JAN 15, 2018

Illustration by Tan Hui Tan

Hungrybox wears the crown now. It was a long road there.

Talent does not choose those whom it visits. Gaël Monfils was poised to be a track and field phenom, winning the French under-13 and under-14 100m championships and set to go on to race at an even higher level - but he loved tennis far more. His natural athleticism manifested itself in an explosive and stylish method of play that garnered him a career peak at number six on the ATP World Tour. Sometimes, after a particularly shocking slide from Monfils, one is struck by the realization that they are watching something no one else could do. But after multiple injuries, Monfils now languishes at 46th, and he has never quite made a case for himself as a contender for major titles.

Our talent can only take us so far; any champion deals equally, if not more so, in hard work. But there is something magical in witnessing a display of such natural ability that it eclipses any thought of being able to compare, that it wipes clean our minds of the motivation that we thought would fuel our hours of training to be able to hold a candle. Often, talent manifests itself exuberantly and obviously; this is what it is like to watch Roger Federer play tennis, or to see Joseph “Mang0” Marquez play Super Smash Bros. Melee. We lionize these players above all else because they represent something we could aspire to but never achieve, inspirations for our own efforts but certainly possessed of an ability that must be marked as something special.

But what happens when hard work beats out that talent solidly? When the victors are determined not by their innate understanding of what motivates us to pursue the game in the first place, but by their ability to hold their nose to the grindstone until the skin comes off, how do we react?

For Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma of Team Liquid, that question isn’t a hypothetical.

Do you ever have everything you ever wanted, and then once you have it, you’re like, ‘now what?’HUNGRYBOX AFTER WINNING THE BIG HOUSE 7

As Hungrybox won The Big House 7, putting an end to crowd favorite Justin “Plup” McGrath’s bid to take home one of the most stacked tournaments of all time, he turned to the crowd and saw a sea of disappointed faces. A large fraction of viewers had already turned to start leaving the venue; among those who were left, the applause was scattered and weak. In his post-tournament interview, Hungrybox seemed listless and dejected, memorably asking commentator HomeMadeWaffles, “do you ever have everything you ever wanted, and then once you have it, you’re like, ‘now what?’”

Hungrybox has been pursuing the title of best Melee player in the world for the better part of a decade without success - but 2017 has been a marquee year for the Jigglypuff player, who at the moment still sits atop an undefeated tournament streak dating all the way back to Shine 2017 in August. As SSBMRank 2017 played out throughout the last few weeks, there was no doubt in anyone’s mind that Hungrybox would hold the top spot. The level of dominance he’s displayed this year, winning an astonishing 10 majors, has been enough to cement Hungrybox as one of the greatest to ever play the game. But many Melee spectators and players would rather someone else claim that ranking.

Hungrybox is no stranger to animosity. He’s been the villain of the Melee scene since he first started playing - a role that he thinks started with his choice of character. “I really think it all began with Puff,” he says. While Mang0 may have been the first player to bring Jigglypuff into consideration as a top-tier threat, it was Hungrybox’s defensive, patient play that came to define both him as a competitor and Jigglypuff as a character. That playstyle may have been a smart one, but it certainly hasn’t gained Hungrybox many fans. “People already have a bad idea of me as Puff,” he says, “and then when you already have reason for people to hate you that’s a petty reason like playing a certain character, then they'll take your actions and amplify them.”

Looking at old videos of Hungrybox, it’s not hard to see why he wasn’t exactly the most inspiring player. If you had to choose a phrase to describe Hungrybox’s playstyle in his early days of success, it might be “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” With a gameplan that revolved solely around good spacing of Puff’s back air, Hungrybox’s success was a bitter pill to swallow for the viewers who watch Melee for its frenetic pace and freewheeling combo system.

For what it’s worth, that linear style left Hungrybox in the lurch for some time as a gatekeeper to the upper echelon who struggled to break out against players of his caliber. Contenders of a lower level were kept at a safe back air’s distance, but it was rare to see Hungrybox take a tournament where other members of Melee’s pantheon were present. In particular, Mang0 seemed to have a read on Hungrybox so powerful that it almost made the Jigglypuff player crumple, made all the more dramatic by the public feud between the two - a feud stemming in part from Mang0’s feeling that in adopting a “lame” playstyle with Jigglypuff, Hungrybox had ruined the character. In their first 30 meetings, dating all the way from 2009 to the start of 2015, Mang0 only lost 5 times.

