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Executive Producers

Anokh “EdwinBudding” Palakurthi


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

Eryk “Ambisinister” Banatt
Creative Director


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
Lead Statistician & Partnerships Director


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 Contributors & Staff Writers

Jake “Chroma” Robins
Commentator & Video Producer



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. He also was an executive producer for the Team Liquid vs. Team Catfish Melee Stats film.

Melissa Blight
Staff Writer


Melissa Blight is our When’s Melee reporter. She also 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.

Glenn “KayB” Kim
Copy Editor & East Asia Correspondent


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
West Coast Correspondent & Competitor


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.

Akhil “FirePuff” Sila
Jigglypuff Expert

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.

Honorary Members of Melee Stats

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



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.

Sam “Ding” Greene
Staff Writer


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).

Andrew “PracticalTAS” Nestico
Frame Data Wizard



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

Damien “343” Jiang
Seeding Organizer


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

South America Correspondent

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

Ben “Ovenn” Dyck
British Columbia Correspondent


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

Daniel “tafokints” Lee
Editorial Advisor


Tafokints is the current CLG General Manager for its League of Legends team and main editorial advisor for written Melee Stats content.