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Character info
Smash 4 main Roy
Other Smash 4 character Corrin
Retired Smash 4 character Lucina
Ultimate main Roy
Other Ultimate character Mr. Game & Watch
Retired Ultimate character Chrom
Team info
Sponsor(s) Lunar Esports
Former sponsor(s) Brainless eSports, Flipside Gaming, Clarkson University Gaming Initiative, Clarkson University Esports
Rankings and results info
Most recent ranking Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Upstate New York Power Rankings: 5th
Winnings Super Smash Bros. 4 ~$500
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ~$2000
Personal and other info
Real name Riley Newcomb
Birth date (age 25)
Location New York United States

Liyrex is an Ultimate Roy player, originally from New York's Capital Region, and currently residing in Rochester, New York. He is known as among the top ten Roy players in the United States, and is credited with popularizing the use of Roy's jab vortex alongside Mugen. Additionally, when he moved to North Country New York for college in 2016, he created the Smash scene there alongside Zaphros, and was the head TO for North Country from January 2017 to January 2019 and again from May 2020 to November 2020. He was also active in Smash 4, where he played Roy alongside a Corrin secondary, and while a weaker player in that game, he was still known as a strong regional-level threat.

In Ultimate, Liyrex is ranked 5th on the Upstate New York Power Rankings as of late 2022. He was also ranked 1st on the Vermont Power Rankings for Fall of 2021 and was formerly ranked 6th on the Nebraska Spring/Summer 2019 PR. He has wins on players such as Puppeh, Light, SKITTLES!!, PkChris, Skilly, PowPow, ToffeeCG, and WelfarePickles.

In Smash 4, Liyrex was ranked 3rd on the North Country NY Spring 2018 PR, and 5th on the NY CR Summer 2018 PR. He has wins on players such as Suarez, Omega Tyrant, Grunk, Noe3, and Zaphros.

Play style[edit]

Liyrex is known as a very aggressive and technical player, who rushes down opponents as he tries to coerce mistakes from them, while capitalizing on calling out their escape options, especially through abuse of the aforementioned jab vortex. His punish game is potent, where upon getting a single opening, Liyrex will frequently capitalize with a long and highly damaging combo, or by landing one of Roy's potent kill confirms, particularly with "jair" (Roy's jab to back aerial combo) or jab into Double-Edge Dance. He is additionally an emotional streaky player, where he thrives on momentum and can turn any inch he gets into a mile, but is heavily prone to tilting and underperforming as a result. In Smash 4 he was also infamous for frequently throwing out hail mary forward smashes and overextending during edgeguards that would lead to frequent self-destructs, though he would calm down on both these habits as he grew as a player, with them no longer being defining traits of him in Ultimate.

Liyrex is a fan of Squad Strike and prefers it over doubles, but will still compete in doubles, with Zaphros being his preferred partner in Smash 4 and WhiteFang being his preferred partner in Ultimate when he was residing in Nebraska.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner Earnings
Smash Street #3 March 28th, 2015 9th
Black Fish September 5th, 2016 33rd
NEW FISH May 7th, 2016 65th 33rd Bushnado
Invasion 6 July 2nd, 2016 17th 25th Rudy
Cusetown Beatdown @ RetroGameCon 2016 November 5th, 2016 13th
Knight Fest April 15th-16th, 2017 1st 5th Salvus $108.00
Immortal Fight Night #1 July 17th, 2017 9th
Immortal Fight Night #2 July 31st, 2017 13th
Super Smash Con 2017 August 10th-13th, 2017 257th 257th Salvus
Immortal Fight Night #3 August 14th, 2017 5th
CUGI: Carnival 2017 September 2nd, 2017 1st $75.00
Cusetown Beatdown @ RetroGameCon 5 November 18th, 2017 5th $26.00
Overclocked December 16th, 2017 65th
Knight Fest II February 10th, 2018 3rd 1st Zaphros $49.00
Quit Your Friendlies! February 17th, 2018 25th 9th Zaphros
Immortal Fight Night #16 March 19th, 2018 2nd 7th Salvus $51.00
Immortal Tech April 28th, 2018 33rd 9th Zaphros
ALPHA II June 9th, 2018 49th 17th Zaphros
Immortal Fight Night #22 June 25th, 2018 3rd 1st Dark Wizzy $50.00
Smash Sounds July 7th-8th, 2018 97th 17th Zaphros
Immortal Fight Night #25 August 6th, 2018 5th 1st Rucent $24.00
Super Smash Con 2018 August 9th-12th, 2018 257th 129th Zaphros
The Coinbox 98 - SM4SH SENDOFFOnline April 3rd, 2024 65th / 358

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner Earnings
Ultimate Immortal Fight Night #2 December 17th, 2018 5th 1st Tarzan $33.00
NYXL Pop-Up! December 22nd, 2018 33rd
Let's Make Moves December 29th, 2018 193rd 13th Zaphros
Hypertension Ultimate January 19th, 2019 5th 7th N
Midland Warfare 3 March 2nd, 2019 9th 4th Entar0
Smash 'N' Splash 5 May 31st-June 2nd, 2019 161st 49th WhiteFang
Hypertension 32 June 15th, 2019 13th 7th WhiteFang
Low Tier City 7 July 12th-14th, 2019 97th 33rd SparK
Paradigm Shift 2019 July 20th-21st, 2019 13th 13th WhiteFang
MONZA Ignition Speed Festival August 18th, 2019 7th 5th Rucent $17.00
Shine 2019 August 23rd-25th, 2019 97th
CUGI-CUB Smash Bros Tournament September 21st, 2019 1st $299.99[1]
Cusetown Beatdown at RGC 2019 November 2nd, 2019 9th
Let's Make Big Moves January 3rd-5th, 2020 129th
Clarkson eSports SSBU @ Virtual February 15th, 2020 1st $93.00
Frostbite 2020 February 21st-23rd, 2020 193rd
Riptide September 10th-12th, 2021 97th
Collision 2022 March 12th-13th, 2022 129th
Clip It II April 10th, 2022 33rd
GENESIS 8 April 15th-17th, 2022 129th
Riptide 2022 September 9th-11th, 2022 129th
Super Smash Con 2023 August 10th-13th, 2023 193rd / 2,607 193rd / 567 Penguin
Collision 2024 March 15th-17th, 2024 193rd / 714


  • The tag "Liyrex" is the "Nobody version" of his real name, Riley. Liyrex chose this tag because when he plays, he tries to let go of who he is and become a different person; one without fear or emotion getting in the way of things.
    • However the tag is frequently misheard or mispronounced as "Lyrics", much to Liyrex's chagrin.
  • Liyrex used to play Slap City competitively, where he was a top Jenny Fox player during versions 0.6.0 to 0.7.0, and unlike his playstyle in Smash, he was a very defensive player that would often time out opponents.
  • Liyrex came the closest of any NY CR player to taking a set off Dark Wizzy in Smash 4, who remained undefeated against NY CR players throughout the entirety of Smash 4. This occurred at an Immortal Fight Night, where after Liyrex took game 1 in a Bo3 set and took Wizzy to his last stock in game 2, he landed a forward smash that produced the red lightning effect and sent Wizzy deep offscreen, but Wizzy would barely survive and come back to take the game, then win game 3 to take the set.
  • Liyrex is the current reigning Olympic Ultimate champ for New York state.


  1. ^ First place won a Nintendo Switch, which had this MSRP value at the time.

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