Smasher:PC Chris

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Not to be confused with PkChris.
PC Chris
PC Chris 2013.jpg
Brawl main Snake
Melee mains Fox, Falco
Other Melee
Former crews The Blade Breakers, Deadly Alliance, The Turks
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Top level (retired)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl High level (retired)
Winnings Super Smash Bros. Melee ~$30,811.65
Additional info
Real name Christopher Szygiel
Birth date (age 36)
Location Port Chester, New York United States

PC Chris is a smasher from New York. He was considered to be among the best Fox and Falco players in the world during the 2006-2009 era. He was ranked fourth on the Smash Panel Power Rankings when it was active and 3rd on the North Atlantic Regional Power Rankings. The "PC" part of his name comes from his hometown, Port Chester. He made an appearance in an episode of the MTV documentary series, "True Life: I'm A Professional Gamer".

Tournament history[edit]

Golden Age of Melee[edit]

PC Chris started his MLG career by winning MLG New York Opener 2006, the first tournament in the MLG 2006 Pro Circuit, defeating Ken twice. However, at MLG Dallas 2006, he lost to Ken in winners' finals and then to ChuDat in losers' finals, placing 3rd. At MLG Anaheim 2006, he lost to ChuDat again in winners' semis, then defeated KoreanDJ, Isai, and ChuDat in losers' bracket, and won the first set of grand finals against Ken, but still lost the second set, placing 2nd. He lost to ChuDat and Azen at MLG Chicago 2006, placing 5th. PC Chris also won MELEE-FC6, defeating Mew2King in two consecutive sets during grand finals.

MLG Orlando 2006 proved to be his worst tournament in the season, as he lost to Azen and then to HugS early in losers' bracket, finishing at a disappointing 13th place. Despite this, his placement of 2nd at MLG New York Playoffs 2006, where he defeated ChuDat twice but lost to Azen twice, allowed him to successfully qualify for the MLG 2006 championship. PC Chris eventually went on to win MLG Las Vegas 2006 and take the MLG 2006 championship, defeating Azen, Isai, and KoreanDJ twice.

In 2007, PC Chris placed 4th at Cataclysm 3, losing to Mew2King and KoreanDJ, 3rd at MLG Long Island 2007, losing to Mew2King twice, 5th at Pound 2, losing to ChuDat and Mew2King, and 2nd at MELEE-FC Diamond, losing to Mew2King in two sets of grand finals. He did, however, win Zero Challenge 3, sweeping through losers' bracket and defeating Mew2King in two sets of grand finals after losing to Mew2King in winners' quarters.

PC Chris qualified for the EVO 2007 championship by placing 2nd at EVO East 2007 and 2nd at EVO West 2007. He eventually placed 4th at EVO World 2007. PC Chris's final three top performances were 5th at Viva La Smashtaclysm, losing to Azen and Mew2King, 3rd at Pound 3, losing to Mew2King and Mango, and 4th at Revival of Melee, losing to Mango and DaShizWiz.


PC Chris spent years in a semi-retired state; while he still participated in several national tournaments and usually made it into the bracket, his results were not nearly as notable as they once were. PC Chris returned to the Melee scene in May 2014 at the event Justice 3, with this being confirmed towards the end of said event's trailer. He placed 17th in Melee singles at the event. However, he has not made any notable appearances at tournaments since.

On January 9th 2015, PC Chris posted a tweet reading "This amazing year of Smash has opened my eyes. Needless to say, this old dog is eager to learn some new tricks. I've missed you, Brothers." Shortly after, he announced his interest in returning to Melee in hopes to compete consistently at high level play once again. He also appeared on Chillin's Twitch stream series Nostalgia Nights detailing his return to Smash and his history in Smash over the past decade. PC Chris shortly after attended the tourney Neo Nebulous Beta 2, where he played 13th, though he wouldn't make an impact until Super Nebulous 2 on January 24th, 2015, where he made it into pro bracket in 2nd seed of his pool. He lost to Ice first round, but was able to take Game 1, much to the shock of many. He then defeated Eikelmann in loser's before being defeated by Lord HDL 2-0 to get 17th.

PC Chris attended Apex 2015, where he nearly made bracket, placing 49th of 1,037 competitors. In it, he placed 2nd in his 1st round pool, losing only to Fuzzyness, a top level European smasher. In 2nd round pools, he defeated Velocity and ROFL, and had a close set with Kalamazhu, zero to death-ing him in the opening of Game 1 and bringing the set to last stock on Game 3. He was eventually defeated, but received a huge cheer from the crowd on his exit. He later fought Ken in the Salty Suite, where he lost the first game as Fox, but switched to Falco starting with game 2. The match went to Game 5 last stock, but PC Chris won it out 3-2 with a JV2 last game. He then proceeded to surf the crowd as celebration.

