Smasher:Kola

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Kola "SALTONE"
KolaSummit.jpg
Character info
Melee main Fox
Smash 4 main Cloud
Other Smash 4 characters Captain Falcon, Mario, Meta Knight
Ultimate main Roy
Other Ultimate character Cloud, Pyra, Mythra
Retired Ultimate character Snake
Team info
Sponsor(s) Moist Esports
Former sponsor(s) Fly Society
Crew(s) For The Memes
Rankings and results info
Most recent ranking Super Smash Bros. 4 OrionRank 2018: 77th
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate LumiRank 2023: 36th
Best historical ranking Super Smash Bros. 4 OrionRank 2018: 77th
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate OrionRank 2022: 12th
Best tournament result Super Smash Bros. 4 17th / 353 at MomoCon 2018
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 1st / 777 at CEO 2021
Personal and other info
Real name Kolawole Aideyan
Birth date (age 21)
Location Duluth, Georgia United States

Kola, formerly known as SALTONE, is a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Roy player with a Cloud secondary from Duluth, Georgia. He is considered the best Roy player in the world and one of the best Cloud players in the world when he actively uses the character. Kola is currently ranked 1st on the Georgia Ultimate Power Rankings and 36th on the LumiRank 2023; he is also considered one of the best online players and is an Honorable Mention on the Wi-Fi Warrior Rank v7 due to inactivity.

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Kola was a Cloud main with a Captain Falcon secondary. He was considered the best Cloud main in Georgia and was ranked 4th on the Georgia Smash 4 Power Rankings. He has taken sets off of top players such as Fatality, Locus, Light, ScAtt, Mew2King, and Sonido. He is known for his footstool combos as Cloud and has made a public video about them.

On December 21st, 2017, he joined FlySociety.[1] He and FlySociety parted ways two years later on December 31st, 2019.[2] He is currently a member of Moist Esports, an eSports team created by Cr1TiKaL.[3]

Kola occasionally dabbles in Melee as a Fox main. He has a set win against Omar.

Playstyle[edit]

In Smash 4[edit]

In Smash 4, Kola employs a seek and punish playstyle, looking for opportunities to gain Limit. He looks for whiff punishes and tests his opponents approaches with Cross Slash. He prefers to stay in the air to call out jumps with up aerial. Although he plays from hit to hit, when he does land a move, his punish game is strong, seeking to push his advantage in any opening his opponent gives him.

In Ultimate[edit]

Kola is a very aggressive player who utilizes Roy’s fast movement, powerful attacks, and quick frame data, and when combined with his proficient parry and shield game, makes his Roy a formidable opponent in close quarter melee combat. He also utilizes jabs, aerials, and tilts quite efficiently, creating opportunities for custom combos, pushing his opponents offstage quickly. Adept game knowledge, quick reactions, and the ability to put himself in position advantages make Kola's Roy an imposing presence on and offstage.

When using Cloud, Kola's play-style does not change much. However, what is different is a faster pace and incorporation of Blade Beam and forward aerial into the neutral. Cross Slash is used to test the opponent's reactions on shield. Due to Cloud's change in Limit when ported to Ultimate, he is a lot more liberal with using Blade Beam or Cross Slash to call out an opponent's dash or to protect his own landings. His Cloud has a particular trait of constantly looking to catch his opponent's double jump and to use Blade Beam to pressure opponents on the ledge.

Kola's Snake sets up Hand Grenades and C4 before quickly looking for a burst option with dash attack. His ability to seek out jumps is also shown in his Snake, which he uses neutral aerial and back aerial to stuff opponent's approaches. He also looks to poke with down tilt and to test opponent's reactions with forward tilt and grenade, similar to Cloud. Although Snake is considered to be a zoner, Kola is willing to approach and box with Snake's grounded options, making great use of grenades, tilts, and dash attacks to create openings for him to abuse.

