MkLeo and Joker in every Smash player's crosshairs
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It's Christmas, and we're all jolly. It's a time for merriment, presents, and the occasional miracle. For the amateur Smash player like myself, there's one miracle on our lips. To be as good as Leonardo "MKLeo" Lopez Perez. If we dare to imagine, then maybe even better than him.
Playing for Echo Fox, the Mexican player dominated the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate competitive scene in 2019. He didn't attend every tournament there was, but he did make it to most of the big ones, and his performance was outrageous.
Using Joker like his very own Persona, MkLeo took out scores of tough opponents at events all over. One of his most significant accolades was winning EVO 2019 after being sent to the losers bracket in winners round 1. MkLeo fought his way through losers to the Grand Final with Team SoloMid's Gavin "Tweek" Dempsey. First, the Mexican player reset the bracket with a 3-2 scoreline and then took the set, 3-0.
His big tournament victories include:
EVO 2019 - 3,534 participants
Super Smash Con 2019 - 2,708 participants (also 2nd place in doubles alongside Javier "Javi" Balderas Perez)
GENESIS 6 - 2,105 participants (and 4th place finish with Javi)
Smash'n'Splash 5 - 1,579 participants
MomoCon 2019 - 1,250 participants (also 2nd place with Tyler "Marss" Martins)
CEO 2019 - 1,164 participants
2GG: Kongo Saga - 909 participants
That makes seven victories out of ten major events. As for the remaining three tournaments, MkLeo did not attend The Big House 9, finished second in Frostbite 2019, but took 33rd at Umebura Japan Major 2019.
With 2020 on the horizon, we enter the second year of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. All the top players have their eyes on beating MkLeo and his Joker, who is considered a top tier character by most. Since Pikachu is his best counter in the current meta, we might see a lot of the Pokemon before 2020 ends.
Putting that much focus on the player and his toon means underdogs could manage to slip under the radar and create an upset. So Santa, if you’re still taking requests, grant us with the skill to make it to the top unnoticed.