Smasher:Savestate

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Savestate
Savestate.jpeg
Melee main Link
Crew(s) Recursion
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Semi-professional
Additional info
Real name Joseph El-Khouri
Birth date (age 27)
Location Sweden Sweden

Savestate is a semi-professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player from North Carolina who currently resides in Sweden. They are known as a very style-oriented Link main and are responsible for discovering several of Link's more esoteric techniques, such as Bomb Launching, Ghost Arrow, Dimensional Arrow, and Bomb Rocket. Savestate has notably taken sets off of Cob, Tylenol, and Feradit. They are currently ranked 10th on the North Carolina Power Rankings.

In addition to their technical discoveries, Savestate is also known for taking on the role of community streamer and graphic designer for the North Carolina Melee community. Their endeavors in streaming led Savestate to create smash.LIVE as a streaming service for North Carolina, later joining Recursion as a producer and designer.

Outside of tournaments, Savestate also occasionally competes in speedrunning Melee's 1-P modes. In February 2018, Savestate successfully broke the 3.55 second 14-year old world record on Link's Target Test stage with a world record of 3.52 IGT. In September 2018, they developed an RNG manipulation program to achieve a world record time of 37.45 IGT in All-Star Very Easy mode, which was beaten later that day by Fuzzyness upon distribution of the program.

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Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Super Smash Con 2016 August 11th, 2016 129th 65th Absolome
Star KO at Clemson! April 15th, 2017 4th
Bad Moon Rising 2 July 1st, 2017 65th 17th Ryko
Super Smash Con 2017 August 10th, 2017 129th 97th Ryko
ETSU-Con 2017 September 9th, 2017 5th
Final Resolution December 31st, 2017 5th
Noods Noods Noods: Melee Edition January 27th, 2018 49th
Super Smash Con 2018 August 9th, 2018 129th
NC Melee Arcadian V: Renaissance of Melee September 22nd, 2018 7th
NChiSU 1.2 October 20th, 2018 9th
DreamHack Atlanta 2018 November 17th, 2018 33rd
GENESIS 6 February 1st, 2019 193rd 129th Timteee
Clemson Smash Series 20 February 16th, 2019 5th 5th shabi
Return of Munkaid March 3rd, 2019 17th 7th Ryko
NChi Ultra March 16th-17th, 2019 25th
Fight Pitt 9 April 6th, 2019 25th 13th Kanye Rest
Pound 2019 April 19th, 2019 65th
Triad Trilogy Part 1: Silence of the Lamb May 19th, 2019 7th
Triad Trilogy Part 2: Keeping it Saef June 23rd, 2019 5th
ChiEO June 29th, 2019 9th 5th Pelipper
Munkaid 10 July 13th, 2019 5th
Imurj NC 2 July 20th, 2019 17th
Triad Trilogy Part 3: Lost in the Zas July 28th, 2019 9th
Fête August 2nd-4th, 2019 25th 25th AC
Zenith 5 October 5th, 2019 7th
Chapel Thrillz: Ultimate Edition November 9th, 2019 9th
CRAB 3: JORT January 18th, 2020 7th 5th Satchel
GENESIS 7 January 24th-26th, 2020 385th 97th Willy P
Coconut Clash #25 February 7th, 2020 3rd
NCSU Singles 2/13 February 13th, 2020 2nd
Saturday Scuffle 4: Sweetheart Scuffle Remastered February 15th, 2020 3rd
Coconut Clash #26 February 21st, 2020 5th
SaltFest #8 February 26th, 2020 1st
NCSU Singles 2/27 February 27th, 2020 4th
Fella Fridays 17 February 28th, 2020 5th
Spring Gamefest 2020 February 29th, 2020 9th 4th ADMJ
Saturday Scuffle 5 March 7th, 2020 1st 4th Darkhart
Pound OnlineOnline April 24th-26th, 2020 49th
Get On My Line 2021 EuropeOnline June 19th-20th, 2021 13th
Fête OnlineOnline June 21st-30th, 2021 13th 9th NinjagoFan72
Super Bou OnlineOnline July 31st-August 1st, 2021 33rd

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Return of Munkaid March 3rd, 2019 13th

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