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Mew2King "M2K"
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Ultimate mains Pyra, Mythra
Retired Ultimate
characters
Bowser, Wolf, Lucina
SSB4 main Cloud
Retired SSB4
characters
Diddy Kong, Donkey Kong
Brawl main Meta Knight
Other Brawl
characters
King Dedede, Falco
Melee mains Marth, Sheik
Other Melee
characters
Fox, Peach, Jigglypuff
SSB64 main Kirby
Retired SSB64
character
Donkey Kong
Project M mains Fox, Marth, Sheik
Other Project M
characters
Mewtwo, Captain Falcon, Falco, Mario
Sponsor(s) Most Valuable Gaming
Former sponsor(s) vVv Gaming, CLASH Tournaments, Play-For-Keeps, F-Step, Empire Arcadia, Pastime Legends, COGnitive Gaming, Echo Fox
Skill Super Smash Bros. Professional (retired)
Super Smash Bros. Melee Top professional (semi-active)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Top professional (retired)
Super Smash Bros. 4 Top professional (retired)
PM Icon.png Top professional (retired)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Professional
Ranking Super Smash Bros. Melee 2019 MPGR: 10th
Super Smash Bros. 4 Panda Global Rankings 100: 69th
Winnings Super Smash Bros. Melee ~$205,016.80
Super Smash Bros. Brawl ~$36,870.75
Super Smash Bros. 4 ~$19,908.34
PM Icon.png ~$17,132.48
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ~$1,487.88
Additional info
Real name Jason Zimmerman
Birth date (age 32)
Location Orlando, Florida United States

Mew2King, commonly known as M2K, is an American smasher from Cinnaminson, New Jersey, who currently resides in Orlando, Florida. He started playing competitively and attending tournaments in 2005. Mew2King has earned the reputation of being both one of the greatest Melee and Brawl players in the world and of all time due to his extraordinarily acute chaingrabbing, camping, punishing, and comboing skills, as well as his extremely optimal, technical, and intelligent play style, earning him the nickname The Robot. He is also widely considered to be the greatest overall Smash player of all time, due to his proficiency at nearly every Smash title, while playing multiple Smash games for almost all of his tournament career.

Mew2King is considered to be one of the greatest Marth players of all time (alongside Ken) based off his results with the character, having won multiple national tournaments and consistently placing within Top 8 at the highest ranking events for over 12 years. Prior to his hiatus from the game, he was considered to be one of the two best Marth players in the world (along with Zain), one of the two best Sheik players in the world (along with Plup), one of best Melee Fox players in the world, one of the four best Melee Mewtwo players (alongside Taj, Leffen, and Zoma) and arguably the best Pichu player. He is also considered one of the best Brawl Meta Knight players of all time, was considered one of the best King Dedede players when he played him shortly after Brawl's release (whom he still uses along with Falco in MK-banned tournaments), considered to be one of the best Smash 4 Cloud players in North America (along with MkLeo, Tweek, Ned, and Javi), was one of the best SSB4 Diddy Kong players before he was nerfed in patch 1.0.8, a top 5 SSB4 Donkey Kong player on the PGR V3, and in Ultimate is currently a Pyra and Mythra player. He is currently 10th on the 2019 MPGR and 69th on the Panda Global Rankings 100. He was formerly ranked at the 0 position on the discontinued North Florida Smash 4 Power Rankings, 1st on the SoCal Project M and Smash 4 Power Rankings (right below ZeRo on the latter, who held the 0 spot), 1st on both the discontinued Tristate Melee Power Rankings and North Atlantic Regional Power Rankings, 2nd on the final Tristate Brawl Power Rankings, 3rd on the Central Florida Melee Power Rankings, 3rd on both the discontinued Smash Panel Power Rankings and SSBPD, and 12th on the 2016-2017 SSBBRank.

