Smasher:NinjaLink

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NinjaLink
SSB4 mains Greninja, Bayonetta, Mega Man
Other SSB4
characters
Palutena, Bowser Jr., Link, Cloud
Brawl mains Diddy Kong, R.O.B., Pikachu
Other Brawl
character
Ice Climbers
Project M main Link
Other Project M
characters
Diddy Kong, Lucas, Roy, Marth
Crew(s) Deadly Alliance
Skill Super Smash Bros. Brawl Top professional (retired)
Super Smash Bros. 4 Top professional (retired)
PM Icon.png Top professional (retired)
Additional info
Real name Randall Simon
Location Brooklyn, New York United States

NinjaLink is a smasher from Brooklyn, New York. He is mostly known in Brawl for being considered one of the best Diddy Kong, R.O.B., and Pikachu players in the 2008-2010 era, and was the first player to ever defeat Mew2King's Meta Knight in a tournament, defeating him in winners bracket at XII.E.S.T.I.C.L.E.. using Diddy Kong. However, despite being known for using Diddy Kong, NinjaLink has expressed that he does not strictly main a single character in the game, having a wide variety of characters at his disposal that he has used in tournament at a high level.

As of present days, he is mostly known for using Greninja in Smash 4, and is widely known by other Greninja players for being a pioneer in the character's playstyle fundamentals, as well as being a "sensei", with top Greninja players such as Elexiao, iStudying and Venia going through him and becoming well known in the Smash 4 community under his knowledge. NinjaLink was also among the Greninja players to be voted in for going to 2GGC: Greninja Saga, and was featured as one of the judges in the event's combo contest. Like in Brawl, he has a wide variety of characters to his disposal that he uses at a high level, namely Mega Man and Bayonetta, the former of which he used to great success at Apex 2015, placing 13th at the tournament. NinjaLink was formerly ranked 13th on the Tristate Smash 4 Power Rankings.

In Project M, NinjaLink mains Link but, like in the other two games, he also uses a variety of other characters at a high level such as Diddy Kong. He has taken sets off of players such as ZeRo and Emukiller in tournament.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
MLG New York Playoffs 2006 October 13th-14th, 2006 97th

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Critical Hit 3 July 5th, 2008 25th 7th Shadow
XII.E.S.T.I.C.L.E. August 9th, 2008 3rd
Clash of the Titans IV February 7th-8th, 2009 5th 13th Malcolm
Road To Viridian City 2 March 7th, 2009 5th
Apex 2009 May 9th-10th, 2009 9th 7th Boss
S.N.E.S. August 21st-23rd, 2009 13th 7th Wes
Pound 4 January 16th-18th, 2010 9th 5th Malcolm
KTAR 2 March 20th, 2010 9th
Player's Bowl 2010 May 15th, 2010 4th 3rd Ally
MLG Columbus 2010 June 4th-6th, 2010 25th 33rd Malcolm
Apex 2010 August 6th-8th, 2010 17th 13th Malcolm
MLG Raleigh 2010 August 27th-29th, 2010 12th 17th E-Tigre
MLG DC 2010 October 15th-17th, 2010 25th 17th Captain Fire
KTAR 4 January 5th, 2011 17th
Uprise of Long Island #5 June 18th, 2011 3rd Will
Concentrate II October 30th, 2011 13th 9th Pane
IMPULSE June 30th-July 1st, 2012 13th

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 13th
Kawaii Kon 2015 March 27th-29th, 2015 3rd ? ?
Nebulous Prime 1 August 14th-16th, 2015 13th
Nebulous Prime Sm4sh #26 February 7th, 2016 2nd 9th Snakeee
Nebulous Prime Sm4sh #27 February 14th, 2016 1st 1st Freelancer Leo
Kawaii Kon 2016 April 8th-10th, 2016 9th 1st 6WX
Smash Attack 11 August 28th, 2016 2nd Venia
YEG Open 2016 September 23rd-24th, 2016 7th 5th Dezmu
Canada Cup 2016 October 28th-30th, 2016 17th 13th Dezmu
XenoSaga IV November 26th, 2016 9th Venia
2GGC: Greninja Saga May 20th, 2017 65th 17th Venia

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
KTAR 9 March 22nd, 2014 9th 4th DJ Nintendo
Smash Brothers University 2.5 April 12th-13th, 2014 7th
SKTAR 3 May 31st-June 1st, 2014 9th Wes
Zenith 2014 August 2nd-3rd, 2014 5th 5th DJ Nintendo

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