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Anokh “EdwinBudding” Palakurthi
Editor-in-Chief

@edwin_budding

Edwin is the Smashwords Best Selling author of The Book of Melee, former host of the Melee Stats Podcast and creator of this website. You can check out some of his previous work on his personal blog. He enjoys reading, writing, sports, history and music.

 

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Sam “Ding” Greene
Staff Writer
@ding_mas

Ding is a person from Rhode Island who, with 343, led seeding efforts for large tournaments. He also writes When’s Melee, a weekendly article with tourney information.

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Scott “SaveAsUntitled” Schroeder
YouTube Content Creator/Former MS Podcast Producer

@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.

 

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Eryk “Ambisinister” Banatt
Quipper Extraordinaire

@Ambisinister_

Ambi is a formerly power ranked Tristate Fox and Melee’s mini-version of Gwern. You can check out some of his material on his YouTube channel or his website.

 

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Brendan “GimmeDatWheat” Malone
Lead Data Tracker and Deep Dives Founder

@GimmeDatWheat

Wheat tracks results data for the Melee Stats team and the world. He’s maintained spreadsheets with top 50 players’ results for the last two years, which provide valuable information to SSBMRank panelists. On top of that, he submits tons of tournament data to Tafostats and founded the Deep Dives podcast series.

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Andrew “PracticalTAS” Nestico
Frame Data Wizard

@PracticalTAS

PracticalTAS is a Melee TASer, statistician and content creator. He’s an analyst for SSBMRank and the Smash 4 Panda Global Rankings, as well as a member of both the UCF team and the Melee Competition Committee “25.”

 

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Damien “343” Jiang
Seeding Organizer
@TL343

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

 

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Leon “ycz6” Zhou
West Coast Correspondent

@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. Right now, he’s NorCal’s No. 20 Melee player.

 

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Fairfax
South America Correspondent

Fairfax keeps track of stage and viewership data from Melee nationals. He’s also a PPMD cultist and WRPG aficionado.

 

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Glenn “KayB” Kim
East Asia Correspondent

@TheKayBGuy

KayB is the main writer for Melee scenes within Korea and Japan. He’s pursuing a degree at Cornell University.

 

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Ben “Ovenn” Dyck
British Columbia Correspondent
@Ovennagain

Ovenn literally enjoys playing Peach against Jigglypuff. He currently helps keep track of data within Tafostats.

 

 

Akhil “Fire” Silla
Puff Player
@FirePuff12

Fire makes YouTube playlists of all the sets between the top tier players of Melee. He enjoys playing and listening to music, watching sick Jigglypuff gameplay and being a Mango diehard.

Michael “Pikachu942” Forde
Smash Historian

@GCH_Pikachu942

Pika writes about Melee history on her personal blog and co-wrote the Top 100 Melee players of all-time series, among other Smash History projects. She follows the other Smash games as well, notably watching and playing Ultimate and the original Super Smash Bros.

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Jake “Chroma” Robins
Commentary Expert

@chroma_smash

Chroma is the premier San Diego Melee expert and has organized several local tournaments before.  Today, he focuses on commentary, both at regionals and nationals.

 

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Daniel “tafokints” Lee
Editorial Advisor
@tafokints

Tafokints formerly coached for Cloud9 and has written for ESPN, Yahoo, HTC, etc. Along with years of being a community leader, tournament organizer, top 100 player and content creator, he also once won a thousand-dollar money match.