Smasher:Lea

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Lea "れあ"
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Ultimate main Greninja
SSB4 main Greninja
Former sponsor(s) Team Vrilliant
Skill Super Smash Bros. 4 Top professional
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Top professional
Ranking Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fall 2019 PGRU: 21st
Additional info
Location Saitama, Kanto Japan

Lea (れあ) is a Japanese Greninja main from the prefecture of Saitama who is considered the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Greninja player in the world. Lea is ranked 15th on the discontinued Japan Player Rankings, 22nd on the Experimental Smash Player Rankings, and 21st on the Fall 2019 PGRU and has defeated top players like ProtoBanham, VoiD, Gackt, KEN, Shuton, Dabuz, Tea, and Sonix.

Lea also played Greninja in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and was considered the best Smash 4 Greninja player in the world. He has wins over top players such as KEN, VoiD, ANTi, kameme, Kirihara, Tsu, Choco, and Raito. Lea is currently ranked 32nd on the JAPAN Smash 4 Power Rankings.

Lea has had some incredibly high peaks, placing 5th at KOWLOON 1, 7th at Kagaribi 7, and 9th at Frostbite 2019. He is considered to have the best placements at majors out of every Ultimate Greninja player.

On January 5th, 2021, Lea joined the newly founded Japanese organization Team Vrilliant (known as Vrilliant Owl X at the time) as their first Smash player, along with ProtoBanham. However, Team Vrilliant disbanded its Smash Division on July 7th 2022.

Playstyle[edit]

Lea is a Greninja player who excels at playing outside of his opponent's burst range and baiting specific options. He makes good use of Water Shuriken if his opponent doesn't want to commit to an approach option. Lea's playstyle is super consistent, as he plays patient with reliable strings using nair on platforms and up tilt extensions.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Umebura 18 August 8th, 2015 49th
Umebura 23 May 21st, 2016 17th
Umebura S.A.T. August 20th-21st, 2016 65th
Umebura 25 September 10th, 2016 13th
Umebura BenQ ZOWIE Cup December 18th, 2016 7th
Single Game Championships: Umebura X Single-Chu January 7th-8th, 2017 13th
Umebura Tokaigi Qualifiers February 4th, 2017 25th
Umebura 26 March 20th, 2017 9th
Rikabura 7 March 26th, 2017 17th
Umebura Japan Major 2017 May 6th-7th, 2017 25th
2GGC: Greninja Saga May 20th, 2017 13th 17th Shiki
Umebura 27 July 1st, 2017 13th
Umebura 28 August 12th, 2017 9th
Umebura 29 October 28th, 2017 49th
Umebura 30 November 18th, 2017 5th
Umebura T.A.T. December 23rd-24th, 2017 65th
EVO Japan 2018 January 26th-28th, 2018 33rd
Umebura Tokaigi Qualifier 2 February 4th, 2018 65th
Umebura 31 March 21st, 2018 17th
Umeki Project April 29th, 2018 7th 17th Repo
Umebura 32 May 12th, 2018 33rd
Umebura 33 July 28th, 2018 25th
EVO 2018 August 3rd-5th, 2018 33rd
Umebura 34 August 25th, 2018 4th
Shulla-bra Final September 28th, 2018 2nd
Sumabato Smash 4 Final October 21st, 2018 25th
Umebura Smash 4 Final December 1st-2nd, 2018 7th 33rd Harasen

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Umebura SP December 16th, 2018 5th
Umebura SP 2 January 12th, 2019 7th
Toryumon Kiwami #8 February 20th, 2019 3rd
Frostbite 2019 February 22nd-24th, 2019 9th 3rd Tea
TrueGaming Invitational March 28th-30th, 2019 2nd
Umebura SP 3 April 13th, 2019 5th
Umebura Japan Major 2019 May 1st-2nd, 2019 25th
EVO 2019 August 2nd-4th, 2019 33rd
Umebura SP 4 August 16th, 2019 33rd
Uprising 2019 August 31st-September 1st, 2019 7th 2nd Gackt
Umebura SP 5 September 28th, 2019 13th
Thunder Smash 3: Clash of the Pandas October 12th-13th, 2019 7th
Umebura SP 6 October 22nd, 2019 5th
Umebura SP 7 November 16th, 2019 25th
2GG: Kongo Saga December 7th-8th, 2019 7th 13th Kuro
EVO Japan 2020 January 24th-26th, 2020 49th
Voyage Qualifier 2Online May 3rd, 2020 9th
Voyage Qualifier 4Online May 4th, 2020 3rd
VoyageOnline May 5th, 2020 7th
Tamisuma Championship 1Online February 17th, 2021 65th
Kagaribi 3 March 27th, 2021 9th
SWT: Japan Ultimate Online QualifierOnline April 17th-18th, 2021 7th
SWT: Japan Ultimate Online Qualifier Last Chance QualifierOnline April 17th-18th, 2021 4th
Kagaribi 4 June 26th-27th, 2021 7th
MaeTami Summer FestivalOnline August 15th, 2021 17th
Kagaribi 5 October 30th-31st, 2021 25th
SWT: East Asia Ultimate Regional Finals November 27th-28th, 2021 4th
Smash World Tour 2021 Championships December 17th-19th, 2021 25th
Kagaribi 6 January 8th-9th, 2022 17th
Maesuma TOP 7 May 1st, 2022 17th
Kagaribi 7 May 4th-5th, 2022 7th
Maesuma TOP 8 June 11th-12th, 2022 33rd
KOWLOON 1 June 25th, 2022 5th
Double Down 2022 July 8th-10th, 2022 49th 17th Gackt

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