Smasher:S2J

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S2J "Smoke2Jointz" "s2j" "Johnny" "Shoutouts2Jesus"
S2J
Melee main Captain Falcon
Other Melee
characters
Falco, Sheik, Ganondorf
SSB64 mains Fox, Captain Falcon
Project M mains Ganondorf, Captain Falcon
Other Project M
character
Falco
Crew(s) Tempo Storm
Former crews Melee It On Me
Skill Super Smash Bros. Semi-professional (retired)
Super Smash Bros. Melee Top professional
PM Icon.png Professional (retired)
Ranking Super Smash Bros. Melee Summer 2017 SSBMRank: 16th
Additional info
Real name Johnny Kim
Birth date (age 26)
Location Norwalk, California United States

S2J (abbreviation for Smoke2Jointz) is a Melee Captain Falcon professional who is considered to be the one of the three best Falcon players in the world (along with Wizzrobe and n0ne) after Hax switched to maining Fox. He is currently ranked 5th on the SoCal Melee Power Rankings and 16th on the Summer 2017 SSBMRank.

Playing style[edit]

Even for a player of his caliber, S2J has an excellent neutral game, using a combination of precise wave-dashing and dash-dancing to perfectly space his attacks. He is also one of the best defensive Falcons with good smash DI and mix-ups with Falcon's otherwise poor recovery. His punish game is notorious among smashers for being able to 0-death with just one combo, which is known as a Johnny Stock. He is also a read-heavy player.

