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For other uses of Jake, see Jake (disambiguation).
Jake "JakeTheJew" "JTJ"
Character info
Ultimate main Steve
Retired Ultimate characters Mario, Bowser
Team info
Former sponsor(s) IlluZion Gaming, Apple Esports
Rankings and results info
Most recent ranking Super Smash Bros. Ultimate LumiRank 2023: 86th
Personal and other info
Real name Jake Silberman
Birth date (age 21)
Location Orlando, 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 United States. 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, and Sonix 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, Riddles, Dabuz, KEN, Kola, Sonix, Kome, and Gackt. He is currently ranked 2nd on the Central Florida Ultimate Power Rankings and 86th on the LumiRank 2023.


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 players 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.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Panda Global Rankings Ultimate[edit]

Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
PGRU v3 NA March 1st - June 13th, 2022 44th Steve's stock icon.


Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
UltRank 2022 June 18th - December 18th, 2022 33rd Steve's stock icon.
LumiRank Mid-Year 2023 December 19th, 2022 - July 23rd, 2023 121st-150th Steve's stock icon.
LumiRank 2023 December 19th, 2022 - December 17th, 2023 86th Steve's stock icon.

OrionRank Ultimate[edit]

Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
OrionRank Ultimate: Eclipse April 2020 - December 19th, 2021 53rd Steve's stock icon.
OrionRank Mid-Year 2022 December 22nd, 2021 - June 26th, 2022 35th Steve's stock icon.
OrionRank 2022 December 22nd, 2021 - December 18th, 2022 36th Steve's stock icon.

Wi-Fi Warrior Rank[edit]

Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
Wi-Fi Warrior Rank v7Online January 2nd - June 30th, 2021 25th Steve's stock icon.MarioHeadSSBU.png

OrionRank North America[edit]

Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
OrionRank Ultimate: Eclipse North America June 2020 - December 19th, 2021 37th Steve's stock icon.
OrionRank 2022 North America December 22nd, 2021 - December 18th, 2022 21st Steve's stock icon.

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 15Online September 29th, 2021 1st / 196
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
MomoCon 2022 May 26th-29th, 2022 25th 5th DDee
CEO 2022 June 24th-26th, 2022 9th
Panda Cup Online Qualifier: Southeast USA 1Online July 3rd, 2022 1st
Double Down 2022 July 8th-10th, 2022 7th 7th Goblin
Super Smash Con 2022 August 11th-14th, 2022 33rd
Riptide 2022 September 9th-11th, 2022 5th
The Grind 201 - Pre-Glitch Regen September 23rd, 2022 13th
Glitch - Regen September 23rd-25th, 2022 7th
Let's Make Moves Miami October 28th-30th, 2022 9th
Ultimate Fighting Arena 2022 November 11th-13th, 2022 5th 2nd Chag
Let's Make Big Moves 2023 January 6th-8th, 2023 13th / 774 33rd / 132 WeFit
Smash The Coast II January 28th, 2023 2nd / 76
Collision 2023 March 10th-12th, 2023 33rd / 619 9th / 85 Goblin
CEO 2023 June 23rd-25th, 2023 9th / 513
"Lit"vitational September 22nd, 2023 9th / 16
CIRQUE Du CFL 2 September 23rd, 2023 4th / 174 3rd / 33 Zomba
The Coinbox IRL Last Chance Qualifier December 17th, 2023 Top 4 / 163
The Coinbox IRL December 17th, 2023 13th / 16
Cirque Du CFL 3 March 9th-10th, 2024 49th / 225
Collision 2024 March 15th-17th, 2024 25th / 714 33rd / 108 Goblin

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