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pidgezero_one "Pidge"
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Character info
Smash 64 mains Jigglypuff, Kirby
Melee main Jigglypuff
Brawl mains King Dedede, Peach
Other Brawl characters Jigglypuff, Kirby, Ness, Wario
Smash 4 mains Jigglypuff, Villager
Project M main Jigglypuff
Team info
Sponsor(s) ATK Mode
Crew(s) FU
Former crews JMF
Personal and other info
Real name Stef Kischak
Birth date (age 34)
Location Toronto Canada

pidgezero_one is a Canadian smasher. She is a former commentator and travels to major tournaments featuring Brawl and Smash 64, having been one of the lead TO’s for Brawl at Super Smash Con 2018 and 2019. As a competitor, her most proficient game is Smash 64. She used to be ranked 8th on the Southern Ontario Power Rankings in 2015.

pidgezero_one was also enlisted as a judge in the 64 Combo Contest at Super Smash Con 2019.

Community efforts[edit]

pidgezero_one worked on raising awareness of Wiimmfi on Smashboards in anticipation of the shutdown of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Under the direction of Diddy Kong of Kitty Corp: Meow Mix, she wrote a guide on connecting to dedicated Wii servers post-shutdown. She also worked with SOJ in writing an optimized netplay code for Brawl for use with Dolphin to improve the game launch process. Their code was later integrated into Dolphin's settings by the emulator's developers.

pidgezero_one gained notability for reviving the Smash 64 tournament community in Toronto. She has run the Flaoc tournament series since early 2014, and has been co-hosting frequent training sessions for newer players with YBOMBB at their shared home. She is also helping maintain the Brawl community by adding it to summer Flaoc tournaments and starting the What's Dream Land? series. She also is frequently hired to run tournaments at local conventions, which she uses as an opportunity to promote the tournament community to newcomers. Her resources include a tournament event calendar for directory website Ontario Smash, which she created and programmed to automatically use Facebook event data. She is working on expanding this code to work for Smash communities around the world.

pidgezero_one is a former staff member and the IRC channel owner at /r/smashbros, an occational news writer for Smashboards, and has written for Melee It On Me. She occasionally appeared as a guest on the SmashCast, Project Smash Online Roundtable, and Hypest podcasts, and was a featured guest in CLASH Tournaments' Roundtable Discussion during Twitch's Smash Community Spotlight week. She is an occasional consultant for Smash 64 and Brawl development and marketing on Smash Ladder. She worked as a researcher on Canadian children's television/YouTube show Gaming Show (In My Parents' Garage), resulting in the addition of competitive Smash content to the show, including guest appearances by Nakat.

For her efforts, she claims that she came very close to receiving an invitation to Super Smash Bros. Invitational, but was ultimately rejected for excessive low-quality posting on Smashboards and Twitter. However, she later was one of a select few smashers to receive Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U from Nintendo of Canada before official release as acknowledgement of her efforts.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Flaoc 5 September 28th, 2014 7th 2nd YBOMBB
Flaoc 6 October 25th, 2014 4th 3rd BtanH
COA VI November 1st, 2014 17th
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 13th KnitePhox
Flaoc 10 May 2nd, 2015 8th 4th UnReal
ECHO 2015 Winter January 10th, 2015 7th 4th Alasdair
Super Smash Con 2015 August 6th-9th, 2015 33rd 7th KnitePhox
Flaoc 11 June 13th, 2015 7th 4th CheekyTangerine
ECHO 2015 Summer July 11th, 2015 7th 3rd Preston
Flaoc 12 July 25th, 2015 17th 2nd YBOMBB
Flaoc 13 August 29th, 2015 2nd Preston
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 97th 9th Revan

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Shuffle VI November 8th-9th, 2014 33rd
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 722nd

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Showdown in Downtown 7 June 9th, 2012 13th 5th Inle
IMPULSE 2013 June 15th-16th, 2013 13th Zinoto
WHOBO 5 October 19th-20th, 2013 17th Ish
WHOBO 5 M+LT October 19th-20th, 2013 25th 17th Ish
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 33rd Chris Fisch
Polybash XIII March 1st-2nd, 2014 4th Leon
Dynasty Battles 7 August 9th, 2014 9th 5th Gichan
Shuffle VI November 8th-9th, 2014 9th
Flaoc 11 June 13th, 2015 9th 4th Shiny Mewtwo
Super Smash Con 2015 August 6th-9th, 2015 25th 7th MasterOfZoroark
What's Dream Land? September 26th, 2015 3rd
Revival of Brawl November 26th, 2016 17th 3rd V115

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
SmashMasters April-May 2015 7th
ECHO 2015 Summer July 11th, 2015 9th 2nd Kira

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