Smasher:KirbyKaze

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KirbyKaze is a professional Canadian Melee player from Markham, Ontario (born in Thornhill), regarded as the best Sheik player from Canada and one of the best Sheik players in North America, along with Mew2King, Plup, Shroomed, and Swedish Delight. From 2010-2012, he was a top 8 player in the world and recorded the best results of his smash career to date, going head-to-head with USA's best, defeating Mango and PPMD at Revival of Melee 3 and Hungrybox at Apex 2012. KirbyKaze is currently ranked 31st on the Summer 2017 SSBMRank and was formerly ranked 1st on the Ontario Melee Power Rankings.

After taking a small break, KirbyKaze marked his return to Smash in 2014 by placing 4th at Get On My Level 2014. He has since seen strong results, notably SWEET Prologue which he won, and Apex 2015 where he took 7th. He had an unexpectedly low 97th placing at EVO 2015. In December 2015, KirbyKaze announced that he was retiring; however, he has since come out of retirement, attending more tournaments and netting impressive placements such as 9th at The Big House 6 and 4th at Canada Cup 2016.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Clash of the Sauga 2 January 5th, 2008 5th 2nd Chesterr01
TGMTSBCO June 7th-8th, 2008 4th Kage
Only in Niagara 4 December 20th, 2008 3rd 2nd I.B
Starfurry 3 February 21st, 2009 3rd 4th I.B
Revival of Melee March 7th-8th, 2009 17th 13th I.B
Starfurry 5 May 2nd, 2009 3rd 2nd PKMVodka
Revival of Melee 2 November 21st-22nd, 2009 13th 13th Europhoria
New Bark Town December 12th, 2009 2nd 2nd I.B
Pound 4 January 16th-18th, 2010 33rd 49th I.B
PWG - LBT2 Unity February 6th, 2010 1st 3rd Blunted_Object10
Revival of Melee 3 November 20th-21st, 2010 3rd 9th MacD
Pound V February 19th-21st, 2011 17th 17th Silent Wolf
Smash t'ill U Crash 2 August 20th, 2011 3rd 3rd Ryan Ford
The Big House October 22nd, 2011 4th 3rd SFAT
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 5th 25th VaNz
IMPULSE June 30th-July 1st, 2012 5th 7th Nintendude
Rule 6: NorCal Regional July 29th, 2012 2nd 5th Alan
The Big House 2 October 6th-7th, 2012 5th 4th Lovage
Revival of Melee 5 November 17th-18th, 2012 3rd 3rd Cactuar
Apex 2013 January 11th-13th, 2013 7th 17th Alan
Smash Till You Crash 4 August 24th-25th, 2013 2nd 4th Chesterr01
McSmashter 3 January 11th-12th, 2014 2nd 3rd Jethrotex
Polybash XIII March 1st-2nd, 2014 2nd 2nd Jethrotex
Revival of Melee 7 March 8th-9th, 2014 5th 17th Jethrotex
The Next Episode March 22nd-23rd, 2014 9th 4th PewPewU
Get On My Level 2014 May 10th-11th, 2014 4th 9th Jethrotex
Super SWEET June 7th-8th, 2014 9th 3rd RaynEX
MLG Anaheim 2014 June 20th-22nd, 2014 25th 13th Duck
The Big House 4 October 4th-5th, 2014 17th 17th Abate
The Come Up December 6th-7th, 2014 2nd 2nd RaynEX
SWEET Prologue January 3rd-4th, 2015 1st 1st Chillin
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 7th 33rd Shippu
Lan ETS 2015 March 7th-8th, 2015 1st 2nd Chesterr01
No Man's LAN 10 March 15th, 2015 1st 5th Trulliam
I'm Not Yelling! April 11th-12th, 2015 7th 9th Frootloop
Super Nebulous 3 April 25th-26th, 2015 5th 5th dizzkidboogie
Enthusiast Gaming Live May 16th-17th, 2015 7th 5th Riddlebox
Get On My Level 2015 May 30th-31st, 2015 3rd 9th Riddlebox
OES Melee 2015 June 27th, 2015 1st
EXP 2015 July 4th-5th, 2015 3rd
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 97th
Summit 2015 August 15th-16th, 2015 1st 5th Riddlebox
The Big House 5 October 2nd-4th, 2015 33rd 17th Kage
Canada Cup 2015 October 30th-November 1st, 2015 5th
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 65th 25th Ryan Ford
Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo April 29th-May 1st, 2016 13th
Melee on Elm Street September 11th, 2016 2nd
Smash @ York #11: The Return September 24th, 2016 1st
OES Melee 2016 October 2nd, 2016 3rd
The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 9th
Canada Cup 2016 October 28th-30th, 2016 4th 5th Toph
LAN WAR X November 26th-27th, 2016 1st ? Coffeeblack
Eden December 10th-11th, 2016 5th 7th Kira
Apollo January 7th-8th, 2017 4th 2nd Adam
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 33rd 33rd Darkrain
LanETS 2017 February 11th-12th, 2017 2nd 1st Leffen
SWEET XVII March 11th, 2017 4th
CT Gamercon April 1st-2nd, 2017 3rd 3rd Mafia
Ghost Pepper Smash April 22nd, 2017 2nd
SWEET XXVIII May 6th, 2017 3rd 3rd KJH
Battle of BC 2 June 4th-5th, 2017 3rd 5th Nintendude
Saints Gaming Live June 10th-11th, 2017 7th 5th KJH

Trivia[edit]

  • KirbyKaze is the first non-American smasher to have been signed by Melee It On Me, as he is Canadian.

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