SFAT wins Smash Melee Singles at Frame Perfect Series 4: Online
Zachary “SFAT” Cordoni won Super Smash Bros. Melee Singles at Frame Perfect Series 4: Online on January 16. It was his second tournament victory this weekend, as he won Rollback Rumble: NA West just one day before. Jason “Mew2King” Zimmerman and Justin “Plup” McGrath provided commentary during top 8 of the event.
SFAT swept through his pool unopposed, with 2-0 wins over Jose “Panda” Escobar Rodriguez and Dylan “Dawson” Dougherty. However, he began to face tougher opponents as he proceeded to top 8, and he started to drop games as a result. In the first round of top 32, SFAT beat Forrest Griffin 2-1.
Then, SFAT earned another 2-1 victory against “DontTestMe,” the moniker used by Zain Naghmi for his secondary Roy. Once in top 8, none of SFAT’s opponents could push him to game five. He defeated Aziz “Hax” Al-Yami 3-1 and Dawud “Aklo” Rahman 3-1. SFAT beat Hax 3-1 again in Grand Finals to win Melee Singles at Frame Perfect Series 4: Online.
Other results from Frame Perfect Series 4: Online Melee Singles
Hax made an impressive run to 2nd place at Frame Perfect Series 4: Online Super Smash Bros. Melee Singles. He cruised into top 8 with 2-0 wins against Rishi Malhotra’s Donkey Kong and Jason “Gahtzu” Diehl. After dropping a set to SFAT, he then made a solid run through the losers bracket. Hax eliminated Juan “Hungrybox” DeBiedma 3-1, Gahtzu 3-1, and Aklo 3-2.
Aklo similarly had a respectable run to 3rd place at this event. He defeated Daniel “DannyPhantom” Durant Schultz 2-1, Ben “SFOP” Duren 2-0, and Isaac “bobby big ballz” P. 2-0 en route to top 8. Aklo also won a five-game set over Albert Luu, who had just earned his second career win over Hungrybox.
Gahtzu rounded out the top 4 of the Frame Perfect Series 4: Online Melee bracket. He defeated Jeffrey “Axe” Williamson’s Ice Climbers 2-0 before falling to Hax in Winners Quarters. Then in the losers bracket, Gahtzu beat Thomas “Juicebox” Roche 2-1, Kyle “Kalamazhu” Zhu 3-1, and Albert 3-1.
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