Mew2King was a major threat in Melee's tournament scene in the years before Brawl's release, consistently placing in the money at nationals. In 2007, Mew2King was indisputably the best player in the world and was widely considered to be one of the two best Melee players in the world in 2008 along with Mango. In the first few years of Brawl's lifespan, Mew2King dominated the national scene, rarely losing sets in tournaments, and remains one of the best players in both Melee and Brawl to date. During late 2013, after years of not winning a major Melee tournament, Mew2King went on a winning streak which saw him win The Big House 3 as well as almost every other singles event he entered, taking sets off of players who he had seldom defeated in that recent time, including Mango, Hungrybox, and PPMD. This is commonly referred to as "The Return of the King". In Smash 4, at Get On My Level 2016, Mew2King became the fifth player to take a set off of ZeRo in Smash 4 (after Mr. ConCon, Vinnie, Seagull Joe, and Nairo), and the first player to ever defeat ZeRo in a best of 5 set without losing a single game. Mew2King played Cloud for the whole set, while ZeRo played Diddy Kong game 1, and switched to Sheik for games 2 and 3. He also managed to defeat both Ally and ZeRo at Endgame, but ultimately lost to ZeRo in two sets of Grand Finals, including a JV-3 stock in the final game. He also placed 5th at Shine 2016, defeating Larry Lurr 3-0.

Mew2King has made many important discoveries about Melee on his own by testing several aspects of the game. This includes character weight, falling speed, attack knockback, priority, game physics, and so on. He stores this information here as a repository for Melee statistics, which, to this day, many casual and professional Smashers alike refer to for more information about their character's data and inner workings. Because of this, Mew2King is able to play the majority of the cast at a high level, exemplifying this by beating Mango in two 26-character battles at Smash the Record, having only had to use five characters the first time, and 15 characters the second time. He is also known for revolutionizing the Marth metagame to its modern state, as well first discovering and implementing many facets of the modern Sheik and Fox metagames.

Playstyle[edit]

Melee[edit]

Mew2King is arguably the best defensive player in the world. He has one of the best powershielding abilities among all Smash players, and can effectively bait bad decisions from other players. Mew2King is a very punish-heavy player, and focuses on getting one crucial hit, then converting that hit into a position where he is primed to begin a combo and the opponent has limited options. Once he lands an opening move, he will usually land harsh punishes which tend to lead to a KO, due to his knowledge of character weights and KO percents. These punishes also usually encompass all of the opponent's tech and DI options, making them nearly impossible to escape. He also has arguably the best edgeguarding game, due to his aforementioned superb option coverage, as well as some of the best recovery mix-up tactics.

Mew2King is considered one of the top players on Final Destination; as Marth against fastfallers, he is extremely consistent in chaingrabbing and comboing them from 0% to a KO off of a single conversion, and as Sheik, he can lock down other characters, mostly mid-tiered characters, longer than he could than on stages with platforms. His character choices seem to be stage specific, particularly on the opponent's counterpick; he will usually pick Marth on Final Destination and Fountain of Dreams, Sheik on Dream Land, and Fox or Marth on Pokémon Stadium; he is more flexible on the remaining two stages.

Mew2King, however, has a weaker neutral game compared to other players of his caliber. His neutral game focuses on unorthodox approaches, which he employs to force his opponents into positions where they have limited options, usually reduced down to a 50/50 situation where he can exploit his superior knowledge of character hitboxes. While this strategy works well against Fox and Falco as he only needs one exchange win to convert into a KO, it is not as strong against floaty characters that are more difficult to combo, and can be exploited by clever baits from players of his caliber.[1]

Mew2King is also known for heavily counterpicking in specific matchups, sometimes with disappointing results. For example, he will only play Fox against Jigglypuff, as Fox is technically superior in that matchup, though he has seen mixed results against Hungrybox. He was the first top player to recognize the potential of Snowy, even teaming with him at Dreamhack Denver - a Puff player that Armada and Leffen train with for the Jigglypuff matchup. He will usually play Peach against Ice Climbers at high-level play just because she has a greater advantage against the Climbers than any of his mains, instead of learning the matchup with Marth or Fox, who are considered to also have winning matchups. Because his Peach is not practiced to the same level as his mains, he has lost at least once to almost every notable Ice Climbers player, and has even lost games to Nintendude's Peach and ChuDat's Jigglypuff. Occasionally, Mew2King has counterpicked Jigglypuff in certain games against other Jigglypuff players, such as Mango and Hungrybox, which generally lead to his defeat.

