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This article is about the Melee player. For the Smash 4/Ultimate player, see Javi.
Melee main Fox
Other Melee
Sheik, Falco, Captain Falcon, Link, Young Link
Project M main Fox
Crew(s) Red Gibbon
Former crews X-smashers, Smash Factor
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Top professional
Ranking Super Smash Bros. Melee Mexican Power Rankings: 1st
Additional info
Real name Javier Dantes Ruiz
Birth date (age 30)
Location Monterrey, Nuevo Leon Mexico

Javi is a Mexican smasher who mains Fox in Melee. He is the brother of Tuga. He is ranked 1st on the Mexican Power Rankings, and was formerly ranked 37th on the 2016 SSBMRank.

Javi is best known for his performance at Apex 2012, which he was able to attend after winning the Ticket To Apex tournament, getting his flight paid for him. At this tournament, he swept through both rounds of pools and made it into the 64 man bracket, where he was knocked into losers' bracket early by Lovage, but managed to defeat Redd, Weon-X, KoreanDJ, VaNz, Lovage in a rematch, Hax, and finally Dr. PeePee before being eliminated by Hungrybox, taking 4th place in singles. He also placed 33rd in doubles with HugS, and participated in the USA vs. The World crew battle as the first player for The World team, though he was taken out by Jman in his first battle.

Javi returned next year to attend Apex 2013, where he placed 13th in singles and 7th in doubles with Aza. In singles, he defeated .jpg, Darkatma, and Leffen in the 128 man bracket before being eliminated by Axe. After a year and a half of no appearances at major tournaments, Javi attended EVO 2014. In the winners' quarters pools, he defeated Swedish Delight 2-0 before losing to S2J 1-2. He made it into the top 32 by eliminating Mr. Brandandorf, but lost to Eddy Mexico 0-2, placing 25th in singles.

Javi, after another 5 or 6 months of no significant appearances, goes to Apex Qualifier Forte 2, along with several other Mexican smashers such as Valdo, Lazh .jpg, Aza and Tuga. While there, he easily swept through his pools, and served as the final man in the Texas vs. Mexico crew battle, taking out Arc's last stock without losing one. He also defeated MT 3-1 in a Money Match using Fox, Sheik and Falcon and won Melee doubles with his brother Tuga, defeating Hungrybox and Arc in Grandfinals without dropping a set the whole time. Afterwards, Javi surged through his bracket, defeating the likes of Tirno 3-0 and MacD 3-1 to get into Top 8 on Winner's Side. He then had a nail-biting 5 game set against Hungrybox that went down to last stock, but eventually was defeated 3-2. He then defeated Arc 3-0 in loser's quarters before losing 3-1 to Axe in loser's semis, taking 4th place overall.

Javi attended EVO 2015 and cruised through pools and make it into top 32 on winners side, but lost to PewPewU and Westballz immediately to get 17th place. He was able to attend The Big House 5 through the smash compendium. He was notably late for teams forcing his partner Bladewise to play with a level 9 Ganondorf. Despite this setback they were able to get 4th place in teams. In top 64 bracket he beat KirbyKaze 2-0 in winners before getting 0-3'ed by both Armada and Duck to get 17th place.

Javi was able to attend Tipped Off 11 through the smash compendium. In top 64 bracket he beat Drephen in winners before getting 0-2'ed by The Moon. He made a good losers run beating S0ft, Wobbles, and Jsalt to make top 8, then beat DJ Nintendo and ESAM before losing to DruggedFox in losers semis to get 4th place. He teamed with .jpg and got 5th in teams. Javi returned to Texas with Aza, Twin, and the rest of Monterry to attend Forte 3. He again took teams with Twin without dropping a set. In singles he made it into the top 8 winners qualifier, but lost to Tai then lost to Westballz in top 8 getting 5th place.

