Top 9 Best Men's Super Smash Bros Players

best Super Smash Bros Players

Super Smash Bros is a wildly popular Nintendo game that has become a major fixture in the blossoming world of eSports. With increased fanfare and popularity surrounding eSports like Super Smash Bros, certain gamers have risen to fame and prominence within the community. Read on to learn about the top ten best and most popular Super Smash Bros players of all time.

  1. Jason Zimmerman - Mew2King
  2. Juan Manuel DeBiedma - Hungrybox
  3. Adam Lindgren - Armada
  4. Leonardo Lopez Perez - MkLeo
  5. William Hjelte - Leffen
  6. Joseph Manuel Marquez - Mango
  7. Justin McGrath - Plup
  8. Ken Hoang - Ken
  9. Kevin Nanney - PPMD

1. Jason Zimmerman - Mew2King

Jason Zimmerman is an American professional Super Smash Bros. competitor from Cinnaminson, New Jersey. Jason was born with Aspergers and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and has attributed much of his social growth towards the Smash community. Zimmerman started competing in the Super Smash Bros. world back in 2005.

Going by the gamer tag “Mew2King,” or M2K for short, Zimmerman has been ranked within the Top 5 smash players in the world in almost every game he has competed in. Zimmerman’s total tournament wins add up to 320 victories, which include every Smash Bros. game up to date. Mew2King has accumulated over $280,000 in earnings from competing and winning these tournaments. Zimmerman has also accumulated over 4.6 million views on his video streams while participating in and simply playing Super Smash Bros. When he is not competing in tournaments, Zimmerman is streaming on twitch or posting YouTube videos for his 140,000+ subscribers.

2. Juan Manuel DeBiedma - Hungrybox

Juan Manuel DeBiedma, is an Argentine-American professional Super Smash Bros. player. DeBiedma goes by the gamer tag “Hungrybox”. He currently lives in Orlando, Florida, and since attending the University of Florida DeBiedma has been competing for 10+ years.

Hungrybox holds the title of earning the most money in a single Melee tournament, over $29,000. DeBiedma is also best known for using the pink character Jigglypuff and is acknowledged as one of the best Jigglypuff players in the gaming world. Juan has accumulated over 130 tournament wins under his belt, and also has earned over $390,000 from competing professionally. Some notable tournament placings include: Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U., and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Although Hungrybox has not participated in Super Smash Bros. Brawl competitions since retiring from the game, he still posts videos regularly to Youtube for his 476,000+ subscribers and competes in melee.

3. Adam Lindgren - Armada

Adam Lindgren, also known as Armada to those in the gaming world, is a Swedish Super Smash Bros. player. Lindgren grew up and lives in Gothenburg, Sweden, and is known by many different names in the world of online gaming such as Swedish Sniper and The Beast from Sweden. To many, Lindgren is thought to be the best Super Smash Melee player in the gaming sphere.

Armada has been a part of this industry since before 2007, but made a name for himself when he placed fourth in a national competition. In 2011 and 2012 he won the Melee singles and doubles tournaments alongside Jason Zimmerman at Apex, one of the largest Smash tournaments in the world. Armada has 124 tournament victories in his impressive history as a gamer along with a large sum of money as well. Lindgren has earned over $310,000 during his career which is spectacular to say the least. 

Although Lindgren is now “semi-retired,” he still stays active on Youtube where his 125,000+ subscribers can watch him play and review various games.

4. Leonardo Lopez Perez - MkLeo

Leonardo Lopez Perez is a Mexican professional Super Smash Bros. player who is also known as MKLeo, or simply Leo. Perez has made major waves since joining the Super Smash Bros. community back in 2009.

Starting in 2015, Leo grabbed the attention of many when he won Smash Factor 4, the largest competition in his home country. After that, Leo began to travel to the United States to compete in more tournaments against others. Perez is regarded as one of the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players in the world, taking over the number one spot in Panda Global Rankings. Perez’s main character is Joker in Ultimate, a character that has helped him secure 120+ tournament wins along with earning over $200,000.

5. William Hjelte - Leffen

William Hjelte, also known as Leffen, is one of the most popular young Super Smash Bros. players in the world. He is originally from Sweden and is considered to be the best Super Smash Bros. Melee player in Europe.

Leffen began competing in tournaments in 2010, when he was only 16 years old. Competitively, he mainly plays Super Smash Bros. Melee, but has experience in other games as well. Leffen rose to fame after becoming the first player to take a set off of each of the “Five Gods of Melee.” Since his career began, Leffen has won 45 tournaments and has career earnings of over $163,000.