Then, in the summer of 2015, everything changed.

For those watching, Hungrybox’s victory over Mang0 in losers quarterfinals of EVO 2015 seemed another fluke. There was no end to the reasons you could give to ignore it: Mang0 self-destructed twice; EVO’s two-out-of-three policy until finals; Hungrybox was playing lame. And, to be fair, Hungrybox did resort to tactics that had the crowd booing him, abusing Jigglypuff’s ability to grab the ledge over and over while staying safe in a maneuver known as “planking.”

What people couldn’t know was that that win over Mang0 marked a sea change - that in the future, it would be Hungrybox, and not Mang0, who had the upper hand. Their only indication of what was to come would be in the moments after the set when an exuberantly happy man wearing a Hungrybox shirt ran on stage to congratulate him.

LUIS “CRUNCH” ROSIAS started formally coaching Hungrybox just a few weeks before his upset over Mang0 at EVO, but he was there on the sidelines far before viewers saw him on their streams. “To be honest, all these things have always kind of felt like team victories to a degree throughout his entire career,” says Crunch. “A lot of success that he's had I've had a very small part in, even before I started coaching him because we started playing together when we were nine years old. He's been my friend, my best friend, since we were in fourth grade or something. So we started playing the game together and we kind of grew up together and Juan learns different match-ups. So to a degree, any success that I have - a lot of it is attributed to him. And likewise, any success he has, even if I wasn't coaching him, is attributed to me because we were training partners since we were 10.”

Although Crunch was partially responsible for developing such “lame” strategies as planking in tandem with Hungrybox, there’s been a distinct change in Hungrybox’s approach to the game since the two started working together. “With ledge planking - we thought it was a crazy, just completely busted idea,” says Hungrybox. “And Luis pretty much brought up the fact that, ‘no this is not broken, it's actually beatable and in some cases makes Puff worse at the match-up because you're taking damage all the time.’ So he said, ‘You know what? The only way to beat this character is by outplaying them in neutral and winning the way you're supposed to win.’ And I agreed and we just did it. And now it feels so good to not only have won as many events as I did, but to have won with a style that I’m comfortable with, a style that I can sleep easy with - knowing that this is not just a gimmick, this is good Melee being played. This is good neutral, these are good options, and I'm outplaying these people fair and square.”

The commitment to playing “good Melee” has manifested itself in a style that Hungrybox feels plays to his strengths - and shores up what weaknesses he has. “I feel like the best players in any sport, you know, there's always a flashy guy, there's always a guy who when playing perfect and guessing correctly is unbeatable,” Hungrybox says. In case it wasn’t clear, he’s not referring to himself. “Because not only are they faster and can apply pressure better than you, they're also guessing correctly, and you're done in that case. You should actually put down the controller like if Mang0’s playing on fire. If he's guessing correctly, no one can actually beat him. But what if I told you that, if you just gave him a situation where no matter what he guessed, even if he guessed the right thing, he wouldn't get much out of it. And it's those safe positions, the idea of playing the match-up knowing fully aware of what your opponent is capable of and respecting it with every millisecond of the match. That's what nets you the victories.” That progression is what’s seen Hungrybox add a new level of discipline to his play, a discipline that’s earned him the name “Clutch-box” for his ability to fully capitalize on comeback opportunities even on the largest stages. And Hungrybox wants to keep pushing Jigglypuff’s game even further: “I feel like we haven't even finished exploring all that you can do,” he says. “Especially with just options of tech chasing and resting and doing more ballsy stuff.”

Crunch has had a huge hand in strengthening Hungrybox’s belief in playing purely reactively instead of relying on other tricks to skate by his matches. “I think he's become a lot more receptive to looking for ways to improve himself and be consistent rather than looking for quick outs,” says Crunch. “When he struggled this year it was because of that. He was going to the ledge camping thing - he was looking for quick easy ways to win rather than being more methodical. In that way I roped off a lot of him. He's become a lot more methodical as a player and a lot more mindful of what he's doing instead of just going on raw instincts.”

