Armada

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[e][h]Peach Fox Armada
Armada Genesis 3.jpg
Armada at GENESIS 3
Player Information
Name:
Adam Lindgren
Birth:
March 28, 1993 (1993-03-28) (age 24)
Country:
Team:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$208,219
Nicknames:
The Swedish Sniper, The Beast from Sweden, The One True God
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Main:
Peach Peach, Fox Fox
Secondaries:
Young Link Young Link
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Main:
Sheik Sheik
Project M
Main:
Pit Pit
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Main:
Diddy Kong Diddy Kong
Links
Achievements
GENESIS 2 Apex 2012 Apex 2013 EVO 2015 The Big House 5 GENESIS 3 UGC Smash Open GENESIS 4 EVO 2017
History
????-??-?? — 2014-05-22
2014-06-07 — 2014-11-02
????-??-?? — 2014-11-02
2014-11-06 — Present

Adam "Armada" Lindgren (born March 28, 1993) is a Peach and Fox player from Gothenburg, Sweden, currently playing for Alliance. He was ranked 1st on the 2015 and 2016 Melee it on Me SSBM Rankings. Armada is one of the most successful Smashers of all time and is regarded as one of the best players ever.

Biography[edit]

Armada is not only famous for his tournament success, but also for revolutionizing Peach and taking her character to new limits. His breakout performance at Renaissance of Smash 4 in Europe where he placed fourth and only narrowly losing to Amsah, the best player in Europe at the time, was the beginning of a long era of tournament dominance in both Europe and North America.

Armada made his first appearance in the United States when he traveled to GENESIS, making his mark by placing second, defeating Mew2King in Winner's Bracket, and #1 ranked player Mango in Winner's Finals before falling to Mango in 2 sets of Grand Finals. Armada returned to the US for Pound 4, Apex 2010, and Pound V, placing highly but failing to win any of them. He finally won an American tournament when he attended GENESIS 2, avenging his loss to Mango at the original GENESIS with a 3-2 victory.

After a harsh loss to Hungrybox at Apex 2010, Armada began searching for a possible counter character to Jigglypuff, as the Peach versus Jigglypuff matchup is considered to be highly in Jigglypuff's favor. For this, Armada surprised many by turning to unusual low tier character Young Link. Armada chose Young Link to utilize the characters ground speed and projectiles to out camp Jigglypuff, as well as utilize the character's strong vertical kill moves on floaties. He also picked a rarely seen character to exploit Hungrybox's unfamiliarity with the character and for the initial surprise factor.[1] Armada utilized Young Link to great success for the first time at Pound V, defeating Hungrybox, and continued to use the character against Hungrybox until after EVO 2014.

Armada is famous for his pristine tournament record since his rise to the top, most notably his incredible record in US tournaments from 2011-2013. He is currently regarded as one of the "Five Gods" of Melee. He is also known for holding a five-year winning streak against Mew2King, not losing to him in Melee singles tournaments until SKTAR 3 in 2014.

Armada has competed in Grand Finals at every Apex that he has entered. Facing Hungrybox at Apex 2010 and Apex 2012, and PPMD at Apex 2013 and Apex 2015, placing first at 2012 and 2013.

After Apex 2013, Armada announced his retirement from competitive Melee singles events, although he was persuaded to return to compete in EVO 2013, placing 4th. After one year, Armada announced his return to the competitive Melee scene, entering the B.E.A.S.T 4 Melee singles tournament, and placed 2nd behind Leffen.

Upon his return Armada used primarily Fox in European tournaments (his Fox had rarely been seen in tournament outside of one match in GENESIS Grand Finals against Mango's Jigglypuff[2] ), which led many to believe that he would be dropping Peach in favor of Fox. However, Armada cleared up the rumor by stating it was a community misconception, and that his use and training of his Fox was to compete with top Foxes in the ditto and for possible use against Jigglypuff, and he was not dropping Peach.[3]

Armada earned the moniker "The Swedish Sniper" due to his incredible precision with projectiles.