He is also easily unnerved while in a losing position, particularly when the crowd is cheering for the other player or when he starts making tech skill errors, as seen against aMSa at Kings of Cali 4 and against Armada at EVO 2013.

Mew2King has notably improved his game in 2016 such as at Smash Summit 2 where he 3-0d Armada as well as winning Clutch City Clash and Shine 2016, one of the largest Melee events of all time, as well as other smaller regional tournaments such as Endgame and Apex 2016. He also had one of the most legendary losers' runs in the history of the game at UGC Smash Open: after being knocked into the losers' bracket in round 1 of Winners' bracket by n0ne, he defeated Duck, Mango, Ice, SFAT, n0ne, Leffen, Hungrybox, and Armada before losing to Armada in Set 2 of Grand Finals. Other notable performances in 2016 include 2nd at CEO 2016, 3rd at Smash 'N' Splash 2, WTFox 2 (where he notably 3-0d Hungrybox), and Super Smash Con 2016, and 5th at EVO 2016. In 2017, he defeated Armada and Leffen at Canada Cup 2017, taking home the title. He also won CEO Dreamland, defeating Hungrybox in the process, and took 2nd at Super Smash Con 2017 under Mango. In 2018, M2K took home his first supermajor tournament in almost a decade at Smash Summit 6, where he defeated Armada twice. Later in the year, at Super Smash Con 2018, M2K found himself in yet another Grand Finals against Armada, 3-0ing Hungrybox to reach there. M2K would take Armada to Set 2 Game 10 in what is almost unanimously considered one of the greatest Melee sets of all time. Both players were at near peak performance, but Armada would edge it out to take home his final Melee trophy before retirement. After the release of Ultimate, M2K would focus largely on the new game, essentially "soft-retiring" from Melee. He briefly returned to the Melee scene in October at The Big House 9, defeating iBDW and Hungrybox before falling to Zain and Fiction.

Brawl[edit]

In Brawl, Mew2King possessed an extremely deadly punish game with his Meta Knight, able to exploit small mistakes into a huge advantage for him. To provoke opponents into making mistakes, he would often shark and drift to open holes, but will ensure he will not be too aggressive, lest he be punished by foes that capitalize on overextensions. He implements Shuttle Loop into his recovery often, mixing them up with multiple jumps and all of his other specials.

SSB4[edit]

In SSB4, with his use of Cloud, Mew2King retains his signature defensive playstyle, using Cloud's impressive reach to zone out his opponents while charging his Limit Break gauge, and punishing the opponent's mistakes should they approach him incorrectly. He is notorious for using Cloud's Limit Break specials very liberally, instead of saving them for more opportune moments or retaining Limit Break for the increase in movement stats, to the point he sometimes even garners an early KO with them. Mew2King is also a proponent of taking to the air rather than staying grounded for the majority of the match, and going for off-stage edgeguards, even in spite of Cloud's sub-par recovery without Limit Break.

However, his excessive Limit Charging can leave openings for other characters to either tack on damage, charge their respective special moves, or spawn an item that can completely change the matchup (such as Diddy Kong's Banana Peel). Like in Melee, Mew2King tends to go for risky, yet very rewarding options in certain situations, which may lead to either character or both characters losing a stock, such as in a match at Apex 2016 against Nietono.

Mew2King was initially a Diddy Kong main when the game first came out, heavily utilizing the character's powerful air game to net several great placings in tournaments. However, upon the release of update 1.0.6, which heavily nerfed Diddy Kong and removed his notorious "Hoo-Hah" combo, Mew2King was left unable to play Diddy to the same efficacy that he had before, with him stating he went from being the second best Diddy Kong player to being not even a top 10 Diddy. He tested with multiple characters in the game such as Captain Falcon, Mario, Rosalina & Luma, Mii Brawler, and Donkey Kong attempting to get a new main. Donkey Kong notably got him 3rd at PAX Prime 2015 and 5th at SKTAR 4. He popularized the "Ding Dong", a combo involving a cargo up throw into up aerial which can kill at low percentages. Despite his efforts, Mew2King did not feel confident in any character and was doubtful that he would achieve the same success from before the update. He would later go on to say because of this that he was not too fond of SSB4 as a competitive game but thought it was great casually, something he has also said about Smash 64.

