The only American to make top 8 at EVO 2016, Joe started competing in major fighting game events in early 2007 with the breakout tournament at 8 on the Break in Dunellen, New Jersey. Since then, Joe has competed in dozens of tournaments and events around the country. joe became involved in organizing East Coast Throwdown since its inception in his apartment bedroom. While Joe is primarily recognized for his gameplay, his undying commitment to the FGC has made East Coast Throwdown the event it is today.