On November 6, 2014, Armada was picked up by Swedish eSports team Alliance, as their first Smash Bros. player. [4]

After finishing 2nd at Apex 2015, using Fox for almost all of top 8, he announced on Twitter that he will be using his Fox more often than his Peach, though he will keep his Peach for certain matchups. [5]

At EVO 2015, Armada took his first premier tournament victory since his un-retirement, defeating Hungrybox in grand finals.

Continuing his success from EVO 2015 Armada won every tournament he attended including The Big House 5, Eclipse and Smash Summit. It wasn't until DreamHack Winter 2015 where he finally fell to Hungrybox for second place.

Ultimately, Melee It On Me and every other voter involved in the SSBM Rank from around the world ranked Armada #1, resulting in a perfect 10. He went 11-0 in sets with the top 7-10 players in the world and thus continuing his inhumane record against everyone outside the top 6 since 2010. He also went positive against every other big 6 member, sporting an overwhelmingly impressive 28-15 and thus bringing his overall set win-percentage in 2015 to 72%. Armada made Grand Finals in every 'Premier' tournament, as well as winning many majors.

Coming off his strongest year ever, Armada continued his success by winning the largest grassroots Melee tournament in history, GENESIS 3, being second to only EVO 2015 in entrants. Thus Armada became the back to back GENESIS champion and is poised for a three-peat.

Following his monumental win at GENESIS 3, Armada didn't compete in the states again until Battle of the Five Gods where he placed an unexpected 3rd - losing to both Hungrybox and Mango.

Armada went out of commission for a while, leaving Hungrybox to go on an absolute tear as he won multiple majors... leaving the question on everyone's mind: who's the best, Armada or Hungrybox? This question wouldn't be answered until Smash Summit 2 - the tournament Armada would make his return to the states. Surprisingly, Armada lost to Mew2King in winners via a shocking 3-0 result but later turned up the heat through losers and 3-0'd Mew2King in the run back, 3-0'd Mango and took two sets from Hungrybox thus winning the tournament and cementing his best in the world status.

However, it soon became clear that Armada's steam was running out and the competition was catching up. He placed an unexpected 5th at Get On My Level 2016 and narrowly lost EVO 2016 to Hungrybox and The Big House 6 to Mango - placing second at both. Although he won smaller events such as Syndicate 2016 and Heir 3 he couldn't quite win the big one. With the year coming to a close and MIOM gearing up for its panellist vote for the rankings, Armada was in a very dangerous position. Having not won a big tournament for quite some time, both Hungrybox and Mango were the favourites to win any event they entered.

It wasn't until Eclipse 2 where Armada not only rekindled his fire but also opened discussion for him reclaiming the #1 spot. He won Eclipse 2 over top talent such as Ice and Leffen, Canada Cup 2016 over Mew2King and Hungrybox and of course Smash Summit 3 - a stacked tournament with some of the best talent in the world. It wouldn't stop there though, Armada also went on to win DreamHack Winter 2016 and thus besting Hungrybox twice in the PAL version of the game.

Finally, Armada placed first in his last singles tournament of 2016, UGC Smash Open - one of the most stacked tournaments of the year. He proceeded through winners, beating Hungrybox 3-2, dropping a set to Mew2King in Grand Finals but winning set two and thus erasing any doubts that he's the best in the world.

He was ranked #1 on MIOM's 2016 Ranking.

Coming off a stellar 2016, Armada's first tournament would be GENESIS 4 - he continued through winners after an incredible comeback on S2J from being down 2-0. He went on to win the set, defeated Mango 3-1 in SF and Mew2King 3-2 which left him sitting handily in Grand Finals. Mango went on a rampage through losers, eliminating Leffen, Hungrybox and Mew2King and ultimately met Armada in Grand Finals in classic GENESIS fashion. However, Armada with a swift 3-0 quickly eliminated Mango and became the first competitor to three-peat a Super Major.

