Baxon

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[e][h]Falco Baxon
Player Information
Birth:
February 16, 1989 (1989-02-16) (age 28)
Country:
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Main:
Falco Falco
Links
History
??? — 2016-08-16
2016-09-09 — Present

Baxon is a professional Melee Falco player from France.

Biography[edit]

Baxon mained Falco from the day he started playing the game and does not have a specific Falco color, usually changing it between every set.[1] His first steps in the French community were hesitant: he posted on JeuxVideo.com (France's and Europe's largest online forums) to know if someone played the game and met Makenshi, who lived near his place. Baxon played with him for an hour before he was able to take a stock from him.[2] He also met some other members of the community, whom he considered as "snobby and aggressive", which almost led him to invest his time and energy in SoulCalibur 2 instead.[3] Baxon started playing Melee competitively in 2007 and is known for his highly technical and patient Falco. His first tournament was FireFox Tournament 2, where he got out of pools[4] — to this day, he says that the only tournament where he did not get out of pools was a tournament in the Netherlands, during which he hadn't had anything to eat or drink because he was observing Ramadan. During his first years as a player, he lived very close to Joanna Dark's apartment, and with Joanna Dark being the best Falco player in France at the time, he learnt a lot from him and always considered him a mentor.[5] Seeing Joanna Dark play and Bombsoldier's combo video made him want to become a great player.[6] Baxon's nickname comes from a tournament that he went to with his best friend, now known as Waxon; they didn't have a nickname and weren't allowed to use their first name to enter, so they typed random letters on a computer and ended up with "axon", to which they respectively added B and W to make it sound better.[7]

Although he lived in Paris for most of his life, Baxon went to high school in Avignon, a city in the South of France. He came back to Paris at the age of 19, moving in with some Parisian Smashers.[8] Baxon has never been to a tournament outside of Europe.[9] His mother was never supportive of his playing Smash, but ended up accepting it when he came back with a 400€ cash prize.[10]

He gained fame during a close Bo7 money match against PPMD in 2012.[9] He is currently ranked fourth in France.[11] Baxon has taken games off PPMD, Mango, Westballz and Zhu, among others.[12]

Results[edit]

Date Place Event Result Prize
2017
Apr 15-16 A513 - 16th HFLAN Melee Edition 2017 2 : 3 Netherlands Adamayonmike
Feb 17-19 B717 - 24th B.E.A.S.T 7 1 : 3 Netherlands Sheik Amsah
2016
Nov 26-27 A11st Nantarena 16.2 3 : 0 France Djagof
Sep 10-11 A57 - 8th Syndicate 2016 1 : 3 Netherlands Fox Zgetto
Aug 19-21 B717 - 24th Heir 3 2 : 3 Germany Däumling
Feb 20-21 A513 - 16th B.E.A.S.T 6 1 : 3 USA ESAM
Feb 14 A55 - 6th Kickstart 6 1 : 3 Spain Overtriforce
2015
Dec 20 A11st Super Smash Dimanches #6 3 : 0 France Charlon
Nov 26-28 B725 - 32nd DreamHack Winter 2015 1 : 3 Denmark Eagle
Nov 22 A55 - 6th Kickstart 4 1 : 3 Spain Overtriforce $21.27
Oct 25 A55 - 6th Kickstart 3 1 : 3 Spain Overtriforce $17.99
Oct 3 A59 - 12th Avalon M L Netherlands Adam
Sep 27 A22nd Kickstart 2 3 : 2
1 : 3
United Kingdom Professor Pro $123.34
Sep 19-20 A59 - 12th DreamHack London 2015 0 : 3 Spain Sheik Overtriforce
Aug 14-17 A513 - 16th Heir II the Throne 0 : 3 France Marth Mahie
Jul 25-26 A22nd LAST V 1 : 3 United Kingdom Professor Pro $205.76
May 9-10 A59 - 12th HFLAN Melee Edition L France Cyr
May 8 A44th DX Ranking Hors Série 0 : 3 France Salepate
Jan 9-11 B717 - 24th B.E.A.S.T 5 1 : 3 Germany Däumling
2014
Nov 22-23 A59 - 12th HFLAN 8 1 : 2 France Cyr
Sep 27 A22nd DX Ranking Session #1 2 : 3 France Mahie $16.91
Jul 12 A44th Avalon IV 0 : 3 France Samus Cyr
May 31-Jun 1 A55 - 6th HFLAN 7 L France Fauster
May 17-18 B717 - 24th Republic of Fighters 3 L Germany Däumling
Feb 12-16 A513 - 16th B.E.A.S.T 4 L Sweden Dev
2013
Apr 3-7 A55 - 6th B.E.A.S.T 3 L Germany Ice
2012
Jul 13-15 A59 - 12th Smashers' Reunion: Melee Grande 0 : 3 Netherlands Sheik Adam $16
All Results

Melee Rankings[edit]

Europe Rankings[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
SmashRanking.eu January 2017 23
SmashRanking.eu July 2016 16
SmashRanking.eu June 2016 13
SmashRanking.eu May 2016 13
SmashRanking.eu April 2016 12
SmashRanking.eu February 2016 24
SmashRanking.eu January 2016 20
SmashRanking.eu December 2015 22
SmashRanking.eu November 2015 23
SmashRanking.eu October 2015 20
SmashRanking.eu September 2015 24

France Rankings[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
LeFrenchMelee 2016 4
LeFrenchMelee 2015 5
LeFrenchMelee 2013 1

Interviews[edit]

2013[edit]

Combo Videos[edit]

References[edit]