Upon the release of Cloud as DLC however, Mew2King recanted his statement, picking the new character up as his main, and now being allowed to once again adopt his signature playstyle. Mew2King has commented that "Cloud makes [him] actually love Smash 4", reflecting in his newfound desire to practice the game heavily and better tournament placings in 2016. With Mew2King's resurgence using Cloud, he has taken sets off many top players, the most notable being the #1 and #2 players in the world at the time, ZeRo and Ally. He was considered to be one of the best SSB4 players in North America throughout 2016.

Mew2King is also notorious for dropping out of national SSB4 tournaments to focus on Melee, generally if he is sent to losers bracket early in pools.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Zenith 2012 May 26th-27th, 2012 9th
SWEET X February 9th, 2013 1st
Smash @ Xanadu Monthly - 2/23 February 23rd, 2013 2nd 2nd Nintendude
Winter Brawl 7 February 23rd-24th, 2013 1st
Smash @ Xanadu Monthly - 3/16 March 16th, 2013 2nd 1st Nintendude
SWEET XII March 30th, 2013 1st
Zenith 2013 June 1st-2nd, 2013 5th
GUTS 2 June 14th-16th, 2013 1st
KTAR 7 July 6th-7th, 2013 1st
The Big House 3 October 12th-13th, 2013 4th 1st Hungrybox
WHOBO 5 October 19th-20th, 2013 1st 2nd Alex
Bar Wars October 26th, 2013 1st 1st G$
The Break Smash Weekly #03 November 8th, 2013 1st
Pound V.5 November 9th, 2013 1st
Smash Brothers University 2.0 November 10th, 2013 1st 1st Rolex
Fight Pitt III November 23rd, 2013 1st
Smashacre Frostbite December 7th-8th, 2013 1st 1st Chibo
FORTE December 21st-22nd, 2013 1st 1st Sethlon
KTAR 8 December 28th, 2013 1st
McSmashter 3 January 11th-12th, 2014 1st 1st Toronto Joe
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 2nd
Kumite in Tennessee 2014 January 24th-26th, 2014 1st 1st PB&J
L@DU 2 February 1st, 2014 1st
S.L.Y.M.I. 3 February 8th, 2014 1st 1st Velocity
Lovely Sunday @ Xanadu Games February 9th, 2014 1st
Juice Monthly Circuit Melee Event #1 February 15th, 2014 1st
Shuffle V February 22nd-23rd, 2014 1st 2nd Strong Bad
Polybash XIII March 1st-2nd, 2014 1st 1st Ally
Smashing Grounds 3 March 6th, 2014 1st
Collision 9 March 15th, 2014 1st
Smashing Grounds 5 March 20th, 2014 1st
KTAR 9 March 22nd, 2014 1st 1st Rolex
Super Smash Sundays East Coast # 1 March 23rd, 2014 1st
EXPosure 8 March 29th, 2014 1st 1st Rat
E2C March 30th, 2014 1st 2nd Level 9 Mario
Oklahoma Invitational April 5th, 2014 1st 1st Denti
Smash @ Pew! Pew! 4/7/14 April 7th, 2014 1st
Smash Brothers University 2.5 April 12th-13th, 2014 1st 1st Rolex
Fighters' Edge April 26th, 2014 1st
Northwest Majors VI May 2nd-4th, 2014 1st
Smash @ Xanadu Tuesday 5/6 May 6th, 2014 1st
Otafest: Assault II May 16th-18th, 2014 1st 1st Zigzagoon
SKTAR 3 May 31st-June 1st, 2014 2nd 2nd Armada
Super SWEET June 7th-8th, 2014 2nd
UGC Biweekly #11 June 14th, 2014 1st
CEO 2014 June 27th-29th, 2014 3rd 2nd ZeRo
Gameguys Intergalactic Kegger July 26th-27th, 2014 2nd 1st ZeRo
Zenith 2014 August 2nd-3rd, 2014 4th 1st ZeRo
Fredericton Gaming Expo August 9th-10th, 2014 1st
Infinity and Beyond! 18 August 14th, 2014 1st
Low Tier City 2 August 16th-17th, 2014 1st 1st Infinity
Infinity and Beyond! 19 August 22nd, 2014 1st 3rd Infinity
Smash @ Xanadu Tuesday 8/26 August 26th, 2014 1st
S@X 61 September 9th, 2014 1st
Pastime Legends Presents: Final Battle September 13th, 2014 1st
Tipped Off 10 September 20th-21st, 2014 3rd 3rd Hungrybox
CROSSFIRE 4 September 27th, 2014 1st (Split) 5th PB&J
S@X 64 September 30th, 2014 1st
The Big House 4 October 4th-5th, 2014 3rd 1st ZeRo
Roll Tier X4 October 11th, 2014 1st 1st MegaRobMan
Kings of the North 3 November 8th, 2014 1st 1st Kels
KTAR XI November 22nd, 2014 1st (Split) 1st Rolex
Pacific Northwest Regional December 20th-21st, 2014 1st
Kumite in Tennessee 15 January 9th-11th, 2015 1st
Paragon Orlando 2015 January 17th-18th, 2015 1st
Great Revival February 21st, 2015 1st 2nd Inui
Shots Fired February 28th-March 1st, 2015 2nd 1st Rolex
MVG Sandstorm April 18th-19th, 2015 1st Armada
Revelation 2 May 16th-17th, 2015 3rd 2nd Zhu
Shuffle VII May 23rd-24th, 2015 1st 1st Ally
Smash 'N' Splash June 13th-14th, 2015 1st 1st Ally
WTFox July 10th-11th, 2015 1st 1st Armada
Low Tier City 3 August 1st-2nd, 2015 9th 3rd Denti
Paragon Los Angeles 2015 September 5th-6th, 2015 3rd Top 6 Ally
Smash Til Dawn '15 September 26-27th, 2015 1st
Frame Perfect Series November 21st, 2015 2nd
Super Bit Wars 4 February 20th-21st, 2016 2nd 1st Oracle
Tampa Never Sleeps 6 February 27th-28th, 2016 3rd 1st MrLz
Shots Fired 2 March 5th-6th, 2016 17th (Forfeit) 1st MrLz
Fusion 3 April 16th, 2016 3rd (Forfeit)
M2Weekly May 6th, 2016 1st
Smash 'N' Splash 2 June 11th-12th, 2016 17th 1st MrLz
Endgame August 20th-21st, 2016 1st
Smashadelphia 2017 June 23rd-25th, 2017 7th 1st Vex Kasrani
Tipped Off 12 November 11th-12th, 2017 81st

