Smasher:Shinku

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Shinku
Shinku.jpg
Melee mains Marth, Fox
Other Melee
characters
Young Link, Captain Falcon
Crew(s) Team Dycer
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Semi-Pro (retired)
Additional info
Real name Edward E Brooks
Birth date (age 35)
Location Temple Hills, MD United states

Shinku is an American smasher who mains Ice Climbers. He is one of the newest members and longest running tournament goers from a old school crew from 2003 called "Team Dycer" or "Dyce".

Shinku originally played smash just for fun, but when two guys from Dycer known as Young D and Mario&Luigi showed him a few tricks or two, Shinku got hooked onto the competitive gameplay, joined the crew and began his career in the Smash community. He made his first tournament debut at CyberCon Xion back in 2005 at Rockville, watching the top East Coast pros battle with amazement. Since then, he increased his skill beyond expectations and progressed at a decent rate.

Shinku is a current/former member of Team Arlington and is known by the professional smashers for his friendly personality and fox-clothing appearance. He usually places near the middle in tournaments but enjoys the competition and entertainment. His most successful placing was 2nd place at Katsukon in February 2007, losing to SS4 Ricky's Link, back when he mained Falco (because of PC Chris and Bombsoldier) as many people watched. He has yet to really prove himself or be a threat, but he is trying to make it to the top.

His favorite Marth players from Melee are Mew2king, Ken, Azen, Neo, and Kizzu, a Brazilian smasher ranked in the top 5 in Brazil. He plays a lot with dycer members and with Inferno Omni, a member from the Crew Team Ben and the same guy resposible for Shinku's Chipotle Addiction. He does his best to mimic Mew2king, and is called "gay" for doing so; although, to him, that is progress. He mostly uses Fox in team matches and does a very good job of doing so. He loves PC Chris's Falco and Silent Wolf's Fox. However, when it comes to simply looking good in real life as a smasher, he simply steals ideas from ChuDat.

Ever since the release of Brawl, Shinku just couldn't quite get the game down. His biggest trouble was simply finding the right character to adjust with, since Brawl is a whole new game altogether. "Fox" which is one of his favorites, just isn't the same, but more similar to his N64 predecessor,which is a major disappointment to a lot of fox users in melee. Brawl may seem different, but without wave dashing, it took some serious adjustment. So then he tries Ice Climbers who have ability to take entire life from 0 to death, with chaingrabbes and crazy desynch techniques. Is this is the answer he was looking for.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Apex 2009 May 9th-10th, 2009 17th