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Japanese Super Smash Bros. 64 player “Prince” has joined Panda Global as their newest competitor. Panda Global first made the announcement via a video posted to its Twitter account on July 19. The same video was later uploaded to the organization’s YouTube channel.
Prince is the 7th competitive Super Smash Bros. player currently on Panda Global’s roster. He is also the second Smash 64 player to join the organization. The first was Daniel “SuPeRbOoMfAn” Hoyt. SuPeRbOoMfAn has been a member of Panda Global since January 2017.
Prince is well-known for his ability to design and execute complex combos in both Smash 64 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He has won every annual Smash 64 Combo Contest since the contest began at Super Smash Con 2016. Panda Global’s announcement focused on this facet of Prince’s fame. The video shows clips of Prince’s combos from various Combo Contests.
Prince is also notorious for his Twitter presence. Unsurprisingly, most of his tweets are in Japanese. However, those written in English typically use the word “penis” in a totally nonsensical way. Prince continued this running joke in a tweet he made shortly after Panda Global’s announcement.
I really wanted to announce Penis Global, but I gave it up because it was an official announcement
But I regretted a little
I am Penis Global
— Penis | Prince/プリンス (@Prince_Yoshi) July 19, 2019
Panda Global’s Prince as a competitor
While he is perhaps best known as a combo creator and Twitter personality, Prince is also a strong competitor. He made his international debut at Super Smash Con 2016, though he had been recognized in Japan for many years. Prince’s run to 9th at Super Smash Con included wins over Mateen “Zero” Emad, Ryan “Clubbadubba” Club, and Alvin Hara.
Prince was ranked No. 13 in the world for Smash 64 in both 2016 and 2017. Though the 64 League Rankings have not resumed since 2017, Prince’s impressive results continued throughout 2018 and 2019.
Prince’s most impressive result of this year came at GENESIS 6 in February, where he placed 3rd. He also placed 7th at Inka Fest 2019 and 17th at the 14th Kanto Tournament. In 2019, Prince has beaten players like Chase “Onski” Azimi, “Shizuku”, and Josh Brody.
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.