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.
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.
|Feb 18||7 - 8th||Smash Valley V||2 : 3||Zain|
|Jan 20-22||25 - 32nd||GENESIS 4||0 : 3||Shroomed||$50|
|Aug 11-14||17 - 24th||Super Smash Con 2016||1 : 3||Axe|
|Apr 16-17||7 - 8th||Fight Pitt VI||2 : 3||dizzkidboogie|
|Feb 20-21||9 - 12th||B.E.A.S.T 6||0 : 3||Wobbles|
|Feb 14||4th||Kickstart 6||1 : 3||Overtriforce|
|Jan 15-17||25 - 32nd||GENESIS 3||2 : 3||CDK||$50|
|Oct 2-4||7 - 8th||The Big House 5||0 : 3||Shroomed||$546|
|Sep 13||7 - 8th||Super Smash Sundays 32||0 : 3||MikeHaze|
|Sep 12||7 - 8th||Mayhem September 2015||2 : 3||MacD|
|Jun 26-28||13 - 16th||CEO 2015||1 : 2||The Moon|
|Nov 1-2||3rd||Fight Pitt V||2 : 3||Colbol|
|Oct 4-5||17 - 24th||The Big House 4||1 : 2||Colbol|
|Apr 19||9 - 12th||Fight Pitt IV||L||VaNz|
|Mar 8-9||9 - 12th||Revival of Melee 7||0 : 2||DJ Nintendo|
|Nov 9||4th||Pound V.5||0 : 3||Chillindude|
|Jun 1-2||7 - 8th||Zenith 2013||0 : 2||DaShizWiz||$31.50|
|Jan 11-13||49 - 64th||Apex 2013||L||Cyrain|
|May 28-29||13 - 16th||Zenith 2011||L||JesiahTEG|
|SSBM Rank 2016||40|
|SSBM Rank 2015||33|
|SSBM Rank 2014||34|
|SSBM Rank 2013||58|
- 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".