Mariano Arruda, better known by his Rocket League nickname SquishyMuffinz, or simply Squishy, is a Canadian-born professional Rocket League player. One of the well known veterans in professional Rocket League as well as a very popular content creator, Squishy was born on November 29, 2000, and we're going to take a deep dive into his Rocket League settings and bio.
Every Rocket League player knows how important camera settings in this soccer game are. People have always tried to find the perfect camera settings to use, but ultimately, it's up to every player to choose their preferences. So, here are Squishy's camera settings, which are interestingly quite similar to his teammate GarrettG's. Perhaps there's something there.
|FOV (Field of View)
Many players like to change up their controls and deadzone settings instead of sticking to the Rocket League's default ones, and Squishy is one of those players. You can find Squishy's control settings in the table below.
|Keyboard Input Acceleration Time
|Keyboard Aerial Safety
Squishy prefers to use a Sony Dualshock 4 controller when playing, similar to the most recent addition to the North American region from England, Apparently Jack. Let's look at what binds Squishy uses.
|Air Roll Left
|Air Roll Right
Who Is SquishyMuffinz in Rocket League Esports
Squishy is an active professional Rocket League player from the North American region. He was born in Canada and began his Rocket League career in 2016.
He started his career in Chronix, a team which he himself formed together with his countryman Lethamyr in August, 2016, but the team disbanded after less than 2 weeks. After changing a few teams, Squishy signed up for Cloud9 in July, 2017, a team that then comprised of himself, Torment and Gimmick. This roster went on to play together for a good 3 years together, and even managed to win the World Championship in RLCS Season 6 - Finals in 2018, beating Dignitas 4:1.
Eventually however, Cloud9 disbanded their Rocket League team in June, 2020, and all the players on the roster were transferred. Torment and Gimmick, alongside their coach Fireburner went to Rat Enterprises which was later acquired by Version1, while Squishy was transferred to NRG.
Throughout his time spent at NRG so far, Squishy has had a plethora of successes alongside his teammates GarrettG and JSTN. He has helped NRG win plenty of tournaments, including RLCS Season X - North American Championship, RLCS Season X - Spring: NA Major, and RLCS Season X - Winter: NA Major, all in 2021. However, since the beginning of 2023, NRG have struggled to repeat their peak year of 2021, and while they are definitely still competitive and a threat to be taken seriously, they are not nearly as dominant as they used to be. The most recent change in the roster, releasing their coach Sizz in October, 2023 and brining on a new coach EPICJohnny, has yet to prove the correct move.
While Squishy has failed to reach the finals in a Major tournament since the beginning of 2023, he has remained a very consistent players on the NRG roster, and has managed to qualify for and achieve respectable success in the majority of big tournaments in recent times. Additionally, Squishy is one of the biggest and most veteran content creators in Rocket League, which makes him all the more valuable to NRG.
Does Squishy Still Play Rocket League?
Absolutely, yes. Squishy is a pro Rocket League player on the NRG roster.
When Did Squishy Win RLCS?
Yes, Squishy won RLCS Season 6, in 2018.
How Much Has Squishy Muffinz Made in Rocket League?
You may refer to the table below to see Squishy's official tournament earnings as a professional Rocket League player. Keep in mind that this is of course subject to change, and of course, it only takes into account his tournaments earnings, and not his earnings from partnerships, sponsorships, Youtube and Twitch. In fact, due to Squishy's popularity on Youtube, it is estimated that he has made over a million dollars overall.
|$ 66 500
|$ 143 433
|$ 62 364
|$ 55 020
|$ 115 943
|$ 29 375
To save you the trouble of doing math, his total official earnings from Rocket League tournaments tally to around half a million dollars.
How Old Is Squishy?
Squishy was born on November 29, 2000, so at the time of this writing he is currently 21 years old, though he will be 22 by the end of 2023.
Squishy Fan Facts and Bio
- Squishy's original dream was actually to become a professional soccer player. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with asthma in his early days, which prevented him from running for a long time and playing traditional sports competitively
- He was one of the first players ever to start playing Rocket League. In fact, he played the game while it was still in early access in 2015, and he started uploading videos of Rocket League gameplay on his YT channel less than a month after the game was released
- According to Squishy, the reason he developed such strong mechanics in Rocket League was because his Internet was really bad, and as a result he was only grinding Free Play for the first few months of his Rocket League gameplay
- Squishy actually hates muffins, as he has repeatedly called them "dry cup cakes"
Squishy's Impact on Rocket League
It is not an understatement to say that Squishy is literally as old as Rocket League, meaning that as soon as Rocket League was released, Squishy was playing it, and within 2 months uploading content about it. As such, he has definitely become a staple in the Rocket League community. Arguably, he and Kronovi are what would be considered poster boys for Rocket League.
While Squishy isn't the most mechanical player in the world at this point (although he is still very good), he was the first to discover as well as introduce highly mechanical plays in the game. Many mechanical beasts today actually owe a lot of their skills to Squishy, as he was the first person to push the limits of what's possible and what's doable in Rocket League.
He became famous in RLCS Season 4 North American Regionals for his ceiling shot goal. While this kind of shot is now considered "decently mechanical", at that time it was unheard of.