At a Super Smash Bros. tournament in Boston this past weekend, one of the best Melee players in the world came across a player in the middle of a match who was playing with his controller upside down. He wasn’t half bad.
Pro Melee player Juan “Hungrybox” DeBiedma posted a video of the unorthodox player on Twitter, who you can see playing as Fox and moving around Final Destination without a hitch.
The 16-year-old player goes by the name Nooch, and has played video games with upside down controllers since he was a kid, according to his Reddit AMA someone linked in a reply to the tweet where he responded to a simple comment asking “Why.”
Apparently he didn’t have an instruction manual on hand.
In the AMA, Nooch posted a clip of himself playing as Fox in Melee, in which he kicks a computer player’s ass.
Interestingly, Nooch appears to be playing with a Gamecube controller signed by Hungrybox in the Twitch clip.
Although Nooch’s unorthodox playstyle is interesting to watch, it didn’t do him any favors at the Shine 2017 tournament. He lost his first match in pools and was knocked out early.
Meanwhile, Hungrybox took first place in Melee singles, earning yet another championship at a major Melee tournament.