Recent Major Results[edit]

Date Place Event Result Prize
2017
2017-10-08 A44th The Big House 7 Fox 2 : 3 USAJigglypuffHungrybox
2017-10-01 A22nd GameTyrant Expo 2017 Fox 2 : 3
2 : 3
USAJigglypuffHungrybox $6,000
2017-07-16 A11st EVO 2017 Peach 3 : 1 USAFoxMango $8,610
2017-06-04 A33rd Smash 'N' Splash 3 Fox 1 : 3 SwedenFoxLeffen $2,022
2017-05-14 A22nd Royal Flush Peach 2 : 3
2 : 3
USAFoxMarthMango $1,662
2017-04-16 A11st HFLAN Melee Edition 2017 Peach 3 : 1 USAIce ClimbersChuDat $1,485.72
2017-03-05 A11st Smash Summit - Spring 2017 Fox 3 : 1 USAJigglypuffHungrybox
2017-02-19 A11st B.E.A.S.T 7 Fox 3 : 2 SwedenFoxLeffen
2017-01-22 A11st GENESIS 4 Peach 3 : 0 USAFoxMango $8,520
2016
2016-12-04 A11st UGC Smash Open Peach 1 : 3
3 : 1
USAMarthMew2King $6,992
2016-11-27 A11st DreamHack Winter 2016 Fox 3 : 1 USAJigglypuffHungrybox $15,000
2016-11-06 A11st Smash Summit 3 Fox 3 : 2 USAJigglypuffHungrybox $7,563.15
2016-10-30 A11st Canada Cup 2016 Fox 1 : 3
3 : 1
USAJigglypuffHungrybox $1,934.98
2016-10-23 A11st Eclipse 2 Peach 3 : 1 GermanyFoxIce
2016-10-09 A22nd The Big House 6 Peach 3 : 1
2 : 3
USAFoxMango $3,126
2016-08-21 A11st Heir 3 Peach 3 : 0 USAMarthThe Moon $2,473.98
2016-07-17 A22nd EVO 2016 Fox 2 : 3
2 : 3
USAJigglypuffHungrybox $4,744
2016-07-03 A22nd WTFox 2 FoxPeach 0 : 3 USAFoxMarthMango $1,706.60
2016-05-22 A55 - 6th Get On My Level 2016 Peach 1 : 3 USAFoxCaptain FalconFalcoMango $307.82
2016-05-01 B717 - 24th Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo 2016 FF Canada299792459
All Results
Date Place Event Partner Result Prize
2017
2017-10-08 A11st The Big House 7 ArmadaFoxPeachSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
3 : 1 USAFoxSFAT
USAMarthPewPewU
2017-10-01 A11st GameTyrant Expo 2017 ArmadaFoxPeachSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
3 : 1
3 : 1
USAFoxSFAT
USAMarthPewPewU
$450
2017-08-20 A11st Heir 4 ArmadaFoxSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
3 : 1 United KingdomFoxProfessor Pro
NetherlandsSheikAmsah
2017-07-16 A22nd Genesis FUSE Doubles Circuit Finals ArmadaFoxSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
2 : 3 USAMarthPewPewU
USAFoxSFAT
$450
2017-06-04 A11st Smash 'N' Splash 3 ArmadaFoxSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
1 : 3
3 : 2
USAFoxSFAT
USAMarthPewPewU
$1,076
2017-05-14 A11st Royal Flush ArmadaFoxSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
3 : 1
3 : 2
SwedenFoxLeffen
GermanyFoxIce
$435
2017-04-30 A33rd DreamHack Austin 2017 ArmadaPeachSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
2 : 3 USAFoxSFAT
USAFoxMango
2017-04-16 A11st HFLAN Melee Edition 2017 ArmadaPeachSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
3 : 0 USAFoxChillindude
USAIce ClimbersChuDat
$318.37
2017-03-05 A11st Smash Summit - Spring 2017 ArmadaPeachFoxSweden
Mew2KingSheikUSA
3 : 1
3 : 2
SwedenFoxLeffen
GermanyFoxIce
2017-02-19 A11st B.E.A.S.T 7 ArmadaPeachSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
1 : 3
3 : 0
GermanyFoxIce
SwedenFoxLeffen
2017-01-22 A11st GENESIS 4 ArmadaPeachFoxSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
3 : 1
3 : 2
SwedenFoxLeffen
GermanyFoxIce
$1,905
2016
2016-12-04 A33rd UGC Smash Open ArmadaPeachSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
1 : 3 GermanyFoxIce
SwedenFoxLeffen
$456
2016-11-06 A11st Smash Summit 3 ArmadaPeachSweden
Mew2KingSheikUSA
3 : 1 USAFoxSFAT
USAMarthFoxPewPewU
$1,460.75
2016-10-23 A11st Eclipse 2 ArmadaPeachSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
3 : 2
3 : 2
SwedenFoxLeffen
GermanyFoxIce
2016-10-09 A22nd The Big House 6 ArmadaPeachSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
2 : 3 USAFoxSFAT
USAMarthPewPewU
$646
2016-08-21 A11st Heir 3 ArmadaPeachSweden
AndroidSheikSweden
3 : 0 United KingdomFoxProfessor Pro
GermanyFoxSheikIce
$436.74
2016-07-03 A11st WTFox 2 ArmadaPeachSweden
Mew2KingSheikFoxUSA
3 : 0 USAIce Climbersdizzkidboogie
USAFoxSFAT
2016-05-22 A44th Get On My Level 2016 ArmadaFoxPeachSweden
ShroomedSheikUSA
0 : 3 USAFoxLucky
USAFoxMango
$114.40
2016-05-01 A11st Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo 2016 ArmadaFoxSweden
Mew2KingSheikUSA
3 : 2 USAJigglypuffHungrybox
SwedenFoxLeffen
$418.51
2016-04-24 A11st Smash Summit 2 ArmadaFoxSweden
Mew2KingSheikUSA
3 : 1 USAJigglypuffHungrybox
USASheikPlup
$937.50
All Results

