not released, but JK agreed on the ban and started focusing on other activities and hobbies.

On November 2nd, JK attended a local tournament, breaking the terms of his ban in the process. He was immediately required to leave and controversy arose within the local community. On November 7th, Navi posted a public service announcement regarding the situation on the Las Vegas Smash 4 Facebook group, while also revealing the private ban and reiterating that JK was permanently banned from Las Vegas tournaments. [8]

Following this, however, JK proceeded to make death threats to some people in Las Vegas's Smash 4 Community. [9] This prompted many smashers to call authorities, who had him arrested the following day.

On November 13th, 2018, an announcement has been made on Twitter, explaining that JK has been taken into custody, and was indefinitely removed from the community. [10]

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