Leffen

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[e][h]Fox Leffen
Leffen playing at GOML 2016.
Player Information
Name:
William Hjelte
Birth:
October 16, 1994 (1994-10-16) (age 22)
Country:
Team:
Sponsor:
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Main:
Fox Fox
Secondaries:
Falco Falco, Mewtwo Mewtwo, Marth Marth
Project M
Main:
Zero Suit Samus Zero Suit Samus
Links
Achievements
B.E.A.S.T 4 Republic of Fighters 3 B.E.A.S.T 5 CEO 2015 FC Smash 15XR: Return WTFox Super Smash Con HTC Throwdown Get On My Level 2016 DreamHack Summer 2016 Don't Park on the Grass/Melee
History
2015-03-09 — Present

William "Leffen" Hjelte is a professional Fox player from Sweden, ranked 3rd on the 2015 Melee it on Me SSBM Rankings.

Biography[edit]

Leffen is considered the second best Melee player in Europe, with the best being fellow countryman Armada, and one of if not the best solo Fox main. Many people consider him to be the biggest threat to the "Five Gods", and after defeating Mew2King at Apex 2015, Leffen became the first player to take a set off of every "god". He had previously defeated Hungrybox at Apex 2014, Armada at B.E.A.S.T 4, PPMD at 2014 MLG Anaheim, and Mango at B.E.A.S.T 5.

After a 9th place finish at EVO 2013, he broke out in 2014, with top 8 finishes at every major he went to with the exception of EVO 2014. His best result in America was at The Big House 4, where he knocked Hungrybox and Armada into loser's bracket before falling to Mew2King in winner's finals, then Mango in loser's finals, finishing 3rd. In Europe, he twice defeated Armada in grand finals coming from losers side.

He started off 2015 by winning B.E.A.S.T 5, beating Armada, Mango, and Armada again to win the tournament without dropping a set. At Apex 2015 he finished 3rd, losing to PPMD and Armada.

On March 9, 2015, Leffen joined Team SoloMid, becoming their first Super Smash Bros. player.

After struggling in the tournaments following Apex, including a 9-12th place finish at Press Start, Leffen took CEO 2015, marking his first victory at an American major. Afterwards, he took two more tournaments at FC Smash 15XR: Return and WTFox, marking three consecutive major victories and making him a strong favorite going into EVO 2015, the largest tournament of all time. However, Leffen performed worse than expected at EVO, losing to Hungrybox in winners and Plup's Samus in losers for a 5-6th place finish.

The second half of 2015 and most of 2016 had Leffen experiencing visa problems, preventing him from attending The Big House 5, Smash Summit, GENESIS 3, Battle of the Five Gods, Smash Summit 2, CEO 2016, EVO 2016, Super Smash Con 2016, and Shine 2016.

On February 16th, 2016, Leffen became a Red Bull athlete.[1]

On May 4th, 2016, it was announced that Leffen's visa situation was temporarily fixed and he can compete within the US once again, until and throughout July.[2] Sadly Leffen throughout this time was still not able to travel and compete in the US.

On October 3rd, 2016, Leffen finally got his visa approved and became able to travel to the US once again.[3]

Controversial Behavior[edit]

Back in 2013, Leffen was banned by Swedish community representative and tournament organizers from all Swedish tournaments for his bad behaviour in tournaments.[4] The evidence for his ban was compiled into a zip file titled evidence.zip. The ban lasted from February 9, 2013 to January 24, 2014. During the ban, Leffen made a few appearances outside Sweden, including EVO 2013.

Since the ban, Leffen has made references to evidence.zip, including calling his Twitch subscribers the "Z I P B O Y S".

