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Executive Producers

Anokh “EdwinBudding” Palakurthi
Editor-in-Chief

@edwin_budding

 


Edwin is the author of The Book of Melee, writer of the Monday Morning Marth series and creator of this website. He enjoys reading, writing, sports, history, politics and music.

Eryk “Ambisinister” Banatt
Creative Director
@Ambisinister_

 

Ambi is the founder of the Melee Stats film series. You can check out some of his material on his YouTube channel or his website.

Brendan “GimmeDatWheat” Malone
Brand & Partnerships Director

@GimmeDatWheat

 

Wheat tracks notable results data for the Melee Stats team and is the lead statistician behind MPGR. Wheat also hosts the Waiting for Game podcast series and manages prospective partnerships with other content teams.

Active Staff

 

Jake “Chroma” Robins
Financial Consultant

@chroma_smash

 


Chroma is the premier San Diego Melee expert. Today, he focuses on commentary, both at regionals and nationals. He additionally was an executive producer for the Team Liquid vs. Team Catfish Melee Stats film and is our financial consultant.

Danny “S-F” Levy
Social Media Manager
@MeleeStatsPod


S-F is our Last Night in Melee reporter, as well as our digital media manager and When’s Melee writer. You can find him in the Melee Stats Podcast Discord, though he doesn’t have a Twitter account.

Jacob “JDMH” Mannor-Hornyak
Waiting For Game Producer
@JDMH_


JDMH produces each episode of our weekly podcast, “Waiting For Game.” He is also the Lead 3D Artist for Panda Global and does freelance production work for several different Smash events.

Honorary Members and Former Contributors

Melissa Blight
Former Staff Writer (2021-2022)

@GCH_Pikachu942


Melissa is the second half of the Smash History contributors. She used to write When’s Melee and is known for maintaining a list of majors throughout Melee history.

Sam “Ding” Greene
Former Staff Writer (2018 – 2020)
@ding_mas

 


Ding is a person from Rhode Island who used to write When’s Melee, a weekendly article with tourney information. He used to seed majors with 343 and Wheat, but doesn’t even watch Melee anymore (even though he told you where to do so).

Scott “SaveAsUntitled” Schroeder
Former MS Podcast Producer (2018-2019)

@SaveAsUntitled

 


Save started off making YouTube videos earlier this decade for other video games before getting involved in the Melee community as a content creator. He likes music, video games and is an avid Dungeons & Dragons player.

Daniel “tafokints” Lee
@tafokints

 


Tafokints founded Tafostats and formerly used to connect Melee Stats to supermajor series for seeding tournaments. He also used to coach Mango and was the General Manager for CLG’s League of Legends team.

Glenn “KayB” Kim
@TheKayBGuy


KayB is the main writer for Melee scenes within Korea and Japan. He’s pursuing a degree at Cornell University and is currently the No. 6 ranked player in Southeast Asia.

Leon “ycz6” Zhou
@ycz6


Ycz has played Melee for over a decade, creating mini highlight videos, being power ranked in different regions and, most famously, writing the compendium of SSBM knowledge. He is the current No. 1 of Melee Stats.

Andrew “PracticalTAS” Nestico
@PracticalTAS

 


PracticalTAS is a Melee TASer, statistician and content creator. He was the former project manager behind Panda Global’s MPGR.

Ben “Ovenn” Dyck
@Ovennagain

 


Ovenn literally enjoys playing Peach against Jigglypuff. He currently helps keep track of data for MPGR and he archives YouTube/Twitch uploads.

Fairfax
(No Twitter)


Fairfax keeps track of stage and viewership data from Melee nationals. He also avidly follows the South American Melee scene.

Damien “343” Jiang
@TL343

 


343, also known as Algebra, leads seeding efforts for large tournaments alongside Wheat. He used to write for Team Liquid.

Akhil “FirePuff” Sila
@FirePuff12


Fire has been involved in the Melee scene for the last nine years and
the curator of several YouTube playlists for all-time Melee sets. He
also has his own YouTube channel.