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↱ Notable people

This is a compilation of various personalities of note from the osu! community, both current and retired. Please exercise judgement when putting in new entries. You must show proof as why the said player is notable (example: radical playstyle, skilled replays, exceptional mapping skill or so on). Vandalism will be deleted on sight. Consider this your only warning.

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Players

osu! Standard

De.gif cptnXn is a German osu! standard player who has recently (August, 2014) emerged as one of the greatest streamers in osu! His exceptional performance on the map xi - FREEDOM DiVE [FOUR DIMENSIONS] gave him a lot of recognition and respect. This score also put him in the tiny group of players to ever achieve a top rank of over 500pp. Another score that shows his amazing streaming ability is the map A*Teens - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! with the mods Hidden and Doubletime.

Gb.gif Doomsday has been a long time member of osu! who has normally held a high rank. At one point, back in 2010 when the score based ranking system was still around, Doomsday was even at #1 overall. Even today, in an age where tablet players lead the scoreboards, Doomsday has managed with a keyboard and mouse to earn his spot in the top 50 players.

Ca.gif FunOrange is known for his amazing skill with the mod Hidden and is one of the few players in the top 100 to use a mouse. Most know him for his score on Team Nekokan - Can't Defeat Airman using the hidden mod and achieving a Full Combo with only 1 katu.

Tw.gif hvick225, who is more well known as SnowWhite, is the current #1 player in terms of performance points. For a while, he was often battling with sayonara-bye for the #1 spot. He is known by many for his impressive score on Sagara Kokoro - Hoshizora no Ima with the mods Hidden and Double Time, as well as his outstanding score on the map Saiya - Remote Control. He is the only active player to ever achieve two top ranks with over 500pp.

Us.gif Lybydose was the original flashlight god achieving outstanding replays with Flashlight, and sometimes even hidden and still achieving over 99% accuracy. His legacy started late into 2009/early 2010 with Epik High - One. Since then, he has achieved amazing Hidden+Flashlight scores on maps such as Akemi Kanda - 1000% Sparking!, Big Bang - Haru Haru which he even managed to do with Doubletime as well. He's even managed to FC Hatsune Miku & Megpoid Gumi - MATRYOSHKA with Hidden+Flashlight, and is still holding onto the #2 spot.

Jp.gif PeaChick is widely known for being the highest ranking mouse player in terms of Performance Points. He is a player able to use a wide range of mods such as the popular Hidden and Hardrock combination, as well as the widely used Hidden and Doubletime combination. One of his most famous scores would be on Shihori - Magic Girl !! with the mods Hidden and Doubletime, earning himself an SS with these mods.

Jp.gif rrtyui, rank #3 in the performance points ranking system, was the best player of osu! from the switch to ppv2 up to the point which sayonara-bye overtook him. While it doesn't appear in his Best Performances, one of his most impressive replays is an SS on The Big Black with over 2,700 plays put into that map alone!

Us.gif Saturos was the original osu!god and the first person to transcend rank #1 and was also 1 of 3 people to be inducted into the osu! hall of fame.

Kr.gif sayonara-bye, who is ranked #2 in terms of performance points, is one of the few who has achieved rank #1 in terms of Performance Points. Although this is impressive in itself, sayonara-bye managed to achieve this in half the time (3 years rather than 6) of most other top 10 players. He is also known for his score on A*Teens - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! with the mods Hidden and Double Time.

Jp.gif SiLviA was one of the best mouse players back in 2011, even achieving global rank 2 for a time. He is well known for his accuracy, alternating style and almost robotic snapping movement synonymous with mouse play. Mostly a Hidden only player, he has managed to get some crazy scores such as Hatsune Miku - Joker or Hatsune Miku - With a Dance Number. Even in 2014, he is still considered as one of the best mouse players osu! has ever had. Right now, he doesn't play osu! as heavily as he used to. He drops by from time to time and still manages to get high scores.

Fi.gif thelewa, rank #5 is terms of performance points, is today considered one of the best players in the game in terms of accuracy. He is exceptionally good with the mods Hidden and Hardrock combined. He is well known for his amazing score on the map Team Nekokan - Can't Defeat Airman with only 1 katu.

Pl.gif WubWoofWolf, formerly known as White Wolf, is the current #4 in the performance point rankings and is widely considered among the greatest osu! players. He currently holds a spot in the top 10 best players and is rank #1 of Poland. One of his greatest replays is Lily - Scarlet Rose+HDHR , getting only 6 100's and the #1 rank for the beatmap. Also, he's known for his journey of getting the most #1 ranks in the osu! history by playing all the hardest difficulties of hard/insane difficulties.

Taiko

Il.gif Noobita, the fastest DDKK playstyle player, he's known for being able to play 1/4 270bpms streams easily, and is a professional player with the Hidden mode.

De.gif OnosakiHito was one of the users who helped pushing the taiko community forward and later became the first Taiko BAT along side Tasha. Not only has he done a lot in getting the Taiko BAT up and running, he created the initial taiko rules, got #taiko up and running, has been involved with the Chart Assembly Team, Quality Assurance Team and the Taiko World Cup as a map selector.

