Meet Kamehameha Schools’ #1 Gamer: Christian Low


Low poses in front of his computer as he pulls a win.

It is a multi-billion dollar industry with people like Pewdiepie and Markiplier dominating the market. It is an exciting hobby, a demanding skill, and a prosperous career. Of course, I am alluding to the art of gaming, and the next big gamer could be at KS.

And he is. His name is Christian Low, a KS junior. Online, his followers know him as SmallLeft.

“I went to a tournament at the beginning of January 2019 because my parents said that I would either need to do a sport or something that involved being competitive. That tournament had about 111 people and I placed 25th. I was also put into the losers bracket by the #1 player in Hawaii at the time so it inspired me to improve”, said Low.

Indeed, he ended up improving. Christian is now among the best, being ranked a #1 gamer himself. Throughout the entire state of Hawaii, Christian Low is #1 in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Low frequently finds himself competing with the best of the best in both local and national tournaments.

“I enjoy tournaments because I’ve always enjoyed the competition and wanted to reach a goal. I had the drive to become the best in the state and after putting hours upon hours in tournaments and being coached, I got to my goal.”

Reaching this goal however has required hours upon hours of dedication, commitment, and time, says Christian. Up to date, Low has accumulated over 2,600 hours of playtime on Super Smash Bros. Though, he says it has all been worth it. Low takes tremendous pride in his accomplishments and impacts on the gaming community. Still, he has every intention of furthering his ambitions and maximizing his potential.

“I’ve always been proud of [my] achievement because of how much time I had put in, but I feel like I can take the game to a higher level and compete in the mainland. My goals are to get sponsored by a company and to reach the top 50 in the world on the official rankings.”

Beyond all, Christian insists that gaming remains his hobby and pleasure, even without the competitive aspect. Other games he plays for fun include Pokèmon and Apex Legends.

As for those intrigued by the world of gaming, Christian encourages curious gamers to go for it.

“If I can do it, anyone can.”