Javi was able to attend GENESIS 3 in 2016, but unfortunately only received 33rd place getting knocked out by Ice 0-3 and Mike Haze 2-3. Javi also placed top 8 in doubles with Tuga and was part of Axe's team for crew battles.

Javi went to Low Tier City 4 in Texas, but missed out on top 8 after losing to Lucky and Tai again. He also teamed up with Wizzrobe and got top 3.

Javi attended EVO 2016 and made into top 32 winners side, but he lost to Plup and S2J and received 17th place like last year.

Playing Style[edit]

Javi is known for his high level of technical skill, being one of the first Fox mains to consistently utilize the double shine technique in competitive play. Javi is considered one of the best Fox players in dittos and the Falco matchup, taking sets off of several famed space animal players in tournament such as PPMD. He however does poorly in the Samus matchup similar to Leffen having lost sets to ESAM and Duck. He holds the controller in an unusual way compared to most others, playing "claw" as if he was using a fight stick. Due to this style, he grabs less often than most other Fox mains.

Tournament History[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Ticket to Apex September 17th, 2011 1st
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 4th 33rd HugS
Apex 2013 January 17th-19th, 2013 13th 7th Aza
EGC 2013 December 30th, 2013 1st
EGC 2014 March 15th, 2014 2nd
EVO 2014 July 11th-13th, 2014 25th 13th Eddy Mexico
Holy Smash Melee August 29th, 2014 1st ?
Thunderstruck 2014 October 18th-19th, 2014 1st?
Forte 2 December 20th-21st, 2014 4th 1st Tuga
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 17th
The Big House 5 October 2nd-4th, 2015 17th 4th Bladewise
Thunderstruck III October 16th-18th, 2015 1st
Tipped Off 11 November 7th-8th, 2015 4th 5th .jpg
Forte 3 December 19th-20th, 2015 5th 1st Tuga
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 33rd 7th Tuga
LSA Weekly 2 January 31st, 2016 1st 1st ?
LSA Weekly 4 February 21st, 2016 3rd
Just Some Melee 3 April 30th, 2016 1st (split)
The Hazard May 15th, 2016 2nd 1st Medz
Low Tier City 4 June 18th-19th, 2016 9th 3rd Wizzrobe
LSA Weekly XI June 20th, 2016 1st
EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 17th 7th Bladewise
Smash Factor 5 July 29th-31st, 2016 3rd 1st Aza
Thunderstruck IV September 18th, 2016 1st
Ser Smasher 1 October 15th, 2016 3rd
Don't Park on the Grass December 17th-18th, 2016 33rd 9th Twin
Torneo Galactico February 4th, 2017 1st
Tijuana at War February 25th-26th, 2017 1st 1st Twin
Smash Factor 6 August 4th-6th, 2017 9th 3rd Aza
Thunderstruck V September 15th-17th, 2017 1st
The Final Chance October 7th-8th, 2017 3rd 5th Turko
Desert Melee 4 December 9th, 2017 1st Twin
MM Tournament (pre-factor) June 30th, 2018 9th 2nd Turko
Smash Factor 7 July 20th-22nd, 2018 5th 2nd Twin
Repon Melee August 19th, 2018 1st
Thunderstruck 2018 October 6th-7th, 2018 1st
Repon Melee 2 October 13th, 2018 2nd 1st Valdo
WeTecThose 8 November 17th-18th, 2018 1st 1st Twin
Repon Melee 3 December 8th, 2018 1st
Smash Norte April 13th-14th, 2019 1st 1st Twin
WeTecThose 9 June 15th-16th, 2019 1st 1st Aza
Road to Smash Factor 8 July 6th-7th, 2019 2nd (DQ)
Smash Factor 8 July 26th-28th, 2019 13th 1st Twin

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Holy Smash Melee August 29th, 2014 1st
Forte 2 December 20th-21st, 2014 17th 5th Tuga
Tipped Off 11 November 7th-8th, 2015 13th .jpg

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