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
MELEE-FC Diamond July 12th-14th, 2007 5th
SWEET X February 9th, 2013 1st
Smashacre Gluttony August 10th, 2013 2nd 3rd Vex Kasrani
Thanks for Playing 3 August 17th, 2013 4th 3rd Bloodpeach
D.D.O.S. September 27th, 2013 1st
WHOBO 5 October 19th-20th, 2013 1st
Smashacre Frostbite December 7th-8th, 2013 1st
Lovely Sunday @ Xanadu Games February 9th, 2014 1st
Polybash XIII March 1st-2nd, 2014 3rd 1st (Split) Fireblaster
Super Smash Sundays East Coast # 1 March 23rd, 2014 2nd
Events2Compete (E2C) 2 March 30th, 2014 1st 1st Han Solo
Smashadelphia 2017 June 23rd-25th, 2017 3rd

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Tipped Off 10 September 20th-21st, 2014 2nd
CROSSFIRE 4 September 27th, 2014 2nd
Roll Tier X4 October 11th, 2014 1st
Mayhem 10-18 October 18th, 2014 2nd
SSS Plus 4 3DS October 19th, 2014 2nd
Do You Fox Wit It? November 15th-16th, 2014 1st

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
KTAR XI November 22nd, 2014 2nd 4th Vinnie
Events2Compete (E2C) 10 November 29th, 2014 1st 1st Inui
The Come Up December 6th-7th, 2014 4th 1st Ally
Pacific Northwest Regional December 20th-21st, 2014 1st
Kumite in Tennessee 15 January 9th-11th, 2015 1st
Paragon Orlando 2015 January 17th-18th, 2015 1st
MVG Super Smash Bros. Tournament January 24th, 2015 1st
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 5th 1st ZeRo
2 Fish February 14th, 2015 1st 1st Dark Wizzy
Great Revival February 21st, 2015 1st 1st Inui
Shots Fired February 28th-March 1st, 2015 4th 1st Ally
DVDA 8 March 30th, 2015 4th 5th SK92
MVG Sandstorm April 18th-19th, 2015 3rd 1st ZeRo
Chokaigi 2015 April 25th-26th, 2015 2nd 1st ZeRo
Revelation 2 May 16th-17th, 2015 5th 2nd MVD
Shuffle VII May 23rd-24th, 2015 3rd 2nd Ally
Smash 'N' Splash June 13th-14th, 2015 5th 1st Ally
EXP 2015 June 28th-29th, 2015 5th 1st Ally
WTFox July 10th-11th, 2015 1st
Smash Factor 4 July 24th-26th, 2015 5th Max Ketchum
Low Tier City 3 August 1st-2nd, 2015 2nd ZeRo
Smash Conference 37 August 21st, 2015 1st 1st Day
SKTAR 4 August 22nd-23rd, 2015 5th 5th Vex Kasrani
PAX Prime 2015 August 28th-30th, 2015 3rd 5th Logic
Paragon Los Angeles 2015 September 5th-6th, 2015 49th (Forfeit)
Smash Conference 40 September 11th, 2015 1st
Smash Conference 42 September 25th, 2015 1st
The Big House 5 October 2nd-4th, 2015 9th Vinnie
MLG World Finals 2015 October 16th-18th, 2015 17th 17th Wizzrobe
Frame Perfect Series November 21st, 2015 5th Nick Riddle
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 65th 17th Zinoto
PAX Arena January 29th-31st, 2016 9th 1st ANTi
Smash Conference 51 February 12th, 2016 1st 1st Day
Super Bit Wars 4 February 20th-21st, 2016 3rd 1st MJG
Tampa Never Sleeps 6 February 26th-27th, 2016 1st ? ?
Smash Haven 29 March 3rd, 2016 1st