Jp.gif TKS, formerly known as TKSalt, is a no-hitsound player with plenty of S and SSes with presumably all of them coming from Taiko-only beatmaps. He loathes the mod FL and commonly uses HD and DT mods. He is a TaikoBAT who has created many Taiko beatmaps, but quite a lot have been graveyarded and many more which he didn't submit. One of his most well-known maps is Quo Vadis.

Catch the Beat

Kr.gif ExGon is the closest CtB player you can get to auto mode. With a breath-taking 99.98% accuracy and nearly 600pp ahead of #2, he is one of the greatest CtB players. What is even more astounding is that he still gets better every day, getting more and more pp as each day goes by. On Team Nekokan - Can't Defeat Airman, he achieved an SS ranking with HR, claiming his top pp score.

Kr.gif Spectator, formerly known as stpl, is a CtB player known as a good player and one of the best CtB mappers ever. In 15th June 2014, his team won CWC_2014 against Germany.

osu!mania

Kr.gif Abcdullah is a BMS player who has reached #1 performance ranking with less than 700 plays only. His BMS name is ABCD♪.

Beatmapping

Mappers

It.gif Andrea, formerly known as osuplayer111, is by far the most well known mapper with over 200 ranked maps and around 50 guest difficulties.

Th.gif DJPop was a hugely successful mapper and one of the few mappers to have over 100 ranked maps. While a large amount of his ranked maps have been anime openings, he's produced multiple successful maps such as Marisa wa Taihen na Mono wo Nusunde Ikimashita and Hatsune Miku no Shoushitsu

Ph.gif James was infamous for James' Training with his signature "JAMES DIFFICULTY", in which many players referred to as a way of improving their skills in the early days of osu!. His beatmaps are also known to be unique at its own rights, deploying various types of mapping techniques based on the song used and difficulty settings. He had recorded to have done 125 mods in a single week, having run out of beatmaps to mod by the 5th day. He was also 1 of 3 people to be inducted into the osu! hall of fame.

Ru.gif La Cataline is a master of hitsounding and considered one of the best. Her maps are widely loved by people of all skill levels.

De.gif Larto was one of the game's earliest long-term mappers and was responsible for a myriad of different styles and creative enterprises within the osu! community at large. He was also one of the oldest BAT members. He has also mapped the entire "Here, Here and Here" album by himself.

Nl.gif Lesjuh was one of the first users to be awarded the Elite Mapper forum title by winning the second official beatmapping contest. He's also very well known for his DragonForce approval maps which test users both in streaming and stamina.

Us.gif Rolled was a long time member who joined very early in 2008. Since then he has gotten 36 ranked maps with another 38 maps in the graveyard. Many players from his active days consider him as the person who really kicked off "Flow Mapping"

Ru.gif tieff was a BAT who created his own music for beatmapping purpose. His first composition was Sound of Night. He later collaborated with Natteke, with Natteke doing the arrangement and tieff doing the melody. Their collaboration was proved successful, and resulted with three songs ranked, namely, The Dream, Endless Tower, and Sunrise. osu!stream players will definitely know about Endless Tower, which was packed together with nekodex's Liquid Future as default song listing and the old Bundled Songs's Sunrise.

Jp.gif val0108 has gained a reputation for creating maps well known for their difficulty, speed and crazy slider style. While a lot of his more famous maps are vocaloid songs, such as Scarlet Rose and Mythologia's End, he sometimes mixes things up by making guest difficulties for non-vocaloid maps like Jiyuu no Tsubasa.

Storyboarders

Us.gif 11t was the second person to be awarded the Elite Storyboarder forum title after his outstanding storyboard for EOS caught the attention of the staff. While the idea behind the storyboard was rather simple, the execution was really well done and the quality and effect was on par with an HD video.

Th.gif Cyril Scarlet, formerly known as S i R i R u, was a well regarded storyboarder and has created a fair few impressive storyboards. Some of his works include Koi Yomi Zakura, Only My Railgun and Black Lotus.

Fr.gif Damnae has created some really amazing storyboards using MoonShade's SGL tool for storyboard creation. He is also known for sharing the code used to make his storyboards so that other may learn from him. He was also the first person to be awarded the Elite Storyboarder forum title. His most famous Storyboards are to the Beatmaps Stigma and Far east nightbird (kors k Remix).

Us.gif K2J was a storyboarder in the early days known for both Mariko Nanba - Pirates' Island in Easy Series #2 and his most celebrated beatmap, The O.C. Supertones - I Can Be Your Friend. He wrote the storyboard by scripting himself based on his knowledge as a storyboarder.

Skinners

Us.gif LuigiHann was a progenitor in skinning, releasing several well-loved skins including two Elite Beat Agents skins (old/new) and the original Taiko skin. His dedication in skinning has earned himself a custom nickname, "Resident Skinner". He also did the Monthly Fanart Contest, attracting huge amount of original artworks being made for osu!.

Pl.gif MLGnom has made a lot of skins since joining osu! and is considered one of the fathers of the skinning community. While he doesn't make as many skins as he used to, he still puts time aside to share his skinning knowledge with those who need it.