A major weakness of S2J's game is his poor edgeguarding. While it has been recently getting better, he is still known to make poor decisions and sometimes even self-destructing by just attempting to edgeguard like at Apex 2015 against PPMD and at The Big House 5 against Abate. He also admitted that his mental game could get better if not for having a mindblock against Westballz, Lucky, and SFAT, 3 players who he frequently plays against and loses to for the most part. He said that this is the main reason that he hasn't reached the top 10 spots on the SSBMRank, particularly the 6th-10th spots, which include Plup, SFAT, Westballz, Axe, and Shroomed. Due to his read-heavy playstyle, he also relies on the player's habits, meaning he does better against other players he has played before.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
UCLA Revival February 23rd, 2009 17th 33rd Ismokeherbz
Mango Juice March 21st, 2009 65th 33rd Ismokeherbz
Grev II July 25th, 2009 13th
Grev III October 7th, 2009 17th 5th Lovage
CGC @ SFSU XII October 15th, 2009 25th
Grev IV October 28th, 2009 5th 2nd Lovage
Pat's House November 14th-15th, 2009 17th 9th Julian
R3 December 19th-20th, 2009 13th 5th HomeMadeWaffles
Grev V January 6th, 2010 9th 4th Lovage
CGC @ SFSU XVI March 6th, 2010 13th 2nd Lovage
Nice Shot Hugo March 27th, 2010 17th 2nd Lovage
Grev VIII June 2nd, 2010 7th 2nd Lovage
Grev IX July 3rd, 2010 5th 2nd Lovage
Grev X July 17th, 2010 5th 3rd Lovage
Good Shit German July 24th-25th, 2010 17th 9th HomeMadeWaffles
Grev XI August 31st, 2010 2nd 1st Eddy Mexico
CGC @ SFSU XXI September 25th, 2010 13th 2nd Lovage
Don't Go Down There Jeff December 18th, 2010 7th 7th Lovage
Winter Game Fest VI January 22nd-23rd, 2011 13th 4th Lovage
Pound V February 19th-21st, 2011 17th 17th Lovage
GENESIS 2 July 15th-17th, 2011 8th 13th Isai
The Big House October 22nd, 2011 2nd 1st Lovage
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 17th 9th Lovage
Winter Game Fest VII January 14th-15th, 2012 2nd 1st Lovage
Northwest Manifest March 24th-25th, 2012 5th 3rd Eggz
Nicknyte Yearly Tournament Extravaganza April 8th, 2012 2nd 3rd Westballz
Rule 6: NorCal Regional July 29th, 2012 5th 7th Lovage
Kings of Cali November 10th, 2012 7th 4th Lovage
Apex 2013 January 11th-13th, 2013 17th 13th Lovage
Kings of Cali 2 April 13th-14th, 2013 9th 5th Alex19
NorCal Regionals 2013 April 26th-28th, 2013 5th
Vindication May 11th, 2013 4th 2nd Mango
Northwest Majors V June 8th, 2013 5th 3rd C!Z
EVO 2013 July 12th-14th, 2013 13th
Super Smash Sundays 2 August 25th, 2013 3rd
Super Smash Sundays 3 September 8th, 2013 1st 2nd Lovage
Super Smash Sundays 4 September 22nd, 2013 13th 3rd Tafokints
Super Smash Sundays 5 October 6th, 2013 7th 13th Westballz
Super Smash Sundays 6 October 20th, 2013 3rd 4th DEHF
Super Smash Sundays 7 November 3rd, 2013 2nd 2nd Westballz
Super Smash Sundays 8 November 17th, 2013 1st 4th Tafokints
Super Smash Sundays 9 December 8th, 2013 4th 2nd DEHF
Kings of Cali 3 December 14th-15th, 2013 9th 4th Lovage
Super Smash Sundays 10 December 29th, 2013 2nd 2nd Lucky
Mayhem January 2014 January 4th, 2014 7th 2nd SFAT
Super Smash Sundays 11 January 12th, 2014 2nd 2nd Westballz
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 97th 5th Shroomed
Super Smash Sundays 12 January 26th, 2014 1st 2nd Lucky
Super Smash Sundays 13 February 9th, 2014 3rd
Super Smash Loveday February 15th, 2014 5th 5th Toph
Super Smash Sundays 14 February 23rd, 2014 2nd 1st Westballz
SoCal Regionals 2014 February 28th-March 2nd, 2014 3rd
Mayhem March 2014 March 8th, 2014 5th
The Next Episode March 22nd-23rd, 2014 5th 5th Westballz
Super Smash Sundays 16 March 30th, 2014 2nd 1st MacD
Super Smash Sundays 17 April 14th, 2014 2nd 2nd Lucky
