Joining the organization as their only Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U player, Elliot “Ally” Bastien Carroza-Oyarce has been announced to have joined Cloud9 as their second Smasher.

Ally’s rise to fame within the Super Smash Bros. community is due to his impressive performances in Brawl events, which he began participating in towards late 2008. He took several top four finishes at several tournaments, such as placing 2nd at EVO 2009 and 1st at GENESIS, and was soon known as one of the best Brawlers in the scene, taking 8th on the SSBBRank.

While Ally continues to see success in Brawl, like his first place victories at Get On My level 2016 and Apex 2015, his focus began to shift with the release of Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U. With Mario as his main, Ally was the first player to ever take a set off of Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios and eliminate him from more than one event, which he managed at Super Smash Con 2016.

Despite his history as being one of the top Smash competitors that the community has to offer, EVO 2016’s Smash 4 champion has seen trouble with his performances in recent months. He struggled to maintain first place finishes at several events, taking 9th at Shots Fired 2 and 49th at CEO 2016 before failing to make top four at Super Smash Con 2016 in both Brawl and Smash 4. Clearly his recent shortcomings have not marred his confidence, however, because Ally managed to take first place at the Rio de Janeiro eGames Showcase that took place week.

No official statement was given in the press release posted to the Cloud9 website, but Ally took to Twitter to say, “I don’t know what I’m feeling, but I think I reached my most proud and happy moment of my life. From GOML to today, I have succeeded so much”


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