Pugwest is an SSB4 Marth player from Rhode Island, and is currently considered one of the best Marth players in the United States, alongside Mr E and False. Pugwest is currently ranked 4th on the New England Smash 4 Power Rankings, 1st on the Rhode Island Smash 4 Power Rankings and 91st on the Panda Global Rankings 100. He has taken sets off of players such as ANTi, Marss, Tweek, and Mr E.
Pugwest has shown to be very good in doubles, as he used to team with his brother Marss and the pair were considered one of the best Doubles teams in the world. They dominated the New England Doubles scene, and were been dubbed: Team Yazi: the Doubles Kings of New England. He has also teamed with Light and placed 2nd at The Big House 7, that being the first tournament they had teamed at in over a year.
Sexual misconduct case
On July 2nd, 2020, a player known as Corrin published a Twitlonger about her relationship with Pugwest when she was only 16 years old and he was 25. According to Corrin, she had gotten into contact with Pugwest during a time of emotional turmoil. Their conversations, which she took screenshots of and included in the statement, eventually turned extremely sexual after Corrin shared pictures of herself. Pugwest would later respond to this statement, claiming that Corrin told him she was 18, but confirming that the conversations revealed in Corrin's statement did happen. Due to his confirmation of the events, Pugwest's sponsor, NEST Gaming, immediately dropped him from the team. On July 14th, 2020, after New England Smash tournament organizers and leaders reviewed statements from both parties, they recommended a permanent ban to him from participating in all tournaments.