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Character info
Melee main Donkey Kong
Other Melee character Captain Falcon
Ultimate main Lucina
Project M main Donkey Kong
Other Project M characters Captain Falcon, Ike, Ganondorf
Team info
Crew(s) R3 Gaming
Former crews SiliconSmash
Rankings and results info
Most recent ranking PM Icon.png PMRank 2019: 2nd
Best historical ranking PM Icon.png PMRank 2017: 1st
Best tournament result PM Icon.png 1st / 427 at The Even Bigger Balc
Personal and other info
Real name Xayya Thomas Thammavongsa
Birth date (age 26)
Location Oakland, California United States

ThundeRzReiGN is a Project M Donkey Kong player with a strong Captain Falcon secondary from Oakland, California. Due to his performances such as 1st at Low Tier City 4, Olympus, Rewired 2016, The Bigger Balc, SuperNova 2, and Fair and Balanced, he was widely considered to be the best Project M player in the world throughout 2016 and 2017 and is often regarded as the greatest Project M 3.6 player of all time. The sole developer of Donkey Kong's metagame, he has catalyzed the development of a character many considered among the worst in the 3.6 patch. He is also considered one of the best Captain Falcon players in the world along with Bubbles and ORLY.

ThundeRz also plays Donkey Kong in Melee and placed 5th and 3rd, in singles and doubles respectively, at Norcal's fourth iteration of the Arcadian.

On January 7th, 2018, he announced his partial retirement from Project M noting his frustration with constantly being called out for losing with secondary characters as a large factor.[1] Initially, he continued to participate in locals but was no longer willing to go to major tournaments or be qualified for any future PMRank. However, despite his initial claims of not entering future majors, he ended up attending and winning The Even Bigger Balc, the largest Project M tournament of all time. He announced at the beginning of 2019 that he would return to entering majors regularly for the rest of the year.

ThundeRzReiGN is currently ranked 1st on the NorCal Project M Power Rankings and 2nd on PMRank 2019.

Playing style[edit]

ThundeRzReiGN's playstyle is centered around his extensive punish game, alongside his patient, bait-and-punish style neutral. Augmented by his ability to switch between aggressive and defensive play, it enables him to maneuver around opponents and bait out poor approaches or over-extensions. His accurate usage of Donkey Kong's combo starters (most notably his cargo up-throw) and follow-ups enable him to zero-to-death opponents for making a mistake. He couples this ability with an unmatched mastery and understanding of Donkey Kong's capabilities, allowing him to determine the most optimal option to use at any given time.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Pizza Pirate Power Play #1 September 3rd, 2016 1st
R3 The Dream 7 December 10th, 2016 1st
Norcal Arcadian #4 March 18th, 2017 5th 3rd Wavebringer
Norcal Arcadian #5 March 10th, 2018 9th 9th Ivayne
A Smash Miracle at River Park December 15th, 2018 1st
Poi Poundaz 2 January 12th, 2019 4th
NorCal Arcadian 6 May 11th, 2019 4th 13th Megaman
FanimeCon 2019 May 24th-27th, 2019 4th
Weds Night Fights x Oakland 2019 Fall Season 3.6 December 11th-12th, 2019 5th

