Swedish Smash Melee player Adam ‘Armada’ Lindgren has become the latest esports legend to be inducted into the Esports Hall of Fame.
Although the announcement was made on October 1, Armada will be officially inducted at ESL One in Hamburg later this month. He won the community vote with 69% of the votes and becomes the second winner of the community award, following in the footsteps of 2018 inductee in League of Legends icon Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok. He also becomes the first ever Hall of Famer from the fighting game genre.
Armada, who is signed to esports organisation Alliance, has won countless Smash Melee titles and is thought to have won in the region of $300,000 in prize money throughout his remarkable career, according to esportsearnings.com. He is also one of the Five Gods; the group of the five most-skilled competitive Melee players of the modern era.
As well as Faker, Armada joins illustrious company in the Hall of Fame like CS:GO legend Ola ‘Element’ Moum and famous Starcraft player Lim ‘BoxeR’ Yo Hwan.
🙌 The people have spoken. With 69,26% of the votes, @ArmadaUGS will become the next inductee into the @EsportsHall presented by @paysafecard at #ESLOne Hamburg! pic.twitter.com/X82oNQTdpt
— Esports Hall of Fame (@EsportsHall) October 1, 2019
Although still competing in Smash, Armada announced his retirement from Melee specifically in September 2018, signalling the end of his incredible career in the game where he made his mark in the esports world.
Aside from his dominance, he is also well-known for frequently maining Peach and making the character viable in competitive with his playstyle. He also competed at multiple Melee events with Young Link.