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PPMD "Dr. PeePee"
Brawl main Marth
Other Brawl
Melee mains Falco, Marth
Other Melee
Fox, Mario, Captain Falcon
Project M main Marth
Other Project M
Sponsor(s) Evil Geniuses
Former sponsor(s) VGBootCamp
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Top professional (On hiatus)
PM Icon.png Top professional (retired)
Winnings Super Smash Bros. Melee ~$36,991.00
Additional info
Real name Kevin Nanney
Birth date (age 27)
Location Raleigh, North Carolina United States

PPMD, formerly known as Dr. PeePee, is a top professional and currently inactive Melee player who mains Marth and Falco. He changed his tag in mid-2014, when he became sponsored by eSports organization Evil Geniuses. In March 2016, after Battle of the Five Gods, PPMD temporarily retired from competitive play due to health issues and he hasn't entered a singles tournament since then.

Before his hiatus, he was considered to be one of the top six players in the world, along with Armada, Mango, Hungrybox, Leffen, and Mew2King, and was one of the Five Gods of Melee. He notably won Apex 2015, one of the largest Melee tournaments at the time, using mostly Marth.

PPMD was formerly ranked 6th on the 2015 SSBMRank and at the 0 position on the North Carolina Melee Power Rankings.

PPMD was also a talented Brawl player, mainly playing Marth. He was formerly ranked 7th on the North Carolina Brawl Rankings.

Tournament history[edit]

PPMD started playing competitively in 2007 as a Mario main before his transition to Falco and Marth. He became famous in the Smash scene for his performance at Revival of Melee 2 in 2009, where his Falco placed higher than Mango's. He won his first national at Revival of Melee 3, and later won Pound V as well, winning two sets against Armada in grand finals. Early in his career he frequently teamed with Everlasting Yayhuzz and LOZR in the teams known as "Catfish". At Apex 2012, he defeated several notable smashers such as Silent Wolf, SFAT, and Wobbles, before losing to Armada and then being eliminated by Javi 0-2 in losers' quarters, placing 5th overall. He also placed 1st at Zenith 2012, winning two sets against Mew2King in grand finals, 2nd at the European tournament Smashers' Reunion: Melee Grande, taking a set off of Armada in grand finals before losing an extremely close second set 3-4, and 1st at Kings of Cali, defeating Mango in two sets of grand finals.

Around this time, due to growing troubles against Mew2King on Final Destination, PPMD began developing his Marth. While at Zenith 2012 Mew2King managed to defeat him in Marth dittos, PPMD 3-0ed Mew2King in a Marth ditto set several months later, and has since maintained a largely positive record against him in that matchup.

At Apex 2013, PPMD placed 2nd, losing to Armada 0-3 in winners' finals and then winning the first set of grand finals against him 3-2, but once again losing the second set, 1-3. Starting with Tipped Off 9 in late 2013, PPMD had a dominant period where he managed to win every tournament he entered for half a year; he won Apex 2014 without dropping a set, defeating aMSa 2-0 to make into the top 8, then defeating Mango 3-1 in winners' semis, and Mew2King 3-0 and 3-1 in winners' finals and grand finals, respectively (including two 4-stocks against Mew2King, with one being a Marth ditto on Final Destination during the second game of winners' finals).

PPMD was picked up by professional eSports organization Evil Geniuses on May 9th, 2014, and is currently sponsored by them. Around the time of his sponsorship he changed his tag from Dr. PeePee to PPMD.

PPMD later won SKTAR 3, defeating Armada 2-1 in winners' semis, Mango 3-1 in winners' finals, and Mew2King 3-1 once again in grand finals (with another 4-stock in the final game). Because of winning SKTAR 3, PPMD successfully qualified for the championship bracket at MLG Anaheim 2014.

At MLG Anaheim 2014, PPMD only lost one set in his pool, to Leffen 2-3. He was seeded in winners' semis in the championship bracket, where he lost to Mango 2-3. He then eliminated Leffen 3-1 in losers' quarters, but was eliminated by Mew2King 2-3 in losers' semis, placing 4th overall. Three weeks later, at EVO 2014, PPMD made it to the finals of the winners' quarters pool against Hungrybox, but lost 1-2. He defeated PewPewU 2-0 in losers' bracket to make it into the top 8, where he eliminated Fly Amanita 2-1 and Mew2King 2-0 before being eliminated by Armada 0-2, placing 4th overall.

PPMD was also invited to participate in the E3 2014-held Super Smash Bros. Invitational tournament to play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. He used Fox in the tournament, and won the Fan-Favorite Tournament after being eliminated in the quarterfinals.

Despite being one of the best Melee players of all time, PPMD is known for rarely going to tournaments (outside of small NC locals) - in 2014, he only traveled to the largest tournaments, such as Apex 2014, MLG Anaheim 2014, and EVO 2014. PPMD has revealed that this is mainly due to personal issues, specifically depression. [3] Despite his inactivity, he still managed to claim 1st place at Apex 2015, defeating Armada 3-2 in winners' semis, and Leffen 3-2 in winners' finals. In grand finals, he lost the first set to Armada 2-3, but defeated him in the second set 3-0 to win the tournament. He did not attend a single event afterward until EVO 2015, although he had planned on attending I'm Not Yelling! and some other tournaments. At EVO he finished 3rd after being eliminated by Hungrybox. At Get Smashed at the Foundry #69 PPMD won, playing mostly Mario, Fox, and Falcon.

