In the lifetime of competitive Melee, there haven’t been too many top-level Peach mains or floaties in general. However, Theodore “Bladewise” Seybold has been one of the few to do consistently well with Peach for years. In fact, he’s been ranked between #39 and #33 on every iteration of MIOM Top 100/ SSBMRank since 2013 when it began. If that doesn’t exemplify consistency, then what does? And ahead of EVO, the ever-steady Peach main is being sponsored by Will 2 Win Gaming.
Money from the new sponsor to travel and continue improving his craft will certainly benefit Bladewise. Likewise, Will 2 Win will certainly gain exposure and hopefully a good reputation through sponsoring the 37th best player of 2017.
As Will 2 Win pointed out, Bladewise has taken sets off of plenty of notable players recently. Most recently, this includes a win over “Squid” Deutsch on his way to a fifth place finish at Runback 2018.
For his part, Bladewise seems perfectly happy for the opportunity that Will 2 Win has provided him. He’s excited to be representing the new organization as their first Melee player and second Smasher overall.
In announcing his sponsorship, Bladewise also confirmed that he will be competing at Super Smash Con 2018, Shine 2018, and The Big House 8. He should keep putting together good results that further prove his top 40-level skill as a Melee player–just with Will 2 Win in front of his name.
If I’m not practicing my Melee Falco, perfecting P.E.K.K.A decks in Clash Royale, or watching some esports tournament, I’m probably writing for fun or maybe trying to get a bit better at rock climbing. DBLTAP gave me a shot at esports over a year ago, and at 19, I’m still striving to improve my writing as much as possible.