HugS

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[e][h]Samus HugS
Player Information
Name:
Hugo Gonzalez
Birth:
January 21, 1986 (1986-01-21) (age 31)
Country:
Alternate IDs:
FRQ Hugs, Hugo, Huggies, Huggles
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Main:
Samus Samus
Secondaries:
Sheik Sheik
Links
History
2006-??-?? — ????-??-??
2014-07-03 — 2015-02-14
2016-06-01 — 2016-12-01
2016-12-14 — Present

Hugo "HugS" Gonzalez is the premiere Samus main and long-playing competitor in his home region of Southern California. He is ranked 6th on the SoCal Power Rankings and 38th on SSBM Rank 2016.

Biography[edit]

HugS has been a competitor in the scene since its early days, and had a fierce rivalry with old-school champion Ken. While attending a fest that was being held at Ken's house, HugS was beaten by Ken's younger sister, prompting him to buckle down and train in hopes to one day be able to defeat Ken.

HugS quickly began climbing the rankings in his home state as well the entire United States, with impressive placings at both independently run tournaments and majors such as the 2006 MLG Pro Circuit, EVO West 2007, and EVO World 2007, and was soon considered one of the best players in the country. He even secured one of eight spots at the 2006 MLG Las Vegas Finals, based upon points earned from the previous tournaments in the circuit.

In 2006, HugS was one of several smash players who were sponsored by Carbon, an esports organization that originally focused on Halo.[1][2] It is not known when this sponsorship lapsed, as MLG slowly phased Smash out of its Pro Circuit in 2007. Wife has also asserted that Smash players ultimately benefited very little from the sponsorship.[3]

HugS continued to compete in an era of dwindling numbers, but returned in full force upon the rebirth of competitive Melee. He was partly credited for this rebirth due to his appearance in the 9 part documentary series, The Smash Brothers, in which he recalled the early days of competitive Smash.

HugS is known for his rivalry in the early days with Wes and Oro in competition to see who the best Samus main was at the time. At the time a very unpopular character, these three traded sets back and forth in an attempt to be seen as the premier Samus in the country.

He played for Dream Team from June 1st, 2016 to December 1, 2016.[4][5] On December 14, 2016 it was announced he now plays for Selfless Gaming.[6]

Recent Major Results[edit]

Date Place Event Result Prize
2017
Apr 14-16 A55 - 6th CEO Dreamland 0 : 3 USA Jigglypuff Hungrybox
Mar 25 B717 - 24th Full Bloom 3 0 : 3 USA Sheik Drephen
Mar 2-5 A513 - 16th Smash Summit - Spring 2017 0 : 3 USA Fox Mango
Jan 20-22 B717 - 24th GENESIS 4 0 : 3 USA Captain Falcon S2J $75
2016
Dec 17-18 C133 - 48th Don't Park on the Grass 0 : 3 USA Jigglypuff Prince Abu
Dec 2-4 B725 - 32nd UGC Smash Open 2 : 3 USA Kels
Oct 7-9 C133 - 48th The Big House 6 1 : 2 USA Captain Falcon Wizzrobe
Aug 26-28 B717 - 24th Shine 2016 1 : 3 USA Lucky
Aug 11-14 C133 - 48th Super Smash Con 2016 1 : 2 USA Plank
Jul 15-17 C1129 - 192nd EVO 2016 1 : 2 Mexico Sheik Far
Jun 24-26 B725 - 32nd CEO 2016 0 : 2 USA Gahtzu
May 20-22 A513 - 16th Get On My Level 2016 2 : 3 Nicaragua Captain Falcon Ganondorf n0ne $38.48
Apr 2-3 C133 - 48th Pound 2016 1 : 2 USA Axe
Jan 15-17 B717 - 24th GENESIS 3 1 : 3 USA Fox Colbol $75
2015
Nov 26-28 A513 - 16th DreamHack Winter 2015 2 : 3 USA MacD
Oct 2-4 C133 - 48th The Big House 5 1 : 2 USA Fox Alex19
Sep 19 A513 - 16th HTC Throwdown 1 : 2 USA Fox SFAT
Sep 5-6 A513 - 16th Paragon Los Angeles 2015 1 : 2 USA Fox Colbol
Aug 7-9 A59 - 12th Super Smash Con 2015 1 : 2 USA Fox Colbol $159.70
Jul 17-19 A59 - 12th EVO 2015 1 : 2 USA Ice Climbers ChuDat
All Results

SSBM Rankings[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
SSBM Rank 2016 38
SSBM Rank 2015 20
SSBM Rank 2015 Summer 19
SSBM Rank 2014 37
SSBM Rank 2013 47

Interviews[edit]

2015[edit]

2013[edit]

References[edit]