PPMD did not attend EVO 2016 due to health issues involving physical fatigue and low testosterone. PPMD stated he probably wouldn't have had the energy to compete even if he did recover before the tournament. [1]

On July 1 2017, PPMD entered Bad Moon Rising 2, where he only played doubles with LoZR. This was the first tournament he entered since Battle of the Five Gods.

Playing style[edit]

Although PPMD's technique is very refined, he is not known for his technical prowess as much as other top players such as Westballz and PewPewU. Rather, he is renowned for his strong mental game and extremely threatening and precise dash dance spacing, both of which are part of his mildly aggressive play-style that is very conservative and methodical compared to other top players. As part of this playstyle, PPMD almost never consciously makes a sub-par decision in a match in an attempt to gain advantage or "disrespect" his opponent, even when greatly ahead in a game. This leads to PPMD having what is arguably the best neutral game play in the world, and even top players, such as Armada, have commented on how difficult it is to get an opening against him.

As Falco, PPMD focuses on intelligent laser spacing and maintaining stage control with carefully spaced attacks, while punishing opponents who make mistakes with consistent shine combos and exceptional reads on the foe's movement. As Marth, PPMD utilizes his impeccable dash dance spacing, precisely spaced down tilts, and timely rising forward aerials to completely wall his opponents out, making it far more difficult to hit him compared to the vast majority of other Marth mains. This playstyle has seen him great success against floaty characters that most Falco and Marth mains have recently struggled with. He is considered the best Falco and Marth in the world against Peach, and the best Marth player in the Marth ditto and against Sheik, a character historically considered one of Marth's most difficult matchups in Melee. His prowess against floaty characters with Marth has seen him taken a best-of-5 set against Hungrybox in Project M, using exclusively Marth.

While PPMD is one of the best in the world at the neutral game, he does not have as strong of a punish or edgeguarding game compared to other top players such as Mango and Mew2King. This is especially prevalent in the Marth v.s. Fox matchup, where PPMD often does not convert openings or grabs to lethal edgeguarding situations like Mew2King will. He was additionally susceptible to psychological pressure despite being a very psychological player himself, especially after he became known as one of the best in the world. PPMD was very hard on himself after a loss or making a mistake, and would grow anxious during tournaments where he was the favorite to win against other top players, which adversely affected his tournament results. However, after having issues with depression, PPMD has changed his mindset to what he describes as "acceptance," where he would respect any outcome of a tournament, even if he does not win or place as well as projected. This has overall stabilized his tournament placings and he is no longer as susceptible to sporadic tournament placements while actively participating in tournaments.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Tipped Off 4 January 17th-18th, 2009 4th 1st LoZR
HERB1 March 21st-22nd, 2009 5th 2nd LoZR
HERB2 July 25th-26th, 2009 4th 2nd LoZR
Tipped Off 5 September 5th-6th, 2009 3rd 3rd LoZR
Revival of Melee 2 November 21st-22nd, 2009 2nd 13th tag$
Pound 4 January 16th-18th, 2010 9th 3rd LoZR
HERB3 March 27th-28th, 2010 1st 1st LoZR
CEO 2010 June 5th-6th, 2010 3rd 2nd everlasting yayuhzz
Apex 2010 August 6th-8th, 2010 4th 5th everlasting yayuhzz
Tipped Off 6 October 16th-17th, 2010 2nd 9th everlasting yayuhzz
Revival of Melee 3 November 20th-21st, 2010 1st 3rd everlasting yayuhzz
Winter Game Fest VI January 22nd-24th, 2011 1st 1st Mew2King
Pound V February 19th-21st, 2011 1st 4th LoZR
GENESIS 2 July 15th-17th, 2011 7th 2nd Mew2King
Revival of Melee 4 November 19th-20th, 2011 2nd 5th everlasting yayuhzz
Tipped Off 7 December 3rd-4th, 2011 1st 1st Hungrybox
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 5th 3rd LoZR
Northwest Manifest March 24th-26th, 2012 1st 1st Cyrain
Civil War 4 April 28th-29th, 2012 1st 1st Cactuar
Zenith 2012 May 26th-27th, 2012 1st 2nd everlasting yayuhzz
IMPULSE June 30th-July 1st, 2012 2nd 1st Mango
Smashers' Reunion: Melee Grande July 13th-15th, 2012 2nd 2nd Leffen
Kings of Cali November 10th, 2012 1st 3rd Ken
Apex 2013 January 11th-13th, 2013 2nd 7th LoZR
Smash @ Xanadu Monthly - 2/23 February 23rd, 2013 1st 2nd Mahone
Rock'em Sock'em - March 2013 March 16th, 2013 1st 1st Twitch
Zenith 2013 June 1st-2nd, 2013 4th 3rd Unknown522
EVO 2013 July 12th-14th, 2013 5th
Carolina Clash #2 August 31st, 2013 1st 1st Lord Karn
The Fall Classic 2013 September 14th-15th, 2013 3rd 1st Hungrybox
The Big House 3 October 12th-13th, 2013 3rd 3rd Hax
Geeksboro 3 November 2nd, 2013 1st 1st ESAM
Tipped Off 9 December 14th-15th, 2013 1st 2nd DruggedFox
Geeksboro 4 January 5th, 2014 1st 1st BlackChris
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 1st 9th Leffen
NCSU 2014 February 1st, 2014 1st 1st Lord Karn
Heroes of Smash February 15th, 2014 1st 1st Sky
Midstate Massacre 3 March 29th, 2014 1st 1st Sky
Civil War VI April 12th-13th, 2014 1st
UNC Gamefest 2014 April 19th, 2014 1st
Geeksboro Smash Weekend 2 April 26th, 2014 1st 1st Fiz
SKTAR 3 May 31st-June 1st, 2014 1st 2nd Mango
MLG Anaheim 2014 June 20th-22nd, 2014 4th
EVO 2014 July 11th-13th, 2014 4th
Geeksboro 8/24 August 24th, 2014 1st 1st Lord Karn
UNC Fall Gamefest 2014 September 13th, 2014 1st 1st Mahone
Midstate Massacre 4 September 28th, 2014 1st
Stuff N' Such Weekly October 19th, 2014 1st 1st Fiz
Stuff N' Such Weekly November 2nd, 2014 1st 1st Fiz
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 1st
Stuff N' Such Smash Weekly March 8th, 2015 1st Dark Hart
Bad Moon Rising March 14th-15th, 2015 5th LoZR
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 3rd
Canada Cup 2015 October 30th-31st, 2015 1st
Get Smashed at the Foundry 69 November 3rd, 2015 1st
Smash Summit November 5th-8th, 2015 5th 5th Plup
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 6th
Battle of the Five Gods March 17th-19th, 2016 10th
Bad Moon Rising 2 July 1st, 2017 4th LoZR

