PC Chris

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PC Chris
Chris Szygiel
Born (1987-08-23) August 23, 1987 (age 31)
HometownPort Chester, New York
LeagueMajor League Gaming
Evolution Championship Series
GamesSuper Smash Bros. Melee
ChampionshipsMLG Las Vegas 2006
Nickname(s)PC Chris, LoungeLevel99

Christopher Szygiel (born August 23, 1987), better known by his handle PC Chris, is an American professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player. PC Chris gained national attention after defeating "The King of Smash" Ken at MLG New York 2006.[1] PC Chris received television coverage on the MTV reality television episode True Life: "I'm A Professional Gamer" and was documented in an episode of the 2013 documentary series The Smash Brothers. The handle PC Chris comes from his hometown of Port Chester, New York.[2]

PC Chris formerly held a title for having the largest prize check in a Melee tournament winning $10K at MLG Las Vegas 2006. PC Chris held the title for about 9 years until Adam "Armada" Lindgren won EVO 2015, earning $11,214.[3][4]


MLG 2006[edit]

PC Chris started his MLG career by winning MLG New York Opener 2006, the first tournament in the MLG 2006 Pro Circuit, defeating Ken twice. However, at MLG Dallas 2006, he lost to Ken in winners' finals and then to "ChuDat" in losers' finals, placing 3rd. At MLG Anaheim 2006, he lost to ChuDat again in winners' semis, then defeated "KoreanDJ", "Isai", and ChuDat in losers' bracket, and won the first set of grand finals against Ken, but still lost the second set, placing 2nd. He lost to ChuDat and "Azen" at MLG Chicago 2006, placing 5th. PC Chris also won MELEE-FC6, defeating Mew2King in two consecutive sets during grand finals.

MLG Orlando 2006 proved to be his worst tournament in the season, as he lost to Azen and then to "HugS" early in losers' bracket, finishing at a disappointing 13th place. Despite this, his placement of 2nd at MLG New York Playoffs 2006, where he defeated ChuDat twice but lost to Azen twice, allowed him to qualify for the MLG 2006 championship. PC Chris eventually managed to win MLG Las Vegas 2006 and take the MLG 2006 championship, defeating Azen, Isai, and KoreanDJ twice. In 2007, PC Chris placed 4th at Cataclysm 3, losing to Mew2King and KoreanDJ, 3rd at MLG Long Island 2007, losing to Mew2King twice, 5th at Pound 2, losing to ChuDat and Mew2King, and 2nd at MELEE-FC Diamond, losing to Mew2King in two sets of grand finals. He did, however, win Zero Challenge 3, sweeping through losers' bracket and defeating Mew2King in two sets of grand finals after losing to Mew2King in winners' quarters.

Evo 2007 and Retirement[edit]

PC Chris qualified for the EVO 2007 championship by placing 3rd at EVO East 2007 and 2nd at EVO West 2007. He eventually placed 4th at EVO World 2007. PC Chris's final three top performances were 5th at Viva La Smashtaclysm, losing to Azen and Mew2King, 3rd at Pound 3, losing to Mew2King and MaNg0, and 4th at Revival of Melee, losing to MaNg0 and "DaShizWiz". PC Chris spent years in a semi-retired state; while he still participated in several national tournaments and usually made it into the bracket, his results were not nearly as notable as they once were. PC Chris explains his semi-retirement due to having to focus on a full-time job.[5] After his retirement, PC still did play in a number of tournaments, including the national Apex 2012.


On January 9, 2015, PC Chris posted a Tweet announcing his return to competitive Melee play.[6] Shortly after, he attended Neo Nebulous Beta 2, where he placed 13th, though he would not make an impact[weasel words] until Super Nebulous 2 on January 24, 2015, where he made it into pro bracket in 2nd seed of his pool. He lost to Ice first round, but was able to take Game 1, much to the shock of many. He then defeated Eikelmann in loser's before being defeated by Lord HDL 2-0 to get 17th.

PC Chris attended Apex 2015, where he nearly made bracket, placing 49th of 1,037 competitors. In it, he placed 2nd in his 1st round pool, losing only to Fuzzyness, a top level European smasher. In 2nd round pools, he defeated players including Velocity and ROFL, and even had a close set with Kalamazhu, zero to death comboing him in the opening of Game 1. It went down to the last life Game 3, but PC Chris was eventually defeated, getting a huge cheer from the crowd on his exit. He later fought Ken in the Salty Suite, where he lost the first game as Fox, but switched to Falco starting with game 2. The match went to Game 5 last life, but PC Chris won it out 3-2 with a JV2[further explanation needed] last game.[7][8] He was unable to attend EVO 2015.

