Enrique “Maister” Hernández Solís has joined Spacestation Gaming as a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player. Spacestation Gaming announced his addition to the team on Feb. 19.
Recently, the Smash scene has experienced a string of top player sponsorships for Melee. Now, the sponsorship love is spreading to Smash Ultimate with Spacestation Gaming’s acquisition of Maister. Ranked No. 6 in the world, Maister was previously the highest-ranked free agent in Ultimate. That title now belongs to Takuma “Tea” Hirooka, who is ranked No. 12.
— Spacestation Gaming (@SpacestationGG) February 19, 2020
Previously, Spacestation Gaming had made its foray into competitive Super Smash Bros. Ultimate by signing David “LeoN” Leon. The organization also boasts teams in a slew of other esports titles. These include Rocket League, PlayerUnknown’s Battleground, Smite, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Apex Legends, and TrackMania.
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Spacestation Gaming is the first organization to sign Maister since he parted ways with Nevermore in December 2019. Maister is notable as Smash Ultimate’s premier Mr. Game & Watch main (to the disdain of many of his opponents). In addition, he is the second-best player in Mexico, behind Leonardo “MkLeo” Lopez Perez.
Maister achieved moderate success in Smash 4 as a low-tier hero, finishing as No. 81 on the PGR 100. He had a similarly modest start to Ultimate, missing the top 50 season one despite a handful of solid results.
However, Maister’s results improved significantly beginning in the Fall 2019 PGR season. His placements included 3rd at 2GG: Kongo Saga and The Big House 9, 4th at Smash Ultimate Summit 2, and 5th at Super Smash Con 2019. All the while, he never placed below 17th at a major tournament. Maister had wins over the likes of Ezra Samsora Morris, Sota “Zackray” Okada, Paris “Light” Ramirez, and Shuto “Shuton” Moriya.
2020 has been a bit of a mixed bag thus far for Spacestation Gaming’s Maister. However, he notably placed in the top 8 of both Let’s Make Big Moves and Genesis 7. Between these two events, Maister has wins over Samsora, William “Glutonny” Belaid, and Rasheen “Dark Wizzy” Rose.