Smasher:San

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San
San
SSB4 main Ike
Other SSB4
character
Mii Gunner
Brawl main Ike
Other Brawl
characters
Jigglypuff, Donkey Kong
Crew(s) AGN
Former crews Lightning Dragon Clan
Skill Super Smash Bros. Brawl Top professional
Super Smash Bros. 4 Top professional
Ranking Super Smash Bros. 4 New York Power Rankings: 1st
Additional info
Real name Sanford Johnson
Birth date (age 27)
Location Rochester, New York United States

San is an American professional smasher who mains Ike. He was widely considered the best Ike player in Brawl in North America and perhaps the world when he was active, though Ryo would take up this title when San stopped attending Brawl tournaments in 2013. San is renowned for being a major innovator in Ike's metagame, and is credited with single handily bringing Ike out of the low tiers and significantly reversing Ike's declining perception at the time, with his abnormally high placings in tournaments using a then low tier character. The most notable example of this was when San placed 9th at Apex 2010, the at-the-time most prestigious Brawl tournament that was attended by the best players in North America and by several international players. San also dominated low tier tournaments when Ike was legal to be used in them.

San was consistently ranked first on the New York Power Rankings for Brawl when the Brawl tournament scene was still strong in Upstate New York, and is a member of the Brawl Back Room.

In Smash 4, San is considered to be one of the best Ike players in the world. He holds notable wins over top/high level players such as Cosmos, Blacktwins, SuperGirlKels, Angel Cortes, LingLing, Pugwest and K9sbruce.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Road To Viridian City #7 February 27th, 2010 9th 25th Dr. Grandpa
WHOBO 2 April 2nd-4th, 2010 17th 13th Trela
MLG Orlando 2010 April 16th-18th, 2010 33rd 25th Dr. Grandpa
MLG Columbus 2010 June 4th-6th, 2010 11th 13th PikaPika!
Apex 2010 August 6th-8th, 2010 9th 33rd Dr. Grandpa
DNA Gaming USA #9 September 25th, 2010 4th 4th TommyGreenShirt
MLG DC 2010 October 15th-17th, 2010 33rd
AXS November 6th, 2010 2nd 1st Cura
Pound V February 19th-21st, 2011 17th 25th K.I.D. Goggles
AXS 2 March 12th, 2011 1st 1st Cura
KTAR 6 August 14th, 2011 25th 5th Dabuz
AXS 3 November 5th, 2011 1st 1st Cura
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 49th
IMPULSE June 30th-July 1st, 2012 13th 9th Nintendude
Get On My Level 2016 May 20th-22nd, 2016 9th

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Flexin' on Em January 10th, 2015 1st
Smash it Out 3 May 22nd, 2015 3rd
Smash it Out 6 July 25th, 2015 1st
Smash it Out 8 September 19th, 2015 1st
The Big House 5 October 2nd-4th, 2015 17th
Canada Cup 2015 October 30th-November 1st, 2015 9th
Smash it Out 10 November 7th, 2015 1st
Smash it Out 12 February 13th, 2016 1st
Cusetown Beatdown 5 February 20th, 2016 1st 5th CF
Smash it Out 13 March 19th, 2016 1st 1st K.I.R.
Pound 2016 April 2nd-3rd, 2016 33rd
Smash it Out 14 April 9th, 2016 1st 2nd K.I.D. Goggles
Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo April 29th-May 1st, 2016 7th 9th Shakes
NEW FISH May 7th, 2016 7th 9th K.I.R.
Get On My Level 2016 May 20th-22nd, 2016 9th 13th WindsRequiem
Cusetown Beatdown 6 @ RetroGameCon 4 May 28th, 2016 1st 1st K.I.R.
Smash it Out 16 June 4th, 2016 1st
Smash it Out 17 July 9th, 2016 1st
Smash it Out 18 August 6th, 2016 1st 1st Tifa
Smash it Out 19 September 17th, 2016 1st 1st K.I.R.
Smash @ York #11: The Return September 24th, 2016 3rd
The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 33rd 25th Chrim Foish
Canada Cup 2016 October 28th-30th, 2016 9th 7th PikaPika!
LAN WAR X March 25th, 2017 4th
Get On My Level 2017 July 28th-30th, 2017 4th
2GGC: Fire Emblem Saga October 14th-15th, 2017 33rd 13th Waldo
Mega Smash Mondays 118 October 16th, 2017 17th
Cusetown Beatdown 7 @ RetroGameCon 5 November 18th, 2017 1st
Quit Your Friendlies! February 17th, 2018 7th 3rd VII
Canada Cup 2018 October 26th-28th, 2018 17th
Quit Your Friendlies! 2 November 17th, 2018 5th 2nd PikaPika!

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