Kola is also well-known for his ability to "channel his anger", especially when dealt against an unfavorable or frustrating matchup. While most other players would falter or play worse when tilted, Kola tends to play even better, quickening the pace of the game and having an even stronger advantage state. This has led to him being able to take wins in situations or matchups he was not expected to. However, he is also often prone to self-destructing when in this state, sometimes costing him the game.

Rankings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

OrionRank[edit]

Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
OrionRank 2018 January 1st-December 2nd, 2018 77th CloudHeadSSB4-U.png

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Panda Global Rankings Ultimate[edit]

Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
Fall 2019 PGRU July 13th-December 15th, 2019 46th RoyHeadSSBU.pngCloudHeadSSBU.pngSnakeHeadSSBU.png
PGRUContenders NA 2021 S (Top 7) RoyHeadSSBU.png
PGRU v3 NA March 1st-June 13th, 2022 8th RoyHeadSSBU.pngCloudHeadSSBU.png

LumiRank[edit]

Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
UltRank 2022 June 18th-December 18th, 2022 13th RoyHeadSSBU.pngCloudHeadSSBU.png
LumiRank Mid-Year 2023 December 19th, 2022-July 23rd, 2023 52nd-60th RoyHeadSSBU.png
LumiRank 2023 December 19th, 2022-December 17th, 2023 36th RoyHeadSSBU.png

OrionRank Ultimate[edit]

Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
OrionRank Ultimate: Six Months In January 5th-June 30th, 2019 38th CloudHeadSSBU.pngRoyHeadSSBU.png
OrionRank 2019 January 5th-December 15th, 2019 46th RoyHeadSSBU.pngCloudHeadSSBU.png
OrionRank Pre-Quarantine December 27th, 2019-March 15th, 2020 16th RoyHeadSSBU.png
OrionRank Ultimate: Eclipse April 2020-December 19th, 2021 13th RoyHeadSSBU.pngCloudHeadSSBU.pngSnakeHeadSSBU.png
OrionRank Mid-Year 2022 December 22nd, 2021-June 26th, 2022 5th RoyHeadSSBU.pngCloudHeadSSBU.png
OrionRank 2022 December 22nd, 2021-December 18th, 2022 12th RoyHeadSSBU.pngCloudHeadSSBU.png

Wi-Fi Warrior Rank[edit]

Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
Wi-Fi Warrior Rank v5Online January 11th-June 29th, 2020 1st RoyHeadSSBU.pngCloudHeadSSBU.png X-Factor: -2
Wi-Fi Warrior Rank v6Online July 5th-December 27th, 2020 7th RoyHeadSSBU.pngCloudHeadSSBU.pngSnakeHeadSSBU.png
Wi-Fi Warrior Rank v7Online January 2nd-June 30th, 2021 HM CloudHeadSSBU.png Inactive

OrionRank North America[edit]

Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
OrionRank North America Top 200 January 2019-March 2020 13th CloudHeadSSBU.png
OrionRank Ultimate: Eclipse North America June 2020-December 19th, 2021 7th RoyHeadSSBU.pngCloudHeadSSBU.pngSnakeHeadSSBU.png
OrionRank 2022 North America December 22nd, 2021-December 18th, 2022 7th RoyHeadSSBU.pngCloudHeadSSBU.png

LumiRank North America[edit]

Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
LumiRank 2023 North America December 19th, 2022-December 17th, 2023 18th RoyHeadSSBU.png

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Nerd Corner Knockout #6 May 4th, 2019 5th
Nerd Corner Knockout #7 June 22nd, 2019 9th
Smash Ultimate Summit 5 September 15th-18th, 2022 3rd
LVL UP EXPO 2023 February 17th-19th, 2023 17th
Collision 2023 March 10th-12th, 2023 129th
DreamHack Atlanta 2023 December 15th-17th, 2023 13th / 130