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Smash @ Xanadu Monthly - 2/23 February 23rd, 2013 1st 1st ESAM
Tipped Off 9 December 14th-15th, 2013 1st
Geeksboro 4 January 5th, 2014 1st
NCSU 2014 February 1st, 2014 1st
Heroes of Smash February 15th, 2014 1st 1st Smith
Midstate Massacre 3 March 29th, 2014 1st
UNC Gamefest 2014 April 19th, 2014 1st
UNC Fall Gamefest 2014 September 13th, 2014 1st
Midstate Massacre 4 September 28th, 2014 1st

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Raleigh Brawl Tournament June 14, 2008 1st
XLord Karnbro and Bilb Illbill's Adventures in Wonderbroland October 18th 2008 1st
License to Bill February 21st, 2009 1st
HERB1 March 21st-22nd, 2009 7th 9th Karn
Strongerton 2009 July 11th 2009 1st 1st Stingers
HERB2 July 25th-26th, 2009 9th 3rd Stingers
Dockside 2 April 13th, 2013 4th


  • PPMD's signature chant is "Stack it up!" This phrase arose from a form of local dialect that slowly evolved into a phrase associated with PPMD.[2]
  • PPMD is Twitch's older brother.
  • PPMD's gamertag is often used together with the "Kreygasm" Twitch emote in Melee streams; this originated with Mango posting "PPMD Kreygasm" whenever he was seen in the chatroom due to his uncommon tournament appearances, starting in the later half of 2014 and eventually carrying over to the first half of 2015. PPMD only attended Apex and EVO in the span of seven months. PPMD's presence tends to elicit this meme, whether playing on stream, interacting with the chat (during which he will often analyze the matches at hand), or streaming on his own channel.
    • One of PPMD's Twitch subscription emotes is of his own face emulating the "Kreygasm" emote.
    • After PPMD's first post-EVO 2015 stream, he organized a Twitch raid on the Games Done Quick channel during their 2015 Summer event, which resulted in a massive "PPMD Kreygasm" spam in its chat that lasted for over thirty minutes until the channel's moderators censored the word "PPMD". Games Done Quick's staff made a remark about that particular event on their Twitter account. [3] They eventually turned off the censor, and PPMD's name would still occasionally pop up in the chat, since PPMD hosted the stream on his channel from the time of the raid until the event ended.
  • In an interview, PPMD explains that his lack of energy caused by his depression is his main reason for continuing to develop his Marth for tournaments in recent years. He feels that Marth better suits his playstyle when he has "low energy," while Falco matches his style when he has "high energy," mostly due to the different technical precision required to play those characters.
  • PPMD is well known for keeping his composure during matches, although he is a much more outgoing person than his Smash sets let on, as seen when he gets excited for Twitch's victories during Bad Moon Rising.
  • PPMD is the only God not to reach the 100,000 dollar bar, winning at least 70,000 dollars less than the other Gods.

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