Hungrybox has gone on record saying that Crunch’s gameplay analysis is incredibly effective - in his own words, he thinks Crunch is the only player in the state of Florida who can four-stock him. In fact, if you bet Hungrybox whether or not Crunch is going to hit top 100 level going into 2018, he’d accept in an instance. For his part, Crunch is humble about his own gameplay abilities. “I think I am a much better analyst than I'm a player right now,” he says. “I'm trying to improve as a player, but as an analyst, I can really see the game and break it down and pick apart where each player could be improving, or where we’re getting opened up, or where you could be taking leads further.” In fact, Crunch has done a few test drives coaching one of Team Liquid’s other top players, Daniel “ChuDat” Rodriguez, to great success - at DreamHack Montreal, Crunch’s coaching allowed ChuDat to secure a dominating victory over La Luna, a player he had struggled with previously.

I think on a more personal level, knowing Juan as well as I do, having the close bond that we have means that I can call him out on nonsenseCRUNCH ON HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH HUNGRYBOX

But it should come as no surprise that what both Hungrybox and Crunch credit as the basis of their successful partnership is their personal relationship. With a friendship spanning a decade and a half, Crunch is able to provide advice cogent not only to gameplay, but also to factors outside the game. “I feel the personal relationship helps me with Juan,” he says. “[It] helps me really be able to tackle a lot of mentality issues that he has, get him back in the zone if he is out of the zone since I know where to nudge them and prod them to get him back in a good mindset.” However, despite being best friends, the two are almost opposites in personality. “Juan is a very instinctual player, if that makes sense,” Crunch says. “He used to be very superstitious, he used to be like, ‘I need to wear my lucky shoes, I need to do this...’ He would say, ‘Oh, I don't understand what why this thing works sometimes and sometimes it doesn’t - maybe it’s my controller, maybe it’s the way I'm standing.’ He used to have a lot of very superstitious things about him and I'm very much the opposite. I'm very scientific, by the book, or ‘let's break this down so frame by frame.’”

That willingness to clash has been a boon to the two. “I think on a more personal level, knowing Juan as well as I do, having the close bond that we have means that I can call him out on nonsense,” says Crunch. “We have a very honest and open relationship, and I feel that really helps. If he thinks I'm telling him something that's wrong we sit down and talk about it.” One of those moments came at the tournament that Hungrybox says changed his life: EVO 2016.

Although Hungrybox’s appearance at EVO 2016 is most-remembered for his nailbiter two sets against Armada that saw him finally taking home one of Melee’s crown jewels, he in fact suffered an early loss to fellow Floridian Plup in Winners Semis. According to Crunch, the effect that loss had on his mentality almost derailed the tournament completely for Hungrybox. “He just ran off and he was tilting, he was so upset. He was about to throw his controller and was like ‘I can't believe I blew that, etcetera.’” But with Crunch’s help, Hungrybox was able to center himself and move on to a victory that quite literally had him crying with joy.

“I feel like that was the very first time that I was able to sit him down and re-concentrate,” says Crunch. “I was like, ‘here, 'have a coffee, calm down, take a deep breath, this tournament is not over. Stop being stupid, stop giving up.’ I feel like being able to be super harsh to be like, '’you're being stupid right now, get your head back in the game,’ helps. That was the first time he was able to win a tournament through losers.” The ability to cut through to the heart of the problem is one unique to Crunch. Crunch might be one of the only people in the world who could say, in his words, “Dude I’ve been playing you forever, I see all your flaws, there are definitely things that you could be fixing.”

Hungrybox will admit himself that he doesn’t always take criticism well after a career of having to filter out detractors. “I've always been, always a very defensive player,” he says with a chuckle. “And maybe my personality has been pretty defensive, too, when you think about it. Whenever someone makes a bold claim or someone says something horrible about me and about my play style, I've been known to react to it badly.” That makes the fact that Crunch can draw on a lifetime of friendship to give candid advice all the more shocking - and valuable. Crunch provides honesty - something Hungrybox won’t get from a mob.

It also means that Hungrybox always has someone on his side. Crunch knows that that’s just as much a part of his job as being a coach. “When it comes to him not being the favorite player and the crowd cheering against him, me and him are kind of the same,” he says, “where if either of us are playing and we have a crowd that is cheering against us, it really bothers us with the exception of if you have one homie. All you really need is one homie that's just screaming their lungs out. I feel sometimes he just needs to know that there are people out there that they want you to win that, they want to support you, want to see you win. Just focusing on that instead of focusing on all people that don't want you to win, all the haters that don't matter.”

