Leffen

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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
CEO 2015 Get On My Level 2016
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]

Leffen is often seen as the villian of the Smash community. An example of this was in 2013, when he was banned by Swedish community representatives and tournament organizers from all Swedish tournaments for poor 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 several appearances in tournaments 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 Major Results[edit]

Date Place Event Result Prize
2017
2017-06-04 A22nd Smash 'N' Splash 3 Fox 3 : 1
1 : 3
USAJigglypuffHungrybox
2017-05-14 A55 - 6th Royal Flush Fox 0 : 3 USAFoxDruggedfox
2017-04-30 A57 - 8th DreamHack Austin 2017 Fox 0 : 3 USAMarthMew2King $300
2017-03-25 A59 - 12th Full Bloom 3 Marth 2 : 3 USAFoxSFAT
2017-03-05 A33rd Smash Summit - Spring 2017 Fox 2 : 3 USAJigglypuffHungrybox
2017-02-19 A22nd B.E.A.S.T 7 Fox 2 : 3 SwedenFoxArmada
2017-01-22 A55 - 6th GENESIS 4 Fox 2 : 3 USAFalcoMango $511.20
2016
2016-12-18 A11st Don't Park on the Grass Fox 3 : 2 USAJigglypuffHungrybox
2016-12-04 A44th UGC Smash Open Fox 0 : 3 USAMarthMew2King $1,241.08
2016-11-27 A33rd DreamHack Winter 2016 Fox 2 : 3 USAJigglypuffHungrybox $3,000
2016-11-06 A59 - 12th Smash Summit 3 Fox 2 : 3 USAPikachuAxe $432.18
2016-10-23 A33rd Eclipse 2 Fox 2 : 3 GermanyFoxIce
2016-10-09 B717 - 24th The Big House 6 Falco 0 : 3 USASheikSwedish Delight
2016-08-21 A57 - 8th Heir 3 Mewtwo 0 : 3 SpainSheikOvertriforce
2016-05-22 A11st Get On My Level 2016 Fox 3 : 1 USAFalcoMarthMango $3,078.17
2016-05-01 A57 - 8th Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo 2016 Fox 1 : 3 USASamusDuck $120.53
2016-02-21 A22nd B.E.A.S.T 6 Fox 3 : 1
0 : 3
SwedenFoxArmada $1,512.48
2015
2015-11-28 A59 - 12th DreamHack Winter 2015 Fox 1 : 3 USASamusDuck
2015-11-15 A22nd Eclipse Fox 0 : 3 SwedenFoxArmada $1,973
2015-09-19 A11st HTC Throwdown Fox 3 : 0 USAJigglypuffHungrybox $5,648
All Results
Date Place Event Partner Result Prize
2017
2017-05-14 A22nd Royal Flush LeffenFoxSweden
IceFoxGermany
1 : 3
2 : 3
SwedenFoxArmada
SwedenSheikAndroid
2017-03-25 A55 - 6th Full Bloom 3 LeffenSweden
IceGermany
2 : 3 USAS2J
USAShroomed
2017-03-05 A22nd Smash Summit - Spring 2017 LeffenFoxSweden
IceFoxGermany
1 : 3
2 : 3
SwedenPeachFoxArmada
USASheikMew2King
2017-02-19 A22nd B.E.A.S.T 7 LeffenFoxSweden
IceFoxGermany
3 : 1
0 : 3
SwedenPeachArmada
SwedenSheikAndroid
2017-01-22 A22nd GENESIS 4 LeffenFoxSweden
IceFoxGermany
1 : 3
2 : 3
SwedenPeachFoxArmada
SwedenSheikAndroid
$1,524
2016
2016-12-18 A22nd Don't Park on the Grass LeffenFoxSweden
IceFoxGermany
2 : 3 USAMarthPewPewU
USAFoxSFAT
2016-12-04 A22nd UGC Smash Open LeffenFoxSweden
IceFoxGermany
3 : 2
1 : 3
USAFoxSFAT
USAMarthPewPewU
$1,520
2016-11-06 A33rd Smash Summit 3 LeffenFoxSweden
MafiaPeachUSA
1 : 3 USAFoxSFAT
USAMarthPewPewU
$876.45
2016-10-23 A22nd Eclipse 2 LeffenFoxSweden
IceFoxGermany
2 : 3
2 : 3
SwedenSheikAndroid
SwedenPeachArmada
2016-08-21 B725 - 32nd Heir 3 LeffenSweden
YabastaSweden
DQ NetherlandsPureSkillz
NetherlandsPureEvil
2016-05-22 A33rd Get On My Level 2016 LeffenFoxSweden
HungryboxJigglypuffUSA
2 : 3 USAFoxLucky
USAFoxMango
$343.20
2016-05-01 A22nd Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo 2016 LeffenFoxSweden
HungryboxJigglypuffUSA
2 : 3 SwedenFoxArmada
USASheikMew2King
$418.51
2016-02-21 A11st B.E.A.S.T 6 LeffenFoxSweden
IceFoxGermany
3 : 2 SwedenSheikAndroid
SwedenPeachArmada
$1,004.15
2015
2015-11-15 A22nd Eclipse LeffenFoxSweden
IceFoxGermany
1 : 3 USAPikachuAxe
USASamusPlup
$493
2015-07-11 A22nd WTFox LeffenFoxSweden
MangoFoxUSA
2 : 3 SwedenPeachArmada
USASheikFoxMew2King
$365
2015-04-19 A11st Sandstorm LeffenFoxSweden
MacDPeachUSA
1 : 3
3 : 0
USASheikMew2King
SwedenFoxArmada
$245
2015-04-12 A11st I'm Not Yelling! LeffenFoxSweden
MacDPeachUSA
3 : 1 USASheikShroomed
SwedenPeachArmada
2014
2014-10-05 A33rd The Big House 4 LeffenFoxSweden
HaxFoxUSA
0 : 3 USAJigglypuffHungrybox
USASamusPlup
$342
2014-05-18 A22nd Republic of Fighters 3 LeffenFoxSweden
FuzzynessJigglypuffFoxUnited Kingdom
2 : 3 GermanySheikIce
SwedenPeachFoxArmada
$222.80
2012
2012-07-15 A22nd Smashers' Reunion: Melee Grande LeffenFoxSweden
Dr. PeepeeFalcoUSA
1 : 4 SwedenPeachArmada
GermanySheikIce
$672
All Results

Melee Rankings[edit]

SSBM Rank[edit]

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

Europe Rankings[edit]

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

Sweden Rankings[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
Stockholm Spring 2017 1

Matches[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2015[edit]

References[edit]