Hamma

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Hamma
HammaPhoto.jpg
Full Name Micah Miller
Country USA
Main Icon-Lola Pop.png Lola Pop

Hamma is an ARMS player from the United States who mains Lola Pop. He is most well known for his commentary work for ARMS tournaments and events and was also the former co-owner of Champions of the Era.

Hamma initially discovered ARMS through his school's fighting game club where N-Man's brother, Nama, showed him the game. While he did enjoy the game, his respect for HanukkahJamboree was what truly warranted him to pick up the game. He continued to attend local events in St. Louis in late 2017 and early 2018, even attending Smash Out Hunger 2017, one of the first ARMS majors in the United States. The day before that event, at a local St. Louis biweekly, Hamma first got into commentating for the game. Around June of 2018, Hamma joined Milky Way eSports (often abbreviated as MWe) and also attended Smash'N'Splash 4. Later that Summer, in early July, Era teamed up with Hamma to begin running Champions of the Era. The series' goal was to enrich Era's TOing skills while Hamma's focus was to engage more with ARMS commentary. In early November, he attended Midwest Mayhem 12, placing a notable 5th at the Midwest regional. On November 8th, he joined Flourish eSports for commentary and also left MWe that same month when the team disbanded. Hamma joined RipTide eSports in December of 2018 when the team was initially founded. He prominently commentated Smash Out 2018 on December 15th as well, marking one of his first commentary positions at an ARMS major.

In February of 2019, Hamma departed from his position as co-owner of Champions of the Era. Despite this, he still continued to show support for Era's events, including the then newly created Default Derby series. He also commentated many events in the ARMSVengers series in early 2019. In late May and early June, Hamma attended Smash'N'Splash 5 where he commentated for ARMS. This gig allowed him to cast a wide range of players from all across the United States and even a few players from Japan. After this event, he was promoted to the co-owner of RipTide. Later that year, from August 31st to September 1st, Hamma went to California to compete and commentate at 2GG: SwitchFest 2019, managing to place 7th. At that event, he co-casted Top 6 alongside Cedge and got the opportunity to commentate one of AstroNinja's first breakthrough tournament wins. In September of 2019, Hamma parted ways with RipTide eSports and in November he returned to commentate Smash Out 2019.

Going into 2020, Hamma took a step back from the ARMS scene, though still keeping many ties. With the many ARMS announcements in the Spring however, he came back to commentary for the ARMS North American Online Open (April 2020). On May 8th, he won the uniquely formatted event, Outlaw Skirmish that had a stage list consisting of traditionally non-legal stages, notably utilizing a Yabuki Combo to secure the win. In the following months, Hamma took his focus elsewhere such as streaming on Twitch. There, he primarily streams Overwatch among various other games. He occasionally collaborated with other members of the ARMS community as well, such as Serp, Gryffical, Jean Marc & Para. Despite his lack of involvement in late 2020, Hamma is still regarded as one of the top ARMS commentators as well as a prominent source of entertainment by many in the community.

Playstyle[edit]

Hamma is often known for his use of the Parabola as it works well as a bait option to make the opponent susceptible to his other ARM. He often pairs the Funchuk with the Parabola due to its fast retract. Hamma often closes in on his opponents and utilizes the fast retraction of his ARMS to win boxing situations and catch dashes. He relies on getting knockdowns from wake up situations and then utilizes Lola Pop's unique maneuverability options to move away and reset the process to ensure that his aggressiveness is not overstayed. Other than Lola Pop, Hamma also plays Spring Man.

Commentary Style[edit]

Hamma's commentary highly revolves around play by play commentary while highlighting hype and tense moments by utilizing his tone of voice and pacing. He attempts to mirror the inferred feelings of the players and demonstrate said emotions to the audience through his tone of voice. This can simultaneously excite and entertain the spectators of the match, often encouraging them to become more engaged with the ongoing fight.

Results[edit]

Tournament Date Location Placement Tournament Type
Smash Out Hunger 2017 December 2, 2017 St. Louis, MO 13th Major
WFGC Monthly 3/24/2018 (Defaults) March 24, 2018 St. Louis, MO 2nd Local
WFGC Monthly 3/24/2018 (Customs) March 24, 2018 St. Louis, MO 3rd Local
Mega League Monday 35 May 14, 2018 Online 9th Online
NSFGC: ARMS Tournament May 18, 2018 Online 5th Online
Smash'N'Splash 4 (Customs) June 1-3, 2018 Wisconsin Dells, WI 41st Major
Smash'N'Splash 4 (Defaults) June 1-3, 2018 Wisconsin Dells, WI 33rd Major
Mega League Monday 37 June 11, 2018 Online 9th Online
Mega League Monday 39 June 25, 2018 Online 9th Online
Champions of the Era July 1, 2018 Online 9th Online
Summer Jam 12 August 31, 2018 Cherry Hill, PA 9th Regional
Mega League Monday 56 October 29, 2018 Online 5th Online
Midwest Mayhem 12 November 3, 2018 Northlake, IL 5th Regional
Smash Out 2018 December 15, 2018 St. Louis, MO 9th Major
Champions of the Era 27 January 27, 2019 Online 3rd Online
The Biweekly Procrastination 26 January 28, 2019 Online 3rd Online
Default Derby February 9, 2019 Online 4th Online
Default Derby 2 February 23, 2019 Online 5th Online
The Biweekly Procrastination 27 March 29, 2019 Online 3rd Online
The Biweekly Procrastination 28 April 19, 2019 Online 3rd Online
Captain ARMvel May 17, 2019 Online 5th Online
The Biweekly Procrastination 30 June 10, 2019 Online 4th Online
Champions of the Era 47 July 28, 2019 Online 1st Online
2GG: SwitchFest 2019 August 31-September 1, 2019 La Mirada, CA 7th Major
Champions of the Era 50 September 22, 2019 Online 4th Online
Smash Out 2019 November 15, 2019 St. Louis, MO 9th Regional
Outlaw Skirmish May 8, 2020 Online 1st Online

Trivia[edit]

  • Hamma's tag was created as a nod to his Super Smash Bros. for Wii U main, King Dedede, and his iconic hammer.
  • Prior to playing ARMS, Hamma was a top 500 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 player.
  • Hamma donated the entire $50 prize pot for Quarantined Rapport 2.

Social Media[edit]

Twitter account
Twitch channel

Gameplay Videos[edit]

CotE #17 - MWe | Hamma (Lola Pop) vs. MWe | Era (Min Min) Exhibition Match - ARMS
CotE #23 - Flo | Hamma (Spring Man) vs. MWe | TwinedFive0 (Lola Pop) - Thug Finals - ARMS
CotE #27 - IluZ | TwinedFive0 (Lola Pop) vs. Flo | Hamma (Springman) - Winners Side - ARMS
CotE #27 - Flo | Mileve (Mechanica) vs. FlorThamma (Springman) - Losers Semis - ARMS
CotE #27 - Steelhead (Max Brass) vs. FlorThamma (Springman) - Losers Finals - ARMS
Smash Out 2018 - Loser's Top 8 Qualifier - Flo | Hamma vs TCM | StyloRen