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↱ Notable people

This is a compilation of various personalities of note from the osu!community, both current and retired.



osu! Standard

Ca.gif Azer (AzerFrost) known for adept use of +HDHR on beatmaps such as Our Stolen Theory - United (L.A.O.S Remix) [Infinity], FujuniseikouyuuP - FREEDMAN [FREEDOM], and Yooh - snow storm -euphoria- [EUPHORIC] (on which he achieved the first +HDHR FC). Capable in many playstyles, notably Dual Mouse (also called "Tobe Mouse").

Us.gif Axarious was a long standing #1 US player, widely known for his unmatchable versatility when it comes to aiming and remarkable consistency. Initially gaining attention only in the US community through his high combo on FREEDOM DiVE, he quickly rocketed through the rankings and gained worldwide attention with scores like an HDHRDT FC on Kuchizuke Diamond and the first DT FC on pensamento tipico de esquerda caviar.

Kr.gif Cookiezi is universally considered one of the most talented (and popular) osu!standard players of all time, boasting nearly unrivaled accuracy and stamina in many of the game's hardest maps. Recently returned from a long, unfortunate hiatus, he has quickly surged through the scoreboards to reclaim his place in the top 3 leaderboards, and looks slated to continue his rise all the way to the top. Regularly livestreaming his attempts on his twitch.tv channel under the alias shigetora. He is also the first person ever that has achieved a 700pp score on standard game mode. Some of his 700pp plays include xi - Blue Zenith +HR and xi - FREEDOM DiVE +HR.

De.gif cptnXn was once the highest-ranked mouse player and on August 2014, one of the greatest streamers in osu!. His notable achievements are: xi - FREEDOM DiVE [FOUR DIMENSIONS], and A*Teens - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! +DTHD.

Gb.gif Doomsday is known as a versatile player on any types of beatmaps and notably as a professional mouse player since 2010, even achieving #1 in the score leaderboard in 2010. His notable achievements are: UNDEAD CORPORATION - Everything will freeze, and xi - Blue Zenith.

Nl.gif HappyStick is widely known for his Twitch Livestreams, in which he has attracted many new players to the osu!community. Others may know HappyStick from his Jomekka - Eighto play, achieving an S rank on the incredibly difficult map with 99.5% accuracy.

Tw.gif hvick225 (SnowWhite) is renowned for being the best and most consistent HDDT player in the osu! standard mode. He is the first player to ever achieve two top ranks worth over 500pp and 600pp and was also the first person to reach 10,000pp in osu! standard mode and 12,000pp in any game mode. Despite HDDT being his forte, hvick225 has also displayed outstanding performance in Mizuki Nana - VIRGIN CODE and Doma Umaru [CV.Tanaka Aimi] - Kakushinteki*Metamaruphose! +HDHR that rivals other top players.

Ru.gif _index is a notable top-tier player for consistency (incredibly low unstable rate and skill at spaced streams) on the hardest beatmaps, such as The Big Black and Can't Defeat Airman with +HR. His most famous scores is his 98.14% accuracy FC on DragonForce - The Last Journey Home, which is the first score to be rated over 600pp.

Fr.gif Kynan is known for capability in reading high approach rates (especially AR10.3, achievable only by +DT) on beatmaps such as Rungran - d.m.c and Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas - Chase the Light! (TV Size).

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

Jp.gif oxycodone (yamemasita) is known for extreme high-speed plays (sometimes over 300BPM) and using 'Tap X' (alternate tablet/keyboard streaming) playstyle. Some of his most notable scores are AKINO from bless4 - MIIRO [No Dap's Extra], and supercell - The Bravery (TV Edit) [Magi].

Jp.gif PeaChick is widely known for using a special play style (alternating mouse/keyboard streaming) and adaptability in most mods. One of his most famous score would be SSH on Shihori - Magic Girl !! +HDDT.

Pl.gif Rafis is notable for stability (L.E.D.-G - SOUND OF GIALLARHORN +HDHR, Unstable Rate: 83.48) and to top-tier ranking in approximately two years. As of November 2015, he achieved rank 1.