With each other as their support systems, Hungrybox and Crunch have relinquished the need to rely on others for validation. But sometimes you can still see flashes of the wish to be recognized. In November, Hungrybox won Smash Summit 5, ending a streak lasting four summits from Armada. What followed was not the passionate celebration expected. Instead, Hungrybox nodded his head in silence, choked with emotion. And then, as the crowd began to clap, he started crying. “I’m sorry - I’m not used to applause,” he would say in his interview afterwards.

I asked Hungrybox if he saw any future in which a crowd would clap for him. He laughed.

“There's nothing I can do with a Puff that would merit that sort of a reaction from a crowd,” he says. “I'm not saying Puff can't do flashy stuff but when I pick up Puff I'm just - when I see my character on the screen and I know where I am I simply cannot help it. I'm going to play exactly the way I play.”

“WHEN WE WERE KIDS he used to get me in so much trouble.” Crunch laughs. “He’d just go for the really funny, somewhat disruptive things a lot. I got kicked out of multiple places because of him. I got a detention because of him, because he was laughing in class and I was telling him to shut up at a very serious moment, and I got in trouble because a teacher caught me talking or whatever - and I was just telling him to shut up. We used to run around and play hide and seek in stores.”

Of the many things that people find to complain about when it comes to Hungrybox, one that stands out is what some see as grandstanding. He tends towards the dramatic, with long speeches in post-tournament interviews and explosive pop-offs when he wins. It’s a quality Hungrybox himself is well aware of. “When I was younger, I definitely wanted to be in the spotlight,” he says. “I definitely wanted the attention and I wanted to be like, ‘Look at me. Look what I can do. Look at my accomplishments.’” But that desire for attention only exacerbated the negativity sent Hungrybox’s way. A sojourn into the depths of Reddit or Twitter reveals a laundry list of his flaws spouted by those who would rather see him not succeed: he’s attention-hungry; he’s fake; he isn’t nice to his fans.

“I learned that the spotlight is not always nice, too,” Hungrybox says. “When I first got heavy hate, when I was 16 or 17, I wouldn’t attend tournaments because of it. I would actually not go to locals, not go to some regionals because I felt ashamed, I felt scared to confront people face-to-face who didn't like me. I was young, I didn't know to deal, I didn't know how to deal with that much negative attention.” But long gone is the player who is thrown off by those haters. “You get numb to it after a while,” he says. “People look for all sorts of reasons to dissuade me and take me and to bring me down as much as they can, but I think it comes with the job - because I think I have one of the best jobs in the world and no job comes without its flaws. It starts to not faze you at all, to be honest. It just starts to be like bugs on your windshield. You just kind of drive through them and splatter them and they are dead immediately. And it's just like, ‘Okay, that was easy.’”

A statement like that might give the impression that Hungrybox thinks of himself as infallible. But for all his talk that the hate began with his choice of character, he’s under no illusion that he hasn’t contributed to it in his own way. “Maybe when growing up I wasn't the most easy person to get along with and my personality was too abrasive. And maybe I had a lot of growing up to do. Maybe when I was younger and I was a teenager growing up, I would be standoffish or rude or selfish, and I recognized those things because people brought them up to me. I was too dumb to even realize a lot of the things that I was saying or the way I was treating people.” He says this with genuine remorse. “There's a price which comes with that. It's that no matter how long I play this game for, no matter how many things I do at this point, there will always be a very dedicated, and perhaps the most dedicated and the largest group of people, who dislike me and hate me.” As he continues to speak, his tone shifts. “It's not something that you can avoid. It's just something you have to live with and prove wrong every single time, and I get heavy satisfaction from seeing them upset and angry at my wins. I get intense, intense satisfaction.”

Hungrybox takes some time to talk to his fans and sign their souvenirs.Courtesy DreamHack

That final picture isn’t pretty - but it’s the attitude Hungrybox had to adopt to handle the community’s perception of him. At some point, Hungrybox wanted to be like Mang0 - and honestly, who wouldn’t want to be loved like that? For whatever reason, whether playstyle or immaturity, Hungrybox was dealt the opposite hand. The only way around that was to take the position of, as the saying goes, “fuck the haters.” Hungrybox has reconciled himself with the fact that he’ll never be a fan-favorite. “You know, if it keeps people talking about me, if it keeps me relevant and it keeps me being this figure - whether good or bad -- that these people for some reason cannot stop thinking about, and if it's me jogging through their minds every single time they see melee, then I’ll take it. That's fine. For better for worse I'm going to be known for forever. So I'll take it as it is.”

You can still see shades of his desire to be the star, but Hungrybox faces a legacy of distaste that influences even those new to the game through word of mouth alone. That’s why, when Hungrybox wins, there are only a few voices cheering him on - he’s the man the community loves to hate. He also happens to be the best player in the world.

The vitriol has taken its toll, at times. “When you read enough things from people, you start wondering to yourself like,‘ Is this stuff really true like about me, am I really that kind of person?’ You start like doubting who you are, right? You start second-guessing your own personality. And then you see all this, and you’re like, ‘Damn, maybe I actually don't really know who I am, and I don't really know what I've become, and maybe I let my ego get the best of me.’”

That word “ego” is a topic to which Hungrybox is highly sensitive. It’s the general sentiment behind the slings and arrows that are so commonly thrown his way - that Hungrybox’s ego can get the better of him at times. It’s not uncommon when speaking to Hungrybox to hear him defend himself against these jabs. “I can tell you right now,” he says, “when it comes to the way I treat fans, the way I talk to people, the way I treat my friends - I've changed a lot from my past. If people still think they have a right to call me out for being a dick to them in person or treating them in a certain way, I would have to say they're wrong right now. I've made a very conscious effort to actually be a lot more peaceful and a lot more appreciative of people who support what I do.” The reflex to protect himself against more harassment is understandable, given what Hungrybox has dealt with. Defensive is rarely a good look on anyone, but it’s the stance Hungrybox has had to adopt.

But when he shifts the conversation to ego, you can see his walls start to come down. Hungrybox is not one to avoid admitting his faults - but here, it feels more genuine than ever. “Smash, being a top player, it teaches you to not take things for granted,” he says. “If there's one piece of advice I would give to any up-and-comer who happens to be climbing up the ranks, it's just, don't let your ego take you over. Because if you lose control of that and it follows you wherever you go, Melee or pro gaming, not only will hurt you yourself and your career, it'll become something that makes you sad.”

I’m tentative to push him further on this topic, but when I ask him if he’s speaking from personal experience, he speaks candidly and confidently. “I’ve had cases where I've lost friends. I’ve had cases I've alienated people close to me in my life. And there's no greater sadness than losing people because of your own stupidity or your own selfishness. And it's just not worth it at all. It's not worth any-- it's not worth all the money in the world to lose people who are important to you. So that really wakes you up to better yourself and just, like I said not take for granted the things that are in front of you.”

IF YOU WERE to ask Hungrybox if he’s made mistakes in his career, he’d say yes quite readily. In fact, I know it. In an interview with him at EVO 2017, I inquired about a recent statement he had made that he might have approached his career differently if he had a choice. “Yeah, I just would have been less of a dick when I was younger, less cocky,” he said with a half-chuckle. This is not a man who has not thought about the repercussions of his actions - Hungrybox is just tired of the fact that he’s constantly battling a version of himself from the past. “It's like, you think I haven't heard stories of other smashers being less than perfect?” he says. “Of course I have, but no one cares, no one cares. It's this idea that I'm supposed to be this patron saint, this infallible human being, this angel of melee, like no, it's completely the opposite. I am a shithead in a lot of ways, but I'm cognizant of it. I know that I've been stupid when I was like younger and just not the best person. But I make conscious efforts to fix things, and if people still choose to despise me based upon that, then you can't really change that. If people still choose to change to hate you after you're making a conscious effort in changing it, then it's not them hating you for like, ‘Oh, I don't like how he is.’ It’s them hating me like, ‘Well, I don't like how he was. Therefore, I will never change my mind.’"

That’s not to say that he’s perfect now. “I feel he's still a very ‘go first, think later about the repercussions of things’ person,” says Crunch, “but he's gotten a lot better. I feel he's become a lot more conscious of other people.” Hungrybox is a man who, even if he hasn’t taken those changes all the way, is certainly trying. But more than anything, I think Hungrybox just wants to be let his play do the talking. He’s been making an effort to get better, but he bristles at the idea that he needs to become a perfect person before being allowed to relish his success as a player. “Do you really get to choose your own personality?” he asks me. “Do you really get to choose your own play style? No, I don't think anyone really chooses it. It's just what you evolve into.” He’s impassioned here, speaking with more conviction than I’ve heard before. It’s not remorseful, but it’s not bitter either. “Why does a platypus look the way it does? Because nature sets it. I know it sounds weird. I don't think a platypus chose to fucking look like that, weird ass platypus. But then there’s Juan, Hungrybox, sure, he's got a really crazy Jigglypuff. As a guy, he's kind of weird sometimes. But it's really, really difficult to change what you've grown into. But at the same time, I really-- the last thing I want to do is be this person that people love to hate, even though that's the case right now.I'm going to do everything in my power to be just a winner and be humble. A humble winner from now on.”

For a very long time, Hungrybox’s largest motivation has been to prove everyone else wrong. He may recognize his missteps, but he sees them as essential to becoming the person - and the competitor - he is today. While Hungrybox might wish he could have done things differently, he’s well aware that he has to let bygones be bygones. “Every bit of the journey was necessary,” he says. “Every last second in the past eleven years. Everything that I’ve gone through and experienced, both in my professional gaming and personal life was necessary to get to this point. So I don't regret a single minute.” There are some who might argue that this is, again evidence of Hungrybox’s ego at play - but now that he’s finally achieved his goal by becoming the best in the world, it might be time to find a motivation that comes from himself.

I ask Hungrybox who Juan would be without Melee. The answer is pretty well-thought out. “He’d probably still be an engineer or whatever he decided to major in,” Hungrybox says. “He probably would be someone who goes to a lot more concerts. Someone who spends a lot more time with his family or someone who takes his relationship a lot more seriously. Someone who probably takes better care of himself and maybe has more friends.” Those are heavy answers for someone who has just cemented their place as the best in the world. But Hungrybox is well aware that the grass always seems greener on the other side. “I’m saying things which are more positive because it's the way I want to see it,” he remarks, betraying the self-insight that people so often think he lacks. “Whenever someone asked me that question I don't think of all the things that I wouldn't have had because of Smash. But I think of what are all the things that I don't have because of Smash. I probably would have focused on myself a lot more because I wouldn't have been constantly like just seeing everyone's ideas and thoughts about me on social media. I’d just have more chances to really be honest with myself and figure out who I am. I’d probably be just enjoying the aspects of my life and plenty more things in my life to fill… fill the void of... whatever it is. The void of what I’m supposed to do with myself outside of school and getting a job. What do I want to fill my life with, with hobbies... Ping Pong, hiking, music, being in a band. I have no idea. But needless to say, I'm happy with this hand I was dealt. So I'm just day by day trying to play this card the right way. And it's not always the right way. But no one is telling you how to do this correctly. There is no book on how to handle being the best player in the world of an esport. Maybe it’s one I’ve got to write myself.”

I let him ramble on without interrupting. One prevailing notion of Hungrybox is that his awkward grandstanding moments come from an absence of self-awareness. But as I talk to him more and more, I’m starting to think it’s just the opposite. From a very young age, Hungrybox has found himself beset by the concern of what others might think of him. It may have been what he wanted at the beginning, but that doesn’t change how it’s turned out. In a culture such as Melee’s, which values authenticity so much, Hungrybox is criticized both for his actual personality and for any attempt to give the people what they want. Hungrybox is constantly self-aware. It’s only now, as he breaks past the expectations of his gameplay, that he has a chance to free himself from expectations of how he should act as well.

He tells me he thinks about the future incessantly, and about what he might do when Melee is over, and if he’ll have stories to tell his grandkids - but his plan for the meantime, at least, seems pretty solid. “2018 is going to hold a lot of surprises, I'm pretty sure,” he remarks. “And I'll take them whether or not they're good or bad for me. I'll just do my best to learn from them and do my best not to grow Hungrybox, but to grow Juan. I think I'd like to embrace Juan a little more and remember who Juan was before Hungrybox. That's what I really want to do.”

Hungrybox is the man people love to hate. That doesn’t mean Juan has to be.

Special thanks to Team Liquid for help in coordinating the interview material for this piece and to Alex Lee for feedback.

Photo Credits: DreamHack