Shots Fired 2 March 5th-6th, 2016 5th 1st Ally
Shuffle VIII March 12th-13th, 2016 3rd 1st Ito
Come to Papa March 19th-20th, 2016 2nd Seibrik
OUTFOXX'D March 26th, 2016 4th 2nd ANTi
Smash Conference 57 April 1st, 2016 1st
Smash Conference 58 April 8th, 2016 3rd
Fusion 3 April 16th, 2016 3rd 4th Day
Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo April 29th-May 1st, 2016 3rd 1st Ally
Get On My Level 2016 May 20th-22nd, 2016 5th 2nd Nairo
MomoCon 2016 May 26th-29th, 2016 5th 5th ScAtt
Smash Conference 61 June 3rd, 2016 1st 3rd (DQ) Sol
Smash 'N' Splash 2 June 11th-12th, 2016 5th 1st Ally
Apex 2016 June 17th-19th, 2016 4th 2nd VoiD
CEO 2016 June 24th-26th, 2016 97th 1st Ally
WTFox 2 July 1st-3rd, 2016 5th 2nd Dabuz
Smash Conference 65 July 8th, 2016 1st
Clutch City Clash August 6th-7th, 2016 5th 1st Ally
Super Smash Con 2016 August 11th-14th, 2016 257th
Endgame August 20th-21st, 2016 2nd 2nd Trela
Shine 2016 August 26th-28th, 2016 5th 1st ANTi
Smash Conference LXVI September 9th, 2016 1st 2nd dyr
Salt Ain't Pretty September 10th-11th, 2016 1st 1st Diablo
Smash Conference LXVII September 23rd, 2016 2nd 1st Salem
The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 25th 2nd Ally
Smash Conference LXVIII October 14th, 2016 9th 1st Salem
Come to Papa 2 October 22nd-23rd, 2016 1st 2nd Prince Ramen
Canada Cup 2016 October 28th-30th, 2016 3rd 2nd Ally
UGC Smash Open December 2nd-4th, 2016 33rd 5th Ally
Smash Conference LXIX January 7th, 2017 4th 2nd Mr.E
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 13th Mr.E
Tampa Never Sleeps 7 February 24th-26th, 2017 9th ? Hungrybox
Frame Perfect Series 2 March 18th-19th, 2017 4th MkLeo
2GGC: Civil War March 24th-26th, 2017 49th 5th Salem
CEO Dreamland April 14th-16th, 2017 129th 7th Salem
DreamHack Austin 2017 April 28th-30th, 2017 7th K9sbruce
Umebura Japan Major 2017 May 6th-7th, 2017 33rd 1st MkLeo
MomoCon 2017 May 26th-28th, 2017 33rd 2nd Ally
Battle of BC 2 June 3rd-4th, 2017 4th 1st MkLeo
Saints Gaming Live June 10th-11th, 2017 5th 1st saj
Smashadelphia 2017 June 23rd-25th, 2017 4th 2nd Pelca
UNLOCKED July 1st, 2017 5th 1st Salem
DreamHack Atlanta 2017 July 21st-23rd, 2017 65th 17th Fatality
Shine 2017 August 25th-27th, 2017 49th 13th Ally
GameTyrant Expo 2017 September 29th-October 1st, 2017 9th Ally
The Big House 7 October 6th-8th, 2017 3rd komorikiri
DreamHack Denver 2017 October 20th-22nd, 2017 3rd Javi
Canada Cup 2017 October 28th-30th, 2017 1st MkLeo
Tipped Off 12 November 11th-12th, 2017 2nd 1st Salem
Frostbite 2018 February 9th-11th, 2018 17th 9th Lima
EGLX 2018 March 9th-11th, 2018 33rd 3rd Ally
Canada Cup Master Series May 11th-14th, 2018 2nd 2nd SuperLoli
MomoCon 2018 May 24th-27th, 2018 5th Mr.R
Super Smash Con 2018 August 9th-12th, 2018 25th Tyroy