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
MomoCon 2015 May 28th-31st, 2015 13th
MomoCon 2016 May 26th-29th, 2016 33rd 25th Arctic
Gwinnett Brawl July 2016 July 2nd, 2016 1st
Gwinnett Brawl August 2016 August 9th, 2016 5th
Gwinnett Brawl September 2016 September 17th, 2016 9th 4th HyperKirby
Gwinnett Brawl October 2016 October 1st, 2016 13th 2nd HyperKirby
Ledge Gardens 1 October 28th, 2016 5th
Gwinnett Brawl November 2016 November 12th, 2016 4th
Gwinnett Brawl December 2016 December 3rd, 2016 4th 2nd HyperKirby
Ledge Gardens: Voyage December 30th, 2016 13th 1st HyperKirby
Gwinnett Brawl March 2017 March 4th, 3017 2nd
Gwinnett Brawl April 2017 April 8th, 2017 7th 1st HyperKirby
Gwinnett Brawl (May 2017) May 20th, 2017 4th 2nd HyperKirby
Typo @ The Lab 5/25/17 May 25th, 2017 5th 1st HyperKirby
MomoCon 2017 May 26th-28th, 2017 25th 7th HyperKirby
CEO 2017 June 16th-18th, 2017 65th
Naifu Wars: World War 2Online June 23rd, 2017 17th
DreamHack Atlanta 2017 July 21st-23rd, 2017 25th 9th HyperKirby
Gwinnett Brawl (August 2017) August 12th, 2017 3rd 1st HyperKirby
Naifu Wars: Civil War 1Online September 15th, 2017 33rd
Super FamiCon 2017 November 17th-19th, 2017 17th 7th Sonido
Frostbite 2018 February 9th-11th, 2018 129th 33rd ScAtt
Gwinnett Brawl (March 2018) March 3rd, 2018 2nd 4th Kargo
Gwinnett Brawl (April 2018) April 14th, 2018 5th 2nd Masamune
Gwinnett Brawl: May 2018 May 12th, 2018 1st 2nd HyperKirby
MomoCon 2018 May 24th-27th, 2018 17th / 353 5th / 64 HyperKirby
Gwinnett Brawl: June 2018 June 9th, 2018 2nd 1st HyperKirby
CEO 2018 June 29th-July 1st, 2018 25th
Smashurai Dojo - FinaleOnline July 13th, 2018 1st
Clash of the Carolinas II August 18th, 2018 3rd 5th Peabnut
DreamHack Atlanta 2018 November 16th-18th, 2018 13th

