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Character info
Smash 4 main Corrin
Other Smash 4 characters Ike, Bayonetta
Ultimate main Ike
Team info
Former sponsor(s) Pulse Gaming, team ZENMA, Renegades
Crew(s) DMG Alliance
Rankings and results info
Most recent ranking Super Smash Bros. 4 Panda Global Rankings 100: 86th
Winnings Super Smash Bros. 4 ~$2,311.50
Personal and other info
Real name Dacota James
Birth date (age 26)
Location Michigan United States

Ryuga is a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ike player from Michigan, considered one of the best Ike players in the world in the early metagame. Ryuga was formerly ranked 33rd on the Spring 2019 PGRU and has defeated MVD, Salem, Goblin, Captain L, Kishiru, and Laid.

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Ryuga was a Corrin main. considered one of the best Corrin players in the world (along with Cosmos, Zackray, and MkLeo). Before he dropped the character, he was widely regarded as one of the best Ike players in the world. Ryuga has wins over top players such as Cosmos, CaptainZack, Fatality, Larry Lurr, Zinoto, Ally, Ned, and Darkshad. On SmashBoards, he goes by Planet God Venus. Ryuga is currently ranked 6th on the Midwest Smash 4 Power Rankings and 86th on the Panda Global Rankings 100, and was formerly ranked 3rd on the Michigan Power Rankings.

His static partner in doubles is Salem, who are considered to be one of the best doubles teams in the world. The two have achieved strong results together, such as 3rd at UGC Smash Open, and 2nd at both Frostbite 2017 and DreamHack Atlanta 2017. They have taken sets off of teams such as ZeRo and Nairo, VoiD and NAKAT, and Abadango and kameme.

Ryuga joined team ZENMA on August 15th, 2019, along with many other smashers. Approximately two weeks later, on August 29th, 2019, Ryuga, along with many of the other smashers signed by team ZENMA, announced that he was leaving the organization due to controversies with its CEO, false[1]. He was picked up by Renegades on September 25th 2019[2].


Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Panda Global Rankings[edit]

Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
PGR v4 June 24th-December 3rd, 2017 45th CorrinHeadSSB4-U.pngIkeHeadSSB4-U.png X-Factor: -13
PGR 100 January 30th, 2015-November 18th, 2018 86th CorrinHeadSSB4-U.pngIkeHeadSSB4-U.png


Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
OrionRank 2016 March 15th-December 18th, 2016 56th CorrinHeadSSB4-U.pngIkeHeadSSB4-U.png
OrionRank 2017 December 24th, 2016-December 24th, 2017 64th CorrinHeadSSB4-U.pngBowserHeadSSB4-U.png

Michigan Power Rankings[edit]

Ranking Rank Character(s) Notes
May 1st, 2015 7th IkeHeadSSB4-U.png
August 1st, 2015 6th IkeHeadSSB4-U.png
November 4th, 2015 3rd IkeHeadSSB4-U.png
June 30th, 2016 5th CorrinHeadSSB4-U.png
September 30th, 2016 4th CorrinHeadSSB4-U.png
January 3rd, 2017 4th CorrinHeadSSB4-U.png
April 4th, 2017 3rd CorrinHeadSSB4-U.png
July 10th, 2017 3rd CorrinHeadSSB4-U.png

Midwest Smash 4 Power Rankings[edit]

Ranking Rank Character(s) Notes
January-December 2016 6th CorrinHeadSSB4-U.png

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Panda Global Rankings Ultimate[edit]

Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
Spring 2019 PGRU February 1st-July 7th, 2019 33rd IkeHeadSSBU.png X-Factor: -17

OrionRank Ultimate[edit]

Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
OrionRank Ultimate January 5th-June 30th, 2019 49th IkeHeadSSBU.png
OrionRank 2019 January 5th-December 15th, 2019 98th IkeHeadSSBU.pngHeroHeadSSBU.png X-Factor: -14

