|Juan Debiedma Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||June 21, 1993|
Juan Debiedma is an Argentinian-American professional gamer, streamer, YouTuber, and esports commentator who is widely regarded as one of the best Super Smash Bros. Melee (a crossover fighting video game) players of all time. Better known by his online name, Hungrybox, he has won numerous Melee Singles tournaments such as Apex 2010, MLG World Finals 2015, Evo 2016, The Big House 7 (2017), The Big House 8 (2018), GENESIS 6 (2019), and the Smash Summit (2017, 2018, 2020). He has also competed in Super Smash Bros. games post Melee, winning several Project M and Ultimate professional tournaments. After the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the offline Melee community became mostly inactive and Juan began to suffer from poor performance resulting from the full switch to online tournaments using a fan-made Melee mod. He then began to spend more time on his eponymous Twitch and YouTube channels with a focus on playing Ultimate online tournaments. Juan has amassed more than 300k followers on Twitch and more than 400k subscribers on YouTube. He is popular on other social media platforms as well with more than 300k followers on Twitter and more than 100k followers on Instagram.
Juan Manuel DeBiedma
Orlando, Orange County, Florida, United States
He holds dual nationality.
Juan had graduated, in 2011, from Freedom High School in Orlando, Florida. He had then joined the University of Florida from where he had graduated, in 2015, with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering.
Professional Gamer, Streamer, YouTuber, esports Commentator
- Father – Juan Daniel Debiedma (Former Argentinian Diplomat) (d. 2015)
- Mother – Lucia Violante (Real Estate Agent, Former Flight Attendant)
- Siblings – Gaston Debiedma (Older Brother), Fermin Debiedma (Older Brother)
He is represented by Luis ‘Crunch’ Rosias, his lifelong best friend and video game trainer.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
He has dated –
- Amanda – Juan had dated a woman named Amanda for several years. Although he has never revealed their relationship timeline, it is known that the pair had parted ways in August 2017.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Argentinian descent.
- Mildly stocky frame
- Short-cropped hair
- Sports a beard
- Affable smile
Juan Debiedma Facts
- Born in Argentina, Juan and his family had moved to the United States in the mid-1990s. As a child, he had learned how to play the piano and would also often participate in a capella groups.
- He had started playing Melee as a youngster when the stepson of one of his father’s co-workers had introduced him to that particular video game.
- Luis ‘Crunch’ Rosias, his best friend and later manager, had met him in 5th grade in Orlando, and they would often play the game together. Initially, he used to play with Ness as his main character but had later switched to Jigglypuff which became a lifelong obsession.
- As of January 2021, he had been ranked within the ‘Top 5’ of the Super Smash Bros. Melee rankings every year since 2013. He had topped the rankings for 3 years in a row (2017-2019) and had also held the record for winning the most career prize money playing Melee.
Featured Image by Juan Debiedma / Instagram