Notable tournament placings[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
MLG DC 2005 January 29–30, 2005 17th 5th Husband
Gettin' Schooled 2 June 25–26, 2005 5th 6th Eve
MELEE-FC3 July 10–12, 2005 13th 4th Chillin
BOMB 4 November 12, 2005 7th 5th Unknown
MLG New York 2005 February 25–26, 2005 3rd
MLG New York Opener 2006 April 21–23, 2006 1st 2nd Wes
MLG Dallas 2006 May 19–20, 2006 3rd
MLG Anaheim 2006 June 23–24, 2006 2nd 9th Kaiser
MELEE-FC6 July 13–15, 2006 1st
MLG Chicago 2006 July 21–22, 2006 5th 5th The King
Zero Challenge 2 August 15–17, 2006 9th
MLG Orlando 2006 August 26–27, 2006 13th 7th KillaOR
MLG New York Playoffs 2006 October 13–14, 2006 2nd 5th Wes
MLG Las Vegas 2006 November 18–19, 2006 1st 7th Wes
Cataclysm 3 March 3–4, 2007 4th 7th Milktea
MLG Long Island 2007 May 5–6, 2007 3rd 5th OneAndOnly Kip
EVO East 2007 May 25–27, 2007 2nd
Pound 2 June 16–17, 2007 5th 1st Mew2King
MELEE-FC Diamond July 12–14, 2007 2nd 1st Cort
Zero Challenge 3 July 20–22nd, 2007 1st 5th Milktea
EVO West 2007 July 27–29, 2007 2nd
EVO World 2007 August 24–26, 2007 4th
Super Champ Combo September 29–30, 2007 2nd 2nd Cort
Viva La Smashtaclysm November 10–11, 2007 5th 4th Cort
Pound 3 February 2–3rd, 2008 3rd 3rd Cort
Revival of Melee March 7–8, 2009 4th 1st Mango
Pound 4 January 16–18, 2010 17th 49th Kiwi
Apex 2010 August 6–8, 2010 33rd 25th Mofo
Apex 2012 January 6–8, 2012 49th 9th OTG
Zenith 2012 May 26–27, 2012 9th 4th OTG
Apex 2015 January 30–February 1, 2015 49th 57th DoH
MVG Sandstorm April 18–19, 2014 13th

Personal life[edit]

PC Chris believes Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has potential to be a great competitive game.[9] PC Chris currently resides in The Bronx, New York.[10]


  1. ^ Magee, Kyle (2006-12-28). "Coming Full Circle – MLG Interviews PC Chris | News". Majorleaguegaming.com. Retrieved 2015-04-08.
  2. ^ "The Smash Brothers: Episode 5 - Revolution". YouTube.com. 2013-10-11. Retrieved 2015-04-08.
  3. ^ "2006 Major League Gaming Pro Circuit Las Vegas (Super Smash Bros. Melee Singles) - Tournament Results & Prize Money". e-Sportsearnings.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.
  4. ^ "Evolution Championship Series 2015 (Super Smash Bros Melee) - Tournament Results & Prize Money". e-Sportsearnings.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.
  5. ^ "LoungeLevel99 comments on AMA: I'm PC Chris, featured in The Smash Brothers documentary, winner of SSBM MLG 2006 and coming back for another taste". Reddit.com. 2015-01-11. Retrieved 2015-04-08.
  6. ^ "Christopher Szygiel on Twitter: "This amazing year of Smash has opened my eyes. Needless to say, this old dog is eager to learn some new tricks. I've missed you, Brothers."". Twitter.com. 2015-01-09. Retrieved 2015-04-08.
  7. ^ Jutte, Garrett (February 2, 2015). "Apex 2015 Final Results". Guardian Liberty Voice. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
  8. ^ "Apex 2015 Results/Recap". READYUP GAMING. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
  9. ^ "LoungeLevel99 comments on AMA: I'm PC Chris, featured in The Smash Brothers documentary, winner of SSBM MLG 2006 and coming back for another taste. Ask me anything!". Reddit.com. 2015-01-11. Retrieved 2015-04-08.
  10. ^ "LoungeLevel99 comments on AMA: I'm PC Chris, featured in The Smash Brothers documentary, winner of SSBM MLG 2006 and coming back for another taste. Ask me anything!". Reddit.com. 2015-01-11. Retrieved 2015-04-08.

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