OrionRank North America[edit]

Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
OrionRank North America Top 200 January 2019-March 2020 84th IkeHeadSSBU.png

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
King's Clash #2 July 25th, 2015 3rd
The Big House 5 October 2nd-4th, 2015 17th 3rd Rayquaza07
Youmacon 2015 November 1st, 2015 2nd 1st Ksev
1v1 Me Bro #3 January 10th, 2016 1st Stewy
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 65th 13th Tweek
Landlocked February 20th, 2016 2nd 2nd Zinoto
Rebirth VII May 7th, 2016 25th 4th Ned
Rebirth VIII August 6th, 2016 3rd 1st Rayquaza07
Super Smash Con 2016 August 11th-14th, 2016 17th 3rd Rayquaza07
Endgame August 20th-21st, 2016 33rd 5th Tweek
Breakout 5 September 3rd, 2016 2nd 2nd Rayquaza07
Zero Fox Given September 17th, 2016 3rd 2nd Zinoto
Gamer's Gauntlet Weekly 1 October 4th, 2016 3rd
Little Big House 2 October 6th, 2016 17th
The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 49th 4th Rayquaza07
Smashfield Weeklies #61 October 20th, 2016 3rd
Rebirth IX October 22nd, 2016 5th 1st Rayquaza07
Youmacon 2016 November 5th, 2016 2nd 1st Rayquaza07
KTAR XIX November 19th, 2016 17th 7th Samsora
UGC Smash Open December 2nd-4th, 2016 13th 3rd Salem
Holiday Heist 2 December 30th, 2016 2nd Mystearica
Kingslayer 2 January 28th, 2017 2nd 1st Mystearica
Midwest Mayhem 7: Mexico Invasion February 4th, 2017 9th 1st Ally
2GGC: Midwest Mayhem Saga February 11th, 2017 17th 7th Captain Zack
Frostbite 2017 February 25th-26th, 2017 17th 2nd Salem
OUTFOXX'D AGAIN May 20th, 2017 1st 3rd Mystearica
CEO 2017 June 16th-18th, 2017 33rd
Midwest Mayhem 9: Old vs New July 1st, 2017 9th 1st Tweek
EVO 2017 July 14th-16th, 2017 49th
DreamHack Atlanta 2017 July 21st-23rd, 2017 33rd 2nd Salem
Super Smash Con 2017 August 10th-13th, 2017 25th 4th Salem
Showdown: Battle Royale 2 September 23rd-24th, 2017 13th 7th Mystearica
The Big House 7 October 6th-8th, 2017 25th 7th Salem
2GGC: Fire Emblem Saga October 14th-15th, 2017 17th 3rd Salem
Settle the Score Vol. 2 March 17th, 2018 5th 3rd Daybreak
Smashfield Weeklies #147 July 5th, 2018 3rd
Showdown: Battle Royale 3 July 14th-15th, 2018 25th

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Holiday Heist 4: Ultimate Edition December 29th, 2018 1st 1st Ksev
Glitch 6 January 20th, 2019 33rd 7th Mystearica
Frostbite 2019 February 22nd-24th, 2019 9th 13th Cosmos
Fandom Legends: Smash Ultimate April 9th, 2019 5th
Pound 2019 April 19th-21st, 2019 33rd 13th Goblin
MomoCon 2019 May 23rd-26th, 2019 17th
Smash 'N' Splash 5 May 31st-June 2nd, 2019 33rd
CEO 2019 June 29th, 2019 33rd
Super Smash Con 2019 August 8th-11th, 2019 65th
The Big House 9 October 4th-6th, 2019 193rd 5th tamim
Wolverine Tailgate October 19th, 2019 1st 3rd Ksev
Glitch 8 - Missingno January 18th-19th, 2020 17th 9th Dabuz
Frostbite 2020 February 21st-23rd, 2020 49th 9th MuteAce
King of WiFi Random CharactersOnline May 30th, 2020 65th

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