Abate

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[e][h]Luigi Abate
Player Information
Name:
Stephen Abate
Birth:
March 17, 1989 (1989-03-17) (age 28)
Country:
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Main:
Luigi Luigi
Secondaries:
Captain Falcon Captain Falcon, Falco Falco, Marth Marth
Project M
Main:
Luigi Luigi
Links

Stephen "Abate" Abate is a player currently residing in Pittsburgh who is the best Luigi main in the United States, and one of the 2 best Luigi mains in the world with Eddy Mexico. He is ranked 1st on the Pittsburgh Power Rankings and 34th on the 2014 Melee It On Me SSBM Rankings, 33rd on the 2015 Edition and 40th on the 2016 edition.

Biography[edit]

A notable tournament for Abate was Fight Pitt V. After being knocked into losers by Colbol in winners semis, he defeated Dizzkidboogie and Duck to get his rematch with Colbol in losers finals. After falling behind 2 games, he managed to take the next 2 games and bring Colbol to his last stock in game 5, but lost in a heartbreaking fashion to finish 3rd.

Abate is known for his timely misfires. Some of his more memorable ones include vs Duck at the aforementioned Fight Pitt V and vs Hax at Zenith 2013, where Abate ended up winning the set in one of his biggest wins to date. The set vs Hax has over 120,000 views on YouTube as of 2015-01-14.

Abate's highest placing major performance was at The Big House 5, placing 7th in singles. His run included wins over Kira, Axe, S2J (a now infamous set for it's deciding Invisible Ceiling Glitch), and Duck.

Results[edit]

Date Place Event Result Prize
2017
Feb 18 A57 - 8th Smash Valley V 2 : 3 USA Marth Zain
Jan 20-22 B725 - 32nd GENESIS 4 0 : 3 USA Sheik Shroomed $50
2016
Aug 11-14 B717 - 24th Super Smash Con 2016 1 : 3 USA Pikachu Axe
Apr 16-17 A57 - 8th Fight Pitt VI 2 : 3 USA Ice Climbers dizzkidboogie
Feb 20-21 A59 - 12th B.E.A.S.T 6 0 : 3 USA Ice Climbers Wobbles
Feb 14 A44th Kickstart 6 1 : 3 Spain Overtriforce
Jan 15-17 B725 - 32nd GENESIS 3 2 : 3 USA CDK $50
2015
Oct 2-4 A57 - 8th The Big House 5 0 : 3 USA Sheik Shroomed $546
Sep 13 A57 - 8th Super Smash Sundays 32 0 : 3 USA Fox MikeHaze
Sep 12 A57 - 8th Mayhem September 2015 2 : 3 USA MacD
Jun 26-28 A513 - 16th CEO 2015 1 : 2 USA The Moon
2014
Nov 1-2 A33rd Fight Pitt V 2 : 3 USA Fox Colbol
Oct 4-5 B717 - 24th The Big House 4 1 : 2 USA Fox Colbol
Apr 19 A59 - 12th Fight Pitt IV L USA VaNz
Mar 8-9 A59 - 12th Revival of Melee 7 0 : 2 USA Fox DJ Nintendo
2013
Nov 9 A44th Pound V.5 0 : 3 USA Fox Chillindude
Jun 1-2 A57 - 8th Zenith 2013 0 : 2 USA Falco DaShizWiz $31.50
Jan 11-13 C149 - 64th Apex 2013 L USA Cyrain
2011
May 28-29 A513 - 16th Zenith 2011 L USA JesiahTEG

Melee Rankings[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
SSBM Rank 2016 40
SSBM Rank 2015 33
SSBM Rank 2014 34
SSBM Rank 2013 58

Trivia[edit]

  • He was originally a Falco main and Luigi secondary before fellow Pittsburgh Luigi player Vudujin convinced him to main Luigi.
  • Along with Zenith 2013, Abate also has a win over Hax's Fox. At Revival of Melee 7, Abate defeated Hax 2-0, thanks in part due to a costly SD by Hax to end game 1. These wins have made Prog call him Hax's "demon".

Videos[edit]