PKMVodka, now known as Lampadaires, is a Canadian professional smasher native to Saint-Jérôme, Québec, and is considered one of the best players in Canada. His main character is Marth, although he frequently plays many other characters. He was often referred to simply as "PKM" or "Vodka", and is occasionally called "The Canadian Azen". He was previously ranked 4th on the Montreal Melee Power Rankings and has been considered retired since the beginning of 2015.
pkmvodka first began playing Super Smash Bros. Melee on December 3, 2001, the day of its release in North America. Having previously played the Nintendo 64's Super Smash Bros. with a friend, he was highly awaiting its sequel in order to obtain and master its gameplay. It was not until 2003 when he was exposed to the advanced techniques of the game. After watching Taka's 11k Ganon video, his dream was to achieve such a high score, which is presumably where pkmvodka became a dedicated smasher. The following summer, he got his first gasp of competition outside of Saint-Jérôme at La Ronde, where he failed miserably. However, he was determined to get better at the game.
In spring 2004, pkmvodka met smashers Chesterr01 and Testrider at a smashfest, only to learn that Testrider was the very player who defeated him in summer 2003. From then on, pkmvodka got exponentially better, meeting with various other players from around Montréal. He quickly became one of the best players in the city.
In August 2005, pkmvodka attended his first out of state tournament, in Toronto, Ontario. Accompanied by chesterr01, they played against many veteran smashers known from the community including MetaKnight0, jv3x3 and sprocket. pkmvodka ranked fifth in the tournament, bested by jv3x3 in the winner's bracket, and by chesterr01 in loser's bracket. By then, he realized how traveling and tournament presence is important to the evolution of a smasher's skill.
In December 2005, pkmvodka attended No Mercy vs the World, Montreal's first true tournament. This was also the foundation of the crew No Mercy feat. pkmvodka. He ranked first in singles, fourth in doubles (teaming with a friend who at the time was a casual gamer) and first in crews. This was the beginning of his winning streak; pkmvodka went on to rank first in singles for three tournaments in a row.
In August 2006, pkmvodka attended his first American tournament, the Zero Challenge 2, in Fountain Valley, California. He was accompanied by chesterr01 and Vwins. He ranked 25th in singles, out of 192 entrants. He was defeated by SOS in the winner's bracket, and by Manacloud in the loser's bracket.