Smasher:Professor Pro

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Professor Pro is an English smasher from London who mains Fox in Melee, currently ranked 24th on the 2016 SSBMRank, 4th on the European Melee Power Rankings, and 1st on the United Kingdom Melee Power Rankings. He quit maining Peach in 2008 and has gone on to main Fox exclusively. Since then, he became known as one of the best Fox players in Europe, as well as one of the most technical. He had a notable set win at Paragon Los Angeles 2015 against Hungrybox, winning 2-1, and also defeated Leffen 3-2 in winners finals of Kickstart 7, although he lost the following two sets in Grand Finals. .

Professor Pro is also well known around the world for his performance with his Snake in Project M, achieving strong tournament placings and pushing the PM Snake metagame. He is considered to be the best Project M player outside the United States.

He started playing Melee when the game came out with his friend Andre, but when he found out the advanced techniques in around April 2007, his friend decided to retire from Smash, while he carried on playing it and joined in with the competitive side of the game. He has caught the eyes of VwS Gaming (previously known as Reign eSports) and they have picked him up on their team, where he hopes to expand his Smash career. He left VwS Gaming on January 3rd, 2017[1].

Tournament history[edit]

Professor Pro gained recognition as a top professional Project M player at B.E.A.S.T 4, where he took 2nd place in the Project M tournament after defeating Leffen 3-2 in losers' finals and bringing Armada to game 5 in grand finals before losing the set 2-3. He then became the first player ever to take a set off of Armada in a Project M tournament during Smash or DI winners' finals, which he won 3-1, although Armada still ended up defeating him 3-1 in two consecutive sets of grand finals to take the tournament.

Professor Pro later attended his first North American tournament at SKTAR 3, where he took 3rd place in Project M singles, defeating players such as Junebug and Strong Bad in winners' bracket, and also taking out Mew2King 3-2 in winners' semis, before losing to Emukiller 1-3 in winners' finals and then to Mew2King 0-3 in a rematch in losers' finals. He also placed 7th in Project M doubles with Strong Bad. One notable event that occurred at the tournament was a $100 money match between Professor Pro and Rolex, in which Professor Pro ended up winning 4-2, solidifying his position as the best Project M Snake player in the world at the time.

Professor Pro's second North American tournament was The Big House 4 five months later. In the top 32 bracket of Project M singles, he swept through winners', defeating Westballz 2-0, Oro?! 3-0, ZeRo 3-2, and Mew2King 3-0 to make it to grand finals against ZeRo. After losing a very close first set 2-3, he lost the second set 0-3, placing 2nd in the tournament. In Project M doubles, he teamed with Armada and made it to the top 8 bracket from winners' before losing to Junebug & Pink Fresh 0-2 and then to Oro?! & Ripple 0-2, placing 5th.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Smash Needs You August 10th-12th, 2010 17th 5th Fuzzyness
B.E.A.S.T 4 February 12th-15th, 2014 9th 7th VA
EDentines' Day March 2nd, 2014 3rd
Smash Ain't Dead 3 March 15th, 2014 4th
Smash Down South 2 March 30th, 2014 1st
Smash or DI May 3rd, 2014 2nd 3rd Alpha Dash
Smash Down South 3 April 26th, 2014 1st
Republic of Fighters 3 May 17th-18th, 2014 9th 4th VA
The Break Smash Weekly #16 May 30th, 2014 1st
SKTAR 3 May 31st-June 1st, 2014 17th 13th Alpha Dash
Smash or DI 2 July 5th, 2014 3rd
Super Sodium Showdown August 3rd, 2014 1st
Heir to the Throne August 30th, 2014 3rd 1st VA
Beauty 8 September 12th-14th, 2014 5th 1st Leffen
The Big House 4 October 4th-5th, 2014 33rd 17th Jolteon
Beauty 9 December 5th-7th, 2014 5th 4th Fuzzyness
B.E.A.S.T 5 January 9th-11th, 2015 5th 7th VA
The Flex Zone January 18th, 2015 7th
Super Nebulous 2 January 24th, 2015 4th 4th Fuzzyness
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 81st 9th Fuzzyness
Beauty 10 April 2nd-6th, 2015 3rd 2nd Leffen
HFLAN Melee Edition May 9th-10th, 2015 3rd 3rd Fuzzyness
JST7 May 23rd-24th, 2015 3rd 1st Jeapie
Heart of Melee 2 August 3rd, 2015 1st
Heir II the Throne August 14th-16th, 2015 7th 4th Tekk
Paragon Los Angeles 2015 September 5th-6th, 2015 9th
DreamHack London 2015 September 19th-20th, 2015 9th
The Big House 5 October 2nd-4th, 2015 33rd
Gaston October 16th-18th, 2015 2nd 2nd Overtriforce
Tipped Off 11 November 7th-8th, 2015 5th
We Tech Those November 14th-15th, 2015 1st
Kings of the North 4 November 21st-22nd, 2015 2nd 1st The Moon
DreamHack Winter 2015 November 26th-29th, 2015 17th 7th Tekk
Kickstart 5 January 24th, 2016 3rd 2nd Leffen
Kickstart 6 February 14th, 2016 5th 2nd Abate
B.E.A.S.T 6 February 19th-21st, 2016 5th 3rd Fuzzyness
Shots Fired 2 March 5th-6th, 2016 4th 3rd Junebug
Kickstart 7 March 13th, 2016 2nd 3rd R23
Super Nebulous 4 March 27th, 2016 5th
Rold Gold: Guaranteed Fresh 3 March 31st, 2016 2nd 2nd dizzkidboogie
Pound 2016 April 2nd-3rd, 2016 9th
Just The Tip 3 April 18th, 2016 2nd 1st Manyula
Get On My Level 2016 May 20th-26th, 2016 13th 9th Druggedfox
Kickstart 8 June 12th, 2016 1st 1st Fuzzyness
DreamHack Summer 2016 June 18th-21st, 2016 3rd
Kickstart 9 July 19th, 2016 1st 1st Fuzzyness
Summit 2016 August 6th-7th, 2016 1st 3rd Coffeeblack
Kickstart 10 August 13th, 2016 2nd 3rd X1
Heir 3 August 19th-21st, 2016 5th 2nd Ice
Shine 2016 August 26th-28th, 2016 13th 3rd Silent Wolf
The Smashing Illini Weekly 9/2 September 2nd, 2016 2nd
Show Me Your Moves 17 September 3rd, 2016 5th 2nd Druggedfox
Syndicate 2016 September 10th-11th, 2016 5th 2nd Westballz
Kickstart 11 September 17th, 2016 5th 3rd Ice
The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 49th 9th VA
Kickstart 12 October 15th-16th, 2016 2nd 2nd Charlon
Eclipse 2 October 21st-23rd, 2016 4th 4th Chillin
Olympus October 28th-30th, 2016 4th 4th Mike Haze
Kings of the North V November 19th-20th, 2016 1st 1st Prince Abu
DreamHack Winter 2016 November 25th-26th, 2016 5th
UGC Smash Open December 2nd-4th, 2016 5th 9th ChuDat
Eden December 10th, 2016 17th 1st Ice
Tuk House 12/13 December 13th, 2016 4th
Tuk House 12/15 December 15th, 2016 4th
Don't Park on the Grass December 17th-18th, 2016 17th 4th The Moon
Smash Conference LXIX January 7th, 2017 7th 2nd Mew2King
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 25th 17th Silent Wolf
Schism February 4th-5th, 2017 1st 2nd Draz
B.E.A.S.T 7 February 17th-19th, 2017 9th 5th The Moon

