Smasher:Locus

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Locus "UBC OneHand, Cinnabun"
Locus
SSB4 main Ryu
Other SSB4
characters
Bayonetta, Captain Falcon, Diddy Kong, Cloud, Fox, Zero Suit Samus, Sonic
Former crews University of British Columbia eSports Association
Skill Super Smash Bros. 4 Top professional
Ranking Super Smash Bros. 4 Panda Global Rankings v3: 22nd (X-Factor: +5)
Additional info
Real name Mason Charlton
Location Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Locus is an SSB4 Ryu player originally from Weyburn, Saskatchewan, who is currently residing in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is considered one of the best Ryu players in the world along with Darkshad. Locus is currently ranked 2nd on the British Columbia Smash 4 Power Rankings and 22nd on the Panda Global Rankings v3. He has taken sets off of top players such as Ally, Nairo, Larry Lurr, Abadango, Mr.R, Tweek, Samsora, and MVD.

On March 27th, 2017, Justin Simpao, manager for Locus, announced his status as a free agent.[1]

Tournament history[edit]

From Saskatchewan to British Columbia[edit]

Locus entered the competitive scene in 2015, quickly dominating his home region, Saskatchewan. Following his transition to British Columbia to attend the University of British Columbia, he began as an honourable mention on the British Columbia Power Rankings for the Fall 2015 period.

While still only an honourable mention for the Winter 2015 period, Locus would be ranked 5th at the end of Spring 2016. Following a hiatus in the BC scene, and a return to dominance in Saskatchewan, Locus returned with the start of the new semester, and was ranked 3rd for both the Summer and Fall 2016 periods. He attended his first major, EVO 2016, placing 65th.

2GGT: ZeRo Saga and further success[edit]

At 2GGT: ZeRo Saga, Locus emerged as a major tournament threat, upsetting 9B, Tweek, and Mr.R, placing 9th. He began 2017 ranked 45th on the Panda Global Rankings v2.

At GENESIS 4, he placed 25th, losing to Ally and Fatality. His notable performance was in the MexiCanEU VS Japan Crew Battle, taking 7 stocks, from Ranai, 9B, and You3. The transition to a new year would be signified by his much improved in-region performance, and he and Captain L became notable competitors in the BC Doubles scene. At 2GGC: Midwest Mayhem Saga, Locus placed 17th.

Becoming the best Ryu[edit]

At 2GGC: Civil War, he placed 7th, taking sets off of Ally, Samsora, Shuton, and Nairo, at the most stacked SSB4 tournament of all time. Following his impressive performance and Trela's retirement, Locus is now considered the best Ryu player in the world.

With a flight secured from placing 3rd at an online qualifier, Locus travelled to compete at Midwest Mayhem 8: North American Tour, placing 5th. He defeated Rich Brown to advance to Top 8, before falling to Ally and ZeRo. In Doubles, he and Samsora placed 2nd, being double eliminated by ZeRo and Ally.

UBC | OneHand[edit]

Locus is famed for his alter-ego: UBC | OneHand, a Captain Falcon player with only one hand. Originally a handicap to challenge himself when he lacked competitive practice partners, UBC | OneHand made its debut in a money match against top Saskatchewan player, Qwexe, where OneHand took the match solidly. Since then, OneHand has improved, establishing a reputation for its performance in friendlies and money matches. As OneHand, he has taken sets off of players such as Blanc, FoCus, and Exodia.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
VSB #16 September 6th, 2015 9th
VSB #23 November 1st, 2015 9th
VSB #24 November 8th, 2015 9th 4th Bishly
VSB #26 November 22nd, 2015 5th
VBR #1 November 28th, 2015 9th
Emerald City II April 9th, 2016 3rd 5th Bishly
Battle of BC May 14th, 2016 4th 3rd Bishly
Emerald City III June 18th, 2016 2nd 9th Bishly
EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 65th
Little Smash on the Prairie August 6th, 2016 1st 13th Sif
Road to Shine August 6th-10th, 2016 25th
Toxicity 2016 August 20th, 2016 13th
Finding Our Dad September 25th, 2016 2nd 1st Firefly
UGC Online Open November 1st-10th, 2016 3rd
Hero to ZeRo (offline) November 19th, 2016 7th 7th Captain L
2GG Handwarmers December 16th, 2016 5th
2GGT: ZeRo Saga December 16th-18th, 2016 9th 25th aMac
RNS8 December 31st, 2016 1st 1st aMac
PG Key to GENESIS 4 January 1st-5th, 2017 17th
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 25th 17th Captain L
Elements Fighting Game Challenge #1 January 28th, 2017 1st 9th Bishly
The Fifth Angle February 3rd-4th, 2017 1st 2nd Captain L
2GGC: Midwest Mayhem Saga February 11th, 2017 17th 13th MJG
Elements Fighting Game Challenge #2 February 18th, 2017 2nd 1st Captain L
PG Key to Midwest Mayhem 8 March 19th-30th, 2017 3rd
2GGC: Civil War March 24th-26th, 2017 7th 17th Captain L
Elements Fighting Game Challenge #3 April 1st, 2017 3rd ? Captain L
Midwest Mayhem 8: North American Tour April 8th, 2017 5th 2nd Samsora
DreamHack Austin 2017 April 28th-30th, 2017 7th 2nd Ally
Team Flamewave Tournament: One Year Anniversary May 6th-7th, 2017 25th
Elements Fighting Game Challenge #6 May 13th, 2017 4th 4th Bishly
Wednesday Night Fights 2017 Spring Season 1.2 May 17th, 2017 2nd
2GGC: Greninja Saga May 20th, 2017 7th 2nd CaptainZack
Mega Smash Mondays 98 May 22nd, 2017 5th
Port Priority May 27th, 2017 3rd 2nd Captain L
UBC Smash 4 Pre-Battle of BC 2 Weekly June 1st-2nd, 2017 9th
Battle of BC 2 June 3rd-4th, 2017 9th 5th Captain L
Wednesday Night Fights 2017 Spring Season 2.5 June 7th, 2017 3rd
2GGC: Nairo Saga June 10th-11th, 2017 17th 9th Cosmos
Mega Smash Mondays 100 June 12th, 2017 13th
Wednesday Night Fights 2017 Spring Season 2.6 June 14th, 2017 5th
CEO 2017 June 16th-18th, 2017 33rd
2GGC: ARMS Saga July 8th-9th, 2017 17th 7th Larry Lurr
Mega Smash Mondays 104 July 10th, 2017 5th
EVO 2017 July 14th-16th, 2017 25th
IGX 2017 July 28th-30th, 2017 5th 1st MKLeo
Super Smash Con 2017 August 10th-13th, 2017 129th 13th Cosmos
Shine 2017 August 25th-27th, 2017 17th 5th Cosmos
GameTyrant Expo 2017 September 29th-October 1st, 2017 33rd 5th Cosmos
The Big House 7 October 6th-8th, 2017 33rd 9th Cosmos
2GGC: Fire Emblem Saga October 14th-15th, 2017 25th 17th Larry Lurr
PPT Berlin October 27th-29th, 2017 1st 9th Joecreak

Trivia[edit]

  • An inside joke has arisen among the BC Smash community that Locus is actually FoCus's brother, a joke extended by the fact that both their tags and first names are differentiated by only one letter.
  • Ryu's u-air, u-air, Shoryuken combo has been dubbed "The Locus" after his usage of it against Mr. R at 2GGT: ZeRo Saga.
  • Locus is well-known for having a positive competitive mentality and can often be seen visibly excited during his matches.

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