Smasher:Jtails

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Jtails
Jtails.jpg
Ultimate main Ness
Other Ultimate
character
Diddy Kong
SSB4 main Diddy Kong
Brawl main Meta Knight
Retired Brawl
character
Diddy Kong
Project M main Zero Suit Samus
Former crews Deadly Alliance
Skill Super Smash Bros. Brawl Top professional (banned)
Super Smash Bros. 4 Top professional (banned)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Professional (banned)
Additional info
Real name Julian Martinez
Location San Luis Obispo, California United States

Jtails is a former professional Smasher from New York who is currently residing in San Luis Obispo, California. Considered an above average Meta Knight player in Brawl, Jtails's popularity grew through his competitive character guides series on his YouTube channel. Jtails was one of the first top Diddy Kong mains in Smash 4, winning early Smash 4 tournaments including KTAR XI against Mew2King and KTAR XII against Dabuz. He was formerly ranked 6th on the New York Smash 4 Power Rankings and 91st on the 2014 SSBBRank.

Jtails was signed on by SoaR Gaming in 2019 and was one of the first Smash players to represent Smash Brothers in a competitive shooter dominated team.

Although he competed and has been to many event like EVO, Genesis and CEO, Jtails' main popularity comes from his Youtube channel and simple to follow tutorial videos like his Movement Guide Video. After his retirement his main focus was coaching and continuing educational content for Smash Ultimate. Through his coaching he's been able to take various players from the casual level to getting ranked top 10 in their city.

On June 17th, 2019, Jtails announced his retirement from competitive Ultimate after EVO 2019.[1]

Tournament History[edit]

2008 - 2014: Humble Beginnings with Super Smash Bros Brawl

Jtails started out in Smash Bros Brawl as a Ness main. Though he became notable in the New York City scene, his wide scale notoriety began once he picked up Metaknight and Diddy Kong in tandem.

At this point he placed within the top 45 of most majors he entered, not often beating notable players but always making it out of pools. The most notable placing was 25th at Apex 2012.

He continued to compete locally and place top 3 through Brawl's decline.

2014 - 2015: The First Diddy Kong in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

With an explosive start on the 3DS winning KTAR X, beating the likes of Nairo, Nakat, and other East Coast threats, Jtails carried this win streak over to the Wii U version as well. Most players were surprised to see this since they didn't expect these results to continue on console.

Jtails was one of the first players to shine the spotlight on Diddy Kong being such a strong character, which later led to Zero picking him up. Jtails went on to win KTAR XI against Mew2King and KTAR XII against Dabuz in 2 sets of grand finals coming from losers. For a long time Jtails was one of the only players to have a positive record on Dabuz in Smash Wii U.

Although he was a Diddy Kong main in Brawl, initially Jtails didn't like the character. It wasn't until he fought Leffen online that he decided to give the character a second look. After a brief talk with Leffen and more time into the character, Jtails realized just how strong Diddy Kong was.

After Diddy Kong got nerfed for the second time, Jtails' results began to decline. This led to a lot of pressure, especially since Zero's results remained constant. At this point Jtails focused more on being a content creator rather than a "serious" competitor.

2018 - 2019: A Decade is a Long Time Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

At the start of Ultimate Jtails opened up strong at Don't Park on The Grass in Seattle, WA, placing 7th in Singles and 2nd in Doubles with Koss. This was the first major event for the game.

His results began to taper off, and shortly after he announced his retirement from competitive Ultimate after EVO 2019. The balance of being a content creator, coach, and competitor was just too much time and focus spread too thin. This led to less practice time and more focus on getting a paycheck which then affected results. At this point Jtails sought to focus on content creation for the game and teaching others how to reach the level that he reached over time.


Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Zenith 2014 August 2nd-3rd, 2014 9th Eli

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
MLG New York Playoffs 2006 October 13th-14th, 2006 65th

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Pound 4 January 16th-18th, 2010 33rd 33rd Wes
Apex 2010 August 6th-8th, 2010 33rd 13th Jash
KTAR 3 September 25th, 2010 9th 13th HelpR
Viridian City 8 October 23rd, 2010 9th Jash
PolyBrawl 5 November 27th, 2010 9th 5th Jash
KTAR 4 January 5th, 2011 17th 17th Bara
KTAR 5 May 21st, 2011 13th 9th Pwii
Uprise of Long Island #5 June 18th, 2011 5th 2nd Pwii
KTAR 6 August 14th, 2011 25th 7th Malcolm
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 25th 33rd Pwii
Uprise #10 June 9th, 2012 7th 2nd Vinnie
Apex 2013 January 11th-13th, 2013 49th 25th Will
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 65th 25th Southpaw
Zenith 2014 August 2nd-3rd, 2014 5th

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Zenith 2014 August 2nd-3rd, 2014 17th 7th Wes

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
KTAR X October 4th, 2014 1st 2nd Doom
SmashLeague: New York October 25th, 2014 3rd 2nd Dabuz

