Goblin joins Moist Esports following top eight finish at Riptide
Close Menu

Hit enter to search or ESC to close

Charlie “MoistCr1TiKaL” White Jr. announced Monday that his fledgling esports team has expanded once again. Floridian Roy main Alexis “Goblin” Stennett has become the third Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player to join Moist Esports.

Goblin’s addition to the team came just one day after his fifth place finish at Riptide, Smash Ultimate’s first post-quarantine supermajor. There, he defeated a number of highly-ranked players and other breakout contenders, including Robert “Myran” Herrin, Guillermo “Stroder Ame” Martinez Jr. and Samuel “Dabuz” Buzby.

Goblin joins a Moist Esports Ultimate line-up that includes fellow Roy main Kolawole “Kola” Aideyan and fellow Floridian Aaron “Aaron” Wilhite. The ever growing roster also features Melee player Kurtis “moky” Pratt and Guilty Gear Strive player Julian “Hotashi” Harris.

“Unfathomably raw that I get to be on the same team and represent with my dawgs Kola and Aaron,” Goblin said in a tweet. “Riptide was the first step so let’s keep pushing for greater things together.”

Goblin’s background before Moist Esports

Goblin began competing in major Smash 4 tournaments in 2016. While he climbed up to eighth place on the Central Florida Power Rankings, he never achieved notoriety on a national scale. However, this changed with the transition to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

At one of Ultimate’s earliest supermajors, Frostbite 2019, Goblin broke out with a top 16 finish. He defeated the likes of Takuto “Kameme” Ono and Shimizu “Umeki” Masaki on his path to 13th place. From there, Goblin maintained solid results at majors, allowing him to debut at No. 39 on the Spring 2019 PGRU.

Goblin kept up this momentum going forward, ranking 42nd on the Fall 2019 PGRU after a season that notably saw him defeat Gavin “Tweek” Dempsey twice. He also did well at online tournaments shortly after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, he was ranked No. 21 on the Wi-Fi Warrior Rank v5.

Even with all of his prior success, Riptide marked Goblin’s best tournament performance to date.

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.