Murphy is Expansion NZ’s top Smash Bros player. Getting not only top placings in NZ tournaments, but winning a majority of all of what he entered. Currently the top ranked player in both Wellington and the whole of New Zealand for two years straight. Here is Murphy’s short take on how he go into Smash:
I’ve been playing games since I was five years old when my Dad got me a Playstation for my fifth birthday.
From there I got into Smash as a kid when I was around eight or ten, can’t remember exactly. Never played it competitively but played it a lot casually.
Played Melee on the Gamecube, Brawl on the Wm and when Smash 4 the ads came out I was a bit older and had learned about the competitive scene.
In early 2015 I heard about tournaments in Petone so I started going to those and fell in love with competing. These guys were so much better than I could imagine and all I wanted to do was beat them.My original goal was best in New Zealand but since I’ve achieved that I now want to do well internationally.