Kr.gif Reimu-Desu, known to some as simply "Reimu", specialized in high-BPM beatmaps with +DT mod (daniwellP - Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya!, A*Teens - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (Nightcore Mix)) and achieved #1 rank in ppv1 prior to being banned.

Jp.gif rrtyui was a legendary competitive player, versatile in any beatmaps with variety of mods, and notable for providing challenges for other players to break. While it doesn't appear in his Best Performances, one of his most impressive replay is an SS on The Big Black, with over 2,700 plays put into that beatmap alone.

Us.gif SapphireGhost is known as an exceptional player, mapper (two approved beatmaps), modder, Ranking chart(June 2012 - March 2013) setter, multiple Charts Champion winner, and a former BAT. As a player, he has a special playstyle in which he uses the combination of a tabletPC and a keyboard, a specialty in +HD mod (t+pazolite feat. Rizna - Distorted Lovesong, and bibuko - Reizouko Mitara Pudding ga Nai), and zero(0) A ranks. Autobiography can be found in his userpage.

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 (dragonhuman) is one of the few players managed to achieve rank #1 in terms of pp, in half the timespan (3 years rather than 6). He is also known for his +DT plays on maps such as Yousei Teikoku - Wahrheit and Saiya - Remote Control.

Jp.gif SiLviA was considered one of the best mouse players since 2011, even achieving global rank #2 for a time. He was 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.

Fi.gif thelewa has been considered one of the best players in the game in terms of accuracy for osu!standard. He was well known for his amazing score on the map Team Nekokan - Can't Defeat Airman with only 1 katu. He was also exceptionally good with the mods +HDHR, with Demetori - Kanjou no Matenrou ~ World's End +HDHR demonstrated his incredible and consistent accuracy.

Pl.gif WubWoofWolf (White Wolf) is known for getting the most #1 ranks in osu! history, until he was beaten by Haxwell, by playing all the hardest hard/insane difficulties and having exceptional skill with ancient beatmaps that use an aged mapping style, and has achieved one of the lowest Unstable Rates ever recorded, which was a legendary 53.52 on bj.HaLo - Ende. Some of his greatest replays include Lily - Scarlet Rose +HDHR, getting only 6 100's, FC on RYO - Shuffle Heaven +HDHR, as well as his some of his older replays set back in 2010 such as IOSYS - Kanbu de Todomatte Sugu Tokeru ~ Kyouki no Udongein. He was a former #1 player in the ranked score ranking for a long time.


Kr.gif lepidopodus was a well respected leader within the Taiko community. He was one of the few who helped manage the community and push the game mode forward. He introduced first ever Taiko World Cup back in 2011 alongside wmfchris, and was the forerunner of Taiko mapping scene and setting the standard for Taiko beatmaps.

De.gif OnosakiHito was one of the users who helped pushing the taiko community forward and later became the first Taiko BAT alongside 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 (TKSalt) was a no-hitsound player with plenty of S and SS, presumably all of them coming from Taiko-only beatmaps. He loathes the mod +FL and commonly uses +HD and +DT mods. He was a TaikoBAT who has created many but incomplete/unranked Taiko beatmaps. One of his most well-known beatmaps is Quo Vadis.

Catch the Beat

Kr.gif ExGon was the closest CtB player you can get to auto mode, with a breathtaking 99.95% accuracy, and nearly 1,000pp ahead of #2. On Team Nekokan - Can't Defeat Airman, he achieved an SS ranking with +HR, which demonstrates his incredible collection skills. He was the first person to reach 10,000pp and 11,000pp in any game mode.

Kr.gif Spectator (Stpl) was a CtB player known as a good player and one of the best CtB mappers ever. He was also famous for achieving one of the highest recorded pp score in CtB, with 895pp on Halozy - Genryuu Kaiko +HDHR.

Cn.gif Dusk was one of the greatest CtB players in osu!. He was famous for 831pp play on void feat. Komatsuna - Akatsuki no Tsuki +NC. Apart of +DT, he was also proficient in all other mods like +FL (kors k - smooooch). Holder of the title of "Charts Legend".


