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Onin "Pocket"
Character info
Ultimate main Steve
Other Ultimate characters R.O.B., Ike, Joker
Retired Ultimate character Robin
Team info
Sponsor(s) 26 Rising
Former sponsor(s) Itani Esports
Rankings and results info
Most recent ranking Super Smash Bros. Ultimate LumiRank 2023: 43rd
Best historical ranking Super Smash Bros. Ultimate UltRank 2022: 6th
Best tournament result Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 1st / 2,388 at Super Smash Con 2022
Personal and other info
Real name Angel Mireles
Birth date (age 18)
Location MichiganUnited States

Onin, also known as Pocket, is a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Steve player from Michigan. They are considered the second-best Steve player in the world after acola, as well as the best player in the Midwest region. They are currently ranked 1st on the Michigan Ultimate Power Rankings, and 43rd on the LumiRank 2023.


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Tournament history[edit]

Online beginnings[edit]

For the first few years of their career, Onin was a Wi-Fi Warrior who attended several online events per month and played a mix of several characters, most notably Joker and R.O.B., as well as Robin starting in 2021. They established themselves as a Wi-Fi Warrior during this time, placing highly at several events such as 2nd at the 256-entrants event DDee's Dreamland Brawl, where they defeated several Wi-Fi Warriors such as Br1 AV, JW, and varun; and 1st at the 294-entrants event FLAT COMBATS #3, where they took the tournament over players such as colinies and Capitancito. However, most of their tournament appearances during this time were either at online weeklies or at events that were not tiered highly on the Wi-Fi Warrior Rank, and as such they did not appear on a single Wi-Fi Warrior Rank iteration.

Picking up Steve[edit]

As offline began returning in 2021, Onin began shifting their attention to offline events. However, instead of sticking to any of their online characters, Onin began using Steve, which became their main by the end of Summer 2021. During the summer, Onin saw success at tournaments and placed top 8 at several weeklies, allowing them to debut at 14th on the Michigan Ultimate Power Rankings's Summer 2021 ranking.

Despite this success, Onin was still a relatively unknown name when they attended Riptide, their first offline supermajor, where they weren't seeded to make it out of pools at #862. Onin not only outplaced this seed by a lot -- ultimately placing 49th -- but they defeated several players who was seeded above them, including #99 seed Kazma 2-1 and #94 seed Mata-Door 2-0. Although they did not go far in the main bracket, Onin established themselves as a player capable of competing at a national level. This was reflected in Onin's next two major events in the following year, Let's Make Big Moves 2022 in January and Glitch - Infinite in February, where they placed in the top 64 at both.

The meteoric rise[edit]

Despite high placements at majors and in-region, Onin still lacked any globally-ranked wins. This began to change following Glitch - Infinite, as Onin began to win almost every event they attended. These strings of wins included the superregionals Combo Breaker 2022 and COST 2022, where Onin not only won without dropping a set, but saw them defeat several notable names including Ned, MVD, and WaDi in the former and Dark Wizzy, IcyMist, and Elegant in the latter. Their dominance at a regional level, including wins over several top 50 players, helped Onin debut at 65th on the OrionRank Mid-Year 2022.

This victory streak culminated in Onin's performances in the summer, specifically at the major Get On My Level 2022 and the supermajor Super Smash Con 2022. In the former tournament, they defeated top players Kola, Riddles, and Big D twice to win the event, making them one of the youngest players to win an Ultimate major at just 16 years old, as well as the only North American Steve player to win a major. In the latter tournament, they notoriously dominated MkLeo 3-0, which included a three-stock in the final game, and tore through the rest of the bracket, including Riddles, Glutonny, and Maister twice to win the event. These two victories established Onin as not just the best player from the Midwest region, but one of the best players from the United States as a whole. In addition, some players believed that, at the pace he was going, Onin could potentially become one of the best players in the world by the end of the year.

Unfortunately, Onin would ultimately fail to win another major for the rest of the year. Their best major wins during this time still saw them reach the top 3: they cruised through his bracket at The Big House 10 but was reverse 3-0d by Riddles before ultimately losing to Light to place 3rd. They saw another chance at winning a major event after making it to Grand Finals on Winner's side at Let's Make Moves Miami. However, they were seamlessly dispatched by fellow Steve player acola 6-0, which also notably saw Onin play other characters for three of the games. On the other hand, Onin also saw some lows, most notably at the supermajor Mainstage, where they lost to Maister and Kurama to place 9th; and at the invitational major Scuffed World Tour, where they went 2-2 after falling to Miya and Light. The lows, as well as their weak start of the season, held them back from coming close to the #1 position. However, they were ultimately still ranked top 10, ranking 6th at the half-year ranking UltRank 2022 and 10th on the OrionRank 2022.


After an explosive year, the following year saw Onin's results slowly begin to mellow out. Although they continued to dominate the Midwest region, their major results suffered a noticeable drop overall as they failed to place top 16 at most of them. This included Let's Make Big Moves 2023, where they were upset by SHADIC and enhancedpv to place 25th; and Battle of BC 5, where they lost his runback to Miya and was eliminated by Kameme at 17th. They did see a strong performance at the supermajor Crown the Third, where they defeated players such as Maister, Gackt, and Tweek but was double-eliminated by Jakal to place 4th. However, this single strong event wasn't enough to save the rest of Onin's first half of the year, and they saw a noticeable drop to 30th on the LumiRank Mid-Year 2023.