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
WaveBounce Smash Ultimate Release Tournament December 7th-8th, 2018 1st
Ultimate Naifu Wars 1Online December 14th, 2018 17th
Leffen's Polar Plunge February 17th, 2019 4th
Final Round 2019 March 15th-17th, 2019 1st
Nerd Corner Knockout #6 May 4th, 2019 1st 1st Jonestly
MomoCon 2019 May 23rd-26th, 2019 49th 9th Mugen
Just Roll With It! 11 June 15th, 2019 2nd
2GG: Grand Tour - South Carolina June 15th-16th, 2019 5th
Nerd Corner Knockout #7 June 22nd, 2019 1st
CEO 2019 June 28th-30th, 2019 33rd 1st Wrath
Off The Rails July 20th-21st, 2019 7th 1st Wrath
Super Smash Con 2019 August 8th-11th, 2019 13th 7th Wrath
Little Big House 5 October 3rd, 2019 4th
The Big House 9 October 4th-6th, 2019 9th 3rd Goblin
DreamHack Atlanta 2019 November 15th-17th, 2019 25th 13th Wrath
Ultimate Naifu Wars: Clash for Kongo SagaOnline November 2nd, 2019 1st
2GG: Kongo Saga December 7th-8th, 2019 25th 17th Wrath
Kumite in Tennessee 2020 January 3rd-5th, 2020 1st
Just Roll With It! 12 January 11th, 2020 3rd 1st Wrath
Glitch 8 - Missingno January 18th-19th, 2020 13th
Dare 2 Dair February 1st, 2020 1st 1st ScAtt
Ursa Minor 4 February 20th, 2020 5th
Frostbite 2020 February 21st-23rd, 2020 17th 25th Goblin
Clash Of The Carolinas III February 29th, 2020 1st 1st Peabnut
Soaked Series InvitationalOnline February 29th-March 1st, 2020 1st
CEO Dreamland 2020 March 13th-15th, 2020 2nd 2nd Gen
Mazer Gaming SmashOnline March 22nd, 2020 4th
Kiki's Back On the SceneOnline March 26th, 2020 5th
The Quarantine Series Opening InvitationalOnline March 29th, 2020 1st
bunker down (4)Online April 12th, 2020 1st
The Quarantine Series: Minor Tournament 1Online April 18th-19th, 2020 4th
Pound OnlineOnline April 24th-26th, 2020 13th
Ultimate Naifu Wars 10Online May 1st, 2020 7th
The Quarantine Series: Major Tournament 1Online May 2nd, 2020 9th
Mazer Gaming Gives BackOnline May 15th, 2020 3rd
Ultimate Naifu Wars 11Online May 15th, 2020 17th
Rev It Up: 2020 SeriesOnline May 24th, 2020 4th
King of WiFi Random CharactersOnline May 30th, 2020 9th
Ultimate Naifu Wars 12Online June 12th, 2020 17th
Fight For Rights: An East Coast Edition Charity EventOnline June 14th, 2020 17th
Domics' Atomic ArenaOnline June 19th-21st, 2020 3rd
Playing for PrideOnline June 20th-21st, 2020 9th
The Box: Lunch Box 1Online June 24th 2020 3rd
TNS: Pandemic Monthly 4Online July 14th, 2020 2nd
Kookus and the Money MachineOnline July 15th, 2020 1st
The Box: The Cube Charity Doubles InvitationalOnline July 24th, 2020 2nd Wrath
Get On My Line 2020Online July 25th-26th, 2020 3rd
The Box: Lunch Box 2Online July 29th, 2020 17th
Juice Box #8Online August 5th, 2020 33rd
Elympics 1Online August 15th, 2020 2nd
Zinc Tank 3Online August 16th, 2020 7th
Derpu's Online Tournament 2020Online September 25th, 2020 1st
Maister's RNG InvitationalOnline September 25th, 2020 17th
US ARMY ESPORTS TOURNAMENTOnline September 26th-27th, 2020 25th
The Box: Lunch Box 4Online September 30th, 2020 13th
M-Kolosseum 3Online October 3rd, 2020 2nd
Galaxy Gambit 2Online October 8th, 2020 1st
The Box: El Jugo BoxOnline October 10th, 2020 3rd
The Atlas CupOnline October 11th, 2020 1st
Kookus and the Money Machine 2Online October 21st, 2020 2nd
$2000 Legion Smash Ultimate CupOnline October 24th-25th, 2020 9th
The Box: L4st's BoxOnline October 28th, 2020 13th