After Apex 2015, PC Chris made a few more appearances at tournaments, placing 13th at MVG Sandstorm. Around this time, he expressed interest in streaming on Twitch. He received significant support from the community, particularly from Chillin, who led a donation drive that aimed to raise around $1,000 so that PC Chris could obtain a better setup for streaming. However, due to unknown circumstances, PC Chris streamed only on a limited number of occasions and fell out of the community once again.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
MLG DC 2005 January 29th-30th, 2005 17th 5th Husband
Gettin' Schooled 2 June 25th-26th, 2005 5th 6th Eve
MELEE-FC3 July 10th-12th, 2005 13th 4th Chillin
MLG Philadelphia 2005 July 28th-31st, 2005 2nd 3rd NEO
MLG Los Angeles 2005 October 14th-16th, 2005 7th
BOMB 4 November 12th, 2005 7th 5th Unknown
MLG Chicago 2005 December 16th-18th, 2005 3rd
MLG New York 2005 February 25th-26th, 2006 3rd
Cataclysm 2 March 4th, 2006 1st 2nd Wes
MLG New York Opener 2006 April 21st-23rd, 2006 1st 2nd Wes
MLG Dallas 2006 May 19th-20th, 2006 3rd 13th Sockninja
MLG Anaheim 2006 June 23rd-24th, 2006 2nd 9th Kaiser GL
MELEE-FC6 July 13th-15th, 2006 1st 13th Milktea
MLG Chicago 2006 July 21st-22nd, 2006 5th 5th The King
Zero Challenge 2 August 15th-17th, 2006 9th
MLG Orlando 2006 August 26th-27th, 2006 13th 7th KillaOR
MLG New York Playoffs 2006 October 13th-14th, 2006 2nd 5th Wes
MLG Las Vegas 2006 November 18th-19th, 2006 1st 7th Wes
I.V.E.S.T.I.C.L.E. January 6th, 2007 2nd 5th OneAndOnly KIP
Tristate Gaming Tournament 2/18 February 18th, 2007 1st
Zenith February 2007 February 24th, 2007 1st 5th Wes
Cataclysm 3 March 3rd-4th, 2007 4th 7th Milktea
Smashing for CHARITY April 14th, 2007 1st
V.E.S.T.I.C.L.E. April 7th, 2007 2nd 1st Cort
N.Y.S.T 2 April 28th, 2007 1st 1st Plank
MLG Long Island 2007 May 5th-6th, 2007 3rd 6th OneAndOnly KIP
EVO East May 25th-27th, 2007 2nd
Killa Fleet Biweekly 6/8 June 8th, 2007 1st 1st OneAndOnly KIP
New Smash City IV June 9th, 2007 1st
Pound 2 June 16th-17th, 2007 5th 1st Mew2King
Zenith July 2007 July 1st, 2007 1st 1st Wes
Sex Tickle July 7th, 2007 1st 1st Cort
MELEE-FC Diamond July 12th-14th, 2007 2nd 1st Cort
Zero Challenge 3 July 20th-22nd, 2007 1st 5th Milktea
EVO West July 27th-29th, 2007 2nd
EVO World 2007 August 24th-26th, 2007 4th
Super Champ Combo September 29th-30th, 2007 2nd 2nd Cort
C3 October October 20th, 2007 3rd 2nd Mew2King
Viva La Smashtaclysm November 10th-11th, 2007 5th 4th Cort
Mass Madness 6 December 8th, 2007 1st 1st Cort
Rochester--Final Smash! January 26th, 2008 2nd 2nd Plank
Pound 3 February 2nd-3rd, 2008 3rd 3rd Cort
LOBSTER 2 March 1st, 2008 1st 1st milktea
ChuDatz Final Biweekly August 3rd, 2008 3rd 3rd InfernoOmni
Smashageddon January 31st, 2009 1st 1st Cactuar
G.I.M.P.E.D. 1 February 21st, 2009 2nd 2nd Scar
Mass Madness 14 February 28th, 2009 1st 1st Cort
Revival of Melee March 7th-8th, 2009 4th 1st Mango
Pound 4 January 16th-18th, 2010 17th 49th Kiwi
Apex 2010 August 6th-8th, 2010 33rd 25th Mofo
No Johns 5/14/11 May 14th, 2011 2nd 2nd OTG
No Johns 8/6/11 August 6th, 2011 9th 4th OTG
No Johns 9/3/11 September 3rd, 2011 1st
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 49th 9th OTG
Zenith 2012 May 26th-27th, 2012 9th 4th OTG
Justice 3 May 24th, 2014 17th
Super Nebulous 2 January 24th, 2015 17th
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 49th 49th DoH
MVG Sandstorm April 18th-19th, 2015 13th

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
NYC Smash Weeklies 4-4-08 April 4, 2008 5th
Critical Hit 3 July 5th, 2008 6th 4th Cort
ChuDatz Final Biweekly August 3rd, 2008 13th 2nd InfernoOmni
G.I.M.P.E.D. 1 February 21st, 2009 25th 13th Jman
Mass Madness 14 February 28th, 2009 5th


PC Chris after winning the MLG 2006 championship.
  • PC Chris received what was, at the time, the biggest prize payout in a Melee tournament ever, when he won $10,000 for 1st place at MLG Las Vegas 2006. This record stood for nine years, until Armada earned $11,525.15 for 1st place at Smash Summit in 2015.
  • He was the subject of a parodying website, in which he was declared the greatest person in the world.
  • Coupled with exuberant commentary, the video of PC's round 3 win over Ken at the MLG New York Opener 2006 is widely considered to be one of the best Melee matches to be recorded.
  • The PC Walk was named after PC Chris.

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