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

No.gif Staiain is a StepMania player, and is widely considered to be the fastest 4K player. While his 7K skills are a bit lacking, his ability to use +DT on the hardest charts available amazes the osu!mania community. Staiain has been a huge inspiration to players, always showing them how to enjoy the game more.



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

Hk.gif Skystar, also known as Amamiya Yuko, is a very well known mapper, he gained some reputation from Function Phantom - Neuronecia and his Rita - Dream Walker maps.

Br.gif Blue Dragon is known for some of his difficult maps, such as The Big Black and Can't Defeat Airman. While Blue Dragon is more well known for his insanely hard maps, he's more often found mapping slower songs such as Kiss From a Rose or Amazing Horse.

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 purposes. 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 as it 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.


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.


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 skinner 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.


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 Fanart Contest 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.



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.

My.gif flyte was a (secret) osu!designer known for osu!next.

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.


Au.gif peppy (commonly stylized as ppy) 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.

Us.gif Ameo (Ameobea) created and maintained a statistical database server based on osu! API called osu!track.

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.

Ru.gif Kert created osu!Skills, which subjectively check performance by beatmap played. Co-developed with Us.gif abraker and Ca.gif Full Tablet.

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.

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.

Mobile platform

Cn.gif cxy783670568 was the primary creator of osu!wp for Windows Phone.

Au.gif eprendre was the creator of osu!MapDownloader for osu!droid using bloodcat's website as download source.

Us.gif euphyy was the primary creator of opsu!, a Standard gamemode clone, written in Java (the programing language).

Gb.gif Guy-kun was the primary creator of T-Aiko, a Taiko gamemode clone, for Android.

Us.gif Keripo was the sole creator of Beats for Android.

De.gif neico was the developer for current osu!droid beta build after Pesets' disappearance.

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

Ru.gif Pesets was the primary creator of osu!droid for Android.


No.gif cYsmix was an osu!musician known for composing and allowing originals/remixes (such as Tear Rain) to be used for beatmapping.

Compositions made specifically for osu! can be found in: Official Songs.

Au.gif nekodex was an osu!musician known for composing the tune for everything osu!.

Composition for osu! can be found in: osu!music.


Kr.gif BloodCat2789 was responsible for maintaining a mirror website with backward-compatibility to osu!droid and T-Aiko.

Us.gif Cyclone was a very well known player back in 2008/2009. He has been a part 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.

Gb.gif Darkimmortal was an osu!contributor for "osu!replay upload server"; responsible for osu!record uploading service to YouTube using a simple .osr file. The forum page can be found here.

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 Hatsu, more well known as Hatsuney (formerly as Maxorq), 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. The code for this bot can be found at GitHub.

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.

Ca.gif Tasha is the former editor and publisher of osu!weekly, a news source for tournaments, announcements, and community projects in osu!.

Us.gif thnikk is responsible for building and selling the osu!keypad, a keypad with 2 mechanical switches, before the osu!keyboard became available in the osu!store. This keypad is intended to provide a cheap solution to mechanical keys for playing osu!standard mode, due to the high cost of full sized mechanical keyboards. You can purchase them here.

De.gif Tillerino is the sole developer of Tillerino Bot that is widely used among the community as a useful tool which recommends maps around a player's skill level (based from their top ranks) to gain Performance Points. The code can be found at GitHub.

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.

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External ports » osu!stream osu!droid opsu! osu!wp T-Aiko Beats
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World of osu!
Miscellaneous » Mascots osu!academy osu!talk
Beatmap Editor Compose / Design (Scripting) / Timing / Song Setup

Beatmapping Beat Snap Divisor / Distance Snap Custom Sample Overrides Kiai Time Mapping Techniques Skinning Skin.ini Storyboarding

Online Editing
and Ranking
Beatmap forum Submission Beatmap Approval (How to Get Your Map Ranked) Modding (Getting Your Map Modded) Music Theory Audio Editing Kudosu / Star Priority
People The Team Administrators/Global Moderation Team Quality Assurance Team Beatmap Nomination Group Language Moderators osu! Alumni Support Team Community Contributors List of notable people