Recent Achievements[edit]

2017[edit]

2017
Date Place Event Result Prize
Mar 2-5 A33rd Smash Summit - Spring 2017 2 : 3 USA Jigglypuff Hungrybox
Feb 17-19 A22nd B.E.A.S.T 7 2 : 3 Sweden Fox Armada
Feb 11-12 A11st LAN ETS 2017 3 : 1 Canada Sheik KirbyKaze
Jan 20-22 A55 - 6th GENESIS 4 2 : 3 USA Falco Mango $511.20


2016[edit]

2016
Date Place Event Result Prize
Dec 17-18 A11st Don't Park on the Grass 3 : 2 USA Jigglypuff Hungrybox
Dec 2-4 A44th UGC Smash Open 0 : 3 USA Marth Mew2King $1,241.08
Nov 25-26 A33rd DreamHack Winter 2016 2 : 3 USA Jigglypuff Hungrybox $3,000
Nov 3-6 A59 - 12th Smash Summit 3 2 : 3 USA Pikachu Axe $432.18
Oct 21-23 A33rd Eclipse 2 2 : 3 Germany Fox Ice 5,950 NOK
Oct 7-9 B717 - 24th The Big House 6 0 : 3 USA Sheik Swedish Delight
Aug 19-21 A57 - 8th Heir 3 0 : 3 Spain Sheik Overtriforce €94.60
Jun 18-21 A11st DreamHack Summer 2016 3 : 2 Germany Fox Ice $4,700
May 20-22 A11st Get On My Level 2016 3 : 1 USA Falco Marth Mango $4,036 CAD
May 14 A11st Battle of BC 3 : 2 USA Fox SFAT $1,280 CAD
Apr 29-May 1 A57 - 8th Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo 1 : 3 USA Samus Duck $151.20 CAD
Feb 20-21 A22nd B.E.A.S.T 6 3 : 4 Sweden Fox Peach Armada $1,512.48


2015[edit]

2015
Date Place Event Result Prize
Nov 26-28 A59 - 12th DreamHack Winter 2015 1 : 3 USA Samus Duck
Nov 14-15 A22nd Eclipse 0 : 3 Sweden Fox Armada $1,973
Sep 19 A11st HTC Throwdown 3 : 0 USA Jigglypuff Hungrybox $5,648
Sep 5-6 A55 - 6th Paragon Los Angeles 2015 1 : 3 USA Jigglypuff Hungrybox $373.50
Aug 28-30 A22nd PAX Prime 2015 0 : 3 USA Marth Mew2King $875
Aug 14-17 A55 - 6th Heir II the Throne 2 : 3 Sweden Sheik Android
Aug 7-9 A11st Super Smash Con 3 : 1 USA Sheik Marth Mew2King $5,749.20
Jul 17-19 A55 - 6th EVO 2015 1 : 2 USA Samus Plup $373.80
Jul 10-11 A11st WTFox 3 : 0 USA Fox Falco Mango $1,525
Jul 4-5 A11st FC Smash 15XR: Return 3 : 1 USA Jigglypuff Hungrybox $852
Jun 26-28 A11st CEO 2015 3 : 1 Sweden Fox Peach Armada $4,698
May 22-24 A22nd Battle Arena Melbourne 7 2 : 3 USA Falco Mango A$918.00
May 9-10 A59 - 12th Press Start 0 : 3 USA Falco Mango
Apr 18-19 A55 - 6th Sandstorm 1 : 3 USA Jigglypuff Hungrybox $173.25
Apr 11-12 A33rd I'm Not Yelling! 1 : 3 Sweden Fox Armada $592.50
Jan 31-Feb 1 A33rd Apex 2015 1 : 3 Sweden Fox Armada $2,711
Jan 17-18 A33rd Paragon 2015 1 : 3 USA Marth Mew2King $542
Jan 9-11 A11st B.E.A.S.T 5 3 : 2 Sweden Peach Armada €2,510


All Achievements

SSBM Rankings[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
SSBM Rank 2013 14
SSBM Rank 2014 Summer 6
SSBM Rank 2014 6
SSBM Rank 2015 Summer 2
SSBM Rank 2015 3
SSBM Rank 2016 5

Matches[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2015[edit]

References[edit]