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
KTAR XI November 22nd, 2014 1st 2nd Zucco
Collision X November 29th, 2014 4th 4th Rafa
Triumph or Die 2014 November 30th, 2014 5th
Collision XI January 3rd, 2015 7th 9th Wes
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 13th 33rd Reflex
KTAR XII March 21st, 2015 1st 5th ADHD
Kawaii Kon 2015 March 27th-29th, 2015 5th 1st NinjaLink
Spring Fighter 2015 April 11th, 2015 4th
KTAR XIII July 11th, 2015 9th 13th MikeKirby
EVO 2015 July 17th-18th, 2015 49th
Low Tier City 3 August 1st-2nd, 2015 17th 9th Alpharad
SKTAR 4 August 22nd-23rd, 2015 9th 7th 6WX
Nebulous Prime #7 September 27th, 2015 1st 5th Wes
SLODown 2 November 14th, 2015 1st
Nebulous Prime 15 November 22nd, 2015 2nd 1st Sinji
Nebulous Prime 16 November 29th, 2015 5th 1st Sinji
Nebulous Prime 19 December 20th, 2015 3rd 2nd Sinji
Nebulous Prime 21 January 3rd, 2016 5th 3rd Sinji
KTAR XVI January 9th, 2016 9th 4th Sinji
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 49th 65th Rachow
Nebulous Prime 26 February 7th, 2016 13th Sinji
KTAR XVII Feburary 13th, 2016 7th 7th Sinji
XenoOne Feburary 20th, 2016 3rd 5th Sinji
XenoThree March 19th, 2016 5th 1st Sinji
XenoSaga May 14th, 2016 4th 1st Sinji
KTAR XVIII June 11th, 2016 13th 7th Sinji
CEO 2016 June 24th-26th, 2016 33rd 9th Zenyou
XenoSaga II July 9th, 2016 9th 2nd Sinji
EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 97th
Defend the North 2016 July 29th-31st, 2016 7th 2nd Sinji
2GG: Pay It Forward October 29th, 2016 17th
Hero to Zero (offline) November 19th, 2016 17th 9th Rachow
PG Key to GENESIS 4 January 1st-5th, 2017 33rd
2GGC: GENESIS Saga January 14th, 2017 49th 17th Zenyou
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 129th 17th Zenyou
2GGC: Midwest Mayhem Saga February 11th, 2017 13th 5th Zenyou
SloBroke 3/2 March 2nd, 2017 1st
Cen-Cal Standoff March 4th, 2017 2nd
SloBroke 3/5 March 5th, 2017 1st
SLO Civil War March 10th, 2017 1st 3rd Coasty
2GGC: Civil War March 24th-26th, 2017 97th 25th Zenyou
Slobroke 5/18 May 18th, 2017 1st
2GGC: Greninja Saga May 20th, 2017 33rd
PTSD 10 May 27th, 2017 1st 1st Suspicions
EVO 2017 July 14th-16th, 2017 129th
UCSB Summer Smash 5 August 8th, 2017 2nd
2GGC: West Side Saga September 9th, 2017 33rd 33rd Zenyou
Who's Your Pappy 10 October 22nd, 2017 33rd
PTSD 11 November 11th, 2017 3rd 5th Rachow
Slobroke #59 January 13th, 2018 1st
Central Coast SloDown February 17th, 2018 2nd 3rd KY
CenCal Standoff 2018 February 24th-25th, 2018 5th
CCSD 13: Cinco De Mayo May 5th, 2018 1st 2nd Rachow
CCSD 14 June 2nd, 2018 1st 2nd Suspicions

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Don't Park on the Grass 2018 December 15th-16th, 2018 5th 2nd KOSSismoss
Super Splat Bros December 21st-23rd, 2018 17th 3rd Larry Lurr
SoCal Chronicles January 5th, 2019 49th 5th Zenyou
Xeno 144 January 16th, 2019 7th
Glitch 6 January 19th-20th, 2019 65th 4th Nairo
GENESIS 6 February 1st-3rd, 2019 129th 17th Sinji
Slobroke #77 February 8th, 2019 1st
Slobroke #86 March 15th, 2019 1st
Slobroke #89 April 10th, 2019 1st
2GG: Prime Saga April 13th-14th, 2019 129th 25th Larry Lurr
MomoCon 2019 May 23rd-26th, 2019 49th 25th Mekos
Slobroke #100 June 2nd, 2019 1st
EVO 2019 August 2nd-4th, 2019 257th
Soaked Series Invitational February 29th-March 1st, 2020 225th

Controversy[edit]

On June 30th, 2020, artist Wolfiisaur published a tweet speaking out about Jtails, alleging that Jtails began grooming her at 16 years of age. In the screenshots, Jtails is seen offering kisses and massages to 16 year old Wolfiisaur. After the allegations were posted, Jtails posted an apology and gave other details about the situation on his Twitter account. [2]

Additionally, Smasher Rachow, Jtails' ex-girlfriend, published a tweet alleging their relationship began online when she was underaged. [3]

Then, Streamer Retro Ali published a tweet alleging Jtails' would use Skype to message and groom minors. [4]

Not long after, on July 2nd, Smasher Ash published a tweet about her experience as another victim of Jtails grooming behavior.[5]

Jtails released a statement, July 2nd, on Twitter addressing the allegations, apologizing, and announced that he would be promptly deactivating his Twitter and leaving the Smash scene after.[6]

Jtails made an additional statement on his Youtube channel on February 22nd 2021, where he stated that he spoke with lawyers and that "nothing illegal took place". He has since then said he is moving forward with his life but will not return to the Smash community.[7]

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