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Active: Since July 2009
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Active: Been playing since the game came out. Competitive wise, I've only been to a few tournaments, and at most of them I got my ass handed too me. However I still I think I'm decent :D
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Main: Jigglypuff / Marth
Active: Played...a couple years in Junior High, then a few hours every week at High School. Nowhere near competitive level, although I'm better than most casual players
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Active: previously from 2005-2007, and now
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Main: Young Link
Active: Competitively, 2005-Current
Location: Montreal, QC
Main: Ice Climbers
Active: Played awhile back when melee first came out, started playing "real" melee around 2007 when my friends and I started up a smash club at school. It's gone now. What's left is a group of about 4 smashers (including me) that often play at school after school's over.
Location: Bay Area, CA
Active: not competitive but better than the casual gamer
Main: Shiek, Doctor Mario
Active: Haven't played in some time because I can't find the power cord for my gamecube, but I've been playing since it's release, about 8 years now. Not quite competitive, but way above casual.
Location: Boulder/Denver, Colorado
Active: Been playing at a competitive level for around 5 years. One of the best, if not the best M2 player in the midwest states.
Location: Green Bay Wisconsin
Main: Captain Falcon
Active: 2 years in high school, met friends who played smash competitvely and they pound my sorry ass, but i'm way above casual. Not competitive because i'm missing the tech skill
Location: Bellflower, CA
Main: Game and Watch, Jigglypuff
Active: 5-6 years, the tournament scene in Colorado is pretty dead though and most of the ones that have popped up i've been too busy to go to, so i'm probably not all that great, know the usual Wavedash Shffl and others, just never played with any super competitive players.
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Main: Fox, Falcon
Active: Haven't been active since 2005-6ish (to give you an idea, m2k was still a noobie that I could beat back then). As a smasher I was previously known as nevake and mostly only played when MLG Dallas came or with the other North Texans/Houston people. I still play for fun though; my falcon skill hasn't deteriorated much. I also play a lot of BtT.
Location: Right now, Waco, Texas
Active: 1.5 months
Main: Marth, second Falco
Active: Haven't played much at all since Ken was the Man, followed M2K a little bit but not much. No idea what is going on in the scene right now, but always nice to catch up
Location: BC, Canada
Active: Almost 5 years
Mains: Sheik, Fox, Marth
Active: Started competitively in '05, been playing on and off. I've been "off" for the past half a year or so but I'm starting up again.
Location: Vancouver, BC
Zephyris (or Will)
Main: Cpt. Falcon, Marth
Active: Started last fall, been playing pretty often, attending like four tournaments, until this fall when my smash teacher went to grad school. I'm very bad though. Like wow hella bad.
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Location: Midwest USA
Active: Was active a year ago but stopped because training partner left. Training partner came back, I'm back in business.
Active: 2k7 to now
Location: Ontario Canada
Active: played at friend's house since game came out (once or twice a week), actually active since around 2 years ago.
Location: New Jersey
Location: SF Bay Area USA
Main: Puff (/Marth)
Active: 06-early/mid 09
Location: New Haven, CT
Active: Never been competitive really
Location: Quebec City, Canada\
Main: Marth (best)/Fox/Shiek
Active: Active for the last 2 years, took a break previously of 2 years before that. Am quite good and have played basically everyone who's considered great at this game. (mango/m2k/zhu, etc)
Location: San Diego