Melee Rankings[edit]

SSBM Rank[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
SSBMRank 2017 Summer 1
SSBMRank 2016 1
SSBMRank 2015 1
SSBMRank 2015 Summer 1
SSBMRank 2014 2
SSBMRank 2014 Summer 4
SSBMRank 2013 2

RetroSSBMRank[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
RetroSSBMRank 2012 1
RetroSSBMRank 2011 1
RetroSSBMRank 2010 3
RetroSSBMRank 2009 2

Europe Rankings[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
SmashRanking.eu January 2017 1
SmashRanking.eu July 2016 2
SmashRanking.eu June 2016 1
SmashRanking.eu May 2016 1
SmashRanking.eu April 2016 1
SmashRanking.eu February 2016 1
SmashRanking.eu January 2016 1
SmashRanking.eu December 2015 1
SmashRanking.eu November 2015 1
SmashRanking.eu October 2015 1
SmashRanking.eu September 2015 1

Sweden Rankings[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
Gothenburg Spring 2017 1
Gothenburg Q4 2016 1

Matches[edit]

Singles[edit]

Vs. Mang0[edit]

Vs. Hungrybox[edit]

Vs. Mew2King[edit]

Vs. PPMD[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2015[edit]

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

2011[edit]

2010[edit]

2009[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "Armada (Fox) vs. Mango (Jigglypuff)". TheWaffle77. 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2015-01-16.
  2. "Player Profile: Armada (Smash Brothers)". Major League Gaming. 2014-07-18. Retrieved 2015-01-16.
  3. "Armada Joins Alliance". thealliance.gg. 2014-11-06. Retrieved 2014-11-06.
  4. Armada explaining the future of his Peach