Captain Faceroll wins Melee Singles at DreamHack Atlanta 2019
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Griffin “Captain Faceroll” Williams won Super Smash Bros. Melee Singles at DreamHack Atlanta 2019 on November 17. It was one of many tournaments that Captain Faceroll has won this year, including Ultimate Nimbus and Fête. However, this was by far his biggest tournament win to date.

Captain Faceroll advanced out of pools unscathed, as expected. Along the way, he earned victories over Logan “LSD” Dunn and Harrison “HTwa” Turner. He then advanced into Melee top 8 with a 3-1 win over Zaid “Spark” Ali.

Captain Faceroll lost to Jason “Mew2King” Zimmerman 3-1 in Losers Semis. In addition, he initially looked shaky in the losers bracket. Captain Faceroll barely eked out a game five victory over David “Kalvar” Coyne in Losers Quarters. He even went down 0-2 against Spark in their Losers Semis set. However, something must have clicked for Captain Faceroll after game two of Losers Semis; he did not drop another game for the rest of the tournament.

After a reverse 3-0 over Spark, Captain Faceroll proceeded to face off against Edgard “n0ne” Sheleby. Captain Faceroll won that set 3-0, dropping only two stocks throughout the entire set. He then defeated Mew2King 6-0 between both sets of Grand Finals, winning DreamHack Atlanta 2019 Melee Singles. This dominant victory also marked Captain Faceroll’s first win over any of the five gods of Melee.

More results from DreamHack Atlanta 2019 Melee Singles

Several lesser-known players had strong performances in Melee Singles at DreamHack Atlanta 2019. Vaughn “Voo” Brown placed 7th, beating Hugo “HugS” Gonzalez, Dillon “Grab” Draper, and Albert “A Rookie” Suafa. Graham “HiFi” Timothy placed 9th, defeating Sasha “Magi” Sullivan and Kalvar. William “Wevans” Evans also placed 9th, with wins over Chris “Oaty” Oathout and Magi.

After his early loss to HiFi, Kalvar went on a deep losers run in order to place 5th. He reached top 8 by defeating Juan “Kuya” Nartatez, Ryan Ford, and Colin “Colbol” Green. Kalvar earned another win over Voo before losing a close set to Captain Faceroll.

Dylan Tate is an alumnus of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, particularly Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon.