Bobby “Scar” Scarnewman
Scar, the self-proclaimed Most Electrifying Man in Melee (a reference to former WWE superstar wrestler The Rock), is a Captain Falcon player and community leader originally from Philadelphia, PA. He is the founder of Melee It On Me and played a key role in Melee’s road to EVO 2013 by hosting biweekly podcasts and facilitating the “Spirit Bomb” donation drive in January 2013. He now lives with his wife Sophi in San Francisco, CA, where he works as project manager at the Twitch headquarters.
Wynton “Prog” Smith
Prog is a commentator and community leader originally from Long Island, NY. In addition to being a Melee It On Me team member, he is widely considered to be the “Ambassador of Smash” by representing the community in interviews, outreach, and interface with the Fighting Game Community. A former competitor and uploader, he now focuses on commentary and production duties for the Melee scene. He served as the primary commentator for Melee at EVO 2013, Apex 2014, and EVO 2014.
Sheridan “Dr. Z” Zalewski aka Hyuga
Hyuga is a Smasher and tournament organizer originally from Novato, CA. Having organized tournaments since the dawn of time, he is considered to be one of the Grandfathers of West Coast Melee, taking on the lead TOing role at GENESIS, GENESIS 2, and several other national events. As a Smasher, he is known to excel in teams and has been a vocal supporter of doubles at Melee tournaments. He recently earned his Ph.D on Dark Matter and still lives in NorCal today.
Robin “Juggleguy” Harn
Juggleguy is a Michigan Smasher and one of the most influential tournament organizers in the United States, best known for hosting The Big House, the largest Smash tournament series in the Midwest. He also oversees the Smash student organization at the University of Michigan, provides consulting advice for large-scale events, and is a content contributor with the Melee It On Me team. Outside of Smash, he is an applications developer at Emergency Physicians Medical Group.
Kris “Toph” Aldenderfer
Toph is a West Coast Smasher, commentator, and one of the most seasoned travelers in the history of the Melee community. Currently ranked 18th on the NorCal Power Rankings, he has also been an active member of the Hawaii, Washington, and Japanese Melee scenes in the past. His growing brand of knowledgeable commentary and rising Fox prowess has given him a new level of recognition at recent national events.
Daniel “Tafokints” Lee
Tafokints is a California Smasher, stats guru, and blogger for the Melee It On Me team. Formerly a host of the Campbell series in NorCal, he has recently moved to SoCal to work at JPL – NASA, but remains active in producing tournament content such as TafoStats and esports articles for both Yahoo and ESPN. He hopes to continue improving his Sheik to national prominence, while also growing and giving back to the community.
Jon “CosmoNaught” Miller
CosmoNaught (C_Naught, to avoid confusion with popular Zelda speedrunner Cosmo) is a fairly new member of the Smash community, having only joined in July of 2013. He’s a Peach main who aspires to be the best in the US someday. He also is the producer and artist for Melee It On Me, and is currently seeking a degree in Graphic Design.
Nick “DarkDragoon” Konstantino
Since entering the community in 2007, DarkDragoon has always been behind the scenes adapting to any support role that is necessary, including but not limited to: TOing, transport, housing, logistics, graphics, moderating, and most recently the production of MIOM’s Thursday streams. DarkDragoon plans to improve the quality of the stream, maintain the podcast portion of MIOM, and continue to provide help with miscellaneous items along the way.
Matthew “MattDotZeb” Zaborowski
MattDotZeb is a New England Smasher and one of the premier tournament organizers on the East Coast. As a player, his creative Falco has had many great moments, defeating top players such as Leffen and having a heated rivalry with Kage the Warrior. As an organizer, he heads The Melee Games, an intercollegiate Melee circuit that has touched dozens of campuses across the Atlantic North, with plans to expand across the nation moving forward.
Brent “Brentos” Vickers
Brentos is an amateur Melee player from Houston, TX who joined the scene in 2005 as a Sheik main. However, most of his contributions to the Smash community take place behind the scenes. In addition to editing and writing for Melee It On Me, he also spends time commentating local streams, helping TO events, and acting as an out-of-state player correspondent for Texas organizations Smash United and Tourney Locator. He is also a founding member of Last Stock Legends.
James “Duck” Ma
Duck is a Michigan Smasher and one of the top Samus players in the United States. Currently ranked 1st on the Michigan Melee power rankings and 22nd overall in the world, Duck is known for terrorizing spacie mains, having a winning record vs top competition such as Leffen and Westballz. He is also one of just a few players to take a tournament game from all five “gods” of Melee. Outside of Smash, he works as a product engineer for TRW.
Johnny “S2J” Kim
S2J is a professional Captain Falcon player from Los Angeles, CA. He rose to prominence in 2011 with an excellent performance at Genesis 2, and is currently the undisputed best Falcon main in the world. He holds the record for most wins at the Super Smash Sundays (SSS) tournament series, regularly defeating SoCal rivals such as Lucky, Westballz, MacD, Fly, Fiction, HugS, in what is generally considered the toughest Melee region in the world. He is now a member of the Tempo Storm team.
Zac “SFAT” Cordoni
SFAT is a professional Melee player from NorCal and one of the best Fox mains in the world. He is currently ranked 1st on the NorCal Melee Power Rankings, and 13th in the world on SSBMRank 2015. Having taken top 3 at several majors, SFAT is known to be an incredible teams player with wins over top teams such as Mew2King/Hungrybox and Armada/Android. He is also one of the most avid travelers in the community, balancing tournament attendance with his school studies at the College of San Mateo. He is now a member of the CLG team.
Kevin “PewPewU” Toy
PewPewU is a professional Melee player from NorCal and one of the best Marth mains in the world, currently ranked 3rd on the NorCal Melee Power Rankings and 14th in the world on SSBMRank 2015. Perhaps the greatest teams Marth of all-time, PewPewU is also famous for being one of the youngest top players in the history of the game. He was chosen as one of the 16 representatives of the Smash community to participate in Nintendo’s E3 invitational in June 2014, and currently lives in Santa Cruz, CA. He is now a member of the CLG team.
Joseph “Mango” Marquez
Mango is a world-renowned Melee professional ranked #1 on the SoCal Melee Power Rankings and #4 in the world on SSBMRank 2015. After his victories at EVO 2013, MLG Anaheim 2014, and EVO 2014, he is considered Melee’s undisputed greatest of all-time (GOAT), and has since expanded his community outreach by regularly streaming gameplay through Melee It On Me and most recently Cloud 9. He became a father to Joseph Mango Marquez in October 2013 and currently resides in Norwalk, CA with his girlfriend Lauren.
Charles “Cactuar” Meighen
Cactuar is a Fox and Marth main whose Smash roots are split between Northern NJ, where he was recruited by TSA; Philadelphia, PA, where he went to Drexel University; and NorCal, where he lives today. While he drifts in and out of the competitive scene these days, Cactuar is always ready to provide advice to anyone who asks for it. He is well-respected for his excellent coaching ability, theoretical Melee knowledge, and former management of the Melee Back Room on Smashboards.