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
NorCal Regionals 2015 April 3rd-5th, 2015 2nd
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 17th
Paragon Los Angeles 2015 September 5th-6th, 2015 17th 33rd $heen
Ascension 11/7/15 November 7th, 2015 2nd 2nd NegativeZero
Ascension 1/16/16 January 16th, 2016 1st
FinalBOSS January 19th, 2016 2nd 5th Fridgebits
Ascension 2/13/16 February 13th, 2016 1st 1st Matasd
Super South Bay Sundays 12 February 21st, 2016 1st 1st prem
Shuffle VIII March 12th-13th, 2016 7th 2nd Red X
R3 The Dream 1 March 26th, 2016 1st
R3 The Dream 2 April 9th, 2016 1st 1st Chubs
SuperNova April 16th, 2016 25th 17th Red X
NEW FISH May 7th, 2016 1st 1st Mask
R3 The Dream 3 May 14th, 2016 1st
The Big Balc May 27th-29th, 2016 5th 7th Red X
Smash 'N' Splash 2 June 11th-12th, 2016 4th
Low Tier City 4 June 18th-19th, 2016 1st 13th Red X
Smash @ the Balcony 54 July 2nd, 2016 1st 4th Chubs
R3 The Dream 5 July 9th, 2016 1st 1st prem
The Tea Zone 3 July 13th, 2016 1st
EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 7th
Clutch City Clash August 6th-7th, 2016 2nd 1st Sosa
Ascension 8/13/16 August 13th, 2016 1st NegativeZero
Ascension 8/27/16 August 27th, 2016 1st Douglas
Ascension 9/24/16 September 24th, 2016 1st 2nd NegativeZero
Ascension 10/1/16 October 1st, 2016 1st 3rd prem
Salty Juan's 3 October 8th-9th, 2016 1st 1st Sosa
Olympus October 28th-30th, 2016 1st 13th XYK
Rewired 2016 November 19th-21st, 2016 1st 1st Luck
Ascension 11/26/16 November 26th, 2016 1st 3rd prem
R3 The Dream 7 December 10th, 2016 1st 1st NegativeZero
Ascension 12/17/16 December 17th, 2016 1st Boringman
BroCal's Gym: Bulking Season January 8th, 2017 3rd 1st Blank
Ascension 1/14/17 January 14th, 2017 1st 3rd Applesauce
Cashed Out January 21st, 2017 1st
Ascension 2/11/17 February 11th, 2017 1st 1st Pikmon
Ascension 3/11/17 March 11th, 2017 1st 2nd Tuna
Frozen Phoenix 2017 March 25th-26th, 2017 1st 1st Fearless
Ascension 4/15/17 April 15th, 2017 1st
Super Smashed Bros April 29th, 2017 1st 1st The Doctor
CGC 2017 May 6th-7th, 2017 1st 3rd Yung Quaff
Ascension 5/13/17 May 13th, 2017 1st 1st The Doctor
The Bigger Balc May 27th-28th, 2017 1st 2nd Boringman
Smashadelphia 2017 June 23rd-25th, 2017 1st
Blacklisted 3 July 1st-2nd, 2017 3rd 4th Pikmon
SuperNova 2 July 29th-30th, 2017 1st 4th Malachi
Low Tier City 5 August 5th-6th, 2017 2nd 4th Twisty
Smashed Bros' Double Shot August 19th, 2017 1st 1st Jose V
Balcy's Palace at the Westgate September 9th-10th, 2017 1st 2nd Sneez
Showdown: Battle Royale 2 September 23rd-24th, 2017 2nd 5th Samn
Salty Juan's 4: Southwest Battle Royale October 14th-15th, 2017 3rd 2nd Sosa
Clutch City Clash 2 October 28th-29th, 2017 3rd 1st Sosa
AFKgg Project M Monthly November 17th, 2017 9th
Fair and Balanced November 18th, 2017 1st 1st Boringman
Poi Poundaz January 6th, 2018 5th 2nd Mentor
Cashed Out: Forbidden Fight Club January 19th, 2018 7th
The Even Bigger Balc July 6th-8th, 2018 1st 2nd Boringman
Fair and Balanced 2 October 6th-7th, 2018 1st 1st Boringman
A Smash Miracle at River Park December 15th, 2018 2nd
Poi Poundaz 2 January 12th, 2019 1st
Neon Genesix Evangelion February 1st, 2019 1st
Super South Bay Sunday #38 April 28th, 2019 1st
Smash 'N' Splash 5 May 31st-June 2nd, 2019 3rd 2nd Boringman
Blacklisted 5 June 22nd-23rd, 2019 2nd 13th Pikmon
Low Tier City 7 July 12th-14th, 2019 1st 4th Sothe
The Encore August 16th-18th, 2019 1st 1st Arsenals
Ascension 3/19/22 March 19th, 2022 2nd 1st The Doctor
The Project M Theatre March 26th-27th, 2022 2nd 4th Fearless

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Super South Bay Sunday #38 April 28th, 2019 5th
FanimeCon 2019 May 24th-27th, 2019 33rd

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