Ph.gif OsuMe65 has spent years creating, refining and polishing his well loved NeOsu skins. His skills as a skinner have really taken him far with skins such as NeOsu 3 and NeOsu 5 being really well made skins that both look and play well.

Ca.gif Xiao is the most successful skinners to date producing numerous high quality skins such as Nexus and Xi-Style. His skins have been a inspiration to skinners for years, and encouraged users to try skinning for themselves.

Moderation

Us.gif Blazevoir has a huge track record of keeping the main #osu channel moderated at even the busiest hours of the day. She was also one of the first users to be given the "Community Contributor" profile badge.

Us.gif Derekku is one of the game's oldest Administrators and was chiefly responsible for managing the staff. He was also a long-standing member of the GMT and Support Team.

Au.gif Ephemeral was osu!'s first unified Community Manager and an infrequent contributor to osu!'s source code. He was primarily responsible for organizing the popular Monthly Beatmapping Contests and scouting out prospective talent amongst the community.

De.gif Loctav was osu!'s first Tournament Manager, and later became the second unified Community Manager. He was principally responsible for streamlining and vastly improving the process by which official tournaments were hosted, and subsequently offering improved support to other player-run tournaments within the community. Moreover he was the European BAT manager and manager of the Chart Assembly Team.

Development

Artists

Cn.gif Ballance was an osu!painter known for creating the old achievement graphics.

Us.gif Daru was an osu!painter known for the drawing official osu! art such as pippi images used both ingame and on the forums.

Us.gif RBRat3 was an osu!painter responsible for current cosmetic and design changes within the osu! community, plus a myriad of changes to the game client.

Us.gif Sarumaru was an artist known for creating and providing art for the original pippi.

Developers

Au.gif peppy is the online alias of Dean Herbert, creator and primary developer of the code and sprites that make osu! tick. In addition to being the project leader, he oversees the interface/skin design, the site design, and server maintenance.

Us.gif akrolsmir created and maintained the AIBAT tool. This tool is one of the most more popular 3rd party tools along side osu!record and osu!stats.

De.gif dukambe created the osu!Trainer tool that suggests beatmaps based on current player's skill.

Nz.gif Echo was one of the osu! developers present. He is attributed to the creation of BanchoBot under his former account name, Echo49. Among his many contributions to the osu! community are his IRC integration of the in-game chat and his general site maintenance.

No.gif MillhioreF is a "Pro Tester", known for his invaluable efforts on troubleshooting user issues and testing new features for issues. In the opposite side of the spectrum, he is a player well-known for his incredible skill at playing with Easy mod on TAG4/nigh-impossible beatmaps.

Ca.gif mm201 was an osu! developer and is also part of the osu! team. He was best known for his massive revision of the slider rendering method, which continues to be chief method used to this day. See also mm201's wiki userpage

De.gif MoonShade was the player behind the successful SGL tool for storyboard creation.

Us.gif nuudles was the primary creator of the first iPhone osu! application.

Pl.gif Piotrekol has created a huge assortment of 3rd party programs and tools such as osu!stats, osu!collections editor and osu!StreamCompanion.

De.gif Tom94 is a German player known for his creation of the osu!tp player ranking system. He later became an official osu!developer and ported his code across to the game client, resulting in ppv2 after collaboration with peppy. He was also responsible for completely overhauling the Star Rating system used to determine difficulty in-game, along with hundreds of unmarked and assorted code changes which greatly improved the client overall.

Cn.gif woc2006 was a Chinese osu! developer, chiefly responsible for creating the osu!mania gamemode as an ordinary community member by decompiling and modifying the game's source code. He later consolidated his work within the gamebase proper, and was responsible for essentially starting the osu!mania community as a whole.

Miscellaneous

Us.gif Cyclone was a very well known player back in 2008/2009. He has been apart of the BAT and GMT and was also behind the creation of the Ranking CHarts which debuted in October 2009. During his active days, he was #1 in standard and considered one of the most accurate players. He was also 1 of 3 people to be inducted into the osu! hall of fame.

Us.gif DeathxShinigami for many years uploaded beatmap packs for all ranked and approved maps. He also created special beatmap packs for Ranking Charts, certain themes or just packs for a particular artist.

Pl.gif Maxorq, more well known as Hatsuney, is the sole developer of the Mikuia Bot used by most osu! twitch streamers. The Mikuia Bot allows users in twitch chat to request songs to the streamer and have them notified in-game, the bot also displays the amount of pp gained/lost after finishing a song.

Us.gif Ivalset was responsible for creating the BAT and was the first BAT manager. Some older players may know him for the notorious James Training pack.

Us.gif jjrocks was the manager and founder of the original osu!Monthly which attracted and entertained a large portion of the community.

Us.gif ztrot is the founder and chief contributor to the osu!academy, and also one of the scarce few members to attain more than 100 ranked maps. He was also one of the staff members responsible for managing the MAT during its early phases. His experimentation with various storyboarding styles prompted several other mappers to adopt the format in their beatmaps, and is thus considered one of the earliest storyboarders.