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Smash Conference United January 5th-6th, 2019 25th 3rd ZeRo
GENESIS 6 February 1st-3rd, 2019 97th 33rd Glutonny
Frostbite 2019 February 22nd-24th, 2019 129th 17th Plup
Smash Ultimate Summit March 8th-10th, 2019 9th
Pound 2019 April 19th-21st, 2019 49th 5th MkLeo
Smashpoint May 10th-12th, 2019 9th 5th Denti
Smash 'N' Splash 5 May 31st-June 2nd, 2019 49th 13th MkLeo
EVO 2019 August 2nd-4th, 2019 49th
Super Smash Con 2019 August 8th-11th, 2019 33rd 25th Fatality
Shine 2019 August 23rd-25th, 2019 33rd 9th Salem
Rising Stars at EGLX 2019 October 18th-20th, 2019 9th 5th Riddles
Overlords of Orlando: OCTOBERLORDS October 26th, 2019 33rd
Dakno Gaming eSports Day November 2nd, 2019 2nd
Tampa Never Sleeps 8 January 18th-19th, 2020 2nd Epic_Gabriel
Frostbite 2020 February 21st-23rd, 2020 129th 9th Epic_Gabriel
VA Esports Online OpenOnline April 20th, 2020 5th
Pound OnlineOnline April 24th-26th, 2020 129th
The Quarantine Series: Major Tournament 1Online May 2nd, 2020 25th
King of WiFi Random CharactersOnline May 30th, 2020 97th
Juice Box 10Online August 19th, 2020 9th
Flat Realm 8Online August 28th, 2020 33rd
M-Kolosseum 2Online September 5th, 2020 9th
M-Kolosseum 3Online October 3rd, 2020 9th
InfinityCON Tally 2021 June 5th-6th, 2021 33rd 9th Epic_Gabriel
Juicy Monthly November 2021 November 6th, 2021 5th 1st BeastModePaul
CEO 2021 December 3rd-5th, 2021 33rd

Controversies[edit]

Bracket manipulation controversies[edit]

Mew2King has been accused of harming the progression of multiple tournaments in the past, with much of the controversy focusing on three bracket manipulation infractions in Brawl tournaments:

