Smasher:Solaris

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Solaris
Solaris
Brawl main Samus
Melee main Samus
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Semi-professional (deceased)
Additional info
Real name Jarrett Bortscher
Location Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Solaris (February 17th, 1994 – c. September 24th, 2012) was a Samus player from Alberta, Canada. At the time of his death, he was fifth in the Edmonton Melee Power Rankings, and attended several regional tournaments including ADAT, CT4, You, Three, and ADAT2, as well as the nationally recognized CAST4.

Solaris tragically took his own life in September, 2012.

Melee[edit]

Solaris was known for swiftly converting to Melee shortly after reaching third on Alberta's Brawl Power rankings, seeing Brawl's metagame as stale and unrewarding. At first, his progress in Melee was static: he frequently placed poorly at many small tournaments. However, after getting a taste of various professionals at CAST4, he started to pick up the pace, placing 13th.

In addition, Solaris attended CT1 with his brother at the age of ten, teaming with FastFox.

Solaris and Mach5 were in a rivalry for the best Samus player in Alberta.

Brawl[edit]

Solaris essentially quit Brawl, although he still attended tournaments for fun, solely using Samus. His playstyle was known to be extremely obnoxious, often letting the timer run to zero or excessively grabbing the ledge just under the legal planking limit.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
ADAT July 12th, 2008 7th 5th Alphicans
You.Three May 11th, 2009 5th
ADAT 2 July 24th, 2009 13th 9th Vincent
Edmonton Monthlies 1 November 14th, 2009 5th 7th Vincent
Rock Paper Scissors November 20th, 2010 9th

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
ADAT July 12th, 2008 3rd 5th KillLock
You.Three May 11th, 2009 9th 3rd Vincent
ADAT2 July 24th, 2009 13th 13th Fraser
Rock Paper Scissors November 20th, 2010 17th
Rock Paper Scissors May 1st, 2011 13th
Rock Paper Scissors May 28th, 2011 7th 5th Cathy
Rock Paper Scissors February 25th, 2011 9th

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