Raynex is a Super Smash Bros. Melee player from Toronto, Canada, and one of the founding members of the East Coast Canadian community. He is known as one of the country's premiere Fox players, and was a fixture in the North American competitive scene between 2007-2018.
Raynex has been involved in grassroots communities since his youth. He entered his first tournament at 16 years old, after finding an ad through the international community forum, Smashboards. For the next 2 years, he would attend local tournaments at community centers and schools in Toronto, with highschool friend Ryan Ford not far behind. After 2 years honing his skills, he set his sights on what lay beyond Canada, competing in New York, Massachusetts, Atlanta, Michigan, Pittsburg, Baltimore, and Kansas - all before turning 22. Raynex's experiences travelling abroad not only lead him to numerous tournament wins at home, but brought experience and perspective that invigorated the Toronto community. Now a top player, with world-class doubles teammate Ryan Ford and Sheik pioneer KirbyKaze as training partners, the rest of North America began to wake up to the talent coming out of the frigid North.
Raynex was the first-ever dual-sponsored fighting game player in Canada, competing in SSBM and Street Fighter simultaneously at events. He has accumulated some notable tournament wins in his career, including sets over Hungrybox, N0ne, Moky, Kage, KoreanDJ, KirbyKaze, and Colbol. In SSBM, Raynex peaked at #1 in Canada and 51st on the SSBM World Rankings (2014). Ryan Ford (aka Unknown522) and Raynex are also considered one of the best Canadian 2v2 pairings of all time, being one of the first teams from the country to place top 8 at an international major.
Raynex no longer competes professionally, but is still a fixture in the smash and fighting game communities.