6. Joseph Manuel Marquez - Mango

Joseph Manuel Marquez is an American professional competitor in Super Smash Bros. Also known as Mango, Scorpion Master, The Kid, and The Goat, Marquez has made his mark in the competitive Super Smash world. Marquez has accumulated over 14 million views during his time in the gaming universe and hasn’t stopped there. Fans classify Mango’s best game to be Super Smash Bros. Melee, where he has ranked first against Super Smash Bros. players in California and third around the world in 2019. Marquez has accumulated over 75 tournament wins during his career. Also playing as Jigglypuff, Marquez is honored for bringing up the character's status on the character tier list. Mango has made over $177,000 from winning various tournaments in the world and has not slowed down. Although Marquez does not have a Youtube like his other gaming colleagues, he has still managed to make a lasting impact in the Super Smash Bros. world.

7. Justin McGrath - Plup

Justin McGrath is an American Super Smash Bros. competitor and has been playing professionally since around 2011. Going by the gamertag Plup, McGrath typically plays as Sheik, Fox, Samus, and Luigi. He is considered to be the best Sheik player in the world.

Plup almost exclusively competes in Super Smash Bros. Melee, and is the second of two players to ever take a set off of each of the “Five Gods of Melee.” Some of his most notable victories include wins at GENESIS 5 in 2018 and DreamHack Atlanta in 2017. Since 2015, Plup has been signed by Panda Global and boasts 109 tournament victories to go along with around $150,000 in prize money.

8. Ken Hoang - Ken

Ken Hoang is one of the first successful professional Super Smash Bros. competitors. Going simply by Ken, Hoang started out playing the original Smash on the Nintendo 64. Ken’s favorite character to play is Marth, and has been since he debuted at Tournament Go 4. Today, Ken is retired but still somewhat active within the Super Smash Bros. community. Hoang was also one of the top Melee players in the gaming world from 2003-2007 before he decided to take a five year hiatus from competing.

Ken has 41 tournament wins under his belt along with earnings totalling over $53,000. Hoang also appeared as a contestant on CBS’s Survivor in 2008. Although he is no longer competing, Ken set the path for many current professional Super Smash Bro players today, which is something to be extremely proud of.

9. Kevin Nanney - PPMD

Kevin Nanney is an American professional Super Smash Bros player. Nanney also goes by the gamer tag “PPMD” and is currently a semi-retired player. Nanney is considered one of the “Five Gods” of the Super Smash Bros. Melee game and an icon to many players who participate. Nanney, like Ken Hoang, has been on hiatus from competing since 2016 but still plays the game simply for enjoyment. One of Nanney’s most notable tournaments was the 2015 Apex final where he defeated Armada using only Marth for the whole session. Nanney has said that he would like to return to these tournaments, but not as a competitor, instead he would like to return as a commentator or spectator. In total, Nanney has won 45 tournaments and earned a total of just over $37,000 in earnings from competing professionally. PPMD also has a YouTube channel he is fairly active on and has upwards of 55,000 subscribers.

Honorable Mentions

Joel Isai Alvarado - Isai

Joel “Isai” Alvarado is an American professional Super Smash Bros. competitor. Alvarado’s gamer tag is Isai, and he was one of the first competitive Smash players who helped make the sport what it is today. Alvarado started his career playing the first Smash game ever created, Smash 64, and is arguably the best player in the game. The main character’s Isai plays are Pikachu, Fox, and Jigglypuff.

In 2006, Isai traveled to Japan to compete against other top-tier professionals, but Alvarado’s skills were unmatched by his competitors. Isai also participated in Super Smash Bros. Melee until he decided to retire completely from the sport in 2007. Alvarado has 15 tournament wins and has earned approximately $28,000 total while playing professionally. Unfortunately Alvarado is retired, but he still holds the spot as one of the best Smash 64 players in the history of professional Super Smash Bros. players.


Who is the best Super Smash Bros. player?

The best Super Smash Bros. player is a very subjective topic because everyone has their own preference to who is the best. Based on total tournament wins, Jason Zimmerman, or Mew2King, has earned the title of the best Super Smash Bros. player. Zimmerman has over 320 wins on his resume, which includes a win in every Smash tournament to date. Zimmerman is a passionate competitor and a worthy opponent to other players.

Who is the best Super Smash Bros ultimate player in the world?

Leonardo Lopez, also known as MkLeo, is currently regarded as the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player in the world. He has held the top spot in the Panda Global Rankings for Ultimate and many other lists for multiple years in a row. Leo began playing competitively since 2015, and has dominated the Ultimate scene ever since its release in 2018.

How much money do pro Smash players make?

There is no set amount that Smash players can make, because this is not your typical 9-to-5 job. The number of tournaments a player competes in and wins determines the amount of money they can earn. In today’s day and age of social media, professional players can also make money streaming themselves while playing, or by posting YouTube videos for their subscribers. Professional eSports teams can also sign players to contracts, and each player can make money from sponsorships as well. Top professionals can make anywhere from $20,000 to over $100,000 for winning a tournament, and $1,000-$5,000 a month.