Super Smash Sundays 18 April 27th, 2014 4th 1st Lucky
Mayhem May 2014 May 3rd, 2014 4th
Super Smash Sundays 20 May 18th, 2014 1st
Pat's House 2 May 24th-25th, 2014 13th 2nd Lucky
Super Smash Sundays 21 June 1st, 2014 2nd 2nd Hyprid
SSS Lock-In June 14th-15th, 2014 7th 3rd ZeRo
MLG Anaheim 2014 June 20th-22nd, 2014 13th 3rd Shroomed
Super Smash Sundays 23 June 29th, 2014 1st
Kings of Cali 4 July 5th-6th, 2014 9th 5th Lovage
EVO 2014 July 11th-13th, 2014 13th 7th Shroomed
Mayhem August 2014 August 9th, 2014 4th
Super Smash Sundays 24 August 31st, 2014 1st 1st HugS
Mayhem September 2014 September 6th, 2014 1st
Super Smash Sundays 26 September 28th, 2014 1st
Super Smash Sundays 27 October 12th, 2014 1st
Super Smash Sundays 28 October 26th, 2014 2nd
Smash Weekend November 10th, 2014 4th 3rd Eddy Mexico
Super Smash Sundays 29 December 7th, 2014 3rd 4th Kira
Super Smash Sundays 30 December 21st, 2014 5th 1st Fiction
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 17th 9th Shroomed
MVG Sandstorm April 18th-19th, 2015 7th 5th Kira
Super Nebulous 3 April 25th-26th, 2015 2nd 1st Lucky
Press Start May 9th-10th, 2015 9th 7th Shroomed
My B May 17th, 2015 2nd 3rd DonB
Battle Arena Melbourne 7 May 22nd-24th, 2015 4th 33rd Hyes
Mayhem June 2015 June 6th, 2015 5th 2nd HugS
CEO 2015 June 26th-28th, 2015 13th 5th Mango
Mayhem July 2015 July 11th, 2015 1st 1st MacD
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 17th
Super Smash Sundays 31 - The Return August 2nd, 2015 4th
Paragon Los Angeles 2015 September 5th-6th, 2015 25th
Mayhem September 2015 September 12th, 2015 3rd
Super Smash Sundays 32 September 13th, 2015 1st
HTC Throwdown September 19th, 2015 17th 13th Alex19
Super Smash Sundays 33 September 27th, 2015 2nd 9th Mango
The Big House 5 October 2nd-4th, 2015 9th 25th Darkrain
Mayhem October 2015 October 17th, 2015 2nd 3rd Alan
Super Smash Sundays 34 October 18th, 2015 5th
Smash the Record 2015 October 23rd-25th, 2015 2nd
Smash Summit November 7th-8th, 2015 9th 4th Shroomed
Super Smash Sundays 36 November 15th, 2015 2nd
DreamHack Winter 2015 November 26th-29th, 2015 17th 4th Mango
Mayhem January 2016 January 2nd, 2016 3rd
Super Smash Sundays 39 January 10th, 2016 2nd 1st Alex19
Zotsmash 12 January 11th, 2016 2nd
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 13th 129th Mango
Super Smash Sundays 40 January 24th, 2016 4th 3rd Alex19
PAX Arena January 29th-31st, 2016 7th 3rd Mango
Zotsmash 15 February 22nd, 2016 7th
UCSD Super Triweekly 2 February 27th-28th, 2016 2nd
Super Smash Sundays 42 March 6th, 2016 3rd
Zotsmash 16 March 8th, 2016 1st
Battle of the Five Gods March 17th-19th, 2016 16th
Battlefield 7 March 28th, 2016 2nd
Pound 2016 April 2nd-3rd, 2016 7th 65th Mango
Emerald City II April 9th, 2016 2nd 1st Westballz
Super Smash Sundays 43 April 17th, 2016 2nd 2nd PsychoMidget
Smash Summit 2 April 21st-24th, 2016 9th 3rd Mango
DreamHack Austin 2016 May 6th-8th, 2016 9th
Runback 2016 May 15th, 2016 2nd 1st Silly Kyle
ASH @ WIT 60 May 20th, 2016 1st
Rubicon 10 May 21st, 2016 1st 1st Vro
GHQ Weekly #4 May 22nd, 2016 1st
Smash 'N' Splash 2 June 11th-12th, 2016 9th 1st Shroomed
Super Smash Sundays 46 June 19th, 2016 1st
CEO 2016 June 24th-26th, 2016 17th
Super Smash Sundays 47 July 3rd, 2016 2nd 1st CDK
Super Smash Sundays 48 July 10th, 2016 3rd 17th (DQ'ed) CDK
EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 5th
SoCal Colosseum 2 July 23rd, 2016 2nd 2nd Chillin
Revelation 2016 July 30th-31st, 2016 1st 1st Lucky
Clutch City Clash August 6th-7th, 2016 5th
Super Smash Con 2016 August 11th-14th, 2016 17th 2nd Mango
SoCal Colosseum 3 August 20th, 2016 3rd
Super Smash Sundays 51 August 21st, 2016 2nd
Shine 2016 August 26th-28th, 2016 13th DQ'ed Mango