  1. At MLG DC 2010, after losing to ADHD in the loser's finals, he accepted a $500 compensation from ADHD[2]. In response, MLG banned both players from the 2010 MLG finals under the grounds of "forfeiting or conspiring to manipulate Rankings or Brackets."
  2. In May of 2011, Mew2King, ADHD, and Anti all received yellow cards under the Unity infraction system for bracket manipulation in response to a situation at KTAR 5. Mew2King had forfeited to Anti in the Winners' Semifinals, defeated Dabuz in Losers' Quarters, then forfeited to ADHD in Losers' Semis. All of the players besides Dabuz agreed to split their winnings afterwards.
  3. At GENESIS 2 (July, 2011), Mew2King received a red card under the Unity infraction system for "intentional under-performance" by choosing Ganondorf in a pool match against Sade and allowing himself to lose, after dominating the rest of his pool with his usual Meta Knight.

In response to some of these splitting controversies, Mew2King has stated that he was either in a poor mood during the tournament sets, or that he agreed to split because splitting was extremely common at the time, with him believing that splitting money was considered acceptable behaviour; he has stated that he was also not aware that the MLG's ruleset banned splitting.

Revival of Melee 5[edit]

After some time without major controversy from bracket manipulation, Mew2King caused a significant stir-up at Revival of Melee 5's Melee singles event. Assuming that Dave's modified stupid rule was in effect, as it was with most other tournaments during that year, he counterpicked Final Destination, a stage he had already won on, for his game 5 against Ryan Ford in Winners' Semis. After M2K won the match, Ford expressed his skepticism to the TO, Alukard, who ruled that game 5 was to be replayed. Ford proceeded to win the replay, leading to the following chain of events:

  1. Mew2King forfeits from the tournament.
  2. He later re-enters the tournament after some convincing from Hax.
  3. KirbyKaze throws Winners' Finals against Ford, and M2K and Ford agree to split publicly.
  4. Ford refuses to play his main in Grand Finals and M2K wins the tournament, causing backlash from the community.

While this controversy started with Mew2King's mistake in his stage counterpick, it is not considered entirely his fault. Many place the majority of the blame on Alukard for forcing the players to replay the match, and some on Ford for not checking the rule until after the game.

Trivia[edit]

  • Mew2King, being a very technical player, was initially an outspoken critic of Brawl, claiming that it lacked many of the elements that made Melee a fun game to play[3]. Later, he saw Brawl as an opportunity to get ahead of the curve, and began playing it competitively as well. During some time from 2008-2009, he was considered the undisputed best player for Brawl and one of the two best players for Melee alongside Mango.
    • Mew2King has stated that he finds Melee more enjoyable than Brawl mainly because of the technical aspects of the game when compared to Brawl. Certain aspects of Brawl's mechanics contribute to his "love-hate relationship" regarding it, and he particularly voices his dislike of the Ice Climbers[4], claiming they "ruin" the game. On The Big House 3's livestream, he stated that he was thinking about quitting Brawl in favor of continuing Melee as well as pursuing the goal of being the best SSB4 player. He still attends various Brawl tournaments, but far less often than he used to.
  • Mew2King is diagnosed with Asperger syndrome[5], an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Many people with Asperger's syndrome struggle with empathy and being able to put themselves in other's shoes, thus they may occasionally come across as insensitive, despite not intending to.
  • Mew2King, Hungrybox, and Armada share the distinction of having won more than $200,000 in a select Smash title, being Melee.
    • Mew2King also holds the record for most total money won in Brawl tournaments.
  • Mew2King is the only "God" of Melee to not hold a positive record over another god.
    • Mew2King is also the only god not to have won a tournament with all the other gods present.
  • He was featured in the Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer's Edition along with ZeRo for being the player with the Most eSports tournament results (at 339).
  • People who triple-main Fox, Sheik and Marth in Melee are sometimes said to "main Mew2King". Smashers who are examples of this are DruggedFox, Ice, AbsentPage, Rudolph, KDJ, Tink, Azen, and Ek.
  • Mew2King shares his birthday with WaDi.
  • Mew2King can recite the first 82 digits of pi, and does so in ZeRo's EVO 2019 video.
    • He repeated a similar feat in Hungrybox's famous "Hot Juans" parody series.
  • Mew2King's top 3 favorite anime are Dragon Ball Z, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, and Hunter × Hunter.[6]

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