When Kevin "PPMD" Nanney joined Evil Geniuses in May of 2014, it was a time of rampant change for the competitive "Super Smash Bros. Melee" scene. That change was mirrored in his own life, as he moved to a new city and picked up his degree in Psychology, all before the ink dried on his contract. When the time came to pick the number for his jersey, he decided to adopt "the Nanney number."
"My jersey number is 11, which is my family soccer number. All of my brothers and sisters played soccer with me, and 11 somehow came to be the number we all used on different teams. The Nanney number." The Nanney number may have seen some battles on soccer fields throughout North Carolina, but the wars it sees in esports are ones that PPMD has to figure out for himself. The biggest fight in 2016 isn’t going to be with a Gamecube controller in hand.