|k y s k|
|Captain Falcon, Pikachu|
|Skill|| Top professional |
|Ranking|| 2019-2020 Smash 64 Power Rankings: 1st |
|Winnings|| ~$1,374.97 |
kysk (きよしき), usually spelled ｋｙｓｋ and pronounced "kee-yo-shee-kee", is a Japanese player who is considered to be the world champion of Smash 64 and the best Kirby main in the world in 2019 after winning GENESIS 6 and Super Smash Con 2019, the 2 biggest tournaments in 2019 and 4 Japanese nationals in a row. As such, he is currently ranked 1st on the 2019-2020 Smash 64 Power Rankings. His tag is the same in Japanese tournaments. He often chooses the red Kirby, but uses all different colors and often switches colors between matches. He is also known for his Pikachu which he used very often since 2018, especially against Kirbys, as well as his Captain Falcon against Pikachus.
At his first 2 national events, Kansai 2015 and Kanto 2013, he got 5th. He also won Waseda Festival 2014 (without top players in attendence). He improved since, taking 3rd and 4th place at Kanto 2016 and Japan Smash Cup 2016 (getting eliminated by Fukurou both times). In 2017 he won his first two Japanese majors, at Kansai 2017 against Gyaki and at Autumn Kanto Tournament against Kurabba.
On his first trip to compete in the states, he entered GENESIS 4 and placed an astounding 3rd place, taking sets off of Wizzrobe and Mariguas. His second US tournament was GENESIS 5 a year later where he placed 5th losing to Fukurou and getting eliminated by KeroKeroppi.
Becoming the best
In 2018, he got 4th at Kansai 2018 using Pikachu solely (since the tournament rules didn't allow character switching). He then won Kanto 2018 over wario in an upset using Falcon and Kirby as well as Pikachu in doubles along with Shirusupu playing as Kirby in doubles. It was the start of a winning streak in which he took the 3 next Japanese majors: Kanto Fall 2018, Go Owl Cup and Kanto 2019.
On his 3rd US tournament, GENESIS 6 he finally got his first overseas victory defeating Josh Brody in Grand Finals, but top players who had recently won US majors - like SuPeRbOoMfAn, Alvin, Wizzrobe and Mariguas - were not present, so his accomplishment was a bit dampened.
This changed at his 4th tournament, Super Smash Con 2019 where - after losing in pools against KeroKeroppi's Pikachu, playing Captain Falcon - he defeated Shihman who had upset Tacos, then the tournament favorite SuPeRbOoMfAn in the Kirby-Pikachu matchup. He then got his revenge on KeroKeroppi with Kirby, followed by a dominant 3-0 over Wizzrobe - who had won a major over Peru's top players recently - with Kirby in Winner's Finals and a close 3-2 avoiding the bracket reset with Captain Falcon against his compatriot Wario in Grand Finals.
After Super Smash Con he got sponsored by ATK Mode.
|Tournament||Date||1v1 placement||2v2 placement||Partner|
|Kanto 2013||August 1st-3rd, 2013||5th||—||—|
|Kanto 2014||August 23rd, 2014||5th||—||—|
|Waseda Festival 2014||November 2nd, 2014||1st||—||—|
|Kansai 2015||March 14th, 2015||5th||—||—|
|Kanto 2015||September 20th, 2015||17th||—||—|
|Kanto 2016||September 24th, 2016||3rd||—||—|
|Japan Smash Cup 2016||December 24th-25th, 2016||4th||—||—|
|GENESIS 4||January 20th-22nd 2017||3rd||4th||Taimai|
|Kansai 2017||March 19th, 2017||1st||—||—|
|Japan Smash Cup 2017||May 6th, 2017||4th||—||—|
|Kanto 2017||July 8th, 2017||9th||—||—|
|Autumn Kanto Tournament||November 3rd, 2017||1st||—||—|
|GENESIS 5||January 19th-21st, 2018||5th||2nd||Fukurou|
|Kansai 2018||February 11th, 2018||4th||—||—|
|Kanto 2018||May 5th, 2018||1st||1st||Shirusupu|
|WeeklySmashParty 002||June 15th, 2018||2nd||—||—|
|WeeklySmashParty 007||August 17th, 2018||2nd||—||—|
|WeeklySmashParty 008||August 31st, 2018||2nd||—||—|
|WeeklySmashParty 009||September 16th, 2018||1st||2nd||Zetsuo|
|Kanto Fall 2018||October 7th, 2018||1st||—||—|
|WeeklySmashParty 013||October 26th, 2018||1st||1st||namaTKG|
|Go Owl Cup||December 1st, 2018||1st||—||—|
|GENESIS 6||February 1st-3rd, 2019||1st||1st||Prince|
|Kanto 2019||April 30th, 2019||1st||—||—|
|Super Smash Con 2019||August 8th-11th, 2019||1st||2nd||Kurabba|
|Kanto 2020||November 22nd, 2020||5th||—||—|
|Corona Cup||January 23rd, 2021||2nd||—||—|
|Corona Cup 2||May 8th, 2021||5th||—||—|
|Corona Cup 3||October 30th, 2021||2nd||—||—|
|Kanto 2022||February 12th, 2022||1st||—||—|
|Corona Cup 4||March 19th, 2022||1st||—||—|
|Kansai 2022||May 4th, 2022||2nd||—||—|