NorCal Loves Teams September 10th, 2016 2nd 1st The Moon
SoCal Colosseum 4 September 24th, 2016 2nd
Super Smash Sundays 53 September 25th, 2016 2nd
The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 33rd 7th Lovage
UCSD Super Triweekly 4 October 23rd, 2016 2nd
SoCal Colosseum #5 October 29th, 2016 1st
Smash Summit 3 November 3rd-6th, 2016 13th 4th Mango
Smash the Record 2016 November 11th-14th, 2016 3rd
Super Smash Sundays 54 November 20th, 2016 1st
UGC Smash Open December 2nd-4th, 2016 9th 5th Shroomed
Eden December 10th-11th, 2016 7th 5th Syrox
Don't Park on the Grass December 17th-18th, 2016 5th 7th n0ne
Smash @ Power 9 #14 December 22nd, 2016 1st 1st CDK
Wednesday Night Fights 2016 New Years Week Edition December 28th, 2016 1st
Smash @ Power 9 #15 December 29th, 2016 2nd 1st CDK
Wednesday Night Fights 2017 Offseason 1.1 January 4th, 2017 1st
Smash @ Power 9 #16 January 5th, 2017 1st
SSBM @ Quickly 13 January 7th, 2017 2nd 1st Westballz
Last Stock San Diego 89 January 9th, 2017 1st 1st Kira
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 9th
SoCal Colosseum 7 January 28th, 2017 3rd
Friday Night Turnip 37 February 3rd, 2017 2nd
Wednesday Night Fights 2017 Offseason 1.6 February 8th, 2017 1st
Smash @ Power 9 #18 February 9th, 2017 3rd
Friday Night Turnip 39 February 17th, 2017 1st
SoCaL Colosseum 8 February 18th, 2017 1st
Smash @ Power 9 #20 February 23rd, 2017 3rd
Super Smash Sundays 56 February 26th, 2017 3rd
Smash Summit Spring 2017 March 2nd-5th, 2017 9th 7th Infinite Numbers
Smash @ Power 9 #22 March 9th, 2017 2nd
Friday Night Turnip 42 March 10th, 2017 1st
Super Smash Sundays 57 March 12th, 2017 1st
Frame Perfect Series 2 March 18th-19th, 2017 4th
Full Bloom 3 March 25th, 2017 13th 3rd Shroomed
Smash @ Power 9 #25 March 30th, 2017 1st
Friday Night Turnip 45 March 31st, 2017 2nd
Smash Rivalries March 8th-9th, 2017 9th 4th Shroomed
CFL Smackdown 123 April 17th, 2017 2nd 1st Gahtzu
Smash @ Power 9 #28 April 20th, 2017 3rd
DreamHack Austin 2017 April 28th-30th, 2017 17th 4th Shroomed
Bridgetown Blitz May 6th, 2017 2nd 1st Eggz
Royal Flush May 12th-14th, 2017 9th 3rd Shroomed
Super Smash Sundays 58 May 21st, 2017 1st
Smash 'N' Splash 3 June 2nd-4th, 2017 9th 3rd Shroomed
CEO 2017 June 16th-18th, 2017 7th
Smash @ Power 9 #37 June 22nd, 2017 1st
Untilted 5 June 28th, 2017 1st 1st Tafokints
GENESIS: RED July 9th, 2017 9th 3rd Shroomed
EVO 2017 July 14th-16th, 2017 17th
FUSE July 16th, 2017 4th Shroomed
Untilted 8 July 19th, 2017 1st 1st Tafokints
Smash @ Power 9 #43 August 3rd, 2017 1st
Smash Factor 6 August 4th-6th, 2017 3rd 2nd N0ne
Smash @ Power 9 #44 August 10th, 2017 1st
Super Smash Sundays 61 August 13th, 2017 1st
Last Stock SD 119 August 14th, 2017 1st
Heir 4 August 17th-21st, 2017 2nd 4th Tekk
Shine 2017 August 25th-27th, 2017 3rd 5th Shroomed
Super Smash Sundays 62 September 10th, 2017 4th
Smash the Record 2017 September 14th-17th, 2017 7th

Trivia[edit]

  • According to his ask.fm, S2J quit his job to play Melee near-full time, but also plays online poker for income.
  • Despite being one of the best Captain Falcon players, he hates Falcon dittos.
  • He used to reside at Mango's house and streamed there as well, providing in-depth analysis of professional Captain Falcon matches, including his own.
  • He used to enter some locals with the tag "Captain Blowjob".
  • He was the first Captain Falcon main to reach top 8 at EVO.
  • In his interview with Tempo Storm, S2J said he attended UCLA, and that's where he became seriously interested in Melee.
  • S2J notably almost 3-0d Armada at GENESIS 4, taking him down to last stock, last hit in game 3. However, he ended up losing the set 2-3 following a reverse 3-0 by Armada.

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