4o4 Monster Smash Halloween Tournament October 31st, 2020 1st 1st Stain
Ultimate 32Online November 14th-15th, 2020 5th
The AirlockOnline February 13th, 2021 17th
4o4 Smash Monthly April 17th, 2021 1st
4o4 Smash Night 5 April 29th, 2021 1st 1st Mugen
4o4 Smash Night 6 May 6th, 2021 2nd
4o4 Smash Night 7 May 13th, 2021 1st 1st Mugen
SWT: NA Southeast Ultimate Online QualifierOnline May 15th-16th, 2021 3rd
4o4 Smash Monthly 2 May 22nd, 2021 1st
InfinityCON Tally 2021 June 5th-6th, 2021 1st 1st Mugen
4o4 Smash Night 12 June 17th, 2021 1st 1st Mugen
4o4 Smash Monthly 3 June 19th, 2021 2nd
Maji Georgia Invitational June 19th-20th, 2021 1st
4o4 Smash Bowl July 3rd, 2021 2nd
Typhoon Saga 2021 July 11th, 2021 1st 1st Mugen
4o4 Smash Night 17 July 15th, 2021 5th 1st Mugen
4o4 Smash Monthly 4 July 17th, 2021 2nd
Smash Ultimate Summit 3 August 26-29th, 2021 7th
Riptide September 10th-12th, 2021 65th
Glitch 8.5 - Konami Code September 24th-26th, 2021 3rd
Low Tide City 2021 October 1st-3rd, 2021 17th
Super Smash Con: Fall Fest October 15th-17th, 2021 5th
Port Priority 6 October 30th-31st, 2021 17th
SWT: NA East Ultimate Regional Finals November 6th-7th, 2021 1st
Mainstage 2021 November 12th-14th, 2021 9th 9th Mugen
CEO 2021 December 3rd-5th, 2021 1st
Smash World Tour 2021 Championships December 17th-19th, 2021 5th
Let's Make Big Moves 2022 January 7th-9th, 2022 2nd
Blastoff 2022 January 22nd, 2022 1st 1st Teaser
The Peabnut Formal February 5th, 2022 1st 5th Goblin
cardd's basement February 12th, 2022 1st 1st Mugen
Glitch - Infinite February 18th-20th, 2022 7th
Collision 2022 March 12th-13th, 2022 7th
Keep it REAL: Collegiate April 9th, 2022 1st
GENESIS 8 April 15th-17th, 2022 7th
Low Tide City 2022 April 29th-May 1st, 2022 2nd
MomoCon 2022 May 26th-29th, 2022 9th
The Gimvitational June 16th-19th, 2022 4th
Get On My Level 2022 July 1st-3rd, 2022 5th
Double Down 2022 July 8th-10th, 2022 5th
Super Smash Con 2022 August 11th-14th, 2022 7th
Almost Pro September 2nd-4th, 2022 2nd
Smash Ultimate Summit 5 September 15th-18th, 2022 3rd
Ludwig Smash Invitational October 21st-23rd, 2022 7th
Let's Make Moves Miami October 28th-30th, 2022 25th
Mainstage 2022 December 2nd-4th, 2022 13th
Let's Make Big Moves 2023 January 6th-8th, 2023 33rd
GENESIS 9 January 20th-22nd, 2023 13th
Maji Game Night Four Year Anniversary January 28th, 2023 1st
Frosty Faustings XV 2023 February 3rd-5th, 2023 3rd
KEEP It "REAL: u Be My Valentine"? February 11th, 2023 17th (DQ)
LVL UP EXPO 2023 February 17th-19th, 2023 5th
Collision 2023 March 10th-12th, 2023 33rd
Rock the Winds March 25th-26th, 2023 3rd
CIRQUE du CFL April 23rd, 2023 2nd
Battle of BC 5 May 19th-21st, 2023 17th
MomoCon 2023 May 26th-28th, 2023 9th
Luminosity Makes Moves Miami 2023 October 27th-29th, 2023 5th / 387
Port Priority 8 November 11th-12th, 2023 9th / 710
Santa Paws December 8th-10th, 2023 5th / 181
DreamHack Atlanta 2023 December 15th-17th, 2023 7th / 284
Luminosity Makes BIG Moves 2024 January 5th-7th, 2024 17th / 891
GENESIS X February 16th-18th, 2024 17th / 1,506
Litvitational 2 March 8th, 2024 5th / 16
Cirque Du CFL 3 March 9th-10th, 2024 25th / 225
Collision 2024 March 15th-17th, 2024 4th / 714
Get On My Level X May 17th-19th, 2024 25th / 688
MomoCon 2024 May 24th-26th, 2024 4th / 564

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