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
B.E.A.S.T 4 February 12th-15th, 2014 2nd
EDentines' Day March 2nd, 2014 1st
Smash Ain't Dead 3 March 15th, 2014 2nd
Smash Down South 2 March 30th, 2014 1st
Smash Down South 3 April 26th, 2014 1st
Smash or DI May 3rd, 2014 2nd
Republic of Fighters 3 May 17th-18th, 2014 1st
SKTAR 3 May 31st-June 1st, 2014 3rd 7th Strong Bad
Smash or DI 2 July 5th, 2014 2nd 1st
Super Sodium Showdown August 3rd, 2014 1st
Heir to the Throne August 30th, 2014 1st 2nd Willz
Beauty 8 September 12th-14th, 2014 2nd 1st Armada
The Big House 4 October 4th-5th, 2014 2nd 5th Armada
B.E.A.S.T 5 January 9th-11th, 2015 2nd
The Flex Zone January 18th, 2015 2nd
Beauty 10 April 2nd-6th, 2015 2nd
HFLAN Melee Edition May 9th-10th, 2015 2nd
JST7 May 23rd-24th, 2015 1st
Heir II the Throne August 14th-16th, 2015 1st
Paragon Los Angeles 2015 September 5th-6th, 2015 17th 17th Leffen
Project M in The Big House October 3rd, 2015 4th
Tipped Off 11 November 7th-8th, 2015 1st 17th KOKingpin
We Tech Those November 14th-15th, 2015 5th 1st Seagull Joe
Kings of the North 4 November 21st-22nd, 2015 2nd 1st The Moon
B.E.A.S.T 6 February 19th-21st, 2016 1st
Shots Fired 2 March 5th-6th, 2016 2nd 3rd Junebug
Nebulous Prime PM #33 March 25th, 2016 3rd
Pound 2016 April 2nd-3rd, 2016 1st
Summit 2016 August 6th-7th, 2016 2nd 3rd Ryan Ford
Heir 3 August 19th-21st, 2016 1st
Project M in The Big House 2 October 7th-8th, 2016 5th
Project CLASH 14 October 27th, 2016 5th
Olympus October 28th-30th, 2016 9th 17th Lucky
Kings of the North V November 19th-20th, 2016 9th
Cashed Out January 21st, 2017 13th
Schism February 4th-5th, 2017 1st

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