Smasher:Merrick

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Merrick
MerrickSmasher.jpg
Ultimate main Bayonetta
Other Ultimate
character
Joker
SSB4 main Bayonetta
Retired SSB4
character
Luigi
Brawl main Snake
Melee main Sheik
Other Melee
character
Jigglypuff
SSB64 main Fox
Former sponsor(s) Starlight Gaming, Reach Gaming, Riptide Gaming
Crew(s) Merrick United
Skill Super Smash Bros. 4 Semi-professional
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Semi-professional
Ranking Super Smash Bros. 4 West Michigan Power Ranking: 6th
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate West Michigan Power Ranking: 8th
Additional info
Location Michigan USA

Merrick is a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Bayonetta player from Michigan. He was formerly ranked 8th on the West Michigan Power Rankings and has notable wins over Onin, BooBear, Ryoku, Scarby, Adorable Knight, and Dux. He is considered the best Bayonetta player in Michigan, and was also a notable Joker player in the state before retiring the character around 2020.

Merrick played Bayonetta upon release in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and has wins over Gomakenpi, Miloni, BooBear, Ryoku, Nebula, Ksev, Adorable Knight, Nen, and exJORDANary. He was ranked 6th on the final West Michigan Power Rankings. Before Bayonetta he solo mained Luigi before retiring the character due to his exploitable recovery, especially as DLC released. He was known for a very unorthodox Luigi that often used fireball as a pressure tool on shield to run up and shield break with super jump punch, as well as utilizing fireballs as a way to safely make it back from ledge.

Merrick solo mained Snake throughout Brawls tournament life in the West Michigan scene since its release. Notably Merrick took a game off Ally at "Oh, Did I Win? 2", but losing 1-2 in the ditto. He also went to close sets against Chia at The Big House 10 and being forced to use Meta Knight for the first time in tournament. Since he was 13 there was some controversy over Merricks style of play with Snake, with many going out of their way to harass him because he played it very safe and kept a barrage of projectiles constantly out to look for openings. Was not uncommon for him to have had a C4 planted, both hand grenades on the field or in his hand, a claymore, and a remote missile lingering all at once. Due to those reasons many found him very toxic to try to get in on, and opponents were often prone to timeouts.

Alongside competing regularly at locals and traveling to majors primarily in the Midwest, he is also prominently known for kickstarting the tournament scene in West Michigan when Brawl, Smash 4, and Smash Ultimate first released. He regularly ran events for Calder Clash, Tempest, Rehearsal, Culmination, and currently is the head tournament organizer and streamer for All Star Colosseum.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Crashing Counters September 25th, 2018 1st
Starlight Road: Melee Edition January 4th, 2022 1st
Starlight Road: Infinity V1 March 22nd, 2022 1st
Starlight Road: Infinity V2 March 29nd, 2022 1st
All Star Battle Royale October 24th, 2022 1st
All Stars Colosseum #23 November 7th, 2022 2nd

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Collateral Damage #9 January 12th, 2017 1st
Collateral Damage #22 April 13th, 2017 1st
All Out Attack December 5th, 2018 1st
Starlight Road: Infinity V2 March 29nd, 2022 1st
The Big House 10 October 7th-9th, 2022 2nd

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
The Tom Nook Experience January 31st, 2015 4th
Swift Neo City August 20th, 2015 1st
Midnight Clash #1 August 25th, 2015 1st
Midnight Clash #2 September 5th, 2015 2nd
Tech Or Treat October 29th, 2015 7th 4th J The man
Grand Valley Grand Prix 6 October 31st, 2015 4th
Grand Valley Grand Prix 7 January 16th, 2016 3rd
Signs Of Love January 6th, 2017 3rd 2nd Adorable Knight
Zero Requirem March 25th, 2017 33rd
Michigan Arcadian Smash Festival November 18th, 2017 33rd 5th K1lllaaG
Pizza Time 3 April 28th, 2018 25th 7th K1lllaaG
The Arcadian 3 June 16th, 2018 17th 9th K1lllaaG
Curtain Call 2: Encore September 1st, 2018 9th 13th Canuk
Rebirth X September 15th, 2018 25th 9th Gemini
The Big House 8 October 5th-8th, 2018 65th 13th K1lllaaG
Collateral Damage #105 Singles - Everyone Is Here! November 14th, 2018 2nd 2nd Dux
Super Smash Con 2019 August 9th-11th, 2019 65th

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Rehearsal December 11th, 2018 5th 4th Goat
Frostbite 2019 February 9th-11th, 2019 385th 65th K1lllaaG
Super Smash Con 2019 August 9th, 2019 519th
Culmination September 14th, 2019 9th 9th Bhart
Little Big House 5 October 3rd, 2019 49th
The Big House 9 October 4th, 2019 257th 65th MachoMan
Arctic Clash November 28th, 2019 3rd
Revenge Of The Fifth Seed January 8th, 2020 5th
Bronco Beatdown March 7th, 2020 4th
The Velvet Room I August 12th, 2020 13th
The Velvet Room II September 2nd, 2020 3rd
LFG Smash Ultimate October 25th, 2020 3rd
Grand Revival #5 July 8th, 2021 7th
Grand Revival #17 October 29th, 2021 5th
End Of Stardom November 2nd, 2021 3rd
Starlight Rumble Night March 15th, 2022 1st
Starlight Road: Infinity V1 March 22nd, 2022 2nd
Starlight Road: Infinity V2 March 29nd, 2022 5th
Grand Revival #30 April 29th, 2022 5th
STAMPEDE June 4th, 2022 33rd 7th Goat
All Star Colosseum #5 June 7th, 2022 3rd
All Star Colosseum #8 July 1st, 2022 1st
All Star Colosseum #11 July 19th, 2022 2nd
All Star Colosseum #13 August 16th, 2022 3rd
Shield Break #1 August 25th, 2022 7th 5th CK47
All Star Colosseum #15 August 30th, 2022 2nd
Shield Break #2 September 1st, 2022 5th
All Star Colosseum #16 September 5th, 2022 3rd
The Big House 10 October 7th-9th, 2022 197th
All Stars Colosseum #23 November 7th, 2022 2nd
Christmas Curd Bash December 12th, 2022 1st

Trivia[edit]

  • Merrick is one of the oldest members in the West Michigan smash scene, having competed in Brawl since 2009 and helping organizing tournaments ever since then.
  • In 2009 Merrick had won a big Brawl local over a Meta Knight player, with the tourney having over one hundred dollars in pot bonus. There was a big incident where at some point during friendlies after the tournament someone managed to steal his earning from his bag of belongings. It was later found very shortly in the bathroom trash bin at the venue.
  • Merrick was known within the community for wearing various winter hats at the same time for large scale tournaments. Of these the Deadmau5 one was notoriously worn.

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