Following continued harassment and death threats due to their choice of character, which previously had led to Onin deactivating their Twitter account, Onin decided to take a step back from competition,[1] which saw them appear at less events. As it stands, Onin remains as the best player in the Midwest due to their dominance at the Midwest events they attended, which included a victory at the superregional The Big House 11. However, their resume at larger events outside their region was not as impressive, including their mediocre 33rd at the supermajor Super Smash Con 2023 losing to Marss and Lui$ and 13th at the superregional Santa Paws losing to omega and Jakal. Due to this, Onin's slipped to 43rd on the LumiRank 2023.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]


Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
UltRank 2022 June 18th - December 18th, 2022 6th SteveHeadSSBU.png
LumiRank Mid-Year 2023 December 19th, 2022 - July 23rd, 2023 30th SteveHeadSSBU.png
LumiRank 2023 December 19th, 2022 - December 17th, 2023 43rd SteveHeadSSBU.png

OrionRank Ultimate[edit]

Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
OrionRank Mid-Year 2022 December 22nd, 2021 - June 26th, 2022 65th SteveHeadSSBU.png
OrionRank 2022 December 22nd, 2021 - December 18th, 2022 10th SteveHeadSSBU.png

OrionRank North America[edit]

Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
OrionRank 2022 North America December 22nd, 2021 - December 18th, 2022 5th SteveHeadSSBU.png

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
The Online Olympus IIOnline Januray 30th-31st, 2021 257th / 643 7th / 95 Midnight
Frame Perfect Series 5: ONLINEOnline April 18th, 2021 65th / 391
Collision Online 2021Online April 24th, 2021 25th / 549
Back To Smash September 4th, 2021 13th / 147
Riptide September 10th-12th, 2021 49th / 1,024
Spartan Weeklies 69: The Monthly September 18th, 2021 4th / 128 2nd / 32 Eden
MIRAGE October 2nd, 2021 3rd / 183 2nd / 35 Eden
Get Clipped 17 A Holiday SpecialOnline December 26th, 2021 17th / 330
Let's Make Big Moves 2022 January 7th-9th, 2022 25th / 687
Glitch - Infinite February 18th-20th, 2022 33rd / 616
MIRAGE II May 7th, 2022 2nd / 122 1st / 27 Blueboo
Bamboo Battles: Smash Ultimate 67Online May 9th, 2022 7th / 553
Wolvarena 4 May 21st, 2022 5th / 103 2nd / 27 BooBear
Combo Breaker 2022 May 27th-29th, 2022 1st / 392
EMUSC Summer of Love June 11th, 2022 2nd / 140 3rd / 24 Kople
COST 2022 June 18th-19th, 2022 1st / 304 2nd / 55 BooBear
Warp Zone June 25th, 2022 2nd / 328
Get On My Level 2022 July 1st-3rd, 2022 1st / 753 2nd / 126 Demon
STAMPEDE II July 23rd, 2022 1st / 132
Black Diamond August 6th, 2022 2nd / 89 1st / 14 BooBear
Super Smash Con 2022 August 11th-14th, 2022 1st / 2,388 13th / 488 Demon
Rise 'N Grind August 19th-21st, 2022 7th / 466
Bahamut September 3rd, 2022 1st / 133 1st / 17 BooBear
The Arcadian Online Qualifier 2 East CoastOnline September 4th, 2022 3rd / 631
The Big House 10 October 7th-9th, 2022 3rd / 636 4th / 111 BooBear
Ludwig Smash Invitational October 21st-23rd, 2022 5th / 32
Let's Make Moves Miami October 28th-30th, 2022 2nd / 467 1st / 75 acola
Mainstage 2022 December 2nd-4th, 2022 9th / 512
Scuffed World Tour December 18th, 2022 7th / 13
Let's Make Big Moves 2023 January 6th-8th, 2023 25th / 774 3rd / 132 Riddles
Sweet Spot 7 March 4th-5th, 2023 1st / 223 1st / 59 BooBear
SOS 8 March 18th, 2023 1st / 158 1st / 30 AnthonyIsntCool
Phoenix Down March 25th, 2023 1st / 213 1st / 37 Lunges
Spartan Circus April 22nd, 2023 1st / 124 2nd / 21 Wilf
26 Rising's Show Stopper Invitational May 13th, 2023 1st / 32
Battle of BC 5 May 19th-21st, 2023 17th / 652 5th / 124 Luugi
Crown the Third June 3rd-4th, 2023 4th / 418 7th / 99 ApolloKage
Super Smash Con 2023 August 10th-13th, 2023 33rd / 2,607 2nd / 567 lolyoshi
Back to Smash 2023 August 26th, 2023 1st / 214
ECLIPSE September 16th-17th, 2023 1st / 154 2nd / 35 Eki
The Big House 11 October 20th-22nd, 2023 1st / 507 1st / 80 Soar
Octobair 2023 October 28th, 2023 2nd / 143 1st / 30 Ludo
Lucid 2023 November 4th, 2023 2nd / 173
Port Priority 8 November 11th-12th, 2023 9th / 710
Santa Paws December 8th-10th, 2023 13th / 181
GENESIS X February 16th-18th, 2024 17th / 1,506 1st / 302 Ouch!?
Afterburner 2024 March 9th, 2024 5th / 249
Collision 2024 March 15th-17th, 2024 3rd / 714 3rd / 108 Atomic
Diamond Dust April 6th-7th, 2024 2nd / 284 2nd / 48 Riddles
Get On My Level X May 17th-19th, 2024 4th / 688 1st / 122 Soar


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