Smasher:Jake

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For other uses of Jake, see Jake (disambiguation).
Jake "JakeTheJew" "JTJ"
Ultimate main Steve
Retired Ultimate
characters
Mario, Bowser
Former sponsor(s) IlluZion Gaming, Apple Esports
Skill Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Top professional
Ranking Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Central Florida Power Rankings: 4th
Additional info
Birth date (age 20)
Location Florida USA

Jake, formerly known as JakeTheJew and abbreviated as JTJ, is a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Steve player from Florida who is considered to be one of the best Steve players in the world. He came to prominence during the online era as a Wi-Fi Warrior, consistently placing 1st at large online weeklies, defeating players such as Maister, Scend, Sonix, Epic_Gabriel, Lui$, naitosharp, LeoN, and Sinji, and being ranked 25th on the Wi-Fi Warrior Rank v7. Following the return of offline competitive play, Jake brought the momentum with him and has since defeated players such as Light, Kola, Dabuz, Chag, MVD, Goblin, Gackt, and Riddles. He is currently ranked 4th on the Central Florida Ultimate Power Rankings.

Playstyle[edit]

Jake plays Steve in a style vastly different from many Steve players. While he still has to mine for resources and materials, he puts them to good use by setting up walls and blocks to make crafty, tricky, and unpredictable approaches. He frequently uses Steve's down air as an out of shield option and as a way to stall his landing to avoid punishment. Jake is also known for his use of TNT as a way to not only ledgetrap his opponent but to condition them to respect the explosive before he detonates it. Jake also plays semi-aggressively as he chooses to approach his opponent more than run away from them, utilizing Steve's unique approach tools, such as Minecart, for a surprise burst option, or back air and forward air to wall out his opponent. Jake is also notable for using Steve's diamond forward smash as a KO option or conditioning tool due to its high safety, so much so that fans have nicknamed Steve's diamond forward smash the "Jake Smash".

However, when Jake is put in disadvantage, he reveals predictable habits that make him prone to punishment. For example, his down aerials out of disadvantage are often called out by opponents awaiting his landing. In addition, he tends to use Minecart to escape from pressure, especially in the corner, enabling opponents to hit him out of it or to counterattack. This was most apparent in his set with Ned at InfinityCON Tally 2021, where most of his Minecarts have been punished by Sephiroth's Scintilla counter, frequently KOing him at early percentages. These habits have led to him being prone to comebacks or matchup knowledge by other top players, such as Cosmos, Kola, and Zomba. In addition, Jake often neglects Steve's expansive array of advanced techniques, often limiting the potency of his punish game.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Naifu Wars 31 Online June 1st, 2018 33rd

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Mazer Gaming Gives BackOnline May 15th, 2020 65th
Ultimate Naifu Wars 11Online May 15th, 2020 65th
NorthEast Army Gaming TournamentOnline May 17th, 2020 9th
Battle of Big Kings 3Online May 23rd, 2020 7th
Rev It Up: 2020 SeriesOnline May 24th, 2020 193rd
See Me In LagOnline June 11th, 2020 33rd
The Top Low TierOnline June 11th, 2020 129th
Mayo Fest Invitational!Online June 15th, 2020 7th
Times Union Esports TournamentOnline June 20th-21st, 2020 129th
The CollectiveOnline July 12th, 2020 129th
TNS: Pandemic Monthly 4Online July 14th, 2020 97th
SuSL 3 Invitational: The Camping MenaceOnline July 25th, 2020 13th
Get On My Line 2020Online July 25th-26th, 2020 49th
Smash the Router 3Online July 26th, 2020 49th
The Box: Lunch Box 2Online July 29th, 2020 13th
Super Smash GalaxyOnline August 1st-2nd, 2020 33rd
Steal the Show 5: Heist in SmashvilleOnline August 6th, 2020 25th
Lockhart SeriesOnline August 9th, 2020 65th
The Box: SmolBoxOnline August 14th, 2020 25th
Ribbon's Rainbow RumbleOnline August 30th, 2020 193rd
TNS: Pandemic Monthly 6Online September 6th, 2020 65th
The Box: Lunch Box 4Online September 30th, 2020 17th
The Box: El Jugo BoxOnline October 10th, 2020 65th
Get Clipped 3Online October 17th, 2020 65th
The Box: L4st's BoxOnline October 28th, 2020 65th (DQ)
Ultimate 32Online November 14th-15th, 2020 145th
Gaming For TotsOnline December 12th, 2020 257th
Smash the Router 4Online January 23rd, 2021 97th
The Online Olympus IIOnline Januray 28th-31st, 2021 129th
The AirlockOnline February 13th, 2021 129th
Mazer Gaming Gives Back 2Online February 21st, 2021 33rd
Get Clipped 10Online March 6th, 2021 1st
Starlight’s Smash Bash!Online March 13th, 2021 9th
The National Arcadian: Best of the WorstOnline March 19th, 2021 1st
Super Galaxy Gambit x CollisionOnline April 3rd, 2021 9th
CUP Smash’s Charity TournamentOnline April 17th, 2021 4th
The Box: Lunchbox+Online April 28th, 2021 17th
The Airlock: Charity Smash TourneyOnline May 15th, 2021 7th
SWT: NA Southeast Ultimate Online Qualifier Last Chance QualifierOnline May 15th-16th, 2021 17th
SWT: NA Southeast Ultimate Online QualifierOnline May 15th-16th, 2021 7th
The Box: Lunch Box 11Online May 26th, 2021 17th
Pandemic Anniversary Series: FinaleOnline May 29th, 2021 7th
InfinityCON Tally 2021 June 5th-6th, 2021 9th
The Box: Lunch Box 12Online June 30th, 2021 25th
Frame Perfect Series 6: ONLINEOnline July 4th, 2021 9th
The Box: Lunch Box 13Online July 28th, 2021 3rd
Riptide September 10th-12th, 2021 25th
The Box: Lunch Box 16Online October 27th, 2021 17th
Taipan Ultimate Singles 31Online November 8th, 2021 65th (DQ)
Mainstage 2021 November 12th-14th, 2021 33rd
Taipan Ultimate Singles 33Online November 22nd, 2021 2nd
The O: Spiral Edition Season 1 Episode 5 November 23rd, 2021 1st
The Night Before CEO December 2nd, 2021 3rd
CEO 2021 December 3rd-5th, 2021 13th
The Night Before SWT December 16th, 2021 1st
Smash World Tour 2021 Last Chance Qualifier December 17th, 2021 25th
Taipan Ultimate Singles #38 December 28th, 2021 3rd
The Grind - Glitch Infinite Special February 18th, 2022 4th
Glitch - Infinite February 18th-20th, 2022 3rd
The Box: Lunch Box 19Online February 23rd, 2022 33rd
Collision 2022 March 12th-13th, 2022 25th
Guildhouse Pre-Genesis 8 Tournament April 14th, 2022 1st
GENESIS 8 April 15th-17th, 2022 65th 5th yonni
Pound 2022 April 22nd-24th, 2022 25th
Code Crimson May 14th, 2022 1st 1st Goblin

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