La Luna (formerly known as The Moon) is a Marth main from New York. He is considered one of the rising stars in the region; he had only started playing around 2011 under DJ Nintendo, but has climbed the ranks quickly. His breakout performance came at Revival of Melee 6, where he beat players such as DJ Nintendo and Chillindude829 in Losers' bracket to secure 3rd place. He is currently ranked 53rd on the 2019 MPGR and was previously ranked 2nd on the New York City Power Rankings. He boasts high-level wins over Leffen, SFAT, S2J, Druggedfox, Westballz, and Shroomed.
La Luna has also seen strong placings in Ultimate as a Palutena main. He has wins over Rags and John Numbers and placed 49th at GENESIS 6 making him one of the most successful Melee players at the tournament.
On July 2nd, 2020, a user by the name of ProbablyJut shared a victim’s experiences on Twitter with La Luna, . In Alexus’ story, La Luna is shown to be sexually provocative, asking after a GENESIS 5 party to have “arrange having sex with me for the night.” Since the incident, he has verbally harassed her by repeatedly and openly asking to dance with her and asking where her boyfriend was, much to her disgust.
In response to the story, La Luna denied the sexual interactions had ever happened, and that her depictions render him out of character . However, other users have cited on how his provocative behavior also carries on to other social media platforms .
As a result, La Luna has been banned indefinitely from participating in all tournaments in NYC .